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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.


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.


Connecticut lawmakers split over Medicare for all

Washington — While Sen. Bernie Sanders has made “Medicare for All” a major theme in his bid for the White House, Connecticut lawmakers are split over the idea. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has endorsed Sanders’ latest “Medicare for All” proposal. But other Connecticut lawmakers are backing less sweeping


2019 CIAC Girls Basketball Tournament Outlook: Who will left standing in two weeks?

Photo: David G. Whitham / For Hearst Connecticut Media. Staff writer Scott Ericson takes a look at this month’s CIAC girls basketball tournaments. Overview: Girls basketball fans have been waiting for this tournament all season and with good reason.


DUI Driver Crashes, Leads To Fire At Pizzeria: Naugatuck PD

NAUGATUCK, CT — A Naugatuck man, Timothy F. Chapman, 27, has been charged in connection with an accident that led to a fire at a local pizzeria, the evacuation of nearby buildings and the loss of power for some residents, police announced Friday. He is charged with illegally operating a motor vehicl


Alex Jones Lawsuit May Move To Waterbury

BRIDGEPORT (AP)— Infowars host Alex Jones, who is being sued for calling the Sandy Hook School shooting a hoax, may face a Waterbury jury. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on February 14 told the lawyers for Jones and the parents of the Sandy Hook School victims that she has recommended the case


Man Faces New Charges In Woman's Death On Candlewood Lake

Charges were recently upgraded against an area man whose friend died after being struck by the propeller of his boat last year on Candlewood Lake. Gary Morrone, 66, of Watertown, who was originally charged with reckless operation of a vessel, failure to help a collision victim, and failure to immedi


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Southington police named in potential legal action over New Britain homicide suspect

SOUTHINGTON – Police thought they had found a fugitive murder suspect after tracing a phone and a Facebook account, but after a raid involving a police dog and an armored car New Britain detectives learned they’d grabbed the wrong man.


Wolcott PD become first in Connecticut to use 'Neighbors by Ring' neighborhood security app

WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) - It's the new "neighborhood watch" in Wolcott, but linked to your phone via an app. Residents in Wolcott can now sign up for an app to see what's going on where they live and report crime in real time.


Woman shot in both of her feet overnight in Hamden

HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) - A report of shots fired in Hamden led police to a woman who was shot in both of her feet. Officers said the report came in around 2 a.m. They responded to the area of Dix Street near Arch Street.


Beautiful Naugatuck House Just Listed For Sale

NAUGATUCK, CT -- This house located at 54 Mulberry Street in Naugatuck is currently on the market for $285,000, according to Realtor.com. Features: Oversized Raised Ranch situated on private interior lot. original owners, very well maintained. almost 2500 sq. feet. 7 rooms 2 fireplaces living room w


Wolcott Man Charged With Breach Of Peace, Reckless Endangerment

One man was arrested earlier this week after Cheshire police officers responded to the north end of town after receiving reports of a possible domestic disturbance. On Feb. 20 at approximately 4:20 p.m., Cheshire police responded to the area of Highland Avenue and Interstate 691. Little details have


Connecticut Child Dies of Flu

A child has died from the flu in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. The child died earlier this week. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season, according to the department.


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


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.


Long-Time Top Naugatuck Police Official Departing: Report

NAUGATUCK, CT — Naugatuck Police Deputy Chief Joshua Bernegger, who is a 22-year member of the department, is taking the same job in Watertown, the Republican-American reports. His first day on the new job is March 18.


2 charged after crack cocaine bust in Torrington

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Two people are facing charges after a crack cocaine bust in Torrington on Tuesday. According to officials, units were conducting surveillance near South Main Street.


Waterbury School District Rules Students Can Skip ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

It all began with a lawsuit filed by a 14-year-old girl who claimed her teacher shamed her for not participating in the 'Pledge of Allegiance.'. According to wfsb.com, the federal lawsuit filed by the teenage girl was dismissed on February 9 because the teacher involved and the Waterbury Board of Ed


People still out and about despite messy weather in Waterbury

WATERBURY - Rain and sleet blanketed the state Wednesday evening with the worst of it to come overnight into Thursday morning. People in Waterbury were still seen outside running errands and picking up the basic necessities despite the messy weather.