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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

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

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

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

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

Madison Police Log - March 14th through March 20th

MADISON, CT - Two people were arrested by the Madison Police Department during the March 14th through March 20th time period. Those arrested are just charged, not convicted, at this time. Dewitt Sizer, 47, of 1215 North Road, Lot 1, Groton, charged March 14th with offering repair without a license.

PATCH - 2018-03-23 13:00:00

Body found at Colt State Park

The state Department of Environmental Management said a quahogger alerted them to a body at Colt State Park in Bristol, Friday, March 23, 2018. (WJAR) A body was recovered Friday morning at Colt State Park in Bristol. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Management said a quahogge

TURNTO10.COM - 2018-03-23 11:36:38

Montville Police Officer Could Be Fired After Fatal Shooting

MONTVILLE, CT - Police Officer Robin Salvaltore, who was cleared this week in the 2017 fatal shooting of Norwich resident Val Thomas, is facing termination from the Montville Police Department because she has been unable to return to work due to injury from the incident, reports the Hartford Courant

PATCH - 2018-03-23 14:08:15

Victims believed to be with dangerous wanted man found safe

Wethersfield police assisted Hartford officers in the search for a man who is considered dangerous on Friday morning. An alert was sent to residents in Wethersfield saying police were working with Hartford officers in locating a man named Patrick Anderson. He was wanted in connection to a possible k

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-03-23 19:29:00

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


Police Seize 25 Marijuana Plants During Search: New London PD

NEW LONDON, CT - Police said a New London man was arrested Friday on drug-related charges following a search of the his apartment. Officers seized over 20 marijuana plans and more as a result of the investigation, police said. At approximately 5 a.m., narcotics officers and members of the state poli


Chinese Space Station Could Crash In Midwest States

A Chinese space lab known as Tiangong-1 that launched nearly seven years ago is expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere in the coming days and nobody knows for sure where it will crash - although experts believe it will likely happen in the Midwestern United States, specifically in Illinois, Iow

PATCH - 2018-03-22 16:54:01

Norwalk Man Arrested In Norwich Domestic Assault Case: Report

NORWICH, CT - A 44-year-old Norwalk man was arrested on assault and disorderly conduct charges Wednesday afternoon in a domestic violence case in Norwich in which the victim required hospital treatment for non-threatening injuries, reports The Day. Arrested was Marlon Standburry, who was also charge

PATCH - 2018-03-22 00:04:38

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


New London kindergarten students exploited by teachers

"Walkout by New London kindergartners sparks debate," (March 15). Just found the answer to what happened by an OK Google search: Child exploitation often is perpetrated by parents, relatives, caretakers, and others who are charged with their care and guidance. (Teachers)? Predatory behavior is oppor


Westerly superintendent says he feels 'foolish' for closing schools

WESTERLY, R.I. - The Westerly school superintendent has taken to social media to apologize for his bad call about the nor'easter that fizzled. In a Facebook post, Supt. Mark Garceau wrote a lengthy mea culpa to parents for canceling school. "We (myself and my colleagues around the state) do the best


New Updates on Snow Estimates and When To Expect the Heavy Snow

If the National Weather Service is correct, the big winner from a snow accumulation standpoint will be Fairfield County, followed closely by New Haven and Middlesex counties and inland areas of New London County. Snow will still be falling in Hartford, Tolland, Windham, and Litchfield counties but c


New London man charged with operating a drug factory

Clem Ramsey (Photo: New London police) NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) - A New London man is facing multiple charges after police say they located marijuana growing inside of his apartment. According to police, on March 16, officials executed a search and seizure warrant at an apartment on Nautilus Drive


Woman accused of robbing gas station

WARWICK, R.I. - The suspect in a pair of robberies and a shoplifting in Warwick was ordered held without bail Tuesday after a hearing in Kent County District Court. Shannon Godbout, 34, of Hope Valley, was arraigned on two counts of second degree robbery, two counts of driving a car without the owne