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  • Disabled train causes disruption in Shore Line East service

    OLD SAYBROOK —  A disabled train will cause service on Shore Line East service to be adjusted Wednesday. Officials said a  P&W freight train was disabled east of Old Saybrook due to a mechanical issue according to the company. Because of  the train, the majority of the current Shore Line East train service will operate between New Haven and Old Saybrook. Bus service will be provided to Shore Line East passengers for most trains between Old Saybrook and New London.  […]

  • ‘This is a case about lies,’ prosecutor says in Manafort trial closing argument

    Prosecutors spent over 90 minutes Wednesday morning methodically laying out their case that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied in order to finance an extravagant lifestyle. “Mr. Manafort lied to keep more money when he had it, and he lied to get more money when he didn’t,” prosecutor Greg Andres told jurors during closing arguments. “This is a case about lies.” Manafort’s emails, memos and financial records were “littered with lies,” Andres added. The defense will present its […]

  • Dozens killed in Kabul suicide attack

    A suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 48 people, a government official said. The incident targeted an education center, said Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health. At least 67 others were wounded. There was no immediate word of a claim of responsibility. Fierce fighting also has occurred recently in Ghazni, an Afghan city south of Kabul where the Taliban launched its most serious challenge to the authority of the […]

  • Person shoots, kills themself at Newington gun range: Police

    NEWINGTON — Police are investigating after a person shot and killed themselves at a gun range Wednesday morning. Police were called to the area of  2686 Berlin Turnpike shortly before 10 a.m. Police said the person shot themselves in the gun range area of Hoffman’s Guns for the Good Guys. Police have not released any other details of the incident.

  • Restaurant puts together wedding meal in 90 minutes after caterer doesn’t show

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – Amber and Benjamin Vansledright said “I Do,” on August 11, 2018. The problem? Their caterer thought the wedding was scheduled for the following week. “All the details were planned and we had just finished with the photographs but we were waiting for the caterer,” Benjamin’s mother recalled. Just before the ceremony, the couple got the news that there would be no food at their wedding. So as the guests arrived, family made a last minute request to […]

  • Police investigating a robbery, shooting in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a shooting and robbery Tuesday. Officials said, “The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is currently investigating a street robbery/shooting in the area of 400 Wethersfield Avenue.” Alfred E. Burr Elementary School is located at that address. Police are expected to release more information later Tuesday evening. More stops and arrest on Weathersfield Ave. — Pedro Rivera (@HartfordPR) August 14, 2018

  • Former New Canaan cafeteria workers stole nearly $500,000: Police

    NEW CANAAN — Police arrested two women who supervised operations at school cafeterias in connection with the theft of nearly $500,000. Police said Joanne Pascarelli is facing charges of defrauding the public and first-degree larceny. According to an arrest warrant, she is accused of stealing money from two cafeterias that she and her sister, Marie Wilson, supervised over a five-year period. Wilson was also charged with defrauding the public and first-degree larceny. They were arrested over the weekend. Pascarelli used to […]

  • Candidates for statewide office in Tuesday’s primaries

    On Tuesday, voters will choose candidates who will run in the November elections. There are  statewide races for the state’s constitutional officers. Voters in the Fifth Congressional District will also decide who will run for the seat held by retiring representative, Elizabeth Esty.  Republican Party members will also decide on who will challenge U.S. Senator Chris Murphy in November. All those candidates are listed below. In local towns, party members will decide on who will run for State Legislative districts. […]

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    State to appeal Skakel case to U.S. Supreme Court

    HARTFORD — State prosecutors have filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Michael Skakel who conviction in the death of Martha Moxley was thrown out. The appeal was filed electronically with SCOTUS Thursday in hopes the high court would  overturn the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling to dismiss charges against Michael Skakel. The State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 in favor of Skakel and said that his attorney, Micky Sherman,  was so ineffective in providing a defense […]

  • New Britain man arrested on multiple charges for sexual assault against children

    NEW BRITAIN — A man was arrested Sunday and Monday in connection with cases of sexual assault against children. On August 5, police arrested Nassir Mohamed Alsubai, 33, of New Britain, on charges of illegal sexual contact  and sexual assault 4th degree in connection with an incident from 2003 when the  alleged victim was eight years old.  Police said Alsubai posted a $100,000  bond. On Monday, police again arrested Alsubai and charged him with seven counts of illegal sexual contact, four […]