Facing deportation, man taking sanctuary at Old Lyme church granted last-minute stay

Julia Chavez, from left, hugs Senior Minister Steve Jungkeit as they stand with her son Mariano Cardoso Sr. after a press conference on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the First Congregational Church in Old Lyme. Cardoso Sr., who has lived in the United States for almost 30 years, received a last minute stay of removal after being given a deportation order by the Hartford I.C.E. and had taken into sanctuary by the church. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

When Mariano Cardoso Sr. woke up Friday morning at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, he faced the day for which his deportation order had been set. But in the afternoon, a stay was granted.

New London development and planning director to depart in January

Tammy Daugherty, the director of the city’s Office of Development and Planning and someone who has played a role in nearly every major city economic and community development initiative during her six years with the city, is leaving at the...

New London property revaluation set to begin in spring

The city has hired Vision Government Solutions Inc. to conduct its state-mandated property revaluation program.The revaluation is conducted every five years for assessment purposes and data collection in New London will start in the Spring.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Another extreme ice season as Coast Guard counts 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes

More than 1,000 icebergs drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes in 2017, causing detours and adding travel times for mariners in an already heavily trafficked area.

New London City Council approves free day at Ocean Beach for vets in summer 2018

New London — The City Council approved the establishment of a "Free Day" at Ocean Beach Park, allowing all New London military veterans free access and parking for the day. This is a proposal brought forward by the New London Veteran...

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center part of lawsuit over military sexual assault records

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is among the plaintiffs suing the departments of Defense and Homeland Security over access to sexual assault records.

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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