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.

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.

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.

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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State trooper under investigation over social media posts

A local state trooper is under investigation while state police determine whether he violated the department's social media policy after he described Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in a Facebook post as a “slaughterhouse” after...

Bicyclist hit on Route 32 in Montville

One person was taken to the hospital Thursday in an accident involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist on Route 32.

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Norwich Hospital development remains fantasy

There are no specific plans or financing in place for any of the ideas being floated for...

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Norwich officials sorry for Kentucky Derby trips, deny ethics violation

Mayor Deberey Hinchey and four Norwich Public Utilities officials involved in ethics complaints over their participation in a lavish trip to the Kentucky Derby in May said they were sorry the trips caused such a public outcry and in hindsight agreed...

Windsor Locks tobacco field could be leading third-casino site

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

Simmons discusses rail bypass with House committee chairman

First Selectman Rob Simmons, who is in Washington, D.C., to attend Friday’s presidential inauguration, met Thursday with House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and gave him a notebook outlining the...

On the beach

Blake Poland and his daughter, Cora, 3, of Gales Ferry try to interact with the seagulls while spending time at McCook Point Park in East Lyme, Thursday.

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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.