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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.


Police Identify Hartford's Fifth Homicide Victim of 2019, Arrest Murder Suspect

A man who was stabbed multiple times in Hartford Thursday night has died and police have arrested a suspect on a murder charge. Officials said the stabbing happened on Main Street around 9:30 p.m.


City employee files lawsuit against Middletown, mayor

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -- A city employee in Middletown has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and made strong accusations against Mayor Dan Drew. Michele DiMauro is alleging discrimination and retaliation by the city.


Police: Man seriously injured after being struck by car in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) – A man is in stable condition after being stuck by a car on Thursday night in New Britain, police said. Police say a 57-year-old man was struck in the area of Corbin Avenue and Osgood Avenue. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.


Dog Found Roaming In Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, CT — The Middletown Animal Control is asking for help with locating a lost dog's owner. The female dog (pictured) was found near the Guida Farm Conservation area (Round Hill and Coleman roads) in Middletown.


Hartford man charged with probation violation after allegedly threatening Southington woman

SOUTHINGTON - A Hartford man has been charged with violating his probation after allegedly telling a woman he would kill her. Darius Thomas, 27, faces one count of violation of probation. The basis for the violation is his arrest in Southington on Dec. 19, when he allegedly sent a local woman numero


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Middletown PD Makes 3 Recent DUI Arrests

MIDDLETOWN, CT — Middletown Police have made a few DUI arrests recently. Christopher Ortega, 29, of Middletown was arrested Feb. 17 after being found slumped over in his vehicle at a McDonald's parking lot. He failed field sobriety tests and his BAC levels were .1545 and .1411, according to police.


Box Truck Accident Leads To Lane Closure on I-91 In Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A box truck accident has led to a lane closure on Interstate 91 northbound by exits 20 and 21. The accident was reported at 3:18 a.m. and is still an issue at 7:20 a.m. Thursday.


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.


Changes implemented over course of 1 year after Middlesex Hospital attack

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -- One year ago Friday, a Middletown man drove into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire, all while broadcasting it on Facebook. When this happened, there was a period of time that no one knew if this was an isolated incident or part of a pre-planned terrorist attack.


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Connecticut’s first flu-related pediatric death reported by officials

HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday afternoon that a child had died earlier in the week from the flu. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child this flu season.


Meriden man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault sentenced to six and a half years

MERIDEN — A local man who previously pleaded guilty to a sexual assault charge has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison. Michael Biron, 25, of 775 W. Main St., was arrested on Jan. 11, 2018 and charged with first-degree sexual assault of a minor. He previously pleaded guilty to third-deg


Hand Rails Stolen From 2 Meriden Churches

MERIDEN, CT - Thieves have stolen hand rails from two churches recently, according to the Meriden Record-Journal. Bronze rails at Saint Rose of Lima Church at 35 Center St. were missing Saturday morning.


Rafael Ortiz convicted of murder in 2003 Main Street killing

It was 13 years before Hartford police and state cold case investigators were able to build a murder case against Rafael “Felo” Ortiz for the 2003 shooting and killing of Benjamin “Benji” Baez on Main Street in Hartford, but it it took a Hartford Superior Court jury a little over an hour to conclude


Connecticut Child Dies of Flu

A child has died from the flu in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. The child died earlier this week. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season, according to the department.


PD: Man stabbed to death with knife in Hartford

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Police are investigating the death of an unidentified man who was stabbed with a knife Thursday evening. Officers responded to 2327 Main Street around 9:30 p.m. to a reported knife assault.


Teens plan to steal West Hartford man’s car backfires

WEST HARTFORD - A man said he came face to face with two teenage car thieves Thursday night. The two teenage girls were about to make a run for it with his Jeep. It happened around 7 p.m. on LaSalle Road.


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.