NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadet who was expelled for becoming a father will get his degree as part of a legal settlement, his attorneys said Thursday.
Isaak Olson sued the academy in December after years of endeavoring to be reinstated as a cadet.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coast Guard Academy officials and a lawyer for several cadets are disputing each other's accounts of what happened to seven students before and after they were forced to leave the Connecticut campus last month after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard Academy is disenrolling seven cadets for failing to comply with the military's COVID-19 vaccination mandate, after their requests for religious exemptions were denied and they were ordered to leave campus.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who had secret security clearance at submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Construction is set to begin on a long-awaited national museum that will honor the U.S. Coast Guard.
A special keel-laying ceremony, a term that's usually used to celebrate construction of a cutter, was held on Friday at the museum's riverfront site in New London, Connecticut, about 40 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A 23-year-old Navy submariner has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed his wife with a hammer and set their house on fire in an attempt to kill their infant son.
Petty Officer 2nd Class George Dodson II waived his right to a probable cause hearing Monday and pleaded not guilty in Superior Court to charges including murder, attempted murder and arson in connection with the July 20 death of his wife, 23-year-old Shelby Dodson.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work?
The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Following an emotional debate over a new state holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, Connecticut lawmakers approved legislation Wednesday night making it the latest state to officially recognize “Juneteenth”
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release Tuesday for the vicious killings of a couple and their adult son in what prosecutors called a drug deal that escalated into a home invasion.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will be this year's commencement speaker at the Coast Guard Academy, school officals announced Friday.
Harris will deliver the keynote address at the May 18 ceremony in New London, Connecticut, Rear Adm.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The recent appearance of two cruise ships in New London has raised hopes that Connecticut might stand to benefit from the return of an industry decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A project to build a Coast Guard museum in New London could begin preliminary construction this summer after getting a boost from the federal government.
An omnibus bill passed by the House last week contains $50 million for the museum, raising the total federal investment to $70 million, according to Democratic U.S.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration approved last year after remnants of Hurricane Ida hit Connecticut has been amended to include certain damage that occurred in Fairfield and Litchfield counties, Gov.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two people have died after being found in a burning New London house where a shooting also was reported, city police said Thursday.
Responding to the reported shooting on Granite Street around 8 p.m.
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors are investigating whether three high school administrators failed to report a sexual misconduct complaint filed against a teacher by a student.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was convicted Tuesday in one of the state's most vicious crimes in recent memory — the 2017 fatal beatings of a Griswold couple and the stabbing death of their 21-year-old son in what prosecutors called a drug deal that escalated into a home invasion, robbery and arson.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New London man was charged Monday with arson murder in connection with a house fire in March that led to the death of a 63-year-old man.
James McKinnon was ordered held in lieu of a $1 million bond in court on charges that also included robbery, breach of peace and larceny.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with disorderly conduct and other crimes for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Biden administration has approved two portions of Connecticut's request for a major disaster declaration needed to secure federal funds for recovery from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which caused an estimated $7.2 million in damage in the state.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has submitted a request for a major disaster declaration to the Biden administration, seeking federal funds to help Connecticut recover from damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 150 unionized group home workers went on strike Tuesday, while another 100 have reached an agreement with their employer and called off their threatened walkout.
Employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes for people with disabilities across Connecticut, started forming picket lines at 6 a.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned on Wednesday the convictions of a businessman charged in an alleged human trafficking ring that prosecutors said preyed on young men who were mentally ill and intellectually disabled.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay people from serving openly.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant is taking an unorthodox approach to addressing staff shortages: robot servers to serve meals.
The operator of the New London location of the Shaking Crab told The Day that the ocean-themed restaurant will use regular waiters and waitresses to explain the menu and take orders but that the robots will deliver the meals to the tables.
STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's police force is warning residents to stay away from aggressive minks.
In a recorded message sent to residents, Capt. Todd Olson of the Stonington Police Department urged people to stay away from a mink if the see one, The Day of New London reported Thursday.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut College is switching to remote classes and suspending sports practices and indoor gatherings after more than 50 students tested positive for COVID-19.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Half of Connecticut's eight counties are now identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has having a “high transmission" level of COVID-19, with the latest being Middlesex County.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved three more Connecticut counties into the “substantial transmission” category for COVID-19, prompting the state's Department of Public Health on Friday to recommend anyone who lives, works or travels throughout Fairfield, Tolland and Windham counties to wear a mask in public indoor spaces.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Health Department issued a recommendation Thursday that residents go back to wearing masks indoors when in Hartford, New Haven or New London Counties and said evidence suggests the state is entering into another wave of the pandemic.
Connecticut officials on Tuesday were reviewing new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors, noting two counties — Hartford and New London — are close to the CDC's threshold.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's submarine base in Connecticut is reinstituting stricter COVID-19 protocols amid rising infection rates in the state.
Submarine Base New London raised what is known as its Force Health Protection Condition on Wednesday from Alpha back to the stricter Bravo for the first time since June 10.
LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police have placed a trooper assigned to Gov. Ned Lamont's security detail on administrative suspension pending the outcome of criminal and internal investigations of an alleged domestic dispute.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was released early from federal prison because of the pandemic has been sent back behind bars for violating the terms of his supervised release.
Anthony Whitley, 38, of New London, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison by U.S.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Merle Smith Jr., the first Black cadet to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy, has died, his family said. He was 76.
Smith died on June 16 of complications from Parkinson's disease and COVID-19, his wife Lynda Smith said.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Native American tribe that owns Connecticut's Mohegan Sun casino is suing its insurance carrier over what it says was the denial of claims for millions of dollars in losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who described for authorities how she and her brother stabbed and beat three people to death during a 2017 home invasion has pleaded guilty to three counts of felony murder.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday used his first commencement address as commander in chief to tell Coast Guard Academy graduates they will play a vital role as the United States reasserts itself on the world stage.
A baby was fatally mauled by the family's dog in Connecticut, leaving relatives grieving and first responders shaken, police officials said Tuesday. Hours later, authorities were searching for the infant's father in connection with a fire set in another city...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during this month's graduation ceremonies at the U...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials estimate it will cost a total of $235.5 million to transform the New London State Pier facility into a hub for the offshore wind industry...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Judicial Branch is conducting safety inspections and making modifications at five courthouses, where operations have been suspended because of the pandemic, in hopes of reopening the locations by May 17...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman charged with killing her 4-year-old son had recently contacted state child welfare officials to report that someone may have harmed the boy, according to the state Department of Children and Families...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died...
Eight more communities, many in southeastern Connecticut, were identified Thursday by state public health authorities as “red alert towns” after their daily rates of new COVID-19 infections surpassed 15 per 100,000 people since last week...
Cue the cameras: The Mayflower II is ready for its closeup and its journey home.
The replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 is preparing to embark from Connecticut after three years' and $11...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U...
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy failed to properly address complaints of racial harassment, including the use of racial slurs by cadets, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general.