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  • Mild, mostly sunny for rest of Columbus Day weekend

    Sunday is the better of the two days – with more sun mixing with the clouds, and the warmest temps that we’ve felt in a few days.  There is the chance for a shower or two late Sunday night into early Monday before the sun returns Monday afternoon.  High pressure builds in through Tuesday with more sunshine and delightful conditions.  A cold front will move through the region early Wednesday stalls just off-shore, low pressure develop, and moves up the […]

  • The debate over Christopher Columbus comes to New Haven

    NEW HAVEN – We all know the rhyme: “In 14-hundred-and-92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” But… then it gets more complicated. The federal and state holiday has come under the modern day microscope. A better awareness that while Christoper Columbus’ journey was a bold and challenging act that changed the world, not all of the stories are accurate. He wasn’t the first European in the New World (the vikings beat him by about 900 years), he didn’t “discover America” (he […]

  • Boil water advisory issued in Torrington due to water main break

    TORRINGTON – Workers in Torrington are trying to find a water main break that’s placed at least 3,000 customers under a ‘boil water’ advisory. City officials say The Torrington Water Company is working to locate and repair the break on the Westside of Torrington.  They sent a reverse 9-1-1 notification to affected residents and businesses to advise them of a precautionary boil water advisory. Customers in other areas served by the Torrington Water Company are not affected and do not […]

  • Hamden Police arrest two men after ‘shots fired’ call, foot pursuit

    HAMDEN – A report of gunfire in the middle of the night has led to the arrest of two men by Hamden Police. Police say at approximately 2:45 a.m. they got a report of multiple gunshots on Dixwell Avenue at Weybosset Street, near the exit/entrance ramp to the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Rt. 15). Moments later, Officer Keron Bryce saw a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Dixwell Avenue. He pulled the car over on Dixwell […]

  • Columbus Day: What’s open, what’s closed?

    HARTFORD – Despite being one of ten federal holidays, Columbus Day isn’t celebrated consistently across the U.S. According to Pew Research, only 21 states give their workers a paid day off on the 2nd Monday in October. Columbus Day is an official state holiday in Connecticut, so state agencies and many municipal offices will be closed. The federal holiday means most banks and the bond markets are closed, although Connecticut lets banks and credit unions decide whether or not to […]

  • 18-year old shot in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN – New Haven Police say detectives are investigating a shooting that happened Friday night in the Newhallville section of the city. Police say that at 6:01 p.m., officers responded to the area of Read and Shepard Streets to investigate the report of a person shot. They found an 18-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where his injury was listed as non-life threatening. He reported to be in stable condition. Police […]

  • Thousands turn out for 26th Hartford Marathon; share your photos! #Share61

    HARTFORD – Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Hartford, West Hartford, East Hartford and South Windsor for the Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon Saturday morning. Organizers say approximately 336 million steps will be taken by the 10,000 runners and walkers expected in the Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon events Saturday. The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF) organizes the race with the help of up to 2,500 volunteers. “We are enthusiastically finalizing details and putting in motion plans we’ve […]

  • Water main break closes Silas Deane Highway at Wethersfield-Rocky Hill town line

    WETHERSFIELD – Police say a large water main break closed a major thoroughfare at the Rocky Hill-Wethersfield town line early Saturday morning. About 6 a.m., police shut down the Silas Deane Highway (Route 99) at the intersection of Town Line Road. That’s right at the bottom of the Exit 24 ramps from I-91.  By 8 a.m. they said the road was reopened and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) was making repairs. Police are asking people to avoid the area; no […]

  • Officer struck by car in Orange

    ORANGE —  A police officer was struck by a car while responding to a smoking vehicle on Marsh Hill Road Thursday night. The Orange Police Department says the officer was responding to a possible car fire just after 10 p.m. He stopped behind the disabled vehicle in the center lane, near the Outback Steakhouse, and as he approached the car on the driver’s side, he was struck by a car traveling southbound in the left-hand turn lane. The officer suffered […]

  • 2 men shot in Hartford’s South End

    HARTFORD – Police say two men were shot early on Sunday in Hartford’s South End. Both are expected to survive. The city’s ShotSpotter system detected gunfire about 1:30 a.m. Sunday near 194 Maple Avenue. Police say they found two victims there; one male was shot in the leg, the other is in “serious but stable” condition. Police had closed Maple between Franklin Avenue and Essex Street, but were clearing the scene just before 6 a.m. There is no word on […]

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