coronavirus in connecticut 5 mins ago

Lamont Drops Changes to Travel Advisory Metrics, Tri-State Travel Unaffected

A day after announcing plans to change the COVID-19 travel advisory criteria, Gov. Ned Lamont reversed that decision, saying instead that he has reached an agreement with New York and New Jersey to ke...

  • missing person 42 mins ago

    Loved Ones Hold Out Hope 9 Years After Hartford Man Went Missing

    Its been nine years since Angel Garcia disappeared in Hartford. The 19 year-old vanished while riding a dirt bike in the city. Tuesday his family, friends and the city leaders came together to plant a tree in his honor as they continue to hope for closure in his case. For Angel’s mother Laura Suazo, the heartbreak of not knowing what…
  • Decision 2020 18 mins ago

    Young People Signing Up To Be Poll Workers

    More than 300 thousand people in Connecticut have already returned their absentee ballots for the general election. While Connecticut residents are able to drop their ballots in a box or mail them this year, there will still be the option to vote in person. Polling locations will look different. People will notice more space for social distancing, ...
  • coronavirus restrictions 42 mins ago

    State and Medical Leaders Issue Warnings After Signs of COVID-19 Fatigue

    Gov. Ned Lamont along with other health leaders say they understand that the public is beginning to grow tired of COVID-19 precautions but are encouraging everyone to not let their guard down. October marks the seventh month in a row when Connecticut has implemented several restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. “I know we&#821...
  • coronavirus in connecticut 2 hours ago

    Connecticut's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Jumps to 3 Percent

    The COVID-19 positivity rate in Connecticut has increased to 3%, the highest it has been since June. “We haven’t had 3 percent infection rate, 3 percent of all the people tested testing positive, going back to June,” Gov. Ned Lamont said during a news conference on Tuesday. The state was a COVID-19 hot spot early in the pandemic and the…...
  • new haven 3 hours ago

    Baby Found Abandoned in Dumpster Released From Hospital

    An 8-month old baby who was found burned and abandoned in a dumpster in New Haven has been released from the hospital and is now with family. A woman described as the child’s babysitter is accused of abandoning the baby and assaulting the child’s mother. Officers arrested 24-year-old Andiana Velez, who they said it is believed to be the...
  • dog house 4 hours ago

    Labor Dept: Women Basketball Coaches at UConn Were Underpaid

    The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven women, including four members of Geno Auriemma’s 2014 women’s basketball coaching staff, after the U.S. Labor Department found they had been underpaid when compared with men in similar positions. A total of $249,539 will go to the women, who were identified by t...
  • UConn 4 hours ago

    UConn Pays $250,000 to Resolve Pay Discrimination Case

    The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a total of just under $250,000 to seven female employees after the U.S. Labor Department found the school had been paying higher salaries to their male counterparts. UConn has agreed to pay a total of $249,539 to two law professors and five women who hold the title of Specialist IA and Specialist&#823...
  • meriden 6 hours ago

    Meriden Police Say More Children Are Sharing Child Pornography

    Police in Meriden are sending a warning to parents after seeing an increase in children creating and sharing sexually explicit photos and videos. They said children are using the material to harass or bully others and ask parents to speak to their children to stop what is happening. Meriden Police said they take possession of child pornography, eve...
  • Connecticut State Police 7 hours ago

    ‘Extremely Intoxicated' Man Drove Wrong Way on Highway With Children in Vehicle: Police

    State police have arrested a 32-year-old New Britain man who is accused of driving the wrong way on Route 9 in New Britain and on Interstate 84 with three children in the car while he was “extremely intoxicated.” Police said he drove the wrong way for almost nine miles and nearly caused several crashes. Several people called 911 about a…...
  • NORAD 7 hours ago

    NORAD to Conduct Air Defense Exercise Over Conn. and Mass. Today

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, is conducting an air defense exercise over eastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts on Tuesday. The exercise, which is expected to take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. includes F-15 fighter aircraft and Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182T general aviation aircraft, according to NORAD. Por...
  • Hartford 9 hours ago

