Construction Zone Accident
Plainville police are investigating a fatal crash at a construction zone early Monday morning. The driver lost control at the intersection of routes 72 and 372, the car went through a construction zone and into a wooded area off Wilson Street, police said. Route 72 was closed for much of the morning commute Monday. The driver's name was not released as of 9 a.m.
Standoff in Norwich
A Norwich man is in custody after police say he attacked a woman and barricaded himself inside his home with the victim. Norwich police arrested Faissal Awad, 51, Sunday after they forced their way into the home and rescued a woman who had made a 911 call.
A man has been arrested after a four-hour standoff at the Grantmoor Motor Lodge in Newington Sunday. A guest saw Barry Wornick, 56, a long-term resident of the Berlin Turnpike hotel, standing on a balcony and holding a shotgun, police said. Part of the lodge had to be evacuated. Wornick surrendered after about four hours.
State police in Arkansas have arrested an elderly Connecticut couple after a search of their truck turned up more than 200 pounds of marijuana, police said. Arthur and Helene Scherp, of Griswold, were arrested Thursday. Arthur Scherp told them he was paid $5,000 to make the trip, according to police.