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Connecticut River continues to overflow its banks

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Connecticut River continues to overflow its banks. Saturday's heavy rain certainly contributed to that. News 8 visited Great River Park in West Hartford to observe the flooding.


Woman suffers burns in electrical fire at Somers home: fire marshal

SOMERS — A Hampden Road woman was taken to the hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation due to an electrical fire that broke out in her home Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.


Man facing charges after allegedly hitting, killing woman with car while driving drunk

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - A man is facing charges after he allegedly killed one person and seriously injured another when he hit them with his car Friday night in Chicopee while driving under the influence of alcohol.


Connecticut Post: Financial adviser from Darien charged with manslaughter in Caribbean

A Connecticut financial adviser has been charged with manslaughter while on vacation in the Caribbean, according to the Connecticut Post. Police say Gavin Hapgood of Darien was involved in the death of a resident of Anguilla.


Local shoppers growing frustrated with Stop and Shop strike as Easter Sunday approaches

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Easter is practically here and local shoppers are growing frustrated with the Stop and Shop strike. Stop and Shop employees have been on strike for nine days, and the deli and bakery counters of the grocery chain have remained closed.


Stop & Shop employee threatens to sue workers union

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Stop and Shop employee is speaking out and threatening to sue the union representing employees while they're on strike. This is now day nine of the strike, and one Stop and Shop employee says he has crossed the picket line, because of the way customers have been treat


Female robbed and stabbed in Springfield on Carew St.

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- We continue to follow developing news in Springfield after a woman was stabbed on Carew Street. On Friday evening, a female victim was robbed and assaulted with a dangerous weapon.


Protests erupt after Connecticut officers open fire on unarmed couple in car

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Protestors took to the streets in Connecticut Friday to voice their outrage over the shooting of an unarmed couple inside their car earlier this week. The Tuesday morning shooting left 22-year-old Stephanie Washington hospitalized after two officers opened fire on the car she was


Nearly 2,000 without power in West Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Nearly 2,000 people in West Springfield are without power Saturday evening. 22News received reports from viewers of a power outage in West Springfield around 4:30pm Saturday evening.


Connecticut consumer-goods companies take on plastic waste

STAMFORD — More than 30 years after the federal government started tracking the amount of waste in the U.S., the resounding majority of plastic does not get recycled. Some of Connecticut’s largest consumer-goods firms say they want to help change the trend.


Federal trial of Vernon man accused of abducting his son 32 years in Canada ago postponed

The trial of a Vernon man accused of abducting his son nearly 32 years ago in Canada and fleeing to the United States has been postponed until late May so he can contemplate whether to accept a plea offer from the government.


Flooding and heavy rain expected in Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for parts of Massachusetts in effect until Saturday night. Franklin, Worcester, Hampshire, and Hampden counties are under flood watch until this evening, the weather service said in a forecast.


Police searching for suspect involved with shooting in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police officials are currently looking for a male involved with a shooting on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The victim, a 29-year-old man from Springfield is suffering serious gunshot wounds to the hip.


Connecticut school faces lawsuit as parents say expelled student was targeted for being conservative

The parents of an expelled student are suing a Connecticut private school after they accused the school of expelling their child for being a conservative. Theodore and Sonia Mancini, parents of 16-year-old Michael Mancini, said they will file the lawsuit against Cheshire Academy for breach of contra


See CT's Highest Paid State Employees

HARTFORD, CT — The 2018 fiscal year saw a change for the top earning state employee with University of Connecticut women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma taking the top spot.


Police responding to report of three pedestrians struck in area of State St. in Chicopee

CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Police are on scene investigating a report of three pedestrians struck in the area of State Street. Details remain limited at this time, but Officer Michael Wilk of the Chicopee Police Department tells us that an accident reconstruction team was called to the intersection


FBI Investigation Continues After Racist Threat At Hartford Mosque

The call that came during the wee hours of the morning of March 24th was from a man in Enfield. He said he wanted to burn the Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford, using the n-word and other slurs against the members of the mosque that serves African-American, refugee and immigrant Muslims.


Co-owner of Nathan Bill's Bar to be arraigned in court Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The co-owner of Nathan Bills Bar and Restaurant will be arraigned next week on an indictment brought by the state attorney general. John Sullivan is charged with assault and battery and perjury. He's charged in connection with a brawl that took place in a parking lot near


Chicopee Fire Department rescue dog from riverbank

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - The Chicopee Fire Department made a rescue Saturday. An animal control officer contacted the police about two dogs that needed to be rescued from a riverbank.


Police looking to identify woman located on Parker St. in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Authorities are looking for the public's help identifying or finding the home of a woman located Friday afternoon. Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh said that the woman was found on Parker Street, near Hillcrest Cemetery.