Wreaths placed and veterans' lives remembered at Jordan Cemetery

Girl Scout Cadettes Lindsay Davies, left, and Emma Hundley, both with Troop 63100 of Ledyard, clean snow off a grave before a Wreaths Across America Day ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford.  Volunteers laid over 400 wreaths at veterans graves during the national event that aims to remember, honor and teach about veterans and those who serve. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Paula Crocker comes to Jordan Cemetery every couple months to pay her respects to her parents, and she usually lays down Christmas flowers around this time of year. But on Saturday, she lay wreaths.

Municipal meetings - Week of Dec. 17, 2017

Municial meetings for the week of Dec. 17, 2017

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.

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.

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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R.I. police arrest Connecticut man after car chase through 3 communities

Rhode Island State Police have arrested a man after police pursued him through three communities

Red Cross aiding several residents displaced by fire

The American Red Cross is helping several residents after a fire broke out in a home on Atwells Avenue in Providence early Saturday morning

Judge rejects pseudonym use in lawsuit over alleged rape of UConn student

A Connecticut judge has rejected the use of pseudonyms by two college students in a civil court case over an alleged rape