Virus-fueled stock market tumble continues as Fed, White House look for ways to check slide

Trader David O'Day works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Stocks racked up their seventh consecutive day of losses Friday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The stock market fell for the seventh straight day Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average losing 357 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 25,409. Only by staging a late rally in the final 15 minutes of trading was the Dow able to avert its...

States to get test kits as White House revs up up virus-fighting effort

Matt Dunn, left, and Theron Gilliland Jr., researchers for the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh, work with samples of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at the Biomedical Science Tower 3 in Oakland, Pa. (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Federal health officials say they're scrambling to get coronavirus testing up and running in every state

Virus outbreak starts to look more like worldwide economic crisis

Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and on Friday, into sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The coronavirus outbreak is starting to look more like a worldwide economic crisis

Trump accuses Democrats of 'hoax' for criticizing virus plan

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Donald Trump is lashing out at Democrats who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus threat, calling their criticism a new “hoax” intended to undermine his leadership

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Ledyard man issued ticket after 'Hate has no home here' signs run over, stolen

Lawn signs with the message

A Ledyard man has been issued a ticket in connection with the vandalism of lawn signs with the message “Hate has no home here” this week in Ledyard.

Man charged 2 months after brother found dead in Plainfield camper

A Plainfield man has been charged with manslaughter more than two months after his brother was found dead in a camper in Plainfield, police said.

Woman wanted in wallet theft at Norwich Walmart

Police released this surveillance photo of a woman who allegedly stole a wallet Feb. 15, 2020, from Walmart in Norwich. (Courtesy of Norwich Police Department)

A woman is wanted for stealing another person's wallet from Walmart in Norwich, police said.

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Low snowfall hurts plow drivers, store sales; cities saving money

A jogger runs along a path at sunset Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, amid unseasonably mild conditions at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Snow plow companies are taking a hit, stores have started stocking for spring and cities are saving money due to historically low measurements of snowfall this month.

Fun, volunteerism served up with Lenten fish fry in Preston

Volunteer Ray Tessier, second from right, chats with Brad Currier, left, of North Stonington, David Berens, second from left, and James Wall, right, both of Norwich, during the 55th annual Lenten Fish and Chips Fellowship Dinner on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at St. James Episcopal Church in Preston.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Lenten fish fries of southeastern Connecticut have begun.