Chopper flights with doors open, tight restraints grounded

In this March 12, 2018, file photo, a helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge in New York after a Sunday night crash.  The crash is prompting regulators to temporarily ground “doors off” flights using tight restraints that could trap people in an emergency. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the ban on Friday amid concerns such harnesses prevented passengers from escaping. Five people were killed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

A deadly New York City helicopter crash has prompted regulators to temporarily ground flights that have the doors open and that use tight seat restraints that could trap people in emergencies

New bill targets fake service dogs in Rhode Island

A Rhode Island lawmaker is trying to stop people from pretending their pet is a service dog

Candidate for Connecticut governor released from hospital after collapse

A Republican contender for Connecticut governor who collapsed at a meet-and-greet event has been released from a hospital

Rhode Island store struck by vehicle for 2nd time this month

A vehicle has crashed into a Rhode Island print shop for the second time this month

Connecticut man charged in phone hacking extortion scheme

Police have charged a Connecticut man with hacking the cellphones and social media accounts of more than 20 women and girls to obtain sensitive photos and personal information


Man found frozen to death in Connecticut park identified

Police say a man found frozen to death in a Connecticut park has been identified by a relative

Connecticut officials concerned about push to arm teachers

Connecticut officials are voicing concerns about President Donald Trump's push to arm teachers, despite a state law that generally makes it illegal to possess a gun on school grounds

Prince of Providence: Notorious mayor gets stage treatment

In this October 1998 file photo, then-Mayor Vincent

The story of notorious late Rhode Island Mayor Buddy Cianci, who was forced out of office twice, is coming to the stage

Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appeal

In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Michelle Carter listens to her sentencing for involuntary manslaughter for encouraging 18-year-old Conrad Roy III to kill himself in July 2014. At left is her defense attorney Joseph Cataldo. Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court notified attorneys Wednesday, March 14, 2018, that it has agreed to hear Carter's appeal. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)

The highest court in Massachusetts has agreed to hear the appeal of a young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself

Ex-boxing champ Paz pleads no contest but says he's innocent

Five-time boxing champion Vinny Paz, left, appears in court in Warwick, R.I., Thursday, March 15, 2018. Paz pleaded no contest to assaulting his girlfriend, and received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation.  (Steve Szydlowski/Providence Journal via AP)

Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz pleaded no contest Thursday in Rhode Island to assaulting his girlfriend, but says outside court that he's 'always innocent'

Former mayoral candidate sentenced to prison

Formal mayoral candidate in New Britain, Connecticut has been sentenced to prison for an altercation with the city's current mayor during a children's event

80-year-old woman dies a week after being struck by car

An 80-year-old Connecticut woman has died from injuries suffered when she was struck by a car last week

Connecticut lottery under investigation after scandals

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection investigates state lottery for its handling of a series of scandals and the following disciplinary actions taken against employees



Howard Metzger had doubts about gifting Palmer-Warner House to Landmarks

One month before he died, in July 2005, from complications from injuries sustained in a car...


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Police: Ledyard man pointed airsoft gun at officer

Police on Wednesday arrested a Ledyard man who allegedly violated an order of protection and damaged another resident's property before aiming an airsoft pistol at an officer.

Police: Man stabbed after going to meet woman he found on dating website

A man was treated for superficial stab wounds Thursday night after he was attacked when he went to meet a woman he met on a dating website, New London police said.

Stonington police: K-9 team tracks down assault suspect, victim

The police department said K-9 team Officer Earl Palmer and his dog, Odin, tracked an assault suspect and his injured female victim two miles through a wooded area Wednesday before locating them on Cove Road.

Montville police officer suspended after domestic arrest

A Montville officer has been suspended with pay pending charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident earlier this week.


Second bill raised to reconsider Seaside's fate

One of the buildings at Seaside pictured on April 24, 2014.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A letter from state Sen. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, questioning the state’s plans to turn the grounds and dilapidated buildings at Seaside into a privately run resort triggered the proposal of two bills in two separate legislative committees...

Stonington may drop SEAT bus service

First Selectman Rob Simmons, who is scheduled to meet with SEAT officials Monday, said the town is exploring other options to provide transportation for residents who need it.

Dance class in New London

People participate in an advanced salsa dance class at the Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut in downtown New London on Friday, March 16, 2018.  The dance class is offered through New London Adult Education.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

People participate in an advanced salsa dance class at the Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut in downtown New London Friday, March 16, 2018. The dance class is through New London Adult Education. (Dana Jensen/The Day)