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Police: Danielson woman, 4 children hospitalized in Plainfield car-telephone pole crash

PLAINFIELD - A Danielson woman and her four children were hospitalized following a one-car crash involving a telephone pole Tuesday night, police said. At 8:30 p.m., members of the Plainfield Police Department, Central Village Fire Department and American Legion Ambulance responded to the area of 67


Scituate businessman admits to evading $400K-plus in taxes

PROVIDENCE — A Scituate man this week admitted to evading more than $400,000 in taxes by falsifying tax returns for 10 years. Billie R. Schofield, 63, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to one count of tax evasion for misleading the federal government about his earnings from a New Bedford


Sterling proposes higher budgets, same mill rate

STERLING – With town and school budget proposals approved by their overseeing boards, 2019-20 Sterling spending plans head next to finance officials for scrutiny- and likely amendments.


DAY TRIPS: Find history, beauty, friendly folk in Sterling

Sterling is a Connecticut border town, located in the southeast corner of Windham County Any farther east and you would be in Rhode Island. Sterling is nine miles long, north to south, and has an average width of three miles. The population was 3,574 in the 2010 census. The town has two village cent


Viral picture: Men invite elderly woman to sit with them when they see her eating alone

OXFORD, Ala. — An Alabama man is warming hearts across the internet with a now-viral act of kindness. According to his Facebook post, Jamario Howard was eating at Brad's Bar-B-Que in Oxford last week when he noticed an elderly woman eating alone.


Norwich police seeking ID of Subway robbery suspect

NORWICH - Norwich police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection to the gunpoint robbery of a city restaurant Monday night, according to a press release.


Scituate fisherman pleads guilty to more than $250k tax evasion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) -- A man from Scituate's Hope Village pleaded guilty Monday to tax evasion, according to federal prosecutors. Billie Schofield worked for local fishing companies between 2005 and 2016, according to the Rhode Island Attorney General's office.


Connecticut lighthouse could get second life as home for cremated remains

A bill to authorize the use of a lighthouse to store cremated remains. A measure urging accommodations in the workplace for breastfeeding mothers. The regulation of e-scooters. It was an eclectic day of business Tuesday at the Connecticut House of Representatives.


New video shows Connecticut police shooting that injured woman

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WABC) -- New video of a police-involved shooting near the Yale campus in Connecticut that has sparked angry protests appears to show an officer shooting at an unarmed black man while he's raising his hands up in the air.


Lamont: State terminates purchase agreement for proposed Griswold gun range property

HARTFORD - Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday afternoon that the state has terminated a purchase and sale agreement for the proposed site for a state police gun range in Griswold, according to a press release from the governor's office.


16-year-old found dead in Hartford, police investigating as a homicide

HARTFORD — Hartford Police tweeted this morning they are investigating a homicide that happened overnight in the city. Police say just before 1 a.m., they were called to 800 Albany Avenue on the report of a car crash.


Police: Killingly parolee had 98 grams of crack cocaine

KILLINGLY - A Killingly man on parole is facing drug-related charges after police said he was found to be in possession of crack and drug paraphernalia during a spot check at his home Monday night.


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.


Westerly Woman Charged With 3rd DUI In 5 Years

RICHMOND, RI — A Westerly woman was charged with drunken driving for the third time in less than five years over the weekend in Richmond. Police said they received a call of a driver swerving across the yellow line on Richmond Townhouse Road in Carolina just before 9 a.m.


Connecticut still among worst in U.S. with ozone pollution

When it comes to clean air, all eight Connecticut counties get an F with ozone pollution. That’s according to the American Lung Association “State of the Air 2019” report released Wednesday that ranks metropolitan areas based on ozone and particle pollution during 2015, 2016 and 2017.


‘I Can Celebrate and Say I’m Free:’ How Connecticut’s Clean Slate Act Can Give People a Second Chance

Human services worker Rogsbert spent decades rebuilding her life after being arrested in 1987. Years later, the search for jobs has proven difficult when employers see that she has a criminal record. A new bill introduced in Connecticut called the Clean Slate Act would make expungement for people su


CT NAACP calling for release of dashcam footage in fatal Wethersfield officer-involved shooting

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Hartford State's Attorney has taken over the case regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting in Wethersfield. Connecticut State Police said 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz died Monday night as a result of his injuries.


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.


Consumption: Mercy Brown and Rhode Island’s vampire hysteria.

George Brown and his family, wife Mary Eliza, daughters Mary Olive and Mercy Brown, and son Edwin Brown, moved to Exeter, Rhode Island in the late 1800’s. During this time, Exeter was not much more than a farming town filled with simple and superstitious people. Between the civil war taking away her


Judge rules for Johnston in water suit

BURRILLVILLE – Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein Tuesday issued a long-awaited ruling, saying state law allows the town of Johnston to obtain water from Providence for Invenergy’s proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Pascoag.