Cecil to serve 58 years for murdering young mother in front of her children

The man convicted of shooting blindly through a door while trying to collect a drug debt, killing young mother Jaclyn Wirth in front of her children on Dec.14, 2011, was sentenced to 58 years in prison Friday.

'Incorrigible fraudster' to serve 9 years for housing scam, tax evasion

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea sentenced con man Timothy W. Burke to 9 years in prison Friday, saying the scheme in which Burke took in millions at the expense of financially troubled homeowners was one of the most serious white-collar crimes...

Groton police cancel Silver Alert

Police have canceled a Silver Alert issued Friday for 15-year-old Ariana Orkney.

Accident injures motorcyclist in Stonington

A collision shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Taugwonk Road and Route 184 closed part of that intersection.

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Connecticut Democrats need a reboot

State Democrats might be expected to do well, in the time of Trump, but voters next election will...

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Hewson retires after 39 years at Mystic Seaport

Dana Hewson, who oversees the musuem's vast boat collection, and helped oversee the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, Roann and other vessels, retired Friday after 39 years.

East Windsor residents shoot down casino-blocking ordinance

East Windsor residents showed they support the casino proposed for their town, voting late Thursday night to reject a proposed ordinance that was designed to derail the project.

Coast Guard commemorates its first African-American commissioned officer

On April 14, 1943, Joseph Charles Jenkins completed his training at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London and received his officer’s commission to become the first officially recognized African-American officer in the country’s...

Stonington releases operations report

The town released the $15,000 report it commissioned to analyze its operations on Friday and it shows that while there are improvements to be made, the town is being managed well.

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Former Connecticut Sen. Dodd to leave movie industry lobbying group

Christopher Dodd will step down as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America after six years as the head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, according to two people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to...

Cable news channel sorry for racially insensitive graphic

New England Cable News has apologized for accompanying a story on police stops of minorities with a graphic that included the term "colored people."

Boy turns in $2,000 he found, gets Outstanding Citizen Award

A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy has received an "Outstanding Citizen Award" for turning in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant employee

Hartford police: 4 wounded when gunfire erupts during argument

Hartford police say four people were wounded, one critically, after gunfire erupted in broad daylight on a city street