Police logs - Aug. 19, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Police: Fugitive arrested in Groton

A man charged with assault in Louisiana was arrested in Groton Friday morning.

Norwich man charged with traveling 111 mph

A 25-year-old Norwich man was arrested in Rhode Island early Friday after state troopers said they spotted a car traveling north on Interstate 95 at a recorded speed of 111 mph.

Appeals court upholds jury decision in New London overdose malpractice case

The state Appellate Court has affirmed a New London Superior Court jury's decision to award $512,000 to the survivors of Jill Procaccini, a 32-year-old woman who died of a methadone overdose in 2008 within hours of being treated for an overdose and...

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Tribal Chairman 'Skip' Hayward is back!

The reclusive former chairman is expected to make a rare public appearance Saturday, when the...

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Connecticut leaders oppose N.Y. lawsuit to block dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging vessel Currituck turns in the Thames River before docking at the Adm. Harold E. Shear State Pier in New London on June 5, 2015. New York State is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to block a new dredge disposal site from opening in Long Island Sound between the mouth of the Thames River and Fishers Island. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority spoke out Friday against a lawsuit filed by New York to block an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound.

Awaiting a state budget, local officials anxious at governor's new plan

The Connecticut state flag flies upside-down in response to the state's budget problems on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at North Stonington Town Hall. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

In the continued absence of a two-year budget for the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy has revised his original resource allocation plan from June 30, shifting more state dollars to poorer school districts and to nonprofits.

Norwich officers promoted

Norwich Police Department's Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a ceremony Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.  Four members were promoted during the ceremony: Ley and Sgt. 1st Class John Perry were promoted to lieutenant, and Detective Harrison Formiglio and K-9 Officer Nicholas Rankin were promoted to sergeant. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Norwich Police Department's Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Ley, center, is pinned by wife Jamie as daughter Juliana, 1 year old, looks on during a promotion ceremony Friday in Norwich.

A cold, snowy winter for Connecticut?

Susan Hickman of New London clears off her car as she gets ready to move it due to a parking ban in downtown New London as a winter storm blows through the region Jan. 7, 2017. Weather officials and the Farmers' Almanac alike are forecasting snowy conditions this coming winter. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Meteorologist Gary Lessor typically does not put much stock in Farmers' Almanac weather forecasts. But unfortunately, he said, he agrees with its winter outlook this year.

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Sales tax hike seems an 'inevitability,' but questions remain

Connecticut’s top state senator said Wednesday he believes moderate Democrats are “growing increasingly comfortable” with a sales tax increase that could ease pressure to slash municipal aid and help break an impasse that has...

New York files lawsuit opposing dredge dumping in L.I. Sound

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing a plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into the Long Island Sound

Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school massacre are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock their classroom doors

R.I. officials review proposal to ban trucks from state roads

Rhode Island transportation officials are considering a proposal barring tractor-trailers from driving many of the state roads that allow them to avoid tolls