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New Telephone Scam Hits Norwich: Police

"The call included a female and male actor. The female pretends to be in distress, the male takes the phone and claims to have the daughter or granddaughter of the person they call," wrote Norwich police in a post on the department'sFacebook page. "Each call contained the same detailed story, but ul

PATCH - 2018-10-23 12:57:44

Lawyer Claims Norwich School Waited to Report Sexual Assault

NBC ConnecticutThe lawyer for a student who says she was sexually assaulted by a former coach at a Connecticut high school says the school knew about the coach's alleged misconduct more than a year before it was reported.The Norwich Bulletinreports that attorney Jason Burdick said Monday that Norwic

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-10-23 16:37:21

Hartford man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) - A Hartford man has been sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking. Officials said 35-year-old Anthony Whitely was arrested back in 2017 in New London. Police said they found heroin, crack, cocaine and drug packaging materials inside of an apartment, leading to

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-23 17:52:36

Man seeks disclosure of police officers' cellphone records

(Facebook / New London Police Department)Latest New London County NewsMan seeks disclosure of police officers' cellphone recordsArrest made in fatal 2017 crash in Old LymeNorwich chaplains lobby for new police radio systemLedyard man charged with DUI in rollover crashBreast cancer walk held in East

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-23 08:08:34

East Lyme PD: Man used counterfeit money at multiple local businesses

Latest New London County NewsEast Lyme PD: Person used counterfeit money at multiple local businessesEast Lyme hopes to build Miracle League fieldHartford man sentenced to prison for drug trafficking in New LondonMan seeks disclosure of police officers' cellphone recordsArrest made in fatal 2017 cra

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-23 23:54:21

New London's SoBa: South on Bank

The blight of Cornish's 130 Bank St., protected from city enforcement by edict of Mayor Michael "no stick" Passero, grows worse by the week, with many windows boarded and some missing, leaving the building open in places to the weather. One window is partially boarded with a faded campaign sign from

THEDAY - 2018-10-23 18:47:00

Norwich police officers say police radio system prevents clear communication

NORWICH - "They can't hear each other," said Reverend Charles Tyree. He's the volunteer chaplain for the Norwich police department. He's been on countless ride-alongs with police officers and witnessed first hand how faulty their radio system can be. "The system was installed in the late 1940's. So

FOX61.COM - 2018-10-24 00:50:03

Multiple crews responding to a hazmat incident at North Windham business

NORTH WINDHAM - Officials say a 30 gallon spill of hydrosulphuric acid spilled inside a North Windham business prompted a hazmat situation. DEEP, North Windham, and UConn hazmat crews have responded. Two people were in the building at the time, no injuries were reported. The people who were in the b

FOX61.COM - 2018-10-23 10:40:25

Fire crews investigate hazmat situation in Windham

WINDHAM, Conn. (WTNH) - Fire crews are investigating a hazmat situation in Windham on Tuesday morning. Fire officials confirm to News 8 at around 6:30 a.m. that firefighters are on the scene of a hazmat situation at a building at 6 Industrial Drive in North Windham. It is unclear what the hazmat s

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-23 10:35:50

Armed Robber Sought By Norwich Police

NORWICH, CT — The Norwich Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robber who stole cash Friday night from Mr. Pan's restaurant on Old Canterbury Turnpike in Norwich."On 10/19/2018 at 10:18 pm the suspect entered Mr. Pan's Restaurant, displayed a handgun, pointed the


Arrest made in fatal 2017 crash in Old Lyme

Connecticut State Police say that at 6 a.m., 36-year-old Daniel Coffee, of Lyme, turned himself in to Troop F on an active warrant regarding a fatal car accident that happened on October 30th of last year.

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-22 17:49:25

New book provides intimate look at Norwich Hospital

In 1999, while visiting a friend who worked third shift at Mohegan Sun, she got her first glimpses of the abandoned buildings silhouetted across the Thames River. She made a “mental note” to learn more about the place.


Lyme Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run

Daniel Coffee, 36, of Lyme, turned himself in to troopers in Westbrook Monday morning.

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-10-22 18:37:59

Norwich chaplains lobby for new police radio system

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) - Local pastors are leading the charge to get police a new radio system. Charles Tyree, a Norwich pastor and a volunteer Norwich Police Chaplain, says the current system is outdated, doesn't work in parts of the city, and is dangerous. News 8 rode along with officer Joel Ethie

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-22 22:07:27

Norwich police seeking suspect in restaurant robbery

According to police, a man entered Mr Pan's Restaurant at 337 Old Canterbury Turnpike at 10:18 p.m. Friday and displayed a handgun. The man, police said in a Facebook post, pointed the gun at a clerk and removed money from the cash register. Police could not disclose how much was stolen.


Ledyard man charged with DUI in rollover crash

Police say just after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the report of a rollover accident in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road, north of the Huntington Way intersection.

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-22 14:36:49

Norwich Police Looking for Votes on $2.7M Radio Upgrade

Officers said there’s often static and in some part of the city, the signal doesn’t even work. They say it’s a problem when it comes to both the safety of the public and police—especially if they can’t call for backup, or communicate with dispatch or fellow officers.

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2018-10-22 23:32:05

Groton Police Seek ID Of Shoplifting Suspect: PD

GROTON, CT – Groton Town police are seeking the public's help identifying a woman suspected of shoplifting from a local Kohls store. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.Police said on officers responded to the store Saturday, Oct. 20 at approximately 5:20 p.m. Prior to police arrival

PATCH - 2018-10-22 15:54:56

Man robs Norwich restaurant at gunpoint

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in Norwich need the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a local restaurant at gunpoint Friday night. Officials say just after 10:00, the male entered Mr. Pan's Restaurant on Old Canterbury Turnpike in Norwich. He displayed a handgun and pointed it at the


Plainfield Police Search for Vehicle Involved in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

Police said 27-year-old Christina Godbout, of Plainfield, was walking her bicycle southbound on the east side of Norwich Road when she was hit by a vehicle traveling northbound.