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WATERFORD POLICE WARNING PUBLIC OF SCAM

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Waterford, Ct – Waterford police are warning if you see a Craigslist advertisement that says you’ll get the keys to a property via FedEx, after you wire money to the advertiser, be wary.  A Waterford resident is the latest victim to be scammed.  According to police, a Craigslist advertisement listed 75 Ledyard St. in New London as being up for rent. The Waterford owner of the home, however, is not renting the place out and was unaware of the ad.  In this case, the person asked individuals to send money via Western Union in order to get the keys to the apartment.  Police said a similar incident happened this past summer with a property in Groton.

FREE FLU VACCINE CLINIC

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Norwich, Ct. – If you haven’t gotten this years flu shot yet, you’ll be able to this Sunday October 15th, without even getting out of your car. Sue Dubb of the Uncas Health Center says all you have to do is roll up your shirt sleeve.  A drive-thru clinic will be held at the Rose City Senior Center between 12-noon and 1:30 p.m.

GROTON MAN SENTENCED FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING

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Groton, Ct. – A Groton man has been sentenced to a year in prison and three years of supervised release for trafficking cocaine.  During an investigation, it was learned Donald Hughes gave orders for Paul Mott, to get cocaine from his supplier in the Bronx for distribution.  Both were arrested on Aug. 8 and police found Hughes in possession of 319 grams of cocaine.  Hughes pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. In September, Mott was sentenced to 60 months in prison, and three others have been charged and convicted through the investigation.

THE NEW LONDON DAY RECOGNIZED AS THE “BEST”

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New London, Ct. – The New London Day has been recognized as the 2017 Newspaper of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.  The award, presented Thursday, was for the weekday edition of The Day in its circulation category.  The Hartford Courant was weekday and Sunday Newspaper of the Year in the largest circulation category.

SOBER HOUSES KEEPING FIRST RESPONDERS BUSY

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New London, Ct. Ct.- First responders responded to two overdoses and a death at a sober home within four days of each other. The first overdose occurred on Oct. 6th about 9 p.m. on Cape Ann Court when emergency responders found a 23-year-old male victim who wasn’t breathing. Firefighters administered the opioid overdose-reversal drug Narcan and by the time they got him to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital the victim had begun breathing on his own. The second incident happened the next day at 851 Bank St. Fire officials found a 52-year-old unidentified male dead in a chair around 2:30 a.m. Police are awaiting lab results to determine the cause of death.

ALMOST ONE YEAR OLD  BANK ROBBERY SOLVED

Groton, Ct. – Groton police have made an arrest in a one year old Chelsea-Groton Bank robbery on the Gold Star Highway. Detectives were able to develop new leads in the case and identified 36 year old Kenneth Nelson, of Framingham, MA as a suspect. Nelson was located in Marlborough Massachusetts, waived extradition and was turned over to Groton detectives as a fugitive from justice.  He was arraigned in New London Superior Court Friday. Nelson was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and Larceny 3rd

TWO NEW LONDON RESIDENTS ARRESTED ON DRUG FACTORY CHARGES

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New London, Ct. – New London police executed a narcotics search and seizure warrant at 48 Prest Street, Apt 1 around 9:30 Friday morning. Detectives and State police officers located and seized narcotics along with other evidence.  Two residents at that address, Patrick “Rock” Hairston and Jessica Myers were both charged with two counts of Poss. of Narcotics, Poss. of Narcotics with intent to sell, Operating a Drug Factory, and Misrepresentation of a Controlled Substance.  Court dates were not released.

MURPHY AND BLUMENTHAL URGE AGREEMENT IN HMO CONTRACT DISPUTE

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Hartford, Ct. – As negotiations between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have stalled, Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and 5 Connecticut Representatives urged Hartford Healthcare CEO Elliot Joseph and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Connecticut President and General Manager Jill Hummel, Friday, to reach an agreement and resolve the contract dispute as soon as possible. The dispute has threatened access to affordable health care services for roughly 60,000 Connecticut residents.

SENATOR APOLOGIZES FOR USE OF RACIAL SLUR AT COLLEGE MEETING

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MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut senator has issued a formal apology after she used an anti-black racial slur during a meeting with the University of Connecticut College Democrats.  The student group says Democratic state Sen. Gayle Slossberg used the term during a meeting on Oct. 3. In a statement on Wednesday, the group says she used the word without euphemisms to describe her work removing books with racial epithets from grade school libraries.  Slossberg says she used the word as it appeared in a children’s book, and she was trying to convey why the word has no place in society. The senator says she has since sent a formal apology to the club.  The club says the use of the word is “reprehensible” and “unjustifiable” regardless of the context.

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