Pryor heading to Rhode Island as secretary of commerce

Outgoing Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor has been nominated to lead the Department of Commerce in Rhode Island — a state with the third-highest unemployment rate in the country.

Police label Cheshire shooting as murder-suicide

Cheshire (AP) — Police have identified the two men killed inside a Cheshire home as a father and son and have labeled the case a murder-suicide.

Former officer charged with DUI 3 times in 11 hours

Bridgeport (AP) — A former Bridgeport police officer who appeared in court Monday on a drunken driving charge was arrested three more times during the next 11 hours.

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Engineer files lawsuit over train derailment

Bridgeport (AP) — A second Metro-North engineer has filed a federal negligence lawsuit against the railroad as a result of the May 2013 derailment in Bridgeport that injured dozens of people.

Malloy looks ahead to new challenges in second term

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a politician who's never gone long without reminding voters of the weak economy and fiscal crisis he inherited, seemed to turn a page Tuesday morning with a speech focusing on the new term that begins Jan. 7.

Two shot to death in Cheshire home

Police say two people have been found shot to death at a home in Cheshire.

Connecticut art dealer faces sentencing for fraud

New Haven (AP) — A Connecticut art dealer faces sentencing Tuesday for fraud involving the sale of an imitation Marc Chagall lithograph.

Newtown families sue rifle maker

The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming...

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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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Boat models stolen in Stonington Borough

Stonington — Police are investigating a Wednesday morning incident in which a woman got out of a car, smashed the window of the Water Street Barber Shop in the borough and stole two boat models valued at $400...

New London council can't agree on police pact

A measure to fund a new police contract failed by a 3-3 vote Monday after city councilors disagreed about how to pay for the contract.

Accident cleared on I-95 in Stonington

Stonington — Cars are moving again after a rollover accident on Interstate 95 south between Exits 90 and 91 stalled traffic in the area.

UPDATED: Norwich police cancel bulletin for missing teen

Norwich — Police have cancelled a Silver Alert for an endangered 16-year-old runaway who has been missing since Friday.

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An overhaul for Mystic Seaport's steamboat Sabino

Workers at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, with a crew from Brownell Systems Inc., move the steamboat Sabino into the main shop building at the shipyard Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.

Ledyard schools seek more teachers

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Byars on Wednesday presented the Board of Education with a request for an increase of approximately six full-time staff members.

Lyme-Old Lyme concert debuts work by John Metz of Waterford

From the beginning until that near-to-last moment when the boy in his space suit pressed a red button almost as large as his 7-year-old self, it must have been clear to all in the audience that this was not your typical high school winter choral...

New London, schools battle over state funds

Hoping to resolve a financial disagreement with City Hall that threatens to create a budget shortfall of almost half a million dollars, New London schools administrators appealed directly to the state.