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  • State Parks Are Busy, And Dirtier, In Midst Of Budget Cuts

    State Parks Are Busy, And Dirtier, In Midst Of Budget Cuts

    Connecticut's state parks remain as popular as ever despite cutbacks forced by the state budget crisis, but some visitors say they are seeing the impact in less staff, dirtier trails and beaches, and fewer lifeguard shifts. State park advocates say a key reason why Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration...

  • 10 Years Later, Cheshire Tragedy Remains Source Of Grief, Shock

    10 Years Later, Cheshire Tragedy Remains Source Of Grief, Shock

    Ten years later, the murders in Cheshire of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, daughters Hayley and Michaela, and the hellish plight of the sole survivor, William Petit, still engender emotions that can overwhelm.

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  • Body Fitting Description Of Missing Man Found Off Milford Beach

    A body fitting the description of a man who was swept off the Charles Island sandbar in Milford on Friday has been recovered. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, Milford fire dispatch received a 911 call reporting a body on the sandbar. The victim has yet to be positively identified, but matches the description...

  • Man Shot In New Haven Sunday Afternoon

    A 21-year-old man was shot on East Street Sunday afternoon, police said. Around 1:24 p.m. police said they responded to reports of gunfire between two cars on Walnut Street, between East Street and Wallace Street. Shortly afterward, New Haven police said State Police alerted them that a shooting...

  • Norwich Police Trying To Identify Body Found In River

    NORWICH — The body of a white middle-aged male was found floating in the Shetucket River Saturday night, Norwich police reported Sunday. Police did not know the identity of the male but said that it appeared that the man had been dead for some time. No foul play was suspected, police said. At about...

  • Norwalk Man Tries To Escape Hospital Bed After Being Charged With Selling Crack Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl

    A man police say was selling crack cocaine laced with fentanyl faces numerous charges, including attempting to escape from his hospital bed after his arrest. Eric Frank, 29, of Norwalk was charged with assault on a police officer, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to...

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  • Far Fewer Hospitalizations, Underage Drinking Referrals At Saturday Night's Lady Antebellum Concert

    Saturday's Lady Antebellum concert saw only seven people transported to the hospital and 18 underage drinking referrals, Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said. The country concert at Xfinity Theatre on Saturday was expected to be calmer than Friday's Chance the Rapper concert, which brought 21,000...

  • Ellington High School Student Killed In Crash

    Ellington High School Student Killed In Crash

    School officials said an Ellington High School student died in a crash late Saturday night. According to a statement from Superintendent Scott Nicol, student Olivia Wentworth was killed in a crash. Nicol said Ellington High School would open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday to provide counseling and support...

  • Two Victims In Stable Condition After Stabbing Outside New London Bar

    Police are investigating a stabbing that left two male victims with injuries early Sunday morning. Police said the stabbing was reported at 1:53 a.m. outside the Y Knot Cafe at 12 Bank Street in New London after an observed altercation. Police said one victim was stabbed in the torso area and the...

  • House Fire Kills One, Hospitalizes Two In Bridgeport Sunday Morning

    An early morning house fire has left one person dead and two injured, fire officials said. The home on Seltsam Road was engulfed in flames when fire crews responded at 1 a.m., officials said. Officials said a couple and their adult child lived in the home. One occupant was pronounced dead at the...

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