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Police trained on new marijuana laws

With the recent legalization of cannabis in Connecticut, state and local police are learning how to adapt to the new law and procedures surrounding the once illegal substance.

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Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Four people and two dogs displaced by fire in Preston

Preston fire Chief Thomas Casey said there were no injuries in the fire, which was contained to one bedroom and under control in about 10 minutes. The American Red Cross is assisting.

Colchester man missing since Monday found safe

Kyle Wright on Friday evening called his mother to alert her he is in Kentucky, according to state police.

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My Whaling City car dealership won't honor free tires promotion

A longtime customer of the Ford/Mazda dealership in New London says the new owners won't honor his...

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Long-awaited Norwich sewage treatment plant upgrade moving forward

The Norwich wastewater treatment plant on Holly Hock Island at the end of Falls Avenue in Norwich on Monday, July 19, 2021. The city is moving toward a major upgrade project.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

One of the biggest construction projects in downtown history is slated to start next summer.

Norwich diocese ceases priest abuse probe after filing bankruptcy

The Diocese of Norwich has stopped its 17-month-long investigation into the sexual assault of children by its priests after filing for bankruptcy.

Neighborhoods disturbed by noise, New London police to tackle issue

For nearly 40 years, John Russel has lived in a quiet, quaint neighborhood on Robinson Street. But over the last 18 months, he said, "it's become like a war zone."

'Unmask Our Kids' protest held in East Lyme

A small group stands at Flanders Four Corners in East Lyme on Saturday, July 31, 2021, to protest possible mask mandates for public school students.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Group criticizes Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for shifting guidance as the delta variant of the coronavirus fuels increase of COVID-19 cases.

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Latest Bemer lawsuit charges Speedbowl owner with abuse

This booking photo released March 30, 2017, by the Danbury Police Department shows New London-Waterford Speedbowl owner Bruce Bemer of Glastonbury, Conn.  (Danbury Police Department via AP, File)

A new lawsuit filed against Glastonbury resident and Waterford Speedbowl owner Bruce Bemer accuses the wealthy businessman of sexually abusing and trafficking a man over the course of four years.

Denise Merrill, others weigh in on her voting rights record

Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill stands by the majority leader's desk Friday, July 23, 2021, in the state House of Representatives Chambers at the State Capitol in Hartford. She served over eight terms as a state representative from the 54th District and served one term as the majority leader. She has announced that she will not run for a fourth term as secretary of the state.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Secretary of the state since 2011, she will not run again.

Supporters cheer temporary reprieve of Ecuadorian immigrant

In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, supporters of Nelson Pinos, an immigrant from Ecuador who has been living in a church for a year to avoid deportation, block the front doors outside the federal building in Hartford, Conn. Supporters are celebrating after Pinos, a father of three, has received a one-year stay and is finally packing up and moving out of the church. (AP Photo/Dave Collins, File)

Supporters of a Ecuadorian immigrant who first sought sanctuary from a federal deportation order in a New Haven church in 2017 are celebrating his temporary reprieve

Norwalk officials accused of homophobia after removing Pride flags, decor from bar

Mayor Harry Rilling and the city were accused of homophobia after Pride flags and lights hung outside Norwalk's gay bar, Troupe429, were "recklessly removed," according to the owners. But officials say it's all to do with nearby sewer construction.