Never assume a sleeping alligator is just a stuffed toy. This time it was, but never assume. Folks in Suffield, Connecticut, briefly thought they had a serious gator problem by the Connecticut river. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, in a notably brief investigation, found out that it wasn't responsive to sound, touch or much of anything. It was a a five-foot long stuffed toy.
General Dynamics' Electric Boat is getting the largest loan -- $35 million to help buy machinery and equipment for expanding operations in Groton and New London. The company is expected to create nearly 1,900 new jobs and retain 11,300 others. The company's expansion project is estimated at $852 million.
The now 18-year-old victim testified that Mateo-Colon made her do the family's chores, including the laundry, struck her with a spatula, broom stick and belt buckle, and withheld food. The family's pastor says the girl often wore tattered clothing, while her parents' biological children had new shoes and outfits.