2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in NYC sky


Two thousand pigeons tagged with LED lights are the stars of the New York night sky in a special show

More layoff notices issued in Connecticut court system

Officials in Connecticut's judicial branch are issuing a second round of layoff notices

Painful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairs

A subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months or see extremely limited service for three years under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy

State GOP leader says lawmakers should stick to budget in session

House Republican leader Themis Klarides says the legislature shouldn't take up Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed criminal justice bill when they return for a special session

Ex-university student sentenced in party drug overdoses case

A former Wesleyan University student involved in a rash of campus overdoses tied to the party drug Molly has been sentenced to four months in prison

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Woman who hanged her dogs from tree gets 6 months in prison

A Connecticut woman who hanged her two dogs from a tree has been sentenced to six months in prison

Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends

Pall of sexual abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends at elite New England prep schools

Man sues Bridgeport police, city for mistaken arrests

A Connecticut man has filed suit against the city of Bridgeport and its police department after he was arrested three times and was detained in a repeated case of mistaken identity

Connecticut Democrats say no vote on budget deal Wednesday

House Democratic leaders say lawmakers won't vote Wednesday night on new budget for next fiscal year, saying there's not enough time to fully debate the bill before the legislature adjourns at midnight

Highlights of what passed, failed in legislative session

Medical marijuana for children and armed community college police forces are among the host of bills that passed during this year's regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly

New York man pleads guilty to role in ATM skimming scam

A New York man has admitted to his role in a scheme that installed skimmers on bank ATMs across Rhode Island to steal more than $709,000 from unsuspecting victims

NTSB says no evidence of explosion in fatal NY plane crash

An investigator says the debris field of wreckage from a small plane that broke apart over Long Island is consistent with "pieces coming off while it was in flight" and not evidence of an explosion

Chemist who worked on drug cases was usually high

Court documents released Tuesday say a former state chemist was high on drugs almost every day for the nearly eight years she worked at an Amherst drug lab

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Tax commisioner denies 'deal' with hedge fund executive

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Stonington police warn residents of widespread IRS scam

Police are warning residents of an IRS phone scam which prompted more than 25 phone calls to police from concerned residents on Thursday.

North Stonington police investigate recent burglaries

Police in North Stonington and Norwich are investigating thefts from vehicles and homes and urge residents to lock doors and call police if they witness suspicious activity.

Police awaiting toxicology results for suspicious death at L+M

Police on Thursday said they're waiting on toxicology results to determine the cause of the "suspicious" death of a Norwich woman at Lawrence + Memorial on Tuesday.

Four charged in pellet gun drive-by shooting in Waterford

Four individuals wanted in connection with a drive-by pellet gun shooting in Waterford were apprehended in Montville Wednesday afternoon.

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New London opioid roundtable focuses on gaps in care

A roundtable discussion was held Thursday focused on the opioid addiction crisis hosted by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, at the Science and Technology Magnet High School.

Barque Eagle stops in New London before Ireland trip

U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle is two months into its summer training schedule and is in New London to pick up the first group of Coast Guard Academy cadets who will train on the ship.

62nd annual Child & Family Agency tag sale begins in New London

Cars lined the streets surrounding the New London Armory on Thursday morning as residents from near and far flocked to the first day of a local nonprofit's 62nd annual tag sale.

Support for land protection bill falls short, will return next year

A measure that would have put a state constitutional amendment to protect state parks and forests to voters passed both houses of the General Assembly, but fell just short of winning a sufficient majority to be put on the November ballot.

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Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28

A renowned Russian conductor leads a triumphant concert in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp kills at least 28 people, including many children