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Hartford shooting leaves Bristol man dead

HARTFORD - A shooting in Hartford late Tuesday has left a 46-year-old Bristol resident dead. Police are investigating two shootings in Hartford on Tuesday that could potentially be related. The first occurred in the area of 249 New Britain Ave., where investigators recovered enough marijuana to beli


American Family Care opening walk-in clinic in Torrington

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - People in Litchfield County will soon have better access to on-the-spot medical care. American Family Care is opening its 13th walk-in clinic in March in Torrington. The clinic will be located right on East Main Street.


Connecticut forecast: Snow, sleet and freezing rain on the way

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday as a snow and ice storm approaches Connecticut, the National Weather Service said. The weather service issued an urgent alert about the storm at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Up to 2 inches of snow will fall, it said, topped b


Torrington family surpassed donations for a specialized bike

TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -- A Torrington family surpassed their goal in donations and votes in the running for a specialized bike and is now giving back. The Viarengo family participated in the “Great Bike Giveaway” through Facebook after their 11-year-old daughter, Lanaya Morris outgrew her current, a


Bristol woman allegedly 3 times legal limit during crash that seriously injured woman

BRISTOL - An Emmett Street woman has been charged in a serious car accident in June that left a woman with spine and rib fractures. Jennifer Getchell, 46, of 505 Emmett St., was allegedly about three times the legal drinking limit during the crash, on June 5 at about 10:48 p.m., according to the war


Haunted Restaurant in Connecticut Invites Ghost Hunters to Spend the Night

Over the last several years there's been some unexplained paranormal activity inside the legendary Twisted Vine Restaurant at 285 Main St. in Derby. According to an article in the NewsTimes, the restaurant is reportedly haunted according to individuals who claim to have seen flickering lights, smoke


Winter Weather Advisory Just Issued For Connecticut

Once again a nuisance winter storm is expected to cause some troubles on Connecticut's roads Wednesday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Connecticut as snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain will start falling tomorrow afternoon and thr


Police file new charge in boating crash that killed teacher

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man is facing a new charge in connection with a boating accident last summer that killed a middle school teacher. Authorities say 66-year-old Gary Morrone was charged last week with criminally negligent homicide after investigators found 'glaring inconsistencies


NVCC's Nursing Program Ranked Among Connecticut's Top Four

Pictured above: Founders Hall which was opened in 2017 houses NVCC's Allied Health programs such as nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory care, and physical therapy assistant. Photo courtesy of NVCC.


U.S. judge rules that Connecticut, Mashantuckets may resume 2017 lawsuit against former Interior secretary

A federal judge has ruled that Connecticut and the Mashantucket Pequot tribe may resume their 2017 lawsuit against former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over accusations he intervened politically to block a proposed East Windsor casino.


Oxford Man Charged After Accident On Route 8: Report

OXFORD, CT — Robert Mulready, 43, was charged with evading responsibility and interfering with an officer after he crashed his car on Route 8 near Exit 30 in Waterbury Monday night and is accused of leaving the scene and his car behind, the Republican-American reports.


Waterbury schools settle lawsuit over Pledge of Allegiance

A Connecticut school district has acknowledged students have the right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance, as a result of a lawsuit by a teenage girl who says her teacher shamed her and other students for opting out.


2019 American Honey Princess to Visit Farmington Schools

Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, will visit Connecticut April 25-26 where she will participate in the Farmington Rotary's Bee Project, speaking to hundreds of elementary students in the Farmington school system. She will speak about the importance of honeybees to Connecticut agricult


Dziedzic enjoys last night on court for Bristol Eastern boys basketball, has fine game in season finale

BRISTOL - By the time the Bristol Eastern boys basketball team was eliminated from state tournament contention, there were still four games left to be played. At the time, the Lancers’ losing streak stood at 10 games, after an injury to senior Carter Dziedzic spoiled Eastern’s 4-2 start and turned a


Thomaston: Collector Finds Rare Clock

THOMASTON — When Tom Vaughn saw the eBay listing for an old wooden gear clock a few weeks ago, he knew exactly what he was looking at. There on his screen was something he had hoped to find for much of his life: A clock made in Plymouth by famous Connecticut horologists Eli Terry and Seth Thomas in


Traffic stop leads to marijuana, cocaine arrest

CANAAN — A Massachusetts man is facing felony charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 90, police said. Chanton Lim, 34, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, both class D felonies; ac


2 girls reported missing in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) - Police are seeking the public's help to find two missing girls. Deja Higgs, 14, and 12-year-old Olivia Kelly are believed to be with each other, police said.


PD: Man threatened elderly people with blow torch, knife, German Shepard

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) -- A Bristol man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened and assaulted three people, two of them elderly. According to police, 27-year-old Kevin Gray went to a home in Middletown on Feb. 14 where he started yelling at three residents in the home. Two of them were 93 yea


Alert Waterbury snowplow driver helps police make arrest

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - While most people were sleeping at 6:00 a.m. Monday, Shaq Petrucci was already up doing his job in his snowplow helping to clear Waterbury streets from the snow that was coming down.


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont seeks major sales tax changes

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gov. Ned Lamont is proposing changes to Connecticut's tax system, including imposing the sales tax on a long list of goods and services. The Democrat's budget director, Melissa McCaw, said Wednesday that Lamont wants to impose a "level playing field."