Overdoses occurred as Wesleyan boosted efforts

As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents.

UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

Hartford (AP) — The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money.

New director of problem-gambling council named

Tamara Petro, a former assistant director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, has been named its executive director.

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Malloy doubts lawmakers will increase taxes in response to budget cuts

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has heard the growing complaints about his proposed spending cuts but doubts the General Assembly has the appetite to ultimately increase taxes to cover those reductions.

Hartford firefighter died after tank ran out of air

Hartford (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air.

Murder suspect testifies he did not kill ex-girlfriend

Milford (AP) — A murder suspect has testified in his own defense, denying he killed his ex-girlfriend nine years ago.

Wesleyan students face drug charges

They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers.

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Police say two children found at home of alleged New London drug dealer

Police seized crack cocaine and other drugs from a New London home on Friday and arrested three people as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

State police spokesman Vance to be reassigned

Lt. J. Paul Vance, the longtime spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, is being reassigned as a supervisor in the department's traffic division.

Creutz promoted to police lieutenant in Ledyard

Ledyard — Police Sgt. Kenneth Creutz was promoted to lieutenant during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday night at Town Hall.

Coast Guard crew rescues fisherman from Thames River

The motor vessel John F. Kennedy was coming into New London Wednesday night when its crew noticed a man clinging to a pylon near City Pier.

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New London talent show highlights youth achievements

More than 60 young people from New London and nine neighboring towns will participate in the fifth annual New London Youth Talent Show at the Garde Arts Center on March 14.

Big event brings big fun to New London

Children react to a magic trick performed by Entertainer Jason Pipitone at The Big Event 2015! presented Saturday by Dime Bank and the New London Kiwanis Club at Port 'N Starboard at Ocean Beach Park in New London.

Groton Board of Education submits $77.1 million budget

Groton Board of Education seeks a 2.7 percent spending increase for coming fiscal year amid concerns over shrinking tax base.

Waterford residents speak out against fire district staffing changes

Concerned and upset Waterford residents spoke out against staffing structure changes in their fire districts during informal, separate and simultaneous meetings Saturday morning at the Goshen Fire Department and the Quaker Hill Fire Company.