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New Haven PD: Silver alert for 23-year-old man from New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Police are searching for a 23-year-old man who has been missing from New Haven since Thursday. Connecticut State Police issued a silver alert for 23-year-old Semaj Merrill, who has been missing from New Haven since Thursday.


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.


Police: Stratford teenagers charged with burglary spree in Milford

Two Stratford teenagers are charged with a one-night burglary spree across the border in Milford, according to police. Police say 18-year-old Jeana McNeil and Edwin Cordero broke into 25 different cars early Thursday morning.


East Haven police arrest man, female juvenile for suspected possession of narcotics and stolen car

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - East Haven police conducted two arrests on Wednesday after a female juvenile and a male passenger were found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle and narcotics.


New Toll Proposal Details Released

HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont once again made the case for electronic tolling of all vehicles as he stood near the aging I-84 Viaduct in Hartford that has become a symbol of Connecticut's transportation woes.


New Haven man pleads guilty to Fairfield rape, robbery

BRIDGEPORT — A New Haven man is facing 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to raping and robbing a woman as she walked home from the Fairfield train station. Michael Fontaine, 48, pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to first-degree sexual assault and first-degree r


PD: New Haven firefighter charged with disorderly conduct amid domestic dispute investigation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - A New Haven firefighter has been charged as a result of a domestic dispute investigation. East Haven police said 46-year-old George Browne was arrested on Wednesday.


Connecticut man says cop confused hash brown for cellphone in distracted driving case

NORWALK, Connecticut (WPVI) -- A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road. He stopped at McDonald's on his way to work and says he was eating a hash brown


Developer hires security for West Haven property plagued by fires

WEST HAVEN — After two fires, at least one of which was arson, the developer of a planned mall in West Haven has hired private security to monitor the property. Mayor Nancy Rossi announced that The Haven Group LLC hired the private security company after fires destroyed two long-vacant buildings on


In The Kitchen: New England Dairy & Food Council - Milk Steamers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - When it comes to peanut butter & jelly or a piece of chocolate cake, there is nothing like a tall glass of cold milk. But then there is that steamy side of milk we just can’t resist! Latte’s, cappuccinos, hot chocolate; those are Milk Steamers and Registered Dietitian Heidi


Human trafficking in Conn. in spotlight following Robert Kraft arrest

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - From a Super Bowl ring to a prostitution ring. That's what billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing down in Florida after his arrest in a human trafficking sting.


Connecticut Blades Complete Miraculous Run With SCC Title On Friday, Outlast Top-Seeded Rival In Thriller

On Friday at Bennett Rink in West Haven, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op girls’ ice hockey completed a storybook run to a championship. After starting the season at 0-7, the Connecticut Blades came together to make the post-season and then highlighted their second-half surge with a 4-3 victory over


East Haven PD tracking down serial shoplifter

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - East Haven police need your help to track down a serial shoplifter. Police have provided surveillance photos of the suspect. Officers say he's wanted for thefts in East Haven, as well as North Haven and North Branford.


Discovery of missing State Police equipment rekindles investigation

During a training session with the New Haven police department SWAT team last November, several members of the state police SWAT team began preparing to practice on a breaching door when one of the officers noticed something familiar about it.


Stolen Credit Card Used To Buy $1.5K In Gift Cards In North Haven

NORTH HAVEN, CT — Police are asking for help with identifying two men in connection to the theft of a woman's wallet and subsequent use of her credit card to purchase $1,500 worth of gift cards. Police said that on Feb. 22, an unidentified male (pictured left) stole a wallet from a woman's purse whi


West Haven Man Assaults, Robs Woman At Mall: Milford PD

MILFORD, CT — A West Haven man is accused of assaulting and robbing a woman while at the mall, Milford Police say. On Feb. 21, police took custody of Isaiah McKnight, 22, of Ardale Street in West Haven in regard to an active arrest warrant, police said.


School employee sues Board of Education

Gemma Joseph Lumpkin, former chief of the Office of Youth, Family and Community Engagement of the New Haven Public Schools, is suing the New Haven Board of Education. In a Feb. 1 lawsuit, Joseph Lumpkin asserted that Superintendent of Schools Carol Birks violated her rights under the provisions of t


Man sentenced to 47 years in prison for fatal shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who fatally shot another man in the back during a robbery attempt five years ago has been sentenced to 47 years in prison. The New Haven Register reports that 20-year-old Damarquis Gray was sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted by a jury in October of felony


Shelton man to serve 9 months for sex with minor

MILFORD — The girl told investigators she was watching a movie with her mother’s boyfriend and her little sister in their Shelton home when the boyfriend asked her sister to go downstairs.


SCC boys basketball: Jonathan Law falls to Hamden in overtime

BRANFORD — Coming off a regular-season schedule where it did not defeat a team that finished with a winning record, Jonathan Law was considered an underdog in its SCC quarterfinal against Hamden.