Lawmakers want to make homicide by sale of opioid a new crime

Two state representatives are hoping to establish a new crime in Connecticut that would allow police to charge drug dealers with homicide by sale of an opioid.

Jury hears 911 call, views video of Norwich crime scene as murder trial begins

Prosecutor Stephen M. Carney played a 911 recording as his opening salvo at the murder trial of LaShawn R. Cecil, who is accused of fatally shooting Jaclyn Wirth while trying to collect a drug debt.

Police: Death near Crystal Mall likely result of hit-and-run

Police are considering a death that occurred near a Crystal Mall parking lot overnight or early Thursday morning the result of a hit-and-run crash.

New London police make arrest a half-hour after bank robbery

New London police have arrested a man in connection with Thursday’s robbery of the Chelsea Groton Bank branch at 1 Montauk Ave.

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Norwich Hospital development remains fantasy

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Old Lyme annual town meeting to be held Monday

Old Lyme's annual town meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School auditorium.

Sen. Somers to be Public Health Committee co-chairwoman

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, has been appointed Republican co-chairwoman of the Public Health Committee by Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano, Senate Republicans announced in a news release Thursday.

Stonington will not replace mailboxes knocked down by plowed snow next winter

If snow or slush pushed by a town plow truck knocks over your mailbox next winter, don't expect the town to pay to replace it.

Windsor Locks tobacco field could be leading third-casino site

Mashantucket Pequots, Mohegans to host 'community conversations' next week in Windsor Locks, East Windsor.

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Linda McMahon confirmation hearing set for Tuesday

Linda McMahon 's confirmation hearing for the top post in the Small Business Administration has been scheduled for Tuesday.

CT’s jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent despite December job losses

Connecticut posted a mixed jobs report for December as the unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent to 4.4 percent.

Rhode Island governor releases $9.25B state budget plan

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has released a $9.25 billion budget plan that relies on new sales tax revenue from online retailers, such as Amazon, and cuts to Medicaid

Massachusetts' jobless rate falls to 2.8 percent, lowest since 2000

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts has fallen to a 16-year low