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Former Norwich Public Utilities GM John Bilda: surprised, confused at criminal charges

Then NPU General Manager John Bilda testifies during the Norwich Ethics Commission public hearing at Norwich City Hall on Feb. 19, 2017, regarding complaints involving the participation of local and Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, or CMEEC, officials in trips to the Kentucky Derby. He testified in federal court Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, during a criminal trial on conspiracy and theft charges related to the trips.  (Tim Cook/The Day, FILE)

Former Norwich Public Utilities General Manager John Bilda testified in federal court Friday during a criminal trial on conspiracy and theft charges.

Police search for missing North Stonington brothers

Brothers Shad Stewart, left, and Lance Stewart have been missing from North Stonington for two weeks, police say. (Connecticut State Police)

Shad and Lance Stewart have been missing for more than two weeks, police say.

Medical examiner: Matthew Lindquist was stabbed 67 times in Griswold attack

Matthew Lindquist on Pachaug Pond, a pond near their home where the family enjoyed boating and fishing.  (Courtesy of Eric Lindquist)

After being chased into the woods on a cold December night, Matthew Lindquist suffered stab, slice and 'chop' wounds across his body, according to a medical examiner who testified Friday in the Griswold triple-murder trial of Sergio Correa.

Police logs - Dec. 4, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Medical examiner describes Kenneth Lindquist's shattered skull as Griswold triple murder trial continues

Dr. Dollette T. White, of the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, testifies on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in the trial of Sergio Correa, who faces 14 charges in the 2017 deaths of Kenneth, Janet and Matthew Lindquist. White testified about the autopsy she performed on Kenneth Lindquist that led her to rule his death a homicide and used a model of a skull and brain to demonstrate the multiple places where Lindquist's skull was fractured. (Taylor Hartz/The Day)

Dr. Dollette T. White used a life-size model of a skull and brain to show where Lindquist was struck — with what she said was likely a rounded, blunt object — breaking off the top of his skull and shattering the rest.

Firefighters knock down small blaze at New London restaurant

Firefighters at the scene of a fire Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at The Green Room restaurant and bar on Bank Street in New London, work in the backdoor area of the building from Blinman Street.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A fire at The Green Room shortly before 4 p.m. was put down quickly Thursday.

Mystic man charged with manslaughter in April fatal crash in Stonington

Ryan Brown told police he was was texting when his SUV crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting a car head-on and killing Michelle McMullen of Norwich in April. He also had marijuana in his system, police say.

Police logs - Dec. 3, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Police logs - Dec. 2, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Rankin: No one questioned or complained about chartered jets, limos and $10,000 dinners

Former CMEEC CEO Drew Rankin testified for several hours Tuesday, defending $1.2 million in trips he organized to the Kentucky Derby and a West Virginia golf resort.

MORE POLICE & COURTS NEWS

Bulletins issued for two missing men from Stonington, Montville

Stonington police issued a bulletin for Glen Marquardt while Montville is looking for help locating Gregory Bohara.

Man facing charges after Mohegan Police cruiser struck in Bozrah

State police said a man is facing charges after a Mohegan Police cruiser was struck while police were trying to conduct a traffic stop.

Police logs - Dec. 1, 2021

Arrests by local and state police departments around the region.

Correa trial continues with testimony on DNA evidence, phone tracking

An FBI special agent walked the jury through a map that showed the locations of cell phones belong to the victims and Sergio Correa on the night of the murders.

Former CMEEC CEO: Luxury 'retreats' improve work relations, company success

Former utility cooperative CEO Drew Rankin testified Monday that other utilities where he worked also hosted mostly social retreats at luxurious locations.