UConn’s Megan Walker delivers as U.S. reaches title game

UConn incoming freshman Megan Walker had 11 points and four rebounds while Crystal Dangerfield finished with three points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals as the six-time defending champion United States squad defeated Japan 73-66 in the FIBA U19 World Cup semifinals. Walker beat the halftime buzzer with a 3-pointer and also had an offensive rebound and putback with 26 seconds remaining in the first half as the U.S. took a 47-33 lead at halftime. The U.S. built the lead to 22 before holding off a spirited rally from Read More …

Connecticut man gets 10 years in prison for kidnapping

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who kidnapped the mother of his child has been sentenced to 10 year in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Mims was sentenced Thursday by a Superior Court judge in New London. The Day reports (http://bit.ly/2h94KFf ) he entered an Alford plea in May to first-degree kidnapping in a negotiated sentence with the prosecution. Mims was arrested last April after a standoff with police. He said Thursday he never meant to hurt the woman he victimized. Mims pleaded guilty under the Alford Doctrine, which means Read More …

Making sure you’re safe at local fairs

(WTNH) — The summer and the fall are big time for fairs, so what can you do to make sure your family is safe? There is no federal agency that oversights carnivals like the Savin Rock Festival in West Haven. It’s all done state to state. Here in Connecticut, that’s left to the State Troopers, making sure your family is safe. Before the lights go on and the fun ramps up, carnivals in Connecticut get a top down inspection. “Every single connection point we’re going to check. We inspect for Read More …

Connecticut gearing up for winter with salt shipment

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — It may be the middle of the summer, but Connecticut is already preparing for winter. Crews are unloading road salt from a cargo ship docked in New London. The ship carried 38,000 metric tons of salt weighing more than 83 million pounds from Egypt. The company that manages the cargo ship is based in Southport. The vice president of the company says it’s excited to keep the shipments coming so there’s enough salt to go around in Connecticut this winter.

After holiday surge, Connecticut economy subsides in Q1

Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Shoppers throng Greenwich Avenue on July 14, 2017, in Greenwich, Conn. for the town’s annual Sidewalk Sale Days. Shoppers throng Greenwich Avenue on July 14, 2017, in Greenwich, Conn. for the town’s annual Sidewalk Sale Days. Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 5 Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on July 12, 2017, at the Stamford, Conn.

Three Rivers Community College to host Super Saturday

Three Rivers Community College will host Super Saturday registration for the fall semester from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the college, 574 New London Turnpike, Norwich.Staff members will be available to assist students through the application and registration process, with class schedules, course selection, financial aid applications, testing and payment. New students will need proof of high school completion and immunization information to enroll. […] Read more of  Three Rivers Community College to host Super Saturday

Police: 2 arrested in New London for possession of K2

NEW LONDON- Two individuals were arrested for possession of the synthetic hallucinogen K2 on Wednesday, New London police say.Tony Hicks, 48, and Jessica Gomer, 36, both of 14 Home Street, Apt. 6 in New London, were arrested at their residence when New London Police Department narcotics officers executed a search and seizure warrant at 4:14 p.m., according to a police report. Police say both Hicks and Gomer were arrested for possession of hallucinogenics. Additionally, […] Read more of  Police: 2 arrested in New London for possession of K2

2 people from New London facing charges after being found with K2

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Two New London residents are facing charges after they were found with synthetic marijuana on Wednesday. At approximately 4:14 p.m., New London Police Department narcotics officers conducted a search and seizure warrant on an apartment on Home Street in New London looking for K2. During the execution of the search and seizure warrant, officers found and seized an unspecified amount of the substance. As a result, 48-year-old Tony Hicks and 36-year-old Jessica Gomer were arrested. Both of them are facing possession of a hallucinogenic charges, Read More …

New traffic pattern in downtown New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Bank Street heading through the downtown area is expected to look a bit different starting on Thursday. The city is implementing a new traffic pattern on a trial basis between Tilley Street and State Street. The city says the new traffic design is intended to ease congestion and aggressive driving, better facilitate on-street parking, increase pedestrian safety, promote development, and improve the image of the central Bank Street business district. Bank Street which now has two travel lanes will be reduced to one to create Read More …

200 people rappel from high-rise to raise money for addiction

Read more of  200 people rappel from high-rise to raise money for addiction HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s a different approach to fighting substance abuse. Nearly 200 people rappelling down the side of the Hilton Hotel in Hartford. For some, it’s personal. Like Maegan Garthwaite from Middletown. “I wanted to rappel in memory of the family loved one that I lost. They were very near and dear to me,” said Garthwaite. Everyone taking part in the event had to raise money in order to go over the edge of the building, literally. Read More …

Waterford man arrested with stolen car in Groton

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH)– A Waterford man was arrested on larceny charges after he was allegedly driving a stolen car in Groton Sunday night. Police say at around 11:30 p.m. they were notified of a suspicious vehicle, described as a red Jeep Cherokee, parked on Providence Court in the Poquonnock Bridge section of town. An officer responding to the scene noticed a vehicle matching the description leaving the area and traveling westbound on Poquonnock Road. The officer followed the Jeep as it took several turns and when the officer checked the Read More …