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  • Driver in fatal shooting of New Haven store clerk gets 20 years

    NEW HAVEN — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2015 shooting death of a clerk at a New Haven convenience store. The New Haven Register reports that Leighton Vanderberg, who drove two gunmen to the Forbes Avenue convenience store where they shot and killed Sanjay Patel during a robbery, apologized to the victim’s widow in court Wednesday. He previously pleaded guilty to being an accessory to first-degree robbery and testified […]

  • Body found in Canton identified

    CANTON — Police have identified the body of the man found Sunday off a trail. Police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the body was that of Thomas Hobbs, 61, of Canton. He had been missing since February. Police said there was nothing suspicious surrounding the disappearance or circumstances of his death. The remains were found Sunday along a walking trail in a wooded area near Red Fox Run by a hiker.

  • Abandoned dog fights to walk on broken legs: ‘It looks so amazingly painful’

    RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia non-profit is asking for donations to get a Boston Terrier mix walking on four legs again after he was abandoned in May. Susie Gorman with the animal rescue FLOP, which stands for For the Love of Poodles, is currently fostering a three-year-old dog named Sparrow. “If I was him I’d probably be a little bit grumpy,” Gorman told WTVR. “I think being young he should be able to run around just like the other dogs.” […]

  • American Univ: All-clear signal given after report of armed man on campus, lockdown lifted

    WASHINGTON DC — American University said they have lifted a campus lockdown and given an all-clear signal following reports of an armed man on the campus. Tweets by AmericanU

  • NWS confirms an EF0 tornado touched down in Ashford

    ASHFORD — The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that an EF0 tornado touched down in town. The storm that came through Tuesday afternoon  brought high winds and heavy rain which downed trees and power lines all around Ashford Lake. The National Weather Service office in Boston  is conducting a storm survey for the area near Ashford in Windham County.  “Preliminary results have determined that there was an EF-0 Tornado that briefly touched down west of Ashford Lake. Peak wind  were estimated […]

  • Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill toddler

    MINNEAPOLIS   — A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him. Nataliia Karia, 43, received her punishment in Hennepin County court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and third-degree assault earlier. She also pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation for hitting a pedestrian, a bicyclist and another driver as she fled from her home in a minivan in November 2016. Karia also must follow […]

  • Storms cause outages, flooding, delays across the state; #Share61 your pics

    HARTFORD — Thunderstorms that brought torrential rains have caused problems across the state. Eversource power outages United Illuminating outages YMCA in Hartford closed for the day due to a water main break. They will also be closed Wednesday. A tree fell on the tracks in Windsor Locks, causing the Amtrak train the Vermonter to be stopped in Springfield, Mass. In Vernon, Cemetery Road closed at Bolton Rd due to structure fire according to police. In Simsbury, Hopmeadow Street (Rt. 10) is […]

  • PD: 3rd person arrested in connection to 2017 murder in Hamden

    HAMDEN — Police said they have arrested a third person in connection to the murder of Leeandre Benton in November 2017. Hamden police said they arrested Brennen Coleman, 21, of New Haven Tuesday and charged him with felony murder and conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree. Police said Benton, 18, of Hamden was found near the Farmington Canal Trail on November 13, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. Police said he was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he […]

  • Manchester town worker injured in crash

    MANCHESTER — A town worker was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a crash downtown. The crash happened at the intersection of Main and Maple St. around 9 a.m. The driver of the car involved left the scene but was apprehended and is under arrest. Police said while marking the road the town employee was struck in the head knocking him to the ground. The employee was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. If anyone has information regarding the […]

  • Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station mosquito

    West Nile Virus found in mosquitos in five Connecticut towns

    HARTFORD – The West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitos in five Connecticut towns according to the State Mosquito Management Program. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said the West Nile Virus infected mosquitos were found in in five towns: Bridgeport, Easton, New Canaan, Stratford and Waterbury. “Mosquito-borne illness is a threat to take seriously, especially from now until well into September,” said Dr. Raul Pino, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. “I ask everyone to prevent mosquito […]