What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Trump is attending the NCAA college football game between Louisiana State University and Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

What's coming in impeachment: Americans will have their 1st public view of the impeachment inquiry as the proceedings emerge from the secure closed-door facility in the Capitol basement to live hearings

In memoir, Haley alleges disloyalty among some on Trump team

In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters. President Donald Trump's former U.N. ambassador, Haley, alleges in her upcoming memoir that two top administration officials, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly, tried to enlist her in opposing some of Trump's policies. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

President Donald Trump's former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, alleges in her upcoming memoir that two top administration officials tried to enlist her in opposing some of Trump's policies

Remember Watergate? Trump impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

In this May 18, 1973, file photo, the hearing of the Senate select committee on the Watergate case on Capitol Hill in Washington. In 1973, millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called

President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry makes its debut on national television starting Wednesday, with a repeat of Watergate's TV impact seen as unlikely.

Man who slashed 'Baby Trump' balloon during football game says he'd 'do it again'

A responding officer and an unidentified man stands by a Baby Trump balloon deflated by someone as people were protesting President Donald Trump's visit to an NCAA college football game between Louisiana State and Alabama playing nearby in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The towering Baby Trump protest balloon was knifed and deflated by someone unhappy with its appearance during Trump's trip to Alabama, organizers said. (Stephanie Taylor/The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

A man who slashed open a giant "Baby Trump" balloon with a knife during the president's trip Saturday to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the Alabama-Louisiana State football game was free on bond Sunday, saying in a video that he'd "do it again if given...

Life after Trump: Bolton snags $2M book deal

In this July 31, 2019, file photo, National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned

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GOP tries to change the subject, move impeachment inquiry away from Trump

President Donald Trump talks to the media before leaving the White House, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Washington. Trump is attending the NCAA college football game between Louisiana State University and Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

House Republicans on Saturday pressed ahead with their efforts to move the impeachment inquiry away from President Donald Trump, calling on Democrats to add witnesses to the probe including former vice president Joe Biden's son and the whistleblower...

Trump camp using impeachment in get-out-the vote push

In this Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, photo Chris Haskins, a regional field director for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, leads a

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign uses a counter-impeachment message in its get-out-the vote efforts in places like Nevada

Bloomberg -- if he runs -- to focus on Super Tuesday states

In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, potential Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks to workers during a tour of the WH Bagshaw Company, a pin and precision component manufacturer, in Nashua, N.H. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 presidential campaign. Bloomberg announced earlier this year that he would not seek the Democratic nomination. But in a statement, his political adviser Howard Wolfson says Bloomberg is worried that the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates is “not well positioned” to defeat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a late Democratic presidential bid

Impeachment witnesses: Giuliani pushed for 'partisan investigations' from Ukraine

Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, center, leaves after reviewing his testimony in a closed-door interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in the impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump's efforts to press Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Two senior National Security Council officials told House investigators that they were alarmed by Rudolph W. Giuliani’s efforts to conduct a shadow U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine, including his push for what one called “partisan...

Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry

Jeff Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

FILE - In this May 9, 2109, file photo, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions smiles during a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington. Sessions is planning to run for his former Senate seat in Alabama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to return to his old Senate seat from Alabama, but he's got a fight on his hands.

Trump's demands of Ukraine came down to three words

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent leaves Capitol Hill after appearing before a joint House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform for a deposition on Capitol Hill in Washington. House impeachment investigators released a transcript from Kent, a career official at the State Department on Nov. 7. He testified that he was told to

Trump "wanted nothing less than President Zelensky to go to a microphone and say investigations, Biden and Clinton," senior State Department official George Kent told House impeachment investigators.

Bolton a no-show at impeachment panel

Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for Europe and Russia who is a career Foreign Service officer, arrives for a closed-door interview in the impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump's efforts to press Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former national security adviser John Bolton failed to show up for an interview with impeachment investigators Thursday.

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UPDATED: Gas leak prompts evacuation of several homes, businesses in Norwich

The Norwich Fire Department and Norwich Public Utilities blocked off North Main Street and evacuated several homes and businesses after discovering a “significant” gas leak in a line beneath the street Monday afternoon.

Crane falls on New London construction site

New London fire department personnel look on as a heavy duty wrecker from Columbus Square Auto works to right a construction lift on Howard Street in New London Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.  A portion of Howard Street was closed for a short time.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

No one was injured Monday morning when a crane working on the construction of an apartment complex at the corner of Bank and Howard streets fell to the road.

Rollover on I-395 in Norwich results in minor injuries, backs up traffic

The accident occurred around 3:20 p.m., and the driver and passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, a fire official said.

Quick work knocks down early morning fire at Tri Town Market

The fire marshal's office and Ledge Light Health District will evaluate the building to determine when it is safe to reopen.

LOCAL NEWS

Spicer Mansion owner says he's resolving foreclosure, zoning disputes

Brian Gates said financial problems that led to a foreclosure action are in the past and that a resolution of the town’s suit alleging zoning violations is imminent.

Chance for snow on Tuesday

Expect to see snow in the air Tuesday, but not much on the ground.

East Lyme removes first selectman from Board of Police Commissioners

The ordinance modification was passed 5 to 1, with one selectman, Rose Ann Hardy, voting against it.

East Lyme honors veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 270 member Jerry Donat holds the stars and stripes during the East Lyme Veterans Council Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Residents gather at the Niantic Liberty Green for a Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the East Lyme Veterans Council Monday.