High Court reaffirms the end of Connecticut’s death penalty

Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld its landmark ruling declaring the state's death penalty unconstitutional and abolishing capital punishment

State handing towns responsibility for unclaimed human remains

State budget cuts mean Connecticut municipalities now must take responsibility for disposition and, in some cases, storage and transportation of unclaimed human remains, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Connecticut lawmakers urged to consider tougher e-cig laws

Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to pass tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products, such as taxing them the same as tobacco cigarettes and banning flavors

US agency loses $450K camera during underwater scallop study

Researchers on a vessel chartered by the federal government have lost a $450,000 underwater camera, delaying surveys important to the scallop industry

Missing hiker found dead in Maine last year kept journal of ordeal

Documents show an Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were found last year in Maine survived at least 26 days after getting lost and kept a journal documenting her ordeal

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UConn's draft budget scraps plans for increased enrollment

University of Connecticut officials have put off plans to grow enrollment at the state's flagship university in their proposed budget for the next fiscal year

Malloy says it’s foolish to believe Trump on guns

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday "you'd have to be a fool," to believe what presidential hopeful Donald Trump says on gun control or any other subject.

Two Cuban men plead guilty in multi-state burglary spree that included $250K in watches taken in Connecticut

Two Cuban citizens pleaded guilty in federal court in the last week to burglarizing stores across the country, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sen. Warren: Trump is a 'small, insecure moneygrubber'

More shots have been fired in the war of words between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump

MBTA's Worcester to Boston nonstop express train makes debut

Following decades of planning, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's nonstop express train from Worcester to Boston finally made its inaugural run

Reputed mobster indicted on new gun charges after search

A reputed mobster has been indicted on weapons charges stemming from a search of his Connecticut home by federal agents who were looking for a half billion dollars' worth of stolen artwork

Springfield heroin trafficker sentenced to serve 9-10 years

A 53-year-old native of the Dominican Republic who had been living illegally in Springfield has been sentenced to serve between nine and 10 years behind bars for trafficking heroin

Blumenthal raffles D.C. lunch with himself – and Elizabeth Warren

To raise funds, Richard Blumenthal is raffling off a lunch with himself in Washington, D.C.

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Police find 25 grams of heroin, $1,800 cash in Willimantic man's home

Police on Wednesday arrested a Willimantic man they said was in possession of heroin following an investigation into the sale of heroin in the area.

Groton Town police seek suspect after Henny Penny armed robbery

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they said entered a Henny Penny Wednesday night, brandished a knife and stole money from the cash register.

Driver of motorized cart transported by Life Star helicopter after collision in Stonington

Although South Broad Street has been reopened, the investigation into a Wednesday morning crash that sent one person to the hospital via Life Star helicopter is just beginning, police said.

Juvenile arrested following threat against Kelly Middle School

Police on Wednesday morning arrested a juvenile who allegedly posted threatening information regarding Kelly Middle School on social media.

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Waterford nursing home honors vets with photo wall, ceremony

The decades-old photos of several current and recent residents of the Waterford rehabilitation and nursing center now hang in its front entrance.

Wheeler ceremonies mark Memorial Day with student essays

The middle and high schools each spent an hour Thursday marking Memorial Day, with ceremonies that recognized seniors going into the military, student essays and performances by the Wheeler band and chorus.

New nature center, bath house opens at Hammonasset

A new nature center and bath house opened Thursday at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

Sailing weather

A Mitchell College sailing class, in partnership with New England Science & Sailing, leaves the Mitchell College Sailing Center dock to go sailing Thursday.