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Connecticut man pleads guilty to murdering wife 3 weeks after wedding

NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.


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.


Plymouth man accused of stealing from Bristol home arrested for failing to answer to charges

BRISTOL - A Plymouth man charged with stealing thousands of dollars during a Bristol home improvement job has been arrested again, this time for failing to show up for his court hearing.


Public invited to winter harvest dinner

The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market will hold a winter harvest dinner March 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Bantam. Chef Samantha Tilley, owner of Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar, will serve as executive chef for the evening at her restaurant.


2 charged after crack cocaine bust in Torrington

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Two people are facing charges after a crack cocaine bust in Torrington on Tuesday. According to officials, units were conducting surveillance near South Main Street.


Students stuck in bus after crash brings down power lines in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A group of students in Connecticut are recovering from a frightening ordeal on a school bus. Three students and a driver were trapped inside the bus Thursday morning in Stamford, after the vehicle slid off an icy road and hit a utility pole.


Connecticut lawmakers split over Medicare for all

Washington – While Sen. Bernie Sanders has made “Medicare for All” a major theme in his bid for the White House, Connecticut lawmakers are split over the idea. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Jahana Hayes, a newcomer to the all-Democratic Connecticut congressional delegation, have endorsed Sanders’


Couple Admits To Stealing 500 Pieces Of Mail From Northern Westchester Mailboxes

A Connecticut couple busted with hundreds of pieces of mail during a traffic stop have pleaded guilty to felony charges for robbing “rural” mailboxes in Northern Westchester.


Waterbury PD arrest 4 suspects in firearms and police pursuit incident

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - The Waterbury Police Department arrested four individuals accused of being involved in a police pursuit and firearms incident that occurred on Wednesday night.


Girls Hoop Tournament Pairings: Fairfield/Litchfield Counties

A total of 129 Connecticut high school girls basketball teams will continue their quests to play at the Mohegan Sun Arena for a state championship, as brackets for the CIAC tournaments were released Wednesday.


Woman accused of trying to take boy from father in Bristol parking lot to be prosecuted

BRISTOL - A city woman accused of trying to abduct a random child out of the arms of his father in a Bristol parking lot will be prosecuted. Crystal Ortiz, 23, of Davis Drive, was denied a diversionary program during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court on Wednesday after she was found ineligible.


Officials: Westchester mail stolen by couple from Connecticut

WESTCHESTER - A Connecticut couple has admitted to stealing from mailboxes in Westchester. Shamaty Pacheco and Axel Zuniga-Loor took mail from neighborhoods in the Banksville area of North Castle and from Bedford, officials say.


Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist from Connecticut, dead at 77

MANSFIELD — Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues.


Hidden gem in Connecticut ready for first unofficial visit

Jaedon Roberts is approaching double digit offers from schools in the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12, yet his first recruiting visit is still a...


Sugar Hill Farm in the Litchfield Hills

To navigate using your mouse, left click/hold to rotate. On mobile devices, just touch the screen to navigate. The lofty elevation of this Loire Valley-inspired Litchfield County estate provides for breathtaking views of the Housatonic River valley and the surrounding countryside. Just up from a maj


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Hartford police identify Bristol man killed by gunfire on Tuesday

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in Hartford have identified a man shot and killed in the city on Tuesday. According to officials, 46-year-old Richard Kinoshita of Bristol was shot in the area of 249 New Britain Avenue.


New Milford Man Charged With Assaulting 4-Month-Old Baby

An unemployed New Milford man was charged with assaulting a 4-month old infant who was unresponsive when rushed to the hospital with head injuries, authorities said. Travis Weber, 28, remained held in New Bridge Medical Center in police custody for psychological treatment since his arrest last Thurs


Woodbury Resident Wins Big Lottery Prize

WOODBURY, CT — A Woodbury resident is $10,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket in town, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On Feb. 19, Martin Hoxley, of Woodbury, won $10,000 after purchasing a 10X Cash 13Th Edition ticket from Woodbury Patco Handy Stop in Woodbury.


Waterbury resident charged with drugs trafficking and gun possession

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - A Dominican Republic citizen residing in Waterbury has been charged with drugs trafficking and gun possession crimes. On Wednesday, a New Haven federal grand jury charged Daniel Jimenez De la Cruz, 33, with fentanyl distribution and firearm possession offenses.