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.

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.

New London man charged in sexual assaults of 2 women

In what police Chief Peter Reichard called “the case of a career,” members of several different agencies worked together to quickly apprehend a man they said sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents this fall.

Blaze that destroyed New London Taco Bell ruled accidental

Havy damage to a Taco Bell restaurant on Colman Street in New London is seen Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, after an early morning fire. (Deborah Straszheim/The Day)

The roaring blaze that tore through Taco Bell last month, leaving its roof in danger of collapsing, has been ruled accidental.

Tractor-trailer fire caused delays on I-95 in Stonington

Members of the Stonington Fire Department respond to a tractor trailer accident on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, south of the exit 92 ramp on Interstate 95 southbound.  The driver was taken to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries after the truck veered off the side of the road and caught fire after crashing in a ravine. Interstate 95 southbound is down to one lane in the area but will remain open.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

State police and environmental cleanup crews remained at the scene Tuesday night of an Interstate 95 south crash that saw a tractor-trailer peel off the right lane shoulder, turn over and catch fire Tuesday afternoon.

Police logs - Dec. 13, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Witness says argument about rent prompted New London stabbing

Patrick McInerney appears in New London Superior Court GA 10 Monday, December 11, 2017. McInerney is charged in a Sunday stabbing on Tilley St. in New London that left another man dead. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A self-employed painter, known to police for being combative and carrying knives, was arraigned Monday in New London Superior Court on charges that he fatally stabbed a homeless man who was staying with him after the two argued about rent.



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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Captain, bad safety culture blamed for loss of ship with Fitch grad in crew

This undated image made from a video released April 26, 2016, by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the stern of the sunken ship El Faro. Federal accident investigators on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners.  (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Federal accident investigators have determined the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro that led to the deaths of 33 mariners in 2015.

Gomez sentenced to eight years in connection with teen's death at Groton motel

The harm that Ramon Gomez has done to children, including his own sons and a confused 17-year-old girl he set up as a prostitute and provided with deadly heroin in May 2016, was on display Tuesday in a Hartford courtroom.

Ledyard trash ordinance angers mobile home owners and operators before town meeting

Mobile home residents and park operators plan to publicly express their concerns about a newly adopted ordinance that shifts the responsibility for trash pickup away from town government at a town meeting Wednesday night.

New London hosts meeting to discuss Medicare Savings Program changes

The city and New London Senior Affairs Commission will host a town hall meeting between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesday to discuss General Assembly’s changes in the Medicare Savings Program and other issues impacting seniors.



Newport councilman charged with making obscene phone call to teen

A Rhode Island city councilman has been charged with making an obscene phone call to a 13-year-old boy he says was sending sexual messages to his daughter

Police charge 9-year-old for bringing pellet gun to school

A 9-year-old boy has been charged after police say he brought a pellet gun to school in Massachusetts