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Bristol woman accused of conspiring to rob man could take plea deal

PLYMOUTH - A Bristol woman charged with conspiring to rob a man during a prostitution arrangement is expected to take a plea bargain. Florence Mack, 31, of 28 Irving St., Bristol, allegedly kicked a 31-year-old Oakville man while another man, brandishing a knife, punched him in the face several time


Man allegedly violated probation, faces three years behind bars

BRISTOL - A Plantsville man on probation for a violent assault and robbery in Page Park in 2017 could be looking at more than three years behind bars for allegedly violating his probationary conditions.


Court stays eviction of Connecticut herbalist's widower

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An appeals court has temporarily stopped the eviction of the widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons from her once-acclaimed Connecticut farm after agreeing to hear his case.


Bristol reminds residents that the parking ban is in effect

BRISTOL – City officials plan to beef up efforts to get out the word that on-street parking overnight is banned in winter regardless of the weather. “We have this age old problem where people start getting hit with parking tickets starting on Dec. 15 and it continues until March 15,” Mayor Ellen Zop


Accused drug dealer ordered to undergo competency evaluation

BRISTOL - An accused drug dealer found with crack cocaine and fentanyl last year has been ordered to undergo an evaluation to determine his competency. Arthur White, 29, of 189 Laurel St., will be evaluated to determine if he understands the proceedings against him and can assist in his defense, Jud


18-year-old charged in fatal shooting of New Britain man

NEW BRITAIN - Video obtained by police shows Justin Hapgood, 18, and a 17-year-old casually chatting with 34-year-old Erik Rivera on North Street minutes before Rivera was shot Tuesday evening, according to an arrest warrant.


Towns prepare for winter weather this weekend

A weak storm was forecasted Thursday night into Friday morning with light snow developing overnight, but a bigger storm is expected to generate Saturday evening into Sunday. WFSB Meteorologist Mark Dixon told The Herald/Press that a coating of two inches of snow was expected to fall overnight Thursd


3 Bristol men, 1 Plainville woman arrested in connection with cocaine trafficking

BRISTOL - Federal court documents unsealed this week shed light on a large drug trafficking operation - involving three Bristol men and a Plainville woman - in which about 30 pounds of cocaine were intercepted after being mailed from Puerto Rico to central Connecticut.


ESPN, anti-bullying group take message to school

BRISTOL - Teachers at Northeast Middle School had their first meeting Thursday with No Bully, a group that is partnering with Bristol-based ESPN to offer teachers new techniques to fight the “bullying epidemic.” Jennifer Brevoort, a trainer and coach with No Bully, said the nationwide Shred Hate cam


Main Street Community Foundation promotes pair

BRISTOL - Kathleen Kerchaert and Samantha Rajotte have been promoted by the Main Street Community Foundation. Susan Sadecki, president and CEO of the foundation, said Kerchaert, who has been with the foundation for two years, is now to director of grants and programs, while Rajotte becomes the schol


Chris Hansen from 'To Catch a Predator' arrested in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Connecticut -- Chris Hansen, the host of NBC's "To Catch a Predator," turned himself in to police in Stamford, Connecticut. Hansen was charged with bouncing checks. In the summer of 2017, police said Hansen ordered promotional trinkets from a Stamford company.


Food Events In CT This Weekend

January 18-20 It’s your last chance to check out Middlesex County’s and West Hartford’s Restaurant Weeks! And while you’re in Hartford, why not check out their first ever brunch crawl?


Bloomfield emergency crews respond to a multi-car crash on Rt. 185

BLOOMFIELD — Emergency crews were called to a serious crash on the Bloomfield – Simsbury town line Thursday night. The crash involved multiple vehicles at 555 Simsbury Rd., Rt. 185, near Talcott Mountain State Park.


Shred Hate program addresses bullying in Bristol

BRISTOL – Teachers at Northeast Middle School had their first meeting Thursday with “No Bully,” a group which is partnering with ESPN to bring new techniques to teachers in order to remedy what they call a “bullying epidemic.” Jennifer Brevoort, trainer and coach with No Bully, said that their natio


Snow, Ice Accumulation Estimates Made For Major Weekend CT Storm

Well for those of you who have been impatiently waiting for snow, here is some good news for you. It now appears the entire state will see accumulating snow from this weekend's expected powerful storm.


TRENDING NOW: Buzzer beater, elk crossing, CT Pariots lights

A buzzer beater in western, MA, elk crossing and a house in Berlin, CT lights up for the Patriots. Those are the stories trending on Jan. 17.


Joseph Silva sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release for double murder in Hartford

An impulsive act on a May night nearly three years ago destroyed the lives of three people and and hurt so many more, including two children who will forever be separated from their parents, a judge told Joseph Silva Thursday in Superior Court before sentencing him to life in prison.


OUR VIEW: A wall won't put a stop to drug trafficking

If there is a new way to smuggle drugs into the United States, it’s a good bet a drug trafficker is going to find a way to do it. But for some alleged drug smugglers, apparently the best way to get cocaine, heroin, meth or any other illegal substance into the country and across state lines is throug


SNAP benefits released two weeks early

HARTFORD — The Department of Social Services announced that due to the federal government shutdown, February SNAP benefits, food stamps, will be issued two weeks ahead of schedule.


Crews investigating fire at Connecticut auto body shop

PUTNAM, Conn. (WPRI) — A fire broke out at an auto body shop overnight just across the Rhode Island state line. The Quinebaug Fire Department had crews on scene of the auto body shop around midnight and are now investigating the cause of the fire.