    Police ID Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Airport Road in Hartford

    Police have identified the man who was killed after a crash involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer near Brainard Airport in Hartford on Monday night. Officers were called to the area of Airport Road at the Interstate 91 south on-ramp around 8:30 p.m. after getting a report of a motorcycle crash involving a tractor-trailer. When police arrived...
  • FedEx 10 hours ago

    FedEx Employee Injured in Workplace Accident

    A FedEx employee was injured on the job in Middletown Monday night, according to police. Police said they responded to the FedEx Campus for a report of an injured employee. It was determined that the employee had a minor, non-life threatening injury to his hand, police said. The employee was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police said th...
  • first alert weather 3 hours ago

    Isolated Showers Possible Today as Mild Weather Continues

    Some isolated showers are possible in parts of the state today as the mild weather continues. There is a chance for a few isolated showers today. The best chance of rain is in southern Connecticut and eastern Connecticut in New London and Middlesex counties. Highs will be in the upper 60s. More isolated showers are possible tonight. Tomorrow looks ...
  • coronavirus in connecticut 15 hours ago

    Conn. to Adjust Travel Advisory Metrics, States on List Will Decrease: Governor

    The state is adjusting its travel advisory metrics which determines whether or not travelers coming to Connecticut will have to quarantine upon arrival, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. Initially, a state with 10 cases per 100,000 people or a 10% positivity rate met the standards for being on Connecticut’s travel advisory list. Now, a state with...
  • Connecticut Drought 20 hours ago

    Ongoing Drought Prompts Disaster Declaration

    Help is on the way for farmers in the state struggling with the devastating drought that’s affected everything from their crops to their wells. Now, they hope that a just-approved federal disaster designation could make a difference. All eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster designations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a r...
  • new haven 21 hours ago

    NHPD a Model in Children's Trauma Response

    New Haven police said they have plans to make the rounds at a New Haven apartment complex where last Monday, a young baby was found inside a dumpster. Their goal: reach parents and caregivers of the youngest residents. “Those kids are listening. Those kids know something is going on and they might not know the full extent of it, but…
  • hartford courant 21 hours ago

    Hartford Courant to Move Printing Out of Connecticut

    The Hartford Courant announced Monday that it is closing its Hartford printing operations and will outsource to the Springfield Republican in Massachusetts by the end of the year. The paper was started in 1764 and boasts the title of the county’s oldest newspaper in continuous publication. Tribune Publishing, which owns the paper, said the de...
  • vernon Oct 19

    Military Dad Home From Deployment Surprises Daughter at Vernon School

    Sgt. 1st Class David Flint surprised his daughter, a kindergartener at a school in Vernon, after being deployed for the past eight months.

  • Decision 2020 Oct 19

    Election Results Could Be Delayed for Days Due to High Absentee Ballot Returns

    Meredith Gervais said she didn’t even consider voting absentee this year. “I know what I’m doing when I go in, in person, circle, fill in the dots, slide it in, see you later, I feel confident about that,” said the Wallingford woman. However, her town has already received 6,500 absentee ballots.  That’s three times more than past presidential ...
  • arts community Oct 19

    State Officials Unveil New Plan to Provide Relief for Arts Community

    On Monday, local and state officials gathered at the neighborhood music school to make an announcement about a new initiative helping the arts community. “This is a $9 million investment that’s a part of our broader commitment to culture and the arts,” said Governor Ned Lamont. “We will have a $5,000 grant to everyone who qualifie...
  • retirement Oct 19

    Will The Election Impact Your Retirement?

