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  • Bristol woman killed in Route 72 crash

    PLAINVILLE — State Police confirmed a Bristol woman was killed in a crash Thursday evening. The two-car crash happened around 6:48 p.m. on Route 72 eastbound, just east of Forrestville Avenue. Plainville Police and State Police responded to the scene. According to State Police, a Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped in the left lane due to traffic congestion, when it was rear-ended by a Nissan Sentra, driven by 26-year-old Waleska Otero of Bristol. Otero was rushed to New Britain Hospital where […]

  • Lifelong pen pals unite for first Thanksgiving holiday together

    HARTFORD — In the spirit of togetherness, one city resident has a lot of blessings to count this Thanksgiving. Marie Bratt has a penchant for making life-long friendships, but not in the traditional way. Her friendships are formed with paper, pens and stamps, and they come from all over the world. Marie’s first “pen pal” came in 1952 when she connected with London native Margaret Bell at New York’s World Fair. After 50 years of writing letters back-and-forth, the pair […]

  • Dog attack leaves elderly woman dead in Suffield

    SUFFIELD — An elderly woman is dead after being attacked by a dog Wednesday. Emergency crews responded to 584 Thrall Avenue just before 3 p.m.  after reports surfaced that a person was bleeding from a dog bite. First responders found 95-year-old Janet D’Aleo of Enfield with life-threatening injuries. She was rushed to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she succumbed to her injuries. The dog, a male pit bull and pointer mix, was immediately placed into quarantine pending an […]

  • Suspect at large following West Hartford bank robbery

    WEST HARTFORD — Police are searching for a bank robber who targeted a credit union Monday. Officers responded to the American Eagle Financial Credit Union on New Britain Avenue around 2:30 p.m. where a suspect reportedly passed a note threatening to shoot unless he received a sum of money. Although a gun was never shown, the teller believed the threat was legitimate based on the suspect’s demeanor and his note. Officers arrived on scene and immediately started a K9 search, […]

  • Two boys on bicycles injured in hit-and-run crash

    FARMINGTON — A New Britain woman was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that left two youths injured Saturday. Officers responded to Fienemann Road near the New Britain town line at about 4:15 p.m. after receiving reports of a 12 and 13-year-old struck while riding their bicycles. Investigators say the suspect’s vehicle was traveling north when her vehicle veered to the left, striking the boys and a highway sign before fleeing the area. A motorist eventually called 9-1-1 and reported […]

  • State police K9s find 420 lbs. of marijuana during traffic stop

    DARIEN — Two men were arrested on drug trafficking charges after K9 officers located a substantial amount of marijuana in their vehicle. According to Connecticut State Police, a state trooper pulled over a U-Haul truck traveling south on I-95 in Darien on Friday afternoon. K9 officers were brought in to conduct a search around the rear cargo area of the truck, which resulted in the seizure of 420 pounds of marijuana. Vahe Manjikian, 23, and his passenger, 27-year-old Kevin Conrado, […]

  • Vape shop owners fight back health concerns with storefront message

    NEWINGTON — With the public health scare over vaping still going strong, one shop forced to shutter its doors is responding with a message: Lies shut us down. Business was booming when the owners of All Things Vape opened their Newington location earlier this year. “We saw an opportunity to help people live a better life — a cigarette free life,” said one owner in a video posted to social media. Business quickly declined after a flurry of reports from […]

  • Woman mauled by pack of vicious dogs in Terryville

    PLYMOUTH — A pack of vicious dogs attacked a Terryville woman and left her seriously injured on Monday. Police responded to a report of a person bitten multiple times on Eastview Road at 2:20 p.m. Officers arrived on scene and were immediately engaged by four aggressive dogs roaming the area. They worked quickly to contain the animals and extract the victim from a neighbor’s backyard. The woman was hospitalized and the scene was eventually made safe. The incident remains under […]

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Danbury

    DANBURY — A pedestrian was struck by an oncoming vehicle along a busy street Friday evening. Police say  arrived on scene just about 8:00 p.m. They found Dona Kramer, age 71 of Cincinnati Ohio suffering from serious injuries. She was taken to Danbury Hospital where she later succumbed to those injuries. Police say that 50-year-old Angel Cuenca was driving a Chevy Silverado northbound on Federal Road. He saw Kramer crossing the street and attempted to stop, but could not bring […]

  • Driver killed after colliding with box truck in Hamden

    HAMDEN — One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a major crash Wednesday night. Emergency units responded to the 2900 block of State Street at about 8:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a head-on collision. Preliminary investigative efforts revealed that a passenger car crossed the double-yellow line into oncoming traffic and collided with a box truck. Both vehicles sustained heavy front-end damage. Moet Bacote, 25, was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and pronounced deceased. The box truck […]

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