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Oxford Man Who Killed Wife Dies In Prison: Report

OXFORD, CT — Scott Gellatly, 50, of Oxford, who was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his wife, Lori, 32, and injuring his mother-in-law in 2014, died on December 21, 2018, WTNH News 8 reports. The cause of death has not yet been released.


Principal of acclaimed Connecticut charter school resigns after video shows him shoving a student

The principal of a nationally acclaimed charter school in New Haven, Connecticut, resigned hours after a news outlet published a video that shows him shoving a student in the back.


Forecast: Saturday-Sunday storm to pound Connecticut with heavy snow, ice; Friday’s feathery flakes fail to impress

The light snow that began falling early Friday in parts of the state is fluff compared to the wet snow and ice forecast for this weekend. The storm is expected to make travel treacherous and might trigger power outages, the National Weather Service said.


Shelton man accused of sexually assaulting teen relative

SHELTON,Conn. (WTNH) - A 37-year-old man was arrested in Shelton on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a young relative. Police say that Victor Santos, of Shelton, was arrested after a woman reported to police in November of 2018 that she had been sexually assaulted by a relative.


East Hampton 5th grader inaugurated as Connecticut’s newest Kid Governor

In a ceremony drawing Connecticut’s top elected officials, fifth grader Ella Briggs of East Hampton was inaugurated Friday as the state’s newest Kid Governor. “I started talking when I was 7 months old,” she said immediately after taking the oath of office from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill


Winter Storm Warning, Watch Issued For CT, Updated Snow Totals

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of Connecticut beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday afternoon. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Litchfield County. The impacts of the storm are starting to grow clearer along with the timing.


Wednesday's Scholastic Scoreboard - New Haven County

Here are results from high school varsity action which took place Wednesday involving schools from Patch towns in New Haven County, as reported to the CIAC (note: contests whose scores are not posted on the CIAC web site are not included here).


Naugatuck Man Places Victim In Headlock: Police

NAUGATUCK, CT — A Naugatuck man is accused of placing a person in a headlock during a domestic disturbance, police said. On Jan. 14, officers responded to a domestic disturbance in which John Kirdzik, 24, of Bradley Street, became involved in a verbal argument with the victim that escalated into a p


Police identify man killed in Meriden shooting

MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – A deadly shooting investigation is underway in Meriden. According to police, Aaron Joseph Ormsby, 21, was shot in the area of 130 Foster St. around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.


BC-CT--Coaches Fired-Inappropriate Comments, CT

2 basketball coaches fire over 'inappropriate comments'. A Roman Catholic school for girls in Connecticut has fired two male basketball coaches for allegedly making inappropriate comments. Hearst Connecticut Media reports that Elizabeth Miller, head of school at Lauralton Hall in Milford, in an emai


Shelton Fire Log: Jan. 7-13

The Shelton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following incidents between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13, as submitted by the fire marshal’s office:. At 7:36 a.m., the Echo Hose Co. #1 responded to 16 Oak Ave. for a carbon monoxide alarm activation. An engine responded.


Pieces in place for reconstruction

NAUGATUCK — All the pieces are in place for the reconstruction of Cross Street to begin. The only thing the borough is waiting on now is nice weather. The project will reconstruct about 4,150 feet of Cross Street from Route 8 to New Haven Road. The project will include full-depth reconstruction, hor


'Alert' EH Resident Helps Police Nab Suspected Car Burglars: PD

EAST HAVEN, CT — An alert East Haven resident helped police nab two New Haven men who are accused of breaking into vehicles in town, police said. On Jan. 17, officers responded to South Dale Street and Dora Drive after an "alert resident" called 911 to report suspicious activity.


Police: Bullying reported to officials before girl's suicide

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say school officials and police were alerted that an 11-year-old girl was being bullied weeks before she killed herself. Anjelita Estrada's death two days before Christmas was ruled a suicide. The sixth-grader began attending Doolittle Elementary Sch


Employee Shoves 'Lazy' Co-Worker: Milford Police

MILFORD, CT — A dispute between co-workers led to an arrest, Milford Police said. On Jan. 16, police responded to the Connecticut Post Mall, 1201 Boston Post Road, on a report of an "unruly person," police said.


Fugitive sex offender from Connecticut arrested in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD - Police on Thursday night arrested a Connecticut sex offender who was wanted as a fugitive, according to a police spokesman. Ronny Smoot was apprehended at Mercy Medical Center by officers with the department’s Metro Unit who tracked him there, said police spokesman Ryan Walsh.


Shelton weekly city meeting schedule

The following meetings are held at City Hall, 54 Hill St., unless otherwise noted. Valley Emergency Medical Services (VEMS), 7 p.m., VEMS, 764 Derby Ave., Seymour. Parks & Recreation Commission, 7:30 p.m., Community Center, 41 Church St.


School lockdowns lifted as Danbury police search for shooting suspect

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - Lockdowns at Western Connecticut State University's Midtown Campus and the Ellsworth Avenue school have been lifted following a nearby shooting Thursday afternoon.


City of New Haven gears up for Winter Storm Yoshi

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -- As this weekend’s Winter Storm Yoshi gets set to move in, along the shoreline preparations are already underway. In New Haven, plans are in place not just to keep the roads clear, but to also make sure those without a place to live can stay warm.


4th Annual MLK "Each One, Teach One" Youth Day Summit

Join the C.B.C.C.W. along with various community partners as we provide a weekend full of activities during the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend. The theme this year is, "Never Lose Hope -Unity Wins."