Norwich woman faces larceny charges in alleged purse theft

A woman was charged in connection with an alleged theft of two Stop & Shop employees’ purses from the store’s employee locker room, police said.

New London Fire Department extinguishes vehicle fire

The New London Fire Department said it extinguished a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 Northbound prior to Exit 85 that was reported at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Police: Pawcatuck man found in girl's bedroom, charged with sexual assault

Police said they charged an a 18-year-old Pawcatuck man with sexual assault Tuesday morning after he was found in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

GASP's Youth Peer Advocate recognized with 'Good Neighbor Award'

Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention has announced in a news release that recent Fitch High School graduate Robert McDade Jr., who serves as GASP's Youth Peer Advocate, is the winner of the 2019 Good Neighbor Award.

Region natives graduate from college

Natives of southeastern Connecticut graduate from colleges and universities around the country.

LOCAL

Lymes' Senior Center opened during day as cooling center

Old Lyme Emergency Management has opened the Lymes' Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday "for individuals who would like to escape the excessive heat."

Health district: No swimming, wading at East Lyme beach until further notice

Elevated bacterial counts in water samples at Giants Neck Heights beach prompted Ledge Light Health District to close the area until further notice on Friday.

Old Colchester Road closure in Montville

Old Colchester Road will be closed starting Monday at 8 a.m. from Chesterfield Road to Fellows Road for the replacement of a culvert.

Police logs - July 21, 2019

Arrests by state and local police departments around the region.

Police: Old Lyme man dead after single-car crash

A one-car motor vehicle accident on Town Woods Road, approximately a tenth of a mile east of Burr Road, about 7 a.m. Saturday morning has left a man dead, state police said.

Police logs - July 20, 2019

Arrests by state and local police departments across the region.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Many leads, little progress 2 months after mom vanished

This undated photo on a missing persons flier provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, missing since May 2019. Two months after the mother of five vanished in Connecticut, authorities said they're following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads. (New Canaan Police Department via AP)

Two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town, authorities say they're still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads

Roof torn off Cape Cod hotel, as high winds, tornado strike

Yarmouth Fire crews look through the parts of the roof that blew off the Cape Sands Inn during a morning tornado that touched down on the structure, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in West Yarmouth, Mass. The National Weather Service said radar showed that a tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon on Tuesday. (Steve Heaslip/The Cape Cod Times via AP)

A hotel roof was torn off, downed trees blocked roads and thousands of customers lost power as a series of powerful winds including a radar-confirmed tornado tore across Cape Cod

Attorney general given diocese files to review abuse claims

Rhode Island's attorney general says he has gained access to nearly 70 years of records from the Diocese of Providence for his review of allegations of sexual abuse by clergy

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

People line up to get dry ice from a Con Edison truck in a neighborhood without power in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, July 22, 2019. Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an investigation of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers

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