Bull evades capture after escaping Massachusetts auction

A bull that escaped from a livestock auction in Massachusetts has evaded capture for more than a day as police and farmers conduct a multi-town search

House Democrats eye week of Sept. 11 for state budget vote

After missing numerous deadlines, legislators are now targeting the week of Sept. 11 for a possible vote to end the months-long state budget stalemate.

Plaques honoring Lee removed; governor wants streets renamed

Plaques honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee have been removed from a church property in Brooklyn

Black fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honor

An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted him for racial insensitivity

Youngest victim of marathon bombing has park named after him

This undated file photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. Martin was 8 years old when he was killed by the second of two bombs that exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. An official groundbreaking for a park named in honor of the young bombing victim, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Boston. (Bill Richard via AP, File)

The youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing has been honored during a ceremony to break ground on a park to be built in his memory

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Massachusetts had 65,000 non-fatal opioid overdoses over 15 years

Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during that period topping 65,000

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died

50 cent tax hike on cigarettes takes effect in Rhode Island

The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Rhode Island is now 50 cents higher

Teen accused of vandalizing Holocaust memorial in Boston arraigned

A passerby, left, and a law enforcement official, right, stand near broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Boston. Police say a person is in custody for allegedly vandalizing the memorial. It's the second time the memorial has been damaged this summer. Police say the suspect smashed a glass panel Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A 17-year-old boy accused of vandalizing the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been arraigned and released on his own recognizance

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threaten its survival

In this April 10, 2008, file photo, a North Atlantic right whale breaks the ocean surface off Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay. Marine conservation groups say the endangered North Atlantic right whale is having such a bad year for accidental deaths that all the mortality could challenge the species' ability to recover in the future. There are thought to be no more than 500 of the giant animals left. Biologists say there have been 12 known deaths of the whales since April, meaning about 2 percent of the population had died in just a few months. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species' survival

Westerly school district proposes ending cheese sandwich policy

A Rhode Island school district is considering doing away with serving cheese sandwiches to children when their parents fall behind on lunch payments

Removal of mysterious object from Westerly beach canceled

A tree removal company's attempt to uproot a mysterious object with steel legs that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach has been postponed

Connecticut State Police refuse to say if accused troopers were disciplined

Connecticut State Police are rejecting public records requests on whether they disciplined a trooper and two sergeants accused of fabricating charges against a sobriety checkpoint protester

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Iced tea bottle helps Norwich police solve 2016 burglary

A discarded iced tea bottle helped police solve a summer 2016 burglary in which more than $5,000 was stolen from two city companies, according to police.

Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y., later in the day.

Police seek suspects in Preston home burglary

State police are looking for two people who orchestrated a robbery on Route 2 in Preston by luring elderly homeowners away from their house, with one man claiming he worked for Eversource.

Jordan Cove Road bridge to be closed in Waterford for 90 days

A portion of Jordan Cove Road will be closed for 90 days beginning next week as crews work to replace the bridge over the Jordan River.

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Area Rotary clubs build outdoor learning space

The space includes benches, flower beds and pathways made with stepping stones created by the children at Riverfront Children's Center in order to boost reading skills and help children learn kindness, empathy and more.

Charlottesville vigils held in Niantic, Groton to spread message of peace

People participate in the candlelight vigil for the Charlottesville victims at McCook Point Park in Niantic Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Community members stood together in a circle silently holding flickering candles at McCook Point Park Wednesday evening in a vigil for the victims of Charlottesville.

"Final chapter" of 1980 homicide victim's story to be told on TV

The family of homicide victim Louisa Scott, who have fought to ensure that her killer remains incarcerated, say they participated in a television show about her case that airs Sunday on Investigation Discovery because they look at it as Scott's...

West Nile detected in North Stonington

No human or horse cases have been reported with illnesses associated with the virus in Connecticut this season. There have been 131 human cases of West Nile virus-related illness, including three fatalities, diagnosed in Connecticut residents since...