Keating retiring after 25 years on the job in New London

Capt. Lawrence J. Keating on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, outside the New London Police Department. He retired on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, after 25 years of service in the department.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Keating joined the police department in 1995 because he wanted variety on the job. It was what he expected, and more.

Police seek Norwich man in connection with fatal Westerly shooting

Westerly police are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday even as police converged in Ledyard to track a possible suspect.

Man taken to hospital after being struck by car in New London

Police said the accident occurred about 8:34 p.m. Friday in the area of 345 Bank St.

Police logs - Jan. 26

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Todt family remembered at candlelight vigil in Colchester

Chrissy Caplet, center right, sister of Anthony Todt, and her husband, Tim, during the vigil Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for Megan Todt and her children, Alek, 13, Tyler, 11, and Zoe, 4, on the Colchester town green. Police say Anthony Todt has confessed to killing the family in Florida.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Hundreds of candles glowed in the hands of mourners Friday night as crowds gathered on the Colchester town green to honor the memories of Megan, Alek, Tyler and Zoe Todt.

ME says Todt family was likely dead for weeks

The Todt family is pictured in this undated photo. Police in Celebration, Fla., are investigating four deaths at the home of a couple, Anthony and Megan Todt, who own a Colchester physical therapy practice.  (

Megan Todt and her children were likely dead for weeks when their bodies were found in a home the family rented in Celebration, Fla., last week, according to a medical examiner.

Police logs - Jan. 25

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Report: Todt family bodies were found wrapped in blankets and dead for weeks

Megan Todt and her children, Alek, Zoe and Tyler, are seen in this undated photo from Megan Todt's Facebook page.

The bodies of the Todt family were found wrapped in blankets and decomposing in a second-floor bedroom in the home the family rented, according to reports released Friday by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Baker wants new attorney, trial in Colchester homicide

Elmar Baker has told a New London Superior Court judge he doesn't think the state can prove he intentionally killed Norwich artist Jo-Jo Kolodnicki Jr.

State Appellate Court dismisses Norwich pit bull owner's appeal

An Appellate Court judge has dismissed an appeal by the owner of two pit bulls held at the Norwich dog pound on a dog destruction order since October 2013.



Todt stabbed wife and sons, police say; bodies found decomposing in bedroom

Megan Todt, and her children, Alek, Zoe and and Tyler are seen in this undated photo from Megan Todt's Facebook page.

Anthony Todt, who police say confessed last week to killing his family, stabbed his wife and two sons, according to preliminary autopsy results released Thursday.

Police searching for New London man missing for more than a month

Thomas Doolan, 59, is described as a white man with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5 foot 10 and weighs about 190 pounds. He was last seen Dec. 6, 2019, wearing a black coat, blue jeans and black or tan boots.

Ledyard man killed in crash Wednesday night in Franklin

A head-on collision landed Clarence Montgomery, 59, at Backus Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Ledyard car crash victim remembered as 'encourager,' lover of Christ

Clarence "Chuck" Montgomery, 59, died after a head-on collision in Franklin on Wednesday night.

Police logs - Jan. 24, 2020

Arrests by state and local police departments across the region.



Groton child sexual assault investigation expanding to other states

The U.S. Attorney's Office is involved in a wide-ranging investigation of a Navy sailor who admitted to Groton Town Police last year that he had sexually assaulted multiple underage victims.

Hearing to be held Friday on whether to make Todt family homicide warrant public

A hearing on whether the warrant for Anthony Todt, a Colchester physical therapist who has confessed last week to killing his family and their dog in Celebration, Fla., should be made public is scheduled for Friday, according to an Osceola County...

New London State's Attorney no longer investigating New Haven shooting

New London State's Attorney Michael L. Regan will not be overseeing the investigation into the Jan. 15 officer-involved shooting that killed a 19-year-old New Haven man.

Police logs - Jan. 23, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Domestic violence agency wants public to know that free, confidential services are available

The staff at Safe Futures, which provides services to domestic violence victims in 21 southeastern Connecticut towns, is reeling from the news of yet another domestic violence homicide in the region over the past weekend.