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DEEP euthanizes two bears at Sessions Woods in Burlington

The bear that exhibited bold and aggressive behavior toward a hiker at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington last Friday was euthanized on Wednesday, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced.

Most Stonington high students opted out of new assessment exam

More than 7 out of 10 Stonington High School juniors this past May opted out of taking the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, which were being used for the first time to officially measure student achievement.

A walk in the park

People enjoy a cool breeze off of Long Island Sound as they wander the gardens at Harkness Memorial State Park on a hot a hazy day, Tuesday.

Chelsea Gardens lawsuit will proceed to hearing

A court hearing is expected to be scheduled for next week in New London Superior court in the dispute over the Chelsea Gardens botanical gardens project, according to the attorney for the neighbor who filed suit in an attempt to stop the project.

School bus problems in Norwich getting attention

The typical school bus issues that occur at the start of a school year – late buses, confused students and new drivers, deliveries to the wrong school – have been compounded in Norwich this year by major changes to the school system...

A light lunch

A red tailed hawk lands atop a utility pole with a snack caught in a grassy area off Rt. 1 near Grassy Hill Rd. in Old Lyme, Tuesday.

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Danielson attorney gets suspended sentence, probation for her role in attack on ex-boyfriend

A Danielson attorney received a fully suspended prison sentence and three years of probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to driving her ex-husband to a Killingly home where he attacked her ex-boyfriend on June 10, 2014.

Teen arraigned in connection with gang-related shooting in Norwich

A 17-year-old from Uncasville who is accused in the gang-related drive-by shooting of a woman on Central Avenue in Norwich on July 21 made his first appearance Wednesday in the New London court where major crimes are tried.

Oakdale Elementary temporarily evacuated after report of gas leak

Students at the Oakdale Elementary School briefly were evacuated from the school after there was a report of a gas leak in the building.

UPDATED: Route 161 reopens after crash in East Lyme

Route 161 in East Lyme was closed in both directions at Old Society Road for more than two hours following a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

State police arrest three, seize large number of marijuana plants in Lyme

State police said they confiscated more than 100 marijuana plants from a home in Lyme on Monday and arrested three people on cultivation charges.

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