New program to offer money help, emergency financial assistance to vets

In Norwich, a new program at Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut will offer financial management training and emergency financial assistance to veterans.

Coast Guard Academy aims to cut its energy use in half

Dave Piermattei, Boiler Plant Work Leader at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, makes the hourly rounds to check the systems at the academy's boiler plant Monday, November 20, 2017. Replacing the boiler is among a number of energy efficiency efforts planned to reduce overall energy consumption by 48%. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Coast Guard Academy is kicking off the largest energy savings project in the history of the Department of Homeland Security, designed to reduce the 85-year-old campus' energy consumption by 48 percent.

State restores funding for military funeral honors

Funding for the Honor Guard detail that performs the three-volley salute at military funerals was restored under the state budget signed by Governor Malloy on Oct. 31.

More subs if Trump signs $700B defense bill, but funding uncertain

The hull of the Virginia-class attack submarine South Dakota (SSN 790) under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton on Nov. 17, 2016. A $700 billion defense bill that includes funding for several submarine programs has passed both the House and Senate and awaits President Donald Trump's signature.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Awaiting President Donald Trump's signature is a bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military, including billions for Connecticut's submarine industrial base and more attack subs.

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Sholarn Jones of Uncasville practices yoga stretching techniques while enjoying the sunshine and mild temperatures  Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in the Alewife Cove section of Ocean Beach Park in New London. She is with her sister Holly Lauver, left, also of Uncasville. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Sholarn Jones of Uncasville practices yoga stretching techniques while enjoying the sunshine and mild temperatures Friday in the Alewife Cove section of Ocean Beach Park in New London.

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Fireman Passero, New London's cat-rescue mayor

After some intervention, the city rescues a cat from a tree, despite a policy against it.

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Waterford man arrested for touching himself inappropriately in public

A Waterford man was charged with breach of peace after he was observed touching himself inappropriately in his vehicle in the Village Market parking lot, police said.

Groton police issue Silver Alert for 'endangered runaway'

Police issued late Tuesday night a Silver Alert for a 15-year-old boy who they said is an endangered runaway.

Police: Two arrested in New London after drugs, stun guns found

Two New London residents were arrested on drug and other charges Tuesday after police found cocaine, heroin and stun guns at a residence on Moore Avenue, according to a police department news release.

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In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of Olaf, from the animated film,

Security for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature trucks filled with sand, concrete barriers and scores of police officers

3-year-old killed, 4 others injured in crashes after pursuit

Waterbury police investigate a car crash on South Main Street at East Liberty Street in Waterbury, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring three other people on the sidewalk. (Jim Shannon/Republican-American via AP)

Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring a 1-year-old and two adults on the sidewalk