Woman found dead Friday in New London identified


Emily Eshenfelder's body was discovered Friday morning to the rear of 34 Bank St. Police continue their investigation but said it appears to be a tragic accident.

Montville father to serve 30 months for beating small children

A 28-year-old Montville man asked a New London Superior Court judge if he could have contact with two small children as she sentenced him to 30 months in prison Friday for assaulting the kids in February 2014.

Police credit public in helping treat injured driver after I-95 crash

The driver of a heavy duty wrecker was flown by Life Star helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital on Friday morning after a crash and fire that snarled traffic for several hours.

Norwich police search for missing woman

Police issued a Silver Alert early this morning for a 26-year-old woman who was last seen Thursday.

New London man accused of firing gun into the air to ward off teens

A New London man was arrested Friday morning after being accused of firing his gun into the air to ward off juveniles who allegedly were trespassing on his property on Cape Ann Court.

Two arrested in connection with truck stop robbery

State police recently arrested two people in connection with the July 16 armed robbery of the American Auto Pilot Truck Stop on Clark Falls Road.

Man pleads guilty to reduced charge in Norwich sex assault case

A 33-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a woman he picked up at Mohegan Sun in March 2014 pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Friday.

State's attorney rules New London police use of force 'appropriate' in death of Lashano Gilbert

The New London Police Department on Thursday released 911 calls, radio transmissions and video of incidents involving Lashano Gilbert, a 31-year-old who died Oct. 4, 2014 after a violent encounter with police in the booking area of the New London...

State police announce DUI checkpoints for Labor Day weekend

Connecticut State Police say they will concentrate enforcement efforts over the Labor Day Weekend on drunk driving, speeding, seat belt violations and distracted driving

Stonington police to hold free child car seat check Sept. 10

The police department will conduct a free child safety seat checkpoint on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the police department.

State police charge man with Franklin robbery

State police arrested a Franklin man Tuesday who they allege robbed the Mobil Mart gas station on Route 32.

UPDATED: East Lyme man sustains serious injuries in motorcycle accident

A local man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car and ejected from his motorcycle on Flanders Road Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Road reopens after motorcycle accident in Waterford

No one was severely injured in an accident involving a motorcycle in the area of Bank of America on Boston Post Road, according to police.

Norwich police arrest alleged cocaine traffickers

Police arrested two people Tuesday who they allege were "large cocaine" traffickers in the city and surrounding areas.

UPDATED: Route 161 reopens after crash in East Lyme

Route 161 in East Lyme was closed in both directions at Old Society Road for more than two hours following a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

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Three New London residents arrested on drug-related charges

New London police said they arrested three city residents on drug-related and other charges after executing search-and-seizure warrants Wednesday at two Jefferson Avenue apartments.

Trial date set for father in Ledyard pool crash case

A judge has ruled that a New Britain father violated the terms of his probation when he crashed his car into a pool in Ledyard last year, severely injuring his two young daughters.

Police logs - Sept. 4

Arrests by state and local police.

Stonington police charge woman with drunk driving twice in 10 hours

Stonington police charged a Nevada woman with driving under the influence Thursday morning less than three hours after they released her following her drunk driving arrest Wednesday night.

Attorney Matthew Shafner, legal champion of working people, dead at 80

Attorney Matthew Shafner of Groton, a legal giant and humanitarian who broke new ground with asbestos, maritime injury and workers compensation cases, died Thursday morning.