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New Britain man is in critical condition after Coventry crash

COVENTRY — A New Britain man was in critical condition Friday after losing control of his car and crashing into a tree on Route 6 Thursday afternoon, causing the road to be closed for over four hours, police said.


East Hampton police arrest Southington man for assaulting juvenile, child porn

EAST HAMPTON – Last night East Hampton police arrested a Southington man for sexually assaulting a juvenile in their town. The investigation began in back in June of 2018. Police are not releasing the location of the assault, nor the identity or age of the female juvenile victim, in order to protect


Man Accused of Stealing More Than 40 Phones from Waterbury Store During Armed Robbery

Waterbury Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing more than 40 phones from a store during an armed robbery on Friday night. Officers investigated an armed robbery at the AT&T/Sprint Mobile store after two adult employees reported they were robbed by two adult males. They said one of th


Woman struck by car in front of Farmington Fire Department

FARMINGTON — A woman suffered a serious head injury when she was struck by a car Friday night in Farmington. Farmington Police responded to 76 Main Street about 9:30 Friday night. Their preliminary investigation indicates a northbound 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was taking a left into the parking lot w


Hartford police arrest two individuals for alleged possession of narcotics and a firearm

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Hartford Police Department arrested two suspects early Saturday morning for an alleged possession of narcotics and a firearm. According to police, officers were conducting a directed patrol in the area of 10 Belden Street at 12:54 a.m. on Saturday and were flagged down b


Wrong man was arrested as suspect in New Britain slaying

NEW BRITAIN - A case of mistaken identity has two police departments on the defensive and a man originally taken into custody on suspicion of murder threatening to sue. The wrong Benjamin Morales was arrested by New Britain and Southington police in the search for a man suspected of fatally shooting


Waterbury PD: 3 silver alerts posted for young Waterbury children

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - Waterbury Police issued 3 related silver alerts for a 7-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy, and a 2-year-old girl from Waterbury on Saturday. Police say 7-year-old Maddison McGrath has been missing from Waterbury since Saturday. McGrath is described as a young black girl with


New Britain city council votes in favor of ban on single-use bags

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) - New Britain is the next to say goodbye to plastic bags. The council for the Hardware City just passed a ban on single-use bags and paper bags unless they can be recycled.


Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


New Britain woman accused of dragging elderly man from vehicle in Plainville

PLAINVILLE - A New Britain woman has been accused of dragging an elderly man from a vehicle when she abruptly took off from a Plainville home. Neysa Campos, 25, allegedly backed down the steep driveway of the man’s Plainville home last Thursday as he was trying to prevent her from driving, according


Winter Weather Advisory for Hartford County

A few areas of freezing drizzle has prompted a Winter Weather Advisory for Hartford County until noon. Cold air is currently locked into the valley locations of Hartford and Litchfield counties.


Waterbury Police Search for 3 Missing Siblings Believed to Be With Their Mother

Waterbury Police are searching for three siblings who were reported missing on Saturday and are believed to be with their biological mother. Police said Silver Alerts have been issued for 2-year-old Maryah Matthew, 5-year-old Dylan McGrath and 7-year-old Maddison McGrath.


Former Bristol man gets 6 additional months in prison for assaulting judicial marshal

NEW BRITAIN - A former Bristol man already serving a 54-month prison term was sentenced to six more months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to assaulting a judicial marshal.


Prostitution arrests made at Glastonbury duplex

GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) - Police executed a search warrant at a duplex in Glastonbury on Friday as part of a prostitution investigation. Two people were taken into custody at the home on House Street.


Fake service dogs are on the rise, so Connecticut lawmakers are considering fines

Elizabeth Rival of Berlin navigates the world as a blind person with the help of Harlow, her 4-year-old black Lab, a mellow lass who aced her training at a guide-dog school in Smithtown, N.Y.


Man Plans to Sue After Being Mistaken for Murder Suspect

A Connecticut man plans to sue two towns after he was mistaken for a murder suspect with the same name and arrested. Attorney Robert Berke says he has filed his intent to sue Southington and New Britain police after his client Benjamin Morales' arrest.


Two suffer knife injuries in assault at Hartford restaurant

HARTFORD – Police were called to a local restaurant Saturday for an assault that left two people with knife wounds. About 12:30 a.m., police were called to Andrea’s Restaurant on Franklin Avenue for a reported serious assault with a knife.


New Britain looks to turn more traffic-signal boxes into works of art

NEW BRITAIN - The city is accepting proposals from artists that would help turn traffic-signal control boxes into art pieces. These art pieces are part of the High Voltage Art Project, which is overseen by Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts.


Manslaughter trial begins for Hartford teen accused of running down woman in stolen car

Three Hartford police officers and the state medical examiner on Thursday laid out the bulk of the state’s manslaughter and larceny case against Deykevious Russaw, the 19-year-old Hartford man police say is responsible for the violent deaths of two people over a three-day span in July 2017.


Peanuts, Cracker Jack won’t be sold at Connecticut Double-A baseball stadium, club says

The parent of a 2-year-old boy who’s allergic to peanuts was reportedly pleased by a Connecticut Double-A baseball club’s decision to stop selling the food item at its stadium.