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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for New London.

Friday
Aug292014

North Haven Police Arrest Man for Alleged Assault on Daughter

(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.) -- A 44-year-old man has been arrested by North Haven Police for allegedly physically assaulting his 3-year-old daughter.

Police said on Wednesday evening they responded to the area of Quinnipiac Avenue near Middletown Avenue, where Elliot Sanchez was found lying on the ground in a parking lot and his daughter was found nearby with blood covering her face.

"Investigators learned Sanchez struck his three-year-old daughter in her face prior to police arrival. The assault on the child caused bruising around both eyes, bruising to her right ear, and a nosebleed," North Haven Police said in a statement.

The girl was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Sanchez has been charged with risk of injury to a child, breach of peace, and assault.


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Friday
Aug292014

State Police Urge Drivers to Slow Down in School Zones

(NEW LONDON) -- As students return to class, state police are urging drivers to slow down in school zones.

According to the Connecticut State Police, after school hours are especially dangerous. Over the past 10 years, almost one-third of child pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

State police are also reminding drivers to stop for school busses. In Connecticut, the fine for passing a standing school bus is $465.


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Friday
Aug292014

State Recovers over $6.5 Million in Unpaid Wages

(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- The state says it has recovered over $6.5 million in unpaid wages for workers across Connecticut.

According to the governor's office, the unpaid wages were recovered by the state's Department of Labor’s Division of Wage and Workplace Standards, during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

This latest figure is $20,000 more than what was recovered last year, officials said.

"Putting a stop to bad business practices, including the failure to pay fair wages, helps our workers as well as the entire state economy," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Police Search for Man Who Allegedly Stole Nearly $150 in Red Bull

Waterford Police Department(WATERFORD, Conn.) -- Police in Waterford are searching for a man they say stole nearly $150 in Red Bull drinks from a local store.

Police said a man stole $143.90 worth of Red Bull on Aug. 15 at a Super Stop and Shop store.

They believe he may have re-sold the stolen merchandise to another convenience store in the area.

Police have released a surveillance photo of the man being sought, and anyone with information on the man or the case is asked to contact Waterford Police at 860-442-9451.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Fallen Tree Closes Section of Oswegatchie Road in Waterford

(WATERFORD, Conn.) -- A section of Oswegatchie Road in Waterford was closed off for part of the morning Thursday due to a fallen tree.

Waterford Police said a large tree fell onto Oswegatchie Road, resulting in the roadway having to be closed to traffic between Josan and Manatuck Drives, while crews worked to clear the scene.

Officials said there was no electrical line damage, however, there was damage to cable lines.


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