Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at age 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died

Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting last Wednesday, ride during the night aboard their bus between Parkland, Fla., and Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to rally outside the state capitol and talk to legislators about gun control reform. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Florida school shooting survivors head to state Capitol on collision course with lawmakers

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution.

Florida teachers’ pension fund invested in maker of school massacre gun

As Florida teachers grieve over the mass shooting that left 17 students and colleagues dead last week, some of them may be surprised to learn they’ve been helping fund the firearms industry—including the company that made the gun used...

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"The Young Artists Show" comes to the Seaport

“Sunset” by Williams School student Charlotte (Jiaqi) He of Old Lyme.

Students from area high schools will be featured in “The Young Artists Show,” an exhibition in the Maritime Gallery at the Mystic Seaport.

Ledge Light Health District assembles task force to fight Lyme disease

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick. Ledge Light Health District has created a new regional task force to explore why Lyme disease rates in New London County are much higher than in other parts of the state and to come up with ways to help reduce cases going forward. (CDC via AP)

A group of about 20 local health officials, senior center employees, landscapers, school workers and town leaders will meet once a month until May to find ways to bring down rates of Lyme disease, which officials say have been increasing locally.

Local groups join in case against Bank Street demolitions

The building at 130 Bank St., at left, is one of two historical buildings in downtown New London that property owner Bill Cornish is seeking to demolish. (David Collins/The Day)

Three New London historic organizations have joined with a national group to help bolster the state’s case for an injunction against the proposed demolition of two historic Bank Street buildings.

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Attorney general recuses himself from Connecticut Landmarks investigation

Jepsen issued a statement recusing himself after being asked about a 2013 fundraiser for Landmarks...

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Massachusetts school officials fail to report gun magazine to police

Several parents are outraged over the fact that the discovery of a gun magazine at a Massachusetts school went unreported for more than a month

Fentanyl discovery leads to hazmat response in Providence

Hazardous materials team responds to a Rhode Island home where officers discovered a powdered substance containing fentanyl while responding to a sudden death