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 tive a talk at the Weller Center at Mitchell College Feb.

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.

Groton RTM approves sale of former William Seely School property

A representative of Kincora Development LLC, developer of the Waterford Commons shopping center, said the company is considering a mixed-use development for the property.

Norwich man faces child porn charges

State police arrested a Norwich man Thursday on charges he allegedly emailed child pornography to an individual in Rhode Island.

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.

MILITARY/DEFENSE

Coast Guard Academy investigating third-class cadets for alleged cheating

The Coast Guard Academy is investigating a group of third-class cadets for allegedly cheating on online quizzes, which would be a violation of the academy's Honor Concept.

Advisory panel begins imagining stories, visitor experience of future Coast Guard Museum

An advisory panel has begun preliminary discussions into the stories that should be told and the experience it wants visitors to have at the National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

New CGA superintendent focused on leadership development, increasing size of the corps

Eight months into the top post at the Coast Guard Academy, Rear Adm. James Rendon is working to increase the size of the corps of cadets from 886 to 1,000, after recently receiving a memo from Coast Guard Headquarters to do so.

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STATE

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

NATION/WORLD

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

Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

A Somalia government spokesman says that CCTV video footage at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint