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Willimantic recycling center fire under investigation

WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -- As crews battled a large three-alarm fire at a recycling center in Willimantic, people who are nearby were evacuated. The fire broke out at Northeast Recycling Center around 4 p.m. on Monday.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-12-11 01:56:00

VIDEO: Large fire reported in Willimantic

Ch. 3 obtained this iwitness video from Michelle Leon who captured the large plumes of smoke billowing from a fire in Willimantic. Crews are battling a large two-alarm fire at a recycling center in Willimantic.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-12-10 21:18:48

State police investigating multiple bomb threats reported across CT

(WFSB) -- Connecticut State Police said they are investigating multiple bomb threats that have been reported across the state. Troopers are investigating threats made at Griswold elementary, National Shooting Association in Newtown, Seybridge Plaza in Seymour, two office buildings in Bloomfield, and

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-12-13 19:58:00

Connecticut doubles number of medical marijuana dispensaries with new approvals

Nine license approvals announced Tuesday doubles the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut while widening the geographical footprint of the fast-growing program.

HARTFORD COURANT - 2018-12-11 21:00:00

Mass. bank to acquire Savings Institute

Windham-based SI Financial Group, the parent company of the 176-year-old Savings Institute Bank and Trust Co., is set to be acquired by Berkshire Hills Bancorp, company officials announced Tuesday.

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2018-12-12 16:37:00

Willimantic firefighters extinguish fire in small barn

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) - Willimantic fire crews were called to a fire at a small barn on Monday night. Around 9:45 p.m., firefighters tweeted out that they were responding to 300 Walnut Street for the fire.

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-11 02:51:00

Nearly 30 Cars Destroyed in Inferno at Conn. Recycling Plant

A huge fire destroyed part of Northeast Recyclers of Windham in Willimantic on Monday afternoon. There were intense flames, as well as a column of smoke people could see from across that area of the state.

NECN - 2018-12-11 14:35:15

Suspect identified in robberies possibly connected to Hartford crash

WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) – Police from two departments said they are investigating robberies that could be connected to a rollover crash in Hartford. Windsor police identified the suspect as 41-year-old Robert Shepard Jr. of Coventry. They also said he was driving a stolen car.

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2018-12-13 17:12:00

CT State Police: Two Danielson individuals with active arrest warrants arrested

KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) - Connecticut State Police conducted an arrest on two individuals with active arrest warrants in Killingly on Wednesday night. According to police, members of Troop D were conducting surveillance of a known 'crack house' on Furnace Street in Danielson area of Killingly at 7:5

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-13 06:43:00

Fire rips through Windham junkyard

WINDHAM — Firefighters worked for hours Monday afternoon to extinguish a serious blaze at an auto recycling facility in the Willimantic section of town. There were no injuries, but between 27 and 30 cars were destroyed in the fire, Willimantic Fire Chief Marc Scrivener said this morning.

JOURNAL INQUIRER - 2018-12-11 16:19:00

Police Seize Marijuana, Arrest Man: New London PD

NEW LONDON, CT — Police said a New London man was arrested Wednesday at approximately 3:19 p.m. during a Quality of Life patrol initiative in the area of Berkeley Avenue and Vauxhall Street. Officers seized approximately 5.1 ounces of marijuana and $277 cash as a result of the arrest, police said.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 21:42:00

Police: Rollover crash in Hartford may be connected to Manchester robbery

MANCHESTER -- An overnight robbery in Manchester may have led to a crash in Hartford, says Manchester police. According to police, the XtraMart on Hartford Road in Manchester was robbed around 1 a.m. It's unknown if there were any weapons involved.

FOX61.COM - 2018-12-13 11:42:38

Fire breaks out at Willimantic recycling plant late Monday afternoon

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) - A fire is burning in Willimantic late Monday afternoon. A viewer sent in Report-It! pictures of the blaze which they believed to be at or near Northeast Recyclers of Windham Inc. The recycling plant is located at 48 Boston Post Road.

WTNH.COM - 2018-12-10 21:56:00

Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region to host luncheon

The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region will host its Holiday Celebration Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec.14 at The Windham Club, 184 Club Road, North Windham. The menu includes Caesar salad, herb roasted bone-in chicken, lemon crusted cod, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, dinner rolls and coffee/

NORWICH BULLETIN - 2018-12-10 23:00:00

Massive fire erupts at Willimantic auto recycling yard

WILLIMANTIC -- Emergency crews were called to put out a fire at an auto recycling yard Monday afternoon. The fire broke out at Northeast Recyclers at 48 Boston Post Rd. Around 3:30 pm. It went to a second alarm shortly thereafter.

FOX61.COM - 2018-12-10 21:06:08

Trial to continue for Willimantic man accused in dad death, cop shooting

PUTNAM — Lawyers for a Willimantic man charged with killing his father and shooting a police officer are getting ready to present their side of the case in his trial. The trial of 39-year-old Andrew Samuolis is scheduled to resume Tuesday in Putnam Superior Court after a month long break. The prosec

FOX61.COM - 2018-12-10 01:39:42

Fire at Windham recycling plant spreads to junkyard

Firefighters from several towns were battling a blaze Monday night at a recycling plant and junkyard in North Windham. The fire started at Northeast Recycles at 48 Boston Post Road and quickly spread to a junkyard, destroying numerous abandoned cars. Willimantic fire officials called for assistance

HARTFORD COURANT - 2018-12-10 21:35:00

East Windsor Man Snagged Driving 117 MPH On I-84 In Willington

WILLINGTON, CT — State police charged a 37-year-old East Windsor man with reckless driving after he buzzed by a trooper at 117 mph on a stretch of Interstate-84 late Friday night, a report indicates.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 17:36:00

New London police identify people in video showing possible abuse

Police in New London, Connecticut, said Monday that they have identified the people in a cellphone video that appears to show an assault. The video, recorded Wednesday in a supermarket parking lot, purports to show a woman helping an older man into the back of an SUV.

TURNTO10.COM - 2018-12-10 07:59:08

5 New Properties For Sale In The Mansfield-Storrs Area

MANSFIELD-STORRS, CT — Looking for a new house, and want to get a better understanding of what's available near you? Need some help finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? With our weekly list of new properties in your area, you can stay on top of the scene.

PATCH - 2018-12-09 21:42:00