Connecticut panel passes plan with fees on fantasy sports

Connecticut lawmakers pass a tax package that charges fees on fantasy sports and makes other changes to help balance the state's budget

Lawmakers want to make dying less costly in Connecticut

After approving the highest death fees in the land last year, legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are retreating, saying the state must act to prevent aging wealthy residents from taking their fortunes out of Connecticut.

Court hears case of teen who sent beau texts urging suicide

Massachusetts' highest court has been asked to dismiss a manslaughter case against a teenager accused of sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself

Fired Massachusetts man ambushes co-worker then shoots self

A 70-year-old man shot at and injured a former co-worker at a Massachusetts business before killing himself in what authorities are calling an act of workplace violence

Manhattan renters get break after two years of surging costs

Manhattan apartment rents fell in March, the first annual decline in two years, in a sign housing costs have approached the limits of what tenants are willing to pay.

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Police officers in Providence to begin wearing body cameras

Police officers in Providence will soon begin wearing body cameras

Teacher who won $1M accused of shoplifting $14.99 blouse

English teacher who won $1 million Global Teacher Prize accused of shoplifting blouse worth $14.99

Military takes cues from Connecticut College for sex assault prevention

The U.S. military is taking lessons from colleges and universities as it develops programs to prevent sexual assault

Trout stocked for opening day on Saturday

Rivers, streams and ponds are stocked for Opening Day of the Trout Fishing Season Saturday, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Thursday.

Connecticut joins 8 states in urging EPA to tighten air pollution rules

Connecticut and eight other states have sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging immediate action to require nine upwind states to address air pollution generated within their borders that causes air quality and public health...

Massachusetts workplace shooting leaves 1 hurt, gunman dead

A 70-year-old man shot at and injured a former co-worker at a Massachusetts business before killing himself in what authorities are calling an act of workplace violence

Police: State law shields Massachusetts mother in toddler's possible OD

Police say a Westfield mother whose 1-year-old son was taken to the hospital last month for a suspected heroin overdose is shielded from some charges by the state's good Samaritan law

State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. to run for 2nd term in 12th District

Kennedy said since the recession, the state has faced significant economic setbacks, and a structural shift in the economy has created a state budget crisis.

Ledyard man facing federal narcotics charge

A New Haven federal grand jury on March 29 charged a Ledyard man originally arrested by Ledyard police with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine.

Local fire departments hosting open houses for Volunteer Firefighter Day

Sixty fire departments across the state will host open houses Saturday in an effort to explain to the public the importance of volunteer firefighters, according to a news release.

UPDATED: Ledyard police investigate fatal car accident

Police said a 23-year-old Ledyard woman was killed Tuesday night when the car she was driving struck a tree in the area of 43 Iron St. also known as Route 214.

Local police participating in April 'U Drive, U Text, U Pay' campaign

Several area police departments this month are increasing patrols in an effort to target drivers who violate Connecticut's mobile phone laws.

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Roadwork slated to start April 19 on Route 1 in Old Lyme

Road repaving work on Route 1 from the Lyme Street Interstate 95 overpass to Boughton Road will take place between April 19 and May 2.

Head, neck cancer screenings offered

The William W. Backus Hospital will host its fifth annual head and neck cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15 in the hospital’s main lobby conference room.

Sneaker Expo comes to Southeastern Connecticut

'I'm anticipating a lot of kids just coming in with their shoe collections,' event planner says.

Mental health summit challenges community to be supportive for children

'It's not over and we're not helpless,' says mother whose daughter died at Sandy Hook.

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UPDATED: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas Air Force base

Sheriff: At least 1 dead in shooting at Lackland Air Force base in Texas; gunman still active

Prominent al-Qaida figure killed in U.S. drone strike in Syria

Syrian monitors and a relative of a senior Egyptian al-Qaida figure who was fighting in Syria say he was killed in a U.S. drone strike this week