Boston program allows smokers to vote with their butts

Boston is trying to rid city streets of unsightly cigarette butts with special receptacles that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question

Man who shot Connecticut trooper unlikely to be charged

Authorities say a Maine man who shot a Connecticut State Police trooper in Texas is unlikely to be charged

Man who spent 30 years in prison is freed pending new trial

A man who spent 3 decades in prison for a rape conviction based in part on a strand of hair has been freed by a judge in Massachusetts

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What Could UConn Budget Cuts Mean For Students?

Gov. 's proposed budget calls for across-the-board cuts, including a combined $31.2 million reduction in funding to the and UConn Health.

Emergency crews train to deal with active shooters

Part of being an emergency responder is preparing for the worst.

State's quasi-public agencies told to be more open

All of the state's quasi-public agencies are being asked to provide detailed financial data to improve the transparency of their operations.

Third man charged in Hartford sex trafficking case

A third man has been charged in connection with a sex trafficking investigation involving an 18-year-old woman who was held against her will, physically abused and forced into prostitution

Lawmakers mull changes at Connecticut DMV to improve service

Lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are looking at ways to improve service at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles following a year of backlogs and long lines stemming from a computer overhaul

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Malloy, Wyman, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, DeLauro, Esty et al got Berned

Connecticut's Democratic establishment all campaigned for Clinton in New Hampshire.

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Two suffer minor injuries in partial ceiling collapse in New London apartment

Two tenants of an apartment on Franklin Street were taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Ledyard man indicted on sexual abuse charges

The man was charged in Colorado after he corresponded with an undercover officer and drove to meet minor girls for sexual activity, the U.S. Attorney's office in Colorado said.

Barn on North Road in Groton catches fire, collapses

No injuries were reported and no animals were in the barn, which was once part of a family farm owned by the Ackleys.

Car crashes into house in Stonington Borough

A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after police and fire officials say she crashed into a parked car and then a stone house adjacent to St. Mary Church in the borough.

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Zika virus cases to be monitored, tested in Connecticut

The state has begun a coordinated multi-agency response to the Zika virus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday.

Salem tax base increases by 1 percent

The town's tax base grew by just over 1 percent in 2015 to $366.7 million, according to calculations from assessor Barbara Perry.

Marine toxicologist to speak at Mitchell College

Susan Shaw, marine toxicologist, public health professional, explorer and author who dove into the Gulf of Mexico oil slick a month after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 will give a talk at the Weller Center at Mitchell College Feb.

UPDATED: State police ID man found dead in Old Lyme

State police have identified the man the said they found in the water off Osprey Road around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Adnan Syed prosecutor rejects 'Serial' podcast, saying, 'He did it.'

A defense attorney says "we proved our case" that Adnan Syed deserves a retrial because his lawyers failed to call a key alibi witness and because prosecutors presented misleading cell tower data at trial 15 years ago