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Woman taken to hospital after rollover crash in Southington

SOUTHINGTON - One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash on Thursday. Police, firefighters and an ambulance around 11:49 a.m. were called to Loper Street, near Annelise Avenue, where firefighters extricated a woman from a Honda HR-V. She did not report any injuries but was taken


Car rolls over after collision in Southington

SOUTHINGTON - One person was taken to the hospital Thursday after a crash that resulted in a rollover. Around 11:50 a.m., police, firefighters and an ambulance were called to Loper Street, near Annelise Avenue, where firefighters extricated a woman from a Honda HR-V. She did not report any injuries


Wethersfield Stop & Shop locked down, picket line disbanded after threat to shoot striking workers

The Stop & Shop in Wethersfield was locked down and its striking employees’ picket line disbanded Thursday evening after a threat to shoot the picketers was phoned into the store around 6 p.m., union leaders said.


Former Quinnipiac professor, accused of harassing Southington student, expected to apply for program

SOUTHINGTON - A former adjunct professor at Quinnipiac University, arrested twice for allegedly violating a court order that prevents him from contacting one of his ex-students, a Southington woman, is expected to apply for a psychiatric program that would spare him prosecution.


Car fire on Route 8 South in Watertown leaves only left lane open between Exits 37 and 36

(WTNH) - The Connecticut Department of Transportation reported a car fire on Route 8 Southbound in Watertown between Exits 37 and 36. State police said the left lane is open. This incident was reported at 9:12 p.m. Thursday evening.


Arrest made for triple shooting in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A man is facing charges after a triple shooting in Hartford. According to police, on Tuesday around 10:20 p.m., units responded to the area of Brook Street and Bedford Street where they observed several victims running through basketball courts with gunshot wounds.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Southington

SOUTHINGTON, CT — New and exciting events are coming to the Southington area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events


Meriden man convicted of negligent homicide after supplying drugs, not helping overdose victim

MERIDEN — A city man faces prison after he was convicted Thursday of negligent homicide in connection with a fatal 2016 overdose. William Roberts, 28, of 247 New Hanover Ave., pleaded nolo contendere, or “no contest,” to the charge, which means Roberts is not contesting the charges and a judge makes


Tax deferral available for low income homeowners

Lower income families might be eligible for deferral of taxes for owner-occupied households in Plainville because of an ordinance that went into effect in November 2011. To qualify, the dwelling must be the primary place of residence, and supporting documentation must be provided for all sources of


Bristol police make arrest in identity theft scheme involving fraudulent car purchases in multiple area towns

BRISTOL - A Goshen man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to steal two cars from Crowley Kia, using a scheme that involved purchasing the cars with someone else’s identity. The same scheme has been done or attempted in multiple other area towns.


Town seeks budget approval at April 30 voter referendum

The Plainville Town Council met on Monday, April 8, and Town Manager Robert Lee gave a summary of the proposed 2019-20 budgetary changes hammered out during the council’s March workshops. That budget will now be reviewed by Plainville residents.


Waterbury PD arrest man and woman for alleged drug possession, throwing plate of heroin at police

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - The Waterbury Police Department made two drug arrests on Tuesday. One of the suspects is accused of throwing a plate of heroin at officers before they were apprehended.


Fire heavily damages new Southington restaurant

Fire burned the Mamma Mia restaurant in Southington on Tuesday night, but nobody was hurt. The business is likely to be closed for some time because of the extent of damage, fire officials said.


Big CT Lottery Winner Sold In Rocky Hill

ROCKY HILL, CT — A big Connecticut Lottery winner was purchazsed from Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill. The player, Daniel Coleman of New Britain, won $13,020 in the Play4 Day drawing, CT Lottery officials said.


Plea bargain offered to Southington man accused of threatening woman with death

SOUTHINGTON - A local man accused of threatening to kill a woman in her sleep has been offered a plea bargain. Michael Walcott, 44, was granted a continuance Wednesday during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court for his attorney to discuss the terms of the deal, which were not put on the record.


2 Vermont fugitives arrested in Enfield; suspects in Burlington homicide

ENFIELD - Police on Wednesday night arrested two men who are wanted in Vermont in connection with a homicide, police said. The two men, Brandon Sanders, 18, and Johnny Ford, 32, are being held on $1 million bond on a fugitive from justice warrant. Each is wanted in Burlington, Vermont, according to


Manchester man sentenced to prison after seize 70 pounds of marijuana

A Manchester man who used his then-girlfriend’s Squire Village apartment as the headquarters of his marijuana distribution operation was sentenced Thursday to 35 months in prison.


Multi-Vehicle Crash Reported Near Berlin Turnpike In Newington

NEWINGTON, CT — Emergency responders are responding to a multi-vehicle crash on Route 175 near the Berlin Turnpike as of 8 a.m. Thursday. You can expect traffic delays and are urged to avoid the area, police say.


Parts of some towns and cities under water from flooded Connecticut River

GLASTONBURY - The Connecticut River has been flooded for the past couple of days from all the snow melt from far up north. Several towns and cities have been seeing the effects and it is expected to get worse.


Police blotter for the April 19 edition

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests and citations to their Facebook page from Thursday, April 4 to Thursday, April 11:. Marcelino Colon, 26, of 69 Ridge Rd., Naugatuck, was charged with operating a vehicle under suspension and possession of less than one half ounce of m