Five improperly punished employees will have names taken off child-abuser list

Hartford - Five employees who had their names added to a child abuse registry as a form of discipline by Connecticut's child welfare agency will be taken off the list, union officials told The Associated Press. The fired youth...

Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School

Newtown (AP) — Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.

Poll shows Connecticut governor race still tight

Hartford (AP) — Connecticut's race for governor remains tight and many voters appear to dislike both major party candidates, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.

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Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

A 16-year-old transgender girl being held at a boys’ detention center alleged that staff members are repeatedly referring to her by her male birth name and male pronouns, forcing her to wear boys’ uniforms and banning her from wearing her wig and...

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Hartford (AP) — Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she's being forced to wear male clothing and staff members keep calling her by her male birth name.

Business, unions dig in over proposed state public pension plan

Round two is about to begin in the fight between business and organized labor over Connecticut's proposed public retirement plan.

UConn president previews school's master plan

Hartford - University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst on Thursday gave the school community a preview of the university's new master plan, which she says will recreate the Storrs campus into unique districts and concentrate growth in...

Police stymied finding ID of man accused of tour bus stabbings

Hartford (AP) — Connecticut State Police are stymied as they try to identify the man who slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot by a trooper in Norwalk.

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State reinstates Montville lieutenant's access to criminal justice database

Montville Police Department Lt. Leonard Bunnell's rights and privileges to the Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing system were suspended in 2012 after a state police investigation found that he improperly ran background...

Police search for missing East Lyme boy

East Lyme – Police on Wednesday issued a Silver Alert for a missing 12-year-old boy. Gabriel A. Velasquez is described as an endangered runaway who was last seen Wednesday in East Lyme. Velasquez is 4 feet 10 inches tall and has black hair and...

Police in Norwich, Waterford cancel Silver Alerts

Police have canceled Silver Alerts for a missing Norwich teenager and a Waterford man who have both been found safe.

Doctor charged in sexual assault of patient in New London

Police arrested a doctor from Madison Tuesday on charges he made inappropriate sexual contact with a female patient during a physical examination this summer at the Hartford Dispensary in New London.

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19th District state Senate hopefuls debate in Norwich

The state's early release program for prison inmates became a central point in Wednesday's 19th District state Senate debate, with both candidates supporting more prison time for sex offenders, but disagreeing on some points in the law.

State law shouldn't have been a factor in hiring for work at Stonington field

The town charter did not require town officials to accept the low bid from Aqua Turf Irrigation for the now closed multi-purpose field at the high school.

Safe Halloween event to be hosted by House candidate

New London — The Holiday Inn and Andrew R. Lockwood, the Republican candidate for the 39th House District seat, will host a safe Halloween party for children at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the Holiday Inn’s ballroom.

VNA nurses, aides ratify contract

Waterford — Registered nurses and home health aides employed by the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut last week ratified the first contracts to cover both groups, AFT Connecticut announced Wednesday.