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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


Minor's Farm Store has been sold

BRISTOL – Minor’s Farm Store at 409 Hill St. has been sold. The new owners aren’t ready to go public with their plans for it yet but Justin Malley, executive director of the Bristol Development Authority, said it will fit with the character of the neighborhood.


Enjoy Southern fried chicken at Greer's

BRISTOL - Find the comforts of Southern fried chicken and home-styled salads at Greer’s Chicken, which was awarded “Best Fried Chicken” in 2011, 2012 and 2016 by Connecticut Magazine.


Hartford man pleads not guilty to crashing stolen car with child inside in Plainville

PLAINVILLE - A Hartford man has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he crashed a stolen car with a child inside on Interstate 84. Lamar Kennedy, 20, entered the pleas after he was appointed a public defender during a hearing on Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court. His attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, waiv


Bristol cat killer expected to get prison sentence

BRISTOL - A Bristol man convicted of beating his roommate’s cat to death and violating his probation is expected to be sentenced to two years in prison. Jonathan Ely, 28, of 56 Ingraham Place, pleaded guilty Monday under the Alford doctrine to one count of cruelty to animals - a felony - and admitte


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.


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.


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.


Turkey vulture makes unexpected visit to ESPN

BRISTOL - A turkey vulture made an unexpected crash into ESPN's headquarters in Bristol Tuesday morning. The animal went through a window to the office of TV personality Stephen A. Smith, according to his fellow ESPN colleague Adam Schefter, who tweeted a photo of the broken window. Smith is best kn


BRISTOL BITS: Bristol boasts nice men and neighbors

It’s Tom Maghini Day in Bristol. Gotcha Tom once again! I’ve always felt Tom Maghini was one of the nicest guys around. He seeks no attention and goes about his business and one of these undertakings is reading his morning newspapers at the Crystal Luncheonette. Here’s a photo of him posing with his


Southington woman facing animal cruelty charge expected to take plea bargain

SOUTHINGTON - A local woman accused of neglecting three dogs is expected to take a plea bargain. Kelly Savage, 38, appeared Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, where her attorney, Paul Catalano, said an "acceptable offer" has been extended to his client. He said he expects her to take the deal at her


Statewide ban against plastic bags passes through committee

HARTFORD -- Some towns across Connecticut have already been doing it for years, but the state-wide push to ban single-use plastic bags is one step closer to legalization after Monday’s vote by legislators.


Bristol police warn residents of national Social Security scam

BRISTOL - Local police are helping spread the word about a national phone fraud scheme involving Social Security. The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have jointly launched a public service announcement about the scam - which involves callers asking


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 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.


Meriden Police Seize Weapons, Drugs In Crown Street Raid

MERIDEN, CT - Police executed two separate raids early Friday morning at 124 and 245 Crown St., executing warrants for arrest and recovering illegal weapons and drugs. One of the men arrested was also charged in connection to an assault on a pregnant woman.


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.


Southington man charged with weapons possession, breach of peace

SOUTHINGTON – A Southington man was arrested after allegedly rummaging through someone else’s mail and making threatening statements to her. Christian Bedard, 43, was arrested by Southington police on March 21 and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree breach of peace and simple tre


Schaller Auto World offers a world of cars and auto services

NEW BRITAIN – For over 65 years, Schaller Auto World has provided Connecticut residents with the finest selection of new and used vehicles, high quality auto repair and superior customer service for every car related need.


Republican lawmakers oppose tolls, offer solutions at Bristol forum

BRISTOL - Republican legislators talked tolls with a packed crowd at Bristol Central High School Monday. Tolls have been a hotly debated topic for several months and the high turnout was reflective of that controversy. In the crowd were local leaders including Plymouth Mayor David Merchant and resid