Carson says he won't dismantle social programs as HUD chief


President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development says he doesn't plan to dismantle social safety net programs

Effort to stem homegrown US extremism launches in Massachusetts

A federally backed effort to stem the rise of homegrown extremists is underway in Massachusetts

Driver convicted in accident that fatally injured teacher

A driver who stuck and fatally injured a teacher in a Connecticut middle school parking lot has been acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of other charges

Skyscraper project downsized from 3 towers to 1

A developer proposing to build Rhode Island's tallest building is downsizing his plans from three skyscrapers to just one

Connecticut using new system to audit election results

The Secretary of the State's Office has launched a new electronic auditing system

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Man who used wheelchair in Rolex theft gets 6-year sentence

A Connecticut man who rolled into a jewelry store in a wheelchair, asked to see a $37,000 watch, then got up and sprinted out with the expensive timepiece has been sentenced to six years behind bars

Highway officials tout success of all-electronic tolling

State transportation officials are touting early successes of the new all-electronic tolling system along the Massachusetts Turnpike

Southern students face robbery charges, Watertown Police say

Two Southern Connecticut State University students face robbery charges after an October holdup, police said Thursday.

State to close sections of Somers Prison

With crime down sharply both nationally and in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday that the state is closing four housing sections at Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers that previously held 400 inmates.

Massachusetts teen pleads guilty to making hoax threats

A Massachusetts teenager has pleaded guilty to making hoax threats that prompted police responses in several states

Man charged with attempting to move money through casino

A Massachusetts man is accused of trying to move large amounts of money through a Rhode Island casino multiple times in an attempt to avoid federal reporting requirements

CAIR says anti-Muslim letter sent to Connecticut mosque

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Connecticut is asking police to increase patrols near a mosque that received a threatening, anti-Muslim letter

New York won't keep ID card applicants' records in future

New York City won't keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, though a court has temporarily blocked the city from destroying more than 900,000 current cardholders' records

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Stonington should not outlaw VRBO rentals

Regulating vacation rentals would be a slippery legal slope.

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Accident closes Douglas Lane in Waterford

Police said Douglas Lane was closed late Thursday night following a vehicle accident. LifeStar was called to the scene shortly before 11 p.m.

Salem resident troopers collecting toys for kids

The town of Salem and its two resident troopers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to distribute to local children in need from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem Marketplace, 20 Hartford Road.

Norwich police want help identifying hit-and-run driver

Police are hoping the public can help them identify the driver of a truck they said hit a pedestrian about 6 p.m. Dec. 2.

Norwich police cancel year-old Silver Alert

Police have canceled a Silver Alert they issued last year for a teen who went missing Dec. 9, 2015.

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Green and Growing: Grow a gardener’s gift list with regional roots

These garden products and services all have local roots—made, invented, written, or produced by our regional neighbors.

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Norwich Community Development Corp working to overcome fire damage losses

The Norwich Community Development Corp. hopes to try again in January to celebrate the grand opening of its new Foundry 66 shared workspace facility at 66 Franklin St. after all repairs are completed from the fire that damaged the facility just one...

Hotel idea pitched for long-vacant Fort Trumbull property

A Massachusetts-based hotel owner and developer says he is interested in building a $15 million hotel and conference center on a long-vacant waterfront parcel in the Fort Trumbull area.

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New CDC data underestimate accidental shooting deaths of kids

Government statistics significantly understate how many children in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year

UPDATED: Obama orders review of election hacking

A White House official says the president has ordered a review of the email hacking that rattled the presidential campaign