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Officials: Body, dash cameras off during Hamden, Yale police shooting; camera recall function captures seconds of gunfire

Both Yale and Hamden police officers did not have their body cameras when they opened fire during an April 16 traffic stop, wounding a New Haven woman, officials said Tuesday, but a recall function on the Hamden officer’s camera captured images seconds before he fired his gun.


Hamden officer who shot at unarmed couple had clean record at NHPD

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Personnel records obtained only by News 8 show one of the officers involved in a controversial police shooting of an unarmed couple had a clean record with the New Haven Police Department.


Activists bring shooting protest to Hamden council

HAMDEN — Justice for Stephanie and Paul. Dozens of speakers echoed that statement Tuesday during a special Legislative Council hearing about police issues in the wake of an officer-involved shooting last Tuesday and days of protests following.


Cop Video Released; Hamden Never Told New Haven It Was Crossing The Border

State police Tuesday afternoon released video from the camera worn by a Hamden police officer as he fired bullets at two unarmed people in a car in New Haven’s Newhaville neighborhood.


New Haven police look to identify robbery suspect

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in New Haven are looking to identify a robbery suspect. According to officials, a commercial robbery took place on Monday around 6:00 p.m. at 141 Willow Street.


Stop & Shop union sets New Haven vote

The Farmington-based Local 919 of the United Food & Commercial Workers will meet on Thursday, April 25, to vote on a contract offer from Stop & Shop parent Ahold Delhaize that has been recommended by UFCW negotiators.


Dunkin' Donuts Robbed In Hamden: Police

HAMDEN, CT — Police are asking for help with identifying a man accused of robbing a Dunkin' Donuts in Hamden on Tuesday morning. Police responded to the Dunkin' Donuts located at 1950 State St. at about 8 a.m. on the report of a robbery, according to Capt. Ronald Smith.


Teen Charged in Shakespeare Fire Charged in West Haven Fires

A teen charged with arson after fire destroyed Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in January has also been arrested in connection with two fires in West Haven, according to West Haven police.


Police to Hold News Conference on Police-Involved Shooting in New Haven

Connecticut state police will hold a news conference on Tuesday afternoon about the officer-involved shooting in New Haven that injured a 22-year-old woman last week, which led to several protests.


Connecticut Police Open Fire On Unarmed Black Couple Sitting In Their Car

Protests erupted throughout several Connecticut neighborhoods Friday after police shot at an unarmed Black couple as they sat in their car. The surveillance footage reportedly shows, Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton exit his patrol car and immediately unload his weapon into the red Honda. According


New Haven Man Charged With Harassment: Orange Police

ORANGE, CT — A New Haven man is accused of sending harassing messages to a former family member, Orange Police say. Officers served a warrant on a Department Of Corrections inmate who was in Derby Superior court on April 18.


Connecticut teen shot by police during traffic stop dies

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old Connecticut man shot by local police while allegedly driving toward an officer during a traffic stop died Monday, state police said. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz succumbed to injuries suffered Saturday, police said in an emailed statement. The announcement came hours a


New businesses coming to Hamden are filling up plazas, offering dining choices

HAMDEN — Economic development is cruising along as a number of businesses celebrate openings while others prepare to open this summer or are steadily under way. In the Putnam Place Shopping Center on Dixwell Avenue, residents can expect the long vacant shopping area to be full again with the opening


New Trampoline Park Coming To Hamden

HAMDEN, CT — A new trampoline park will be opening in Hamden this summer, according to the New Haven Register. Funz Trampoline park will open in the long vacant former home of Stop & Shop in the Putnam Place Shopping Center on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. An official opening date hasn't been set.


3 teens plead not guilty to torching Connecticut theater

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Three teenagers charged with setting the fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut have pleaded not guilty. The Connecticut Post reports that 17-year-old Logan Caraballo, of Shelton, and 18-year-olds Michael Keller and Christopher Sakowicz,


Teens due in court for setting historic theater on fire

BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - Three teens charged with setting fire to a historic theater in Stratford are scheduled to face a judge on Tuesday. Vinny Keller, 18, and two friends, Christopher Sakowicz and Logan Caraballo, face charges for the Shakespeare Theatre fire in Stratford.


Chef Emily Mingrone Opening Tavern on State, A Classic American Tavern, in New Haven

Chef Emily Mingrone (of Fleisher’s, Match & Jesup Hall) is turning a long time dream into reality with the upcoming opening of her own restaurant, Tavern On State. Tavern On State will be a classic American tavern with a modern twist, located in the East Rock, New Haven, neighborhood. Mingrone had b


Who’s Up, Who’s Down, On New Grand List

The local landlord Winstanley Enterprises will pay $815,000 less in property taxes this year for a Science Park garage it owns that is used primarily by Yale employees. Winstanley will also pay $2.3 million more in property taxes this year for the Alexion building at 100 College St., now that that l


Connecticut Man Facing Charges In Anguilla

A Connecticut man is accused of killing a hotel worker on a Caribbean island while on vacation with his family. CBS2's Lisa Rozner has the details.


Top Yale Cops Seek To Rebuild Trust

The Yale Police Department’s chief, assistant chief and two community officers showed up at Monday night’s East Rock Community Management Team meeting in the wake of a shooting last week in which one of their own pulled the trigger.