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Police arrest Stratford teenager allegedly connected to shooting

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Stratford Police Department made an arrest on Friday connected to a shooting incident that occurred in January. Police say they made an arrest on Friday in connection to a shooting that took place on South Avenue near Lake Street in Stratford on January 22nd.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


New Haven Strip Club Gets Booted

NEW HAVEN, CT — Scores strip club was ordered to vacate its premises on St. John Street by the end of March. Owners of the building had sought to evict Scores since July 2018, according to the New Haven Register. The written lease expired in March 2017.


Fake service dogs are on the rise, so Connecticut lawmakers are considering fines

Elizabeth Rival of Berlin navigates the world as a blind person with the help of Harlow, her 4-year-old black Lab, a mellow lass who aced her training at a guide-dog school in Smithtown, N.Y.


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).


Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


A CT lawmaker proposes a bill that would give low-income residents a break

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Pamela Dumas said, "The low income people shouldn't be paying the tolls because their living on the edge of poverty as it is." State representative Christopher Rosario is proposing a bill that would allow low income residents to be exempt from paying possible tolls.


Connecticut police finally identify body found 26 years ago

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - A body found on an island off the coast of Connecticut 26 years ago has finally been identified. The Hour reports that Norwalk police on Thursday announced that using fingerprints they have figured out the identity of the man discovered April 18, 1996 on city-owned Shea Island


Connecticut GOP video ties Valerie Reyes suitcase death to border wall debate

Connecticut Republicans are taking heat for a video posted on Twitter last night tying the death of Valerie Reyes to the current debate over a Mexican border wall. Reyes’ body was found in a suitcase in Greenwich. The video points out that Reyes’ suspected killer, Javier Da Silva, is in the U.S. ill


Former teacher’s aide pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting students

MILFORD — A former teacher’s aide at Boys & Girls Village has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting two female students at the school. Milford police charged Ronnie Maebry, 34, of New Haven, with second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault, and two counts of risk of injury to a mi


West Haven Mom, Son Lose Everything In Fire; Community Rallies

WEST HAVEN, CT — The community is rallying around a mom and her young son after they lost everything in an apartment fire last week in West Haven. Lisa Bernardo, 31, and her 7-year-old son Damien had lived in the apartment for only a month before the fire, according to the New Haven Register. They l


Sunken luxury yacht will be raised out of Connecticut River

LYME, Conn. (AP) - A salvage crew is scheduled to raise a sunken luxury yacht out of the Connecticut River amid concerns about potential fuel leakage from the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard and state officials say they have been checking the sunken 53-foot yacht on a daily basis since it went down in Lyme


Connecticut to Take Legal Action Against Trump Over National Emergency Declaration

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Friday he and other attorneys general from other states are preparing "imminent legal action" to challenge the national emergency declaration by President Trump over the border wall.


Suspect Charged For His Role In Murder At Inn In Bridgeport

Bridgeport Police have made an arrest in the murder of a 48-year-old local man at the Sunny Side Inn who was an innocent victim, police say. Glenn Pettway, 25, of Bridgeport, was arrested early Friday for his role in Feb. 26, 2018, the murder of Alfanso Anderson at the Sunny Side Inn, located at 174


Four New Haven school employees placed on leave following disciplinary incident with student

NEW HAVEN - The Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School in New Haven has been under the microscope this week. The school's principal announced she was leaving for another job. And, four other employees, including the vice principal, were placed on administrative leave as an internal investigatio


Connecticut city ranked among worst in country to date

New Haven recently ranked as one of the worst cities in the country to date, according to a survey by Apartment List. With more people looking for love with a swipe or a click, it can be tricky to find the best and safest dating apps.


Glastonbury PD arrest Southington man for alleged sexual assault charges

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - The Glastonbury Police Department arrested a Southington man on Friday for allegedly committing sexual assault against a minor among other charges. According to a police, an investigation that began in June of 2018 lead to the determination of a suspect that was accused o


Domestic Violence Service Center To Open in Downtown New Haven

Beth DeRosa was able to get out of what she says was an abusive relationship, and she is using her experience to help create the new Family Justice Center in New Haven. “I’m really humbled to bring domestic neglect and mental abuse to the table and have it be recognized,” DeRosa told NBC Connecticut


Budget clues, guide dog fraud and the grocery tax is dead. Last week in Connecticut politics.

The proposed grocery tax that was universally panned was never a serious option in the first place, Gov. Ned Lamont now tells us. Speaking of food, Lamont wants to put the state on a diet, a “debt diet,” meaning a significant cutback in how much money the state borrows for infrastructure and other p


Arrests made in 5 of 11 Bridgeport 2018 homicide cases

BRIDGEPORT — Alfanso Anderson was gunned down in a case of mistaken identity last February. And Friday, 11 days before the one-year mark of the 48-year-old’s homicide, Bridgeport police charged 25-year-old Glenn Pettway, of East Main Street in the city, in connection with the killing.