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Manchester man sentenced to prison after seize 70 pounds of marijuana

A Manchester man who used his then-girlfriend’s Squire Village apartment as the headquarters of his marijuana distribution operation was sentenced Thursday to 35 months in prison.


Man arrested at Bradley for attempting to bring loaded handgun on plane

WINDSOR LOCKS –A man was arrested Thrusday after Transportation Security Administration officers at Bradley International Airport stopped him from bringing a loaded handgun onto an airplane.


Strike Leader Lights, Puts Out Fires

As Jorge Cabrera greeted his striking workers at the Hamden Stop & Shop, one asked about her pay from the previous week. Will they have the checks tomorrow? she asked. They should, replied Cabrera. But if you run into any trouble, give me a call.


Hartford teen arrested after triple shooting near playground off Albany Avenue

A Hartford teen was arrested Thursday in connection with the triple shooting late Tuesday night near a part just off Albany Avenue in Hartford. Mekhi Thompson, 18, was charged with three counts of first-degree assault, one count first-degree conspiracy to commit assault and for carrying a pistol wit


Tunxis honor society wins regional honor

FARMINGTON - The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Alpha Iota Alpha chapter at Tunxis Community College was recently recognized for achieving Five Star chapter status at PTK’s New England Spring Regional Convention.


Saco suspect arrested in Connecticut for paving scam

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Saco man has been accused of operating an unlawful paving business in Connecticut. Henry Cooper, 40, of Saco allegedly did some driveway repair work for an older Stamford, Connecticut resident, and on April 14, charged the man $3,600, according to Stamford Police Sgt. Steven Perr


Connecticut Stop & Shops Facing Financial Hit Due to Strike

As Stop & Shop employees begin the second week of their work stoppage, Stop & Shop is beginning to have money troubles. According to the Hartford Courant, with the Passover and Easter weekend approaching, shoppers are turning to the store's competitors which is causing big money concerns for Stop &


Multi-Vehicle Crash on Route 175 in Newington Caused Delays

A multi-vehicle crash caused delays on Route 175, or East Cedar Street, near the Berlin Turnpike in Newington Thursday morning. Both cars were towed from the scene. The westbound lanes were closed but have reopened.


Like many things in life; it's all about the money

(WTNH) - Governor Ned Lamont is shooting down the plan to send most of the new tax revenue from the legalization of marijuana to cities. The money part of the legalization effort is considered crucial to getting final passage of legal marijuana.


At Day 100, Tolls Are Still Lamont’s Focus

HARTFORD, CT — On his 100th day in office, Gov. Ned Lamont, a former cable executive, tackled the issue that may define his time in office: electronic highway tolls. “How do I speed up Metro-North? How do I end the gridlock on 84 and 95? And what a difference that makes in terms of jobs and opportun


Manchester police surprise girl with medical conditions as honorary officer

MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) - A young girl battling several medical conditions has a love for the men and women in blue. Today in Manchester, the city’s finest gave her a day she’ll always remember.


Thursday's Top 5: Murder Suspects Nabbed, School Bus Drug Bust

Here's a look at the top stories for Thursday in Patch towns in Hartford and Tolland counties. Click on the headlines to see the stories in full.


Vermont Homicide Suspects Arrested In Enfield

ENFIELD, CT — A pair of men wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Vermont were arrested in Enfield Wednesday night. Brandon Sanders, 18, and Johnny Ford, 32, were each charged with being a fugitive from justice, while Ford was additionally charged with possession of narcotics. Each m


Police shooting of unarmed woman in Connecticut prompts angry protests

The shooting of an unarmed woman by two Connecticut police officers who opened fire on a car that she was riding in has prompted angry protests over the incident, which the mayor of New Haven called "police activity gone horribly wrong."


Hartford’s Muslim community shaken by racist, violent threat to city mosque

A Hartford mosque that received a racist, violent threat in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque shootings is struggling to help members feel safe in their community. Imam Kashif Abdul-Karim says half-dozen families stopped sending their children to the weekend school at Muhammad Islamic Cente


Meriden man convicted of negligent homicide after supplying drugs, not helping overdose victim

MERIDEN — A city man faces prison after he was convicted Thursday of negligent homicide in connection with a fatal 2016 overdose. William Roberts, 28, of 247 New Hanover Ave., pleaded nolo contendere, or “no contest,” to the charge, which means Roberts is not contesting the charges and a judge makes


2 more flu deaths, bringing total to 68 for the season

HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health said 2 more people have died from flu related causes in the state since the start of the flu season. Officials said the two flu-associated deaths last week makes a total of 68 deaths reported in Connecticut during this flu season so far. Fifty-nine flu-asso


After reckless driving on city streets, police seize 4 ATVs

HARTFORD - Police cited four adults and seized four all-terrain vehicles during a citywide enforcement operation Sunday, officials said. Reckless ATV drivers have been plaguing cities in the northern half of the state in recent years with large groups of riders, some from as far away as Massachusett


Woman taken to hospital after rollover crash in Southington

SOUTHINGTON - One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash on Thursday. Police, firefighters and an ambulance around 11:49 a.m. were called to Loper Street, near Annelise Avenue, where firefighters extricated a woman from a Honda HR-V. She did not report any injuries but was taken


Mystery Surrounds Motive In Connecticut Couple’s Apparent Murder-Suicide

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Two Connecticut teenagers have lost their parents in an apparent murder-suicide. Investigators say a woman beat and stabbed her husband before killing herself.