In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of Olaf, from the animated film,

Security for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature trucks filled with sand, concrete barriers and scores of police officers

3-year-old killed, 4 others injured in crashes after pursuit

Waterbury police investigate a car crash on South Main Street at East Liberty Street in Waterbury, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring three other people on the sidewalk. (Jim Shannon/Republican-American via AP)

Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring a 1-year-old and two adults on the sidewalk

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A National Park Ranger places a wreath outside John F. Kennedy's childhood home in Brookline, Mass., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, on the 54th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination in Dallas in 1963. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination

Man fatally stabbed in birthday cake argument

Police say an argument about birthday cake led to a fatal stabbing in Connecticut

State agencies urged to use Connecticut airports for travel

State agencies being instructed to use state-based airports, including Bradley, for all air travel

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IRS agrees homeowners can write off foundation fix costs

Connecticut congressmen say IRS has agreed homeowners can write off costs to repair their crumbling foundations

Immigrant allowed to return home after living in church

A native of Ecuador living in Connecticut who took sanctuary inside a New Haven church last summer to avoid deportation can go home to his family

Malloy signs one budget fix and then asks for another

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs one fix to the new Connecticut budget into law, but now wants lawmakers to make another one

Lawyer: Former Connecticut college student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

Brianna Brochu, accused of contaminating her black roommate's belongings at the University of Hartford, addresses the court during a hearing, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Hartford. She's charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Prosecutors say they're determining whether to add a hate crime charge. (Mark Mirko/The Courant via AP, Pool)

The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings says he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges

3-year-old killed, 3 others injured in crash after pursuit

Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring three other people on the sidewalk

3 suspects charged in carjacking of three college students

Police in Connecticut say three college students were carjacked and robbed at knifepoint and three suspects have been taken into custody

Police: Football coach attacked, beaten by 3 magnet school students

Police say three Connecticut magnet school students who attacked a junior varsity football coach are facing assault charges

Facing a $203 million state budget deficit, Malloy presses legislators to act

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intensified pressure on the legislature Monday to come into special session to repair the new state budget, projecting a $203 million deficit that exceeds a key risk threshold.

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Fireman Passero, New London's cat-rescue mayor

After some intervention, the city rescues a cat from a tree, despite a policy against it.

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Waterford man arrested for touching himself inappropriately in public

A Waterford man was charged with breach of peace after he was observed touching himself inappropriately in his vehicle in the Village Market parking lot, police said.

Groton police issue Silver Alert for 'endangered runaway'

Police issued late Tuesday night a Silver Alert for a 15-year-old boy who they said is an endangered runaway.

Police: Two arrested in New London after drugs, stun guns found

Two New London residents were arrested on drug and other charges Tuesday after police found cocaine, heroin and stun guns at a residence on Moore Avenue, according to a police department news release.

Norwich police investigating possible shots fired incident

Police are investigating a Monday night incident in which a man said he had been shot at but later became uncooperative, according to Lt. John Perry.

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NRC investigation finds security violations at Millstone

Dominion Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford is seen from the air July 9, 2011.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dominion Energy Inc., Millstone Power Station's parent company, has recently agreed to undertake a host of oversight and safety evaluations after a Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigation revealed a former contracted security armorer at...

Choosing joy over suffering

Local author Alexandra Stoddard goes over some of her handwritten manuscripts at her Stonington Borough home on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. She writes in her upstairs office and at local restaurants and coffee shops. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Author Alexandra Stoddard talks about life, and writing, after the death of her husband.

Thanksgiving in Connecticut

A crowd of passengers depart an Amtrak train on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Union Station in New London.  AAA predicts that 50.9 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles this Thanksgiving þÄî the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

A crowd of passengers depart an Amtrak train on Wednesday at Union Station in New London.

DESPP issues holiday cooking safety tips

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, issued safety tips for people preparing holiday meals.

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Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

A new poll shows that with sexual misconduct scandals brewing against politicians, more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving