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Connecticut teen shot by police during traffic stop dies

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut man shot by local police while allegedly driving toward an officer during a traffic stop died Monday, state police said.


Officer who shot 18-year-old Wethersfield man was involved in 2015 fatal police shooting

The Wethersfield police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old man during a traffic stop Saturday was among the officers who shot and killed a Hartford man during a dangerous standoff in 2015.


Brizo: innovative, eclectic seafood in a modern setting

Though it’s a ways from the Connecticut shoreline, Brizo in Rocky Hill takes its name from a Greek goddess associated with the sea. Brizo “was known as the protector of mariners, sailors, and fishermen,” the restaurant notes on its website. “She was worshiped primarily by the women of Delos, who set


431-Pound Bear Euthanized After Confronting Resident, Ransacking Connecticut Home

A 431-pound bear was euthanized after entering a home in Connecticut, confronting the homeowner and then ransacking the kitchen and dining room. The incident took place early Saturday morning, April 20 when a Simsbury homeowner walked into his kitchen and was met by the huge bear who was looking for


Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:. (one, eleven, twenty, thirty, forty-six; Lucky Ball: one) Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Former Bristol council member sentenced to nearly four years in prison

Condemning what she called “selfishness and greed,” a federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former Bristol council member Jodi Zils Gagne to 46 months in prison for defrauding elderly and ill clients who’d entrusted her with their money.


Man shot in hip in Hartford

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Hartford police are responding to a shooting after a man was shot in the hip. Police said the shooting took place in the 200 block of Barbour Street. A man was found suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hip.


Newington police investigate fight that left two people with stab wounds

NEWINGTON - A fight in the parking lot of Plaza Azteca just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning left two people with stab wounds and police with plenty of questions. The bar closed at 1:40 a.m., prior to needing to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. pursuant to Connecticut liquor laws. About 40 to 50 people


Coventry River Rescue Caught on Video

Coventry police officers rescued a man who they say jumped into the Willimantic River Monday. Police said they were called to search for the man after he ran out of his home upon learning of his wife’s death. Officers Robert Dexter and Olivia Beausoleil spotted the man hanging onto a log in the rive


Fire officials responding to 3-story building fire in Hartford

HARTFORD — Fire officials are at the scene of a fire on 92 Nelson Street in Hartford. At this time, no information has been provided as officials are working to put the fire out.


A car accident, an encounter with a doctor and a spiral into addiction: Former opioid users laud Connecticut’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

After a minor car crash in 2005, Sarah Howroyd sought medical attention for neck and back pain. Her primary care doctor gave her a prescription for “an astronomical amount” of OxyContin, reassuring her the drug was not addictive.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Proposal Could Keep Trump Off Connecticut Ballot in 2020

Connecticut could end up ending one of the most heated political debates in Washington, or it could end up leaving President Donald Trump off of the 2020 ballot altogether. Connecticut is one of 18 states with a proposal to mandate that anyone running for president has to disclose their federal tax


PD: 1 person shot in Hartford

HARTFORD — Police are investigating a shooting in the north-end of Hartford in the area of 290 Barbour Street. Hartford Police Department took to Twitter Tuesday night stating that a male victim was found with a single gunshot wound to hip. At this time, it is unknown on the extent of the injuries a


Man charged with sexually assaulting six-year-old East Hartford boy

A man who faces a child pornography charge was arrested Tuesday on additional, related charges that he sexually assaulted a six-year-old boy. Paul Grimsley, 42, of no certain address, faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault and one of risk of injury to a minor. Grimsley, who was arrested dur


Police had body cameras off in Connecticut shooting that injured woman

Two officers involved in a shooting that injured a woman in New Haven last week had not turned on their body cameras before the gunfire, a state official said Tuesday. One of the officers, from Hamden, turned his body camera on after the shooting.


Vernon Mom Charged In Home Alone Case

VERNON, CT — A woman who had been warned about leaving her 7-year-old home alone after school four days earlier has been charged in a late-February home alone case, police said.


Meriden police seeking tips on bank robbery

MERIDEN — Meriden police are seeking help from the public after responding to a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon. Police responded to Wells Fargo, at 43 E. Main St., around 4:15 p.m. for a report of a robbery. The suspect fled in a white Chevrolet minivan with an undetermined amount of currency prior


Hartford teen sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for stabbing brother to death

A Hartford teenager was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stabbing his brother to death a year ago. David Carasquillo, 19, was 17 when the crime occurred Jan. 13, 2018 at 2006 Main St. He was initially charged as a juvenile, but the case was moved to the adult docket.


Tuesday's Top 5: Racist Post, D.C. Trip Off, Shooting Update

Here is a look at the top stories for Monday in Patch towns in Hartford and Tolland counties. Click on headlines to see the stories in full.