Third-casino bill would shore up tourism funding

The measure, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has yet to sign, would ensure that between $5 million and $10 million annually is set aside for statewide tourism promotion.

Phillips to receive lifetime achievement award at New London NAACP dinner

Waldren "Pokey" Phillips, 61, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the NAACP branch's annual Freedom Fund Dinner on June 29. He said he won't be able to attend the dinner, since he is at Yale-New Haven Hospital awaiting a heart donor.

Report indicates little value for Crystal Avenue site

While it may be a prized parcel of land because of its potential to host a major city taxpayer, the future sale of the 9 acres off Crystal Avenue that is now home to Thames River Apartments is not expected to fill the coffers of the New London...

Poet staying at James Merrill House a victim of insult based on her race

Acclaimed poet Airea Matthews, who was staying at the James Merrill House in the borough this month, was involved in an incident Sunday night in which police say the occupants of a Jeep threw a water bottle at her on Water Street and yelled an...

Man injured in New London shooting

A man was injured in a shooting in New London on Thursday night, according to a New London Police Department news release.

Norwich woman charged after police find her passed out in car with three children

A Norwich woman was arrested Thursday on drug and child endangerment charges after police discovered her passed out behind the wheel of a running car with three young children inside, according to a New London Police Department news release.

Waterford police find red pickup truck they said evaded scene of accident

The Waterford Police Department has located the red pickup truck that they said evaded the scene of an accident on Route 32 southbound near the New London line Thursday morning.

Two charged for alleged heroin dealing on State Street

Numerous complaints about alleged drug dealing from a State Street apartment led to two arrests on Thursday.

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Public comment sought on Coast Guard Museum plans, assessment

Current plans for the museum call for creating a bulkhead along the edge of the Thames River and filling in behind that to create a bit more land, and proposes demolishing City Pier plaza to help the public better engage with the waterfront.

Lawmakers introduce bill to boost Navy to 355 ships

The heads of the House and Senate subcommittees with oversight of Navy shipbuilding introduced legislation on Thursday that would set a 355-ship Navy as U.S. policy.

House panel pushes for building 3 subs a year

The Navy will build up to 13 Virginia-class attack submarines from 2019 to 2023, if lawmakers such as U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, get their way.

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Hartford firefighter killed in 2014 blaze had drugs, alcohol in his system

A recently obtained state toxicology reports shows the Connecticut firefighter who died while battling a house fire in 2014 had alcohol and marijuana in his system

Connecticut Democrats slam GOP health care bill as cruel

Top Connecticut Democrats are slamming the Senate GOP health care bill as cruel, predicting it will increase costs while decreasing access

Connecticut lawmakers set aside June 29 for possible budget vote

Connecticut lawmakers set aside June 29 for a possible budget vote, despite the lack of an agreement