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Hartford school in lockdown after threat of firearm violence

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Hartford school has been locked down after officials said a threat of firearm violence was received. According to authorities, the Sport & Medical Science Academy at 280 Huyshope Avenue is in a lockdown on Tuesday afternoon.


Woman arrested in Simsbury prostitution investigation

SIMSBURY, CT (WFSB) – A woman was arrested after a prostitution bust at a Simsbury massage parlor. Police have been investigating prostitution activity at Green Reflexology located at 244 Farms Village Road.


Here's The Most Expensive House For Sale In Avon

AVON, CT -- The latest Avon wow house is located at 221-379 Abington Estates and has an asking price of $5,900,000, according to Realtor.com. The home includes 6,964 square feet of living space.


PD: Man charged with murder after January killing in Manchester

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in Manchester have charged a man with murder for another man's death back in January. According to officials, on January 21st, units responded to a report of a shooting at 158 Eldridge Street.


Bristol man fled West Hartford police, was arrested in Bristol

BRISTOL - A Bristol man was arrested last week after he fled from West Hartford police and was later found with heroin. Michael Wilkins, 51, of 252 Blakeslee St., was wanted in connection with a shoplifting in Bristol when he was pulled over by West Hartford police late Thursday morning near the Wes


Avon Part Of Upcoming National Beer Day

AVON, CT - April 7 is National Beer Day! On March 22, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step in ending Prohibition by signing a law that once again allowed people to legally brew and sell beer for the first time in thirteen years. The law was enacted on April 7, 1933. In 2009, Nation


Hartford woman fighting deportation detained by ICE

HARTFORD — Wayzaro Walton who is from England and has lived in the US for over 20 years, was detained by ICE this afternoon according to her lawyers. Back in December she was granted a stay of deportation.


In The Kitchen: BeanZ and Co. Cafe shares their message, "Everyone Belongs"

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - BeanZ and Co. is an inclusive cafe employing adults with and without disabilities in Avon. Co-Founders Kim Morrison and Noelle Alix along with Nick Sinacori who was one of the first employees talks about their experience.


Hartford jury views video of killing on Albany Avenue

The jurors who will consider the state’s murder case against Brock Davis viewed video captured by a liquor store surveillance camera of what prosecutors and police say is Davis repeatedly stabbing Joseph Lindsey on Dec. 9, 2015 on Albany Avenue near Baltimore Street.


Waterbury Police Looking Out for Illegal Dirt Bike, ATV Use

As the weather warms up, police in Waterbury are concerned about ATVs and dirt bikes hitting the city’s roads illegally and causing danger for other drivers and pedestrians. This week the Waterbury Police Department is urging residents on social media to call a tipline set up specifically to report


Hartford Man Going Back To Prison For Credit Card Fraud

HARTFORD, CT — A Hartford man was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after he violated his supervised release following a credit card fraud scheme. Jonathan Preston, 27, of Hartford obtained information on prominent entertains, athletes and others to gain access to their credit card accounts s


Parents arrested after leaving infant on Hartford sidewalk during argument

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford police arrested a man and a woman after they left their infant on a Hartford sidewalk during an argument. According to police, officers were dispatched to Maple Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on Friday.


DUI Arrest After Crash: Middletown PD

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Middletown man was arrested after he crashed into another vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, according to police. Calvin Hart, 62, crashed into a parked unoccupied vehicle after he was blinded by headlights from oncoming vehicles, police said.Hart failed field sobriety


Pondside Home For Sale In Rocky Hill

ROCKY HILL, CT — A unique home is on the market in Rocky Hill. See the listing:. Features: Great opportunity! Plenty of room for all your living needs! 1st Floor has a Master Bedroom and 3 bedrooms w. 2 Full Baths, 2nd Floor has been dormered and has an additional 2 bedrooms & 1 full bath. Lower Lev


Longtime Suffield Players Icon Passes Away

SUFFIELD, CT — Roger Ochs, who dedicated more than 35 years as an actor, director and board member with the Suffield Players community theater troupe, passed away Sunday. He was 72.


Driver Found Passed Out At Vernon Plaza: Report

VERNON, CT — A 46-year-old man admitted to using four bags of heroin during the course of a day after being found passed out in his vehicle in the middle of a busy commercial section of Vernon, police said.


Plainfield police seek domestic violence suspect, possibly armed with machete

PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) - The search is on for a domestic violence suspect in Plainfield on Tuesday. The suspect, whom police did not identify, was described as wearing camouflage and a mask.


Classic Farmington Home For Sale

FARMINGTON, CT — A centrally located home in Farmington's Unionville is for sale. See the detail below:. Address: 56-58 Bidwell Sq, Farmington, Connecticut. Features: Investors take notice! A beautiful (and rare) multi-family home nestled on a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Unionville, CT, a wal


West Hartford Traffic Alert: Construction Set to Resume on Park Road Near I-84

Work has been completed on the I-84 Exit 43 ramp, but the next phase of the project, which begins April 1, will impact the intersection of Park Road and Trout Brook Drive. The new Interstate-84 Exit 43 ramp to Park Road opened in December and overall project construction was on hiatus for the winter


Hartford Residents Urged to Share Views on HPD Drones

HARTFORD — Hartford residents are being urged to share their views about drone surveillance that will be used by the Hartford Police Department. The community conversation will be held 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 25 at the Hartford Public Library for Contemporary Culture.