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New Milford Man Rear-Ends Truck and Flees Scene: Police

NEW MILFORD, CT — State Police arrested a New Milford man fleeing the scene of a crash on Tuesday. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. near Exit 17 on Interstate 84 westbound in Waterbury.


Real estate course set in New Milford

The Greater New Milford Board of Realtors will offer a Connecticut real estate licensing 60-hour course beginning May 13 in New Milford. Classes will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with no class on Memorial Day, May 27. The exam date will be on or about June 20.


JUST IN: Teacher of Waterbury high school accused of suspicious behavior involving student

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - A school administrator from Kennedy High School alerted Waterbury Police of suspected suspicious behavior between a teacher and a 16-year-old student.


12 to be inducted into New Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Twelve athletes ranging from Sam Blackman, Class of 1956, to Emma Crowcroft, Class of 2009, have been chosen as the New Milford High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2019 class of inductees.


Police find woman stabbed to death, 4-year-old girl, ax inside Brooklyn apartment

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police found a woman stabbed to death and a 4-year-old girl, unharmed, inside a Brooklyn apartment, and the attacker may have used an ax in the murder. Another woman was also seriously injured in the attack.


Protests in Connecticut after police-involved shooting injures unarmed woman

There have been days of protests in New Haven, Connecticut, following a police-involved shooting that left an unarmed passenger injured. Video of the incident, in which two officers open fire on a vehicle thought to be connected with an armed robbery, gives an unclear picture of what really happened


Motorcycle passenger seriously injured in Roxbury crash

ROXBURY — A motorcycle passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries Friday night after the driver lost control on a sharp curve, according to Connecticut State Police. The passenger, a 19-year-old Watertown woman, sustained serious injuries. The driver, a 21-year-old Bridgewater man, had non-lif


CT pot legalization would drive up road risks, experts say

In a state already known for a high rate of alcohol-related driving fatalities, Connecticut officials are bracing for what the potential legalization of recreational marijuana will mean on the road.


Connecticut school faces lawsuit as parents say expelled student was targeted for being conservative

The parents of an expelled student are suing a Connecticut private school after they accused the school of expelling their child for being a conservative. Theodore and Sonia Mancini, parents of 16-year-old Michael Mancini, said they will file the lawsuit against Cheshire Academy for breach of contra


As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging


Danbury wants to redraw tattoo law

DANBURY - Take a chance on an unlicensed tattoo operation, and you may risk more than ending up on a “What were they thinking?” internet gallery. Infections, allergic reactions and blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis B and HIV can result from unsafe body piercing practices.


Extraordinary Life: Throughout a lifetime in Litchfield, Ted Litwin left a lasting mark on a changing town

Ted Litwin was a chameleon, part Yankee farmer, part small-town politician, who put his mark on the town of Litchfield as it transitioned from farmland to affluent community. He combined the skills of both with zeal and energy and is now a symbol of a nearly extinct breed: a person tied to the earth


State Police: Stab Sticks Stop Drunk Driver In Route 80 Pursuit

New Jersey State Police deployed stab sticks Friday night to stop a drunk driver on Route 80, ending a wild half-hour chase from Morris to Warren counties. Washington Township police began pursuing 27-year-old Lucciano Pascucci of Belvidere following a domestic incident around 10:30 p.m., NJSP Sgt.


Young Woman Dead, Another Injured, Baby Found Unharmed in Bizarre Brooklyn Scene

A young woman is dead, another is seriously injured and a toddler is in the hospital for observation after a violent domestic attack with an ax in Brooklyn early Saturday. The injured woman's ex-boyfriend was caught late Saturday night and now faces murder charges - one he gets out of the hospital w


New Fairfield murder-suicide appears statistically rare

NEW FAIRFIELD — With the focus on a woman and a sharp weapon — the murder-suicide of a local couple is statistically unlike most domestic homicide cases in the state and country.


Should elephants have the same rights as humans? A Conn. court will hear the case

HARTFORD — A Connecticut appeals court is set to hear arguments in the case of an animal rights group that is trying to free three elephants from a petting zoo by winning them the rights of ‘‘personhood.’’


Connecticut River continues to overflow its banks

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Connecticut River continues to overflow its banks. Saturday's heavy rain certainly contributed to that. News 8 visited Great River Park in West Hartford to observe the flooding.


Store Clerks From Mahopac, North Salem Charged In Underage Drinking Detail

A check of 15 stores in the area during an underage drinking enforcement detail has resulted in charges against two store clerks for selling alcohol to minors. State Police conducted plain-clothes checks of the retail locations in Westchester County that sell alcohol to ensure their compliance with


Jane Stern: Gourmet food with a British accent in Bethel, CT

A number of years ago, I transported (in my new luggage) a grocery cart of foodstuffs that I picked up on a car trip through the north of the UK. My luggage, once beautiful and showroom fresh, smelled of potted Stilton cheese, six half-thawed Melton Mowbray pork pies and a boil-in-bag of semi-thawed


2 injured after motorcyclist loses control

ROXBURY — Driving on a sharp right curve, a motorcyclist carrying one passenger lost control of his vehicle Friday evening and slid across the road, according to an accident summary from Connecticut State Police. The incident took place on Good Hill Road near Bacon Road.