Police logs - Dec. 14, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

New London man to serve 62 months for role in overdose deaths

A 30-year-old New London man who sold heroin that contributed to two overdose deaths within hours of each other in May 2016 was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 62 months in prison.

Medical examiner: Weekend shooting in New London was a homicide

Snow collects on a section of crime scene tape as a New London Police officer stands in front of a doorway at the scene of a fatal shooting at 4 Orchard St. in New London, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Saturday’s fatal shooting on Orchard Street a homicide.

Chyung's lawyer asks to be removed from second murder trial

The state-appointed attorney representing Chihan Eric Chyung, as his murder case heads for a second trial, is seeking to be removed from the case on the grounds that there has been "a complete breakdown of the attorney-client relationship."

New London police suspend Nott for 2016 use of force

The city police department last week wrapped up its investigation into Officer Deana Nott by suspending her for excessive use of force, according to police Chief Peter Reichard.

Police ID 21-year-old as victim of New London shooting

A Florida resident who frequently visited New London is the man who died in a Saturday afternoon shooting on Orchard Street, police said Tuesday.

Colchester man shot dead by police was troubled but had 'huge heart'

While the Colchester man shot dead by police in San Diego over the weekend was well known to law enforcement officials here in Connecticut, friends and family described Kyle Zahacefski as a good person who made a positive impact on those around him.

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The longest painting in the world, a whaling tale, may surface in Mystic

An 1848 panorama, depicting a whaling voyage around the world, could be displayed in Mystic.

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Mohegans’ Pennsylvania casino fined $1 million over lapses in financial procedures

Pennsylvania gaming regulators Wednesday approved $1 million in fines against Downs Racing LP, operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mohegan Sun Pocono, a racetrack casino, is owned by the Mohegan Tribe, which also owns...

Speedbowl owner puts up $25M to cover potential civil damages

Bruce Bemer pictured on the day he bought the New London-Waterford Speedbowl at auction in Waterford on Oct. 18, 2014. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Bruce Bemer, the Glastonbury businessman charged in connection to an alleged sex trafficking ring, has agreed to set aside $25 million to cover potential liabilities in pending civil cases.

Make a Difference: Westerly Area Rest Meals

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Norwich school board approves contracts for teachers, administrators

The Board of Education has reached three-year contract agreements with both the Norwich Teachers’ League, covering about 300 teachers, and with the administrators’ union, which represents 17 employees.

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Malloy offers tough medicine for deficit: taxes, spending cuts

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy released an array of options to rebalance the state budget Wednesday that include raising the sales tax rate as high as 6.9 percent, boosting other taxes, cutting municipal aid by $50 million and reducing health care, social...

3 Massachusetts officers treated for possible fentanyl exposure

Three Massachusetts police officers were taken to a hospital after being exposed to a substance believed to be the powerful opioid fentanyl