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Hartford Man Committed to Whiting Forensic Hospital for 42 Years for Fatal Family Stabbing

An 18-year-old Hartford man has been committed to 42 years in Connecticut's maximum security psychiatric facility for fatally stabbing his great uncle while the family was watching television.


Connecticut lawmakers considering mandatory helmet law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering once again whether to require motorcycle drivers to wear helmets. The Public Health Committee is holding a public hearing Monday on two bills that would impose mandatory helmet use. One bill would require helmets be worn by motorcycle oper


Local grads will play with college teams in Hartford

Some area players are members of college teams that will be playing in a series of Division I college baseball games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford this spring. Central Connecticut State University will play against the University of Hartford at the park on Tuesday, May 7, at 10:35 a.m. The Blue


Loud noises, thin walls led to prostitution arrests

A woman who reported to Glastonbury police in January that she suspected her downstairs neighbors were engaging in prostitution said numerous men visited the home night after night and she could hear just about everything that went on, according to a police affidavit.


Members of Berlin girls indoor track headed to New York for New Balance National Championships

BERLIN - Three years ago, Maxine Muscatello of the Berlin girls indoor track team watched as a group of her teammates left for the New Balance National Championships in New York City.


Woman shot in both feet while laying in bed in Connecticut

HAMDEN, C.T. (WTNH-TV) - A 21-year-old woman was shot in both of her feet while she was laying in bed in Connecticut early Friday morning. Police say that at around 2 a.m., officers responded to Hamden on Dix Street to the report of shots fired.


Police identity man struck by tractor-trailer in Hartford

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man was hit by a tractor trailer in Hartford Thursday afternoon. Police said the incident happened at the intersection of High Street and Walnut Street.


Governor Lamont proposes tax on sugary drinks, but is it healthy for Connecticut's economy?

(WTNH) - Governor Lamont says he’s trying to build a healthier Connecticut by taxing sugary drinks like soda, but is it healthy for the states economy?. Joseph Weiss and his wife just opened up a family pizza restaurant in Glastonbury. They have been in business 4 months.


Advertisements and an attentive neighbor exposed prostitution operation at Glastonbury home, arrest warrants reveal

Thin walls, brazen advertisements and an attentive neighbor exposed prostitution at a two-family house, according to arrest warrants released Wednesday. Danielle Wilson, 31, and Eric Drake, 46, both of 50 House St., are both free and due to appear in court on March 6 following their arrests last wee


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.


Manchester police: Middletown man hit extended stop sign on school bus while illegally passing

Police say a driver hit the extended stop sign on a school bus just after students stepped off. No one was hurt. Edward Harris, 56, of 48 Walnut St., Middletown, was arrested Wednesday and charged with failure to stop for a school bus and operating without a license.


Ken’s Corner still going strong after nearly 31 years in Glastonbury

Ken D’Attilio is asked if his restaurant is an institution in Glastonbury he responds with humility. “We hate to boast, but it is,” he says. “We’ve been here 31 years and we’re still kicking it. People come from all over.”


Officials: Manchester house fire was deliberately set

MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -- Crews battled a house fire on School Street in Manchester on Thursday. The fire broke out around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, and smoke could be seen billowing miles away.


Connecticut man says cop confused hash brown for cellphone in distracted driving case

NORWALK, Connecticut (WPVI) -- A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road. He stopped at McDonald's on his way to work and says he was eating a hash brown


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


Glastonbury Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

GLASTONBURY, CT — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.


Pedestrian Struck By Driver in East Hartford Has Minor Injuries

A person was hit by a vehicle in East Hartford Friday morning and suffered minor injuries, according to police. Police said the person was walking and a driver motioned for her to cross Silver Lane, but a driver behind that vehicle switched lanes and struck the pedestrian.


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.


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


Lamont fills top insurance, public health agency jobs

HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has announced his choices to lead the departments of public health and insurance. The Democrat is nominating Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell, a health care executive, to oversee the health department. Coleman-Mitchell is executive director of Cougar Health Services a