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Route 167 in Simsbury Expected to be Closed for Hours Following Crash

A crash has closed Route 167 in Simsbury and police said they expect the road to be closed for several more hours. According to Simsbury Police, a vehicle crashed into a pole around 3:45 a.m. on Bushy Hill Road, also known as Route 167.


After 18 months and a name change, the rental conversion of the top floors of the hotel overlooking Dunkin’ Donuts Park is moving again

The long-stalled conversion of the top floors of the hotel next door to Dunkin’ Donuts Park is back on track and the first apartments could be ready by mid-summer. Inner Circle US, owner of the Red Lion Hotel and the developer of the $23 million rental conversion, says work is now resuming, and stat


Connecticut Family Claims Student Was Expelled From Prep School For Having 'Politically Incorrect Views': Lawyer

A Connecticut family has filed a lawsuit against a college preparatory school in the state seeking monetary damages for their son, whom they alleged was expelled from the institution for holding “politically incorrect views.”


Bear Euthanized After Going Into Simsbury Home

A bear was euthanized after getting into a home in Simsbury over the weekend and officials said the same bear had entered several homes last year. Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded to a home Saturday morning to investigate after getting reports that a bla


Southington Pot Sale With Counterfeit Bill, Gun Leads To Arrest

SOUTHINGTON, CT — A pot sale featuring a bad bill and a gun has led to an arrest in Southington, police said. Police released the details of the April 18 arrest on Tuesday. That day, they arrested Raymond Cuevas, 24, of Meriden, on first-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace and second-degre


Arrest made after fight involving gun, hatchet in West Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - An arrest has been made after a fight that ended with a shooting in West Hartford. Officers said two men got into an argument on Monday afternoon on Prospect Avenue and West Beacon Street.


One person shot in West Hartford near Park Rd.; police searching for suspect

WEST HARTFORD -- Police are searching for a suspect after a person was shot in the area of Park Rd. Monday afternoon. Police said shortly after noon that they got a call for an altercation involving a man with an axe in the area of Warren Ave. Shortly after that they had calls that a man was shot.


A mainstay of Connecticut’s Jewish community is closing

WEST HARTFORD – In 1988, Rivka Dvorin bought a hole-in-the-wall shop wedged tightly between two other shops on South Whitney St. in Hartford. Her first order of business: Change the shop’s name from The Israel Gift Shop to The Judaica Store. Her second order of business: transform it into a mainstay


Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:. (one, eleven, twenty, thirty, forty-six; Lucky Ball: one) Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


3 hurt in hit-and-run crash Friday; gun, drugs found in car

MANCHESTER — Police charged two people after a hit-and-run vehicle collision on Spruce Street that sent three people to the hospital Friday afternoon. Lt. Rob Stanford said police charged the driver of the car, Rufus Howell, 19, with a number of motor vehicle violations.


Celebrate Small Town Life at the Gilmore Girlish Day

The Storyteller's Cottage will host a unique "Gilmore Girlish Day" on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 5:00pm, featuring an array of activities to immerse participants in the small-town charm highlighted in the hit television series, The Gilmore Girls.


East Hartford PD Seeks Robbery Suspect

EAST HARTFORD, CT — East Hartford Police is asking the public to help them locate robbery suspect Gerald Kemler, 36. Kemler is believed to be involved in a robbery that occurred on Main Street Dec. 29, police said.


PD: Possible armed suspects at large in Thomaston

THOMASTON, CT (WFSB) - Thomaston police are searching for possibly two armed suspects who are tied to an active investigation. Police said they are actively investigating an incident that occurred Tuesday morning near the intersection of Route 254, also known as Northfield Road, and Walnut Hill Road


BOE To State: Give Our Magnets Back

School officials are tweaking the choice lottery to make it easier for all parents to understand, but Board of Ed members want to see a bigger change in the state’s school-segregation laws to make it easier for city parents to get their kids into desired schools.


Connecticut among best states for innovation

Connecticut may rank well behind most states in economic growth metrics like job creation, but the state is earning high marks in at least one increasingly vital area — innovation.


Purdue Pharma tries to 'cry poverty' in lawsuit over opioid epidemic, Connecticut attorney general says

The embattled maker of OxyContin is attempting to "cry poverty" to avoid accountability for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Monday, as the state expanded its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.


Paul Simon’s Connecticut estate is on the market for $14M

Just don’t call Paul Simon a boy in a bubble. The singer has put his Connecticut estate on the market, and is willing to take a loss. The New Canaan property is asking $13.9 million — 16 percent less than what Simon paid for the property in 2002, the Wall Street Journal reported.


Request To West Hartford Community To Help Elmwood Bloom Again

WEST HARTFORD, CT - From Elmwood Business Association: The Elmwood Business Association is asking for your support. This is the 4th year they are partnering with Knox Inc., Green Crew who will once again help to beautify the Elmwood Community. Knox will deliver Summer and Fall plantings that will be


Shooting Investigated In West Hartford: Reports

WEST HARTFORD, CT — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in West Hartford on Monday afternoon, according to multiple reports. NBC Connecticut reports there is a large police presence in the area of Prospect Avenue and Beacon Street in West Hartford. Police received a report shortly afte


CT adoptees could soon access original birth certificates

HARTFORD — Adoptees got one step closer to accessing their original birth certificates Monday when the Judiciary Committee voted 26-10 to send the bill back to the Senate. The bill previously passed the Planning and Development Committee by a 16-6 vote.