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Two afternoon crashes injure six in Manchester
Six people were hurt in two serious car wrecks in Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Three cars collided around 1:30 p.m. on West Middle Turnpike a couple of blocks west of the Manchester Parkade shopping center, police reported.
Police: Rollover crash in Hartford may be connected to Manchester robbery
MANCHESTER -- An overnight robbery in Manchester may have led to a crash in Hartford, says Manchester police. According to police, the XtraMart on Hartford Road in Manchester was robbed around 1 a.m. It's unknown if there were any weapons involved.
Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Hartford County
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Hartford County, which begins 6 a.m. Sunday and runs until 7 a.m. Monday. This is a long period of potentially unsettled weather for the area.
Police investigate bank robbery in Vernon
VERNON, CT (WFSB)- Police are currently investigating a robbery that took place Saturday morning in Vernon. A suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from Berkshire Bank, located at 435 Hartford Turnpike.
Bandit Matching Suspect In Manchester Robberies Picked Up: Cops
MANCHESTER, CT — The bandit who held up a Manchester convenience store on Thursday seems to be the same person who pulled off another early morning caper on Tuesday in town and he appears to have been arrested in Windsor after a third robbery, police said.
Former Shaw’s site in Manchester sold
The Manchester plaza anchored by Save-A-Lot grocery store has been sold to a Rhode Island developer. Overland Manchester, LLC sold the eight-acre property at Broad and Center streets to 425 Broad St., LLC. The company’s principal is Paul Mihailides, owner of of Coventry, R.I.-based MTM Development C
Man robs Vernon bank Saturday morning
VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) - Vernon Police are looking for the man who robbed a bank on Saturday morning. Police say the suspect entered the Berkshire Bank, which is located at 435 Hartford Turnpike, at approximately 9:10 a.m. Once inside he demanded money. According to police no weapon was shown and no o
Woman gets 3 years in Manchester pipe attack
A woman who was accused of playing a central role in a serious assault at her apartment on Birch Street in Manchester in February was convicted of a reduced charge in a plea bargain Tuesday and received a three-year prison sentence, followed by two years’ strict special parole.
East Hartford police: one-armed man shot in his good arm; suspect arrested
A man with one arm feared he would lose the intact limb after an acquaintance who was playing around with a pistol shot him, East Hartford police said. Elijah Jorden, 18, of 35 Indian Hill St., was arrested this week on a warrant charging him with second-degree assault, assault on a disabled person,
Coventry man arrested in local convenience store robberies
Windsor Police arrested a man early Thursday who they believe to have robbed three convenience stores over the past several days. Robert Shepard Jr., 41, of 123 Maple Drive, Coventry, is the suspect in the robbery of two Xtra Mart convenience stores in Manchester and a Jay’s Mobil in Windsor.
Report: Use of camera in Wethersfield PD women's locker room investigated
WETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) – An investigation is underway at the Wethersfield Police Department following the concern of camera placement in the women’s locker room. The investigation began in August 2018 after a complaint from a female officer that her bag was rummaged through.
West Hartford police arrest two Hartford men following package thefts
West Hartford police arrested two Hartford men after a reported package theft in the Beverly Road and Lexington Road area Thursday. Jose Cosme-Matos, 22, of 1066 Capitol Ave. was charged with sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and four counts of trespassing. Cosme-Matos
Police: Suspect beaten with gun following attempted armed robbery in Hartford
HARTFORD — Police said a 19-year-old from Springfield, Massachusetts was arrested following an armed robbery Thursday night. Police said they were called to a store at Westland and Martin streets in Hartford. When they arrived, they found the suspect, Noah Ryan, still in the store. He was physically
These are Hartford's top 10 Uber requests in 2018
Trips to retail stores, restaurants and local colleges dominated Hartford's list of top 10 Uber destinations in 2018, according to the online transportation network. Walmart was the most common destination requested by Hartford riders this year, Uber said in an annual report released Wednesday, foll
Water main break causes sinkhole in Connecticut city
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - A water main break in a Connecticut city Thursday morning caused a huge sinkhole, WVIT reported. New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart posted the photo of the sinkhole, which caused a downtown street to collapse, WFSB reported. Stewart said the broken pipe is a 16-inch water main and c
Is Recreational Marijuana Just Around the Corner in Connecticut?
The reality of pot shops in Connecticut may be drawing closer. I was recently perusing an article on the newstimes website written by Dan Haar, who is Columnist and Associate Editor at Hearst Connecticut Media and writes about politics, business, and public policy and how they affect the people of C
Part of historic Manchester mill complex to transform into banquet hall
Owners of the historic Hilliard Mills complex plan to transform one of the buildings into a banquet hall. The planning and zoning commission on Monday approved an application for Building No. 4 in the former woolen mills at Hilliard and Adams streets.
Hartford woman arrested at 8th-grade basketball game in West Hartford
WEST HARTFORD — Police said they arrested a Hartford woman after an altercation at an 8th-grade basketball game. Police said it happened around 6:15 p.m. when the basketball game between West Hartford and East Hartford was underway at Hall High School. A foul call was made by the referee, and had up
'Sex dungeon' suspect briefly faces judge
MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) - A volunteer ambulance worker and hotel owner accused of running a sex dungeon briefly faced a judge on Wednesday. Simon Hessler, 46, of Ellington, faces a number of charges, including human trafficking, second-degree sexual assault, promotion of child pornogrpahy and more.
Jersey Mike's Officially Opens In Manchester With Local Promotion
MANCHESTER, CT — The mayor, Miss Connecticut and a party of favorites rode a ceremonial surfboard into the new Jersey Mike's on Wednesday to mark the grand opening of the popular sub shop chain in Manchester.