Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

RAFA CHANGES UPCOMING EVENTS

The Retired Armed Forces Association has made some changes to its upcoming events.

Support slips for cruise ships in New London

The Connecticut Cruise Ship Task Force, whose mission was to promote New London as a stop for cruise ships, no longer exists.

USS Missouri escorted home to Groton

A patrol boat from the U.S. Navy's Coastal Riverine Squadron 8 raced up the Thames River while escorting the attack submarine USS Missouri en route to the submarine base Friday.

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International feast showcases plethora of flavors in Norwich

With chicken Biryani from India, a Haitian beet salad, Tibetan dumplings and a Peruvian potato dish, this was far from a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner.

Make A Difference - Daniel of New London

WHO: Daniel, 23, single. AGENCY: New London Community Meal Center, 12 Montauk Ave., New London

NORWICH SALVATION ARMY WILL HOLD RED KETTLE KICKOFF EVENT FRIDAY

The Norwich Salvation Army will kick off its Christmas red kettle collection drive Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dime Bank headquarters and bank branch at 290 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

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Why is no one walking the Amistad plank?

Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane should investigate Amistad America finances.

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UPDATED: I-95 South in Waterford congested because of fire

Waterford – Interstate 95 South remains congested in the area of exits 81 and 80 following a truck fire that closed the highway for about an hour.

'The Colonel' retires from NLPD

Capt. Steven Crowley started work with the New London police department when walking beats were the norm, portable radios were not a given and nearly all of his fellow officers were homegrown.

Police arrest man in Ledyard evading car accident

Ledyard — Police arrested a Groton man who they said struck an utility pole Sunday night on Route 214 between Stevens Avenue and Highview Terrace and then fled the scene.

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White Thanksgiving is not what we were dreaming of

Arriving just in time to spice up holiday travel plans, a “rather significant nor’easter” is expected to make its way across Connecticut today, said Western Connecticut State University Weather Center meteorologist Gary Lessor.

Ex-UConn trustee avoids prison on larceny plea

Vernon (AP) — A Vernon man who faced up to seven years in prison on prescription drug fraud charges and accusations he moved $73,000 of federal aid into his and others' accounts while working at the University of Connecticut has avoided prison...