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CT State Police in search of wanted Ellington man
(WTNH) - Police have issued an arrest warrant for a wanted man who allegedly led state police on several pursuits a few days ago. Police say the public helped identify the suspect as Joseph Bovino of Ellington.
West Springfield Police arrest two on drug charges
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Two men are facing drug-related charges after their arrest over the weekend. West Springfield Police said that Sunday afternoon, detectives reportedly saw two heroin transactions in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Riverdale Street motel.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont seeks major sales tax changes
HARTFORD, Connecticut -- Connecticut's new governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, offered a budget plan Wednesday that modernizes the state's sales tax base by imposing the 6.35 percent levy on a long list of goods and services, proposes highway tolls as way of funding transportation, and takes steps to sta
Drug Task Force Nabs Stash, Gun In Manchester Investigation
MANCHESTER, CT — Drugs, a gun and money were confiscated in Manchester on Wednesday as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, police said. The East Central Narcotics Task Force conducted a search of a vehicle Wednessday that has been "involved in drug sales within the town of Manchester," accor
Connecticut man pleads guilty to murdering wife 3 weeks after wedding
NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.
Richard Dabate Jr.’s father, aunt receiving money from Damato estate
MANCHESTER — The father and aunt of Richard G. Dabate Jr., who is accused of killing his wife, Connie, in their Ellington home shortly before Christmas 2015, are beneficiaries of the considerable estate of their late uncle, Raymond F. “Sonny” Damato, according to Greater Manchester Probate Court doc
Icy roads cIause morning rollovers, crashes
The snow, sleet, and freezing rain coating roads across the region overnight and into this morning wreaked havoc as first responders dealt with a number of accidents, officials said.
2 Tolland Crashes Slow Thursday Commute On I-84
TOLLAND, CT — Tolland fire crews responded to a pair of nearly simultaneous crashes on opposite sides of Interstate-84 Thursday morning. At about 8 a.m. a crash was reported on I-84 westbound, prior to exit 68. One car had rolled over and one lane had to be shut down, fire officials said. One person
Lamont Budget Stokes Fears of Transportation Construction Slowdown
One line in the governor’s budget proposal has the entire construction industry in Connecticut on edge for fear of seeing multi-million-dollar projects put on hold. “You’re going to put a lot of construction workers on the street when you shut this down,” said Don Shubert with the Connecticut Constr
Here Are The New Taxes CT Residents May Face
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled his budget proposal to the General Assembly Wednesday and called for a number of new taxes and electronic tolls. He also called for other major changes including raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21, paid family and medical leave and an eventual $15 m
Former Hartford Man Convicted in 2003 Murder
A former Hartford man was convicted Thursday in a 2003 murder, according to the state's Criminal Justice Division. 40-year-old Rafael Ortiz was charged following a trial in the Hartford Superior Court.
Ellington's Alves surpasses 200-assist mark at Merrimack
After breaking the single-season assists record on Feb. 6, Merrimack senior Karlee Alves became the first women’s player at Merrimack to surpass 200 assists in a season on Saturday in a loss to Southern New Hampshire.
Show Shoutout: William H. Hall High School
This morning, we're giving a shoutout to William H. Hall High School in West Hartford! They are finalists for the 24th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jaz Band Competition and festival. The event is the nation's premier jazz education event, held in New York City in May.
As protests grow over SALT, Southwestern Connecticut listings climb
As Connecticut’s two senators threw support to a bill that would cancel a cap on IRS deductions for local taxes, a surge in Fairfield County home listings in the back half of 2018 continued into the first month of the new year.
Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist from Connecticut, dead at 77
MANSFIELD — Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues.
Four More Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut
There have been another four flu-related deaths in Connecticut this season. The state Department of Health has released flu statistics from Aug. 26 through Feb. 16 and 29 deaths have been reported over that span of time.
Pedestrian hit on High St. in Hartford
HARTFORD -- A pedestrian was hit on High Street Thursday afternoon. The crash happened about 4 p.m. Near the intersection of Walnut and High St. Emergency crews were seen treating the victim. The male victim was hit by a semi-trailer truck and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Icy Conditions Cause Crashes Across Connecticut
Freezing rain fell overnight causing untreated roads to ice over, leading to several accidents around the state Thursday morning. A box truck rolled over on I-91 North in Middletown. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed between exits 20 and 21, according to state police.
PD: Pedestrian with life-threatening injuries after collision with tractor trailer in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Hartford police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian and a tractor trailer. According to officials, the collision took place in the area of High Street and Walnut Street.
Ludlow residents bring attention to dangerous road after deadly crash
LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A deadly accident on a main road in Ludlow continues to send shock waves through the community. Many who live near Shawinigan Drive told Western Mass News the road is dangerous.