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  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Coast Guard plans to question sole survivor of capsized boat

    Coast Guard plans to question sole survivor of capsized boat
    Coast Guard officials planned to interview the lone survivor of a boating mishap on Lake Michigan today to determine why the boat capsized on its way back to Burham Harbor over the weekend, throwing four people into the water. The accident happened...
  • Chicago man disappears in Lake Michigan after rescuing girlfriend

    Chicago man disappears in Lake Michigan after rescuing girlfriend
    A Chicago man disappeared in Lake Michigan after rescuing his girlfriend off Michigan City, Ind., authorities said. Ron Wood Jr., whose 30th birthday was Sunday, had not been found by late Sunday afternoon and the search was suspended until Monday,...
  • 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...
  • Danger lurks all summer long

    Danger lurks all summer long
    With rising temperatures comes an increase in outdoor activities. In turn, there are more opportunities for injury and illness. The risks are higher when the mercury rises. Heat-related illness and dangers associated with activities such as biking,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...