Noontime crash slows traffic on Gold Star Bridge

A two-car crash temporarily closed two lanes of the southbound side of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Wednesday morning.

Police: Teen threatened resident with a knife in Montville home invasion

State police on Tuesday arrested a 17-year-old who allegedly invaded a Pequot Road apartment Sunday, threatened its occupant with a knife and stole $15.

Police ID victim of downtown Norwich stabbing

Police have identified the man who was left seriously injured after a stabbing in downtown Norwich Sunday.

First responders describe New London murder scene as trial begins

Shaquan Lee-Seales, 21, is arraigned on murder charges at Geographical Area 10 Courthouse in New London on June 6, 2016. His trial began Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

New London Police Lt. Robert Pickett and other first responders testified Tuesday as the murder trial of Shaquan Lee-Seales began in New London Superior Court.

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Police: Uncasville woman nearly hit police officer with vehicle

An Uncasville woman faces multiple charges after she nearly struck a Groton Town Police officer while trying to drive away when the officer asked about a shoplifting incident, police said.

Firefighters extinguish car fire

New London firefighter Matthew Avery uses a saw to open the hood as a crew extinguishes an engine-compartment fire in a mini-van at 163 Huntington St. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London firefighters extinguish an engine-compartment fire in a mini-van at 163 Huntington St. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The fire was first reported shortly before 8 a.m. There were no injuries reported, the cause of the fire is under...

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Proposed cross-sound bridge would bypass New London ferries

New York Gov. Cuomo is proposing a link across Long Island Sound by bridge or tunnel.

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McNally rallies local Republicans, promises return of municipal pride

Tom McNally, chairman of the Republican Town Committee in Montville, helped orchestrated a GOP takeover of the Town Council. (Photo submitted)

Montville Republican Town Chairman Tom McNally led the party’s run to a 5-2 majority on the Town Council.

Some delays, parking bans as storm moves through region

Some schools have closed or delayed classes while other towns have issued parking bans because of a small snowstorm hitting the region during the morning rush hour.

State decides on private hotel format for Seaside

The Seaside Regional Center in Waterford seen from the air on May 11, 2005. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has decided the state will seek to enter into a partnership with a private developer who will renovate the historic Seaside buildings into a 63-room hotel with public access to the grounds, a...

Norwich City Council hears how addiction, overdose deaths hit families

Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom views the region's memorial quilt crafted by family members who have lost loved ones to overdoses during the Norwich Youth and Family Services bureau presentation to the Norwich City Council on the opioid crisis Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Several parents spoke Tuesday to the Norwich City Council during an informational meeting on the opioid crisis and efforts underway to stem the tide of overdose deaths overwhelming the city and human services agencies.

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Businessman Lamont launching candidacy for governor of Connecticut

Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont is launching another bid for the Democratic nomination for governor

U.S. Marshals increase reward for escaped Connecticut inmate

This undated photo provided by the Connecticut Department of Correction shows Jerry Mercado. Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a correctional facility in Enfield, Conn. Carl Robinson Correctional Institution officials say Mercado was unaccounted for Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, during a routine facility count. (Connecticut Department of Correction via AP)

U.S. Marshals service increases reward to up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of a missing Connecticut inmate

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Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Disgruntled conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown