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Man charged with breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home, assaulting her

ENFIELD — A Hartford man is facing charges that he broke into his former girlfriend’s home on Laurel Park early Monday and assaulted her, police said. The man, Shavar Walker, 31, was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, third-degree strangulation, and second-degree breach of pea


City of Hartford gears up for two punches of winter weather

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- The state is gearing up for not one, but two rounds of winter storms back-to-back this weekend. As we all prepare for the first batch of snow, so is the city of Hartford.


Hartford stabbing suspect refuses to enter courtroom

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend more than 30 times refused to enter the courtroom to face a judge because of news cameras. Edgar Maldonado was arrested as part of a multi-state investigation, according to police.


Hartford Police investigating alleged health care fraud with employees of the Hartford Board of Ed

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Hartford Police Department are investigating alleged health care fraud with employees of the Hartford Board of Education following audit. According to officials, Hartford officers are working with several other agencies on this case. They plan on providing a full report


Police investigating accident involving a pedestrian on Garden Street

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian on Wednesday night. Garden Street is closed between Greenfield Street and Capen Street for the investigation.


Snow starts Thursday night, followed by weekend storm

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A storm predicted for Thursday night into Friday will be followed by a bigger storm over the weekend. Channel 3's meteorologists declared two Early Warning Weather Alerts for the storms.


Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash in Hartford

Hartford police are searching for a driver that hit a pedestrian and then fled the area. Police said the crash happened on Garden Street between Greenfield and Capen streets. The victim was conscious and alert on scene and was taken to the hospital for treatment.


Connecticut Man Pleads Not Guilty in Homicide of Bethel Woman

The man accused of killing Bethel resident Emily Todd says he didn't do it. Accused of the homicide killing of Emily Todd, 26-year-old Brandon Roberts stood before Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin this past Monday and pleaded not guilty and then asked for a jury trial.


PD: Pedestrian struck in Hartford, vehicle left scene

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in Hartford are investigating after a pedestrian was struck in the city on Wednesday. Officials confirmed that a person was hit on Garden Street.


Police make arrest in death of man shot on North Street

NEW BRITAIN - Police arrested an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old juvenile in the death of Erik Rivera who was shot on North Street Tuesday night. Justin Hapgood, 18, of 241 Arch St. was charged with Rivera’s murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The 17-year-old who was not identified due to his age


Federal agents seize cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Federal authorities have intercepted more than 30 pounds (14 kilograms) of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to Connecticut. According to court documents unsealed Monday, U.S. Postal Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents working an eight-month investigation tracked


Connecticut Woman Arrested for Vandalism, Threats, and Larceny Against Westbury Residents, NCPD Says

Westbury, NY - January 16, 2019 - The Nassau County Police Department reports the arrest of a Connecticut woman for Criminal Mischief that occurred on August 7, 2015 at 2:02 a.m. in Westbury.


Acrylic paintings by Niki Kriese at Real Art Ways

Niki Kriese’s acrylic paintings are a bit unsettling. Some images seem vaguely recognizable: a staircase, a fence, a possibly human figure. Then it all veers off into confusion: What are these other things, and how did they wind up in the picture, too?


2 teens arrested for New Britain murder

NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) – New Britain Police arrested two teens for the murder of a man on North Street Tuesday night. The victim, identified as Erik Rivera, was shot at the intersection of North and Oak Street around 7:30 p.m.


Hartford man pleads guilty in armed robbery at busy Bloomfield shopping center

One of three men accused of an armed robbery at a jewelry store in the busy Copaco shopping center in Bloomfield last April pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court in Hartford.


Connecticut Supreme Court to hear arguments on whether father who threw baby off bridge knowingly waived his Miranda Rights

The state’s highest court will hear arguments on Thursday about whether a Middletown man convicted last year of throwing his 7-month-old son off a bridge knowingly waived his Miranda Rights while he was on suicide watch at Hartford Hospital.


Community News For The East Hartford Edition

EAST HARTFORD -- Meditation classes at Odiyana Center, 36 Main St., are ongoing and will take place on the following days: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 12:15 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.


Woman's body found near Manchester Town Hall

MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) - Police are investigating after a woman's body was found near Town Hall in Manchester. The discovery was made on Wednesday morning near Main and Center streets, according to police.


East Hartford police issue warning about Eversource imposters

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - East Hartford police are warning residents across the area about scammers posing as Eversource employees trying to pressure consumers into purchasing services.


Wednesday's Top 5: Untimely Death, Mall Deal, Bees Need Hives

Here is a look at the top stories for Wednesday in Patch towns in Hartford and Tolland counties. Click on the headlines to see the stories in full. Keep up with CT events and news by subscribing to Patch to receive daily newsletters and breaking news alerts.