Courtney, labor leaders sound off on cut in funding for apprenticeship programs

House Republicans passed a 2018 budget this week that “zeroes out” $95 million for apprenticeship programs and also cuts hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for other workforce training and employment services.

At house in Mystic, big hearts work to bring family a bigger home

Shanette Young-Williams volunteers every Saturday at a Habitat for Humanity property, part of the 400 hours of “sweat equity” requirement that comes with selection for Habitat homeownership. She anticipates that her family will move...

Spurred by everything from chickens to Trump, newcomers jump onto Montville ballot

Two relatively unknown school board candidates are part of a small handful of people in town who can't claim the "incumbent" title and have never had their names on a ballot before.

New London man charged with operating a drug factory

A city man is in custody after a lengthy investigation into the dealing of heroin and crack cocaine in New London County led state and local police to him.

Ledyard police searching for 3 after armed home invasion

Police are searching for three people who allegedly invaded a Gales Ferry home Thursday night and stole several guns and electronic devices.

East Lyme police arrest two on drug-related charges

Police said they charged two people Thursday evening after finding heroin and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle that was stopped for an equipment failure.

New London struck with rash of synthetic marijuana overdoses

A bad batch of synthetic marijuana may be to blame for a rash of overdoses on Thursday that sent six people to the hospital, fire officials said.

Police: Backpage.com solicitation led to Norwich home invasion

A fifth and final person has been arrested in connection with a January home invasion that occurred after a man sought sexual services via Backpage.com.

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Courtney seeks to extend sexual trauma treatment to guard, reserves members

Members of the National Guard and Reserve will be able to seek treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, if a proposal from U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, passes.

Sub base drill to include live automatic weapons firing with blanks

The Naval Submarine Base and its Naval Security Force will participate in Exercise "Citadel Protect," and conduct various training evolutions and drills along the base's waterfront from July 24 to Aug. 3.

Comcast pledges to hire more guardsmen, reservists

Comcast officials pledged to hire more members of the National Guard and reserves at an event Wednesday in Groton.

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Over 1,000 hospital patients' records exposed in breach

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says an employee of Tewksbury Hospital may have inappropriately accessed medical records for more than 1,000 patients

Mill owner where body found sentenced

The owner of a mill building where a body was found in a decades-old slaying involving New England's former mob boss has been sentenced to probation on gun- and drug-related charges

Nearly all Connecticut state beaches to be open for weekend

Environmental officials say nearly all Connecticut state beaches and swim areas will be open this weekend after latest round of water quality testing