For newest police recruits, helping the community comes first


Despite being in the midst of what many consider a volatile time for police, these men and woman wanted to go into law enforcement.

Fallen utility lines cause fires, close road in East Lyme

Great Neck Road in East Lyme is closed at West Main Street after utility lines fell on trees in the area Saturday night.

Police logs - July 24, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

The 'Candy Man' helps burn victims get past their scars

Since 1991, the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation has been running a one-week camp each summer in an attempt to provide emotional healing and boost confidence in children who’ve suffered serious burns.

Changes in store for next term in New London Judicial District

The New London Judicial District will have a new administrative judge — Hillary B. Strackbein — when the new judicial term gets underway after Labor Day.

Police logs - July 23, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Appeal filed in Zane Megos violation of probation sentence

The attorney for Norwich businessman Zane Megos has filed a strongly worded 23-page appeal of Megos’ five-year prison sentence for violation of probation, saying the Superior Court judge disregarded sworn testimony, made...

Construction work ongoing on several Waterford roads

In addition to Waterford Parkway North and Waterford Parkway South, crews also will be working on Clark Lane and Spithead and Old Colchester roads this week, police said.

Stamford man, 30, dies after motorcycle crash

A Stamford man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Route 1

Chef, teacher say thank you to New London police with fresh-made pizza

On Thursday, a New London chef and teacher worked together to whip up enough pizza to feed the entire New London Police Department, support staff included.

Police issue Silver Alert for missing Ledyard teen

Jayla Lasane is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 115 pounds and standing a little over 5 feet tall.

Two Wednesday night crashes in Lyme result in one minor injury

Only one person was injured in two separate crashes that occurred within minutes of each other on Blood Street on Wednesday night, according to state police.

Coast Guard Station New London crew rescues pair near Plum Island

Members of Coast Guard Station New London and the Goshen Fire Department on Wednesday night rescued one man and one woman from a boat that was taking on water near Plum Island.

Firefighters contain brush fire in Ledyard, Whalehead Road reopened

Firefighters from Ledyard, Gales Ferry and several surrounding towns on Thursday battled a stubborn brush fire off Whalehead Road.

City hoping to get a handle on unregulated sober houses

Many of the city's estimated 33 sober houses are privately owned and unregulated, according to city officials, and the only way officials know what they are is if the police and fire departments are called there for a report of an intoxicated...

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Police logs - July 22, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Career child molester assigned new lawyer as pretrial negotiations continue

Convicted pedophile Robert T. Beemer, who soon will have to decide whether he wants a trial on his latest charges involving young children, was assigned a new attorney when he appeared Thursday in New London Superior Court.

Second defendant in record cocaine seizure released on surety bond

The second man charged by state police in last week's record seizure of 29 kilograms of cocaine on Interstate 95 in Groton posted bond Wednesday following an appearance in New London Superior Court.

Police logs - July 21, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

State police: Groton City woman intended to sell 'molly,' bath salts, marijuana

A Groton City woman is facing eight charges following a joint state and local investigation into the sale of the drug “molly” and bath salts in the area.