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Man Rescued From Willimantic River

COVENTRY, CT — Coventry Police officers rescued a man on Tuesday after he apparently jumped into the Willimantic River. The incident took place at about 12:15 p.m. Officers began searching a wooded area around the man's home on Riverview Drive after receiving a report that the man had heard news abo


Willimantic Lions Club to host breakfast and plant sale

The Willimantic Lions Club will host its spring pancake breakfast and plant sale from 7:30 to 11a.m. May 5 at the Elks Home, 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic. Breakfast will include all the pancakes or French toast, ham, sausage, eggs, orange juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for sen


End of Stop & Shop strike brings cheers

Stop & Shop workers and customers alike on Monday cheered an end to an 11-day strike that had brought business at the stores almost to a standstill. "We're just glad to be back," Rhonda Merriam, a deli worker at the Norwichtown Commons store, said on Monday in the parking lot, after going in to get


New report reveals crisis level shortage of affordable housing in Connecticut

(WTNH) - A new report released by Quinnipiac University and Urban League of Southern Connecticut reveals a crisis level shortage of affordable housing in Connecticut. The report examined the impact of affordable housing, health disparities, transportation, immigration and re-entry justice on quality


Legislators say lawsuit won’t stall effort to regulate faith-based pregnancy centers

Legislative leaders said Tuesday that they will move forward with an effort to regulate faith-based pregnancy centers statewide, despite a legal challenge filed last week against the capital city over a similar, local law.


Spat between Connecticut city officials leads to public challenge for dueling drug tests

Washington (CNN) — A bitter personal dispute over a city's deficit in Connecticut devolved into a challenge between a city councilman and a Board of Education member to take drug tests and publicly post the results.


State police to release video of officer involved shooting in New Haven

MIDDLETOWN — Connecticut State Police are planning a press conference Tuesday at 2:30 pm. regarding the officer-involved shooting in New Haven that occurred last week. Officials said they would release video from the officers at that time. Commissioner James C. Rovella will speak at the press confer


CT. Justices Say “Turn Off the Auto-Pilot!”

By Dwight Bachman, Public Relations Officer, Eastern Connecticut State University. Willimantic – In almost any environment, racism is a difficult subject to discuss. However, on April 2, a packed house of more than 500 people in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut S


Vernon Mom Charged In Home Alone Case

VERNON, CT — A woman who had been warned about leaving her 7-year-old home alone after school four days earlier has been charged in a late-February home alone case, police said.


Connecticut OKs $141M in charges for storm recovery

Connecticut regulators are allowing Eversource Energy to charge customers an extra $141 million over six years to recover money it spent to repair lines after five storms in 2017 and 2018.


Police seek missing 33-year-old Norwich woman

Norwich — Norwich police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 33-year-old Norwich woman. Samantha Taylor was reported missing on Monday. She weighs 165 pounds, is 5 foot 8 inches tall and has brown hair and green eyes. She may be driving a grey Subaru Legacy.


Connecticut Man Facing Charges In Anguilla

A Connecticut man is accused of killing a hotel worker on a Caribbean island while on vacation with his family. CBS2's Lisa Rozner has the details.


431-Pound Bear Euthanized After Confronting Resident, Ransacking Connecticut Home

A 431-pound bear was euthanized after entering a home in Connecticut, confronting the homeowner and then ransacking the kitchen and dining room. The incident took place early Saturday morning, April 20 when a Simsbury homeowner walked into his kitchen and was met by the huge bear who was looking for


Connecticut Families Extra: More play, less pounds

In the U.S., nearly one in five kids, ages six to 19, is obese. Now, a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University medical center looks at the impact of community-based programs in disadvantaged neighborhoods.


Report finds evidence of discrimination, sexual harassment in Manchester schools

Most Manchester public school students, including 95 percent of fifth- and sixth-graders, said they have friends from other races in their schools. At the same time, however, a majority of students, 75 percent in grades 7-12, say they have heard racist jokes or remarks from other students.


Police: Man sold bad car in New London, robbed buyers who tried to return it

New London — Police are seeking a man who they said sold a bad car via social media Monday evening, then robbed the buyers when they came back to return it. Police said the two victims came from Willimantic to Orchard Street to purchase the car from the man, whom they described as a five-foot-seven,


Stop & Shop contract vote set for Thursday

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - The union representing Stop & Shop workers said it will vote on a new contract agreement on Thursday in New Haven. The tentative agreement with both the company and the union was reached over the weekend.


Power lines fall on motorcyclist, excavator

ELLINGTON — Power lines fell on a motorcycle and an excavator following a crash Tuesday morning, temporarily trapping both vehicle operators on their machines, state police report.


WALK to be held in Norwich

The annual WALK will begin at 9 a.m. May 11 at Mohegan Park, Mohegan Park Road, Norwich. Center for Hospice Care will host the opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. with the 2-mile walk kicking-off at 10 a.m. Activities for all ages include a Kid Zone by Norwich Free Academy’s Project Outreach, refreshmen


Another defendant in robbery of young teen gets 18 months jail

Another man who was accused of involvement in the gunpoint robbery of a young teenager in a Manchester apartment complex in January got a favorable plea bargain Monday because the victim and his parents refused to cooperate.