Control of the state Senate at stake in battleground districts

If the GOP can gain four seats, it will turn a 21-15 Democratic advantage into a 19-17 Republican majority, giving them control of the chamber for the first time in 20 years.

Embattled New Haven police chief goes on sick leave

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman is going on temporary sick leave after finishing a paid disciplinary period following allegations he berated staff at a local restaurant

Massachusetts gets 6 proposals for new charters, 12 seek to expand

The state of Massachusetts has received proposals for six new charter schools and the expansion of 12 others, but current state caps on charters could prevent them from being approved

Report: Therapeutic school didn't stop bullying, self-harm

An advocacy organization for people with disabilities has released a report alleging a Massachusetts school for children and young adults with psychiatric issues has failed to prevent and properly respond to student suicide attempts

Police: Boston man died participating in R.I. charity swim

Police have identified a Boston man who died while participating in a charity swim in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay

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Connecticut couple whose children taken by state lose appeal

A Connecticut couple whose two young sons were temporarily taken away by the state 16 years ago over a doctor's disputed abuse opinion has lost a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the state child welfare agency

West Hartford Police Department adopts new LGBT policy

The West Hartford Police Department has adopted a new policy designed to help officers navigate cases and situations involving members of the town's LGBT community

Police: 6-year-old boy drowns at Warwick City Park

Police say a 6-year-old Rhode Island boy drowned in waters off the beach at Warwick City Park over the weekend

Malloy faces questions about federal probe amid election

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy faces questions about a federal criminal investigation into state Democratic Party fundraising for his 2014 campaign as he appears on national campaign trail

UPDATED: Reports of gunshots at JFK Airport appear unfounded

Police are evacuating a terminal at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport following reports of shots fired

Volunteers lacking for Boston police body camera program

A plan for 100 Boston police officers to wear body cameras was praised by civil rights advocates as a step toward greater accountability amid a national outcry over police killings of black men in other cities

Airport adds indoor relief area for service animals

T.F. Green Airport in Warwick now has an area for service animals to relieve themselves inside the airport

Connecticut unveils new app for emergencies

Connecticut has launched a new mobile app to inform residents about emergencies

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Inside the Democrats' underwear drawer...

Rep. Diana Urban lashes out at her own party's leadership, without naming names.

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Police: Possible human remains found in East Lyme

State police investigating discovery made early Monday morning

State police investigating death of infant in Old Lyme

State police confirmed Sunday afternoon that a child was found dead at a home in Old Lyme and that an investigation is ongoing.

Four year-old drowns in Gales Ferry pool

Ledyard police and emergency personnel responded at about 8 p.m. Saturday to a Gales Ferry house, where a caller said that the boy had been pulled from an in-ground pool and that someone had started CPR.

State prison staff nab woman trying to escape from York in Niantic

York Correctional Institution in Niantic remained in lockdown Thursday evening following an escape attempt by an inmate who tried to scale a perimeter fence.

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LOCAL NEWS

New London establishes veterans advisory committee

Mayor Michael Passero plans to appoint a 7-member veterans advisory committee in the coming weeks – a move to help veterans and their families navigate the system of local, state and federal services and transition into civilian life.

Audubon makes shoreline more bird-friendly

New areas in shoreline eastern Connecticut towns are intended to improve bird conservation here.

Economic development survey of Groton homes, businesses starts

Groton-hired research firm on Monday began surveying residents and businesses to evaluate town services and determine the best way to drive future economic development.

Revised Norwich zoning regulation expected to help defunct hotel development

The City Council Monday approved a zoning regulation change that would allow the developer hoping to revive a defunct hotel project on Route 82 to obtain an extension of the existing permit without needing to apply for entirely new planning...

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Two-state crime rampage leaves many in Oregon town reeling

Many people in a scenic Oregon mountain town are reeling after a man who worked in law enforcement was accused of killing a woman, kidnapping another and taking her to California to carry out other crimes