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  • Town of Haddam divided on kneeling first selectwoman

    HADDAM —  A debate over the First Amendment and the American Flag are dividing the town of Haddam. “This is national political strife brought to literally small-town America,” said longtime Haddam resident Kelly Brooks. Dozens of demonstrators gathered on Haddam’s firehouse lawn Monday and used a silent protest to speak on everyone’s First Amendment rights. That includes the First Amendment rights of Haddam Selectwoman Melissa Schlag, who has been kneeling during the pledge of allegiance during Board of Selectman meetings […]

  • Canton community walks in support of sexual assault victim

    CANTON — The community of Canton came together Saturday to call attention to the issue of violence against women after a female victim was allegedly sexually assaulted in town last week. Police said it happened on the Farmington River Trail Tuesday morning. “It’s time to start a conversation about how men are not going to rape women anymore,” said Kalia Kellog. Kellogg, who lives in, Canton decided she would be the one to start that conversation. Instead of living in […]

  • Dozens of CT National Guard members celebrate ahead of deployment

    HARTFORD —  Dozens of members of the Connecticut National Guard are getting ready to deploy to Southwest Asia. State, local officials and loved ones held a send-off ceremony for them at the William A. O’Neill Armory in Hartford that was presided over by Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman Thursday evening. “I was always fascinated with the military as a kid and when I turned 18 it was just after 9/11 and it was something that I wanted to do to serve […]

  • PD: 2 men wanted for their connection with Manchester shooting and standoff

    MANCHESTER — Manchester police spent Saturday evening and night responding to a shooting near East Center and Walker Streets. Officers say the men behind that shooting remain at large. Police say 25–year-old Anthony Gunn and 27-year-old Kevin McCray are considered armed and dangerous. They’re wanted for their role the incident, which police say occurred around 6:20 p.m. An unidentified victim was the target of a single gunshot, which luckily did it hit or injure anyone. “It’s a little bit crazy […]

  • 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 […]

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