    Will this year’s presidential election impact your pocketbook? What will it mean for your long-term investments like your retirement? “The market is probably going to take a pause over the next few weeks and then we don’t know. We just don’t know what’s going to happen whether President Trump wins or whether former Vice President Biden wins,” Joel ...
  • coronavirus on college campuses Oct 19

    Post University to Stay Virtual for Spring Semester; Winter & Spring Sports Canceled

    Post University in Waterbury has announced it will remain virtual for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year and canceled its winter and spring sports seasons. On Monday school officials announced the move, citing safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletics are scheduled to start back up in Fall 2021. Student athletes affecte...
  • Education Oct 19

    Tackling the Digital Divide: 5K Students Statewide Have Yet to Log On

    Local school districts along with state leaders are working to improve the state’s digital divide. Back in March, there were more than 125,000 students who were not logging on, but that number has dwindled to a little more than 5,000. Yet, school and lawmakers believe more works needs to be done. State Sen. Douglas McCrory is the co-chair of ...
  • Bridgeport Oct 19

    Police Arrest Man in Connection With Bridgeport Homicide

    Police have arrested a man who they believe killed his estranged girlfriend in a Bridgeport home Sunday night. Corey Ramos, 30, was arrested while trying to illegally cross the Canadian border from Northern Vermont on Monday. Investigators learned Ramos crossed into the state of Vermont on Sunday after 40-year-old Jennifer Brelsford was killed. Det...
  • silver alert Oct 19

    SILVER ALERT: 84-Year-Old Woman Reported Missing From Bridgeport

    Connecticut State Police have issued a Silver Alert for an 84-year-old woman who is missing from Bridgeport. State police said Teresa Zangrilli was reported missing on Monday. She was last seen at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday near then Marshall’s sign next to the Price Rite on upper Main Street. She suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and d...
  • first alert weather Oct 19

    Mild Temperatures for the Week Ahead

    The new work week will feature mild temperatures and a chance for isolated showers. Today will be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 60s. Tomorrow and Wednesday look similar with highs in the low 70s. There is a chance for an isolated showers both days. As the week goes on, temperatures will increase slightly with a high near 75…

  • danbury Oct 19

    Danbury Renames Sewer Plant for Comedian John Oliver

    After a playful feud that has gone on for months, the sewage plant in Danbury is now named after comedian John Oliver and the host of “Last Week Tonight” made the trip from New York City to Danbury for the renaming. “There is a reason that this sewer plant means so much to me and that’s that it represents...

  • Hartford Oct 19

    Hartford to Continue In-Person Learning

    Hartford officials plan to continue in-person learning for two weeks — through Nov. 6. The city of Hartford is one of 11 municipalities that the state put on high alert because of rising coronavirus numbers and some of the “red alert” cities and towns have paused in-person learning while others have decided to keep their schools open. Hartfor...
  • Scotland Oct 19

    Town of Scotland Reports First Case of COVID-19

    The town of Scotland is reporting its first case of COVID-19 after nearly seven months of no cases since the pandemic began. Scotland First Selectman Gary Greenberg wrote in a message on the town website that the Eastern Highlands Health district notified him on Oct. 16 that for the first time since the pandemic began, a Scotland resident has been&...
  • Cheshire Oct 19

    Police Investigating Report of a Suspicious Man in Cheshire

    Cheshire police are investigating a report of a man watching a 6-year-old boy as the child was playing at a home weekend, then running off when the boy’s father approached him. Police said the father was doing yard work Saturday afternoon on Mountain Road, near Barkledge Court, and his son was playing near the driveway when the dad noticed......
  • new haven Oct 19

    Gov. Lamont Announces Grant Program to Support the Arts Community

    Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced a grant program that will support the state’s arts community amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Lamont said the state will be providing up to $9 million in grants to certain nonprofit arts organizations. The grants are designed to help them recover quicker from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemi...
  • New Canaan Oct 19

    New Canaan Police Warn Residents After 40 Mailboxes Were Entered

    New Canaan police are urging residents to bring mail that contains sensitive material, including checks, to the post office to ship it rather than leave it in your mailbox after several reports of people going into other people’s mailboxes. Police said an officer was checking the area of White Oak Shade Road around 6 a.m. Sunday after receiving a.....
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Oct 19

    More CT Schools Transition to Remote Learning Amid COVID-19

    More Connecticut schools are transitioning to remote learning as school districts try to limit COVID-19 exposure. As of Friday, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.4 percent. While some schools have transitioned to full in-person learning, many are hybrid and are allowing students to learn virtually. Due to cases of COVID-19, some scho...
  • Torrington Oct 19

    Route 8 North in Torrington Reopens Following Crash

    Route 8 north in Torrington has reopened after a crash on Monday. State Dept. of Transportation officials said the northbound side of the highway was closed between exits 45 and 46 after a one-vehicle crash. It has since reopened. It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.

