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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.


Woodbury Resident Wins Big Lottery Prize

WOODBURY, CT — A Woodbury resident is $10,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket in town, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On Feb. 19, Martin Hoxley, of Woodbury, won $10,000 after purchasing a 10X Cash 13Th Edition ticket from Woodbury Patco Handy Stop in Woodbury.


Plymouth man accused of stealing from Bristol home arrested for failing to answer to charges

BRISTOL - A Plymouth man charged with stealing thousands of dollars during a Bristol home improvement job has been arrested again, this time for failing to show up for his court hearing.


Lou: ‘Our New Connecticut Governor Needs a Nickname’

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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 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.


Woman accused of trying to take boy from father in Bristol parking lot to be prosecuted

BRISTOL - A city woman accused of trying to abduct a random child out of the arms of his father in a Bristol parking lot will be prosecuted. Crystal Ortiz, 23, of Davis Drive, was denied a diversionary program during a hearing in Bristol Superior Court on Wednesday after she was found ineligible.


City Schools Defeat Indians as Season’s End Draws Near

WATERTOWN - In their next-to-last game of the season, after playing visiting Crosby High School close for the first quarter on February 15, Watertown High School was unable to keep up with the Bulldogs over the next two quarters.


Gonzalez led St. Paul captures second NVL title in three years, with win over Holy Cross

WATERBURY – Leading by four with a minute left, St. Paul guard Janessa Gonzalez wanted to put the NVL championship away. The junior stole the ball at half court, hit her shot and then the following free-throw.


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


Local Baseball, Softball Organizations Working Together in 2019

WATERTOWN/OAKVILLE - As it closes in on 70 years of age, Water-Oak Little League has been in existence for almost 70 years in a nation which has seen all-totoo-many leagues fall by the wayside as generations of youngsters, with more and more options at their disaposal, choose other sports or non-spo


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.


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.


Icy Conditions Cause Crashes Across Connecticut

Freezing rain fell overnight causing untreated roads to ice over, leading to several accidents around the state Thursday morning. A box truck rolled over on I-91 North in Middletown. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed between exits 20 and 21, according to state police.


Road Warrior Indians Return Home to Drub McMahon, 9-1

WATERTOWN - After completing a three-game road trip with a spotless record, the Watertown-Pomperaug hockey team returned triumphantly to their Mays Rink home ice for a February 16 non-league game against visiting McMahon-Norwalk.


Jury to decide case of man charged with robbery, shooting

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A jury has started deliberating in the case of a man charged with killing and robbing a 20-year-old man found near an abandoned home in Connecticut. The Republican-American reports (https://bit.ly/2GALKLM) that closing arguments in the murder case against Tijuan Gibson were m


Naugatuck Police Blotter (Feb. 18, 19)

Jason Steven Toro Tovar, 28, of Spring Street is charged with disorderly conduct. Police say on Feb. 19 at 6:23 PM "Officers responded to a residence on a report of a domestic dispute. It was discovered through the investigation that the accused was intoxicated. The accused became involved in an arg


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.


New Milford Man Charged With Assaulting 4-Month-Old Baby

An unemployed New Milford man was charged with assaulting a 4-month old infant who was unresponsive when rushed to the hospital with head injuries, authorities said. Travis Weber, 28, remained held in New Bridge Medical Center in police custody for psychological treatment since his arrest last Thurs


Four More Flu Deaths Reported in Connecticut

There have been another four flu-related deaths in Connecticut this season. The state Department of Health has released flu statistics from Aug. 26 through Feb. 16 and 29 deaths have been reported over that span of time.