Massachusetts had 65,000 non-fatal opioid overdoses over 15 years

Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during that period topping 65,000

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died

50 cent tax hike on cigarettes takes effect in Rhode Island

The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Rhode Island is now 50 cents higher

Teen accused of vandalizing Holocaust memorial in Boston arraigned

A passerby, left, and a law enforcement official, right, stand near broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Boston. Police say a person is in custody for allegedly vandalizing the memorial. It's the second time the memorial has been damaged this summer. Police say the suspect smashed a glass panel Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A 17-year-old boy accused of vandalizing the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been arraigned and released on his own recognizance

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threaten its survival

In this April 10, 2008, file photo, a North Atlantic right whale breaks the ocean surface off Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay. Marine conservation groups say the endangered North Atlantic right whale is having such a bad year for accidental deaths that all the mortality could challenge the species' ability to recover in the future. There are thought to be no more than 500 of the giant animals left. Biologists say there have been 12 known deaths of the whales since April, meaning about 2 percent of the population had died in just a few months. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species' survival

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Westerly school district proposes ending cheese sandwich policy

A Rhode Island school district is considering doing away with serving cheese sandwiches to children when their parents fall behind on lunch payments

Removal of mysterious object from Westerly beach canceled

A tree removal company's attempt to uproot a mysterious object with steel legs that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach has been postponed

Connecticut State Police refuse to say if accused troopers were disciplined

Connecticut State Police are rejecting public records requests on whether they disciplined a trooper and two sergeants accused of fabricating charges against a sobriety checkpoint protester

Former RI House Speaker to leave prison, enter halfway house

An imprisoned former Rhode Island House Speaker will soon be transferred to a halfway house in Pawtucket after more than two years behind bars

Holocaust memorial in Boston vandalized for second time

A passer-by, left, and a law enforcement official, right, stand near broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Boston. Police say a person is in custody for allegedly vandalizing the memorial. It's the second time the memorial has been damaged this summer. Police say the suspect smashed a glass panel Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer

Hundreds gather at Connecticut rallies in New London, West Hartford for Charlottesville victims

Patricia Dolan, right, of New London, Heather Denman, center, of Mystic and Jeanne Martin, left, of Groton stand at the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in New London on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, with others who gathered in solidarity with the victims of a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Connecticut activists preached love and tolerance at a rally Sunday in West Hartford that drew hundreds in solidarity with the victims of the violence that erupted during a white nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday.

Westerly police: Motorcyclist charged after high-speed chase, crash

A Connecticut man who authorities say was part of a group of motorcyclists that led police on a high-speed chase in Rhode Island is facing charges

Taxi driver dead for 18 hours before anyone noticed

A New York City taxi driver who appeared to be resting was actually dead in his parked vehicle for about 18 hours

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Police seek suspects in Preston home burglary

State police are looking for two people who orchestrated a robbery on Route 2 in Preston by luring elderly homeowners away from their house, with one man claiming he worked for Eversource.

Jordan Cove Road bridge to be closed in Waterford for 90 days

A portion of Jordan Cove Road will be closed for 90 days beginning next week as crews work to replace the bridge over the Jordan River.

Ledyard woman accused of hitting elderly person with purse

Police arrested a town woman Tuesday after they said she got into an argument with her mother and grandmother and struck one of them with her purse.

Police: Man threatened clerk, baby with rock in Norwich robbery

Facebook has once again helped police solve a crime, this time a robbery in which a man with a large rock threatened a sales clerk and her 1-month-old baby.

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West Nile detected in North Stonington

No human or horse cases have been reported with illnesses associated with the virus in Connecticut this season. There have been 131 human cases of West Nile virus-related illness, including three fatalities, diagnosed in Connecticut residents since...

Navy event showcases latest in drone technology

For the past several days, government contractors and members of labs and academia have gathered next to Narraganset Bay to demonstrate the latest in drone technology. It is the third year that the Naval Undersea Warfare Center has hosted the event.

Operation Homefront

From left, Irish Capes, going into kindergarten, gets help picking out school supplies from his mother, Ashlen, as his brother Maverick, going into first grade, gets help from aunt Hannah Knaggs during Operation Homefront's Back-to-School Brigade on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Balfour Beaty Communities in Groton. More than 175 backpacks and school supplies were distributed to Groton-area military families during the annual event, which has over 50 locations near installations across the country. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Irish Capes, from left, going into kindergarten, gets help picking out school supplies from his mother, Ashlen, as his brother Maverick, going into first grade, gets help from aunt Hannah Knaggs during Operation Homefront's Back-to School Brigade on...

Farm to Pier

People chat before dining while attending the Farm to Pier Dinner at the Waterfront Park in New London on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017.  The proceeds from the event go to F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Education, Security, Health) New London.  The food was provided by Huntsbrook Farm in Waterford and other area farms.  The Brigaid Chefs, who serve the students in the New London School system, prepared the meal. The event was sponsored by the Downtown New London Association, Neff Productions and Gina Barber Creative.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

People chat Wednesday before dining while attending the Farm to Pier Dinner at the Waterfront Park in New London.