  • Windham Oct 19

    Windham Switches to All Virtual Learning Today After Rolling Back to Phase Two Reopening

    Over the weekend, Windham became the first “Red Alert” town to roll back to phase two of reopening and now, the town’s schools are switching to all virtual learning starting today. The decision to switch to all virtual learning is being made because Windham is one of the “Red Alert” cities and towns in the state. A tow...
  • Windham Oct 19

    Windham Rolls Back To Phase 2, Schools Going to All Virtual Amid COVID-19 Concerns

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, rules have affected the entire state. But now, amid flareups, some community are being allowed to put in place stricter regulations and at least one has already done so. On Saturday, Windham became the first community in the state to roll back to Phase 2 from Phase 3. “I think it’s unfortunate but I…...
  • Hartford Oct 19

    One Injured in Hartford Shooting

    One person was injured during a shooting in Hartford Sunday evening. Police said the shooting happened in the area of 150 Bedford St. An adult male suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound, according to police. He is conscious and alert. The shooting is under investigation. No additional information was immediately available.

  • coronavirus in connecticut Oct 19

    2 Staff Members, 1 Student Test Positive For COVID-19 in Waterbury Schools

    Two more staff members and one more student have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Waterbury School District, school officials said. A staff member at each Generali Elementary School and Wilby High School have tested positive for the virus. At Wilby High School, impacted classes have transitioned to remote learning through Thursday, Oct. 29, acco...
  • Hamden Oct 18

    1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting in Hamden

    One person has died and another person is injured after a shooting in Hamden on Saturday night. Police responded to the 300 block of Goodrich Street around 8:45 p.m. after getting a report of shots fired. Officers said a concerned citizen had reported hearing ten shots. When police arrived, they said they found two gunshot victims. According to inv...
  • new haven Oct 18

    Making Strides Conn. Hosts Drive-Thru Events to Support Cancer Research, Treatment

    Dozens of people in New Haven and Niantic showed up on Sunday to show their support for breast cancer survivors and caregivers. It was part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides yearly initiative.  “We still wanted to do something, we couldn’t go through this season with doing nothing,” said American Cancer Society Community D...
  • meriden Oct 18

    Platt, Maloney Square Off in Full-Contact High School Football Game

    It’s a rivalry usually reserved for Thanksgiving, but Saturday’s October contest between Platt and Maloney might have meant more than any of their other previous matchups. “We came out here, we did our best as a team,” said Maloney senior running back James Tarver. “Being able to play football right now with so many towns not being able to......
  • new haven Oct 18

    Investigation Underway After Woman is Found Dead in New Haven Apartment: PD

    Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in an apartment in New Haven on Saturday night. Officers and firefighters responded to a 911 call of a person shot inside of an apartment on Quinnipiac Avenue around 11:40 p.m. When crews arrived, police said they found a 44-year-old New Haven woman with a gunshot wound to her head. She…...
  • first alert weather Oct 18

    Warmer Temperatures Move In to Start the Week

    Many towns across the state experienced a frosty start to Sunday morning with temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Frost was also reported down to the shoreline. NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologists expect a decent rebound in temperatures for Sunday afternoon and for much of next week. The average high temperature for this time of the ...
  • Milford Oct 18

