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  • 4-year-old boy dead, 2-year-old hospitalized after being left in hot car in West Haven

    WEST HAVEN — One child is dead and one hospitalized after they were found inside a hot car in West Haven on Thursday afternoon. West Haven Fire Department said they responded to the call of an injured person at 2 Treat Street at about 3 p.m. They found the two boys, ages 2 and 4, and an adult on scene. Police said the two boys were brothers, and the adult caller was their father. The children were treated on scene […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Hartford Parking Authority changes stance after rejecting coins as payment

    HARTFORD —  When you pay a parking ticket it’s best to pay it as soon as possible to avoid a fine increase. “They gave me a ticket because the end of my car was blocked in the driveway,” said Treagus Thomas of Hartford. Thomas said when he tried to do just that at the Hartford Parking Authority on Monday, workers refused to accept his payment because part of it was in coins. He shot cell phone video of the incident […]

  • Government reopens probe of Emmett Till slaying

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.   — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving “new information.” The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead; a state grand jury […]

  • Federal judge rules CT child separations unconstitutional

    BRIDGEPORT — U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden ruled that the Trump administration violated the federal rights of two immigrant children being detained in Connecticut when it separated the children from their parents at the Southern U.S. border. “We’re talking about a 9-year-old boy who was separated from his father while he was sleeping, and a 14-year-old girl separated from her family when she’s told that she’s being taken away to take a shower,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. As […]

  • Sailfest starts in New London

    NEW LONDON —  If there is one place to be this summer, it is the Sailfest in New London. “The people, the music, you’ve got good food, everything,” said Anthony Basilica of New London. The three day fair in New London is one of Southern Connecticut’s most popular summertime events and attracts people from across the state and country. “It is me and my siblings first time coming to Sailfest so we wanted to check it out,” said Ontasia Perry […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Victim faces former New Britain High School trainer convicted of raping her as child at sentencing

    NEW BRITAIN —   Outside of New Britain Superior Court Tuesday, 24-year-old Cassandra Cummings said she feels as if a weight has been lifted off of her heart now that she is going public about being sexually assaulted as a child. “Now is a good time for my story to finally have a face and be out there and for others to hear it,” said Cummings. It is a secret she kept for more than a decade. Cassandra has accused 30-year-old […]

  • Woman killed in Hartford following early morning hit and run

    HARTFORD — The family of a heart for women is mourning her death after police say a woman was found dead on Wethersfield Avenue early Saturday morning. “My niece was a beautiful person, said Maribel Castro. “She had a beautiful heart. She was just going through some rough times in her life. She needed some help.” Castro was still in shock hours after her niece, 31-year-old Stephanie Lopez, was found dead near 485 Wethersfield Avenue early Saturday morning. Hartford Police […]

  • Stonington man, accused of trying to abduct Groton teen, arrested

    GROTON — A Stonington man accused of trying to abduct a 16-year-old from Groton last week was arrested Friday . Police said Matthew Klotz, 34, was charged with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree kidnapping in the attempted abduction. Police said the attempted abduction happened just after 3 p.m. on Monday, June 25, near Shore Avenue and South Prospect Street, not far from UConn-Avery Point. Police said the teen woman reported that Klotz jumped out of the bushes, grabbed her, and […]

  • Experts stress rules to ensure water safety for kids

    OLD SAYBROOK —  Police said water may seem very inviting especially on a hot summer day, but it can also be dangerous. That is especially true for young children, which is why Old Saybrook Police Chief Michael Spera insists following simple rules that can ensure safety. The first rule is to always supervise children in pools or any body of water. “So, our first tip is just to make sure you’re watching the kids, Spera said. “Don’t take your eyes […]

  • New Haven mayor: Ex-cons behind recent violence

    NEW HAVEN —  New Haven police said two men, ages 28 and 21, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Yale New Haven Hospital after a shooting Tuesday. Police said the New Haven men were shot near Carmel and Percival Streets At around 11:30 a.m. 19-year-old Juwell Pagon of Hamden was shot once in the stomach near Munson Street and Winchester Avenue just before 4 a.m. “I was woken up at 4 a.m. to someone that sounded like they were crying […]