Norwich State Hospital walls come tumbling down in Preston


An excavator moves rubble Friday as crews with Manafort Brothers demolish the Kettle Building at the former Norwich State Hospital property in Preston.

Sex trafficking: It can happen here

An expert on human trafficking says the reality is that it does happen in Connecticut, and urged those who work with the most vulnerable to be aware of the signs and know how to respond to victims.

City of New London lifts parking ban 1:45 p.m. Saturday

The City of New London modified its winter parking restrictions Saturday afternoon. As of 1:45 p.m. today, the parking ban restrictions are no longer in effect.

EMTs learning to use Narcan as state heroin overdoses increase

Hundreds of emergency medical technicians from fire and ambulance services across eastern Connecticut are now being trained in the use of Narcan, a drug designed to pull people from the brink of death from a heroin or other opioid overdose.

Norwich man charged with assault on police for spitting in faces of officers

A man spat in the faces of two police officers Friday morning while being arrested, adding two counts of assault on a police officer to his charges.

UPDATED: Suspect wanted for murder apprehended in bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino

On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Worker killed in accident at Middletown steel factory

A worker has died in an accident at a steel processing plant in Middletown.

Proposed legislation targets fire district elections

State Rep. John Scott has introduced a bill that would change the way boards of fire districts are elected.

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USS California welcomed home after maiden deployment

“The last hour seemed as long as the whole deployment,” smiled Andrew Dye, the Electronics Technician Third Class who had the honor of being the first submariner to go ashore on a frigid afternoon peppered with relentless and...

Coast Guard Academy’s dean of humanities leaving

Capt. Glenn Sulmasy, who heads the humanities department at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will leave his post this spring to become Bryant University’s first provost and chief academic officer. Sulmasy was selected after a nationwide search.

State lawmakers discussing ways to help veterans

The state’s veterans could receive a number of tax reliefs under a host of bills proposed by state legislators this session.

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Connecticut sees population decline for first time since 2008

Connecticut's population decreased slightly from July 2013 to July 2014 as about 26,000 more people moved out than moved in, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The overall population dropped 2,664 people during that period.

Connecticut governor announces $31.5M in budget cuts

Cuts announced Friday afternoon follow $54.6 million in cuts ordered by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November to address a projected deficit of more than $120 million.