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Springfield police continue to investigate crash that seriously injured pedestrian in Forest Park neighborhood

SPRINGFIELD – Police continued to investigate a crash that seriously injured a male pedestrian in the Forest Park neighborhood Thursday night. It occurred in the 0-100 block of Edgeland St. at about 9:50 p.m., Ryan Walsh, spokesman for Springfield police. Said. The driver remained on scene and coope


Police warn of overnight car thefts in Simsbury

SIMSBURY, CT (WFSB) – Simsbury police are warning residents of recent overnight car break-ins. Police said some vehicles had been left unlocked while others were damaged in order to gain access.


Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, Day 2

CRAL semifinals (site of higher seed) No. 4 Aerospace at No. 1 Innovation: Innovation has not lost a game in the league and beat Aerospace by a combined 78 points this season. INNOVATION.


Public health insurance still an option for CT lawmakers

HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are taking a hard look this year at government-sponsored public health insurance options. Rep. Sean Scanlon, D-Guilford, declined to say Thursday exactly what the Democratic plan would look like on March 7, but it likely will target small business owners who don’t qu


Springfield City Council holding news conference regarding police commissioner retirement

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.(WWLP) - The Springfield Police Commissioner has retired after five years on the job as the department faces some controversy. Mayor Domenic Sarno announced Thursday that John Barbieri had retired, and Cheryl Clapprood will be the acting commissioner.


2003 Cold Case Hartford Murder Conviction Made

HARTFORD, CT — A Hartman man was convicted of a nearly 16-year-old murder that took place in the city. Rafael Ortiz was found guilty during a jury trial of fatallying shooting Benjamin Baez on June 11, 2003. Baez was sitting in a car on Main Street in Hartford at the time of the shooting.


Granby-East Granby Weekend Weather Forecast

GRANBY-EAST GRANBY, CT — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Heavy rain until afternoon and windy overnight.


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.


Settlement with City of Holyoke will address pollution in Connecticut River

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - The City of Holyoke has entered into a proposed consent decree with federal and state enforcement authorities agreeing to take critical remedial action to prevent future sewage discharges into the Connecticut River from the City’s sewer collection system.


1st Pediatric Flu-Related Death Reported In CT

HARTFORD, CT – Very sad news to share this afternoon. State Department of Public Health officials announced that a child has died as a result of the flu this week. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season.


Arrest made in Hartford's 4th homicide of the week

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut's capital have made an arrest in the city's fourth homicide in less than a week. Hartford police on Friday announced that 44-year-old Mayceo Montford is charged with murder in the Thursday night stabbing of 40-year-old Shawn Banks.


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’s budget, Connecticut’s dirty water and Sen. Blumenthal on a hit list. Last week in Connecticut politics.

After much anticipation, Gov. Ned Lamont released his budget. Tolls and new taxes are in, marijuana and sports betting are out. Lamont said he’s open to the two latter options, but he didn’t include any revenue from them in his proposal. The reaction to the budget was, perhaps predictably, not great


Man Stabbed To Death In Hartford

HARTFORD, CT — Police arrested a man for murder after a fatal stabbing Thursday night. Mayceo Montford, 44, stabbed his acquaintance Shawn Bates, 40, to death, police said. Police arrived at the scene to find Bates with several serious stab wounds, according to the Hartford Courant.


Springfield woman arrested in Longmeadow on 5th offense for drunken driving

LONGMEADOW - Police arrested a Springfield woman Thursday night for her 5th separate offense for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to police. Iris D. Ward is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, 5th offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating with a r


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.


Hartford Police respond to fifth homicide of the year

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Hartford Police Department is investigating the fifth homicide of this year. Police responded to Main Street on Thursday around 9:30 P.M. on a report of someone being assaulted with a knife. Early Friday morning the victim who was stabbed had succumbed to his injuries an


Fresh start again sought for vacant, decaying Comet Diner in Hartford’s Asylum Hill

A long-vacant, decaying vintage diner on Farmington Avenue – a Hartford landmark when it was the Comet in the 1980s and 1990s - could make a comeback and provide a boost to revitalization in the city’s Asylum Hill neighborhood.


Rail Yard tavern planned at former Debbie Wong in West Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The owners of the site of the former Debbie Wong Restaurant at 874 Memorial Ave. plan to transform it into a tavern called The Rail Yard. “It’s just sentimental for a lot of reasons. It’s part of West Springfield’s History,” said owner Lori Rindels, a West Springfield native, whos


Teens plan to steal West Hartford man’s car backfires

WEST HARTFORD - A man said he came face to face with two teenage car thieves Thursday night. The two teenage girls were about to make a run for it with his Jeep. It happened around 7 p.m. on LaSalle Road.