Witness: Chris Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsements


A courtroom witness has testified Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office used the agency that runs the New York area's bridges and tunnels to funnel political favors aimed at gaining endorsements from local Democratic politicians

Massachusetts confirms 2 more human cases of West Nile

State officials have confirmed 2 more human cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

UPDATED: Coast Guard has suspended its search for two boaters

The U.S. Coast Guard has shifted its focus in the search for two missing boaters from the eastern tip of Long Island, New York to waters off Block Island

Malloy calls lawmakers back to Capitol for Sikorsky vote

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling Connecticut lawmakers back to Hartford for a special session to vote on a $220 million agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft

Norwalk man gets 12 years for shooting over dirty dishes

A Norwalk man was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison earlier this week for the August 2012 shooting of his sister's boyfriend following a dispute over dirty dishes

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NY authorities seize 33 kilos of heroin in record drug bust

Law enforcement in New York state has seized 33 kilograms of heroin and 2 kilograms of fentanyl in a record drug bust

Newtown teacher who took gun in school had gotten threats

An attorney for a former Newtown, Connecticut, teacher who brought a loaded gun to school says his client bought the weapon after receiving threatening messages from conspiracy theorists claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre never...

6-year-old girl dies in Plainfield fire

Police officers pulled a mother and her 18-month-old son from a burning house Wednesday night but were unable to save her 6-year-old daughter, authorities said.

Coast Guard continues searching for missing boaters from Point Judith, R.I.

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday continued searching a large area off the coast of Long Island for a Middletown woman and her son who left Point Judith, R.I., in a 32-foot aluminum boat Saturday night and haven't been heard from since.

Police: Woman uses fake ID to purchase cell phones

After being caught attempting to purchase pricey cell phones with a fake ID, a New York woman asked responding officers if they could just forget the whole thing, police said.

NY governor's ex-top aide among 8 charged in bribery case

A former top aide to New York's Democratic governor is among eight people being charged in a bribery and fraud case that threatens to tarnish the governor's efforts to revitalize the upstate economy

UPDATED: Medical examiner says Farrow killed himself

Mia Farrow’s 27-year-old son, Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, has died after being found seriously injured in his vehicle in Connecticut.

Saint's heart goes on display for 1st time outside Italy

The heart of a celebrated Roman Catholic saint is being publicly displayed this week _ the first time the religious relic has left Italy

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A Craigslist creep preying on UConn women?

An ad looks for UConn women willing to participate in medical role play.

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Car strikes two pedestrians, pinning one, at New London Trolley Information Center

A vehicle travelling down Eugene O'Neill Drive struck two pedestrians as they sat at the Trolley Information Center, before coming to a rest and pinning one, according to witnesses.

Officer identified in Foxwoods police confrontation

The Mashantucket Tribal Police officer involved in the confrontation with a man who fell from the fourth floor of the Foxwoods parking garage and died on Tuesday has been identified as Sgt. Kevin Leach.

Montville police investigating crash between car, moped

Police are investigating after a late Thursday afternoon collision between a car and a moped sent two people to the hospital.

Police: New London man had 12.3 grams of heroin in apartment

A New London man is in custody after police said they found 12.3 grams of heroin in his apartment Thursday.

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Volunteer chaplain unit will help Waterford police deliver bad news and hear their woes

Delivering bad news is a regular part of a police officer's job — and now Waterford cops will have a helping hand when they do it.

Garde audiences are part of worldwide film fest

Over the course of one week, in 250 cities around the world, movie lovers will watch the 10 finalists in the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

New London has 'action plan' to stem misbehavior of unsavory characters downtown

The social services director has been meeting regularly with emergency responders and social services providers, and talking to state mental health and court officials, including the probate judge, to identify "frequent transports to the hospital"...

Volunteers gather in Ledyard to help stock food pantries

Dozens of people gathered Saturday at the St. Luke Lutheran Church in an effort to feed the hungry, a community service that more than one volunteer said was simply the right thing to do.