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  • Hartford police identify victim in fatal car vs pedestrian accident

    HARTFORD — Hartford police said they are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian early this morning. The incident happened just after 6 a.m.  at the intersection of Groton and Wyllys Streets. Officers arrived to find 52-year-old, Luis Torres, of Hartford, suffering from serious injuries.  An ambulance took him to Hartford Hospital but he did not survive. The driver of the car which struck him is a 29-year-old woman from East Hartford who was driving west on Wyllys Street on […]

  • State Police investigating Naugatuck road rage involving gunfire

    NAUGATUCK – Connecticut State Police are investigating an apparent road rage incident that occurred Tuesday night where several shots were fired at one vehicle from another. The investigation began shortly after 8pm, in the area of Route 8 North near exit 27 in Naugatuck. The initial cause of the dispute is unknown.. But police say the victim claimed that an unidentified driver of a pick-up truck fired several shots at the victim’s vehicle before the driver left route 8 from […]

  • Woman wants Hartford officer’s act of kindness to go viral

    HARTFORD — The post was labeled “Hartford officer caught in the act!” And Latisha Wilson wants everyone to share it. But the act was a simple act of kindness. As Latisha left Shiloh Baptist Church on Sunday morning, she saw a Hartford police cruiser pull up on Albany Avenue, facing the wrong way. She was concerned something bad had happened. Then she saw the officer get out of his car and open the door.  When a woman using crutches got […]

  • Chelsea Clinton visits CCSU to support the Ana Grace Project

    NEW BRITAIN – Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton came to New Britain on Saturday to deliver a powerful message to young girls at Central Connecticut State University. The message? Love wins–and persistence pays off. Clinton came to have a conversation about fostering female leaders with Nelba Marquez-Green, who founded the Ana Grace Project in memory of her daughter who died in the Sandy Hook School mass shooting. Fourteen students read one of Clinton’s children’s books from the stage, including Isara […]

  • Manchester police seek witnesses to fatal motorcycle crash

    MANCHESTER –  The driver of a motorcycle is dead after crashing his bike on Saturday. Police say they responded to a collision near 267 Highland Street shortly after 4 p.m.  The initial investigation revealed the driver was traveling east on Highland at a high rate of speed and then hit the guardrail, throwing the driver from the motorcycle. Medics arrived on scene soon after and pronounced the driver deceased. Police are not releasing the identity of the victim at this […]

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    Family leave insurance proposal up for a committee vote

    HARTFORD — A proposal to create a family and medical leave insurance program in Connecticut is facing a key vote. The General Assembly’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the legislation, which survived a close vote in the Labor Committee last month. Under the bill, certain employees could receive up to 12 weeks of wage replacement benefits over a 12-month period for an illness, pregnancy, to care for family members, and for other circumstances. While […]

  • Russia condemns US-led strikes on Syria; Ambassador Haley says “US is locked and loaded”

    UNITED NATIONS — Russia has condemned US, UK and French strikes against targets in Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons as the Western allies argued they were essential to deter the future use of illegal munitions. The overnight strikes hit three sites — one in Damascus and two in Homs — which US President Donald Trump said were “associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.” The action followed a week of threats of retaliation for a […]

  • Trinity College President to speak at March for Science Rally

    HARTFORD – On Saturday in Hartford and around the world, scientists and supporters of empirical evidence will march out of the lab and into the streets for the second year. The March for Science intends to champion “robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.”  […]

  • Former President Charged With Theft From Police Union

    Cheshire school placed on lock down

    CHESHIRE – Dodd Middle School was on lockdown for approximately an hour and half this afternoon after a possible threat, but the investigation found it to be unfounded. Officials aren’t confirming the exact nature of the threat, but school and police officials say they were made aware of a possible threat against the school and initiated the lockdown at 12:08pm. No one was allowed to enter or leave the school. Cheshire police responded to the school, and were able to […]

  • Motor scooter vs. car crash kills one

    HARTFORD — One person was killed Saturday evening when a car and a motor scooter collided in Hartford. Police say the crash happened at the intersection of Charter Oak Avenue and Main Street shortly just about 5pm.  The scooter and a Honda SUV had collided, and when police arrived they found a 51 year old man suffering from severe injuries.  He was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. His identity has not yet been released by police. […]