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  • Historic Shakespeare Festival Theatre burns to the ground in Stratford

    STRATFORD – Fire destroyed one of Connecticut’s historic and cultural landmarks early Sunday morning. The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, where actors from Katharine Hepburn to Christopher Walken trod the boards, burned to the ground. The historic theater on the shore of the Housatonic River opened in 1955 with a performance of Julius Caesar. In its heyday in the 1960’s and 70’s, performers including Fred Gwynne, James Earl Jones, Kim Hunter, Hal Holbrooke, Ed Asner and Barbara Barrie performed on its […]

  • Stratford police release ID of fatal shooting victim

    STRATFORD – Police are looking for two suspects involved in a fatal shooting overnight. Stratford Police said, Eduardo Concepcion, 30, of Bridgeport dies as a result of the shooting. Police were called to Regency Terrace near Peace Street just after 2:15 Saturday morning. Officers found Concepcion who had been wounded by gunfire. He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he later died. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and another male were sitting in a parked car on […]

  • The Real Story: Lamont’s first sit-down interview as Governor

    This week, a wide-ranging discussion with Connecticut’s new governor, Ned Lamont. We have him for his first interview since taking office! He’s received many accolades, even from legislative Republicans, because of his “collaboration rather than confrontation” approach to solving the state’s problems (chief of which is the budget). Gov. Lamont has been engaged in deep discussions on what it will take to wipe out the huge deficit, currently estimated at $1.7B, for the fiscal year starting July 1. He will […]

  • Hartford police investigating homicide of city resident

    HARTFORD —  Police are investigating a homicide that happened Tuesday night. Police rushed to 241 Laurel Street following a shooting that took place around 10 p.m. Police say multiple shots were fired, triggering the city’s ShotSpotter system and provoking several 9-1-1 calls from residents. Police found a man, later identified as 30-year-old Carl Spence of Hartford, dead from two gunshot wounds. This was the first homicide in Hartford in 2019. Police believe this was not a random shooting, and that […]

  • Police: homeowner fires shot, ends reported home invasion

    PLAINFIELD – Police in Plainfield are searching for two men reportedly scared off by an armed homeowner. Police say that at approximately 2:00 a.m., they rceived a 911 call from a residence on Hope Road, reporting an active home invasion. The caller and homeowner said he was awoken by the sound of his front door being kicked in. He told police he grabbed his firearm to investigate, and was then met by a masked intruder who was also armed with […]

  • Man killed after being struck by car on Route 5 in Enfield

    ENFIELD – Police are investigating after a man died after being  struck by a car on Route 5, Enfield Avenue, near Hathaway Avenue. Police said William Rush was hit about 3:15 p.m. He was taken to Bay State Medical where he died of his injuries. Rush would have turned 85 in nine days. He lived near the accident scene. Police said the accident reconstruction team is investigating.   BREAKING VIDEO: part of route 5 in #Enfield CLOSED after car vs […]

  • Judge dismisses opioid crisis lawsuits against drugmakers

    HARTFORD — A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state.  The suits blamed the pharmaceutical companies for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on emergency response and other services. Judge Thomas Moukawsher in Hartford Superior Court ruled Tuesday that the lawsuits were not allowed because they were not government enforcement actions, such as those filed under consumer protection and […]

  • Public can participate in the inauguration of 89th governor

    HARTFORD — The public will have several opportunities to participate in the inauguration of Connecticut’s 89th governor. Both Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony at the William A. O’Neill State Armory in Hartford and the inaugural parade that follows are free. The public can also purchase tickets online for the inaugural ball at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Reduced price tickets are available for young professionals. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for the 12:30 p.m. swearing-in ceremony. Tickets are not […]

  • Man charged in Jazmine Barnes’ killing as investigation takes a ‘new direction’

    HOUSTON — A man was charged with capital murder in the shooting of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was killed as she rode in a car with her family in Texas. Investigators identified Eric Black Jr., 20, as a suspect based on a tip. He was arrested and has admitted to taking part in the shooting, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement early Sunday. “Investigators are continuing to pursue evidence that could possibly lead to other suspects being […]

  • Truck crash on I-91 in Wethersfield ties up traffic early Saturday morning

    WETHERSFIELD – A truck went off the road on I-91 in Wethersfield early Saturday morning. The state DOT issued an alert at 3:15 a.m., saying the 2 right lanes were closed between exits 24 and 25 as police investigated and crews tried to pull the truck up the embankment and off the guardrail it had landed on. The driver escaped with only minor injuries, but many drivers were likely surprised by a traffic jam on the highway at 6 a.m. […]