Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump takes to Twitter to endorse Senate GOP budget plan as the 'first step toward massive tax cuts.'

Norwich police arrest alleged drug dealer for 3rd time in 45 days

Police on Wednesday arrested a city man for the third time in 45 days after they allegedly caught him in the act of dealing drugs from his 11th Street apartment.

Norwich police, FBI arrest 5 in prostitution sting

From top left: Jerome M. Taylor, Tamara 
Dean, Nicole M. Larosa, Ashley L. Harnois and Passion Adams. (Courtesy of Norwich police)

Police arrested one man and four women last week as part of an FBI-led, nationwide effort aimed at locating underage victims who have been forced into prostitution.

Connecticut lost 2,000 more jobs last month, labor department reports

Connecticut lost 2,000 jobs in September, the third straight month of declines, though the state’s unemployment rate fell to “a quite low” 4.6 percent, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.

NRA's offer: 'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

This Feb. 25, 2015 file photo shows Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, in Miami. Fulton is against a line of insurance offered by the NRA for gun owners to cover not only civil liability but costs associated with any criminal charges whenever a gun owner uses their firearm in what they call a self-defense or stand your ground case. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)

The NRA's insurance for gun owners involved in self-defense cases is under fire

Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

The Kaiser Family Foundation has found more stability in state Medicaid programs after recent years of surging enrollments and costs

U.S. tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

This image provided by Chris Allen shows the view in Havana, Cuba, from his hotel room - room 1414 - at Hotel Capri in April 2014. Allen’s phone started buzzing as word broke of invisible attacks hitting a U.S. government worker at Havana’s Hotel Capri. Allen’s friends and family had heard an eerily similar story from him before. The tourist from South Carolina had cut short his trip to Cuba two years earlier after numbness spread through all four of his limbs, just minutes after he climbed into bed at the same hotel. Those weren’t the only parallels in Allen’s recounting, which put him in a growing list of Americans with no government connections, asking the same alarming but unanswerable question: Were we victims, too? (Chris Allen via AP)

Chris Allen's mysterious illness on a private 2014 visit to Havana illustrates how profoundly damaging the Cuba mystery has been for two long-estranged neighbors that only recently sought to patch up their relationship

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Truck involved in Old Lyme fatal had been cited for brake violation

View from Four Mile River Road in Old Lyme of the stretch of I-95 northbound Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2017 with a car slamming on its brakes after coming over the hill and finding traffic backed up and moving at a slow speed.   This area was the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Two women — one from Guilford and another from Pennsylvania — died Wednesday afternoon when a heavily braking dump truck collided with the back of their car on Interstate 95 north, according to state police.

Norwich police arrest alleged drug dealer for 3rd time in 45 days

Police on Wednesday arrested a city man for the third time in 45 days after they allegedly caught him in the act of dealing drugs from his 11th Street apartment.

Norwich police, FBI arrest 5 in prostitution sting

From top left: Jerome M. Taylor, Tamara 
Dean, Nicole M. Larosa, Ashley L. Harnois and Passion Adams. (Courtesy of Norwich police)

Police arrested one man and four women last week as part of an FBI-led, nationwide effort aimed at locating underage victims who have been forced into prostitution.

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Nine students recognized at MLK Scholarship Dinner

Fitch High School senior and Dr. Martin Luther King Trust Fund scholar Lily Johnson talks about the importance of having the courage to wear bold socks during 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

There are nine recipients this year of the $20,000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. The scholarships were presented during the 36th annual scholarship dinner, held Thursday evening in the packed ballroom of the Mystic Marriott.

Residents pack Stonington shellfish meeting to oppose oyster farm

More than 100 Quiambaug Cove residents and their attorneys packed the tiny Town Hall meeting room and the hallway outside it Thursday night to again let the Shellfish Commission know they oppose an application for a commercial oyster farming...