Mother of Norwich murder victim working with attorney on deportation policy


Questions linger about why a Haitian national charged in the June 15 stabbing death of a 25-year-old Norwich woman was not deported back to his home country after serving a 16-year-sentence for an attempted murder conviction.

Residence attached to Old Saybrook gun store heavily damaged by fire

Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire Saturday that caused heavy damage to a large wood-frame home attached to the Grouse Perch Gun Store at 15 North Main Street.

Groton teacher, assistant athletic director charged again in domestic case

Leo R. Facchini, a science teacher and assistant athletic director at Robert E. Fitch High School, was charged Friday with violating a protective order.

Police logs - Aug. 2

Arrests by state and local departments.

Norwich police charge registered sex offender with probation violation

Police said they charged a 51-year-old convicted felon and registered sex offender on Friday with two counts of violation of probation.

New London fire companies knock down blaze in former school

The New London Fire Department quickly knocked down a fire in a cinderblock building at 96 Hawthorne Drive on Saturday evening.

Car ends up on tracks at New London Union Station

The front end and tires of a white Kia Optima ended up on the tracks nearest New London Union Station on Saturday afternoon, after the vehicle rolled onto the platform.

Police logs - Aug. 1

Arrests by state and local departments.

Updated: Accident on I-95 in East Lyme is cleared

A 5-mile stretch of Interstate 95 North was congested due to an accident that has closed one lane of traffic just beyond Exit 72, the Rocky Neck Connector.

Bernier retains prominent defense attorney to fight life sentence for Norwich murders

John Cluny, whose wife and son were murdered at their Norwich home in 1993 by then 15-year-old Michael Bernier, on Thursday met the prominent defense attorney Norman A. Pattis, who has been hired to represent Bernier in his quest to reduce his...

New London police find heroin, facsimile firearms at camper

Police said they arrested two individuals Thursday at the scene of a camper — camouflaged from public sight — that contained heroin, materials to manufacture the drug, and facsimile firearms.

UPDATED: Silver Alert issued for missing New London teen

Police are seeking public assistance in locating a 13-year-old New London boy last seen on Wednesday.

Accident closes Branch Hill Road in Preston

A portion of Branch Hill Road in Preston has been closed after a car struck at utility pole at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Man arrested Tuesday in Mystic arrested again in New London after cafe disturbance

Kenneth Elyosius, 62, was arraigned in Superior Court in New London Thursday. It was the second day in a row that the former Hartford police officer appeared in court.

Former water authority clerk sentenced to four months for embezzlement

A former employee of the Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority who embezzled more than $44,000 from the agency to pay her bills was sentenced Thursday in New London Superior Court to four months in prison.

Key witness still not available in Norwich murder case

Authorities waited at The William W. Backus Hospital Thursday to see if a key witness in the murder case of LaShawn "BI" Cecil would be released from the psychiatric unit.

Burglary reported in New London

At approximately 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, two residents reported a second-degree burglarly in progress at their house in the area of Ocean Avenue and Fowler Court.

Police logs - July 31

Arrests by state and local departments.