Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A jury of seven men and five women has been selected for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced Hollywood mogul

Man pleads guilty to wrong-way crash that killed 2 in Stamford

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in the fatal wrong-way crash that killed two people and will be sentenced to a decade in prison

Organizers of bike ride honoring crash victims thank N.H.

A group that organized a big memorial bike ride in New Hampshire following the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a collision with a pickup truck is presenting the state agencies that helped out with a custom-made, wooden U.S. flag

State joins lawsuit to preserve SNAP, a key part of region's emergency food system

A sign on March 17, 2017, advertises a program that allows food stamp recipients to use their EBT cards to shop at a farmer's market in Topsham, Maine. Connecticut has joined other several states, the District of Columbia and New York City a lawsuit to try to stop the U.S. Department of Agriculture from eliminating food stamps for an estimated 26,000 people in Connecticut and 700,000 people throughout the nation. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo)

New London resident Maryjo Boone is grateful for the $152 a month she receives in food stamps. Connecticut has joined a lawsuit seeking to stop a cutback of the benefits for about 26,000 people in the state.

Pastors call for feds to investigate killing by trooper

African-American pastors are calling on federal prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old carjacking suspect by a Connecticut state trooper following a high-speed chase

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Couple: Instinct kicked in when they spotted car wanted in abduction case

A husband and wife say a “fight or flight” instinct kicked in when they spotted a car wanted in the abduction of a youngster in Massachusetts

Missing Deep River teen found in Miami

State police suspected she might have traveled to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee with a 22-year-old man.

MGM Springfield reports lowest month of gambling revenue

A Massachusetts casino has reported its lowest revenue in its 16-month history

Connecticut man linked to impeachment has many legal woes

Before emerging as a figure in the impeachment proceedings, Robert F

New Haven police captain back at work 5 months after being shot

A Connecticut police captain who was shot when he intervened in a deadly shooting has returned to work after five months of recuperation

Police: Attempted phone theft led to carjacking, West Haven shooting

Police say what ended with Connecticut State Police fatally shooting a man in West Haven started with an attempted iPhone theft and a carjacking in Norwalk

Maine recorded record number of Lyme cases in 2019

Maine officials say there was a record number of Lyme disease cases last in the state last year, and the number could rise as data continues to trickle in

Mass. governor announces bill to overhaul state police

Gov. Charlie Baker has unveiled legislation aimed at overhauling the way Massachusetts State Police hires, promotes and disciplines troopers,

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Lamont gives New London another swift kick

A year has gone by since Gov. Lamont promised New London representation on the board of the port...

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Early morning fire in Stonington displaces two residents

Stonington police Capt. Todd Olson said the fire was caused by a wood-burning stove in the single-family home at 985 Stonington Road.

Police: New London man had about a pound of marijuana

City police arrested a New London man they say was carrying a large amount of narcotics and about a pound of marijuana in his vehicle, during a traffic stop Thursday.

Road remains closed hours after accident near Waterford Speedbowl

Route 85 is closed in the area of the Waterford-New London Speedbowl due to a car that crashed into a power pole Friday morning. The road has been closed for hours.

No cause of death yet in Todt case

The cause of death for all four victims is pending the results of a toxicology study, which usually take 10 to 12 weeks.

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Workers at Willimantic Waste Paper Co. sort trash and other nonrecyclable materials Thursday, May 16, 2019, out of a conveyor of single-stream recycled materials from throughout the region.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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Coast Guard Academy struggles with issues of race

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Young-McLear, who spent years reporting bullying and harassing behaviors by her superiors, and later faced retaliation for making those complaints, was recognized by the National Whistleblowers Center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, designated as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. (Photo by Coast Guard PA2 Lauren Laughlin).

An investigation by Congress found the Coast Guard did not properly investigate complaints of harassment and bullying.