    Kayakers Help Rescue Two Swimmers in Milford

    Two swimmers in distress were rescued by nearby kayakers near Silver Sands State Park in Milford Saturday afternoon, according to fire officials. The rescue happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. on the Charles Island Sand Bar. Crews said they received a call from a father who said his two children who were swimming were in need of assistance. The two...
  • robbery Oct 18

    Popular CT Ice Cream Shop Van Robbed, May Close For Good

    A popular Connecticut ice cream shop van was robbed and severely damaged and now, the shop says they may have to close permanently. Nana’s Ice Cream serves many areas including Stafford, Vernon, Rockville, and Enfield. The ice cream truck was broken into, severely damaged, and all the remaining ice cream was stolen, the shop said in a Faceboo...
  • Hartford Oct 18

    City Officials Address Increase in Gun Violence in Hartford

    City officials held a virtual town hall meeting about public safety amid an increase in gun violence in Hartford on Saturday. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin was joined by Hartford’s new State’s Attorney Sharmese Walcott, City Council President Maly D. Rosado, members of city council, Police Chief Jason Thody and Assistant Police Chief Rafae...
  • Norwalk Oct 17

    11 New COVID-19 Cases in Norwalk Public Schools

    The city of Norwalk said there are 11 new COVID-19 cases in the city’s school district. Norwalk Public Schools said they were made aware of the new cases on Friday. Of the new cases, at least six are involving members of the Brien McMahon High School and Center for Global Studies school communities, city officials said. Mayor Harry Rilling sa...
  • Norwich Oct 17

    Nurses and Backus Hospital Reach Agreement After 2-Day Strike

    Backus Hospital has reached an agreement with nurses at the hospital after 12 hours of negotiations and a two-day strike, according to the union representing the nurses. On Saturday, the union said in a tweet that the agreement was reached overnight. Gov. Ned Lamont released a statement on Saturday afternoon applauding the completion of the agreeme...
  • Stamford Oct 17

    1 in Critical Condition, Several Transported After Stamford Crash

    One person is in critical condition and several others were transported after a crash in Stamford Friday night. Police were dispatched to the intersection of North State St. and Canal St. at approximately 10:59 p.m. “A 2017 Jaguar being driven by a 23 year-old was traveling through the intersection of North State St when it collided with a 20...
  • Hamden Oct 17

    Eli's on Whitney in Hamden Temporarily Closes After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

    The Eli’s on Whitney restaurant in Hamden is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. In a Facebook post on Friday, the restaurant said it will be closed for the next five days out of an abundance of caution for the staff and the guests. “During this time, we will be sanitizing contact surfaces as well as......
  • EAST HARTFORD Oct 17

    East Hartford Hosts Flu Clinic, Prepares for Future COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

    The wait for a COVID-19 vaccine is underway and East Hartford is already getting prepared for mass distribution once one becomes available. Saturday marked the second time that the Town of East Hartford has offered flu vaccines for the public. Health leaders said it’s important now more than ever to get your flu shot because both COVID-19 and...
  • Windham Oct 17

    Windham to Roll Back to Phase 2, Schools Go Fully Virtual

    Windham has notified the state it will roll back to Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions as the town is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, according to the town manager. Windham is one of 11 municipalities in Connecticut that has been placed into a COVID-19 “Red Alert” designation. Towns that fall in that category are experiencing at lea...
  • Hartford Oct 17

    Hartford Mayor on Red Alert Level: ‘We Welcome It' to Raise Awareness

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin held a news conference on Friday afternoon to give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic a day after state officials said Hartford is one of 11 cities and towns in a “red alert” level due to cases of coronavirus. On Thursday, the state launched the color-coded COVID-19 alert system for every city and town in the…...
  • new haven Oct 17

    16-Year-Old Shot While Walking in New Haven: PD

    A 16-year-old was taken to the hospital after police said he was shot while he was walking in New Haven on Friday night. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert and 911 calls of gunfire in the area of Ellsworth Avenue and Moreland Road in the Beaver Hills neighborhood around 6:45 p.m. When police arrived, they said they found evidence of…...
  • Hartford Oct 17

