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  • Hernandez funeral scheduled for Monday; Police plan road closure

    BRISTOL — Police are expecting to close a road near downtown Bristol on Monday due to the funeral for Aaron Hernandez. Police said they will close Lincoln Avenue between the Barnes Highway and East Main Street around 10:30 a.m. Police will reopen the road about 4 p.m. They said drivers passing through the area are urged to find an alternate route. Hernandez’s body was taken to the O’Brien Funeral Home where a private funeral is planned for Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. […]

  • ‘Volunteer Fighter Day’ celebrated in hopes of building the force

    BLOOMFIELD — Firefighters across Connecticut opened up their station’s doors Sunday to celebrate “Volunteer Firefighter Day.” More than 60 fire houses across the state held an open house where visitors got the chance to talk to firefighters about their work, see demonstrations, and get a tour of the fire house. The event was also a recruitment effort for local departments. More than 80-percent of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers and many departments are facing a shortage of personnel.

  • ‘Bring Change’ event brings a miracle to West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD – TD Bank hosted a “Bring Change” event on West Hartford’s Little League fields Sunday, all to benefit the Miracle League of Connecticut. The miracle league offers kids with special needs the opportunity to play sports. The event celebrated the team’s opening day. TD Bank locations in Bishop’s Corner and Sedgwick Plaza collected donations over the past week to help support the league. The funds raised will go toward some fun summer excursions. In addition to funds raised, […]

  • Police investigating death in Torrington home; Victim identified

    TORRINGTON —  Police the woman they found dead in a home in Torrington Saturday morning. On Sunday, police identified the woman as Phyllis Gervais 79. Around 4:15 a.m. Saturday,Torrington police said they responded to a home on Cider Mill Xing after reports of an unresponsive person. Police said detectives were called to the scene along with Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit who are currently investigating. Torrington Police said detectives are conducting an investigation into Gervais’ death and said it was an isolated […]

  • Lt. Gov. Wyman to mark 30th anniversary of L’Ambiance Plaza collapse in Bridgeport that killed 28

    BRIDGEPORT — Sunday was the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the L’Ambiance Plaza building that killed 28 construction workers. On Monday, Lt. Nancy Governor Wyman will speak at an event that will event memorializes the workers who were killed during the construction accident and recognizes the emergency crews and law enforcement who responded. Originally, the building was designed with 16 stories. On that day in 1987, workers were trapped when the concrete floors that were being lifted into place suddenly […]

  • Hershey’s updating classic candy bars with lower calorie choices

    DERRY TOWNSHIP, Penn. — Hershey’s is treating chocolate lovers to lower calorie options by giving their classic candy bars a makeover. The company wants to make its chocolate 200 calories or fewer. But the change isn’t too major, considering the standard Hershey bar is 210 calories. King size bars will also be switched up, so they’re easier to break apart for sharing. The updated sweet treats will hit shelves by 2022.

  • 3 residents, 2 police officers, 1 firefighter taken to the hospital after Hartford apartment building fire

    HARTFORD — Six people, including two police officers and a firefighter, were rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a fire. Flames broke out a three-story apartment building on 217 Wethersfield Avenue around 2 p.m. Three residents of the building and two police officers were treated. Police got to the scene quickly and one of the officers said he did not hear the fire alarm and saw several residents go back in the building. Officers Chris Heimerdinger and Miguel Maldonado proceeded to […]

  • See the view from SpaceX’s historic mission

    NEW YORK  — SpaceX celebrated Earth Day by revealing a stunning photograph of the Earth captured during the company’s historic launch last month. The company — which is headed by Tesla’s Elon Musk — made a massive leap toward making spaceflight more affordable when it sent the same first-stage rocket booster to space on a second mission. It was the first time an orbital class rocket has ever made two trips to space. The goal was to deliver a communications […]

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    Man falls 50 feet in state park in Norfolk

    NORFOLK — Emergency crews are working to rescue a victim who fell 50 feet Sunday afternoon. Litchfield County Dispatch said Norfolk firefighters and EMS were called to Campbell Falls State Park around 2:15 p.m. The park is located on the Connecticut – Massachusetts state line. Dispatchers said the man fell 50 feet. He was taken to Waterbury Hospital. There was no information about his condition. Check back for further details as they develop.

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    New Haven police issue Silver Alert for missing 10-year-old

    NEW HAVEN — Police issued a Silver Alert for a missing 10-year-old boy on Sunday. Joshua Manick, 10, went missing from  New Haven on Sunday. Joshua is black with black hair and brown eyes. He is 4’7″ and weighs 170 lbs. Police said he was last seen wearing camouflage pajamas, white/blue shirt, and black sneakers. There was no photo of Joshua available for distribution. If you have any information, please call New Haven Police at 203-946-6321. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for […]