Interstate 95 closed in Old Lyme due to tractor-trailer accident

Scene of a motor vehicle accident on I-95 north bound between exits 71 and 70 in Old Lyme Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Police confirmed all northbound lanes of Interstate 95 are closed between Exits 70 and 71 due to the crash.

Groton motel room-mate sentenced in overdose death of Olivia Roark

Adele K. Bouthillier, 43, of Groton, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and possession with intent to distribute heroin, could have received life in prison for the offenses.

Police logs - Oct. 18, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

FBI warns of new fake kidnapping scam

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning residents across the country of a scam in which a caller claims to have kidnapped a relative for ransom.

Groton City police issue alert for missing man

City police are searching for a 35-year-old who went missing Monday.

Silver alert issued for missing New London child

Police have issued a silver alert for a missing 12-year-old child.

No one injured after car hits utility pole, flips upside down in Stonington

A driver heading north veered off the road and hit a utility pole in the area of 282 Elm St., causing the car to flip onto its roof and the pole to snap in half, police said.

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Death of 5 red oaks in Ledyard killed by gypsy moths could have silver lining

Damaged leaves are seen as Jeremiah Haggerty, with Bartlett Tree Experts, works on cutting down a tree on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the home of Bill Hakkinen in Ledyard. Five red oaks at the property were cut down as they fell victim to the 2016 statewide infestations of gypsy moths. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Five red oak trees in the front yard of a Seabury Avenue home in Ledyard that fell victim to the statewide infestations of gypsy moth caterpillars are gone, but going to a good cause.

Independent Party of Connecticut endorses Nickerson

The Independent Party of Connecticut announced Wednesday that it has endorsed First Selectman Mark Nickerson in his campaign for re-election on Nov. 7.

History Revisited: A Groton yacht fit for a king or millionaire

The Iolanda, Morton F. Plant’s luxury yacht, was more than 100 feet long. (Photo courtesy of Jim Streeter)

Local philanthropist Morton F. Plant once had a yacht twice the size of the famed USS Sequoia.

Norwich mayoral candidates square off in debate

From left, Libertarian William Russell, Republican Peter Nystrom, petitioning candidate Joseph Radecki Jr., petitioning candidate Jon Oldfield and Democrat Derell Wilson during the Norwich mayoral debate at Kelly Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The five mayoral candidates offered differing opinions on several topics ranging from whether the city should have a strong mayor, how best to fund the school system and whether the city is getting its money’s worth from the Norwich Community...

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Major consolidation pitched for CT community colleges

The governing board of the state's 12 community colleges on Thursday will be asked to advance a dramatic consolidation plan aimed at sharply reducing the number of administrators working at the schools over the next 20 months.

State lawmakers set deadline for announcing budget status

Connecticut legislative leaders have set a self-imposed deadline on announcing whether they're close to a long-awaited state budget agreement