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Family, police identify teen who was found shot in crashed vehicle

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Detectives in Hartford are investigating an early-morning homicide that involved a teenage victim. Family members at the scene identified the victim as 16-year-old Felipe Lopez. Hartford police later confirmed the identity.


CT NAACP calling for release of dashcam footage in fatal Wethersfield officer-involved shooting

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Hartford State's Attorney has taken over the case regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield. Connecticut State Police said 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz died Monday night as a result of his injuries.


Rising CT River water levels leading to road closures

EASTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The high water levels in the Connecticut River have flooded streets and prompted closures in Northampton and Easthampton. Fort Hill Road connects to Old Springfield Road and provided drivers a good thorough-fare between Northampton and Easthampton.


Kid Assault Case Of Manchester Religious Leader On Path To Trial

MANCHESTER, CT — A serious assault case involving a child and a man records describe as a Manchester-based religious leader is on a pathway to trial, a clerk at Hartford Superiour Court said.


A car accident, an encounter with a doctor and a spiral into addiction: Former opioid users laud Connecticut’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

After a minor car crash in 2005, Sarah Howroyd sought medical attention for neck and back pain. Her primary care doctor gave her a prescription for “an astronomical amount” of OxyContin, reassuring her the drug was not addictive.


18-Year-Old Dies After Being Shot By Officer, CT State Police Says

An 18-year-old who was shot and killed in an officer-involved incident after allegedly crashing into a police cruiser and then driving toward an officer has died. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, of Wethersfield, died on Monday, April 22, according to the Connecticut State Police who are investigating the in


New video shows Connecticut police shooting that injured woman

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WABC) -- New video of a police-involved shooting near the Yale campus in Connecticut that has sparked angry protests appears to show an officer shooting at an unarmed black man while he's raising his hands up in the air.


WATCH LIVE: Hartford police provide update on homicide investigation of 16-year-old victim

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Hartford Police are investigating a homicide early Wednesday morning in Hartford. According to officials, Hartford officers are investigating a homicide on 800 Albany Avenue in Hartford. Police responded to the report at 12:54 a.m. Wednesday.


Connecticut residents will need REAL ID to board airplanes starting late 2020

(WTNH) - If you plan on taking a trip in 2020, you'll want to make sure you have the right ID. Starting in October of 2020, Connecticut residents will need a REAL ID in order to board airplanes.


Berlin Drug Take Back Day Coming Up

BERLIN, CT - Berlin Police in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is conducting a "Drug Take Back" initiative to remove expired and unused prescription drugs from homes.


Connecticut lighthouse could get second life as home for cremated remains

A bill to authorize the use of a lighthouse to store cremated remains. A measure urging accommodations in the workplace for breastfeeding mothers. The regulation of e-scooters. It was an eclectic day of business Tuesday at the Connecticut House of Representatives.


Emergency crews respond after a car struck a pole on Route 15 S by exit 67S

MERIDEN — Emergency crews are on the scene after a car struck a pole on Route 15 S near exit 67S this afternoon. The crash was reported about 1:10 p.m. in the area of exit 67S. State police said the crash was at the merge with Interstate 91 and no injuries are reported. The right lane is closed. The


Police blotter for the April 26 edition

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests and citations to their Facebook page from Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14:. Natasha Farris, 26, of 21 Plains Rd., Moodus, was charged with disorderly conduct.


3 Hartford students taken to hospital after smoking marijuana

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Three high school students in Hartford were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning. A school spokesperson says three male students from Bulkeley High School were allegedly smoking marijuana on the way to school.


Keeney Manufacturing workers help make a cleaner Newington

NEWINGTON - Sporting T-shirts specially designed for the occasion, Keeney Manufacturing employees cleaned up the town the last two weeks. They carried recyclable trash bags and toted trash pickers - long metal tools with a button at the hand-holding top and a pincher at the trash-picking end.


Connecticut still among worst in U.S. with ozone pollution

When it comes to clean air, all eight Connecticut counties get an F with ozone pollution. That’s according to the American Lung Association “State of the Air 2019” report released Wednesday that ranks metropolitan areas based on ozone and particle pollution during 2015, 2016 and 2017.


Child porn defendant accused of molesting boy, 6

A man who was charged this month with possessing child pornography faces new charges that he molested a 6-year-old boy who is shown in at least one of the pornographic pictures found on his cellphone, according to East Hartford police.


Man charged with sexually assaulting six-year-old East Hartford boy

A man who faces a child pornography charge was arrested Tuesday on additional, related charges that he sexually assaulted a six-year-old boy. Paul Grimsley, 42, of no certain address, faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one of risk of injury to a minor. Grimsley, who was arrested dur


Lamont: State terminates purchase agreement for proposed Griswold gun range property

HARTFORD - Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday afternoon that the state has terminated a purchase and sale agreement for the proposed site for a state police gun range in Griswold, according to a press release from the governor's office.


Report: Cop in teen’s death involved in another shooting

WETHERSFIELD - The officer who shot and killed a local teen Saturday was involved in a previous deadly police shooting, according to the Hartford Courant. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, 18, of Wethersfield, died a few days after being shot by police during a traffic stop. State police said Vega Cruz collid