LEDYARD — Connecticut State Police have initiated an investigation into an officer involved shooting after officials said two Ledyard officers fired several rounds each at a suspect that had led officers on a chase into a New London backyard before attempting to strike an officer with his car.

WESTERLY — The town's animal control officer is working with a 28-year-old local woman to find new homes for several dogs and cats that were removed recently from what the police described as "overwhelming conditions" inside a trailer outside a home on Ashaway Road.

STONINGTON — Two motorists are facing charges of driving under the influence following separate incidents, the first after traveling more than twice the speed limit and a second after nearly rear-ending a truck in front of an officer.

RICHMOND — Two 14-year-old boys were arrested after the police said witnesses reported seeing them smash several mailboxes along Tall Timbers Drive on New Year's Eve. The boys, one from Hopkinton and the other from Richmond, were charged with vandalism. The Hopkinton teenager was also charge…

Westerly and Stonington Police continue to keep an eye out for a car that crashed into the Pawcatuck River behind the Malted Barley early Tuesday and was seen floating past the Bridge Restaurant soon after the incident.

WESTERLY — Warmer temperatures and a mild start to the winter have helped to curb the number of calls for animals left in harsh conditions — and officials are hoping pet owners will take precautions during the coming months to help keep it that way.

    GROTON — A crash on Interstate 95 South left two people with minor injuries and caused traffic delays for more than an hour on Thursday. Emergency responders were dispatched shortly after 12:15 p.m. to the area between Exits 89 and 88 for an eight-vehicle crash. By the time responders arrive…