Lamont would ease ‘debt diet’ in final push for highway tolls

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont delivers his State of the State address at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Gov. Ned Lamont is making a final push to salvage tolls this year and its success could hinge on the limit he and lawmakers set on Connecticut's credit card.

'Some jerk' steals doors off police Humvee

Police in Massachusetts are looking for "some jerk" who stole four doors off a department vehicle

Connecticut Lottery executive on leave amid questions over FBI taping

The vice president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has been placed on administrative leave amid questions over her role in an FBI investigation of another lottery official

Rhode Island priest faces drunken-driving charge

A Roman Catholic priest is facing a drunken driving charge after police say he struck and injured a pedestrian

Police seeking Connecticut woman whose belongings were found on trail

Police are searching for a Connecticut woman whose belongings were found scattered on a hiking trail

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Con Ed befuddled by cause of Manhattan blackout

Screens in Times Square are black during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. Authorities were scrambling to restore electricity to Manhattan following a power outage that knocked out Times Square's towering electronic screens and darkened marquees in the theater district and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

New York City and Con Edison officials are befuddled over what caused Saturday night’s blackout on Manhattan’s west side, which left hundreds of thousands without electricity and subway service.

Connecticut man to be honored for his work on Apollo 11 mission

A Connecticut man is being honored for his work on the Apollo 11 lunar mission

Blumenthal says proposed insurance rates are unaffordable

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says proposed health insurance rate increases in Connecticut are unaffordable

Lamont to sign bill to accelerate 5G wireless technology

Connecticut's governor is holding a ceremonial bill signing for legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed, 5G wireless technology in the state

Great white sharks spotted at 3 Cape Cod beaches

Great white sharks have been spotted at three Cape Cod beaches

Updated: Transformer fire knocks out power in Manhattan; theaters dark, subways stop

Screens in Times Square are black during a widespread power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York. Authorities say a transformer fire caused a power outage in Manhattan and left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled.  (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

Authorities say a widespread power shortage in Manhattan has left businesses without electricity, elevators stuck and subway cars stalled

Patriots' Kraft pledges $100K for families of bikers killed

Members of the U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club salute the flag during the playing of the national anthem at the beginning of a memorial and remembrance service for seven motorcyclists and their spouses who died in the June crash Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.  The seven bikers were killed when a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer slammed into a group of riders in Randolph, N.H.  (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pledged to donate $100,000 to help the families of seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month

Restoration work begins in R.I. House, Senate chambers

Work has begun on a project to restore and update the House and Senate chambers in the Rhode Island State House

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Stonington planning director targets public comments on Smiler's

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Preston crash leads to DWI arrest

State police arrested a New Jersey man on drunken driving and other charges early Sunday after they say he crashed his car and then fled.

Officials: Pedestrian seriously injured in New London rollover crash

Firefighters said they took two people to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after a pickup truck struck a pedestrian and rolled over in front of Goodyear Monday morning.

Motorcyclist injured in East Lyme crash

The motorcyclist was brought by ambulance Saturday to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and then flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital after the 7:40 p.m. crash.

Man shot, police search for suspect in New London

New London police Chief Peter Reichard arrives during a search taking place Saturday, July 13, 2019, at a multifamily home at 207 Jefferson Ave. in New London for a suspect in a shooting that took place a few blocks away on Walden Avenue.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A manhunt was underway Saturday in New London for the suspect in a shooting that left a man with life-threatening wounds.

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Ledyard author’s novel a community effort

Heather Dalton’s book “Tanglewood” started with a pink slip and ended with a classful of enthusiastic youth writers and $1,000 for an orphanage and school in Haiti.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider every angle of a situation before you get involved. Emotions will be difficult to control, and if left to fester, will result in taking action when it's in your best interest to simply observe.

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Brendan Scott, 9, visiting from Massachusetts, cartwheels off the shore into Alewife Cove on Monday, July 15, 2019, while playing with his twin sister Jillian and dad Joe, at left, at Waterford Beach Park.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brendan Scott, 9, visiting from Massachusetts, cartwheels off the shore into Alewife Cove on Monday while playing at Waterford Beach Park. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Kentucky Derby defendants ask judge to dismiss charges

The five defendants charged in federal indictments with conspiracy and theft in connection with lavish trips to the Kentucky Derby argued that the entire criminal case should be dismissed.