NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting


A New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man in a pitch-dark public housing stairway has been convicted of manslaughter

An ‘imperfect’ Malloy asks for patience, understanding

In the first of a series of open-ended town hall meetings, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood his ground Thursday on his intention to make deep spending cuts. But the governor did so in a tone more plaintive than combative, suggesting in his sixth year in...

Rhode Island governor signs truck toll bill

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that will impose a toll on big-rig trucks traveling highways through the state

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Bill Would Legalize Marijuana In Connecticut

Legislation has been introduced that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older.

Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

Universities and state governments are supporting open-source textbooks as a way to make college more affordable

New state public health commissioner appointed

Dr. Raul Pino has been appointed to serve as the state Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday.

80-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation

An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court in Massachusetts

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

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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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Lease approval could bring oysters back to Ledyard

The town is working to develop a lease that would restore oyster beds which have been vacant since the 1990s. Jim Markow is also planning on harvesting naturally set oysters, which are trickier to grow.

Officials: Coordinated effort needed to tackle heroin addiction in region

Tackling heroin addiction in the region will require a coordinated effort, from mental health services to education to new laws, local and state elected officials said Thursday.

Former cardboard recycling plant awaits cleanup

Officials are preparing to assess what will be needed to clean up wastewater lagoons and other areas of the former Fusion Paperboard plant in Sprague, which closed in September 2014 and entered bankruptcy proceedings a year later.

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.

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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