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New London school employee makes first court appearance

New London — At the request of state prosecutors, a judge in New London on Thursday agreed to keep sealed the details of the allegations against Corriche Gaskin, a New London school employee facing a felony charge of risk of injury to a minor.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Groton

GROTON, CT — New and exciting events are coming to the Groton area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming up


Man accused in Norwich hit-and-run crash facing new drug-related charges

Norwich — A man accused of leaving the scene of a crash earlier this month is facing new charges after police said they found him with more than 100 bags of fentanyl Wednesday.


Donations made to Groton Senior Center, other groups amid Stop & Shop strike

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Despite the strike at Stop & Shop stores, the few employees still on the job in Groton are making sure perishables don't go to waste. A bunch of bananas and baked goods were donated by the store to the Groton Senior Center.


Police seek information in Crystal Mall fight involving machete

Waterford — Police are investigating after "several" young males, including one who apparently had a machete, fought at the Crystal Mall about 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Timothy Silva said.


Conley Votes To Protect Preexisting Conditions

GROTON, CT - From Connecticut General Assembly: State Representative Christine Conley (D-Groton, Ledyard) is pleased that Connecticut residents are a step closer to keeping their essential healthcare coverage. The House of Representatives today voted unanimously, 146 to 0, in favor of House Bill 552


2 men wanted for Vermont murder arrested in Connecticut, 4 to be charged in total

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - Two men wanted for murder in Vermont were arrested in Enfield on Wednesday. According to officials, four people in total will be facing charges for the crime.


Groton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

GROTON, CT — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Overcast throughout the day and windy starting in the evening. Windy until afternoon and rain throughout the day.


Waterford teen spotted carrying machete through Crystal Mall

WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Police in Waterford are investigating after a teen may have been spotted carrying a machete through the Crystal Mall. He was part of a group of young people that was running through the mall and fighting on Wednesday night.


Groton man charged after Xanax found in waistband during traffic stop

WESTERLY — A Groton man is facing charges after an officer discovered 103 Xanax pills during a traffic stop on Oak Street. The man, Jacob Bailey Mitchell, 19, was arrested Saturday on two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was also cited for possession of less than an ounce of mariju


Police: Jewett City man had 100 bags of Fentanyl, arrested 2nd time in 2 weeks

NORWICH - A Jewett City man was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found with more than 100 bags of Fentanyl. Jared Minski, 29, of 12 Spruce Street, was arrested by Norwich Police Department’s detective and patrol divisions following an investigation into reported drug dealing in Norwichtow


Two condemned pit bulls remain in Norwich pound since 2013 awaiting judge's ruling

The fate of two pit bulls held at the Norwich pound since October 2013 could be determined next week, when a judge is expected to rule on the appeal by the dogs' owner, who claims the city wrongfully seized them following a vicious attack on three pedestrians on Talman Street.


Phoenix rises as Hand baseball rallies past No. 1 Ledyard 5-3

Ledyard — Ledyard's Scott Chiasson wondered if Hand’s Phoenix Billings had hoodwinked him. Billings didn't really try to pound the ball in his first three at bats. So Chiasson, the Colonels’ head coach, decided to go right at him in Billings’ last at bat.


Fight At Waterford Mall Reported

WATERFORD, CT - A fight among several youths occurred at about 9 p.m. at the Crystal Mall Wednesday, according to police. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.


4 Connecticut restaurants among top hole-in-the-wall spots in the country

(WTNH) - Everyone has their favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Connecticut, and some of them are being ranked as best in the country!. Four spots in our state made the top 75 on The Daily Meal, a popular foodie website.


Police shooting of unarmed woman in Connecticut prompts angry protests

The shooting of an unarmed woman by two Connecticut police officers who opened fire on a car that she was riding in has prompted angry protests over the incident, which the mayor of New Haven called "police activity gone horribly wrong."


Crews Respond to Reports of Bobcat Attacking Person on Golf Course in Conn.

A bobcat injured a person on a golf course in Baltic Thursday morning, according to officials from Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications, and the person was transported. Officials from Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications said they were called to hole 7 at the golf course at 7 Dows Lane and


Man arrested in 2017 in Old Lyme for fentanyl possession is sentenced to 30 months

A Providence man who was found to be carrying a kilogram of fentanyl when stopped by police in Old Lyme in 2017 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.


DEEP: Bobcat suspected in Baltic attacks on golfer, horse

BALTIC — A bobcat suspected of injuring a golfer and horse in Baltic today has been euthanized, state environmental officials said. At approximately 8 a.m., a bobcat reportedly attacked a horse in town. A half-hour later, a golfer playing at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course was also attacked by a bobcat


Connecticut River continues to rise in Middletown; entire boardwalk under water

MIDDLETOWN — The waters of the Connecticut River continue to rise at Harbor Park, where the entire boardwalk and both pavilions were under water Thursday, and a pungent brackish scent hung in the air.