NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state's attorney has found a Norwich police officer was justified in using deadly force against a man who prompted a manhunt in October 2017.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prosecutor has ruled that a Norwich police officer was justified in shooting at a stabbing suspect who opened fire on the officer before killing...
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay a former altar boy $900,000 to settle claims that he was sexually abused by a priest.
NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A jury has convicted a father of killing his adopted teenage son and burning down the family's central New York home to cover up the crime.
Putnam ash landfill operator seeks to expand site
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The operator of an ash landfill in Putnam is applying for an expansion that it says would keep it in operation for an additional 25 to 30 years.
Trial begins for man charged with killing son, setting fire
NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A murder trial is underway in central New York for a man accused along with his wife of killing their adopted teenage son and burning their house to cover it up.
School safety director charged with failing to report abuse
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The director of campus safety for a Connecticut high school has been arrested on allegations that he failed to report an inappropriate relationship between a coach and a...
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...
Name of man shot by police in Connecticut made public
WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a man shot by officers following a car chase through several towns and on Interstate 395 has died.
Connecticut car chase ends in fatal police shooting
WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say the suspect shot by officers following a car chase through several towns has died.
The chase started at about 11 a.m. Wednesday in Norwich...
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.
Bishop lists names of 43 priests who faced abuse allegations
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Diocese of Norwich Bishop Michael Cote has released the names of 43 priests who have served in the Connecticut diocese and have had "allegations of substance" made against them about the sexual abuse of minors.
The list of priests accused of abuse since the diocese was established in 1953 was posted Sunday on its website www.norwichdiocese.org .
Mother helps nonprofit grow after son’s fatal overdose
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Norwich woman whose son inspired her to start a nonprofit said his Jan. 11 overdose death only has made her more tenacious.
Ceci Iliff's late son, Benjamin, was well into his struggle with heroin when she founded The Charity Challenge five years ago. She couldn't stand feeling helpless, she said, and wouldn't let the enormity of the problem daunt her.
Fire that damaged Norwich home ruled arson
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a weekend house fire in Connecticut that displaced two families was deliberately set.
Authorities say the fire broke out in the rear of the two-unit Norwich home just after 9 a.m. Sunday.
Battalion Chief Greg Despathy says firefighters had the fire under control by 10:42 a.m.
Events planned to highlight need for improved public transit
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Events are being planned around Connecticut to highlight the need to make public transit more accessible and affordable.
Local political leaders, environmental and transit advocates plan to hold a series of news conferences on Monday, which they've dubbed Transit Equity Day.
Police: Teen stabbed grandparents to death
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old man told them he stabbed his grandparents to death during an argument and tried to set their Connecticut home on fire afterward.
Marcus Fisher was arraigned on murder and arson charges Tuesday in Norwich Superior Court. A judge kept his bail at $1 million and recommended Fisher undergo a mental health examination.
Police: Intoxicated man drives 17 miles wrong way on highway
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man who drove 17 miles in the wrong direction on a highway in Connecticut has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
State police say officials received numerous 911 calls Saturday reporting that a SUV was traveling southbound in the northbound lane on I-395 in the town of Plainfield.
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Another administrator placed on leave amid coach inquiry
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school has placed a third administrator on paid leave amid an investigation into a coach fired after he was charged with sexually assaulting two students.
Norwich Free Academy did not publicly identify the administrator placed on leave Thursday or give a reason for the suspension.
Agreement allowing utility manager to retire faces criticism
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Taxpayers and officials are objecting to an agreement that allows an indicted public utilities official to retire with full benefits and compensatory pay.
Connecticut high school places 2 on leave amid coach inquiry
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Two administrators at a Connecticut high school have been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into a coach fired after he was charged with sexually assaulting two students.
Norwich Free Academy did not publicly identify the administrators placed on leave Wednesday or give a reason for the suspensions.
2 dead, 1 hurt, in crash on I-395 in Norwich
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly couple died and a third person was hurt in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 395 in Norwich.
