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Judge rejects Ponzi king Madoff's bid for early release

In this Tuesday, March 10, 2009, file photo, former financier Bernie Madoff exits federal court in Manhattan, in New York. Madoff asked a federal judge to grant him a “compassionate release” from his 150-year prison sentence, saying he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

A judge has rejected Ponzi king Bernard Madoff's bid for early release from his 150-year prison sentence

NYPD boss calls for calm after stabbing, other attacks on cops

A New York City police officer stands on a street early Thursday, June 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The police department says an officer has been shot in Brooklyn. The shooting happened late Wednesday, nearly four hours after an 8 p.m. curfew went into effect intended to quell unrest over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York City police are trying to determine if Wednesday’s ambush stabbing of an officer on an anti-looting patrol patrol in Brooklyn was inspired by anti-police sentiments expressed during days of protests and unrest over the death of...

R.I. governor aims to rebuild health care system

Rhode Island plans to distribute as much $150 million of federal stimulus money to help the state’s hospitals recover from the financial hit they have taken during the coronavius pandemic

Immigrant families to receive $3.5 million in COVID relief

Some immigrant families in Connecticut without legal status will receive a share of $3.5 million in public and private funds for COVID-19 relief

Connecticut senators press White House, Pentagon chiefs on use of military on protesters

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Wednesday joined a group of fellow Democratic senators in pressing Pentagon chiefs about the use military force on protesters in dozens of American cities.

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Rhode Island seeks to prevent virus spread at protests

Ashton Graham, 27, and Brandon Pagan, 22, appear before the judge to be arraigned in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, June 2, 2020, following their arrest for the rioting and looting the previous night and in the predawn hours Tuesday. More than 60 people were arrested and as many as 10 police officers were injured when they were hit by rocks or bricks, authorities said. (Sandor Bodo/Providence Journal via AP, Pool)

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she is looking at how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at large gatherings such as protests over the death of George Floyd

Thousands protest peacefully during police brutality rally in Boston

People gather in Boston, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to protest against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Thousands of people have demonstrated peacefully in a Boston park to protest police brutality against black people

RI Gov. Raimondo activates the National Guard

Providence experiences an 'organized effort to cause destruction'

Lamont: Trump called governors 'fools and jerks' over response to protesters

Demonstrators including Abimbola Oretadu, second from left, and David Walker kneel with Connecticut State Trooper Maurice, no first name available, after hundreds of demonstrators closed I-84 during a march Monday, June 1, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., in response to the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Walker, 22, a U.S. Army veteran, said he was scared before kneeling with the trooper because

On the Zoom call was Connecticut’s governor, a U.S. senator, a congresswoman, a state’s attorney, a police chief, a mayor, civil rights leaders, clergy and others.

Macy's, other stores broken into as NYC imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

Police officers arrest a large group of people at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York City has imposed a late-night curfew that failed to prevent another night of widespread damage, including arrests at the flagship Macy's store in Manhattan, following protests over George Floyd’s death

George Floyd demonstrators block traffic on I-84 in Hartford

Protesters stop at the Hartford Public Safety Complex on Monday as an estimated 500 or more people marched through the city after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.  (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

Protesters have blocked traffic on Interstate 84 in Hartford to protest police killings of black people including George Floyd in Minnesota

Fotis Dulos' estate ordered to pay mother-in-law $1.9M

A Connecticut judge has issued a ruling in a civil case against Fotis Dulos, who killed himself in January after being charged in the murder of his estranged wife

Protests peaceful in Boston by day turn violent at nightfall

Protesters demonstrate Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Boston, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Thousands of people marched through Boston during the afternoon carrying signs and chanting in a peaceful protest of the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis

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Trump is kneeling on the country's neck

The president has no words of solace and is stoking rather than subduing violence.

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New London police arrest man on warrant on gun charges, add drug charges

Shaquan Saunders, 25, has been charged with criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment, possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

Man removed from train, taken into custody in New London

Police take a man into custody after removing him from a Shore Line East train Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in New London. (Taylor Hartz/The Day)

A man wanted out of Hopkinton, R.I., was removed from a Shore Line East train and taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in New London, police said.

New London police poised to start wearing body cameras

The City Council on Monday unanimously authorized the mayor to sign a $1.2 million contract that will equip officers at the police department with body cameras.

Waterford police issue Silver Alert for missing 66-year-old man

Waterford police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 66-year-old man.

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Norwich police investigate alleged racial slurs by Starbucks customer

Marcela Lee embraces Isabella Persons on Thursday, June 4, 2020, as fellow baristas at the Starbucks in Norwich, Luke LePage, left, and Gavin Schriever, look on. Lee returned to the store Thursday to thank the staff for backing her up in a racially charged incident Tuesday in the drive-thru. Lee brought money to give to the three employees as a tip for their exceptional customer service.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Officers are investigating racial slurs and profanity a driver allegedly aimed at a customer in front of her in the Starbucks drive-thru.

Capturing the scene at the beach in Waterford

Blanche Serban, an artist based out of Mansfield, looks to the sky to check the light as she works on an oil painting of a beach scene Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Residents head to the water to enjoy warm temperatures.

Whooo wants to learn? Mystic nature center offers online education sessions

Kim Hargrave, director of education at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, shows Willow the screech owl to visitors Ian McNeil and Olivia Burton on Thursday, June 4, 2020, as she takes Willow inside for an online education session.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Since shutting down due to coronavirus restrictions in March, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has been offering online programs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on its Facebook page.

Lamont announces $75 million to reimburse cities and towns for COVID-19 expenses

The Lamont administration had asked all 169 municipalities for actual and projected COVID-19 expenses from March 1 to June 30.