Lawyer: Former Connecticut college student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

Brianna Brochu, accused of contaminating her black roommate's belongings at the University of Hartford, addresses the court during a hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Hartford. She's charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Prosecutors say they're determining whether to add a hate crime charge. (Mark Mirko/The Courant via AP, Pool)

The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings says he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges

Facing a $203 million state budget deficit, Malloy presses legislators to act

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Boston free speech rally draws a few supporters, many protesters

Protesters gather at Boston's Free Speech Rally on Boston Common Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Boston.   (Mark Lorenz/The Boston Herald via AP)

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Ex-student to face judge in body fluids contamination case

A former Connecticut college student is facing arraignment on allegations she smeared body fluids on her roommate's belongings

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Two New London residents were arrested on drug and other charges Tuesday after police found cocaine, heroin and stun guns at a residence on Moore Avenue, according to a police department news release.

Norwich police investigating possible shots fired incident

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East Lyme traffic stop results in drug charges for New London man

Officers arrested a 24-year-old Tuesday after they pulled him over for a minor traffic violation and allegedly found more than 3 ounces of marijuana in his car.

New London police arrest Norwich trio on drug-related charges

From left: 26-year-old Nehamiah Carroll, 19-year-old Nahkym Carroll and 25-year-old Javona Green.

City police and state parole officers last week arrested three Norwich residents who allegedly had substantial quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana in their possession.

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