Medical transportation firm continues to leave patients waiting

Dialysis patients have been left stranded at clinics, sick children have missed doctor appointments and people who use wheelchairs have been told none of the transportation companies that have contracts with the firm have a wheelchair-accessible...

New London to take a step back, look at trash options

Implementation of a controversial pay-as-you-throw trash disposal program is on the back burner for the time being as the City Council considers alternatives.

Friends & Neighbors: Forming a bond over dentistry

Susan Tefft. Photo submitted

Susan Tefft of Preston is retiring after more than 42 years of employment at Orthodontic Associates of Southeastern Connecticut.

Overturned truck closes ramp to I-95 south in New London

New London fire department personnel, from left, Battalion Chief Tom Curciio, Lt. Dan Sawyer, firefighter Jordan Steele and firefighter Pat Leonard help the driver of a rolled-over tractor trailer to climb from the cab of his truck Friday, July 20, 2018 on the ramp from Rt. 32 to I95 southbound.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The ramp from Water Street onto North Frontage Road toward Interstate 95 south was closed Friday morning because of an overturned tractor-trailer, the state Department of Transportation said.

Police: Daughter stole $600,000 from father's auto shop in Norwich

Police have charged the daughter of an auto repair shop owner with stealing more than $600,000 from his business to pay for bills, taxes and gambling.

Lyme issues advisory following reports of fraudulent census takers

The Board of Selectmen has issued an advisory after they said residents reported that one or more people claiming to be census takers have asked to be invited inside homes to conduct a survey.

Car strikes hydrant, prompts water main shutdown in Waterford

The water main for Boston Post Road is shut down as crews repair a fire hydrant that was struck by a vehicle Thursday morning, police said.

Norwich police arrest Willimantic man on sex assault charges

A Willimantic man was arrested Thursday on sexual assault and risk of injury to minor charges in connection with a Norwich incident, police said.

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Connecticut joins national crackdown on fake veterans charities

"Veterans' charities fraud is especially upsetting. This campaign will offer important resources to help donors identify charities that match their own values," state Attorney General George Jepsen said.

Family remembers airman who died in overseas accident

Laura Prentice holds a photo of her children, the siblings of her son U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Tyler Grotjan, as the family gathers at her home in Waterford on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The photo was taken on July 12, the day Grotjan died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany after being critically injured on July 8 while deployed in the United Arab Emirates. (Tim Cook/The Day)

For Air Force Staff Sgt. James Grotjan, family was number one. He was the family's rock, what kept them together. What's keeping them together now is that he died doing what he loved.

Airman from southeastern Connecticut dies after being injured in United Arab Emirates

Staff Sgt. James T. Grotjan, 26, a longtime Colchester resident, died at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center near the Ramstein Air Base. He was injured July 8 in an incident at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, the Defense Department...

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False hogweed reports prompt warning about noxious weed

Most of the state's known patches of hogweed have been eliminated as more gardeners learn to recognize and report the plant, which emits a sap that can cause large painful blisters and extreme skin sentitivity if people touch it.

AutoZone to pay $3 million for fatal Bridgeport crash

Auto parts retailer AutoZone to pay $3.3 million to the families of three people who were killed when a company truck struck their car

U.S. deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Bernardo Reyes Rodriguez checks his phone for messages in La Marquesa, Mexico, Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Rodriguez is looking for answers after being arrested by immigration officers whilst pending review for a U visa for him and his wife.  Under past presidents, people who were here illegally but qualify for a U visa were usually allowed to wait stateside until their petition was approved. But now ramped-up immigration enforcement has meant that some of them are getting swept up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement before they have a chance to legalize.  (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)

Immigrants applying for a special visa awarded to victims of crime on U.S. soil are being detained and deported