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    Police issue Silver Alert for missing 80-year-old Berlin man

    BERLIN — Police have issued a silver alert for a missing 80-year-old man. Joseph Bizier is described as a caucasian man, with grey hair and hazel eyes.  He is 5′ 08″ tall and weighs 160 lbs He was last seen wearing a brown and tan jacket on Monday. If you have information, please contact Berlin Police Department at 860-828-7080. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed […]

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    Icy conditions cause problems for drivers around state

    HARTFORD — Icy road conditions are causing problems for drivers in the state. Route 8 Southbound and Northbound was closed between Exits 27 and 26 in Naugatuck for a time because of tractor-trailer accident. The state DOT said the truck spilled part of its load. Icy conditions are being reported as far south as Hamden and North Branford. Check the latest forecast here. Wind gusts may exceed 50 mph, leading to downed power lines. Snow and sleet is confined to the Northwest hills, where […]

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    Silver Alert issued for missing 90-year-old West Haven man

    WEST HAVEN — Police are searching for a missing 90-year-old man who was last seen Monday. Harry Brown, 90, has Grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a green jacket, with purple or blue ski cap. He’s 5’10” and weighs 150 lbs. He was last seen Monday. Police issued a Silver alert Monday night. Anyone with information should notify the West Haven Police Department at 203-933-1616. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts […]

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    ATM skimming device found at ATMs in Moosup and Canterbury

    CANTERBURY — Officials from the Savings Institute Bank & Trust said they found skimming devices at two of their ATMs. The bank said the skimming devices, which copy bank card information from the customers cards, was placed at their ATMs in Moosup, at 344 Prospect St., and Canterbury, at 180 Westminster Rd., on Saturday, January 14. Criminals can use the information to make fraudulent transactions. The bank warned customers that used either the Moosup or Canterbury ATMs on or after January 14, to review […]

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    State to create $6 million fund for testing crumbling foundations

    HARTFORD — The state of Connecticut will ask the bonding commission to create a $5 million fund for testing of foundations that are crumbling, and allocate an additional $1 million to help low and moderate income home owners pay for the tests. Governor Dannel Malloy said Monday he will ask the State Bond Commission for $5 million as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to assist homeowners in northeastern Connecticut with the deteriorating foundations of their homes. The funding will be used […]

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    School bus, car and Jeep crash in Watertown

    WATERTOWN — A school bus. a car and a Jeep crashed Friday afternoon. Emergency crews were called at 4 p.m. to the intersection of Nova Scotia Hill Road and Buckingham Road in Watertown. According to police a Toyota sedan was stopped on Nova Scotia Hill Rd at a stop sign. At the same time, a school bus traveling northbound on Buckingham Rd. was waiting to take a left on to Nova Scotia Hill Rd. The bus driver stopped and waved at the sedan, […]

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    Hartford attorney pleads guilty to money laundering charges

    NEW HAVEN — A former Hartford attorney plead guilty to money laundering charges in connection with a securities fraud scheme. Corey Brinson, 36, of Hartford, plead guilty Friday in New Haven to one count of engaging in a monetary transaction in property derived from specified unlawful activity, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years. Prosecutors said that between approximately October 2010 and July 2016, Brinson, a licensed attorney, served as a “securities counsel” for several companies whose securities were […]

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    Southbury man killed in motorcycle crash in Newtown

    NEWTOWN — One person died in a motorcycle crash  on Rt. 25 Thursday. Emergency crews responded to the crash on Mt. Pleasant near Reservoir Road in Newtown. The motorcycle was found heavily damaged in the southbound lane and the bike’s operator was found down the embankment. The operator was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified the victim as Michael Defusco, 42, of Southbury. Defusco was operating a 2011 Harley Street Glide at the time of the crash, police said. This […]

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    Police locate missing Bristol man suffering from dementia

    BRISTOL — Police located man suffering from dementia who was missing since 11 a.m. Thursday. Police said they located Brian Franczak, 62, “without incident.” He was last seen at about 11:00 a.m. on Thursday when he walked away from 231 Stafford Avenue in Bristol. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed to be in danger.

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    Man involved in New Haven police shooting charged with assault

    NEW HAVEN — Police served warrants on a man who was shot by police after allegedly attempting to run them down in September. Kenneth Palmieri, 50, of Branford, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer and operating a vehicle with a license under suspension. According to police, Palmieri was a suspect in a robbery of a store in Guilford on September 6, 2016. The suspect was known to police and they notified other departments in the area. Police […]