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Family, police identify teen who was found shot in crashed vehicle

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Detectives in Hartford are investigating an early-morning homicide that involved a teenage victim. Family members at the scene identified the victim as 16-year-old Felipe Lopez. Hartford police later confirmed the identity.


Newington police investigate fight that left two people with stab wounds

NEWINGTON - A fight in the parking lot of Plaza Azteca just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning left two people with stab wounds and police with plenty of questions. The bar closed at 1:40 a.m., prior to needing to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. pursuant to Connecticut liquor laws. About 40 to 50 people


Report: Cop in teen’s death involved in another shooting

WETHERSFIELD - The officer who shot and killed a local teen Saturday was involved in a previous deadly police shooting, according to the Hartford Courant. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, 18, of Wethersfield, died a few days after being shot by police during a traffic stop. State police said Vega Cruz collid


Keeney Manufacturing workers help make a cleaner Newington

NEWINGTON - Sporting T-shirts specially designed for the occasion, Keeney Manufacturing employees cleaned up the town the last two weeks. They carried recyclable trash bags and toted trash pickers - long metal tools with a button at the hand-holding top and a pincher at the trash-picking end.


Lamont Names New Head Start Coordinator

From CT Gov: Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Elena Trueworthy of New Britain will serve as the director of the Connecticut Head Start State Collaboration Office. In this role, she will be responsible for helping support implementation of the federal Head Start program, which provides compre


Newington to End Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

A multi-day field trip to the nation’s capital has become a tradition for middle school students across Connecticut, but it’s one that may be coming to an end in Newington.


Southington police charge man with sexually assaulting young girl

Police arrested a New Britain man on charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl at a local motel. Carlos Padilla, 21, faces two counts each of first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.


Pet of the Week: Little Man

Little Man wants to live with adults and with kids over age 8 who can be gentle and respectful of pets. This kitty with the long skinny tail has not had much experience with cats or dogs but is willing to consider sharing his home with a furry friend.


3 Hartford students taken to hospital after smoking marijuana

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Three high school students in Hartford were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning. A school spokesperson says three male students from Bulkeley High School were allegedly smoking marijuana on the way to school.


CT NAACP calling for release of dashcam footage in fatal Wethersfield officer-involved shooting

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Hartford State's Attorney has taken over the case regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield. Connecticut State Police said 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz died Monday night as a result of his injuries.


Police blotter for the April 26 edition

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests and citations to their Facebook page from Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14:. Natasha Farris, 26, of 21 Plains Rd., Moodus, was charged with disorderly conduct.


Connecticut lighthouse could get second life as home for cremated remains

A bill to authorize the use of a lighthouse to store cremated remains. A measure urging accommodations in the workplace for breastfeeding mothers. The regulation of e-scooters. It was an eclectic day of business Tuesday at the Connecticut House of Representatives.


Child porn defendant accused of molesting boy, 6

A man who was charged this month with possessing child pornography faces new charges that he molested a 6-year-old boy who is shown in at least one of the pornographic pictures found on his cellphone, according to East Hartford police.


16-Year-Old Killed In Hartford Homicide

HARTFORD, CT — Police are investigating an early morning homicide after a 16-year-old was found in a crashed vehicle with gunshot wounds near 800 Albany Avenue. "The Hartford Police Department is saddened by the loss of life and we will be pursuing every lead to bring justice," police said in a stat


Connecticut’s air pollution is among the worst in the eastern U.S., according to new report

Connecticut has some of the worst ozone air pollution in the eastern United States and particle pollution in Hartford County increased in the past year, according to the American Lung Association’s latest “State of the Air” report.


Windsor teenager found shot to death in Hartford

A 16-year-old Windsor boy was found shot to death early Wednesday on Albany Avenue, police said. Felipe Lopez, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was found in a crashed car near 800 Albany Ave. at about 12:55 a.m., Lt. Paul Cicero said. The vehicle was not stolen, Cicero said.


New video shows Connecticut police shooting that injured woman

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WABC) -- New video of a police-involved shooting near the Yale campus in Connecticut that has sparked angry protests appears to show an officer shooting at an unarmed black man while he's raising his hands up in the air.


A car accident, an encounter with a doctor and a spiral into addiction: Former opioid users laud Connecticut’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

After a minor car crash in 2005, Sarah Howroyd sought medical attention for neck and back pain. Her primary care doctor gave her a prescription for “an astronomical amount” of OxyContin, reassuring her the drug was not addictive.


Connecticut residents will need REAL ID to board airplanes starting late 2020

(WTNH) - If you plan on taking a trip in 2020, you'll want to make sure you have the right ID. Starting in October of 2020, Connecticut residents will need a REAL ID in order to board airplanes.


Emergency crews respond after a car struck a pole on Route 15 S by exit 67S

MERIDEN — Emergency crews are on the scene after a car struck a pole on Route 15 S near exit 67S this afternoon. The crash was reported about 1:10 p.m. in the area of exit 67S. State police said the crash was at the merge with Interstate 91 and no injuries are reported. The right lane is closed. The