Faithful line up for Ash Wednesday ritual


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian church.

East Lyme students learn to tell stories through film

The iMovie Makers Project, funded by a grant, offered group workshops for East Lyme Middle School students to create short films or book trailers on iPads.

Winter cookout

Charles Strutt and his wife Judy prepare fresh grilled cheeseburgers forthe teachers at St.Bernard High School for Teacher Appreciation Day at theschool in Uncasville, on Tuesday. The Strutt's volunteered for grill

Two suffer minor injuries in partial ceiling collapse in New London apartment

Two tenants of an apartment on Franklin Street were taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Ledyard man indicted on sexual abuse charges

The man was charged in Colorado after he corresponded with an undercover officer and drove to meet minor girls for sexual activity, the U.S. Attorney's office in Colorado said.

Barn on North Road in Groton catches fire, collapses

No injuries were reported and no animals were in the barn, which was once part of a family farm owned by the Ackleys.

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.

MILITARY/DEFENSE

Coast Guard Academy investigating third-class cadets for alleged cheating

The Coast Guard Academy is investigating a group of third-class cadets for allegedly cheating on online quizzes, which would be a violation of the academy's Honor Concept.

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.

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STATE

Third man charged in Hartford sex trafficking case

A third man has been charged in connection with a sex trafficking investigation involving an 18-year-old woman who was held against her will, physically abused and forced into prostitution

Lawmakers mull changes at Connecticut DMV to improve service

Lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are looking at ways to improve service at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles following a year of backlogs and long lines stemming from a computer overhaul

Connecticut trooper dies in Texas hunting accident

Connecticut state police say a trooper has died after being shot during a hunting trip in Texas

NATION/WORLD

Adnan Syed prosecutor rejects 'Serial' podcast, saying, 'He did it.'

A defense attorney says "we proved our case" that Adnan Syed deserves a retrial because his lawyers failed to call a key alibi witness and because prosecutors presented misleading cell tower data at trial 15 years ago

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