80 feet above the ground, daredevil Nik Wallenda promotes Foxwoods shopping mall opening


Famed aerialist Nik Wallenda walked a tightrope strung 75-80 feet off the ground for 711 feet between the Rainmaker parking garage and the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods mall Friday.

Waterford man charged with possession of child pornography

The 40-year-old turned himself in Thursday on a warrant that charged him with third-degree illegal possession of child pornography.

Trails Day Weekend: More than 200 events planned statewide

Local hikers looking to hit trails across the state for Connecticut Trails Weekend June 6 and 7 will have a good selection of well-trod paths to choose from in southeastern Connecticut, along with two newly blazed ones.

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Candlelight vigil planned to commemorate Memorial Day in New London

The 8th annual pre-Memorial Day candlelight vigil will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. on Parade Plaza.

The Day wins awards from Connecticut SPJ

The Day was recognized by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for its series on heroin addiction and a foreclosure scam, as well as its investigation of New London superintendent candidate Terrence Carter.

DEEP asks public to stay away from nesting shorebirds

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public through Sept. 9 to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.

New London police investigating possible hit-and-run accident

The woman was walking her dog on Montauk Avenue on Wednesday evening when she was possibly struck by some type of vehicle causing her to be knocked to the ground, according to police.

State police charge Florida man with sexual assault

A Florida man was extradited from the Indiana Department of Correction and arraigned Wednesday in Norwich Superior Court on sexual assault charges.

Six Groton businesses cited for selling tobacco to minor

Groton Town police on Tuesday cited six local businesses for selling tobacco products to an underage buyer during unannounced compliance inspections.

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A Connecticut commuter train to Westerly?

An idea to extend Shore Line East service to Rhode Island needs traction.

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Boston, several suburbs see major population growth

Boston, several suburbs see major population growth according to US Census

Bill expanding workers comp for first responders approved by Connecticut state Senate

The Senate early Friday approved a bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders.

Newtown ordered to pay long-term disability to officer

Newtown ordered to pay disability to officer who has not worked since Sandy Hook shooting

Senate passes revamped Connecticut casino bill

Senate passes revamped tribal casino legislation; creates two-step process for possible casino

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