Man sentenced to 10 years for 2016 kidnapping

Christopher R. Mims, 33, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison in New London Superior Court for kidnapping the mother of his child and kicking and punching her while he drank alcohol in his Ledyard home last year.

Police logs - July 28, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Old Saybrook police arrest 3 after stolen vehicle crashes into tree

Police on Thursday morning arrested three people they said were involved in the burglaries of several cars.

Fire in North Stonington destroys home of animal rescuer

A fire that began about 11 a.m. Wednesday quickly gutted a home at 182 Cossaduck Hill Road.

Police logs - July 27, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

New London police charge two with possession of K2

Narcotics officers with the New London Police department executed a search and seizure warrant on the apartment around 4:14 p.m. Wednesday and located and seized K2.

Fire damages upper stories of Pawcatuck apartment building

When crews from Pawcatuck and Old Mystic arrived about 4:30 p.m., Pawcatuck fire Chief Kevin Burns said flames could be seen coming from the third floor of the three-story apartment building at 37 Stillman Ave. A crew from Westerly also responded.

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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment reports robust quarterly earnings

Mohegan Sun parent's net revenues during the three months that ended June 30 totaled $350.2 million, an 8.3 percent increase over the same period a year earlier.

Business owners carefully watching new Bank Street traffic

Many business owners and residents are reserving judgment on the new traffic pattern along Bank Street, but some are cautiously optimistic that it will make downtown safer and more enjoyable.

Racing in Fishers Island Sound

Boats race on the first day of the Force 5 North American Championship on Fishers Island sound in the area of Vixen Ledge off shore from Groton on Thursday.

Officials winning battle with rats in Pawcatuck

A Ledge Light Health District official on Wednesday updated the Board of Selectmen on the rat “infestation” in Pawcatuck and the steps being taken to eradicate the rodents.

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AG opinion strikes middle ground on cutting wages, benefits

A formal opinion released Thursday by Attorney General George Jepsen warns of legal peril in rewriting state-employee contracts through legislation, but notes the free hand legislators have after contracts expire and the flexibility the courts have...

96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a U.S. Navy installation to reminisce about his naval career visited Newport