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Southbury Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

SOUTHBURY, CT — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Heavy rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.


Southbury Business Sells $100K Worth Of Winning Lottery Tickets

SOUTHBURY, CT — Main St Convenience in Southbury sold $100,000 in winning tickets to three different people on Friday, Feb. 15, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On Feb. 15, Frank Capponi, of Southbury, William Mclean Jr., of Newtown, and Mary Canvin, of Bethel, all won $33,333 each by playing S


Woodbury Resident Wins Big Lottery Prize

WOODBURY, CT — A Woodbury resident is $10,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket in town, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On Feb. 19, Martin Hoxley, of Woodbury, won $10,000 after purchasing a 10X Cash 13Th Edition ticket from Woodbury Patco Handy Stop in Woodbury.


Students stuck in bus after crash brings down power lines in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A group of students in Connecticut are recovering from a frightening ordeal on a school bus. Three students and a driver were trapped inside the bus Thursday morning in Stamford, after the vehicle slid off an icy road and hit a utility pole.


Governor Lamont proposes tax on sugary drinks, but is it healthy for Connecticut's economy?

(WTNH) - Governor Lamont says he’s trying to build a healthier Connecticut by taxing sugary drinks like soda, but is it healthy for the states economy?. Joseph Weiss and his wife just opened up a family pizza restaurant in Glastonbury. They have been in business 4 months.


Girls Basketball Tournament Pairings: New Haven County

A total of 129 Connecticut high school girls basketball teams will continue their quests to play at the Mohegan Sun Arena for a state championship, as brackets for the CIAC tournaments were released Wednesday.


Couple Admits To Stealing 500 Pieces Of Mail From Northern Westchester Mailboxes

A Connecticut couple busted with hundreds of pieces of mail during a traffic stop have pleaded guilty to felony charges for robbing “rural” mailboxes in Northern Westchester.


Connecticut man pleads guilty to murdering wife 3 weeks after wedding

NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.


CT Locals react to tolls

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Hillary Gunn told NEWS8, "No tolls. I want to live in this state for the rest of my life and I want to be able to afford it." Patrick Sasser with NoTollsCT.org said, "I think the legislatures need to sit back down at the table and come up with real solutions that aren't on


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Waterbury resident charged with drugs trafficking and gun possession

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - A Dominican Republic citizen residing in Waterbury has been charged with drugs trafficking and gun possession crimes. On Wednesday, a New Haven federal grand jury charged Daniel Jimenez De la Cruz, 33, with fentanyl distribution and firearm possession offenses.


Icy Conditions Cause Crashes Across Connecticut

Freezing rain fell overnight causing untreated roads to ice over, leading to several accidents around the state Thursday morning. A box truck rolled over on I-91 North in Middletown. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed between exits 20 and 21, according to state police.


Waterbury PD arrest 4 suspects in firearms and police pursuit incident

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - The Waterbury Police Department arrested four individuals accused of being involved in a police pursuit and firearms incident that occurred on Wednesday night.


Monroe pump manufacturer acquired by Chicago company

A private equity investment firm is creating a new submersible pump company beginning with Stancor in Monroe and BJM Pumps in Old Saybrook. Chicago-based May River Capital acquired Stancor from Knox Capital Holdings; it bought out BJM in 2017. The new entity is called Industrial Flow Solutions.


Woman accused of trying to take boy from father in Bristol parking lot to be prosecuted

BRISTOL - A city woman accused of trying to abduct a random child out of the arms of his father in a Bristol parking lot will be prosecuted. Crystal Ortiz, 23, of Davis Drive, was denied a diversionary program during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court on Wednesday after she was found ineligible.


New Milford Man Charged With Assaulting 4-Month-Old Baby

An unemployed New Milford man was charged with assaulting a 4-month old infant who was unresponsive when rushed to the hospital with head injuries, authorities said. Travis Weber, 28, remained held in New Bridge Medical Center in police custody for psychological treatment since his arrest last Thurs


Three arrested after invading home in Danbury

Three people were arrested after invading a home in Danbury and stealing money. Victims called police after they heard knocking at the door around 5 a.m. as they were getting ready for work. They initially ignored the knocking, but eventually opened the door and were confronted by two males and a fe


No right on red: State changes turning rules at Prospect and Main Street

Drivers used to taking the right turn from Prospect Street onto Main Street will have to be a little more patient going forward. The state will add a “no turn on red” sign at the intersection of Main and Prospect streets, according to Police Chief Jeff Kreitz.


Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist from Connecticut, dead at 77

MANSFIELD — Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues.


CT victims attacked because of sexual orientation react to Jussie Smollett

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - For people here in Connecticut who are part of the LGBTQ-plus community and who have been victims of violence because of it, the whole ordeal with actor Jussie Smollett has them concerned.