Arrest made after drug investigation in New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– A 31-year-old man was arrested on several drug charges after a lengthy narcotics investigation in New London. Police say over the past four months, detectives from the Statewide Narcotics Task Force-East Office and the New London Police Department Vice and Intelligence Section conducted an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine and heroin. They were then able to identify the suspect as Jonathan “JB” Smith and arrest him while he was exiting a home on Amity Street in New London. Detectives held an active arrest warrant Read More …

Multiple K2 drug overdoses reported in New London

NEW LONDON — Police and fire personnel in New London responded to seven calls between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday for reported cases of overdoses involving the drug K2. Lawrence and Memorial Hospital also reported between 10 to 12 associated K2 overdoses, police said. Also known as Spice, K2 is a synthetic marijuana in which herbs, incense or other leafy materials are sprayed with lab-synthesized liquid chemicals to mimic the effect of THC, the psychoactive […] Read more of  Multiple K2 drug overdoses reported in New London

New London Police: 7 K2 overdoses in 9 hours on Thursday

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — New London first responders responded to seven calls between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday for K2 associated overdoses. Hospital officials at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital also reported being flooded with between ten and 12 associated K2 overdoses. Officials say K2, also known as spice, is a synthetic marijuana where herbs, incense or other leafy materials are sprayed with lab-synthesized liquid chemicals to mimic the effect of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient that is found in Marijuana. According to first responders, K2 is known Read More …

New London first responders respond to 7 K2 overdoses in 9 hours on Thursday

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — New London first responders responded to seven calls between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday for K2 associated overdoses. Hospital officials at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital also reported being flooded with between ten and 12 associated K2 overdoses. Officials say K2, also known as spice, is a synthetic marijuana where herbs, incense or other leafy materials are sprayed with lab-synthesized liquid chemicals to mimic the effect of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient that is found in Marijuana. According to first responders, K2 is known Read More …

Expressiones in New London holds back-to-school fundraiser

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — The start of school is still more than a month away, but some people in New London are gathering to help students be better prepared for classes. A fundraising event was held in a very creative space in the city. Expressiones is a gallery showcasing cultural diversity. On Thursday until 7:00, the gallery hosted an event to raise money to buy book bags, notebooks, pens and folders for students in the city. “There will always be families, individuals and students struggling and just because we Read More …

Tiny house trend comes to New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Spark Makerspace has become a place where craftsmen and Do-It-Yourself novices can come together. For the past two weeks students have been able to think big by learning how to build a tiny house. The workshop was run by the Yestermorrow Design/Build School out of Vermont. The course ended on Tuesday but the building will continue next week and will be the centerpiece of the Tiny Town street festival event happening at Spark on Friday July 28th. Streets will be closed off outside of Spark Read More …

6 Connecticut nursing homes fined by state for violations

Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations that resulted in injuries to residents. Montowese Health and Rehab Center in North Haven was fined $1,740 after a resident suffered a calf laceration needing 10 stitches on March 23 while being moved from a wheelchair to a bed. According to DPH, one nurse’s aide tried to move the resident even though the resident’s care plan calls for two-person assistance. An investigation found the aide lied about what had happened, delayed seeking proper treatment, Read More …

Heat, humidity will make it feel like 100 degrees

[…] the National Weather Service has posted a heat advisory for southern Fairfield County until 6 p.m. It says the combination of high temperatures and humidity will push the heat index to make it feel like 100 degrees. The highest heat index values will occur this afternoon, peaking at 99 in Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport, 98 in New Haven and 93 in Danbury. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who Read More …

Part of New London Ledge Lighthouse is in the dark

GROTON & NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — The only way to get to New London Ledge Lighthouse is by boat so if there is a problem it can become quite a project. Especially if the problem lay at the bottom of the Thames River. The historic lighthouse is powered by a mile long underwater cable which comes from Avery Point. “We think there was a lightning strike back at the end of April that sent a charge down the cable,” said Todd Gipstein with the Ledge Light Foundation which maintains Read More …

City of New Haven opens cooling centers to escape heat

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — With the heat sticking around for a few days, the City of New Haven is opening up cooling centers. City libraries will be open during regular business hours for people to come in and cool off. The city is also expanding hours at pools and splash pads until 8:00 p.m. Lighthouse Park will be open until 6:00 p.m. Related Content: Simsbury and New London announce cooling centers available You can get information about cooling centers around the state by dialing 211 on your phone. Read more of  City Read More …

Ledyard man arrested on outstanding warrants for 2015 incident

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH)– A man was arrested on outstanding warrants in Ledyard Tuesday afternoon. Police say 34-year-old Jonathan Hennessey, of Ledyard, was arrested just before 11:30 p.m. for an incident that happened back in October 2015 in New London. Hennessey was contacted by police after it was discovered he had two outstanding active affidavits. He was then charged with violation of probation and failure to appear. Hennessey was arrested without incident and held on $52,500 bond before being presented at New London Superior Court.

Simsbury and New London announce cooling centers available

(WTNH) — High temperatures have prompted both Simsbury and the city of New London to announce the opening of cooling centers. The town of Simsbury will help residents with the heat by opening up cooling centers from Wednesday through Friday. The following locations will be open: Simsbury Public Library 725 Hopmeadow Street 860 658-7663. (Lower Level Entrance) Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Eno Memorial Hall 754 Hopmeadow Street 860 658-3273. (Senior Center) Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Read More …

Three overdoses in two hours: Increases taking a toll on first responder resources

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Monday night’s overdoses all happened in public places. Two middle-aged men were found in the vicinity of Williams Street and on Colman Street, a woman in her twenties was found leaning against a building. Three overdoses in two hours. (Photo: Tina Detelj/WTNH) “I would say that that’s not necessarily outside the norm for us,” said Ron Kersey, the EMS and Emergency Management Coordinator for Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. That’s where all three patients were brought for observation. “We have over the past year and a Read More …