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Police logs - Aug. 9, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

N.Y. man accused of racial attack at Mystic hotel charged with harassing victim's attorney

Supporters gather around Crystal Caldwell, center left in white, as they wait outside Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, for the court appearance of Philip Sarner and Emily Orbay in New London Superior Court.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New York man accused of a racially motivated attack on African American hotel clerk Crystal Caldwell on June 26 arrived in New London Superior Court for his first arraignment Friday.

Police logs - Aug. 8, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Two displaced after New London kitchen fire

Two people have been displaced after a kitchen fire broke out in a 30-unit apartment building at 73 Washington St. on Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Ledyard police investigating apparent suicide

Town police are investigating an apparent suicide Friday afternoon in a dirt-pulloff area in the vicinity of Route 12 between Route 214 and River Drive near the Gales Ferry School.

New ruling revisits police immunity in 2012 Groton standoff, suicide

A new law enacted by the General Assembly does not apply to the incident that occurred on July 24, 2012, but an attorney for the estate of Timothy Devine of Groton said the case is "on the money" as to why reform was needed.

Police logs - Aug. 7, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments across the region.

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Eversource shames the politicians courting it

Connecticut legislators have remained mute while Eversource hasn't finished a deal to compensate...

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What is it like to campaign for state Senate in a pandemic?

People listen to Bob Stachen, right, candidate for state Senate in the 18th District, during a candidate forum Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, hosted by Eastern Connecticut in Solidarity at Veterans Memorial Park in Jewett City. Mark DePonte, candidate in the primary for the 45th District state House seat, also participated in the event.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Senate candidates in southeastern Connecticut are taking different approaches to door-knocking, and getting creative.

Waterford Historical Society holds event during historic summer

People look at the paintings on display among the farm equipment in the barn during the

This was 2020, the year everybody was required to wear face masks, stand 6 feet apart and have their temperatures taken before entering any of the Waterford Historical Society buildings.

He lost touch with his brother after joining the Navy; 35 years later, he's hoping to find him

Michael Rosado is seen here in this photograph from the 1980s. His brother, Carlos Rosado, hasn't seen him since. (Courtesy of Carlos Rosado)

Carlos Rosado last saw his brother Michael in the mid-1980s. His search regained steam more than 10 years ago, when he received a letter from his foster mother saying Michael had contacted her.

Bug experts: 'Do not be afraid' of large cicada killer wasps

A cicada killer stings a cicada again Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, as it works to drag it into its burrow in the yard of an Old Lyme home.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

These notoriously large wasps have re-emerged in Connecticut in numbers higher than typical this summer, but they're not likely to attack humans, experts say.

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Why some voters have not yet received absentee ballots

The Secretary of the State’s Office sent absentee ballots to all but 20,000 registered Democrats and Republicans ahead of the Aug. 11 primary election. It's up to town and city clerks to send out the remaining ballots.

Police: Sex offender used restaurant Wi-Fi to get child porn

The top federal prosecutor in Rhode Island says a man who used the Wi-Fi network at a restaurant to access child pornography was arrested Tuesday