Mystic roads temporarily closed for Sunday road race

Town police are reminding residents that several area roads will be temporarily closed to traffic Sunday during the 36th annual Tarzan Brown Mystic River Road Race, which is sponsored by the Ocean Community YMCA's Mystic branch.

North Stonington brush fire damages about an acre of land

North Stonington — A brush fire near the silica mine between Lantern Hill and Wintechog Hill roads destroyed about an acre of land, a fire official said Friday.

Police logs - Oct. 31, 2014

Arrests from around the region.


State and federal officials have established a telephone hotline for anyone who witnesses or experiences voting irregularities on Election Day.

State trooper in Griswold uses Narcan to save overdose victim's life

A week after he started carrying Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of opiate narcotics such as heroin, a state trooper saved the life of an overdose victim in Griswold, police say.

Stonington teacher charged in DUI crash

Stonington — A veteran first-grade teacher at West Vine Street School was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Wednesday night after police say she crashed her car into a guardrail on...

Life Star called to accident on Route 9 in Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook - The entrance to Route 9 from Interstate 95 North was temporarily closed this afternoon due to a motor vehicle crash, state police said.

Jury finds man guilty of arson in Norwich case

But Marwan O. Chankar, who had been charged with trying to kill one of the home's occupants by torching the building, was found not guilty of attempted murder.

Police logs - 10/30/2014

Arrests from around the region.

Alert resident aids Norwich police in arrest of alleged burglar

Norwich – A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest Wednesday of a Rhode Island man who police cornered in the unoccupied home he is accused of burglarizing.

Norwich man arrested in assault on woman who sought protection

Norwich – Police on Wednesday arrested a city man with three pending domestic violence-related criminal cases for allegedly assaulting a woman who had a restraining order against him.

Homeless man charged in burglary of Pawcatuck liquor store

Lucas P. O'Brien, 20, was charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal mischief.

New London man sentenced to three years in prison for fourth felony drug conviction

Seven months after his release from prison, the New London Police Department received information that Daniel Scott was selling marijuana and heroin from his apartment on Shaw Street.

Motorcyclist, 25, dies after collision in East Lyme

An Easton man was killed Sunday afternoon in East Lyme when the motorcycle he was driving collided with an SUV.




Jury begins deliberations in Norwich arson case

A New London jury began deliberating Wednesday in the case of Marwan Chankar, who is charged with setting fire to a home at 145 Rockwell St. in Norwich three years ago in an attempt to kill one of its occupants.

Mystic jeweler pleads guilty to possession of goods stolen in residential burglaries

Downtown Mystic jeweler Matthew L. Hopkins pleaded guilty Monday to being in possession of jewelry and antiques stolen in a series of residential burglaries in the Lyme and Old Lyme area and faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced in...

Region's probate judges feature only one contested race

All but one of southeastern Connecticut's probate judges are running unopposed for re-election on Nov. 4.

Norwich man on trial for arson, attempted murder

A Norwich man whose apartment was destroyed by fire three years ago testified Monday as the trial of accused arsonist Marwan Chankar got underway in New London Superior Court.