New London commission could consider marijuana dispensary application

A New Britain pharmacist and pharmacy owner is considering New London for one of the state’s newest marijuana dispensaries and testing the city’s zoning regulations in the process.

Building the Gold Star bridge was no ordinary construction project

Piers for the new bridge cut a swath through the East New London neighborhood in 1941, after dozens of homes were demolished. (Connecticut Department of Transportation)

Seventy-five years ago Tuesday, the mile-long span opened for business after an eventful construction effort completed against the backdrop of World War II.

Auto dealers clash with Tesla as state pushes for more electric cars

As state regulators look to cut greenhouse gas emissions by helping to deploy more efficient cars, auto dealers and the country's top seller of electric vehicles remain at odds.

State police seeking 14-year-old endangered runaway

State police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old girl they described as an “endangered runaway” in a Silver Alert.

Meriden man charged after police chase

A 22-year-old Meriden man faces multiple charges after leading police on a chase that ended with him crashing into a tree in Lebanon.

Veteran officer, shot in 2013, to retire from Norwich force

FILE - Norwich police Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a ceremony Aug. 18, 2017.  Ley, who was promoted to lieutenant during the ceremony, will retire from the department March 14, 2018. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Police Lt. Jonathan Ley, a veteran officer who was sidelined for eight months in 2013 after a despondent man shot him, will retire next month and head for the Killingly Police Department, police confirmed this week.

Police: Tractor-trailer driver following too close in Thursday crash on I-95

The driver of a ShopRite tractor-trailer was charged with following too close after a 7-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 South on Thursday afternoon, according to state police.

Passenger killed in early morning crash on I-395 in Norwich

An early Friday morning crash on Interstate 395 North left one man dead and another with serious injuries, according to state police.

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USS Virginia, one of the first fast-attack submarines to be integrated, returns home

Lt. jg. Heather Kerber, left, shares the traditional first kiss with her wife, Cecille, as the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) returns home from deployment Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. The Virginia, the first vessel in the Virginia class of attack submarines, has a crew of approximately 15 officers and 115 enlisted sailors. The sub made port visits in Faslane, Scotland; Rota, Spain; and Haakonsvern, Norway, during the deployment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

When the USS Virginia returned to port Thursday, most on board were returning from their first deployment, including several female officers, who are among the first women to serve on submarines.

State officials weigh changes for chronic disease hospital for veterans

A proposal to downgrade the chronic disease hospital at the state Department of Veterans' Affairs Rocky Hill campus to a skilled nursing facility has some worried about the potential impact to patient care and the possible displacement of patients.

A renewed call to provide benefits to vets with bad paper discharges

A new report calls on Connecticut to provide benefits to veterans with other than honorable discharges who also experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury or sexual trauma during their military service.

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Reopened campgrounds, more lifeguards at Connecticut state parks to be funded

Campgrounds will reopen and more lifeguards will be on staff this summer now that Connecticut has a Passport to Parks program

Cranston looks at school security ideas after Florida shooting

Republicans on Cranston's City Council are putting forward a resolution that calls on the state to require schools to have metal detectors at all entrances and specially trained armed police officers

Woman fatally stabbed with hunting knife at public library

This photo provided by Winchester Police Department shows Jeffrey Yao.  Police say Yao approached a woman from behind at a public library near Boston and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says the 22-year-old woman was seated at one of Winchester Public Library’s reading rooms Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 when Yao stabbed her with a 10-inch knife. Police say there is no motive determined yet. (Winchester Police Department via AP)

Police say a man approached a young woman from behind at a public library in the Boston suburbs and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring an elderly man who came to her aid.