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Police investigate after woman found dead at Groton hotel

- FILE - City of Groton police cruiser (WTNH / Tina Detelj) GROTON, Conn. (WTNH)- Police are investigating an untimely death after a woman was found dead at a Groton hotel on Friday morning. Police say at around 7:24 a.m., officers, fire officials and medics responded to the Ramada Inn at 156 King

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-23 17:43:46

Fire Displaces Residents Of New London Apartments: Report

NEW LONDON, CT - A fire broke out Thursday afternoon at 12 Sharaf Street that tore off the building's siding and broke some windows, the New London Day reported. Fire officials said residents of the five apartments have been displaced as a result of the incident. According to the Day, officials said

PATCH - 2018-03-23 14:17:46

Crews respond to fire at Norwich auto shop

(Photo: Joseph/Report-It) NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) - Crews are responding to a fire at an auto shop in Norwich on Thursday afternoon. According to the Norwich Fire Department, the two alarm fire is at Boyd's Used Auto Parts on Corning Road. Officials say that the scene is active at this time. There h

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-22 20:23:42

Officer involved in fatal shooting now fighting to keep job

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut police officer cleared of wrongdoing for fatally shooting a man during a confrontation at a hotel is now fighting for her job. Montville Officer Robin Salvatore has not returned to work since suffering injuries during the altercation in January 2017 that ended w

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-23 12:11:39

NY man gets 2 years for plotting Norwich bank robbery

NEW LONDON - A New York man police said was planning to rob a Norwich bank in July has been sentenced to two years in prison. Maximilian Beres, 30, pleaded guilty on Friday in New London Superior Court to carrying a dangerous weapon - his knife from the Marine Corps. Other charges, including first-d

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-03-23 19:21:23

Norwich mother sentenced in child-care aid fraud case

NEW LONDON - A Norwich mother accused of lying to collect more than $30,000 from a state child care program will avoid prison as part of a plea deal in which she promised to repay the money. Nayra Gonzalez-Martinez, 43, pleaded guilty on Friday in New London Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge of

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-03-23 20:03:01

Another church offering sanctuary to New Britain couple facing deportation

OLD LYME - A New Britain couple who came to the United States from Pakistan in 2000, has been ordered to leave the country. Instead, they received sanctuary from the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Malik Rehman and Zahida Altaf said in November, they got approval from immigration officials

FOX61.COM - 2018-03-23 22:22:57

Two minors arrested after gun found, concerning Snapchat posted

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)-Two minors were arrested after a concerning video was posted to Snapchat. The video showed one of the them displaying a gun. Police said one of the minors is a 14-year-old student at Griswold Alternative School. He was absent from school on the day the video was posted, and

WTNH.COM - 2018-03-23 01:56:32

Fire at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich sends thick smoke into the air

Norwich - Thick black smoke can be seen throughout the region as Norwich and numerous fire departments are battling a blaze at Boyd's Used Auto Parts at 133 Corning Road near the Preston border. Norwich Firefighters Local 892 posted on the union's Facebook page that hazardous flammable liquids are i

THEDAY - 2018-03-22 23:21:00

Police: 3 facing charges in Jewett City copper theft

JEWETT CITY - Two Norwich residents and a Ledyard resident are facing charges after police said they stole 2,000 feet of copper wire from a Jewett City mill. Michael R. Evans, 24, of 2 Marla Ave., Ledyard, Michael Thomas Dorantes, 32, of 44 Lauren Lane, Norwich, and Donnalee M. Miner, 28, of 124 Was


Police: New London man facing domestic violence charges

Editor's note: The following story has been updated from its original form. NEW LONDON - A New London man arrested Friday in connection to a domestic violence incident is also facing pending charges after police said a search of his apartment resulted in the seizure of potted marijuana plants, more


Cleaning Lady Charged With Taking Expensive Watch in Glastonbury

GLASTONBURY, CT - A woman working for a cleaning service company has been charged with stealing a watch from a Glastonbury home, police said. Colleen Malone, 22, of Lebanon, was charged with third-degree larceny, which placed the value of the watch at between $2,000 and $10,000, according to state

PATCH - 2018-03-22 20:18:10

Middletown to unveil plans for 'Stubby' statue on Friday; Cat Tales to hold annual Cats in the Castle fundraiser; Antique Appraisal day is Saturday in East Hampton; Mercy High School holding raffle; Podunk Bluegrass Festival holding contests

MIDDLETOWN - Mayor Dan Drew, Curt Deane, Middletown veteran groups, and Trees of Honor Memorial supporters invite the community to the CT Trees of Honor Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park today, Friday at 11 a.m. as they announce plans to erect a bronze sculpture tribute this spring to Sergeant Stub

MIDDLETOWN PRESS - 2018-03-23 04:13:06

Montville officer cleared in fatal shooting may lose job

MONTVILLE - Montville's mayor has ordered a town police officer recently cleared of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting to meet with him next week to discuss her leaving the department. In a March 14 letter sent to Officer Robin Salvatore, Mayor Ronald McDaniel ordered the officer to meet with him on Mar


Man Drove 124 MPH With Drugs In Car: Police

Matthew Milone is accused of driving 124 miles per hour with drugs in his car. State police say they've arrested a man who was clocked driving 124 mph in a 65 mph-zone on a Connecticut highway with drugs in his car. State police say 22-year-old Matthew Milone, of Coventry, tried to elude troopers o


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


New London police seize assault rifle related to sexual assault case

New London police said they seized an AR-15 rifle and 30-round magazine from a city man after a teen he is accused of sexually assaulting disclosed in the summer of 2017 that she was afraid he would shoot her. Robert M. Brown III, 34, of 190 Vauxhall St., who has been incarcerated on charges of seco


PD: Man arrested for robbing 2 West Hartford restaurants after running out of gas

Phiron Noun Mann (West Hartford Police) WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- A New Britain man was arrested for allegedly robbing two West Hartford restaurants after he was found throwing an empty gas can at passing cars on Wednesday morning. Police say at around 10:21 a.m. on Tuesday, the Dunkin Donuts,


Suspected Brooklyn drug dealer with 4 active warrants arrested

DANIELSON - A Brooklyn man with several outstanding warrants for allegedly failing to appear in court on drug-related charges was arrested Wednesday night in Danielson, state police said. At 7 p.m, Troop D Quality of Life Task Force troopers, the Killingly Resident Troopers' Office and bail enforcem


Five injured in Hartford crash

HARTFORD - Five people were injured in a three car crash Tuesday, two of them children. A three-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Albany Ave in Hartford around 6:15 p.m. Five patients were taken by ambulance to local hospitals. At least two children were among the injured