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Groton Town police charge 3 in drug-related home invasion

From left, Taki Abson, 19, of New London; Sytire Charles, 21, of Montville, and Javaughn Williams, 21, of Montville. (Courtesy of Groton Town police) Groton — Town police have charged three people in a drug-related home invasion they learned about when responding to reports of shots fired Nov. 15 ne


Former Coast Guard Head Calls Shutdown 'Disgraceful' And 'Insulting'

NEW LONDON, Conn. ― A former Coast Guard commandant on Thursday tore into President Donald Trump and Congress over the ongoing partial government shutdown, calling the budget impasse “disgraceful” and “insulting.”


2019 NEMA Midgets/Lites schedule released

THOMPSON, Conn. (WWLP) - The 2019 NEMA schedule has been released. The NEMA Lites will have their season opener at the 45th annual Icebreaker at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 6. There will be a Test & Tune session on Sunday, May 5 at the New London Speedbowl in Waterford, CT.


New London Police Sued By Family Of Man Who Died In Jail Hanging

NEW LONDON, CT - The family of Donovan Chaney, who hanged himself with a hospital gown in 2017, has filed a suit against the police department claiming negligence in the case. The Day reported that the suit alleges that the police department failed to identify Chaney as a suicide risk despite a suic


Operations from closing CT lobster plant to come to Maine

GOULDSBORO, Maine (AP) - One of the biggest companies in lobster distribution and processing says it will increase production at a Maine plant in the wake of closing a Connecticut facility.


Red Cross helps person displaced after New London fire

New London — The American Red Cross is helping a woman after fire broke out in her 239 Nautilus Drive apartment Thursday afternoon, according to the Red Cross and the New London Fire Department.


Nolan gets nod from New London Democrats to pursue Soto's seat

New London — Members of the Democratic Town Committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed City Councilor Anthony Nolan as a candidate for the vacant 39th House District seat. Nolan, 51, a city police officer who is serving his fourth term on the City Council, said he was “humbled and excited,” to start


Local Officers to Host Tip-A-Cop Events for Special Olympics

Local law enforcement officers will host a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at Buffalo Wild Wings on Sunday, January 20th, from 2 to 8 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 850 Hartford Turnpike in Waterford.


New London man arrested for stealing woman's purse

NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -- Michael Albert, 39, of New London was arrested on Tuesday evening for stealing a woman’s purse, according to police. The woman was walking around 70 State St.in New London when Albert took her purse and then ran away.


New London tax preparer to serve a year for false returns

The operator of Providence Tax Services in New London was sentenced to a year in prison Monday and ordered to pay $219,180 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for falsifying thousands of tax returns from 2011 to 2015.


Good Samaritan Helps Nab Purse Snatcher in New London: Police

A good Samaritan gave chase to a purse snatcher in New London Tuesday and helped police track down the suspect, according to New London police. Police said the victim was walking in the area of 70 State St. around 5:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man who stole her purse. A witness called polic


Connect New London top to bottom

The Day is happy to add our voice to the enthusiasm generated this week by the announcement that construction could start soon on a pedestrian and biking trail between downtown New London and the Fort Trumbull peninsula.


New London man charged in New Year’s Day stabbing at Foxwoods

A New London man was charged Tuesday with stabbing another man during New Year’s Eve brawl at Foxwoods Resort Casino, tribal police said. Kevin Shan, 19, was charged with first-degree assault, violation of a protective order and breach of peace.


Google to host Feb. digital skills training in Hartford, New Haven, New London

Google announced Tuesday it will host three digital skills training sessions during the week of Feb. 11 in Hartford, New Haven and New London. The effort is part of Grow with Google, the Mountainview, Calif., company’s economic opportunity initiative and a national tour of libraries in the 50 states


Springfield Police arrest convicted rapist wanted in Connecticut

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police were able to track down and arrest a man convicted for child rape and wanted on a warrant out of Connecticut Thursday night. According to Springfield Police, 44-year-old Ronny Smoot was taken into custody at Mercy Hospital.


Helping Coast Guard in time of need

The Coast Guard has always held a special in my heart. I am a New London native and have spent the better part of 50 years on the water as an instructor and fisherman. Direct contact with the Coast Guard has only been the occasional safety check, but the comfort and assurance that comes from knowing


Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Roads In New London

NEW LONDON, CT - New London's most dangerous roadway over the past four years is Route 1 with more than 500 crashes. The UConn Connecticut Crash Data Repository has crunched data from The Department of Public Safety and the state Department of Transportation.


McKeever committed to state hospital for 60 years for murdering companion

David S. McKeever, found not guilty by reason of insanity for the November 2015 stabbing death in New London of his longtime partner Delma Murphy, was ordered Wednesday to spend 60 years at an enhanced security facility within the Whiting Forensic Institute.


‘To Catch a Predator’ host charged with bouncing checks to Connecticut merchant

STAMFORD, Conn. — Shippan resident and “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for $13,000 worth of marketing materials he received from a local vendor.


New London Stays On Top of Girls Basketball Poll

NEW LONDON, CT — Three teams moved up, five held their positions and one snuck into the top 10 of the latest weekly girls basketball poll of Connecticut high school coaches and sports media members.