    State Police to Help Hartford Police Amid Recent Increase in Shootings

    State police troopers will be coming into Hartford to help police there deal with a recent increase in gun violence. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin requested the assistance from state police, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. The city has seen a number of shootings since the beginning of October. Bronin said this is a specific, targeted partnership, and st...
  • Waterbury Oct 17

    Crews Battle Blaze at Vacant Building in Waterbury

    Crews were battling a fire at a vacant building in Waterbury Friday night. Fire officials said they responded to the building at Crane and West Main streets when they got calls about heavy smoke and fire. No other details were immediately available. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • Hartford Oct 17

    Gas Meter Ruptured by Gunfire in Hartford: Police

    A gas meter was ruptured during a shooting in Hartford Friday night, according to police. The shooting happened at 74 Edgewood St. The road is closed between Homestead Avenue and Albany Avenue, police said. No injuries have been reported at this time. Police said no motor vehicles were involved in the incident aside from one fleeing the area. The i...
  • Simsbury Oct 17

    Simsbury Mourns School Security Guard Who Died of COVID-19 Complications

    The Simsbury Public Schools community is mourning a beloved school security guard who died of complications from COVID-19. Pedro “Peter” Gonzalez worked for US Allied Security and had been assigned to Simsbury Public Schools since 2016. He often worked after-school activities and was well known by his colleagues and students. School off...
  • Waterbury Oct 17

    3 More Staff Members in Waterbury Schools Test Positive For COVID-19

    Three more staff members in the Waterbury School District have tested positive for COVID-19, according to school officials. Two staff members at Duggan Elementary School and one staff member in the Adult Education Program have tested positive for the virus. At Duggan Elementary School, there will be no additional class or school closures, school of...
  • reopening schools Oct 16

    New Haven to Return to In-Person Learning in Early November

    Principal Dina Natalino and her staff at Bishop Woods School are looking forward to welcoming back students as New Haven Schools will soon resume in-person learning. “There’s 41 schools and many of them are in different stages of readiness but all of them are on track to be open by November 9,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker. Like ...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Oct 16

    11 Connecticut Towns are Under COVID-19 “Red Alert” Status as Hospitalizations Continue to Rise

    Connecticut’s COVID-19 test positive rate fell slightly to 1.3% after hovering around 2% in the prior days, but hospitalizations continued to rise, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health. Eleven communities are now under what the governor called a “Red Alert” due to increasing coronavirus cases. As of Th...
  • nonprofit Oct 16

    Nonprofits Continue To Struggle But Will Get Some Funding

    Connecticut’s nonprofit community provides services to children, disabled and elderly and while the state shutdown during the pandemic, they never closed their doors. With their revenues suffering as a result, the state is stepping in with millions of dollars in funding.  “We never closed down. We were more needed than ever,” Gov. Ned Lamont s...
  • Decision 2020 Oct 16

    Longtime Congressman Challenged by Former Student in 1st District Race

    Jobs, always a big buzz word on the campaign trail, is center stage in 2020, this time fueled by the pandemic.  “The health of the people of this country and the health of our economy are inextricably linked,” said Rep. John Larson, (D) 1st District. A Democrat-led bill to provide pandemic relief, called the Hero’s Act, passed the house, then&#8230...
  • Election Day Oct 16

    As Election Day Nears, State Officials Reassuring Voters of Polling Conditions

    Amidst the pandemic, the upcoming election day could be unlike any before. Avoiding large crowds is perhaps rule number one in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Using that as a guideline, many people in Connecticut are opting not to vote in-person this year. In Manchester, the voting registrar said approximately 30% of voters have applied for and rec...
  • holidays Oct 16

    Coping with Thanksgiving Tradition Changes

    “We have to acknowledge. This is hard. This is insane,” said Dr. Robert Keder, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Keder said recognizing how isolating and confusing this year has been is the first step towards processing it. He said acknowledging the challenges of the pandemic is especially import...
  • missing child Oct 16

    Missing 14-Year-Old Hartford Boy Located

    Hartford police have located a missing 14-year-old boy. Raymond Castro, 14, was reported missing Wednesday. He was last seen on October 8. On Friday police said Castro had been found and was being evaluated at a local hospital. No other details were immediately available.

