Report: Connecticut could save $3.5M yearly if inmates got Pell Grants

A report released by the Vera Institute of Justice this week suggests Connecticut would save at least $3,585,115 yearly if a 24-year-old ban on federal Pell Grants for inmates was lifted.

East Lyme bail bondsman sentenced to prison, then home confinement for tax evasion

Federal prosecutors had recommended a prison term of at least five months in a sentencing memorandum submitted to the judge, noting he has partners in the business, which only has a few employees and relies largely on independent contractors

Police logs - Jan. 19, 2019

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Norwich mother to serve two years for child abuse

The evidence at Lilliam Mateo-Rolon's trial in September 2017 showed the girl had been deprived of food and water, struck with belts, broomsticks and other items and had been taken to the emergency room nine times for injuries inflicted by her...

Groton Town police say goodbye to faithful police K-9 Nico

Groton Town police officers and K-9 handlers from the region gathered on Friday to commemorate Officer Shawn Lisee's retired partner K-9, Nico, a 13-year-old German Shepherd.

Red Cross helps person displaced after New London fire

Firefighters were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for a fire that was contained to a bathroom. There were no injuries.

Police logs - Jan. 18, 2019

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Groton Town police charge 3 in drug-related home invasion

From left, Taki Abson, 19, of New London; Sytire Charles, 21, of Montville, and Javaughn Williams, 21, of Montville. (Courtesy of Groton Town police)

Town police have charged three people in connection with a home invasion they learned about when responding to reports of shots fired Nov. 15.

Waterford man on trial for setting fire, falsely reporting burglary

Mark Capasso, Jr., 34, has pleaded not guilty to reckless burning, second-degree reporting a false incident and providing a false statement. He has opted for a trial rather than accept a plea offer from the state involving a prison term.

Court orders man to stay away from East Lyme town employee

Executive assistant to first selectman felt harassed and threatened in late-December incident.



Police logs - Jan. 17, 2019

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Groton Town police investigating 4 reports of stolen cars

Police said Wednesday they have investigated four reports of stolen motor vehicles over the past week and in several cases keys were left in cars or they were left unlocked.

Samaritan helps police recover purse snatched from Day reporter in New London

A good Samaritan helped police apprehend a man accused of snatching a purse from Day reporter Kimberly Drelich on State Street Tuesday evening, police said.

Norwich man arrested on drug, gun charges

A city man was arrested Tuesday on multiple gun and drug charges, after police say they found two handguns, 4 grams of cocaine and 3.9 ounces of marijuana packaged for sale in his home and vehicle.

Three more charged in connection with Tanger Outlets stabbing

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police said they have charged three more people in connection with the Oct. 20, 2018 stabbing incident at the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino.



McKeever committed to state hospital for 60 years for murdering companion

A recent photo of Delma Murphy, provided by her family,

David S. McKeever had been found not guilty by reason of insanity for the November 2015 stabbing death in New London of his longtime partner Delma Murphy.

New London police target of lawsuit related to hanging in jail cell

The family of a man who used a hospital gown to hang himself in a holding cell at police headquarters filed a wrongful death suit against New London police

Police logs - Jan. 16., 2019

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

New London tax preparer to serve a year for false returns

Yves Aubourg, 50, whose business was known as Providence Tax Services, had pleaded guilty in October to aiding and assisting the filing of a false tax return.

New London man charged with New Year's Day stabbing at Foxwoods

Mashantucket Tribal Police arrested a 19-year-old New London man Tuesday and charged him with stabbing a man twice in the abdomen.