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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for New London.

Wednesday
Aug202014

Teenager Reported Missing in Norwich

(NORWICH, Conn.) -- A teenage boy has been reported missing in Norwich.

The Day reports that 17-year-old Nicholas Partain has been missing since Tuesday.

Partain is described as a white boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Norwich Police.


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Wednesday
Aug202014

Two Injured as Vans Collide in Hartford

(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- A two-vehicle crash in Hartford on Wednesday morning has left two people hospitalized.

Police told ABC affiliate WTNH-TV, that two vans collided with each other on Pleasant Street, resulting in at least one of the vehicles rolling over, and leaving both drivers injured. The drivers' conditions were unknown.

The crash remains under investigation.


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Wednesday
Aug202014

Police to Parents: Talk to Kids About Bullying

(NEW LONDON, Conn.) -- With New London public schools set to open next week, police are trying to get parents involved in preventing bullying in schools.

In a statement Tuesday, the New London Police Department urged parents to take some time and speak with their children about bullying.

"Encourage them to be kind to others. Teach them how to handle situations if they are being bullied," police said in the statement.

New London public schools reopen on Monday.


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Tuesday
Aug192014

Bridgeport Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Women at Residential Treatment Facility

(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) -- A Bridgeport man is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women at a residential treatment facility where he worked as a janitor.

According to the Bridgeport Police Department, one client at the New Prospects - Recovery Network of Programs told police that Rafael Cartagena "assaulted her in her room and threatened that he would come back if she said anything and that it would be 'ten times worse.'"

Another victim alleges that Cartagena "began with blowing kisses and inappropriate comments and graduated to him sexually assaulting her in her room."

Cartagena, 40, was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault and four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault.


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Tuesday
Aug192014

Waterford Police Boost Patrols for Labor Day Holiday

(WATERFORD, Conn.) -- The Waterford Police Department is increasing the number of officers on city streets in an effort to crack down on drunk driving this Labor Day holiday.

Starting Monday, Aug. 18, an additional two to three officers will be on patrol through Aug. 31, joining in the nationwide initiative to combat driving under the influence.

Police will specifically target DUI enforcement between 5 p.m. and 4 a.m. daily, along with monitoring speeding and other motor vehicle violations, according to officials.


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