  • state of connecticut Oct 16

    State Audit Finds DOH Paid ‘Unreasonable and Excessive' Fees to Fund Discontinued Program

    Connecticut’s Department of Housing (DOH) spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a program that ultimately ended due to a lack of demand, according to a recently released audit from the 2016-2017 fiscal year. This came as an effort to provide coastal communities with resources to protect their homes during hurricane season. The DOH establi...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Oct 16

    Connecticut Positivity Rate Jumps to 2.4%, Hospitalizations Decrease

    The COVID-19 test positivity rate rose to 2.4% on Friday, the second time it has reached that number this week. There were 802 new coronavirus cases reported from 33,048 tests performed, according to information from the Department of Public Health. This week was the first time Connecticut has seen a positivity rate as high as 2.4% since June. Ther...
  • new haven Oct 16

    New Haven Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck By Vehicle

    A 32-year-old New Haven man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday night and police are looking into whether a second vehicle also hit the man. The man was struck on Sherman Parkway in New Haven, between Harding Place and Ford Street, around 8 p.m. and he sustained severe injuries, police said, and an ambulance…...
  • Yale University Oct 16

    Yale Men's Hockey Team in Quarantine After 18 Cases of COVID-19

    Members of Yale University’s men’s hockey team who are in the New Haven area are in quarantine and the school is raising its COVID-19 alert status after 18 members of the team tested positive for coronavirus. All varsity athletic teams and intramural programs have ceased in-person training activities for at least the coming week and some athletic f...
  • rentschler field Oct 16

    Limited Number of Fans Allowed at Nov. 1 Toronto FC Match at Rentschler Field

    The Toronto FC soccer team has been playing in Connecticut because of the pandemic and a limited number of fans will be able to attend the team’s last regular home season match. The team plays at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford and the last game will be on Sunday, Nov. 1, against Inter Miami FC….
  • Halloween in Connecticut Oct 16

    Happening Around CT: Halloween Events in 2020

    Halloween definitely looks a bit different this year, but there are still many communities trying to provide alternative ways to ensure families have some spooky and safe fun. Connecticut Department of Public Health also recently issued some guidelines for Trick-or-Treating on Halloween to help minimize the spread amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here a...
  • Connecticut travel advisory Oct 16

    Gov. Lamont Considering Additional Travel Restrictions

    Gov. Ned Lamont is considering making changes to the Connecticut’s Travel Advisory List, which currently includes 38 states and territories. One option Lamont is considering is to require everyone to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine before entering Connecticut. Right now, travelers are only required to do so if they are traveling fr...
  • UConn Oct 16

    Foodshare, UConn Huskies Team Up to Feed Families

    Foodshare is continuing to provide meals to people across the state with the help of some UConn Huskies. On Thursday, the two teamed up to fill roughly 2,000 cars with food for families in need. Former UConn basketball star Chris Smith was among those helping distribute groceries. He also launched his “Wear Ya Mask” t-shirt and mask line. He said&#...
  • old saybrook Oct 16

    Burglar Threatened Resident With Bear Mace: Police

    An Old Saybrook resident noticed a person trying to break into cars when his doorbell camera went off, so he chased the man and the suspect threatened to spray him with bear mace, according to police. Police said they responded to Denmore Road just after midnight and a resident told investigators that he saw someone trying to enter his vehicle&#823...
  • Hartford Oct 16

    Shots Fired Investigation Leads to Crash Involving Police in Hartford

    Two suspects are in custody after a shots fired investigation resulted in a crash involving police in Hartford Thursday night. Police said Capitol Avenue had been closed between Sisson Ave and Forrest St for several hours as part of the investigation. Investigators said a firearm was also located. It is unknown if there were any injuries sustained ...
  • small business Oct 16

