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Meriden Man Charged In Drug Deal Robbery

SOUTHINGTON, CT - A man has been charged on allegations he pulled a gun on another man who sold him $20 of marijuana, The Meriden Record-Journal reported. Raymond Cuevas, 24, of Meriden, was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace, and second-degree reckless endangerment.


18-Year-Old Dies After Being Shot By Officer, CT State Police Says

An 18-year-old who was shot and killed in an officer-involved incident after allegedly crashing into a police cruiser and then driving toward an officer has died. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, of Wethersfield, died on Monday, April 22, according to the Connecticut State Police who are investigating the in


Emergency crews responding to Interstate 91 S by exit 17 for reported rollover

MERIDEN — Emergency crews are responding to Interstate 91 S near exit 17 for a report of a rollover. Crews were dispatched around 3:50 p.m. for the reported accident. No other information was immediately available. The Department of Transportation is reporting a delay in the area.


Police: Two women charged with taking child during DCF visit

MERIDEN — Two women face endangerment charges after police said they left with a child during a scheduled visitation through the state Department of Children and Families. The child’s mother was one of the women charged, police said.


Bristol Police Trying to ID Armed Robbery Suspect

Bristol police are trying to identify a suspect accused of robbing a local liquor store at gunpoint. Police said the suspect entered K&S Liquors on Park Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday and asked for cigarettes. When the clerk rang him up, the suspect showed a silver handgun then snatched cash from th


Man Struck Car With Hammer In Road Rage Incident: Wallingford PD

WALLINGFORD, CT — A Cheshire man is accused of striking another person's car with a hammer during what police said was a road rage incident in Wallingford, according to the Meriden Record-Journal.


Meriden Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

MERIDEN, CT — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.


Spat between Connecticut city officials leads to public challenge for dueling drug tests

Washington (CNN) — A bitter personal dispute over a city's deficit in Connecticut devolved into a challenge between a city councilman and a Board of Education member to take drug tests and publicly post the results.


Southington Pot Sale With Counterfeit Bill, Gun Leads To Arrest

SOUTHINGTON, CT — A pot sale featuring a bad bill and a gun has led to an arrest in Southington, police said. Police released the details of the April 18 arrest on Tuesday. That day, they arrested Raymond Cuevas, 24, of Meriden, on first-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace and second-degre


Case on fatal officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield assigned to Hartford State's Attorney

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - A fatal officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield will be investigated by the Hartford State's Attorney's office. On Saturday evening, 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz was struck by gunfire. He succumbed to his injuries on Monday.


Police had body cameras off in shooting that injured woman

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two officers involved in a shooting that injured a woman in New Haven last week had not turned on their body cameras. Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said at a news conference Tuesday that a Hamden officer turn


Stop & Shop contract vote set for Thursday

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - The union representing Stop & Shop workers said it will vote on a new contract agreement on Thursday in New Haven. The tentative agreement with both the company and the union was reached over the weekend.


CT deputy prison wardens joining union spurs new labor debate

HARTFORD — The House approved another labor contract Tuesday in a 77-67 vote. The contract allows 34 deputy wardens to join a union. It’s the fourth labor contract or arbitration agreement the House has approved this year, mostly along party lines. On Tuesday, seven Democrats joined Republicans voti


New report reveals crisis level shortage of affordable housing in Connecticut

(WTNH) - A new report released by Quinnipiac University and Urban League of Southern Connecticut reveals a crisis level shortage of affordable housing in Connecticut. The report examined the impact of affordable housing, health disparities, transportation, immigration and re-entry justice on quality


Jodi Zils Gagne sentenced to 46 months in prison

HARTFORD - Jodi Zils Gagne, attorney and former Bristol councilor, will serve nearly four years in prison after a judge sentenced her on Tuesday in federal court. Gagne, 43, is free on $50,000 bond and is expected to report to serve her 46-month sentence on July 8. The prison sentence will be follow


Teen Charged in Shakespeare Fire Charged in West Haven Fires

A teen charged with arson after fire destroyed Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in January has also been arrested in connection with two fires in West Haven, according to West Haven police.


Connecticut Man Facing Charges In Anguilla

A Connecticut man is accused of killing a hotel worker on a Caribbean island while on vacation with his family. CBS2's Lisa Rozner has the details.


Southington Man Charged In Serious Threat Case

SOUTHINGTON, CT — A scuffle inside a car wound up leading to charges against a Southington man, police said. Police issued a report on the case Monday. David Badgely, 29, became involved in a dispute while in a vehicle. He was one of two passengers, police said.


Men notice woman eating alone, invite her to join them in touching act of kindness

OXFORD, Ala. — A beautiful gesture at an Alabama restaurant has gone viral. A man named Jamario Howard posted on Facebook that he and two of his friends went to eat at a restaurant in Oxford last week when he noticed a woman sitting alone.


New video appears to show unarmed man with hands up before police fired

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - A new, clearer piece of video obtained by News 8 appears to show Paul Witherspoon being shot at by police while his hands were in the air. In the video provided by Believe In Me Empowerment Corporation, you can see the driver door open, then seconds later both of Witherspoo