Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect


A growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers looking at innovative responses

Denied licenses, immigrants plan march across Rhode Island

Immigrants who aren't allowed to drive are planning a march across Rhode Island to protest inaction on legislation that would have granted driver's licenses to people in the country illegally

Ex-offender graduates Yale Law School 10 years after release

A Connecticut man says he refuses to let his time in prison define his life

Metro-North plans to connect Penn Station and Grand Central

Metro-North riders could be within six years of choosing to commute to Penn Station or Grand Central Terminal, a prospect that the railroad says will expand capacity and convenience.

Parole hearings begin for juveniles with long prison terms

The state Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to begin new parole hearings for juvenile offenders who were sentenced to lengthy prison terms

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Replica of Jefferson's Monticello home goes up for auction

A Connecticut home that is a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is about to go on the auction block

Parishioners hold last service at church after 11-year vigil

Members of a parish closed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston have held a final service before leaving the church they've occupied in an around-the-clock vigil since 2004

Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

Connecticut focuses on growing the television and digital media industry despite early goals to be "Hollywood East"

Package explodes at New York prison guard's home, burns him

Authorities say an exploding package seriously burned a prison guard who found and opened it near his central New York home, and they're working to determine who sent it and why

DOT, Metro-North move ahead with Walk Bridge agreements

Connecticut's Department of Transportation and Metro-North Railroad are moving ahead with agreements to eventually replace the 120-year-old swing bridge over the Norwalk River

A Vermont veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

An Afghanistan War veteran in Vermont is working to return 100 Purple Heart medals or certificates earned during World War I in time to commemorate the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the war

Vermont City Marathon halted due to high temperatures

Organizers of the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington have called off the race due to high temperatures

Pilots pay tribute to comrade whose WWII plane crashed

Fellow pilots have paid tribute to a colleague who crashed a vintage plane into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey by performing an aerial salute over the aviation museum that owned the plane

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Mystic man with two DWI convictions, charged again in Stonington after crashing scooter

A Mystic man with two previous drunken-driving convictions, was charged with driving under the influence again Sunday night when he crashed his motor scooter on Pequot Trail.

Man treated Sunday in New London for suspected opioid overdose

A 25-year-old man from Groton was treated Sunday afternoon for a suspected opioid overdose in the restroom of a restaurant, according to New London Deputy Police Chief Peter Reichard.

Pawcatuck woman charged with DWI after chasing down school bus, other driver

Police charged a Pawcatuck woman with driving under the influence and driving to intimidate or harass Thursday afternoon after they say she chased down a school bus in her car and later tried to force another driver off the road after the driver...

Newly independent Ledyard police aim to cut down accidents

Independent since Feb. 1 and equipped with first-ever town police chief, John Rich, the Ledyard force has begun an accident-reduction initiative and say they're already seeing some progress.

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Aquarium opens new frog exhibit

Mystic Aquarium opened a new 1,000-square-foot exhibit Saturday that features 20 different species of frogs ranging from the exotic Solomon Island frogs to the oversized American bullfrog. The exhibit emphasizes the importance of protecting the...

Foster Grandparent Program to end locally after almost 50 years

After almost 50 years of operation, the Thames Valley Council for Community Action's Foster Grandparent Program will be calling it quits at the end of June.

End of an era in New London public defender's office

Susan O. Storey, Connecticut's chief public defender, said Bruce Sturman and Peter Scillieri have consistently been two of the best lawyers in the Division of Public Defender Services.

Ceremony honors submariners and those lost on board USS Scorpion

Veterans, service members, and families gathered Monday morning to honor the sacrifices of lost submariners and their legacy of "service above self" during a ceremony held by the U.S. Submarine Veterans Groton Base.