Mother pleads guilty in New London baby burn case

New London Police said that a week before the incident, a repairman had adjusted the temperature of the water heater to the maximum setting after Mendez-Marchany complained the water was not hot enough.

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Arrests by state and local police departments.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney: Local men staged 50 accidents to defraud insurance companies

Six local residents are facing federal charges after allegedly staging about 50 car accidents in order to fraudulently collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance companies, according to Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.

Fire destroys Pawcatuck garage

Pawcatuck firefighters extinguished a fire Monday night that destroyed a garage and its contents at 6 Andrews St.

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A sunny new season

Good things seem to be in the air, with the change of seasons.

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Preston prepares for negotiations with Mohegan tribe over former hospital property

Negotiations will kick off next week between officials from the Mohegan tribe and the town of Preston that should lead to a proposed purchase and sale agreement for the 393-acre former Norwich Hospital property.

A good book

Andrew Podojil, of Waterford, spends his lunch break reading at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Wednesday.

Strawberry festival brings some sweetness to Salem Memorial Day parade

What started as a fundraiser for the Salem Historical Society has become a longstanding springtime tradition in town.

A day at the beach

New friends Daniel Quiroa, 10, left, of Groton and John Tatsey, 9, of Putnam play in the and while spending a nice summer-like day at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Wednesday.

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Connecticut lawmakers urged to consider tougher e-cig laws

Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to pass tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products, such as taxing them the same as tobacco cigarettes and banning flavors

US agency loses $450K camera during underwater scallop study

Researchers on a vessel chartered by the federal government have lost a $450,000 underwater camera, delaying surveys important to the scallop industry

Missing hiker found dead in Maine last year kept journal of ordeal

Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost and kept a journal documenting her ordeal

UConn's draft budget scraps plans for increased enrollment

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university in their proposed budget for the next fiscal year