Cecil to serve 58 years for murdering young mother in front of her children


The man convicted of shooting blindly through a door while trying to collect a drug debt, killing young mother Jaclyn Wirth in front of her children on Dec.14, 2011, was sentenced to 58 years in prison Friday.

'Incorrigible fraudster' to serve 9 years for housing scam, tax evasion

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea sentenced con man Timothy W. Burke to 9 years in prison Friday, saying the scheme in which Burke took in millions at the expense of financially troubled homeowners was one of the most serious white-collar crimes...

Groton police cancel Silver Alert

Police have canceled a Silver Alert issued Friday for 15-year-old Ariana Orkney.

Accident injures motorcyclist in Stonington

A collision shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Taugwonk Road and Route 184 closed part of that intersection.

Police Logs - April 29, 2017

Arrests by state and local police.

Man struck by lightning in Stonington

The man was conscious and alert after the incident, and reported a burn on his left arm.

Groton City police chief will retire June 1

Groton City Police Chief Thomas Davoren, who led the department for five years, will retire on June 1.

Tractor-trailer carrying thousands of pounds of strawberries overturns in Old Saybrook

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of strawberries is blocking the Interstate 95 south ramp off of Route 9 after it overturned this morning.

State looking into New London police's reporting of traffic stops

State researchers are looking into police departments that still use paper traffic stop forms, including New London, to see whether reporting issues exist.

Tractor-trailer rollover closes I-95 southbound lanes in Old Lyme

A tractor-trailer rollover on Interstate 95 temporarily closed several southbound lanes around Exit 70. The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. State police announced on Twitter that minor injuries were involved and that traffic was slow around the...

Norwich man charged with arson in April 20 apartment fire

Police on Thursday arrested a 28-year-old Norwich man on arson charges in connection with an April 20 fire at an occupied building at 27 McKinley Ave. that injured four people, including a firefighter, killed three animals and caused $50,000 in...

Groton man charged with threatening, assault rifle possession

A Groton man is facing threatening and weapons charges connected to an incident in March in which he allegedly pointed a shotgun at a female victim.

Amtrak train strikes person in Madison

Amtrak's high-speed Acela train struck a person on the tracks Wednesday night.

Ledyard police charge juvenile in Instagram hit list case

Police on Saturday evening located and charged the juvenile they said created an Instagram account that included an apparent hit list that named Ledyard High School students.

Small electrical fire quickly contained at New London nursing home

A small electrical fire at Harbor Village North Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 78 Viets Street Extension was quickly contained before firefighters arrived on Monday.

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Police logs - April 28, 2017

Arrests from state and local departments around the region.

Key witness in Mallove murder case to remain on probation

Foster, who had entered a witness-protection program and implicated the father of her children and his cousin in the crime, served four years and 10 months in prison for hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.

Judge denies Megos' request to reduce bond, change conditions of release

A New London Superior Court judge on Thursday denied a request by Norwich businessman Zane Megos’ attorney to significantly reduce the bond and set new conditions for his release while awaiting appeal of his violation of probation conviction.

Woman to receive probation for stealing from stepmother

A Groton woman pleaded guilty Thursday in New London Superior Court to embezzling more than $40,000 from her stepmother after being appointed in 2012 to handle the woman's finances.

State won't prosecute Mass. woman after reviewing video of marijuana traffic stop

The traffic stop and Betsy Cardoso's alleged consent to search her 2006 Honda Accord had been recorded on a trooper's dashboard camera.