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ConnDOT: Route 12 closed in Killingly following crash

KILLINGLY - Crews are working to clear the scene of a crash on Route 12 in Killingly Thursday morning, according to officials. The crash on Route 12 in the area of Attawaugan Crossing was reported at 8:31 a.m., according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation's website, prompting the road's


Police: Moosup man lied about larceny, filed false insurance claim

PLAINFIELD - A Moosup man was arrested Wednesday after police said an investigation revealed he filed a false larceny report and made a false insurance claim in October with the hopes of buying new items for his home.


Iowa mother gets life in prison for death of 4-month-old son found in maggot-infested diaper

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman whose infant son's lifeless body was found in a baby swing has been imprisoned for life without possibility of parole. Court records say 22-year-old Cheyanne Harris was sentenced Tuesday in New Hampton to the state-mandated penalty, and her request for a new tr


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.


Lou: ‘Our New Connecticut Governor Needs a Nickname’

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UPDATED: Suspect killed after multi-town police pursuit ends in Windham

Several police cars involved in a Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 chase that started in Norwich are now parked in front of the Windham IGA on Route 32. (Sean Elliot/The Day) A man is dead after leading police in a multi-town pursuit that began Wednesday morning after a reported break-in on Broad Street in


Police seek man following robbery at Brooklyn auto store

BROOKLYN, Conn. (WTNH) - Officials are looking for a man after a robbery incident at a store in Brooklyn. According to Connecticut State Police, on Tuesday night around 7:15 p.m., units responded to a report of a robbery at Advanced Auto Parts at 465 Providence Road.


Connecticut governor urges approval of recreational marijuana, sports betting

Governor Ned Lamont says he’s hoping to work with Connecticut lawmakers on two new potential sources of revenue: sports betting and recreational marijuana sales. The Democrat did not include details about either concept in his new two-year budget, which he unveiled on Wednesday.


Peter Tork, member of the Monkees with Connecticut ties, dies at 77

Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77.


Plainfield Police arrest Texas man for alleged sexual assault charges

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - The Plainfield Police Department arrested a Texas man on Tuesday for allegedly committing sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Police say that on Tuesday at 2:24pm, they placed a suspect for a sexual assault crime under arrest at 100 South Chestnut Street in the W


Suspect Who Shot at Police and Led Officers on Chase Has Died: Police

A man is dead after exchanging gunfire with police after trying to carjack several cars and leading police on a chase that spanned from Norwich to Windham on Wednesday afternoon.


Taxes on sugar drinks, e-cigarettes and plastic bags among proposals meant to shape habits in Connecticut

From new taxes and fees on sugary beverages, e-cigarettes, plastic bags and bottles to raising the smoking age to 21, an array of Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposals aim to change peoples’ behavior to create a healthier state.


Police: Suspect engaged troopers in Eastern Conn. car chase

State police responded to a police chase in Eastern Connecticut Wednesday morning, dispatchers confirmed with The Bulletin. The chase happened shortly before 11 a.m. and no details were immediately available by police.


As protests grow over SALT, Southwestern Connecticut listings climb

As Connecticut’s two senators threw support to a bill that would cancel a cap on IRS deductions for local taxes, a surge in Fairfield County home listings in the back half of 2018 continued into the first month of the new year.


Police Investigation Underway in Woodstock

A police investigation is underway in Woodstock on Wednesday morning. Connecticut State Police said they are conducting an investigation with various other agencies on Route 169 in Woodstock.


Police: Coventry man stole copper piping from vacant home; fled on a bicycle

COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) -- A Coventry man was arrested Tuesday after police say he stole copper piping from a vacant home. According to the Coventry Police Department, police received calls from neighbors reporting that a suspicious man entered the vacant home, located on Blackrock Road.


Police Respond To Rollover Crash On Nooseneck Hill Road

COVENTRY, R.I. -- Police say only minor injuries were reported after a rollover crash on Nooseneck Hill Road Tuesday afternoon. According to Coventry Police, the crash occurred around 1:20 p.m, not far from the post office. Two vehicles were involved, and one had rolled over when officers arrived. T


Officials ID man killed following car chase, officer-involved shooting in Willimantic

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) - A man is dead in Willimantic on Wednesday after a car chase and an officer-involved shooting. Norwich police said the multi-jurisdictional chase was connected to an interrupted burglary.


Carvana Expands Service to Cape Cod

Buy a car completely online, delivered to your door... -Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, launched in five additional Northeast markets today. In as little as 10 minutes, customers can shop more than 15,000 vehicles on Carvana.com, finance, purchas


Slick commute, icy overnight for Connecticut

(WTNH) - News 8 is live in the weather lab following snow that has moved into the state and delivering the latest update on road conditions. Snow seems to be spread throughout the state in small bands that have moderately impacted visibility and road conditions. Currently, we are seeing moderate sno