Mom in toddler tussle video says she went into 'defense mode'

In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Jazmine Headley, center, joins attorney Brian Neary and her mother, Jacqueline Jenkins, outside a courthouse in Trenton, N.J., after she accepted a deal to enter a pretrial intervention program related to credit card theft charges she faced. Headley, who had her toddler yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen video, said in an interview published on Sunday that she went into

A New York mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by police in a widely seen video says she went into "defense mode."

Most teen drug use is down, but officials worry about vaping boom

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes in 2018 compared with the previous year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use. Findings were released on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Twice as many high school students are using nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes compared with last year

Hartford Archdiocese to name priests accused of sexual abuse

The Archdiocese of Hartford plans to release the names of priests who were credibly accused of sexual abuse

State Supreme Court to hear arguments over crumbling foundations insurance

The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether homeowners' insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete

Blumenthal pushes for legislation to curb medication prices

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is pushing for legislation that he says will end "predatory price gouging" on lifesaving medications

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Hero trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

This photo provided by New York State Police on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, shows a rescued dog after it was thrown out of a vehicle in Cortland County, N.Y.  A trucker driving nearby said the dogs were thrown from the rear passenger window of a dirty, rusty Dodge Durango. The trucker stopped and rescued the dogs.  (New York State Police via AP)

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway

Thousands pay respects to fallen Worcester firefighter

Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy's casket is carried out of St. John Church in Worcester, Mass., after his funeral mass Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.  Roy was hurt in the pre-dawn fire last Sunday, and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Shrewsbury resident was a single father who leaves behind a 9-year-old daughter as well as his parents and other relatives. (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)

Thousands of firefighters are paying their final respects to a Worcester firefighter who died battling a house fire

Labor agency warns of likely unemployment processing delays

Connecticut Department of Labor warns of likely processing delays for new unemployment compensation claims due to heavy volume

Connecticut health exchange official says court ruling doesn't affect sign-ups

Connecticut's health insurance exchange COO says a federal court ruling does not affect sign-ups for health care plans

Nearly 100 Connecticut state employees may earn more than $100,000 in OT

Report finds nearly 100 Connecticut state employees may earn more than $100,000 in overtime

Homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam released from jail

Johnny Bobbitt stands during a hearing Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J., on Friday Dec. 14, 2018. Bobbitt will be released from county jail and live in his apartment in Philadelphia.  Prosecutors say Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her former boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas. They raised $400,000, which authorities say was spent on luxury items and casino trips.   (David Swanson /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

A homeless man from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial

More than $500,000 spilled from armored truck; $300,000 still missing

This screen shot from a video provided by Danielle Shah shows people picking up cash that spilled from an armored truck onto the highway in East Rutherford, N.J., near MetLife Stadium, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Police say the incident caused two crashes as motorists stopped to grab the money from the truck that authorities say apparently had an issue with the locking device on one of its doors. (Danielle Shah/@dbholden417 via AP)

Police say nearly $300,000 remains missing a day after two bags of money fell out the back of an armored truck in New Jersey and set off a mad scramble by motorists to grab some of the fluttering bills

Police: Councilman assaulted marshals at immigration protest

Police say a Connecticut city councilman has been arrested during an immigration protest at a local courthouse

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Finding Middle Ground: Price tag for municipal buildings $15.8 million

On Dec. 3, the Waterford Representative Town Meeting approved the appropriation of $15.8 million to demolish and rebuild the Municipal Complex building that houses the Department of Public Works and Utility Commission offices.

Groton's unused properties generating interest

Amid efforts to market several unused properties in town, Groton is having what Economic and Community Developer Paige Bronk describes as almost "a convergence" of three redevelopment projects.

Growing New London church celebrates new building

Pastor Josue Rosado greets parishioners before a celebration of Oasis of Restoration's anniversary and dedication on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at the church in New London. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

On Sunday, pastor Josué Rosado of Oasis de Restauración celebrated two milestones with his congregation: the church’s 58th anniversary and the dedication of its new $1.2 million worship space.