Coast Guard names field house after first black coach
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named a field house after the school's first African-American coach.
The facility, part of Roland Hall gymnasium, has been named the...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Coast Guard has turned over more than 1,000 pages of documents in response to a congressional inquiry of how the service has handled complaints of harassment and...
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 65-year-old Connecticut businessman has been convicted of involvement with a human trafficking ring that preyed on mentally ill and intellectually disabled boys and young...
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say an enlisted sailor had sex with a 13-year-old boy he met on a dating app.
State police say 27-year-old Chazzman Chung cultivated a...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has named an athletic field house after the school's first African American head coach.
Developers, preservationists clash over bill
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — The search to reach balance between historic building preservation and economic development in several local towns has moved to the legislative arena, with lawmakers...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A teenager accused of stabbing his grandparents to death in Connecticut has been deemed competent to stand trial on murder and arson charges.
Man pleads guilty to reduced charge in stabbing death
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in a 2017 fatal stabbing has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge just after his trial started.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say an employee of a Connecticut company that builds submarines for the Navy threatened to "go full blown genocide" and kill four co-workers.
Former volunteer fire chief arrested on larceny charges
NIANTIC, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut fire chief accused of misusing town funds has been charged with larceny.
Former Niantic fire chief Stephen Wargo was charged Wednesday with...
Historic lighthouse to reopen to the public
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A historic Connecticut lighthouse is scheduled to reopen to the public for the first time since 2015.
The Day reports that the New London Maritime Society will host...
Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from sinking boat
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two people have been rescued from a sinking fishing boat near New York's Fishers Island.
Coast Guard officials in Connecticut say the fishing crew reported their...
Blackjack dealer charged with helping gamblers cheat
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A former blackjack dealer at a Connecticut casino has been charged with conspiring with two gamblers to cheat the casino out of more than $60,000.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld fraud convictions against two men for their roles in a Connecticut auto insurance scam that involved as many as 50 staged car...
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former student at a college in Connecticut has been charged with taking cellphone videos of several women using dormitory showers.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The top editor of The Day newspaper has been named as its president and publisher.
The board of directors for the New London newspaper on Thursday announced the new...
Man pleads guilty to stabbing roommate
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who police say fatally stabbed his roommate during an argument over rent has pleaded guilty.
The Day reports 45-year-old Patrick McInerney entered...
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Special elections planned to fill 5 open legislative seats
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut voters will be heading back to the polls to fill five open legislative seats.
The three state Senate seats and two House of Representatives seats...
Man pleads guilty to killing wife 3 weeks after wedding
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison...
Police department enacts changes after jail suicide
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — An internal investigation has found that four employees of a Connecticut police department violated protocol when they left a man in jail unmonitored before his...
Superior Court judge known for fairness dies at 68
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge known for his fairness and understanding of people from all walks of life has died. Superior Court Judge Kevin McMahon was 68.
Man charged with stealing Rolex watches from casino
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with stealing four Rolex watches worth a combined $73,600 from a Connecticut casino.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that 47-year-old Thomas Nee pleaded not guilty Wednesday to larceny and other charges.
State approves first state grant for a Green Party candidate
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut elections commission has approved a state campaign grant for a Green Party candidate — the first in the 12-year history of the Citizens' Elections Program.
Police probe video voyeurism at Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating five incidents of cellphones being pointed at women using dormitory showers at a college in Connecticut.
The Day of New London reports that city and campus authorities are looking into the voyeurism incidents at Connecticut College that occurred as recently as Jan. 23 and date to October.
They occurred in "gender-inclusive" bathrooms, for use by anyone, in two residence halls.
Courtney invites USCGA whistleblower to State of the Union
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy faculty who blew the whistle on harassment and workplace bullying at the school has been invited by Connecticut congressman Joe Courtney to the State of the Union address.
Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Young-McLear is an instructor in the academy's engineering department.
Submarine-decal motorcycle kicks off submarine commissioning
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A custom-made motorcycle is in New London to help kick off the commissioning of a new Navy attack submarine.
New London announces State Pier revenue agreement
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — New London says the city will receive 10 percent of the Connecticut Port Authority's share of revenue from State Pier.
City officials say the authority will also pay an annual $75,000 fee to defray the cost of police, fire and other city services.
Food pantry remains open for now at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The food pantry created at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to help families affected by the partial federal government shutdown remains open.
One of the groups responsible for the food pantry says on its Facebook page it will remain open through Tuesday following the recent decision to reopen the government for three weeks.
The U.S. Coast Guard's Southeastern Connecticut Chief Petty Officers Association says the pantry is open to any furloughed federal employee.
As shutdown drags on, ‘Coast Guard City’ takes a hit
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn't make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City.
The pride is on display everywhere in this former whaling town of 27,000 people that, among other things, is home to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Station New London, which patrols the Long Island Sound.
Food pantry opens for employees at Coast Guard Academy
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of Coast Guard-related nonprofit groups has opened a pop-up food pantry at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to help Coast Guard and academy workers affected by the partial government shutdown.
