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PD: Roads closed in Willimantic following car chase, officer-involved shooting

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) - A route in Willimantic has been shut down on Wednesday after a car chase and an officer-involved shooting. Norwich police said the suspect is in custody following the multi-jurisdictional incident that included an interrupted burglary.


Montville girls fall short as Windham wins ECC D-II basketballt title

Norwich — Kara Beaupre, Montville High School senior, got elbowed in the ribs late in Tuesday night's game, then fouled out. Beaupre took a little walk in the area adjacent to the Montville bench as time wound down and wept.


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


Reports of shots fired during police chase in Norwich

NORWICH, CT (WFSB) -- There are reports of shots having been fired during a police chase in the Norwich and Willimantic area on Wednesday morning. The chase happened around 11 a.m. on Wednesday.


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.


Arts at the Capitol Theater to hold auditions

EastConn’s Arts at the Capitol Theater auditions and an applicant meet and greet will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 2 at 896 Main St., Willimantic. ACT enrolls about 120 students from 37 towns in its NEASC-accredited, interdisciplinary and arts-infused academic program. Each grade is limited to


Store Employee Charged In Counterfeit Buy-Return Scam: Cops

MANSFIELD, CT — An employee of the Mansfield T.J. Maxx is facing larceny and forgery charges as part of a merchandise return scam, state police said. Lismar Vazquez-Cambrelen, 26, of Chaplin was arrested on Feb. 16 and charged with second-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny, according to a repor


Voters to decide healthcare plan

Chronicle, The (Willimantic, CT) The collaborative, " Connecticut Collaborative Health Insurance Program," is being formed among various town governments and school districts in eastern.


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


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."


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


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.


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


Manchester Police Investigate Reports of Home Invasion

Manchester police are investigating reports of a home invasion Tuesday afternoon. Police said it happened just after 12:30 p.m. on Wetherell Street and it appears that the victim case knew the suspects.


Victoria’s Secret Closes on Connecticut Ave Near Farragut North

END OF AN ERA. First Payless and now this. Ed. Note: My 15 year old self is utterly destroyed. Thanks to Nicollette for sending word about Victoria’s Secret on Friday. I called the store today and they have indeed closed. Updates when we learn who takes over the space.


Boys basketball: Slow start costs Lions against Parish Hill

CHAPLIN, Conn. — Parish Hill used a big first quarter to turn back Wheeler High, 61-53, in a nonleague boys basketball game Tuesday night. Parish Hill (14-6) led, 20-8, at the end of the first quarter.


Connecticut Governor looking to create toll system for highways

HARTFORD (WWLP) - Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont wants to create a toll system for Connecticut highways. If Governor Lamont's legislation passes, drivers will have to pay to drive on Connecticut's highways.


Lynyrd Skynyrd To Headline VERY Exclusive Event in Connecticut

It's tough to be Greenwich. The Greenwich Town Party is an annual event put on by and for the people of Greenwich. Previous year's headliners have included James Taylor, Santana, Paul Simon, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, and last year's "take the cake" headliner, Eric Clapton.

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Police: Photo tipped off authorities to Norwich man's guns

NEW LONDON - Police say a cellphone photo showed a Norwich man holding guns in each of his hands while a third pistol was tucked into his waistband. The problem was that 22-year-old Donnie Moore was on probation and not supposed to have any weapons.


Boat That Sank in Connecticut River to Be Raised Today

A sailboat that sank in the Connecticut River last month will be raised today. U.S. Coast Guard and state officials said they have been checking the sunken 53-foot yacht since it went down in Lyme’s Hamburg Cove, according to the Hartford Courant.