Connecticut panel approves first batch of transportation projects

Bond Commission approves first batch of Connecticut transportation overhaul projects

More than a dozen families left homeless in Hartford fire

Firefighters suffer minor injuries, more than a dozen families left homeless in Hartford fire

Transgender teen from Connecticut looks to the future

With new sense of self, transgender teen from Conn. looks to the future

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2 men killed in separate accidents on Interstate 91

2 men killed in separate accidents Saturday on Interstate 91 in Connecticut

Hours-long standoff with armed man ends in Torrington

Hourslong standoff between police and barricaded armed man ends peacefully in Torrington

Band director in Greenwich accused of bullying kids

Band director in tony Greenwich accused of bullying students, fights to keep job

Connecticut's minimum wage advocates push $15

Advocates hopeful about $15-an-hour minimum wage in Connecticut, buoyed by New York proposal

State forensic lab conducting DNA tests on severed limbs

State forensic lab conducting DNA tests on severed limbs found in New Haven

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Mayor Finizio campaigns on park plan he had no part in devising

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No one injured in kitchen fire Sunday on Allen Drive in Montville

Red Cross helps two adults after kitchen fire on Sunday in multi-family structure in Montville.

Key witness in Wirth homicide in Norwich hospitalized on eve of court hearing

As the life ebbed out of her in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2011, 26-year-old Jaclyn Wirth told a 911 dispatcher she was "pouring out blood," and begged responders to hurry. In the background, her 7-year-old son, Sergio, cried and screamed,...

East Lyme investigator Jean Cavanaugh gives voice to victims of sexual assault

Investigator Jean Cavanaugh's work is heartbreaking, but rewarding. She is a member of a regional multi-disciplinary team of professionals that collaborates on child sexual assault cases. She is a certified forensic interviewer and is sometimes...

Man's swim to Ram Island prompts search

A man whose disappearance while swimming with his wife off Noank led to a search by multiple agencies on Friday — and ultimately the discovery that the man was safe.

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New London tweaks ordinance to limit late night noise

Billed as a compromise between downtown residents and restaurant owners, the City Council recently amended the city’s noise ordinance to limit loud amplified music on weekends.

New London homeless shelter to benefit from $86,000 state grant

Agencies that provide a range of services for the homeless will soon be getting newly renovated space to work in New London thanks to $86,300 approved by the state Bond Commission this week.

Reading in the shade

Lou Esposito of Groton reads in the shade of a tree at UConn Avery Point Tuesday.

Sail away in Fishers Island Sound

The Optimist-class sailboats are part of the Ram Island Yacht Club's annual Austin LaFrance Opti Regatta featuring sailors under the age of 16 from yacht clubs around the region.