Norwich shop suffers 'moderate' damage in fire; cause not yet determined

Fire officials continue to investigate a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a screen printing shop on Norwich Avenue.

Plane issues distress call, lands safely in Groton

A pilot who issued a distress call due to concerns of stuck flaps on his airplane made a successful landing at the Groton New London Airport on Thursday.

Kitchen sustains fire damage in New London condo blaze

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at a unit at the College Park Condominums complex at 19 Hawthorne Drive in New London Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Firefighters on Thursday afternoon quickly put out a blaze that damaged a 19 Hawthorne Drive condominium and left one child without Christmas presents — temporarily, at least.

LOCAL

Captain, bad safety culture blamed for loss of ship with Fitch grad in crew

This undated image made from a video released April 26, 2016, by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the stern of the sunken ship El Faro. Federal accident investigators on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners.  (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

Dog owner cited after New London biting incident

Police cited a New London dog owner after a biting incident last week.

New London hosts meeting to discuss Medicare Savings Program changes

The city and New London Senior Affairs Commission will host a town hall meeting between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesday to discuss General Assembly’s changes in the Medicare Savings Program and other issues impacting seniors.

Police: Engaged couple robbed Groton man who had solicited sex

City police have arrested an engaged couple they said worked together to rob a man who had solicited sexual favors from the female half of the duo.

Medical examiner: Weekend shooting in New London was a homicide

Snow collects on a section of crime scene tape as a New London Police officer stands in front of a doorway at the scene of a fatal shooting at 4 Orchard St. in New London, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Saturday’s fatal shooting on Orchard Street a homicide.

New London man charged in sexual assaults of 2 women

In what police Chief Peter Reichard called “the case of a career,” members of several different agencies worked together to quickly apprehend a man they said sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents this fall.

STATE

Judge puts off request to dismiss lawsuit in mystery deaths

This Sept. 27, 2016, file photo shows Nathan Carman arriving in a small boat at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Boston. A New Hampshire judge is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to hear arguments to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Carman of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance. No one has been arrested. Carman has denied any involvement in either case. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

A New Hampshire judge has put off a decision on whether to dismiss a lawsuit accusing a Vermont man of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother to collect an inheritance

Massachusetts city sues opioid makers, distributors

The city of Greenfield has filed a federal lawsuit against several distributors and manufacturers of opioid medications, joining a growing list of municipalities and states seeking to recoup costs associated with the epidemic

Official: Rhode Island food stamp backlog eliminated

The attorney appointed by a federal judge to deal with failures in Rhode Island's food stamp system says the state has eliminated a backlog of thousands of applications

Yacht club in Branford settles alleged bias lawsuit by Muslim couple

A Connecticut yacht club has settled a lawsuit by a Muslim businessman and his wife who said club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion