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  • Man involved in bizarre New Britain bank robbery sentenced to 4 life terms plus 155 years

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn — A man involved in a bizarre bank robbery in 2015 has been sentenced to four life sentences plus 155 years in prison. Michael Anthony Benanti, 45, of Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to serve four consecutive life sentences plus an additional 155 years to be served consecutively in federal prison for his convictions involving a violent bank extortion and robbery spree spanning through Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Tennessee. A jury convicted Benanti of one count of […]

  • AAC Commissioner wants level playing field for conference

    NEWPORT, RI – At Media Day Tuesday, AAC Commissioner, Mike Aresco spoke to FOX61’s Bob Rumbold. While the AAC is not a “Power 5” Conference, the Middletown native has some ideas on how the get around that, and in doing so, put the AAC on a level playing field with those who make up the Power 5.

  • Dog learns to bark in a whisper so he can play without waking neighbors

    GREENVILLE, Ill. – When Brian Gertler was playing with his 1-year-old dog Dudley he ran into a problem – his excited barking was waking people up when they played at night. Gertler, a 24-year-old native of Peotone, Illinois, is a resident director at Greenville University and lives in an apartment with his wife inside a freshman dorm. While students aren’t allowed to have animals, Gertler can, and he said their two dogs are very popular with the residents who are […]

  • Meriden Green lands top architectural honor

    MERIDEN — A local park has landed on a prestigious list. The former site of the Meriden Mall is gaining national attention now that it’s landed on a list of Americas newest and grandest public spaces.  The $14 million overhaul of the 14 acre space, now called the Meriden Green, now features pedestrian bridges, an amphitheater, and driveable turf for food trucks and farmers markets.  It opened back in September. Also on the Architect’s Newspaper list:  Astor Place in New York […]

  • West Hartford police suspend Los Imperios entertainment license for 15 days

    WEST HARTFORD — Police have ordered the entertainment license for the club Los Imperios for 15 days. Police said the club violated the West Hartford’s town code for the third time within six months.  Authorities said the club violated the ordinances once in January by playing past the allowable time and twice in May for fights that were not reported by the club. The club will not be able to have a DJ or live entertainment during the suspension. Police said the […]

  • Teen specific target in New Haven shooting; listed in critical condition

    NEW HAVEN — A teenage boy was critically injured after being shot Sunday evening. Police said around 9:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to Bassett Street, near Newhall Street, after a person was reportedly shot. They found the victim, a 14-year-old boy from New Haven, who had been shot and was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was listed in critical condition. Police say that it appears the victim was the specific target of the shooter and that this was […]

  • Second suspect arrested in Stratford homicide

    STRATFORD — Police arrested a second suspect in the case of a man who was killed in May. Police said Cris Concepcion, 24, of Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting death of Andre Pettway on May 27. Concepcion was charged with murder, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a permit. He is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Court on July 26 and was held on a […]

  • Hartford police identify victim of Sunday homicide

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a homicide that happened on Sunday. Jeffery Worrell, 63, of Hartford, was found shot near the intersection of Garden Street and Westland Street. Hartford Police said the Major Crimes Squad is investigating. Police say Worrell was shot in head. It was the 14th homicide in Hartford in 2017. Check back for further details as they develop.  

  • Missing 89-year-old woman in North Canaan found safe

    NORTH CANAAN — Police safely located a missing 89-year-old woman from North Canaan. Helen Bernstein, 89, of North Canaan was last seen Thursday.  Police say she is Caucasian, has gray hair and green eyes. She is 5’04” tall and weighs 108 lbs. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and black and gray canvas shoes.  If located, please contact the Troop B – North Canaan police department at 860-824-2500. North Canaan is located in the Northwest corner […]

  • Hartford police make more than a dozen arrests for underage drinking at Zac Brown Band concert

    HARTFORD — Police made more than a dozen arrests at the Zac Brown Band concert Thursday night at the Xfinity Center. Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley said there were 14 arrests for underage drinking and another two adult arrests, details of which are not available. More than 25,000 people attended the concert. Check back for further details as they develop.