About 160 of the 260 government-funded nonessential employees at the New London, Connecticut-based academy are furloughed. Most others, including faculty and active-duty Coast Guard personnel, are working without pay.
Coast Guard Academy names new superintendent
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A new superintendent will take the helm this summer at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The New London, Connecticut-based academy on Thursday announced that Rear Adm. William Kelly will take over as superintendent from current Superintendent Rear Adm. James Rendon.
Kelly, a 1987 academy graduate, is currently the Coast Guard's assistant commandant for Human Resources, a position he has held since April 2016.
City approves for police custody death lawsuit
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — New London has authorized spending $175,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a 31-year-old man who died in police custody.
Lashano Gilbert died on Oct. 4, 2014 after escaping a holding cell at police headquarters and fighting with police. Police used pepper spray and a stun gun to subdue Gilbert, who died during transport.
More lawmakers opting for jobs in Lamont administration
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More Connecticut lawmakers will not take the oath of office when the legislative session opens, instead opting for jobs in Gov.-elect Ned Lamont's administration.
Lamont is nominating a fellow Democrat, East Hartford Sen. Tim Larson, to lead the Office of Higher Education, which handles financial aid matters and independent colleges, universities, and postsecondary career schools. Larson has served in the Senate since 2015.
State picks operator for New London port
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Port Authority has chosen an operator for the State Pier in New London.
The Day reports the authority reached a 20-year agreement on Monday with Gateway New London LLC. Gateway currently runs the port in New Haven.
Matthew Satnick, co-CEO and chairman of Enstructure, Gateway's financial partner, says they view New London's deep-water port as a potential offshore wind hub.
Former judge pleads no contest in embezzlement case
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut attorney and probate judge is not contesting his role in the embezzlement of $277,000 in assets from a probate client.
John Butts, of Salem, pleaded no contest Friday to a first-degree larceny charge at court in New London.
The Day reports that he faces up to two years in prison when he is sentenced in March.
Mother of shooting victim sues bar over son’s 2016 death
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a Connecticut man shot and killed two years ago in a pub parking lot is suing the bar and its permittee.
Settlement pending in case of man who died in police custody
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A settlement has been reached that would resolve a $54 million federal civil rights lawsuit filed against New London police in connection with the 2014 death of a man in police custody.
Officials: 3 wounded in brawl at Connecticut casino
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Tribal police are investigating a New Year's Day fight at the Foxwoods Resort Casino that left three people suffering stab wounds.
Mashantucket Tribal Police Chief William Dittman tells The Day of New London that a fight broke out in the casino's garage just after 1 a.m. Tuesday and subsequently spilled into the casino.
Two people were taken to the hospital for treatment, while the third refused treatment at the scene.
Man arrested in Hartford double shooting
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old man has been arrested in shootings in Hartford that killed one person and injured another.
Police say Abdul-Hakim Ali of East Hartford was arrested Sunday in a hotel room in New London and faces charges including murder and assault.
Police say they responded to reports of gunfire on Thursday and found two people who had been shot: 35-year-old Ross Stone of West Hartford and 25-year-old Elijah Adorno of Hartford.
Hartford judges decide asylum cases, denying most requests
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Judges in Hartford have decided the most asylum cases since 2003 and denied most of the requests.
The Day of New London, Connecticut reports the state's two immigration judges decided 308 asylum cases in fiscal year 2018, the most since 2003, and denied requests at a rate not seen since 2008.
Lawmakers meet Coast Guard over academy harassment concerns
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have met with Coast Guard officials to express their concerns over alleged discrimination and harassment at the service's academy.
Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney requested the meeting, which took place with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz and his senior staff in Murphy's office on Thursday.
Abuse reports to state child welfare agency increase
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Reports of suspected cases of abuse or neglect of minors have been coming in more frequently to the state Department of Children and Families in the wake of scandals at two Connecticut schools where police are investigating allegations that educators did not adequately report possible mistreatment.
Firefighters help deliver baby at the firehouse
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Firefighters in Connecticut have helped with an unexpected delivery.
The New London Fire Department's battalion chief says their crew just came back from a call Friday night when a man pulled up to the firehouse and said his wife was having a baby.
Firefighters helped deliver a baby boy in the car, and officials say both mom and baby are doing well.
DHS: Coast Guard Academy retaliated against woman instructor
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy retaliated against a faculty member who had complained of harassment and bullying based on her gender and race, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General released Tuesday.
Connecticut receives federal declaration for rain storms
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state agencies, municipalities, and the state's two federally recognized tribes are now eligible to receive federal financial assistance to help repair the damage caused by severe rain and flooding in September.
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday his request for a major disaster declaration for New London and Middlesex counties has been approved by the federal government.
Coast Guard cadets will get closer to space with satellites
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Coast Guard Academy cadets soon will be able to communicate with satellites in space from classrooms on campus.
Man ordered to remain held in mental health facility
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who randomly stabbed another man more than a decade ago has been ordered by a judge to remain in a mental health facility.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that 40-year-old Jesse Gonzalez has been confined at the Whiting Forensic Unit at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown since 2008.