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Plymouth laying off emergency communications staff, moving operations to Litchfield County

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (WTNH) - A dozen police dispatchers in Plymouth could be out of a job by July. The town has decided to lay off all of its emergency communications staff and move operations to Litchfield County.


Accumulating snow expected across Connecticut Sunday night into Presidents Day

Snow is coming to Connecticut Sunday night into the Presidents Day holiday. The National Weather Service in Boston has issued a winter weather advisory for Connecticut. Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected to fall overnight into Monday.


Auction Preview: Winter Antiques Sale at Litchfield County Auctions, Litchfield, Feb 23

Where: Litchfield County Auctions, 425 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA. - Damianus van der Goude , 16th c., (workshop of Frans Floris), "Adoration of the Magi" after Gerard David, Netherlandish, large oil on canvas (previously transferred from panel). Dimensions: 66 x 74 inches, unframed. Estim


Woman struck by car in front of Farmington Fire Department

FARMINGTON — A woman suffered a serious head injury when she was struck by a car Friday night in Farmington. Farmington Police responded to 76 Main Street about 9:30 Friday night. Their preliminary investigation indicates a northbound 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was taking a left into the parking lot w


A group wants liberty for three elephants at a Goshen zoo, but a second Connecticut judge has denied the petition

The Non-Human Rights Project has been working hard on behalf of three elephants at the Commerford Zoo in Goshen, but a second petition to have liberty and equality rights bestowed on Beulah, Minnie and Karen has been denied.


Police arrest man accused of trying to sell drugs in school zone

A man in Torrington was arrested for allegedly trying to sell crack and heroin in a school zone. Police found 32 grams of cocaine, 3.5 grams of crack and 67 bags of heroin during the search of a home on Hoffman Street. The drugs were all ready for distribution.


Waterbury PD: 3 silver alerts posted for young Waterbury children

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - Waterbury Police issued 3 related silver alerts for a 7-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy, and a 2-year-old girl from Waterbury on Saturday. Police say 7-year-old Maddison McGrath has been missing from Waterbury since Saturday. McGrath is described as a young black girl with


Provide proportional allocation of Connecticut's electoral votes

The Day is right to oppose the Popular Vote Compact. The compact provides just another way to disenfranchise Connecticut voters. The current "winner take all" allocation of Connecticut's electoral votes typically leaves 39-45 percent of the electorate unrepresented in national elections. The compact


Torrington man pleads guilty to wife’s homicide

TORRINGTON — A Torrington man plead guilty to manslaughter charges in connection with the death of his wife in 2017. Daniel Gervais appeared in Litchfield County Superior Court in Torrington on Friday. He was charged with murder and tampering of evidence for the May 2017 murder of his 79-year-old wi


Man Accused of Stealing More Than 40 Phones from Waterbury Store During Armed Robbery

Waterbury Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing more than 40 phones from a store during an armed robbery on Friday night. Officers investigated an armed robbery at the AT&T/Sprint Mobile store after two adult employees reported they were robbed by two adult males. They said one of th


Litchfield woman sentenced to 9 years in prison for drunken driving crash that killed a motorcyclist and severely injured four more

A Litchfield woman who was driving drunk when her Ford Escape crossed the centerline and crashed into a group of motorcyclists, killing one and severely injuring four more was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison.


Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man.


Terryville man gets year in prison for giving teen alcohol, sexually assaulted him

PLYMOUTH - A local man has been sentenced to a year in prison for giving a teenager alcohol and touching him without his permission. Martin Gingras, 40, of 329 Main St., accepted a plea bargain in Bristol Superior Court on Thursday, pleading guilty to one substituted charge of first-degree reckless


Head-on crash in Bristol between Subaru, pickup truck sends 2 people to hospital

BRISTOL - A two-car crash on Farmington Avenue Friday afternoon sent two people to the hospital. The head-on collision was reported at about 1:52 p.m., in the area of 641 Farmington Ave., at the Columbus Avenue intersection. There, a Subaru Forester and a Chevrolet Silverado collided with one anothe


Tanker truck fire in Connecticut shuts down part of I-91

ROCKY HILL, Connecticut (WABC) -- A massive tanker truck fire shut down part of a Connecticut highway Sunday morning. Police say the truck carrying gasoline crashed at about 6 a.m. between Exits 23 and 24 northbound on I-91 in Rocky Hill.


Prosecutors drop case against Bristol man charged with trying to throw cop off a balcony

BRISTOL - A local man who had been charged with trying to throw a cop off a second-floor balcony has not been prosecuted. Michael Castiglione, 35, of Stearns Street, appeared Friday in Bristol Superior Court, where state prosecutors dropped charges of attempted second-degree assault, interfering wit


Peanuts, Cracker Jack won’t be sold at Connecticut Double-A baseball stadium, club says

The parent of a 2-year-old boy who’s allergic to peanuts was reportedly pleased by a Connecticut Double-A baseball club’s decision to stop selling the food item at its stadium.


The Latest Big Lottery Winners From Across Connecticut

The latest winners of $10,000 or more in assorted Connecticut Lottery games stretched from North Windham to Norwalk. A resident of Virginia was even in the mix after buying a ticket in the middle of the Nutmeg State.


Hundreds of fentanyl bags seized in Torrington bust

TORRINGTON — Police say they arrested 53-year-old Hansel Schneider after a drug bust February 1st. Police say the Torrington Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 96 Red Mountain Avenue after several months of investigating into the sale and distribution of heroin/fentanyl into the city.


Elderly pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in Farmington

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) - Farmington Police have confirmed an elderly woman was struck by a motor vehicle on Friday night. According to police, a 69-year-old woman has sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Hartford area hospital after being struck by a motor vehicle.