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Man accused in Colchester killing wants evidentiary hearing

A Colchester man accused of fatally stabbing Norwich mail carrier and artist Jo-Jo Kolodnicki Jr. told a New London Judge Thursday that he wants a probable cause hearing. Elmar Baker, 38, has been incarcerated since state police charged him with murder on Oct. 30, 2018.


Troopers ID suspected car jacker killed by police

State Police have identified the carjacking suspect who was killed during an exchange of gunfire with troopers and Willimantic police Wednesday as a 39-year-old Hartford man. Kyron Marcel Sands was shot by police after a multi-town chase that including carjacking attempts and gunfire at officers and


Firefighters: Crews clear scene of tractor-trailer crash on Route 2 in Colchester

COLCHESTER - Crews responded to clear the scene of a crash involving a truck on Route 2 westbound in Colchester, officials said. The crash happened overnight during the storm in the area of Route 2 westbound prior to Exit 18, according to the Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Department.


Popular New London County Judge Dies At 68

NEW LONDON, CT - Superior Court Judge Kevin McMahon died Monday at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and other health issues, The Day reported. McMahon, 68, was known was known as "The People's Judge" for his fairness and understanding.


Norwich Diocese adds 3, removes 1 from list of priests accused of abuse

Norwich — The Diocese of Norwich on Thursday made amendments to a previously released list of priests who have had "allegations of substance" made against them regarding the sexual abuse of minors.


Connecticut man pleads guilty to murdering wife 3 weeks after wedding

NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.


Owner of 2Wives, No Anchor facing federal narcotics, money laundering charges

The owner of 2Wives Brick Oven Pizza in New London and No Anchor Fine Food & Provisions in Noank has been arrested on federal narcotics and money laundering offenses. Tom Carson, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut, said he couldn't provide more details because the complaint re


Lou: ‘Our New Connecticut Governor Needs a Nickname’

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Tractor trailer rollover closes part of I-91 north in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) - Part of Interstate 91 northbound is closed in Middletown Thursday morning due to an overturned tractor trailer truck. The Department of Transportation reports that a portion of I-91 northbound is closed between Exits 20 and 21 because of a tractor trailer rollover.


Autopsy to be performed on Hartford man shot by police in Willimantic following chase

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - An autopsy will be performed on Thursday on a Hartford man shot by police in Willimantic following a violent chase. 39-year-old Kyron Sands allegedly tried to break into a woman's house with a gun in Norwich on Wednesday.


Sunken Luxury Yacht in Hamburg Cove Raised Yesterday, Whole Operation Recorded by DiNardi on Video

The luxury yacht, which sank in Hamburg Cove in January, was raised yesterday by Sea Tow of Old Saybrook. Frank DiNardi of East Haddam, who had previously filmed the yacht prior to its sinking and then after it had occurred (see our article at this link), documented the whole episode of re-floating


Connecticut woman says doctor billed her $56,000 to fix fractured finger

Maria Broderick of Connecticut can't believe the cost of getting treatment for a fractured finger. Last August, she got the top part of the middle finger on her left hand caught in a door. It was bleeding heavily so she went to the ER at Lenox Hill Greenwich Village Hospital.


Hebron teacher suspended over treatment of student

HEBRON — A Hebron Elementary School teacher was suspended for two days without pay after an investigation concluded that she deliberately embarrassed a student as a form of discipline during a social studies lesson in late November, according to records written by the school superintendent.


Icy Conditions Cause Crashes Across Connecticut

Freezing rain fell overnight causing untreated roads to ice over, leading to several accidents around the state Thursday morning. A box truck rolled over on I-91 North in Middletown. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed between exits 20 and 21, according to state police.


Police: Man had a drug factory on wheels in Manchester

Police on Wednesday arrested a man who they said was running a drug factory out of his Honda. Javier Mulero, 18, of Capitol Avenue in Hartford, had 80 bags of fentanyl, more than 50 small containers of cocaine and cash in his car, police said. Next to the drugs was a loaded, 9mm handgun.


Thieves Hit The Waterford Ulta Beauty Yet Again: Police

WATERFORD, CT - For the fourth time recently, thieves have hit the Ulta Beauty store in Waterford. According to police, a woman entered the store at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday and is accused of stealing $500 in cosmetics and accessories.


City employee files lawsuit against Middletown, mayor

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -- A city employee in Middletown has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and made strong accusations against Mayor Dan Drew. Michele DiMauro is alleging discrimination and retaliation by the city.


'The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand with Karyl Evans' at La Grua Center

STONINGTON — There are so many reasons to admire the late Beatrix Farrand. Not only was she was the most successful female landscape architect in the early 20th century— in a field dominated by men — but she attended Harvard and Columbia, opened her own landscape design business in 1895 — at the age


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Verdict Reached In Southeast CT Heroin Overdose Case

NEW LONDON, CT - A Providence man was found guilty on charges that he distributed a heroin and fentanyl mix that led to overdose deaths in Southeastern Connecticut. Eddy Pena, 30, was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, one kilogram or more o