Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits


A police corruption probe has cast a harsh light on the lengths people will go to get a handgun license in New York City

Police: Vandals deface 4 championship sand sculptures

Police in New Hampshire are investigating the vandalism of four sand sculptures that were created for the 16th annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

Police mark anniversary of Baby Doe's discovery at harbor

Police in Massachusetts are asking residents to reflect on the death of a 2-year-old girl who was dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up on a Boston Harbor island a year ago

Police: Speeding car strikes cruiser; Massachusetts trooper, others hurt

Massachusetts State Police say a speeding car struck a cruiser on the side of a Boston highway, pushing the cruiser into another vehicle and sending six people to a hospital

Alumnus donates gunshot detection system to UConn

The University of Connecticut is participating in a pilot program for a gunshot detection system that was developed and donated to the school by an alumnus

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Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger to be auctioned

Items owned by Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger are going on the auction block as the federal government attempts to raise money for the families of his victims

Bear seen wandering around town tranquilized, relocated

Authorities say a bear that wandered around a Connecticut town this week has been tranquilized and relocated

ACLU: Westerly Yacht Club's men-only policy violates Rhode Island law

A Rhode Island yacht club that allows full membership to men only is being urged to change its policy or face a possible lawsuit

3 dead as nearly 20 overdose on tainted heroin or cocaine in New Haven, surrounding towns

Officials in New Haven have declared a public health emergency following a string of overdoses linked to a batch of heroin mixed with fentanyl

State says thousands will continue to get child care subsidy

A Connecticut agency says thousands of low-income working families will continue to receive coverage under the Care4Kids program

Body found in water tentatively identified as missing Long Island Sound boater

A body spotted in the water off Fairfield on Thursday has been tentatively identified as a man who went missing while boating on Long island Sound earlier this month

GOP cuts off Dems’ revolt, CT lawmakers say they won’t quit

House Republicans pulled the plug on a revolt by Democrats led by Connecticut Rep. John Larson and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis by adjourning in the middle of the night for the long July 4th break.

Connecticut mother of 4 loses bid to avoid prison

Connecticut mother of four who was facing 5 years in prison for a non-fatal stabbing has lost a bid to get her entire sentence suspended

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Firefighters knock down Friday night blaze in Waterford in matter of minutes

Firefighters were able to stop a fire at the Bottinelli Monument company from spreading throughout the wood-frame building Friday night, according to Cohanzie Fire Department Chief Todd Branche.

Firefighters respond to blaze at Waterford business

About 9:45 p.m. Friday firefighters responded to Bottinelli Custom Monuments, at 717 Broad St., for the report of a structure fire.

DEEP, Coast Guard to increase enforcement of boating under the influence laws

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police and partner agencies announced Friday they are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence.

Video game argument leads to stabbing in Groton

A 14-year-old stabbed another teen in the head with a kitchen knife Wednesday during an argument over a video game the two were playing, police said.

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Prices soar on last day of Barrett-Jackson auction

More than 200 vehicles were to be sold Saturday, the third and final day of the event.

Sunday is Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

Historic gardens around the state are offering special events and activities from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday as part of Connecticut Historic Gardens Day.

Clothier Ray Smith takes his shop on the road

He knows his customers well. Their average age is 89 and they prefer elastic-waist pants, comfortable tops and fabric that is wash-and-dry.

Clergy 'cry out for the children of this town' amid opioid crisis

Churches minister directly to the addicted through meal programs, Bible-based recovery meetings and Christian rehabilitation centers, and some clergy end up performing funeral services for one young person after another.

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Conservative writer George Will drops out of GOP over Trump

Conservative columnist George Will parts ways with the Republican Party because of its support of Donald Trump

Britain's leaving the EU. What should I do with my money?

As uncertainty roils global markets, experts urge U.S. investors to stay calm and carry on. How Britain's EU exit affects your investments and money.