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Hartford Man Committed to Whiting Forensic Hospital for 42 Years for Fatal Family Stabbing

An 18-year-old Hartford man has been committed to 42 years in Connecticut's maximum security psychiatric facility for fatally stabbing his great uncle while the family was watching television.


Manchester police: Middletown man hit extended stop sign on school bus while illegally passing

Police say a driver hit the extended stop sign on a school bus just after students stepped off. No one was hurt. Edward Harris, 56, of 48 Walnut St., Middletown, was arrested Wednesday and charged with failure to stop for a school bus and operating without a license.


Your Manchester: History behind the Cheney Library is much more than meets the eye

The Cheney name dominates Manchester history, and my granddaughters have noticed the name is still prevalent today. Even though the last mill closed in the 1970s, the Cheneys’ silken hands still reach out across time and mold the young minds of town.


Officials: Manchester house fire was deliberately set

MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -- Crews battled a house fire on School Street in Manchester on Thursday. The fire broke out around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, and smoke could be seen billowing miles away.


Special Olympics CT Winter Games held across the state this weekend

The CT Special Olympics is celebrating its 51st anniversary this weekend. The opening ceremonies kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Eversource in Windsor. At the Windsor location athletes will be competing in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


More Than A Pound Of Pot Seized In Manchester/South Windsor Raid

SOUTH WINDSOR/MANCHESTER — Authorities nabbed more than a pound of pot as a Manchester drug investigation extended into South Windsor, police said. On Wednesday, Manchester detectives with assistance from the East Central Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant at 48 Tudor Hill Road in South


Teen robbed in Manchester complex balks at helping cops

Manchester police have arrested the final two suspects in a Jan. 4 incident in which a young teenage boy reported being robbed at gunpoint in a Manchester apartment complex. But police have run into non-cooperation from the complainant and his family, which could make the cases difficult to prosecut


Connecticut lawmakers considering mandatory helmet law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering once again whether to require motorcycle drivers to wear helmets. The Public Health Committee is holding a public hearing Monday on two bills that would impose mandatory helmet use. One bill would require helmets be worn by motorcycle oper


Woman shot in both feet while laying in bed in Connecticut

HAMDEN, C.T. (WTNH-TV) - A 21-year-old woman was shot in both of her feet while she was laying in bed in Connecticut early Friday morning. Police say that at around 2 a.m., officers responded to Hamden on Dix Street to the report of shots fired.


Serious accident closes road in Vernon

VERNON (WFSB) - A serious motor vehicle accident has closed a section of Reservoir Road in Vernon Friday. According to emergency officials, 3 cars were involved in the accident in the area of 55 Reservoir road. The scene is near a Burger King and a McDonald's Restaurant.


Enfield man charged in third burglary

ENFIELD — A local man was charged Wednesday with burglarizing a woman’s home in August, stealing her computer and camera, police said. Nicholas Provencher, 38, of 2 Sharp St. was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree larceny.


Police identity man struck by tractor-trailer in Hartford

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man was hit by a tractor trailer in Hartford Thursday afternoon. Police said the incident happened at the intersection of High Street and Walnut Street.


Manchester's MacDonald headed for Swimming Hall of Fame

MANCHESTER — When Manchester native and Andover resident Marcy MacDonald received a call from the International Swimming Hall of Fame telling her that she would be inducted into the Hall on May 18, MacDonald said she was “surprised.” “I didn’t think they knew about me,” MacDonald said.


Plow Truck Ends Up In Pond In Vernon, Driver Charged: Report

VERNON, CT — A plow truck careened into a pond early Thursday morning and the driver was charged with drunken driving shortly after the call came in, a police report indicates.


Zoning officer will be able to fine violators directly

MANCHESTER — Beginning early next week, a new town zoning ordinance will allow the zoning enforcement officer to issue citations to residents and business owners who violate zoning laws.


Manchester man held on $850K bond in string of violent acts

A Manchester teenager is being held in lieu of more than $850,000 bond based mainly on accusations that he was involved in a series of violent incidents on Jan. 8, including dragging a pregnant woman into his house and attacking her with his hands and a baseball bat.


Picture Vernon: When Gas Was 28 Cents Per Gallon

VERNON, CT — Remember when the price of gas in Vernon was 28 cents per gallon? A photo from the police department archives shows just that. This week's photo is a view from Route 30 eastbound, looking toward Tolland. The intersection of Grove Street and East Street is on the left.


Pedestrian Struck By Driver in East Hartford Has Minor Injuries

A person was hit by a vehicle in East Hartford Friday morning and suffered minor injuries, according to police. Police said the person was walking and a driver motioned for her to cross Silver Lane, but a driver behind that vehicle switched lanes and struck the pedestrian.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Person hit by vehicle in front of daycare in East Hartford

EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A pedestrian was struck in front of a daycare in East Hartford on Friday morning. According to police, it happened in front of 656 Silver Ln., which is the address for Silva's Youth of Today.