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Bear euthanized after entering Torrington home
TORRINGTON — A bear was euthanized Tuesday after it entered a Torrington home, causing damage to the home’s interior.A caller reported a bear inside his house trashing things and being aggressive. Police sent multiple officers to the scene. Eventually, the bear got out of the house.The Connecticut D
Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot
Police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at a Walmart store in Tumwater, Wash., Sunday, June 17, 2018. A gunman wounded a few people before being fatally shot by a bystander at the store in... more
New Britain Herald - Update: Two lanes closed on I-84 due to tractor trailer crash
@LBACKUSNBHPLAINVILLE – The two right lanes of Interstate 84 west in Plainville remained closed as state police deal with a tractor trailer rollover that occurred this morning.The roll-over crash was reported at 7:51 a.m. on Route 72 near exit 33 and I-84, state police said. There were no injuries.
9 people injured in crash outside of Lake Compounce in Bristol
BRISTOL — Firefighters from Southington and Bristol have responded to a crash outside of Lake Compounce.Officials said that they responded to the scene after receiving 911 calls around 7:30 p.m.Nine people were injured while they were riding inside a mini van. Officials said that the people’s injur
Crews Respond to Report of Bear in House in Torrington
NBC ConnecticutPolice said they responded to a call of a bear entering a window of a house in Torrington Tuesday and they called crews from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to respond.Crews from DEEP said it happened on Winsted Road and they did not find a bear in a house.
The Bristol Press - Bristol man convicted of having sex with teen
Johnny Perez, 22, of 44 Rosemont Ave., accepted a plea bargain in Bristol Superior Court, pleading guilty to charges of second-degree sexual assault and failure to appear in court. He entered the sexual assault plea under the Alford doctrine, meaning he disputes some of the allegations but concedes
Woman Denied Parole in 1997 New Milford Gang Rape, Murder
NEW MILFORD, CT -- The state's pardon board has denied early release to one of eight people serving time in prison for their role in killing teenager Maryann Measles in 1997, theNews Timeshas reported.
The Bristol Press - SUV strikes fire hydrant, utility pole in Bristol crash
According to the firefighters, a Cadillac Escalade left the roadway in the 500 block of James P. Casey, at about 3:20 p.m., and struck a fire hydrant before hitting the utility pole, which snapped in half and took down some wires.
Accident closes Winsted Road in Torrington
TORRINGTON — Emergency crews are on scene on at Winsted Road near Kennedy Drive, which is closed, after an accident involving a truck apparently took down power lines, according to emergency dispatch reports. Police are calling for detour and the road is expected to be closed for some time this morn
Two men arrested on drug charges in Bristol
David Hughes was charged with Possession of Narcotics, Sales of Narcotics, Sales of Narcotics within 1500’ of a School and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.
ME: Death of Prison Inmate During Struggle Was Homicide
NBC ConnecticutConnecticut's medical examiner has ruled the death of a prison inmate who struggled with guards a homicide.J'Allen Jones died in March at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown. Authorities said the 31-year-old Atlanta man was being transferred to a mental health unit when he
Police find nearly 100 bags of heroin during apartment raid
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Bristol police have discovered nearly 100 bags of heroin during an apartment raid.The Hartford Courant reports that 77 of the single-dose bags were found during the Saturday raid on the Kelley Street apartment and another 20 were found when the apartment's occupants were arrest
Bristol Police search for suspect after woman found with knife wound
Latest Hartford County NewsBristol Police search for suspect after woman found with knife woundTwo men arrested on drug charges in BristolBear spotted roaming across Rocky HillWoman hurt while rescuing neighbors in Manchester fireHartford police officer involved in crashBRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) - On Sa
Litchfield business owners share passion for Amish originals
“I was born and raised in Waterbury and Sarah is from Maine. We met in school and our interest in Amish furniture started when we bought our first house and started furnishing it,” Chad said. “We have a friend who introduced us to Amish design and we admired the way it was made, the process involved
Litchfield offers summer activities ; Sharon Historical Society calls for artwork
LITCHFIELD — Litchfield “Fun City” Summer Camp is coming back on Tuesday, June 26 and open every weekday this summer, except for July 4. The camp provides field trips, games, crafts, beach days, and special visitors.
Road closed in Torrington following a tree service bucket truck crash
This all happened after a tree service bucket truck, that was towing a wood chipper, went through two utility poles, bringing down wires and the wire guard rail, dangerously ending up in wetlands.
Roads closed in Torrington after truck hits pole
Roads are closed inTorringtonfollowing an early-morning accident there.A stretch ofWinsted Roadwas closed Saturday after a truck crashed into a pole and ended up in the water, according to police. No injuries were reported.The road is closed from Kennedy Drive to Pinewoods Road.Police said residents
Police Receive Reports of Bear
The bear was spotted in different areas of town, including Ridge Road, Wright Road, Wolcott Hill Road and Nott Street. In a news release issued around 10:30 a.m., police said it was last seen in the 600 block of Wolcott Hill Road, heading south.
Tractor trailer collides with vehicle on I-84 in Cheshire
CHESHIRE—Emergency crews are responding after a tractor trailer collided with a vehicle on Interstate 84 Saturday morning.The call came in around 8:04 a.m. of an crash involving one vehicle and a tractor trailer on I 84 westbound between exits 28 and 26. Police say the vehicle sustained serious dama
The Bristol Press - Plainville man charged in sexual assault involving young girl
Karlos Rivera, 45, of 14 East Main St., faces charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.