Bridgeport Amber Alert cancelled: Girl OK, father in custody accused of killing mother

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    Amber Alert cancelled: Bridgeport girl, 6, found safe, her father in custody in Pennsylvania

    BRIDGEPORT — An Amber Alert issued Friday morning for Aylin Sofia Hernandez, 6, from Bridgeport, has been cancelled. Police say her 26-year-old mother was stabbed to death in a domestic dispute with her father. The mother’s female friend is in critical condition and in surgery after the double-stabbing, police said. The suspect, Oscar Hernandez, is the girl’s father and was captured near Altoona, Pennsylvania. He was previously spotted in the Bronx, New York. Police spent hours looking for a 2017 silver-colored Hyundai Sonata with Connecticut […]

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    Danbury High School students walk out of class Thursday in response to Inauguration Day incident

    DANBURY — Hundreds of students walked out of their classes at Danbury High School Thursday morning, and it could be in response to a parking lot altercation on Inauguration Day. About 200-300 students initially walked out. Then, about 150 went to the back of the building and staged an impromptu sit-in on the bleachers while the rest went back to class. According to Barry Lytton, of the NewsTimes, some students chanted “F— Donald Trump!” Students were asked by administrators to return to […]

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    Lines out the door after West Hartford restaurant offers 65 cent cones for a 65 degree Thursday

    WEST HARTFORD — To celebrate the warm “65 degree” weather, A.C. Petersen Farms will offer ice cream cones for 65 cents! Your weather experience will be slightly different depending on where you are, but all of us will have above average temperatures Thursday. Staffers said there has been a line out the door since 2 p.m. There will be a period of sunshine during the day, with more sunshine leading to much warmer temperatures! In terms of record highs: Bradley Airport’s is […]

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    Hartford Police Department welcomes new recruits

    HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin joined Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella to address a new class of 16 police recruits joining the Hartford Police Department Thursday morning. The recruits were welcomed when they arrived at the Hartford Police Academy at 50 Williams Street at around 8 a.m. According to FOX 61 media partner The Hartford Courant, the class represents the first portion of ultimately 70 new officers promised by Bronin in his first mayoral budget, which was passed […]

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    Tom Brady shares hilarious ‘suspect board’ for missing Super Bowl jersey

    Tom Brady has said his missing Super Bowl jersey is disappointing and that he hopes it turns up some day. There are no leads on the $500,000 jersey and the Houston Police Department remains on the case. Now, the future hall-of-famer has taken matters into his own hands by posting this hilarious “suspect board” on his Facebook page. Could it be “Prison Mike,” Michael Scott’s alter ego from The Office, his dog Scooby, or could Julian Edelman be the culprit? Don’t overlook […]

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    Heavy early morning fire knocked down on Bond Street in Hartford

    HARTFORD — A heavy structure fire that broke out at 55 Bond Street in Hartford early Thursday morning was under control as of 5 a.m.. The Hartford Fire Department said the fire that broke out on the rear porches extending to the roof. The fire department said a search showed that nobody was in the building at the time of the fire, and all visible fire was knocked down, though fire crews remain on the scene. “Everything seems to lead […]

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    Middletown father Tony Moreno found guilty in death of his 7-month-old son

    MIDDLETOWN — Tony Moreno was found guilty of killing his 7-month-old son by throwing him off a bridge. The verdict came down early Wednesday afternoon after the jury deliberated for a second day.  He was found guilty of risk of injury to a minor, as well as murder. Jurors first requested Wednesday morning to hear the testimony of a police officer who first responded to the bridge, and to hear Moreno’s testimony from day five of the trial, before returning to their deliberations. That […]

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    Eversource conducting infrared helicopter inspections statewide

    BERLIN — Beginning this week, Eversource said they will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment statewide. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service and the work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur, according to Eversource. The company conducts these inspections twice a year. “Over a million customers in Connecticut depend on us for reliable […]

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    Stratford student wins ‘Doodle for Google’ competition

    STRATFORD — A Bunnell High School tenth-grader got a visit from Google reps at a school assembly Wednesday. Sarah Harrison will have her artwork showcased as the winner of the Connecticut Doodle 4 Google Competition. Harrison’s winning artwork, which was revealed at the assembly at the Stratford school, and inspired by the prompt “What I see for the future…” As winner, Harrison was awarded an Android tablet and the chance to win a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 Google for […]

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    Suspects in Willimantic murder captured in Arizona back in state to face charges

    WILLIMANTIC — Two men were extradited Tuesday from Arizona to face murder charges. They were caught in Arizona in November following a nationwide manhunt. Police said Juan Chach, 24, and Ignacio Chach-Aperez, 26, are responsible for the murder of Francisco Delazcruz-Coj, who was killed at his Willimantic home in November. Police said they went to the apartment on Pulaski Court for a disturbance and found Delazcruz-Coj suffering from life-threatening injuries. Juan Chach, who goes by “Chach,” was charged with murder and tampering with […]