Tobacco settlement board warns against complacency

A board that recommends how Connecticut should spend part of its legal settlement with major tobacco companies is urging state lawmakers not to become complacent about combating smoking, insisting that declining rates don't tell the full story.

Nurse from Connecticut treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone

In mid August, Tolland resident Jane Boggini traveled to Sierra Leone, where she worked to help stem the Ebola outbreak as a nurse with the Doctors Without Borders relief organization.

UConn says emergency cuts won't affect tuition

Tuition and classes at the University of Connecticut won't be affected by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's order that the school cut $3.6 million from its operating budget to help offset the state deficit, school President Susan Herbst said.

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State's first responders learning to use Narcan

As the number of heroin overdoses increases, more first responders are being trained and equipped to use a life-saving drug.

Tribal leader undecided after federal land ruling

The leader of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation in Kent said Friday that he's unsure what legal actions can be taken following a federal court order concluding the tribe doesn't have legal standing to claim about 2,300 acres in Kent.

Report urges major changes at Connecticut veterans home

Major changes to the aging Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill are recommended in a legislative investigative report released Friday.

Police: 1 dead after early morning Saturday shooting near Colt Park in Hartford

Police say two men were shot Saturday around 5:30 a.m. inside a car near Colt Park and that one of the men has died.

PETA wins suit for names of UConn researchers

A judge has ordered the University of Connecticut Health Center to disclose the names of researchers who were found to have violated federal guidelines for treating animals.

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Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane should investigate Amistad America finances.

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New London police gearing up for unrest with request for riot gear

Acting Police Chief Peter Reichard asked the City Council this week for permission to use $28,000 to purchase personal protective equipment, more commonly known as riot gear, for his officers.

VIDEO: Mobile home fire in Mystic declared not suspicious

The 100 Fair Acres Circle mobile home that caught on fire Saturday is expected to be a total loss, according to Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards.

Firefighting is family legacy for new fire lieutenant

Firefighter Jeremy Hynek carried on a family tradition Friday with his promotion to the rank of lieutenant with the New London Fire Department.

UPDATED: Oil spill cleared on I-95 northbound in Old Lyme

An oil spill from a disabled tractor-trailer near Exit 70 on Interstate 95 North has been cleared, police from Troop F in Westbrook said.

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New Awakening: Two pastors took road less traveled

Pastors of two of New London's Christian churches did not follow traditional routes to the pulpit. But now James Levesque and Joe Paskewich minister to growing congregations.

Seaport's Carol Sing a sure sign of the holidays

Hundreds of festively dressed residents gathered at Mystic Seaport Sunday afternoon for the 58th annual Community Carol Sing.

Motorized wheelchairs provided to the needy

The Gift of Mobility program gave away 48 motorized wheelchairs Sunday to people from across the region who are in dire need of one.

'Presents for Preston' shows holiday spirit

Through a program called "Presents for Preston,” the town's recreation department collected Christmas gifts for 27 children in town whose families are struggling financially.