Connecticut State Police say the crash occurred in the northbound lanes at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Benedict Arnold’s hometown to mark his 278th birthday
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut hometown of the man whose name has become synonymous with treason is marking his 278th birthday.
The Norwich Historical Society on Monday plans to commemorate Benedict Arnold's birthday by turning off the Christmas lights at City Hall for the season.
Society consultant Regan Miner tells the Norwich Bulletin "turning out the lights" is a somber acknowledgment of Arnold's Jan. 14, 1741 birthday.
Former Connecticut bank to find new life as a church
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — For Norwich Pastor Adam Bowles, the images of a castle, a bank safe and shields denote a place of refuge and feelings of safety and security.
Add to those feelings a trust in God and fellowship of neighbors, friends and even strangers, and Bowles believes he has found the perfect formula for his new nondenominational church in the historical 1894 former Norwich Savings Society bank headquarters at 4 Broadway at the corner of Main Street in downtown Norwich.
Diocese can’t say if it’ll name priests accused of sex abuse
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Diocese of Norwich says it has no information on whether or not it will release the names of priests accused of abuse.
The Day of New London reports Norwich Diocese spokesman Wayne Gignac said Tuesday parishioners will be informed directly if a decision is made.
City swears in first black female firefighter
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has sworn in its first African-American female firefighter.
The Day reports Kafi Davis was sworn in to the Norwich Fire Department Tuesday after graduating last week from the 62nd Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Class.
Pickle business thrives with family recipe, creativity
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Norwich native Travis Grillo studied art at Norwich Free Academy and Central Connecticut State University, and he was dreaming of getting a job designing sneakers for Nike — but then the company turned him down. Disappointed? You bet. Down for the count? Nah.
Norwich diocese faces lawsuits claiming sex abuse at school
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, is facing 20 lawsuits stemming from allegations of sexual abuse during the 1990s at a residential boarding school for minors.
State trooper suspended after drunken driving arrest
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper has been suspended following her arrest last weekend on drunken driving charges.
Norwich police say 34-year-old Trooper Sarah Starkey was arrested at about 6 p.m. Sunday after a witness said they had been involved in a minor accident and the other driver then left the scene.
Police say Starkey was off duty and driving her personal vehicle.
Police publicly identify victims of East Lyme car crash
EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — Police have publicly identified the victims of a two-car crash in East Lyme over the weekend.
The crash occurred at about 11 p.m. Saturday on Flanders Road.
The driver of one of the cars, 35-year-old Chad Ebersole, of the Niantic section of town, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Condemned church that’s targeted by vandals up for sale
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A vacant and condemned Connecticut church that has become a frequent target of vandals is now up for sale.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich took over the former Sacred Heart Church property in Vernon late last year after a merger of Sacred Heart and St. Bernard in Rockville. The diocese is now seeking to sell the church, rectory and community center attached to the property.
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Over the summer, Otis Library Executive Director Robert Farwell used Narcan on a person who had overdosed inside the library, and may have saved the person's life. He took training on how to administer the opioid overdose-reversal drug less than a month earlier.
Farwell said of his action: "I did what I had to do. I was just happy I took the time to get the training."
Judicial marshal admits he used job to protect drug supplier
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say a Connecticut judicial marshal admitted he sold heroin and used his job as a shield to protect a drug supplier.
Substitute gets probation program in ‘fight club’ case
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a superintendent charged with failing to report a student "fight club," while the substitute teacher charged with organizing the fights has been granted a probation program.
Lawyer claims school waited to report sexual assault
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The 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.
NBT: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) _ NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBTB) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $29.8 million.
The Norwich, New York-based bank said it had earnings of 68 cents per share.
The financial holding company posted revenue of $121.6 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $110.9 million, which missed Street forecasts.
High court to hear appeal of man convicted of murder
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has set a date to hear the appeal of a Haitian immigrant who was convicted of killing a Connecticut woman in 2015.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that attorneys for 44-year-old Jean Jacques will present their case for a new trial before the high court Oct. 17.
