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Leaders speak out on fired Hartford cop who was recorded saying he was 'trigger happy'

HARTFORD - Community leaders speak out on a fired Hartford cop who said he was 'trigger happy' Thursday afternoon. The white police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was "trigger happy" was fired on Wednesday afterno

FOX61.COM - 2018-10-18 16:55:27

Avon Land Trust Fall Leaf-Peeping Hike

Want to discover the hike-lover’s alternative to the crowded Talcott Mountain trail in Simsbury? Come join the Avon Land Trust onSaturday, October 20thfor its annual Fall Leaf-Peeping Hike on the best little-known trail system in Avon. Follow the Hazen Trail to the land trust’s beautiful Skyline T

PATCH - 2018-10-18 15:07:25

Heavy police presence prompted in Hartford

HARTFORD - Heavy police presence is prompted in Hartford on Broad Street and Capital Avenue. First responders are at the scene of a serious car crash. At this time, FOX61 is gathering information and will provide updates as soon as they become available. #BREAKING Bad accident right outside the armo

FOX61.COM - 2018-10-19 02:33:58

Road closed in Bristol after accident

Middle Street, also known as State Route 229, will be shut down northbound at the Enterprise Drive intersection and southbound at the Cross Street intersection and will be closed in both directionsat these intersections.

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-19 07:51:16

New Britain Herald - New Britain man charged with forging prescription for drug used to make "purple drank"

Jeffrey Kissi, 21, allegedly picked up a prescription for promethazine with codeine last Wednesday at the pharmacy in Price Chopper, at 410 Queen St., according to the arrest warrant. He told the pharmacist he was picking up the prescription for a relative after the pharmacy had been faxed the presc

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2018-10-18 16:51:00

Officer fired after video shows him telling young men he's 'trigger happy' so they shouldn't 'do anything stupid'

A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer was fired after authorities investigated a video of him telling a group of young men he might shoot them if they fight or run.

CNN - 2018-10-18 20:36:11

State OKs CVS buying Aetna; Insurance Department clears way for massive $69 billion takeover

The state Insurance Department signed off Wednesday on CVS Health’s proposed $69 billion takeover of Aetna, removing a significant hurdle as the two companies move closer to what could be one of the most consequential mergers in the nation’s health care industry.Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2018-10-18 16:01:00

East Hartford woman charged with conspiracy to assault

MANCHESTER — After police on Saturday arrested an East Hartford woman, she was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, among other charges.

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2018-10-18 14:15:00

Hartford's 'Trigger happy' officer has been fired

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- An officer who was caught on camera saying he was “trigger happy,” has been fired.Thevideo surfaced over the summerof then Officer Stephen Barone who was recorded telling a group that they would be checked for drugs and weapons, and if they tried to run away, he said was “a li

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-10-17 19:20:00

Wallingford man pleads guilty to drug charge related overdose death

The investigation revealed that Timothy Estridge, 37, possessed and distributedheroinandamphetamineson multiple instances between July and December 2017. On December 1, it was revealed that Estridge filled a prescription for Adderall, which contains amphetamine, and gave the pills to the victim of a

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-18 15:47:53

New fire training school set to open in Torrington

“This is the only place they have to train so it’s needed,” said Rich Winn, a formerWest Hartfordcareerfirefighterwho is the director of the fire training school.

FOX61.COM - 2018-10-18 11:40:33

Simsbury Woman Wins Big On National Television

Vanessa Lambert, owner of Pixel & Code Studio with her husband, Bruce, won four rounds during the Oct. 16 telecast of Wheel of Fortune, pocketing $10,550 in cash.

PATCH - 2018-10-18 14:21:45

Cheshire Resident Wins Big On CT Lottery Game

CHESHIRE, CT — A Cheshire resident was a recent big winner in a Connecticut Lottery game. Matthew Grey won $100,000 on Oct. 12 on a $500,000 Extreme Cash scratch game, according to the CT Lottery.

PATCH - 2018-10-18 01:27:26

UPS to hold hiring event Friday in Hartford

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- UPS is holding a hiring event on Friday, looking to sign-up nearly 40,000 employees for the upcoming holiday season.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-10-18 12:05:00

Waterbury woman attempted theft at Naugatuck Walmart

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - According to the Naugatuck police, a white female from Waterbury attempted to take items from the Naugatuck Walmart on Wednesday night at 5:15 p.m. Naugatuck police reported that the woman engaged in a struggle with loss prevention after attempting to steal items from the s

WTNH.COM - 2018-10-18 10:02:17

Former Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez’s Bizarre Lifestyle Detailed in New Report

In a shocking six-part series published byThe Boston Globe, former New England Patriots tight endAaron Hernandez‘s life is being magnified like never before. Hernandez was allegedlymolestedas a young boy growing up in Bristol, Connecticut, had a sexual relationship with a high school football teamma

FANBUZZ.COM - 2018-10-17 15:53:41

Hartford man gets prison time for selling drugs

The arrest was the result of an investigation into a drug trafficking ring that operated in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and the Dominican Republic.

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-10-17 19:29:33

Freeze warning issued for several counties

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A freeze warning has been issued for several counties in advance of a cold front.The freeze warning was issued for Tolland and Windham counties from 3 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Thursday. New Haven, New London, Fairfield, and Middlesex counties have the warning from 4 a.m. until 9 a.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-10-17 19:30:00

The Latest Big Lottery Winners From Hartford and Tolland Counties

Eileen Ferrari, Windsor Locks; Windsor Locks Liquors, Windsor Locks; $5,000,000 Ultimate; $10,000Norman Ricard, Mansfield; Atafiq LLC, Tolland; Play4 Night; $13,020

PATCH - 2018-10-17 16:50:58

Police to charge suspected Waterbury gang members with murder

WATERBURY – A trio of suspected gang members will face charges in connection to the double homicide of two suspected rivals who were gunned down last year on a busy street.Zaekwon McDanielPolice said Tuesday that three members of the 960 gang, Zaekwon “Yung Gap” McDaniel, 20, Gabriel Pulliam, 24, an