Rhode Island police issue $57,000 fine for overweight truck

The Rhode Island State Police has issued a $57,000 fine against the company that owns the flatbed truck that was ruled too heavy for state bridges

Co-founder of Purdue Pharma dies at 97

The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97

Woman loses leg, man in critical condition after Hartford crash

A woman lost one of her legs and a man is in critical condition after they were both struck by a stolen SUV in Connecticut

14 men seeking substance abuse treatment to be transferred

The Massachusetts Department of Correction says it will transfer 14 men civilly committed to receive substance abuse treatment out of a facility for sex offenders

State employees overwhelmingly ratify concessions

Unionized state employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the concession deal negotiated by the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, shifting the focus to a closely divided General Assembly, where Republicans say they will attempt to reject...

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Boston aims to reclaim once-polluted river for swimming

Intrepid swimmers are taking a dip in the once notoriously filthy Charles River as the event host pushes for a permanent feature that would allow visitors to enjoy the water without coming in contact with any leftover contaminants

Connecticut teen faces sentencing for killing man over spilled coffee

A Connecticut teenager faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced for stabbing a man to death during an attack outside a fast-food restaurant apparently sparked by spilled coffee

Person with measles visited popular New Hampshire beach

New Hampshire health officials are warning the public about potential exposure to measles at one of its most popular beaches on the Atlantic Ocean

Rhode Island man sentenced to life in prison over last cigarette rape

A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of repeatedly raping his then-girlfriend after becoming angry over her smoking their last cigarette

Off-duty officer rescues 70-year-old from near drowning

An off-duty police officer has helped save a man from drowning in a Massachusetts pond

10 years later, shocking home invasion haunts a quiet suburb

It's been 10 years since three members of the Petit family were killed in their suburban Connecticut home by two paroled burglars who terrorized them for hours before setting their house on fire

Advocates say ‘perfect storm’ of possible cuts threatens mental health care

Advocates say ‘perfect storm’ of possible cuts threatens mental health care. Connecticut was one of the first states to expand the Medicaid program, a joint federal-state health plan for low-income Americans, under the Affordable Care...

Flynn returns to RI hometown, surfing in respite from scandal

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, at the center of multiple probes into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, seeks sanctuary in the Rhode Island beach town where he grew up surfing and skateboarding

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Former treasurer charged with stealing almost $9,000 from Stonington school hall of fame

The former treasurer of the Stonington High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been charged with stealing almost $9,000 from the organization, which has put on an annual induction banquet for the past 13 years.

Pedestrian identified in fatal North Stonington accident

A 41-year-old North Stonington man was killed when he was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon near his home on state Route 201, or Cossaduck Hill Road.

Homeless man allegedly assaults Norwich police officers during arrest

A local homeless man initially arrested on larceny and narcotics charges Monday evening allegedly became combative with police at the police station, punching, kicking and spitting on several officers while refusing to be processed on the charges,...

Garbage truck gets stuck in Stonington pond

Crews on Tuesday afternoon were working to extract a garbage truck from a pond after it rolled into the water while unoccupied, according to police.

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Sunset Hill Vineyard debuts second Artist Series label

Sunset Hill Vineyard continues its commitment to local artists and charities with its Artist Series label, the first run of which earned $600 for the Lyme Art Association.

Storytime returns to Lewis Farm

“We did it just a few times throughout the summer, and it was so popular that I decided to do it every week this summer,” children's librarian Karla Umland said. “The kids really enjoy visiting the animals after the...

Casinos' slots payments to state showed increase in fiscal 2017

Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun combined to pay Connecticut $269.9 million in slot-machine revenue, a 1.5 percent increase over the $265.9 million they paid the state the previous year.

Stained glass re-installed at St. Michael

Workers from Bovard Studio, Inc., Stained Glass, from Fairfield, Iowa re-install one of the 19th century stained glass windows in the new St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck on Tuesday.