Assault sends Bridgeport councilwoman to the hospital

Officials say a Connecticut councilwoman has been hospitalized after an assault

Prominent developer's death by train in Fairfield ruled a suicide

The death of a prominent developer who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Connecticut has been ruled a suicide

Mayor: Driver crashed car into Middlesex Hospital, set himself on fire

The car used to crash into the emergency room entrance at Middlesex Hospital waits to be loaded onto a flatbed trailer on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Middletown, Conn. A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)

Police: Driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames.

Court rejects request to return Kennedy cousin to prison

In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo, Michael Skakel enters the state Supreme Court for a hearing, in Hartford, Conn. A request by prosecutors to revoke Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against the state prosecutors’ request late Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018,  but did not elaborate.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Prosecutors' request to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected

Lawmaker facing charges he extorted page for sex resigns

Rhode Island Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, appears in Superior Court in Providence on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  (Steve Szydlowski/Providence Journal via AP)

A Rhode Island state senator facing charges that he extorted a teenage Statehouse page for sex has resigned

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US marshals arrest driver accused of dragging officers

A man accused of injuring two Connecticut police officers while driving away from a traffic stop has been arrested in New York City

Connecticut reports 20 more flu deaths

Connecticut health officials say 20 more people including a second child have died from the flu in the state, bringing the total to 97 for the season

Legislators buck Senate co-chairs, keep casino expansion alive

The legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee voted 18-6 to override the Senate co-chairs by adding casino gambling to the panel’s agenda and then approving the subject for further debate and a public hearing.

Police: Man threatened to kill town official over potholes

Police say a Massachusetts man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a town official over potholes in the road near his home

Court case continued for woman accused of lying about rape

Court case of former Connecticut college student accused of lying about being raped by two university football players continued for a week amid pending defense motions to dismiss the case and suppress evidence

Man acquitted of murdering drug dealer's identical twin

A Bridgeport man has been acquitted in the shooting death of an aspiring musician who police say likely was mistaken for the victim's twin brother

Lawmakers unveil Connecticut Made label to showcase goods

State lawmakers unveiled the new Connecticut Made label that local companies to can use to showcase their products

Police: Handyman stole $10,000 worth of jewelry from home

Police say a Connecticut handyman stole $10,000 worth of jewelry from a home where he was performing work

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Early morning crash in Norwich causes life-threatening injuries

An early Friday morning crash on Interstate 395 north left at least one person with life-threatening injuries, according to state police.

Police: No serious injuries after 7-vehicle crash on I-95 in Waterford

A smashed-up car is seen on Interstate 95 south in Waterford after a tractor-trailer crashed into several vehicles there Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.   (Tim Martin/The Day)

Although crews have cleared up a Thursday afternoon crash that involved a tractor-trailer and six other vehicles, residual delays remained on Interstate 95 south.

Scuffle at New London police headquarters injures 1 officer

One officer sustained minor injuries early Thursday morning after a 23-year-old “became aggressive” in the booking area of the New London police headquarters, according to police.

Early Thursday crash in Waterford leaves Uncasville man dead

A fatal, single-car crash forced crews to close Interstate 395 south for almost three hours Thursday morning.

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Governors of four states create gun safety coalition

The governors of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island announced Thursday that they are forming a coalition to collaborate as a region to prevent gun violence.

Study calls for 'strategic' widening of I-95

Traffic on I-95 northbound begins crawls up the hill toward exit 74 in East Lyme as a bridge construction project at Oil Mill Road in Waterford closes one lane of the highway on Aug. 23, 2016. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Rather than advocating for widening Interstate 95 in both directions from the New York to the Rhode Island border, the state is calling for "strategic" widening in spots to ease traffic congestion.

Ledyard school board adopts budget with 1.7 percent increase, cuts culinary arts teacher

After much lively discussion and a vote on an alternative option, the Board of Education voted to adopt the superintendent's proposed 2018-19 budget as-is at a meeting Thursday night.

Waterford school board backs budget with $1 million in added spending

The Board of Education approved the superintendent's $48.3 million budget without changes. The town Board of Finance will review the spending plan in March.