Gun rights groups appeal semi-automatic assault rifle ban to the U.S. Supreme Court

The gun rights groups say the firearms in question are not assault rifles but are common semi-automatic firearms that only shoot once when the trigger is pulled and are identical to others that are not included in the ban.

Police logs - Feb. 13

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Two injured when car crashes into Groton Ocean State Job Lot

Two people were injured Friday when a Ford Focus crashed through the front doors of the Ocean State Job Lot shortly before noon and came to a stop inside the store, according to a town police news release.

State's attorney's office reviewing Maynard crash investigation

Waterford police on Friday confirmed that they sent their investigation into the Jan. 14 crash involving state Sen. Andrew Maynard to the state's attorney's office for review Thursday.

Animals escape injury in Gales Ferry barn fire

Two dozen animals, including goats and miniature horses, escaped injury Thursday during a fire at a small barn at the Fluff & Udders Farm at 976 Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry.

Ramos apology letter, confession aired to jury at Norwich murder trial

"I was the man who hurt your family," Jose E. Ramos, who is also known as "Kool-Aid," began in an apology letter to the mother of shooting victim Tynel Hardwick. "I wish I could tell you why I did it, but I truthfully don't know."

New London police seize heroin, arrest two suspected drug dealers

Police on Thursday made two separate heroin-related arrests, seizing drugs, cash and paraphernalia from homes on Blackhall and Farnsworth streets.

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Malloy, Wyman, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, DeLauro, Esty et al got Berned

Connecticut's Democratic establishment all campaigned for Clinton in New Hampshire.

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Rick's List: Looks Like Bernie edition

A few days ago, during my weekly appearance with Lee Elci on 94.9 “News Now” radio, I was once again tricked by the host into verbalizing a vaguely liberal opinion on-air.

Friday fish and chips in Stonington

Volunteer Joe Abbott, right, of Westerly hands an order to volunteer George Crouse to take to customers in the dinning room during the Friday Fish and Chips dinner at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in Stonington Borough Friday.

Ten people interested in serving on charter revision commission in Groton

The town expects more letters of interest about a commission that could review and recommend changes to Groton's government.

USS Missouri returns home to Groton

The return of the USS Missouri brought about a hundred people to the Naval Submarine Base on a chilly Friday, welcoming sailors who returned from a six-month deployment.

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Board of Connecticut Port Authority to meet for first time

One of the board's first orders of business will be to appoint an executive director.

Courtney leads request to Obama for emergency money to fight opioid epidemic

Rep. Joe Courtney on Friday sent a letter signed by more than 60 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking President Obama to declare an opioid and heroin abuse epidemic and designate emergency funds to help states fight what he called a...