Norwich, New London see 2 of state's 7 carfentanil deaths

An opioid drug intended to tranquilize large animals has made its way to southeastern Connecticut, according to the latest data on fatal drug overdoses from the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Groton police seek 15-year-old ‘endangered runaway’

Payton Kirkland, who went missing earlier Tuesday, is described as a white male who has red hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 115 pounds.

UConn Health announces probe into York cell birth

UConn Health on Tuesday announced it has launched its own probe into a Feb. 13 incident in which a female inmate gave birth inside a York Correctional Institution prison cell.

Police logs - March 7, 2018

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Groton Town police arrest 3 on drug, gun charges

Town police on Monday arrested three people and seized drugs and a handgun during an operation of the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force.

State police say man facing attempted murder charge assaulted Corrigan officer

A man who is in state Department of Correction custody on charges including attempted murder was arrested again Friday for allegedly assaulting a Corrigan Correctional Institution employee, according to state police.

Route 1 reopened in Waterford after morning crash

A portion of state Route 1 was closed for about six hours Tuesday morning after a truck crashed into a telephone pole and snapped it in half, police said.

Two York prison employees on leave amid investigation

The state Department of Correction last weekend placed two York Correctional Institution employees on leave as it investigates whether each person “violated policy governing employee conduct.”

Police logs - March 6, 2018

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New London, Waterford police nab burglary suspect

With the help of surveillance video footage and the Waterford police department, city police on Sunday arrested a Stonington man in connection with a burglary that took place earlier in the day.

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Norwich police seek 15-year-old 'endangered runaway'

Police have issued an alert for a 15-year-old boy who they said is an endangered runaway.

Police say accused New London rapist also attacked woman in Torrington

A 34-year-old man accused of breaking into the home of two New London women and raping them at gunpoint in the fall of 2017 has been charged by Torrington Police with carrying out a similar crime while residing in the western Connecticut town in...

Region hammered with high winds, power outages

Members of the East Lyme Fire Marshal's Office and firefighters from Niantic carry tarps to cover a hole, created by a falling tree, in the roof of a residence on Laurel Hill Drive in East Lyme, as winds from a powerful nor'easter cause power outages and damage across the region Friday, March 2, 2018. (Tim Cook/The Day)

The region on Friday afternoon continued to grapple with high winds and heavy rains as towns saw power outages and some schools dismissed early.

Injured Groton Town police officer returns to duty

Officer Tyler DeAngelo, injured earlier this week when a man allegedly fled a traffic stop, has returned to duty, police announced Friday.

Fallen pole leads crews to close portion of Route 165 in Preston

Crews have closed state Route 165 near its intersection with Old Shetucket Turnpike because of a fallen pole, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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Police logs - March 5, 2018

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No 'boilerplate' answer for how best to respond to shooting

Resource officer Cindy Munoz watches as students board school buses at the end of the day while on duty at Clark Lane Middle School in Waterford on Friday, March 2, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

When asked what they would do in an active shooter situation, most area school and youth resource officers gave the same answer. But when it comes to what teachers and school administrators should do in the same scenario, the answer is less clear.

Police logs - March 4, 2018

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Norwich police search for missing 14-year-old boy

Police on Friday issued a Silver Alert for Jovan Oaks, a 14-year-old Norwich boy they called an endangered runaway. He is described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is a little over 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds, according to...

2 New London police union officers cited for time-sheet discrepancies

New London police administrators reprimanded two city police union officers last fall after each claimed overtime hours he didn’t work, according to documents The Day obtained through a Freedom of Information request.