SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE

MITCHELL COLLEGE RED BARN

Mitchell college has applied for a demolition permit to tear down the iconic red barn that has long been associated with Michaels Dairy, a local institution. The New London Day reports the college plans to replicate the existing dairy barn. It had considered restoration of the 4800 square foot building when a structural assessment determined it couldn’t be restored for its intended purpose. College officials say the Red Barn will continue to be an icon in New London and welcome Mitchell college students as it has for decades.

MOTOR VEHICLE STOP LEADS TO DRUG POSSESSION ARREST

On Saturday August 26th, 2017 at approximately 0113 hours Officer Briana Ramirez was conducting motor vehicle enforcement on Canterbury Tnpk.  She observed an equipment violation on the accused’s vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop.  The accused was identified as Christer Laurore, b/m, DOB:03/29/96.  Officer Ramirez smelled a strong odor of unburnt marijuana coming from within the vehicle.  She subsequently located over 1.5 pounds of marijuana and packaging supplies hidden within Laurore’s vehicle and he was placed under arrest.  Laurore was placed under arrest and later released on a $2,500 non-surety bond:  He was charged with the following:  Possession of Over 1/2 oz. of Marijuana, , Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Sell, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operation of M/V with Headlamp Out. Officer Ramirez was conducting motor vehicle enforcement on Canterbury Tnpk as the Norwich Police Department routinely fields complaints of speed violations.

ONE CAR CRASH – NO INJURIES

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Norwich, Ct. – (The Bulletin) Norwich Fire Department say they responded to a one-car crash on Chelsea Harbor Drive in Norwich early Friday evening. The mini-van curved onto the sidewalk, into Howard Brown Park and onto a staged area, officials say. According to the Norwich Fire Department, no injuries were reported and the scene has been cleared.

SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE VICTIM SUSPENDED

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a search in waters around New London after a report that a person went into the water and failed to resurface. Police received a 911 call around 7 p.m. Thursday saying someone saw a person go into the water near Ocean Beach Park and never came back up. Local officials searched from the beach using spotlights while a commercial fisherman, a Jayhawk helicopter and a 45-foot response boat patrolled Long Island Sound. The search ended late Thursday.

SHOULD MONUMENTS BE REMOVED?

NEW YORK (AP) — As the nation debates whether monuments to certain historical figures accused of wrongdoing should come down, historians are warning about a rush to judgment. They say the decision should come after a discussion of many factors. Among them: the reason behind when and why the monument was built. Where it’s placed. The subject’s contribution to society weighed against the alleged wrongdoing. And the artistic value of the monument itself.

AETNA MAILING ANGERS CUSTOMERS

About 12,000 Aetna customers are devastated and angry after finding out envelopes mailed to them had windows in them that friends and neighbors were able to see through that revealed personal information about people’s HIV medications. Attorneys on behalf of the customers sent a demand letter to Aetna on Thursday, calling on the company to stop sending letters in this format and develop a plan to change its practices. Aetna has issued an apology and has determined that the vendor that handled the mail used a windowed envelope, and in some cases the paper inside may have shifted to make personal health information viewable.

 

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