To bail or not to bail? Sentencing Commission mulls constitutional amendment

Real estate heir Robert Durst, who skipped town in 2001 after posting $250,000 bail following his arrest for killing and dismembering a man in Galveston, Texas, was quoted years later saying that "of course" somebody charged with murder should not...

Judge puts off request to dismiss lawsuit in mystery deaths

This Sept. 27, 2016, file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Boston. A New Hampshire judge is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Carman of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. No one has been arrested. Carman has denied any involvement in either case. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

A New Hampshire judge has put off a decision on whether to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance

Massachusetts city sues opioid makers, distributors

The city of Greenfield has filed a federal lawsuit against several distributors and manufacturers of opioid medications, joining a growing list of municipalities and states seeking to recoup costs associated with the epidemic

Official: Rhode Island food stamp backlog eliminated

The attorney appointed by a federal judge to deal with failures in Rhode Island's food stamp system says the state has eliminated a backlog of thousands of applications

Yacht club in Branford settles alleged bias lawsuit by Muslim couple

A Connecticut yacht club has settled a lawsuit by a Muslim businessman and his wife who said club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion

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Nurse charged with abusing patients files for state pension

A nurse accused of abusing a patient at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital has filed for retirement benefits

Malloy, legislators in a new standoff over budget priorities

After battling to a stalemate over competing fiscal priorities, legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are grudgingly confronting a new reality: They can repair a relationship fractured since a mid-September budget veto, or accept that...

Cannabis panel backs pot sales at variety of businesses

Massachusetts marijuana regulators have given preliminary approval to a plan that would allow pot "bars" as well as the sale and consumption of pot at businesses including restaurants, yoga studios, movie theaters, and massage parlors

Officer demoted after phony racist letter sues city again

A Connecticut police officer who was demoted after an investigation into a phony racist letter is suing the city of Bridgeport again

Teen's Harvard acceptance video generates wave of support

A video of a 16-year-old boy and his classmates erupting in joy when they learn he was accepted to Harvard is drawing millions of views online

Activism, charity sustain Sandy Hook families 5 years later

In this Nov. 5, 2016 photo, children participate in the fun run at the annual Vicki Soto 5K race in Stratford, Conn. The race is held by the Soto family to raise money to fund scholarships for students interested in careers in education. First-grade teacher Vicki Soto was one of 26 people killed during a shooting inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newton, Conn. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)

Many relatives of shooting victims at Sandy Hook school 5 years ago have dedicated themselves to charity, activism

Family of man who died playing beer pong gets almost $16M

The family of a Connecticut man who fell to his death from a fourth-floor window after a fight while playing beer pong has been awarded nearly $16 million in a lawsuit filed against three other players

Show about viral video judge gets national syndication deal

In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, Providence Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio sits on the bench in Providence, R.I. The television program featuring the 81-year-old judge, who made a splash on social media, is going national. The producers of the local show

A TV show featuring an 81-year-old municipal court judge in Rhode Island who has made a splash on social media is going national

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The longest painting in the world, a whaling tale, may surface in Mystic

An 1848 panorama, depicting a whaling voyage around the world, could be displayed in Mystic.

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Police: Engaged couple robbed Groton man who had solicited sex

City police have arrested an engaged couple they said worked together to rob a man who had solicited sexual favors from the female half of the duo.

Norwich shop suffers 'moderate' damage in fire; cause not yet determined

Fire officials continue to investigate a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a screen printing shop on Norwich Avenue.

Kitchen sustains fire damage in New London condo blaze

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at a unit at the College Park Condominums complex at 19 Hawthorne Drive in New London Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Firefighters on Thursday afternoon quickly put out a blaze that damaged a 19 Hawthorne Drive condominium and left one child without Christmas presents — temporarily, at least.

Medical examiner: Weekend shooting in New London was a homicide

Snow collects on a section of crime scene tape as a New London Police officer stands in front of a doorway at the scene of a fatal shooting at 4 Orchard St. in New London, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Saturday’s fatal shooting on Orchard Street a homicide.

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Wreaths placed and veterans' lives remembered at Jordan Cemetery

Paula Crocker comes to Jordan Cemetery every couple months to pay her respects to her parents, and she usually lays down Christmas flowers around this time of year. But on Saturday, she lay wreaths.

Restrictions to Millstone financial data challenged

A state consumer advocacy group and a nationwide power company recently filed motions challenging regulators who agreed to keep Millstone financial data secret.

Norwich officials push to keep DCF in downtown

The state Department of Children and Families' lease in the Shannon Building expired about 18 months ago, and city officials are rallying to support a long-term renewal of the downtown anchor amid rumors that the state is considering moving DCF to a...

New London development and planning director to depart in January

Tammy Daugherty, the director of the city’s Office of Development and Planning and someone who has played a role in nearly every major city economic and community development initiative during her six years with the city, is leaving at the...