Petitioning selectman candidate added to Preston ballot

Political newcomer Sam Chinigo, who describes himself as “a fiscal conservative with progressive ideals,” will run as an unaffiliated petitioning candidate.

New London man arrested on assault, kidnapping charges

A New London man faces assault and kidnapping charges stemming from an Aug. 31 incident.

Poquetanuck Fire Department in Preston receives $120,000 federal grant

The Poquetanuck Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $120,000 federal grant to purchase vehicle extraction equipment.

Walk, planned for Sept. 29, aims to help end local hunger

Community organizer Michelle Allen announced Thursday that she is holding a Shelley's Steps walk Sunday, Sept. 29, to help out New London Community Meals patrons on Montauk Avenue.

Groton issues traffic advisory: Turn arrow at Route 12 North and Crystal Lake Road is out

Groton has issued a traffic advisory that the turn arrow at Route 12 North and Crystal Lake Road is out.

LOCAL

Stonington police to target railroad safety next week

Local police will be at targeted rail crossings in town on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to issue citations or warnings to those crossing the tracks illegally.

Mashantucket police captain completes FBI training

Capt. George Potts of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police Department has graduated from the 277th session of the FBI National Academy.

Cleanup of Pawcatuck mill site complete

The cleanup of the former Connecticut Casting Mill in Pawcatuck was complete by Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2019. (Joe Wojtas/The Day)

The Connecticut Casting Mill property off Stillman Avenue will remain fenced and locked until town officials decide what to do with it.

Police logs - Sept. 19, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police: Driver taken to hospital after having medical emergency in Norwich

A driver was taken to the hospital under life-threatening conditions after witnesses observed him apparently having a medical emergency and hitting a school bus and other vehicles, police said.

New London police investigating possible shots fired at convenience store

Police say they are investigating a Saturday night disturbance involving several people and possible shots fired in the parking lot of H&T Mart at 1 Ocean Ave.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Whitey Bulger's family filing wrongful death claim

This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James

The family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has filed a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year

Speedbowl owner sentenced for human trafficking fights HIV test order

A Connecticut businessman convicted for his role in a human trafficking ring that preyed on young men who were mentally ill and intellectually disabled is fighting a court-ordered HIV test

Boston zoo's 14-year-old white tiger dies

A Boston zoo's 14-year-old white tiger has died after a brief battle with cancer

School aide resigns after kicking of student caught on tape

A public school staffer in Connecticut has resigned after captured on video kicking a special needs student

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