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Enfield man charged in third burglary

ENFIELD — A local man was charged Wednesday with burglarizing a woman’s home in August, stealing her computer and camera, police said. Nicholas Provencher, 38, of 2 Sharp St. was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.


Springfield police commissioner retires from troubled department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The police commissioner in Massachusetts’ third-largest city is retiring amid misconduct scandals and a federal civil rights investigation into his department.


Beloved Enfield pizza restaurant closing its doors

ENFIELD- A staple pizza restaurant in Enfield has closed its doors after being in business for over sixty years. Frankie’s Firehouse Pizza on South Road has shut down after losing its lease.


Connecticut lawmakers split over Medicare for all

Washington — While Sen. Bernie Sanders has made “Medicare for All” a major theme in his bid for the White House, Connecticut lawmakers are split over the idea. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has endorsed Sanders’ latest “Medicare for All” proposal. But other Connecticut lawmakers are backing less sweeping


Enfield gets homeless shelter diversion grant

ENFIELD — A $310,212 federal grant will be used by the town Social Services Department, in collaboration with Community Health Resources, to establish a mobile homeless shelter diversion project for surrounding towns.


Connecticut’s first flu-related pediatric death reported by officials

HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday afternoon that a child had died earlier in the week from the flu. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child this flu season.


Woman accused of attacking boyfriend with knife

ENFIELD — A local woman was charged Wednesday with stabbing her boyfriend in the head after keying his car, police said. Stephanie Lemoine, 50, of 8 Christopher Drive is charged with second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace, police said.


Four arrested in Springfield cocaine bust

Four people were arrested Friday morning when Springfield Police Department Strategic Impact Unit executed a search warrant in an apartment at 439 Franklin St. following an investigation.


Man Facing Somers Threatening Charge After 2nd Arrest This Week

SOMERS, CT — A man has been charged with second-degree threatening and violating a protective order by state police in Somers following his arrest in Enfield on charges of stalking, attempting to assault police officers and other crimes.


Lawmaker wants to steer Connecticut defense contractors toward in-state suppliers

A proposal in the General Assembly would create a "Buy Connecticut" program to incentivize the state's major defense contractors to use in-state suppliers. Senate Bill 108, introduced by state Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Shelton, would provide sales and use tax exemptions and research and development tax cr


Axe House Coming To Enfield

While the British may have their pubs and polite games of darts, Americans with an axe to grind - or maybe just looking for a fun night on the town - demand a little more excitement.


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Sudden Retirement Of Springfield's Top Cop Is Chance To Move In New Direction, Say Councilors

The abrupt exit of the police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts could bring to a head a long-running political dispute over how best to manage the troubled department.


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Pedestrian accident closes Springfield St. in Agawam

AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We're following breaking news in Agawam where a section of Springfield Street is closed after a pedestrian was hit by a car Friday night. Agawam Police Sgt. Grasso told Western Mass News the individual was walking on Springfield Street when they were struck by a car around


More Than A Pound Of Pot Seized In Manchester/South Windsor Raid

SOUTH WINDSOR/MANCHESTER — Authorities nabbed more than a pound of pot as a Manchester drug investigation extended into South Windsor, police said. On Wednesday, Manchester detectives with assistance from the East Central Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant at 48 Tudor Hill Road in South


Serious accident closes road in Vernon

VERNON (WFSB) - A serious motor vehicle accident has closed a section of Reservoir Road in Vernon Friday. According to emergency officials, 3 cars were involved in the accident in the area of 55 Reservoir road. The scene is near a Burger King and a McDonald's Restaurant.


Officials: Westchester mail stolen by couple from Connecticut

WESTCHESTER - A Connecticut couple has admitted to stealing from mailboxes in Westchester. Shamaty Pacheco and Axel Zuniga-Loor took mail from neighborhoods in the Banksville area of North Castle and from Bedford, officials say.


Man rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by car in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A man was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in the Edgeland Street neighborhood Thursday night. Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh said officers were called to a pedestrian vs car accident at the 0-100 block of Edgeland St.


Connecticut Child Dies of Flu

A child has died from the flu in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. The child died earlier this week. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season, according to the department.