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Police investigating brawl, shooting on New Haven street

(WTNH) - New Haven Police are investigating a shooting on Willow Street late Thursday night into early Friday morning. Police blocked off Willow Street to investigate a shooting on 85 Willow Street in New Haven around midnight.


Branford's Easter Egg Hunt Re-Scheduled For Saturday, April 20

BRANFORD, CT - Rain put off last Saturday's annual Branford Easter Egg Hunt until this coming Saturday. The hunt will be held aat 11 a.m. on April 20th at Foote Park on Melrose Avenue.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near North Branford

NORTH BRANFORD, CT — New and exciting events are coming to the North Branford area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket e


East Haven council members blast BOE for how it spends funds

EAST HAVEN — For the second straight night, four members of the public turned out for a public hearing on the $92.02 million budget — and no one spoke — this time on the $47.99 million Board of Education budget.


Protesters shut down streets in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Protesters are taking over New Haven Thursday night, shutting down entire roads and demanding answers. This is all in response to the shooting of an unarmed black woman - a passenger in a car - at the hands of a Hamden and Yale police officer.


Maltese announces he will run for East Haven mayor again as a Republican

EAST HAVEN — The town’s most active mayoral race in years got a little more crowded Thursday as Salvatore Maltese — a familiar name from past runs both as an Independent and a Democrat — announced he’ll seek the Republican nomination.


North Branford Weekend Weather Forecast

NORTH BRANFORD, CT — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Overcast throughout the day. Overcast throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.


New West Haven discout store offering New York-style feel

WEST HAVEN — Jessica Ortiz made the new Dollar & Dreams store on Elm Street her go-to place for outfitting her new house here after moving from New York — and shopping there makes her feel right at home.


Connecticut Stop & Shops Facing Financial Hit Due to Strike

As Stop & Shop employees begin the second week of their work stoppage, Stop & Shop is beginning to have money troubles. According to the Hartford Courant, with the Passover and Easter weekend approaching, shoppers are turning to the store's competitors which is causing big money concerns for Stop &


Branford police seek alleged tire thief

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Officials in Branford are looking for a person who allegedly stole tires from a vehicle. According to police, overnight on Tuesday, wheels were taken from a vehicle in the area of Montoya Circle.


EXCLUSIVE: Yale University cop also shot during New Haven shooting of unarmed woman

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - News 8 has learned exclusively a Yale University police involved in Tuesday's shooting of an unarmed woman was himself wounded during the exchange of gunfire.


CT home health aide loses job after accusation she took $22,000 from client

SHELTON — A home health aide accused of taking thousands of dollars from an elderly dementia patient has been fired from the agency that employed her. Shelton resident Jennifer Poitevien, 30, was fired by LIFETIME Care at Home in Guilford.


2 men wanted for Vermont murder arrested in Connecticut, 4 to be charged in total

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - Two men wanted for murder in Vermont were arrested in Enfield on Wednesday. According to officials, four people in total will be facing charges for the crime.


Saco suspect arrested in Connecticut for paving scam

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Saco man has been accused of operating an unlawful paving business in Connecticut. Henry Cooper, 40, of Saco allegedly did some driveway repair work for an older Stamford, Connecticut resident, and on April 14, charged the man $3,600, according to Stamford Police Sgt. Steven Perr


No Jail Time After Child Finds Drugs In Subway Chips Display

EAST HAVEN, CT — Henry Marrero-Rodriguez, 48, was arrested in March 2019 after a 7 year-old child found a sandwich bag containing cocaine and fentanyl in the potato chip display at Subway Sandwich Shop, 521 Main Street. Police at the time said Marrero-Rodriguez accidentally knocked the bag out of hi


CT man gets 18 years in enticing a minor for sex

A Connecticut man was sentenced to 18 years behind bars for enticing a minor to engage in in sex. Andrew Cunningham, 39, formerly of Windsor, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven. After serving jail time, Cunningham has 10 years of supervised release.


Meriden man convicted of negligent homicide after supplying drugs, not helping overdose victim

MERIDEN — A city man faces prison after he was convicted Thursday of negligent homicide in connection with a fatal 2016 overdose. William Roberts, 28, of 247 New Hanover Ave., pleaded nolo contendere, or “no contest,” to the charge, which means Roberts is not contesting the charges and a judge makes


West Haven Business Sells $100,000 Lottery Ticket

WEST HAVEN, CT — A New Haven resident is $100,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket in West Haven, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On April 16, Ronny Benoit, of New Haven, purchased a Cash5 ticket from Mercury #39 West Haven in West Haven and won $100,000.


Parts of some towns and cities under water from flooded Connecticut River

GLASTONBURY - The Connecticut River has been flooded for the past couple of days from all the snow melt from far up north. Several towns and cities have been seeing the effects and it is expected to get worse.


Protests to continue following officer-involved shooting in New Haven

HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) - Yale police have named the officer who was involved in an officer-involved shooting in New Haven earlier this week. Yale officer Terrance Pollock and Hamden officer Devin Eaton opened fire on a car Tuesday that they believed was involved in an armed robbery in Hamden.