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  • Police arrest second suspect Southington bank robbery, carjacking

    Update : Lamar McCarthy was arrested September 25. SOUTHINGTON– Police are searching for a second suspect in a carjacking and bank robbery on Sunday. Police are looking for Lamar McCarthy, 31.  McCarthy’s last known address is 9 Gorham Ave. Bloomfield.  A warrant has been issued charging McCarthy with Kidnapping First Degree 3 counts, Robbery Second Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Second Degree, Larceny Second Degree, Robbery Involving an Occupied Vehicle, Engaging In Pursuit McCarthy is described as a black male, […]

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    Connecticut’s upcoming ‘Tax-Free Holiday’ starts Sunday

     HARTFORD— Connecticut’s annual week-long tax-free holiday will run Sunday, August 20 through Saturday, August 26. The National Retail Federation said the average family with elementary and high-school children spend an average of $690 on back-to-school items each year. The temporary tax exemptions apply to footwear and other clothing items costing less than $100 per item. Some items include sleepwear, footwear, athletic clothing, and rain jackets. For a complete list of tax-exempt items, click here. In addition to taking advantage of […]

  • DEEP: two state swimming areas closed due to bacteria

    SHELTON–Two state parks have closed their swimming areas due to water quality concerns, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Indian Wells State Park in Shelton is closed for swimmers  because of high bacteria counts. DEEP officials said the water quality is being retested on August 23 and the results are expected on August 24. Kettletown State Park in Southbury is also closed for swimming due to blue green algae. It is unclear if the water will be […]

  • Norwich PD: Former inmate arrested in connection to burglary investigation

    NORWICH— Police have arrested a former inmate of the Connecticut Department of Corrections in connection to a burglary last June. Eric Melendez, 44 of Griswold, was arrested after evidence determined he allegedly trespassed, damaged, and stole from three company vehicles. In June 2016, employees of Prime Electric and Lantern Energy reported for work when they noticed several company vehicles had been broken into. Both companies reported a total of $5,448 in stolen tools and equipment as well as $2,500 in […]

  • Stamford vigil held against violence in Charlottesville

    STAMFORD— A community vigil to stand against the violence and hatred demonstrated in Charlottesville, Virginia is being held in Stamford. Dozens of neighbors came to Stamford Government Center to unite against hate. A rally formed outside the building with local and community leaders in attendance. The group called for solidarity against hateful rhetoric and offered prayers for the victims of the tragedy in Charlottesville over the weekend. Also in attendance, Governor Dannel Malloy, who had a sharp response to Trump’s […]

  • PD: Naugatuck robbery foiled after retired cop recognizes fake gun

    NAUGATUCK— An 18-year-old was arrested after attempting a robbery with a fake handgun on Tuesday, according to police. Police were dispatched to Linden Park in the morning but arrested Derrick Wilson of Naugatuck later that night. Police were alerted of a suspicious male on North Main Street, where they located Wilson and recovered the fake gun. Wilson was questioned and confessed to attempting a robbery in Linden Park, police said. The victim was a 74-year-old retired police officer who told police […]

  • Person hit by train in NY causes delays for commuters on New Haven line

    PORT CHESTER, NY– A person hit by a train in New York has caused delays for train riders in Connecticut, according to Metro-North Railroad. There is no word on the extent of injuries to the person struck by the train. The New Haven Metro-North line service between Rye and Greenwich is experiencing delays of up 30 to 40 minutes. Commuters at Rye and Port Chester, New York, and Greenwich intending to travel east will have to board a westbound train […]

  • 5 Connecticut residents among dozens made sick from papayas; 1 death in NY

    HARTFORD– Some 141 people in 19 states, including five in Connecticut, have been infected with salmonella as of August 11, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The strains of salmonella trace back to papayas imported from Mexico. The CDC recommends that consumers don’t eat Maradol papayas from the Carica de Campeche farm in Mexico. One victim from New York died as a result of the outbreak. The 19 states with confirmed cases are: Connecticut (5), Delaware (4), Iowa […]

  • CT Lottery Players should double check tickets scanned on mobile app

    ROCKY HILL— The CT Lottery Mobile App “Scan Ticket’s” feature misread winning draw tickets over the weekend. The lottery agency said the app operated incorrectly starting at 12:25 p.m. on Saturday until 10:34 a.m. on Monday and showed winning tickets as losing tickets. People who scanned their tickets during this time are asked to check their tickets again. Instant ticket scanning was not affected during that time period. The “Scan Ticket’s” feature on the app is fully operational now. CT Lottery […]

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    Hamden police searching for suspect involved with parking lot shooting

    HAMDEN–A man was shot as he ran away from the sound of gunshots in a parking lot on Sunday night, police said. Hamden Police said they responded to the area of 35 Warner St. where the  27-year-old victim said he heard gun shots and then realized he had been shot himself. The victim’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening according to police. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit […]

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