Police logs - Aug. 26, 2016

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Police: New London pair discharged rifle in residential neighborhood

Police Wednesday night arrested two local residents after they allegedly fired a rifle from the rear porch of their 1 Hamilton St. home.

Bookkeeper at Pawcatuck firm charged with stealing almost $18,000 to support drug habit

Police have charged a part-time bookkeeper at a Pawcatuck firm with using a company credit card to allegedly steal almost $18,000 to support her drug habit.

Tractor-trailer leaves roadway, hits tree off I-95 in East Lyme

The right lane of Interstate 95 south is closed between exits 72 and 71 after a tractor-trailer left the roadway there and knocked down a tree, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Life Star responds to I-95 crash in East Lyme

Interstate 95 north has reopened at Exit 74 after a car flipped over there around noon, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Third fire this year at former Salem pheasant farm draws investigators

The third suspicious fire in six months had state and local investigators combing the grounds of a vacant game bird farm on Wednesday for evidence the fire was intentionally set.

Coast Guard crew rescues woman from Thames River

A crew from Coast Guard Station New London rescued a woman from the Thames River on Wednesday.

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Date set for Lighthouse Inn auction

The Lighthouse Inn will go to a public auction on Oct. 5, when the storied local landmark will go to the highest bidder.

Jump in New London school population leads to expansion of Harbor School

An influx of new students and need for more space has led the school district to expand the number of classes and grades at the Harbor School for the new school year that starts Thursday.

Conn College students begin to move in

The new arrivals, 63 percent female and 37 percent male, hail from 34 U.S. states and 22 foreign countries.

Preston students score high in state, region on Smarter Balanced tests

Local students fared better than the statewide averages in the Smarter Balanced Achievement test results released last week, and also ranked at or near the top among the region's towns that send students to Norwich Free Academy.

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State agency coping with dramatic increase in opioid addiction

Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, appointed Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services commissioner in March 2015 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, addressed the opioid epidemic during a meeting with The Day's editorial and reporting staff.

Gov. LePage: Most drug dealers arrested are black, Hispanic

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is in hot water once again for comments about drug dealers arrested in the state, saying photos he's collected show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic