Reid & Hughes agreement to go to Norwich council on Monday

The exterior of the Reid and Hughes Building in Norwich is seen Oct. 13, 2016. (Tim Martin/The Day)

A proposed development agreement between the city and the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development will be presented to the City Council on Monday. The deal calls for the developer to stabilize the Reid & Hughes Building over the...

Mims returns to court quickly with claim of illegal sentence

Three weeks after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for kidnapping and assaulting the mother of his child in April 2016 in Ledyard, Christopher R. Mims was back in front of a New London Superior Court judge Thursday with a claim that the...

Autonomous helicopter returns to National Aviation Day event

Sikorsky’s Autonomy Research Aircraft, a helicopter known as SARA that was a draw at last year’s National Aviation Day Open House and Tour, will make an appearance at the event again this year.

LOCAL

Aquarium to perform necropsy on whale found in R.I.

Animal rescue staff at Mystic Aquarium soon will be starting a necropsy — a medical examination of a dead animal — on a minke whale found in the waters around Point Judith.

West Nile detected in North Stonington

No human or horse cases have been reported with illnesses associated with the virus in Connecticut this season. There have been 131 human cases of West Nile virus-related illness, including three fatalities, diagnosed in Connecticut residents since...

Furry friends welcome at yoga fundraiser

While goat yoga classes are sprouting up around the country, Meghan Smith is inviting yogis not to do their practice with the farm animal, but to bring their own furry friends.

New London man charged with murder of tribal cousin

A 30-year-old New London man, accused of fatally shooting his cousin Ralph Sebastian Sidberry on April 12 in North Stonington, was arrested in Waynesville, Mo., last month and is being held as a fugitive from justice.

Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y., later in the day.

Iced tea bottle helps Norwich police solve 2016 burglary

A discarded iced tea bottle helped police solve a summer 2016 burglary in which more than $5,000 was stolen from two city companies, according to police.

STATE

Sales tax hike seems an 'inevitability,' but questions remain

Connecticut’s top state senator said Wednesday he believes moderate Democrats are “growing increasingly comfortable” with a sales tax increase that could ease pressure to slash municipal aid and help break an impasse that has...

New York files lawsuit opposing dredge dumping in L.I. Sound

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing a plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into the Long Island Sound

Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school massacre are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock their classroom doors

R.I. officials review proposal to ban trucks from state roads

Rhode Island transportation officials are considering a proposal barring tractor-trailers from driving many of the state roads that allow them to avoid tolls

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NATION/WORLD

Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death