Clown hoaxes force police to check pranks for real threats

Law enforcement officials say hoaxes involving reports of menacing clowns are causing real public safety concerns

Ex-Pats player wants witness descriptions barred from trial

Lawyers for ex-Patriots star Hernandez want to bar witnesses' descriptions of shooter from his double murder trial

Classic Rhode Island diner rescued from wrecking ball

An enduring fascination with the classic diner has helped some get rescued from the wrecking ball

Arm transplant recipient says he can now hold fiancee's hand

A former Marine sergeant who underwent a double arm transplant at a Boston hospital says the best part about having arms again is that he can hold his fiancee's hand and pursue his dream of becoming a chef

Yale University to name classroom after 1st black student

Yale University is honoring its first black student by naming a classroom for him


Video appears to show Hartford officer stomping on handcuffed man

A video released by Hartford police appears to show a sergeant stomping on the head of a handcuffed man who was on the ground

Freight train derailment affecting Amtrak service in Northeast Corridor

Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela Express service partially has been restored between New York and New Rochelle following a freight train derailment near the Hell Gate Line.

Man sentenced to life as teen gets new 28-year prison term

A man who was sentenced as a teenager to life without parole for firing a gun into a group of teens, killing a 15-year-old student, has been re-sentenced to 28 years behind bars

Hungry Harvard students hoard food as dining hall strike looms

Inside the dining halls at Harvard University, the students are prepping in apocalyptic fashion. Backpacks are stuffed with apples and plates are stacked with brownies. Smuggled-in Tupperware bowls, slyly hidden beneath the table, are being filled...

Senate president joins call to scrap proposed fare hikes

The president of the Connecticut Senate has joined the call to scrap proposed increases to state bus and rail fares

‘Onionhead’ ruled a religion in Long Island discrimination case

A Brooklyn federal judge has ruled that a Syosset health care business will have to face a discrimination trial for allegedly forcing workers to pray, chant and participate in spiritual interpersonal workshops known as "Onionhead" and "Harnessing...

Church that survived 9/11 attack prepares to mark 250th anniversary

St. Paul's Chapel in Lower Manhattan is getting ready to celebrate its remarkable 250-year history _ from George Washington to recovery workers from the Sept. 11 attacks

State insurance commission: Only one percent of homeowners have filed foundation failure claims

Data from the Connecticut Insurance Department reveals that less than 1 percent of homeowners in North Central Connecticut have filed a claim with their insurance carriers seeking money to fix failing concrete foundations.



GOP candidates keep failing the Trump test

Most but not all local Republican candidates say they will endorse Trump.


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Man falls to his death at Foxwoods; no foul play suspected

Tribal police on Wednesday said no foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was discovered early Tuesday morning after he apparently fell from Grand Pequot Tower.

Silver Alert resolved for Montville teen

Tyra Mascot, 17, has been located by police.

Groton City police charge man with promoting prostitution for 2nd time in month

East Lyme and Groton City police on Tuesday arrested three people after responding to a report of suspicious activity that possibly involved prostitution at the Niantic Motel.

Juvenile to be tried as adult in Groton shooting case

Groton Town police announced early Wednesday morning that they had charged a juvenile with first-degree assault in connection with a shooting Sunday outside the 99 Restaurant that injured a 17-year-old.



Senate minority leader calls for firing of DCF commissioner

State Sen. Len Fasano on Wednesday urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to remove DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, after an investigation found department employees failed to protect a toddler who nearly starved to death in a Groton foster home.

Lighthouse Inn sells at auction to owner with plans to reopen inn

Alwyn Christy of Glastonbury, who said he is the former chief executive officer of a private security and risk-mitigation company in eastern Africa, emerged as the high bidder for the city-owned property at an auction Wednesday at City Hall.

Waterford building committee gets $20K for review of municipal complex plans

A committee of town officials and board members have been meeting for months to reboot the renovation project at the town’s municipal complex, which was built more than 50 years ago and includes offices, the town’s transfer station and...

East branch of Eightmile River now dam-free

This summer, when Sally Harold and Stephen Gephard snorkeled the section of the east branch of the Eightmile River off Salem Road, they found fall fish, trout, American eels and longnose dace — all species that favor cool, free-flowing...