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Census temporarily closes some field offices due to unrest

 The U.S. Census Bureau says it has temporarily closed offices in several cities as a precaution as cities grapple with unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis

US cities erupt in more violence amid threats from Trump

Protesters raise their fists during a rally Monday, June 1, 2020, in Las Vegas, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Locher)

American cities erupted in violence and destruction in a seventh straight night of unrest, with several police officers shot or run over, amid boasts and threats from President Donald Trump to send in troops to “dominate the streets.”

Lamont: Trump called governors 'fools and jerks' over response to protesters

Demonstrators including Abimbola Oretadu, second from left, and David Walker kneel with Connecticut State Trooper Maurice, no first name available, after hundreds of demonstrators closed I-84 during a march Monday, June 1, 2020, in Hartford, Conn., in response to the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Walker, 22, a U.S. Army veteran, said he was scared before kneeling with the trooper because

On the Zoom call was Connecticut’s governor, a U.S. senator, a congresswoman, a state’s attorney, a police chief, a mayor, civil rights leaders, clergy and others.

Demonstrators abroad identify with the cause of US protests

In this image made from video, protesters gather for a peaceful rally in Perth, Australia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (Channel 10 via AP)

Demonstrators from Australia to Europe are identifying with the cause of U.S. protests and urging their own governments to address racism and police violence

Hong Kong leader criticizes 'double standards' over protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Lam hit out at the

Hong Kong’s leader is criticizing the “double standards” of foreign governments regarding national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example of how attitudes differ between issues at home and...

Macy's, other stores broken into as NYC imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

Police officers arrest a large group of people at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Monday, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York City has imposed a late-night curfew that failed to prevent another night of widespread damage, including arrests at the flagship Macy's store in Manhattan, following protests over George Floyd’s death

George Floyd's death was a homicide, according to two autopsies

Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, center in white T-shirt, visits a memorial for his brother at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Monday. (Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges)

- Two autopsies of George Floyd differ on exactly what caused his death, but they agree on this much: The 46-year-old African American man was a victim of homicide.

Protests reignite despite new curfews, larger police presence in many cities

Demonstrators take part in a protest Monday, June 1, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif., over the death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Protesters filled the streets of U.S. cities again Monday to decry excessive force used by police as Washington, New York and other hard-hit cities imposed curfews and President Donald Trump urged governors to use more force.



Closing beaches to nonresidents is illegal

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in 2001 that municipal beach access can't be limited to...


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Norwich woman faces assault charge for spitting in neighbor's face

An ongoing dispute among neighbors escalated into assault and other charges filed against a woman who allegedly spit in her neighbor’s face.

Two hurt in Norwich scooter crash

Two people were injured, one critically, when a motor scooter was involved in collision with motor vehicle at 457 Main St. on Sunday afternoon

Police logs - May 30, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.


Green and Growing: Does it all depend on a little green caterpillar?

More than in his previous books, Tallamy puts a magnifying glass on the problem of habitat fragmentation.

Despite state warning, thousands try their luck at reopened casinos

Belinda McKeon stops to take a photo of the electronic sign placed by the Connecticut DOT along Route 2 in Preston Monday, June 1, 2020. The sign read “Don´t gamble w/health, avoid large crowds.

Electronic signs along Routes 2 and 32 in the vicinity of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun warned motorists to the dangers of COVID-19.