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PD: Man charged with murder after January killing in Manchester

MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in Manchester have charged a man with murder for another man's death back in January. According to officials, on January 21st, units responded to a report of a shooting at 158 Eldridge Street.


Internal investigation being conducted on Middletown police sergeant's social media posts

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) - Middletown police are conducting an internal investigation into a sergeant's posts on social media. According to officials, the chief directed the Middletown Police Department's Professional Standards Division/Internal Fairs Unit to investigate Sgt. Sebastian Bartolotta's


Portland’s Perfect Prom of CT allows girls to rent gowns for little investment

PORTLAND — What girl couldn’t use a little help from a fairy godmother during prom season?. Jill Deane, founder of Perfect Prom of CT, has made it her mission to offer a Cinderella experience for every student by providing a large array of gowns on a rental basis.


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.


Hartford woman fighting deportation detained by ICE

HARTFORD — Wayzaro Walton who is from England and has lived in the US for over 20 years, was detained by ICE this afternoon according to her lawyers. Back in December she was granted a stay of deportation.


Parents arrested after leaving infant on Hartford sidewalk during argument

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford police arrested a man and a woman after they left their infant on a Hartford sidewalk during an argument. According to police, officers were dispatched to Maple Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on Friday.


Nine nurses in the same labor unit are all due at the same time

A baby boom is coming to the labor and delivery unit of a Maine hospital, where nine of its nurses will give birth to their babies around the same time. The labor and delivery nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland are all due between April and July.


DUI Arrest After Crash: Middletown PD

MIDDLETOWN, CT — A Middletown man was arrested after he crashed into another vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, according to police. Calvin Hart, 62, crashed into a parked unoccupied vehicle after he was blinded by headlights from oncoming vehicles, police said.Hart failed field sobriety


Hartford Man Going Back To Prison For Credit Card Fraud

HARTFORD, CT — A Hartford man was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after he violated his supervised release following a credit card fraud scheme. Jonathan Preston, 27, of Hartford obtained information on prominent entertains, athletes and others to gain access to their credit card accounts s


Southington man charged with weapons possession, breach of peace

SOUTHINGTON – A Southington man was arrested after allegedly rummaging through someone else’s mail and making threatening statements to her. Christian Bedard, 43, was arrested by Southington police on March 21 and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree breach of peace and simple tre


Hartford jury views video of killing on Albany Avenue

The jurors who will consider the state’s murder case against Brock Davis viewed video captured by a liquor store surveillance camera of what prosecutors and police say is Davis repeatedly stabbing Joseph Lindsey on Dec. 9, 2015 on Albany Avenue near Baltimore Street.


Southington woman facing animal cruelty charge expected to take plea bargain

SOUTHINGTON - A local woman accused of neglecting three dogs is expected to take a plea bargain. Kelly Savage, 38, appeared Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court, where her attorney, Paul Catalano, said an "acceptable offer" has been extended to his client. He said he expects her to take the deal at her


Police suspect hoax after receiving call of armed person at Hartford school

A call about a person armed with a gun inside a Hartford school drew scores of police officers and nervous parents to Sports and Medical Science Academy on Tuesday, but now police believe it was a hoax.


Man sentenced in shooting of innocent car wash employee

The Manchester man whose gun fired the shots that wounded an innocent car wash employee during a 2016 heroin deal in Hartford was sentenced Friday to 12¾ years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney John H. Durham announced this week.


Cozy Corner Cottage On The Market In Southington

SOUTHINGTON, CT — A cozy corner cottage has gone on the market in Southington. See the details below:. Address: 30 Sunnyridge Dr, Southington, Connecticut. Features: Charming 2 bedroom ranch home on a flat corner lot. Hardwood flooring, new refrigerator. Washer and Dryer included. The large 16 x 20


Door Banging, Mail Rummaging Leads To Charges In Southington

SOUTHINGTON, CT — A Southington man is facing charges after an incident at a local home, police said. On March 21, Southington Police responded to a residence on Surrey Lane after receiving a trespassing complaint.


Meriden police charge man with robbery in incident at Pratt Street liquor store

MERIDEN — A man faces charges after police said he threatened he had a gun and stole two bottles of liquor from a Pratt Street store Sunday. Jose Juan Garcia-Correa, no age or address given, was arrested on Sunday and charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree breach of peace and sixth-degree


If recreational marijuana passes, local communities look to benefit

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Connecticut is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. Lawmakers have passed one of several bills to address licensing and fees, and Hartford is one community that wants to participate and benefit.


Driver Found Passed Out At Vernon Plaza: Report

VERNON, CT — A 46-year-old man admitted to using four bags of heroin during the course of a day after being found passed out in his vehicle in the middle of a busy commercial section of Vernon, police said.


Park Road’s Los Adobes closes, New Britain-based Taqueria La Grande moving in

The Los Adobes Mexican restaurant on the corner of Park Road and Oakwood Avenue, open since late 2008, has closed. A sign at the door saying, “Sorry for the inconvenience! Los Adobes will be closed until further notice," hung beneath one that advertises the building’s new tenants — New Britain-based