Groton-Mystic girls lacrosse wins Nutmeg Games

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The Groton-Mystic U14 girls’ lacrosse team won the gold medal at the state Nutmeg games this year.

New London school district braces for state cuts, hopes for best

Budget uncertainty has the school district contemplating the loss of 21 positions in the schools to make up for the potential loss of $2 million in state funding.

Stonington leaders criticize Malloy request for details on town's surplus

Angry First Selectman Rob Simmons criticized Gov. Dannel Malloy on Wednesday for asking the town to report how much money it has in its undesignated fund balance while Malloy looks to cut all of the town’s $1.6 million in state education aid.

Woman in car shot at in Ledyard: Bullets came 'out of nowhere'

In the morning light, Ledyard police on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, retraced their footsteps at the scene of a Tuesday night shooting at Shewville Road and Coachman Pike. (Lindsay Boyle/The Day)

When shots rang out Tuesday night near Shewville Road and Coachman Pike, it was a vehicle carrying three cousins that got hit, according to one of the cousins who was in the car.

Firefighters free man pinned by printing press in New London

Firefighters used an inflatable airbag to free a man who was pinned inside a shipping container by a printing press at the loading dock of The Day on Wednesday.

Norwich police issue Silver Alert for missing child

Police on Wednesday issued a Silver Alert for a missing 13-year-old girl from Norwich

Crash causes backup on Gold Star Bridge in New London

Two lanes of Interstate 95 south were closed Wednesday morning as crews worked to clear a two-car wreck, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Route 97 reopens in Norwich after two-car collision

A two-car collision closed both directions of state Route 97 at Lilly Bridge Road Wednesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Congressional hearing on Navy accidents to be held

Following several U.S. Navy accidents, two of which killed sailors at sea, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Wednesday that a congressional hearing will be held to examine the issue when Congress reconvenes in September.

Navy orders operational pause in wake of Pacific accidents

The damaged port aft hull of the USS John S. McCain is visible while docked at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause of the Navy's 277 ships, including Groton-based submarines, following a collision between the Navy destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause of the Navy's 277 ships, including Groton-based submarines, following a collision between the Navy destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore.

Preston VFW to host fundraiser to benefit Cape Verdean Veterans Memorial Project

Cmdr. George Baldwin and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9452 have donated the use of their facilities to host The Cape Verdean Veterans Memorial Project Fundraiser. Tickets are $30 per person.

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House Democrats offer modest town aid shift in new budget

Majority House Democrats unveiled a new budget Wednesday that matches the town aid proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy while redistributing education funds more modestly from wealthy and middle-income towns and into poorer communities.

Justice is kind, and viral: Folksy judge, 80, becomes a star

In this Aug. 10, 2017 photo, Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio sits on the bench in Providence, Rhode Island. The 80-year-old judge has been winning hearts and clicks on Facebook with a mix of compassion and humor from his courtroom in Providence, Rhode Island. Videos featuring Caprio have now reached hundreds of millions of views. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Internet videos featuring a kind-hearted Rhode Island judge have reached hundreds of millions of views

9 Northeast states agree to further power plant carbon cuts

Nine Mid-Atlantic and New England states have agreed to update their regional environmental pact to further reduce power plant carbon emissions to fight global climate change

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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