Iced tea bottle helps Norwich police solve 2016 burglary

A discarded iced tea bottle helped police solve a summer 2016 burglary in which more than $5,000 was stolen from two city companies, according to police.

Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y., later in the day.

One granted parole, two denied in Matthew Chew homicide case

Mindy Fowler, center, holds a photo of her brother Matthew Chew, as she is flanked by her brother Mike, right, and Lindsay Krodel, Matthew's girlfriend, left, as Chew's mother Marilyn speaks with the media after Idris Elahi was sentenced to 35 years in prison at Connecticut Superior Court in New London on May 23, 2012, for his part in the murder of Matthew Chew on Oct. 29, 2010. Members of the family attended recent hearings for two other men sentenced in his murder, both of whom were denied parole. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Two of the young men convicted for their roles in the Oct. 29, 2010, murder of Matthew Chew in New London were denied early release from prison Wednesday by a three-member panel of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. A third codefendant has been...

Woman dragged behind stolen truck in New London

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance.

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Development agreement for Reid & Hughes building to go to City Council Monday

A proposed development agreement between the city and the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development will be presented to the City Council Monday that calls for the developer to stabilize the Reid & Hughes Building over the winter...

Eastern Pequots, long silent on issue, call state's third-casino law 'unconstitutional'

In a statement provided to The Day, the Eastern Pequot Tribe decries Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of legislation that granted the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes the exclusive right to build the state’s third casino on...

Aquarium to perform necropsy on whale found in RI

Animal rescue staff at Mystic Aquarium will soon be starting a necropsy – a medical examination of a dead animal – on a minke whale found in the waters around Point Judith.

Area Rotary clubs build outdoor learning space

The space includes benches, flower beds and pathways made with stepping stones created by the children at Riverfront Children's Center in order to boost reading skills and help children learn kindness, empathy and more.

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Bull evades capture after escaping Massachusetts auction

A bull that escaped from a livestock auction in Massachusetts has evaded capture for more than a day as police and farmers conduct a multi-town search

House Democrats eye week of Sept. 11 for state budget vote

After missing numerous deadlines, legislators are now targeting the week of Sept. 11 for a possible vote to end the months-long state budget stalemate.

Plaques honoring Lee removed; governor wants streets renamed

Plaques honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee have been removed from a church property in Brooklyn

Black fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honor

An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted him for racial insensitivity