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Police: Cooking oil heist leads to highway chase; 2 arrested

Jun. 09, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (AP) — Two men from New York led Connecticut police Thursday on a more than 50-mile (80-kilometer) chase along Interstate 95 in a rental truck loaded with stolen cooking oil, hitting another car and injuring a woman along the way, police said. The episode began...

Grand marshal’s big day: Leading Conn. parade, turning 105

May. 30, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s an extra grand day for the grand marshal of Westport’s Memorial Day parade: It's her 105th birthday. Jean Wells, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve in World War II, said she’s “deeply grateful” to be selected to lead...