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Tony Moreno, the Middletown man who threw his son off the Arrigoni Bridge, asks state Supreme Court for new trial

A lawyer for Tony Moreno, the Middletown man who was convicted of killing his infant son in 2015, argued in front of the state’s highest court Thursday that his client deserves a new trial because he was medicated and not in the right frame of mind when police questioned him in his hospital bed.

HARTFORD COURANT

Food Events In CT This Weekend

January 18-20 It’s your last chance to check out Middlesex County’s and West Hartford’s Restaurant Weeks! And while you’re in Hartford, why not check out their first ever brunch crawl?

CTNEWS.COM

Three injured in construction accident in East Hampton

EAST HAMPTON, CT (WFSB) -- Emergency crews were called to a construction accident in East Hampton on Thursday afternoon. Officials said the accident happened on West High Street, just before 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

EYEWITNESS NEWS

New York Fugitive Captured In Middletown: PD

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Queens man wanted in New York for aggravated unlicensed operator in the first degree was arrested in Middletown as a wanted fugitive, according to police. Police made the arrest Jan. 15 on the extraditable offense. King Burden, 36, was held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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Community News For The Glastonbury Edition

GLASTONBURY -- The 11th annual wine tasting to benefit Mary’s Place, A Center for Grieving Children and Families, will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St.

HARTFORD COURANT

Xavier Head Coach Nick Costanzo has been replaced

MIDDLETOWN, Conn (WTNH) - A mid-season coaching change at the high school hockey level. Xavier head coach Nick Costanzo was replaced on Thursday. Assistant coaches Kyle Heins and Rick Longobardi will take over as co-head coaches.

WTNH.COM

SNAP benefits released two weeks early

HARTFORD — The Department of Social Services announced that due to the federal government shutdown, February SNAP benefits, food stamps, will be issued two weeks ahead of schedule.

FOX61.COM

18-year-old charged in fatal shooting of New Britain man

NEW BRITAIN - Video obtained by police shows Justin Hapgood, 18, and a 17-year-old casually chatting with 34-year-old Erik Rivera on North Street minutes before Rivera was shot Tuesday evening, according to an arrest warrant.

NEW BRITAIN HERALD

Recent Durham/Middlefield Home Sales | Local Real Estate Guide

Looking for a home to buy? Or are you curious about recent home sale prices in Durham and Middlefield? Maybe you just like looking at what's on the market. Whatever your inclination, you can find something in our Durham and Middlefield Real Estate Guide thanks to our partners at realtor.com.

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Health officials: 8 people in CT have died from the flu

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- The state’s Dept. of Public Health said there have now been eight deaths related to the flu. According to numbers released on Thursday, of the eight people who have died, five of them were over the age of 65, two were between 50 and 64, and another was between 25 and 49.

EYEWITNESS NEWS

TRENDING NOW: Buzzer beater, elk crossing, CT Pariots lights

A buzzer beater in western, MA, elk crossing and a house in Berlin, CT lights up for the Patriots. Those are the stories trending on Jan. 17.

EYEWITNESS NEWS

Middletown Woman Charged With DUI: Orange Police

ORANGE, CT — A Middletown woman is accused of driving while under the influence while in Orange, police said. On Jan. 11, officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and quickly switching lanes on the Boston Post Road, police said. A motor vehicle stop was made and officers came in

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One Dead After Serious Crash on Route 185 in Bloomfield

A 70-year-old Bloomfield man was killed in a five-car crash on Route 185 in Bloomfield Thursday night. The crash happened near the intersection of Route 185 and Penwood Road, according to police. One driver was killed, and two others were taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

NBC CONNECTICUT

Springfield Police arrest convicted rapist wanted in Connecticut

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Springfield Police were able to track down and arrest a man convicted for child rape and wanted on a warrant out of Connecticut Thursday night. According to Springfield Police, 44-year-old Ronny Smoot was taken into custody at Mercy Hospital.

WESTERNMASSNEWS.COM

Author of book on serial killer Howell to speak in Berlin

BERLIN - Connecticut crime author Anne K. Howard will be visiting the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. In her book, “His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer,” Howard probes the complicated and conflicted mind of William Devin Howell, the state’s most prolific serial

NEW BRITAIN HERALD

Joseph Silva sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release for double murder in Hartford

An impulsive act on a May night nearly three years ago destroyed the lives of three people and and hurt so many more, including two children who will forever be separated from their parents, a judge told Joseph Silva Thursday in Superior Court before sentencing him to life in prison.

HARTFORD COURANT

Police investigating shooting on Foster Street in Meriden

MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – A shooting investigation is underway in Meriden Thursday night. The shooting happened near 130 Foster St. around 7 p.m. There is no word on if anyone was injured in the shooting.

EYEWITNESS NEWS

East Hartford PD need assistance in identifying the suspect of a robbery

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The East Hartford Police Department are looking for assistance to identify the suspect of a robbery. Police are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man who is the suspect of a robbery that took place on 218 Main Street in East Hartford. The robbery ha

WTNH.COM

Popular bread shop opens in East Hampton

EAST HAMPTON, CT (WFSB) - A man in East Hampton has turned his bread-winning dream into a reality. Christian Michalowski said he's had a passion for baking for years. When he had a chance to start anew, he opened up the Black Walnut Artisan Bread Company in town.

EYEWITNESS NEWS

Chris Hansen from 'To Catch a Predator' arrested in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Connecticut -- Chris Hansen, the host of NBC's "To Catch a Predator," turned himself in to police in Stamford, Connecticut. Hansen was charged with bouncing checks. In the summer of 2017, police said Hansen ordered promotional trinkets from a Stamford company.

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