High Court reaffirms the end of Connecticut’s death penalty

Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld its landmark ruling declaring the state's death penalty unconstitutional and abolishing capital punishment

Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be the movie heroes of real life

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has told Harvard University graduates to become heroes in real life

New England beachgoers warned: Don't take selfies with seals

The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England over Memorial Day weekend: Don't take selfies with the seals

Plainville to parade participants: If you toss candy to bystanders, do it gently

Complaints about candy tossing at last year's Memorial Day Parade has organizers asking participants for a gentler distribution this time around.

Electric Boat partners with Rhode Island schools

U.S. Navy contractor Electric Boat is partnering with Rhode Island schools to help train 180 students for marine industry careers

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Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive

State handing towns responsibility for unclaimed human remains

State budget cuts mean Connecticut municipalities now must take responsibility for disposition and, in some cases, storage and transportation of unclaimed human remains, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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

Malloy says it’s foolish to believe Trump on guns

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday "you'd have to be a fool," to believe what presidential hopeful Donald Trump says on gun control or any other subject.

Two Cuban men plead guilty in multi-state burglary spree that included $250K in watches taken in Connecticut

Two Cuban citizens pleaded guilty in federal court in the last week to burglarizing stores across the country, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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UPDATED: Route 85 partially reopens after hourslong closure

Route 85 was closed near the Waterford Speedbowl for hours after a three-car accident involving a dump truck on Wednesday afternoon.

Montville police investigating three Wednesday burglaries

Police said they're investigating after three burglaries, which don't appear to be related, occurred throughout the day Wednesday.

Police find 25 grams of heroin, $1,800 cash in Willimantic man's home

Police on Wednesday arrested a Willimantic man they said was in possession of heroin following an investigation into the sale of heroin in the area.

Groton Town police seek suspect after Henny Penny armed robbery

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they said entered a Henny Penny Wednesday night, brandished a knife and stole money from the cash register.

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Five students graduate NFA's transitional program

Five students graduated Friday in Norwich Free Academy's final Life skills, Employment and Development program that serves special education students ages 18 to 21.

The Day recognized by state press association

The Day won 15 first-place awards in the annual Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists contest.

Enough Said: There was a day when politics included common sense

This was before television tracked and assigned negative meanings to every move, word and gesture. This was before politics became a four letter word.

Millennial Adventures: In today's world, living at home is a fact of life

Living with our parents after college is not indicative of a personal defect on our part but rather a sign of the times.

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UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal

Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and is honoring all other major obligations, the U.N. atomic energy agency reported Friday