Connecticut family reunited with dog missing for 5 years
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut family has been reunited with their dog five years after the beloved pet went missing.
The Norwich Bulletin reports that Norwich Assistant Animal Control Officer Donna Gremminger spotted the 17-year-old female dachshund last Thursday in a parking lot in a city park.
Charges against principal dropped in ‘fight club’ case
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a former high school principal accused of failing to report a student "fight club," while the substitute teacher charged with organizing the classroom fights has applied for a probation program.
Walk explores life of African-American artist
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Amid the sounds of birds chirping and water falling from a fountain on the quiet morning, a small group Sunday walked through Ellis Walter Ruley Memorial Park, the former home and painting spot of the late city artist.
"You can see how idyllic it is, why you would want to paint up here. It's such a beautiful spot. It's quiet," said Frank Manfredi, the chairman of the Ellis Ruley Project Committee, who added that the site felt like the middle of Vermont or New Hampshire.
Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $70,000 will avoid prison
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former bookkeeper accused of embezzling more than $70,000 from a Connecticut real estate firm will avoid prison as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
The Norwich Bulletin reports 60-year-old Marianne Boyd will receive a suspended sentence and five years' probation in exchange for pleading guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of larceny.
Woman convicted in Connecticut ‘Cinderella’ case
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman charged with mistreating her adopted daughter in a case that one lawyer compared to the fairy tale "Cinderella," has been found guilty.
The Day reports that 40-year-old Lillian Mateo-Rolon, of Norwich, was convicted by a jury Monday of cruelty to persons and risk of injury to a minor.
Ex-coach charged with sexually assaulting 2 students
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former coach at a Connecticut high school has been charged with sexually assaulting two students.
Norwich police on Wednesday charged 25-year-old Anthony Facchini with two counts of second-degree sexual assault. He was held on $75,000 bond and given a Sept. 20 court date.
The alleged crimes occurred in 2017 while Facchini was a coach at Norwich Free Academy.
Man charged in reported child abduction attempt
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A 31-year-old Connecticut man has been arrested in connection with a reported abduction attempt involving a 9-year-old girl last month.
Police in New London say Stephen Cardoza, of Norwich, was charged Tuesday with risk of injury to a minor, public indecency, trespassing and breach of peace. He posted $50,000 bail.
Norwich native’s Civil War diary gains new readers
NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — For much of this summer, Eleanor Lubell waded through a steady if prosaic stream of observations in the Civil War diary of Norwich native Albert Nye: the bout with jaundice that was keeping him far from his comrades in the 15th New Hampshire Infantry, the weather around his hospital in New York City, the then-rural surroundings at the north end of Broadway.
Police look into alleged sex assaults at Connecticut school
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say they're investigating allegations that a former employee of an independent school sexually assaulted students.
Norwich police announced over the weekend that the department began its investigation into a former employee at Norwich Free Academy in June.
Police are "actively investigating the facts surrounding the allegations as well as how the information was discovered and reported."
Ex-prison nurse who had sex with inmate gets probation
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut prison nurse who had a sexual relationship with an inmate has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor sexual assault.
Dana Gibson, 46, of Montville, accepted a plea deal Tuesday in New London Superior Court. She had been charged with felony sexual assault.
Man receives 20-year sentence for killing 11-year-old girl
NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — One of two men charged in the attempted rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl in New York has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
Tobias Rundstrom-Wooding was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in June to felony murder and rape.
Investigators say the 34-year-old Rundstrom-Wooding and 36-year-old James Brower smothered Jacelyn O'Connor during a rape attempt at their home in Norwich in Chenango County.
Cocaine distributor pleads guilty in federal court
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in federal court for distributing cocaine.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Joseph Barros, of Norwich, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and distribution in New Haven federal court Wednesday.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have asked the state of Virginia to pardon a 19th-century abolitionist who was executed after John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.
Aaron Dwight Stevens, who was born in Lisbon and raised in Norwich, was injured early in the 1859 battle and later convicted of "advising slaves to rebel" and hanged.