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Friends find some rest and relaxation in New London

Carmella Cornish, left, spends time coloring Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, while she and her friend Maya Cooper, both of New London, relax on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Carmella Cornish was spending time coloring Thursday on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach with her friend Maya Cooper.

Amtrak police, local officers teach railroad safety in Groton, Mystic

Amtrak police and local law enforcement officers teamed up in Groton and Mystic this week for Operation Clear Track, an initiative meant to raise awareness and enforce safe railroad crossing during Rail Safety Week.

Early morning kitchen fire in Groton displaces one person

A fire broke out in an apartment kitchen early Wednesday morning, leaving one person displaced from their home, according to fire officials.

Coast Guard Station New London crew shares a friendly game of football

Crew members of Coast Guard Station New London play football Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, on the parade ground at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

They were playing Tuesday on the parade ground at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London.

Safe Futures schedules annual Walk-A-Thon for Oct. 17

Safe Futures, a nonprofit serving victims of domestic violence, is hosting its annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser next month during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Woman suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in Mystic house fire

Firefighters battle a house fire Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 97 Somersett Drive in Groton. (Courtesy of Stephen Alfield)

A house fire injured two residents at 97 Somersett Drive on Thursday night, including an elderly woman who was flown to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Groton Town police say.

Man struck by train, seriously injured in Norwich

A Mohegan Volunteer Fire Co. boat returns to the Trading Cove boat launch Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, after assisting in the search for a person in a train vs. pedestrian incident.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday night after he was hit by a train, Norwich police say.

Norwich man charged with manslaughter in Jan. 3 'domestic incident'

“The victim was transported to William Backus Hospital for head injuries,” police said in a news release Wednesday. The victim died Jan. 17 after succumbing to the injuries she sustained.

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Man who left woman to die in suitcase sentenced to 30 years

In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Norma Sanchez, of New Rochelle, N.Y., mother of Valerie Reyes, grieves for her daughter during a candlelight vigil in Reyes' honor at Glen Island Park, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Javier Da Silva, who killed Valerie Reyes, whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in Connecticut, is

A federal judge has imposed a 30-year prison sentence on a man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a week later

New Haven officer free until Vegas trial in fatal DUI case

A Connecticut police officer who faces a felony charge of driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a police colleague has been freed from jail

R.I. home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred has hit the market for the scary price of $1.2 million

High school goes remote again, blames student misbehavior

A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the pandemic hit has sent students home temporarily for remote learning and is blaming problems with misbehavior

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