Crouse: More information needed to asses impact of highway tolls on Stonington

First Selectmen George Crouse said Thursday that there is not enough information yet to say how proposed electronic border tolls on Interstate 95 here would impact the town.

Poquonnock Bridge Fire District votes to rehire two of nine laid off firefighters

The Poquonnock Bridge Fire District Board voted unanimously Thursday to return to work two of the nine firefighters laid off by the district last July, Board Member Ron Yuhas said.

UPDATED: Stonington lobsterman accused of keeping undersize catch defends himself at trial

Prosecutor Sarah E. Steere brought live lobsters into a New London courtroom Thursday morning for a demonstration of measuring techniques as the trial got underway of Stonington lobsterman Justin Maderia, who is accused of harvesting short lobsters...

Stonington charter review commissioner resigns

Stonington Charter Revision Commission member Constance Frishman has resigned, charging that the majority of her fellow members are interested only in dismantling the Board of Finance because of its conservative budgeting.

Michelle Kwan, mentor on ice, in Westerly

Michelle Kwan, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, got a hug from one of her younger fans during her brief appearance at the Washington Trust Community Skating Center in Westerly Thursday as part of the Westerly Mentor Skating...

New London Office of Development and Planning relocating due to building's potential structural issue

UPDATED: 3:57 p.m. The Office of Development and Planning is in the process of relocating from 111 Union St. to temporary office space in City Hall due to a potential structural issue with the building. Mayor Daryl...

Navy considering moving up timetable for increasing Virginia-class firepower

Navy officials have said they will consider moving up the date for the start of a new Virginia-class submarine program that would allow the boats to carry more firepower.

FCC regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality." That's the idea that service providers shouldn't intentionally block or slow web traffic, creating paid fast lanes on the Internet.

Federal officials: 3 accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to...

Hartford firefighter died after tank ran out of air

Hartford (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air.

FCC weighs overriding state laws to expand broadband access

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers.

Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

Boston (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, saying there aren't enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool.

Witness: Aaron Hernandez smoked pot hours before the killing

Fall River, Mass. (AP) — A witness in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that she saw him smoking marijuana outside a bar hours before the killing.

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

Beirut (AP) — The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said...

911 operator who told teen to 'stop whining' now out of job

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher who told a 13-year-old girl to "stop whining" as her father lay dying in a hit-and-run crash on a Maryland highway is out of the job.

Murder suspect testifies he did not kill ex-girlfriend

Milford (AP) — A murder suspect has testified in his own defense, denying he killed his ex-girlfriend nine years ago.

Labs extend record as US top dog, but bulldogs make waves

New York (AP) — America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground.

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Deadly addiction: Heroin deaths in Connecticut up 86 percent from 2012 to 2014

The number of heroin-related deaths in the state continued to rise again last year, with year-end totals released by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Tuesday showing a 26 percent increase from 2013 and 86 percent from the prior year.

School bus drivers, mechanics union argues against Preston outsourcing

The Preston Board of Education would save more money by cutting back on outsourcing rather than by replacing the local drivers and mechanics with an outside bus transportation firm, the local union contends.