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Man who left woman to die in suitcase sentenced to 30 years

In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Norma Sanchez, of New Rochelle, N.Y., mother of Valerie Reyes, grieves for her daughter during a candlelight vigil in Reyes' honor at Glen Island Park, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Javier Da Silva, who killed Valerie Reyes, whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in Connecticut, is

A federal judge has imposed a 30-year prison sentence on a man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a week later

New Haven officer free until Vegas trial in fatal DUI case

A Connecticut police officer who faces a felony charge of driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a police colleague has been freed from jail

R.I. home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred has hit the market for the scary price of $1.2 million

High school goes remote again, blames student misbehavior

A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the pandemic hit has sent students home temporarily for remote learning and is blaming problems with misbehavior

Maskless transit riders in NYC will face $50 fines as officials crack down

Transit officials on Wednesday announced a crackdown on riders who skirt a state rule that requires them to wear a mask while on transit.

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Teen girl killed at party when gun accidentally goes off

Prosecutors say a 17-year-old girl attending a private party at an upscale Boston hotel last February was shot in the head and killed when she “swatted” the hand of a man holding a gun

Comical, topical? Party bus saves day for school field trip

A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip

Child-care workers are quitting rapidly, a red flag for the economy

Kelly Soyka, 34, serves a meal at Begin With Us Pre-K Center in Altoona, Pa. (Photo for The Washington Post by Jeff Swensen)

South Shore Stars early childhood program in Weymouth, Mass., received zero applicants this summer for its preschool teacher positions. It was a big change from when Director Jennifer Curtis was superintendent of a local school district and...

State to thousands who got unemployment money: Give it back

State officials are in the process of reviewing and auditing a large number of the unemployment claims they approved over the past year, and they've begun to issue thousands of letters instructing people to repay part or all of the benefits they...

New Haven officer charged in fatal crash awaits release on monitoring

Nevada jail officials say a Connecticut police officer charged with driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a fellow officer remains detained while awaiting approval for house arrest and electronic monitoring

Another inmate dies at NYC's troubled Rikers Island jail

Authorities say an inmate has died at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex, bringing the death toll at the troubled lockdown to 11 this year

Search on for car that struck and killed 2 on Interstate 91

The search is on for a vehicle that struck and killed two people on Interstate 91

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Connecticut College should celebrate its Black luminaries in the arts

The college should do more to honor the achievements of the late artist Berkley Hendricks,...

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Woman suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in Mystic house fire

Firefighters battle a house fire Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 97 Somersett Drive in Groton. (Courtesy of Stephen Alfield)

A house fire injured two residents at 97 Somersett Drive on Thursday night, including an elderly woman who was flown to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Groton Town police say.

Man struck by train, seriously injured in Norwich

A Mohegan Volunteer Fire Co. boat returns to the Trading Cove boat launch Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, after assisting in the search for a person in a train vs. pedestrian incident.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday night after he was hit by a train, Norwich police say.

Early morning kitchen fire in Groton displaces one person

A fire broke out in an apartment kitchen early Wednesday morning, leaving one person displaced from their home, according to fire officials.

Norwich man charged with manslaughter in Jan. 3 'domestic incident'

“The victim was transported to William Backus Hospital for head injuries,” police said in a news release Wednesday. The victim died Jan. 17 after succumbing to the injuries she sustained.

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Labrador retrievers headline show in North Stonington

Competitors, and their humans, gather in ring two for the next round of judging Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, during the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club's 17th annual Labrador Retriever Specialty Shows and All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials at the North Stonington fairgrounds.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Competitors, and their humans, gathered Thursday at the fairgrounds here for an annual Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club event.

Old Lyme blamed for letting problems fester on Tantummaheag Road

A driveway at 12 Tantummaheag Road curves to the left, and the public path leading to the waterfront is straight ahead on the right, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Old Lyme.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Residents complain inaction by the town is leaving them to fend for themselves in a property dispute involving Tantummaheag Landing.

Friends find some rest and relaxation in New London

Carmella Cornish, left, spends time coloring Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, while she and her friend Maya Cooper, both of New London, relax on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Carmella Cornish was spending time coloring Thursday on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach with her friend Maya Cooper.

Common Cause, local legislators weigh in on redistricting

The legislative body appointed to determine the new map has about two months to redraw districts.