Massachusetts man to serve 6 months for deadly 2014 Waterford crash

A family portrait of, from left, Sanaa Reynolds; Dacari Robinson; their mother, Baughnita Leary, and Leary's fiance, Darin Robinson Jr.  Leary was the only one to survive when a truck driver failed to stop for traffic and slammed into the back of a Nissan Sentra on Oct. 12, 2014, in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Waterford. (Courtesy of Baughnita Leary)

Gerard Dube, a 62-year-old family man with no previous criminal record, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he was using a cellphone or fiddling with his radio when the 2014 crash...

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Foxwoods hosts active shooter drill

The Mashantucket Police Department hosted an active shooter exercise at Foxwoods on Monday, bringing together police officers from across the region.

Broken down car trips up traffic on Gold Star Bridge

A car that broke down in an inopportune spot tripped up traffic on the southbound side of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Tuesday afternoon, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Longtime bookkeeper at Norwich real estate firm charged with stealing more than $71,000

A longtime employee for a local real estate firm was arrested for first-degree larceny Monday following an investigation into alleged financial misappropriations over several years, police said.

Boating accident in Groton cuts short 2 promising lives

At left is Joseph Grzelak, pictured in this undated photo with Gunner. To the right is Joseph Formica. Both men died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, after a boating accident in Groton. (Photos courtesy of Anne Murtha Grzelak and Evan Rowe, respectively)

A boating accident in Mumford Cove this weekend put an end to two young men’s promising futures and left a third man forever changed.

Teen to be tried as adult in Montville home invasion case

A 17-year-old accused of entering an apartment on Pequot Road in Montville on Jan. 14 and holding a knife to a man's neck before stealing $15 will be tried as an adult.

Police logs - Jan. 23, 2018

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Crash victim helps East Lyme police make DUI arrest

Police on Sunday made a DUI arrest after the victim of a car crash followed the alleged perpetrator until officers arrived on scene, according to police.

DEEP IDs 3 men involved in fatal Groton boating accident

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has identified the three men involved in this weekend’s double-fatal boating incident in Mumford Cove.

Norwich police issue alert for missing 20-year-old

Police on Sunday evening issued a Silver Alert for a missing 20-year-old man.

Stonington police charge three in Pawcatuck burglary after foot chase

Stonington police charged three men early Friday morning after they burglarized a Pawcatuck shed and then ran from officers before being apprehended. They were found to be in possession of tools stolen from the shed, illegal drugs and a BB gun used...

Two dead, one seriously injured after boat overturns in Mumford Cove

One man remains in serious condition at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after the three hunters' boat capsized Saturday morning.

Norwich police arrest sex offender for fifth alleged registry violation in 7 years

Norwich police arrested a registered sex offender Friday, charging him with his fifth registry violation in seven years.

New London woman faces drug, gun possession charges

Police on Thursday arrested a Jefferson Avenue resident on drug and gun charges after searching her home and finding crack cocaine packaged for street-level sales.

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Riding along with Ledyard police

Officer Bobby Kempke of the Ledyard Police Department talks to a driver after stopping them on Route 2 for driving without their headlights on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

With lots of dark, winding roads, Ledyard officers have placed an emphasis on keeping drivers safe through enforcement. Their efforts are paying off with a significant drop in accidents over the past two years.

Local experts question impact of lowering blood alcohol level for drivers

As progress in reducing drunken driving deaths has stalled, a new report is suggesting states should lower the blood alcohol content threshold for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05.

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Cause of death, overdose: An East Lyme family's honest obituary

Chris Majchrzak breaks down in tears as she and her husband, Mark, talk about their son Daniel, pictured at left, and his death from an opioid overdose, in their East Lyme home Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Daniel, a 2010 graduate of East Lyme High School struggled with opioid addiction for six years and his family wanted to share the story of his battle after they were open about the cause of his death in his February 2017 obituary. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

For members of the Majchrzak family, it was a no-brainer: The only way to do their son justice in death would be to tell the truth about his life.

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