Blumenthal pushes for a bill to prevent animal cruelty

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. questions FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during Wray's confirmation hearing before the committee.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is pushing for a bill to prevent animal cruelty

Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

In this Dec. 15, 2009, file photo, Sean

Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head

Governor calls for investing in Rhode Island parks, beaches

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo says Rhode Island needs to invest more in its state parks and beaches

NYC to make sure your hairstyle won't be held against you

New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines.

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II. The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. It was years after the photo was taken that Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, were confirmed to be the couple. (Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File)

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died

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Tax on sugary drinks tops Lamont’s list of new ‘sin taxes’

Levies on e-cigarettes, plastic bags and new liquor deposits also recommended

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York. Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts. The New York Democrat, a once-rising star who also ran for mayor, was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website now shows Weiner is in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s not immediately clear when he was transferred and where he’s currently staying. The bureau, federal court in New York and Weiner’s lawyer didn’t immediately comment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison in Massachusetts

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

Revelers march and shout to the crowd during the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig

Dog reunited with owner after 8-month, 175-mile journey

A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles away

Lamont reverses himself, will offer plan to toll cars and trucks

The governor announced Saturday he will propose electronic tolling on cars and trucks when he unveils his state budget Wednesday, saying tolling trucks alone “would provide at least some revenue to maintain our system, though not enough to...

Federal grant awarded for affordable housing in Rhode Island

A $6.4 million federal grant has been awarded to finance affordable housing in Rhode Island

Seal pup rescued after wandering onto Massachusetts road

A seal pup is back in the ocean after being rescued from a road in Massachusetts

Naugatuck police reviewing lieutenant's Facebook post

Naugatuck police say they are reviewing posts made by their spokesman on his personal Facebook account

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Who will save the Mother Bailey House?

The City of Groton will be seeking a committed owner willing to restore and preserve the historic...

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Bill would allow police to get mental help without repercussions

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, has introduced a bill that she said would enable police officers to get the mental help they need without negative consequences.

Police logs – Feb. 17, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Feb. 16, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

New London firefighter charged with DUI in Groton

City police have arrested a New London firefighter on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving an unregistered motor vehicle, according to the police report.

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Stonington High School Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Stonington High School Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Lee's Kitchen: Rice pudding worth reminiscing about

I came from a family that liked puddings and, to this day, so do I.

A taste of the tropics

Tiare, left, and Kai'Ulani, right, dancers with Kaiholunuie, a Polynesian dance group from Wallingford, lead a lesson for children attending Tropical Sunsation at Mystic Aquarium Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Kai'Ulani is wearing a Tahitian regalia. The group taught dances from Tahiti, Hawaii and New Zealand Maori traditions. The event, which ran over the long Presidents' Day weekend, also featured Live steel drum music, diving mermaids in the Coral Reef exhibit, and a tropical fish craft for kids of all ages. Tropical Sunsation activities were free to all with paid admission to the aquarium. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dancers with Kaiholunuie, a polynesian dance group from Wallingford, lead a lesson for children attending Tropical Sunsation at Mystic Aquarium.

Feeding the seagulls

Cindy Shea, of East Lyme, throws donuts and pizza rolls to the seagulls at McCook Point Beach on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Niantic.  Shea said she stops to feed the birds most days and usually brings donated food from Flanders Bake Shop that the store was going to throw away.

Cindy Shea, of East Lyme, throws donuts and pizza rolls to the seagulls at McCook Point Beach on Monday in Niantic.