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Police identify brothers, woman killed in weekend blaze in Oxford

Longtime neighbors remembered two brothers as rambunctious but caring men after they and a friend were killed in a massive blaze that destroyed their Oxford home over the weekend.


3 victims of fatal Oxford house fire identified

OXFORD -The three people who died Saturday night after a fire destroyed a home on O’Neil Street have been identified. Terrified neighbors woke up screaming after a loud noise led them to find their neighbor’s home engulfed in flames.


Former Shelton man accused of stealing car at Yale-New Haven Hospital

EAST HAVEN — A former Shelton man was arrested after police say he was caught driving a car he took from Yale-New Haven Hospital. An automatic license plate reader alerted Officer Jon Trinh that a stolen 2014 Nissan Versa passed him Sunday, Lt. Joseph Murgo said in a release. He met up with the driv


Several New Restaurants Slated To Open In Shelton

SHELTON, CT — A BBQ restaurant, Marriott Residence Inn, Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread are set to fill the Fountain Square property that used to house United Illuminating on Bridgeport Avenue.


Temps to fall again tonight in colder than average March

We have a few more nights of below-freezing temperatures before it starts to feel like spring. Temperatures are expected to fall into the teens and twenties Tuesday night, making it the coldest night of the week.


Pedestrian killed on Route 34 in Orange ID’d

ORANGE - A 45-year-old Harwinton man is dead after being struck by an elderly driver’s vehicle on westbound Route 34 Monday afternoon, police said. The victim was identified as Steven Sylvester, of Lake Drive, in Harwington.


Traffic still a mess on Derby’s Route 34 after oil tanker flips

Photo: Storm Engine Co. /Ambulance Corps Co. 2 Photo. DERBY-Diesel fuel from a a tanker trailer that overturned on Route 34 near the James Atwater bridge apparently spilled into a catch basin that feed into the Naugatuck River Monday morning.


Connecticut Lawmakers Pass First Step Towards Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana is creeping closer and closer to reality in Connecticut. Wfsb.com. has reported that a bill that spelled out details of a legalized system of recreational marijuana including who could buy and even grow it was passed by the General Law Committee. The passage of this bill will


Naugatuck Police Want To Speak With These 2 Individuals

NAUGATUCK, CT — Naugatuck Police are investigating a shoplifting incident that occurred at Walmart- 1100 New Haven Road on March 20 at about 12:48 PM. The Jeep in the photos is believed to have been used by these subjects, police said.


Hartford school in lockdown after threat of firearm violence

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Hartford school has been locked down after officials said a threat of firearm violence was received. According to authorities, the Sport & Medical Science Academy at 280 Huyshope Avenue is in a lockdown on Tuesday afternoon.


New option for chronic pain developed in Connecticut

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) - Make room for the latest over the counter pain solution. The Feel Good Lab spells relief with a cleaner approach. "The ingredients we chose are ingredients that every one of them are things that we would want to introduce to the body," says lead pharmacist Gene Gresh, who is a


Man, 45, Killed In Tragic Accident In Orange: Police

ORANGE, CT — A 45-year-old man was killed in a tragic accident Monday afternoon in Orange, police said. At 3:14 p.m. Orange Police Department responded to the westbound side of Derby Avenue just prior to Sodom Lane for a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.


Traffic Light Approved Near Busy Trumbull Shopping Center

TRUMBULL, CT — The State Department of Transportation has approved a traffic light at the Chip's shopping center on Route 111. The town was awarded state grant funds to install the traffic light. The Pequonnock River Trail crossing will be redirected during the project.


Shelton Police Warn Of Check Overpayment Scam

SHELTON, CT — Shelton Police are warning residents about a check overpayment scam. Scammers respond to online classified ads and offer to pay for an item with a check. They come up with a reason to overpay and then ask the seller for cash or a wire payment to make up the difference.


New Haven home burglarized, victim was woman who led Shoprite racist tirade

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - New Haven Police confirm a home and garage on Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven have been burglarized on Monday. The burglarized home belongs to New Haven resident Corinne Magoveny-Terrone.


Plainfield police seek domestic violence suspect, possibly armed with machete

PLAINFIELD, CT (WFSB) - The search is on for a domestic violence suspect in Plainfield on Tuesday. The suspect, whom police did not identify, was described as wearing camouflage and a mask.


Man dies following West Haven assault

WEST HAVEN — A man has died days after officers were called to address a breach of peace and/or assault complaint in the city March 13, according to the Police Department, and authorities are seeking help in investigating the matter.


Yale under investigation for "cheating scheme" along with 7 other schools

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Yale is among eight schools under investigation by the US Department of Education as it looks into a college admissions cheating scheme. A notice was sent to yale on Monday.


Conn. Police. End Search for Man Wearing Camo, Mask, Carrying Machete

Plainfield police were looking for a man reported to be carrying a machete and wearing camouflage and a mask and said they found him. They said someone called authorities and the man might have been involved in a domestic dispute.


Homeless man claims stolen car's keys were given to him at hospital

EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - A self-described homeless man is accused of stealing a car that he claims was mistakenly given to him after he was discharged from a hospital. David Boles, 59, faces second-degree larceny and operating a vehicle with a suspended license charges.