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"New London The New London Fire Department will receive almost $160,000 from a federal grant to purchase equipment."
"New London - A man was killed and a woman seriously injured Monday afternoon in a fire in the second floor apartment of a two-family house at 20 Orchard St."
"New London - The department's first female police chief promoted seven officers Friday, some of whom were making history in their own right."
"New London - The president of the city's police union has been selected to fill the deputy chief position, which has been vacant for five years."
"New London - City Manager Martin H. Berliner says that he will name a replacement for retiring Police Chief Bruce Rinehart by May 30."
"William R. Edwards Sr., a well-known New London police officer, has been charged with sexually assaulting a young child and suspended from the force."
"On October 30th at the Radisson Hotel, New London, the New London Police Department (NLPD) celebrated its 140th anniversary."
"New London police officer Deana Nott said in arrest warrant filed Tuesday that an argument that led to her arrest last week started when a patron at a Waterford restaurant insulted her."
"New London A records clerk at the New London Police Department is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in New London Superior Court after police said she stole a vacuum cleaner out of the police department and lied about it."
"I am writing in response to the letter titled New London should trim the fire companies, published March 22. I totally disagree with the letter writer and believe his claims are totally insane."
"Letter to the editor"
"New London A lot of kids dress up as firefighters for Halloween. But Justin Curcio was probably the only kid whose costume could have made it through a burning building if his air tank hadn't been a spray-painted coca-cola bottle."
"New London Police officers have reached a tentative agreement to be the first city union to submit to random drug testing."
"New London - Todd Lynch did something Thursday that he wanted to do 20 years ago. He became a patrol officer in the New London police department. The move came just a day after he retired as a sergeant from the Connecticut State Police."
"New London's Fireman's monument passed its centennial in 1998 with little fanfare, secure at last in its third resting place."
"New London -- One of three bikes parked on the carriage floor of New London Fire Department headquarters was stolen this morning by a man who claimed he was "just borrowing it for a little while," according to fire officials."
"New London - New London police said Monday they have lost about a week's worth of recorded 911 calls, including those made after a June 21 murder outside of Ernie's Café, due to a mechanical failure of the department's voice recording archive system."
"New London The city's Information Technology Department is drafting a report to the city manager's office to explain how approximately one week of 911-call recordings were lost from the police department's computer system."
"New London The police chief says his force is making great strides in filling vacant positions in the department, as three newly sworn officers started training Friday at the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Police Academy in Milford."
"New London Citing concerns over public safety, the City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to add $201,000 to the city fire department budget."
"NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Joshua Bergeson was just 11 when he stood up before hundreds of people more than a decade ago and eulogized his father, New London police Lt. Axel Bergeson, who had died unexpectedly of a heart attack."
"New London, like its British namesake, has a fire as a central part of its history."
"New London The City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday against authorizing the city manager to apply for Community Development Block Grant funds for the purpose of hiring four to seven police officers. "
"New London When Police Chief Bruce Rinehart laid out the department's staffing prospects last week to the Public Safety Committee, the scenario he offered threw a scare into at least one city official."
"New digital camera provides fire department details"
"New London The state labor board is asking the city to pay six months of health insurance cost sharing for New London police officers after it allegedly engaged in direct dealings with a city police officer over and above the union"
"New London - A roaring, two-alarm fire tore through an abandoned home at 7 Crescent Street early Thursday morning, sending smoke billowing around the neighborhood and injuring one firefighter."
"New London When a man wrapped his car around a tree on Colman Avenue Friday, jamming his legs beneath the dashboard, it was Dan Davis who climbed in through the car window to help rescue him."
"New London Mold has infested the communications center in the New London Police Department, possibly delaying a planned update of the center and endangering the air quality of the entire building."
"In a reversal of its previous decision, the City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to allow the police department's three captains to join the police union."
"New London - The State Board of Labor Relations ruled Tuesday after an informal hearing that two of the New London Police Department's three captains may join an employees' labor union."
"New London firefighter Brendan McGuirk watches a two-alarm fire Tuesday on Franklin Street in New London."
"New London The Port 'N Starboard restaurant at Ocean Beach Park will host a fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 to help New London firefighter Brendan McGuirk pay for liver transplant surgery. "
"New London Firefighter Pipes & Drums Marches To A Different Beat"
"New London Two victims who survived a stabbing at the Thames River Apartments in April sent the city notice this week that they may file a civil suit over the police and fire departments' response to the crime and general safety conditions within the public-housing complex."
"Robert Jordan is a smart man -- A little too smart for the New London, Connecticut, police department. His application to join the city's finest was rejected because he scored too high on the entrance exam."