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  • Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers

    Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor. Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
  • Connecticut Track Championships: Branford's Anna Atkinson Wins Heptathlon

    NEW LONDON – After finishing 16th in the heptathlon at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina this past weekend, Jillian Kilmer hopped on a plane and headed home as quickly possible. Kilmer, a sophomore for St. Paul Catholic in Bristol, didn't...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Free Vessel Safety Check

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has partnered with the Riverfront Recapture Rangers to offer boaters free vessel safety checks. Safety checks are designed to ensure your boat is in compliance with local, state and federal laws. If the boat does not pass...
  • Gloucester woman pleads guilty to making false distress call

    GLOUCESTER — A Gloucester woman is facing up to six years in prison and a $250,000 fine for falsely reporting a sinking ship in 2012. The United States Attorney's Office of the Eastern District announced Tuesday that Ashley Strum-Smith, 29, pleaded...
  • Girlfriend: Teen who drowned didn't know how to swim

    Girlfriend: Teen who drowned didn't know how to swim
    A day after Jose "Tony" Joya-Alcazar drowned near Whiting, Ind., after he and a group of friends jumped from a pier into Lake Michigan, the mother of his young son was left wondering why he went into the water when he couldn't swim. Joya-Alcazar, 18, of...
  • LBJ ring missing from archives

    LBJ ring missing from archives
    When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility. "There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...
  • Swimmer pulled under waves in Ocean City

    Swimmer pulled under waves in Ocean City
    A 17-year-old swimmer was caught in a rip current and pulled under water in Ocean City Friday afternoon, and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to the Ocean City Beach Patrol. The swimmer entered the water at 92nd Street, and...
  • New Liberty Belle paddle boat to cruise July 4

    New Liberty Belle paddle boat to cruise July 4
    A new Mississippi-style paddle boat has arrived in town, soon to sail along the Intracoastal Waterway. The 140-foot Liberty Belle is the newest boat in the fleet of Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Hospitality, which operates three other vessels in its...
  • Scott signs abortion bill, 94 others

    Scott signs abortion bill, 94 others
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed 95 bills into law Friday, including a measure that will further restrict abortions in Florida. Supporters say the law could prevent abortions around the 20th week of pregnancy, while opponents called it a...
  • Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns

    Baltimore's position in crude oil market grows as U.S. confronts concerns
    A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges. Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
  • California-to-Hawaii kayaking journey completed only once before

    California-to-Hawaii kayaking journey completed only once before
    A kayaker has completed a solo journey from California to Hawaii once before, in 1987. It has been attempted a couple times since, most recently last week, in an effort that ended Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard rescuing a 57-year-old man 11 days...