ONE KILLED IN VOLUNTOWN CRASH
One person was killed in a crash just before midnight on Main Street in Voluntown. The crash happened near town hall on Route 138. The name of the victim or any additional details have not yet been released. Route 138 is reopened and the crash remains under investigation.
LAWMAKERS SAY HEADWAY BEING MADE IN BUDGET TALKS
Ninety-eight days into the state budget crisis and Connecticut’s governor hopes an agreement will be reached by the end of next week. Lawmakers met Friday trying to hammer home a deal. It was the first time that both sides looked as if they were making some head way. They would not discuss what they were working on behind closed doors. Lawmakers on both sides said they were making progress and plan to meet this Sunday and again on Monday.
“FLY-IN’ CONTINUES TODAY – FREE TO THE PUBLIC
The two day “fly-in” event which began friday at Groton-New London Airport continues today and will have more than 500 aircraft, along with several thousand visitors. The show is for aircraft enthusiasts, but it also will provide the local community with an opportunity to showcase its airport and the offerings in the region. The show is open to public today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
ARREST IMMINENT IN STONINGTON HOME INVASION
Stonington detectives and officers working with Westerly police and their tactical team executed a search warrant that uncovered evidence in connection with an armed robbery in a home on Whewell Court late Thursday afternoon and have identified the man believed to be responsible. Authorities say they’ve obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect but have not released his name. Police say it was not a random incident and remains under investigation.
EX-COP ACCUSED OF SENDING OBSCENE PHOTOS TO GIRL
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A former Narragansett police officer has been accused of sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl in Nebraska. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Matthew Riley was indicted on a charge of transferring obscene matter to a minor. Riley was released on unsecured bond after pleading not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence.
RAIMONDO HOPES TO OFFER RETIREMENT INCENTIVE TO CUT COSTS
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Raimondo administration says it hopes to offer up to $40,000 to hundreds of state workers as an incentive to retire, as part of an effort to cut $25 million in state spending. State officials tell the Providence Journal that as many as 940 of the state’s more than 13,000 workers could be eligible under the plan, which is still taking shape. Department of Administration Director Michael DiBiase says they don’t anticipate layoffs.
PEQUOT WAR MEMORIAL RUN TODAY
A 5 K run serving to honor those who lost their lives during the Pequot War of 1637 will be held today at 10AM, along newly cleared trails on the tribe’s Wright Road reservation. The Wuttooantam Foundation, a nonprofit operated by members of the Eastern Pequot Tribe, seeking to promote cultural and historical awareness is sponsoring its first Pequot War Memorial run. To register, visit bit.ly/PequotRun.