State ready to keep tabs on mosquitos that could carry Zika virus

Connecticut’s mosquito testing program will be alert for species of the insect that could carry the Zika virus, the infection spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean and suspected of causing a cluster of cases of...

Meteorologist: Snowstorm will hit southeastern Connecticut hardest

Monday's snowstorm, not expected to taper off until after 4 p.m., will hit southeastern Connecticut harder than any other part of the state, a meteorologist said Monday morning.

New London case challenges state election law

A superior court judge, in a preliminary ruling on Monday, rejected a motion to dismiss a case that challenges the constitutionality of state election law and could lead to a primary election for Democrats in the city’s second voting district.

Car crashes into house in Stonington Borough

A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after police and fire officials say she crashed into a parked car and then a stone house adjacent to St. Mary Church in the borough.

Fire displaces North Stonington family

A chimney fire in a Norwich-Westerly Road home Wednesday night displaced four people and caused moderate damage to the home, a fire official said Thursday.

Task force arrests Norwich man on heroin, crack charges

An investigation into heroin sales in southeastern Connecticut by the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force led to the arrest of a Norwich man this week on multiple drug-related charges.

Police: Man driving stolen car charged with marijuana possession

A man who abandoned a stolen car when it became disabled on Route 2 was charged after officers found more than an ounce of marijuana in his possession, according to Norwich police.

DEEP testing fox for rabies after it came into contact with Ledyard resident

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is testing a fox for rabies after it charged and came into contact Monday night with the homeowner of 207 Avery Hill Road.

MILITARY/DEFENSE

Advisory panel begins imagining stories, visitor experience of future Coast Guard Museum

An advisory panel has begun preliminary discussions into the stories that should be told and the experience it wants visitors to have at the National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

New CGA superintendent focused on leadership development, increasing size of the corps

Eight months into the top post at the Coast Guard Academy, Rear Adm. James Rendon is working to increase the size of the corps of cadets from 886 to 1,000, after recently receiving a memo from Coast Guard Headquarters to do so.

Submarine Learning Center honored for training excellence

Groton — The Submarine Learning Center was honored Feb. 1 with the receipt of four 2015 Training Excellence Awards from the Naval Education and Training Command. The annual awards spotlight the continuity of quality and intensity of...

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STATE

Trying for a breath of fresh air in treating asthma

Asthma strikes Connecticut residents at higher rates than residents of the nation overall, affecting 11.3 percent of children and 9.2 percent of adults in the state. It led to nearly 1,000 hospitalizations among children and more than 3,100 among...

New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east

Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the East Coast

Tribes to begin narrowing field of proposed casino sites

Leaders of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes announced Monday they expect to soon narrow the number of Hartford-area municipalities being considered to host a casino.

NATION/WORLD

Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

A Somalia government spokesman says that CCTV video footage at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint