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Hartford man charged with probation violation after allegedly threatening Southington woman

SOUTHINGTON - A Hartford man has been charged with violating his probation after allegedly telling a woman he would kill her. Darius Thomas, 27, faces one count of violation of probation. The basis for the violation is his arrest in Southington on Dec. 19, when he allegedly sent a local woman numero


Spring cleanup in West End planned

The West End Association has begun planning their warm weather activities and are hoping to involve the citizens of Bristol. There will be two spring activities scheduled for May – the spring cleanup and flower planting events. Chair of the association Dave Hamelin said the dates have yet to be fina


Police: Man seriously injured after being struck by car in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) – A man is in stable condition after being stuck by a car on Thursday night in New Britain, police said. Police say a 57-year-old man was struck in the area of Corbin Avenue and Osgood Avenue. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.


Connecticut lawmakers split over Medicare for all

Washington — While Sen. Bernie Sanders has made “Medicare for All” a major theme in his bid for the White House, Connecticut lawmakers are split over the idea. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has endorsed Sanders’ latest “Medicare for All” proposal. But other Connecticut lawmakers are backing less sweeping


Bristol woman pleads not guilty to stealing from woman with dementia

BRISTOL - A Divinity Street woman has pleaded not guilty to fraudulently racking up about $8,000 in credit card charges using an account belonging to her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia.


Southington police named in potential legal action over New Britain homicide suspect

SOUTHINGTON – Police thought they had found a fugitive murder suspect after tracing a phone and a Facebook account, but after a raid involving a police dog and an armored car New Britain detectives learned they’d grabbed the wrong man.


Plainville Historical Society celebrates local black history

PLAINVILLE — The Plainville Historical Society’s expert on the history of local black residents recently traced their impact on the region. “There’s just so much richness here,” said Dayne Snell, whose mother Gail Williams spoke about slavery, civil rights and the accomplishments of local blacks on


Bristol man pleads no contest to allegations he touched 7-year-old girl inappropriately

BRISTOL - A Bristol man on Friday pleaded no contest to a charge he inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl in 2016. James Healey, 64, of 154 Mechanic St., accepted a plea bargain in Bristol Superior Court that did not include any jail time. He pleaded no contest to one count of first-degree reckl


BRISTOL BITS: Locals had a 'trolley' good time at the library

“Mr. Mike” Mike Tracy stops by from time-to-time to chat and it’s always interesting on my part because he certainly has been, and still is, here and there in keeping himself busy. He reminisced of days past and the neighborhood he grew up in. Mike has many stories.


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Food pantry could use help

Budget cuts hit the Plainville Community Food Pantry, at 54 S. Canal St., pretty hard last year. As a result, PCFP officials said that they need some help to try to keep up with demand.


Petit speaks out against regional school districts

In a public Facebook post to his official State Representative page, Rep. William Petit Jr. (R-22) said transportation costs associated with bussing students further than just a few blocks away could be “quite expensive.”


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Arrest made in Hartford's 4th homicide of the week

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut's capital have made an arrest in the city's fourth homicide in less than a week. Hartford police on Friday announced that 44-year-old Mayceo Montford is charged with murder in the Thursday night stabbing of 40-year-old Shawn Banks.


Connecticut’s first flu-related pediatric death reported by officials

HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday afternoon that a child had died earlier in the week from the flu. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child this flu season.


Let there be light: Plainville company debuts at business expo

The Light Hangar Company appeared at the 34 annual Bristol Home and Business Expo, Feb. 16 and 17, and the founders described the event as a great way to see a lot of people. Laura and Jeffrey Davis are the wife and husband duo behind The Light Hangar Co., located at 1 Town Line Rd., Plainville. The


2003 Cold Case Hartford Murder Conviction Made

HARTFORD, CT — A Hartman man was convicted of a nearly 16-year-old murder that took place in the city. Rafael Ortiz was found guilty during a jury trial of fatallying shooting Benjamin Baez on June 11, 2003. Baez was sitting in a car on Main Street in Hartford at the time of the shooting.


Wolcott PD become first in Connecticut to use 'Neighbors by Ring' neighborhood security app

WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) - It's the new "neighborhood watch" in Wolcott, but linked to your phone via an app. Residents in Wolcott can now sign up for an app to see what's going on where they live and report crime in real time.


Man Stabbed To Death In Hartford

HARTFORD, CT — Police arrested a man for murder after a fatal stabbing Thursday night. Mayceo Montford, 44, stabbed his acquaintance Shawn Bates, 40, to death, police said. Police arrived at the scene to find Bates with several serious stab wounds, according to the Hartford Courant.


New Britain man hit by Bristol resident, stable after being sent to hospital

NEW BRITAIN -- A 57-year-old city man was taken to an area hospitol after being struck by a motor vehicle Thursday night. City police, fire and EMS crews responded to the area of Corbin and Osgood avenues around 6 p.m., Capt. William Steck said in a release.