Norwich police search for missing 12-year-old boy

Jayce Petrucci is described as a black male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.

Groton Town police go live on state radio network

The town has been working with state agencies and Motorola Inc. to bring the new system live in Groton.

Police logs - March 24, 2019

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Longtime but embattled New London firefighter set to retire

In this March 2012 file photo, New London firefighter Rocco Basilica investigates the scene of a section of collapsed decorative facade from the third floor of a building located at 54 State St. in New London. (Tim Martin/The Day, File)

A longtime but embattled city firefighter will retire April 1 after a 2016 injury ended his career and left him fighting substance abuse and two court cases.

Runaway boxcar report wasn’t the wheel deal

A New England Central Railroad spokesperson said the car in question remained parked in Yantic.

Police logs - March 23, 2019

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Pickup truck driver seriously injured in Pawcatuck crash

A pickup truck driver was seriously injured Friday morning when his vehicle sideswiped a tractor-trailer near the entrance to Stop and Shop on Voluntown Road.

Teen accused of killing grandparents competent to stand trial

Marcus Fisher, center, appears Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, before Judge Nuala E. Droney in Norwich Superior Court. Fisher, 18, appeared in New London Superior Court on Thursday, March 21, 2019, where he was determined competent to stand trial on two counts of murder, second-degree arson and murder with special circumstances in the deaths of his grandparents John and Gertrude Piscezek, 76 and 77, respectively, in their home at 26 Morgan St., Montville, on Jan. 28.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

An insanity defense that would land Marcus Fisher in a mental hospital rather than prison if convicted of killing his grandparents at their Montville home seems unlikely.

Former Norwich McDonald's manager pleads no contest in embezzlement case

The former manager of the McDonald's restaurant on Town Street in Norwich pleaded no contest Thursday in New London Superior Court to stealing approximately $25,000 from the restaurant.

Former Norwich sober house operator heads to prison for planning home invasion

Daniel O'Brien arranged for two men to break into the home of his former business partner, beat him badly and steal the rent money from five properties they operated, according to police.

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Police logs - March 22, 2019

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Police logs - March 21, 2019

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Police seek information about Colchester man missing for nearly 30 years

As the 30-year anniversary of his disappearance approaches, state police are seeking information about a Colchester man who was 24 when he vanished from his parents’ Forest Street home.

Police logs - March 20, 2019

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Case continued for woman charged with DUI in double-fatal Mystic crash

The woman who allegedly was driving drunk when she struck and killed two pedestrians in Mystic on March 9 appeared briefly Tuesday in New London Superior Court and had her case continued to April 1.

New London murder trial ends with plea deal shortly after beginning

The trial of Jerome Hudson, over the 2017 fatal stabbing of Travon Brown, ended with a guilty plea to a lesser charge soon after it started Tuesday in New London Superior Court.

Caretaker for autistic man ordered to not interfere with his affairs

Retired town worker Robert McDonald is a "conserved person" who has been deemed by a probate judge to be unable to care for himself or manage his financial affairs.

Hearing date set for Colchester man accused in Kolodnicki stabbing

A Colchester man accused of fatally stabbing Norwich mail carrier and artist Jo-Jo Kolodnicki Jr. will have a probable cause hearing, sometimes referred to as a mini trial, on April 30 in New London Superior Court.

Police logs — March 19, 2019

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Powerball jackpot hits $750 million after no winning ticket drawn Saturday night

Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing