Possible jury investigation of outside material puts Gingerella shooter's guilty verdict at risk

The 12 jury members who found Hughes guilty of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm on July 26 are being asked to return to New London Superior Court on Sept. 4, when the trial judge, Judge Barbara Bailey Jongbloed, will question them to...

As K2 overdoses in New Haven continue, New London officials wary

New Haven emergency personnel respond to overdose cases on the New Haven Green in Connecticut on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.  More than 30 people overdosed Wednesday from a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana there. No deaths were reported but officials said at least two people had life-threatening symptoms.  (Arnold Gold/New Haven Register via AP)

As New Haven continues to deal with a rash of overdoses on K2, or synthetic marijuana, officials are watching to see whether any of the strong and fast-acting batch makes it to New London.

Police investigating Norwich fire believed to be intentional

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into a fire at 20 Stanley Place on Wednesday afternoon that they believe was intentional.

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Police: Woman's body found floating in river in New London

Emergency personnel lift a raft from the water on City Pier in New London on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, after recovering a woman's body. (Lindsay Boyle/The Day)

Emergency personnel found the body of a woman in her mid- to late 50s floating in the water underneath City Pier on Wednesday morning, police said.

Police: Niantic man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser on I-95

The man told police he had consumed three beers a few minutes before he drove through a set of flares a state trooper had arranged around a broken-down vehicle on the left side of I-95 northbound and hit the cruiser from behind.

Police logs - Aug. 16, 2018

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Ethics questions hang over RCDA

A former vice president has been working as the agency's paid lawyer, defending it against a...

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Eagle open for tours in New London

The Coast Guard barque Eagle is scheduled to host free public tours this weekend at City Pier in New London.

Preston Summer Fest to be held Monday

The Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Summer Fest Monday at Preston Community Park, 13 Route 117.

Abuse victims find furry, four-legged comfort at Safe Futures

Madison, a client at Safe Futures in New London, gives and receives attention from Luna, the shelter's therapy dog, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Safe Futures provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and has just received a grant to expand its shelter pets program, where domestic abuse victims can bring their pets along with them. Safe Futures is the only pet-friendly shelter in the state of Connecticut.   (Tim Cook/The Day)

Safe Futures, the New London-based organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence in southeastern Connecticut, is leading the way in Connecticut with its therapy dog and with accommodating clients who don't want to leave their...

Salem Schools to destroy outdated special education records

All files are scheduled to be destroyed on Aug. 24. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the records, call (860) 859-3988 before Aug. 20.

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After wooing the PawSox, Worcester plans major announcement

Worcester, Massachusetts, officials who've spent more than a year trying to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to their city say they're planning a "major announcement."

Analysis: The top 10 governor's races of 2018 heavily favor Democrats

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Racine, Wisconsin, on Nov. 10, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.

Many of the governors in these states will have strong influence over the legislative districts drawn when new Census data arrives in 2020.