    Program to Offer Some Relief for Small Businesses, But Advocates Say It's Not Enough

    As small businesses continue to struggle through the pandemic, a new state grant program might bring them some relief. But it falls short of what advocates had hoped for. “I think it is survival mode,” said Bryce Hardy, owner of The Charles in Wethersfield. For most small businesses, it’s been that way for the entire pandemic. The Charles restauran...
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Oct 16

    Governor's COVID-19 Advisory Group Starts Planning for Vaccine Arrival

    A successful vaccine for COVID-19 could be months away or even further into next year. But Governor Ned Lamont wants to make sure Connecticut is ready to go when it does become available. While the race is on to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, on Thursday, people logged on for the first virtual meeting of the governor’s COVID-19 vaccine......
  • Bristol Oct 16

    Bristol Public Schools Issue Warning After Student's Tablet Battery Catches Fire

    Bristol Public Schools is taking action after a student’s tablet battery ignited and caused a small fire. In a letter sent to the school community Thursday, district officials said the incident involved around one of the Lenovo tablets which were distributed to PreK-3 students. For the time being, the district is asking families to return the...
  • West Hartford Oct 16

    West Hartford Police Investigate Shots Fired in Elmwood

    West Hartford police are investigating gunfire in the Elmwood section of town Thursday. Police said they were called to the area of Elmhurst Street and Elmhurst Circle around 1:21 a.m. for a report of shots fired. Officers found multiple shell casings on scene. No injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing. No other details were immediate...
  • coronavirus testing Oct 15

    COVID-19 Testing Troubles? State Investigating Concerns at Local Lab

    NBC CT Investigates has learned of testing concerns involving a lab performing COVID-19 tests across Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Public Health confirms it has an active investigation of COVID-19 testing by Genesys Diagnostics in the Oakdale section of Montville. The agency said it cannot share additional details at this time. Th...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Oct 15

    CT COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group to Hold First Meeting

    The governor has put together a COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group, which will be responsible for advising him on distribution strategies and communicating with residents about vaccines for the coronavirus and the first meeting will be held this evening. The state Department of Public Health is overseeing the group and meetings are open to the public....
  • homelessness Oct 15

    Warming Shelters Prepare for COVID-19 Changes

    With colder nights on the horizon, area warming shelters are preparing to open under COVID-19 restrictions. The Windham Region No Freeze Project will reopen for the season on Nov. 1. The shelter usually warms 30 to 40 people a night. However, this year, the team has to worry about protecting people from the elements and from COVID-19. With dividers...
  • zoombombing Oct 15

    West Hartford Synagogue Services Victim of ‘Zoombombing'

    A West Harford synagogue became the victim of a “Zoombombing” during services on Monday. According to police, officials at the Emanuel Synagogue on Mohegan Drive reported that someone joined their public Zoom service and posted anti-Semitic and other offensive content. The meeting’s organizer canceled the event and attempted to re...
  • Decision 2020 Oct 15

    State Officials Detail Voter Protection Laws in Connecticut

    State leaders on Thursday detailed protections against voter intimidation in Connecticut. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill sent a memo to local election officials outlining state and federal laws that protect voters from intimidation. She said this is something never seen in Connecticut, but tensions are high and state leaders want to ensure t...
  • Halloween Oct 15

    Parents and Communities Explore Safe Halloween Options Amid COVID-19

    The spirit of Halloween is alive and well, costumes and apparel continue to sell and houses remain decorated. Halloween itself, though, may take on a different look this year. Earlier this month, the Department of Public Health described traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating as a high-risk activity and warned against it. Although, it has not b...
  • Dunkin Donuts’ Park Oct 15

    Work to Begin on Land Around Hartford Baseball Park

    The plan to transform the area around the baseball park in Hartford into a destination with apartments, restaurants, shops and entertainment is about to begin. The land around Dunkin Donuts’ Park, where the Hartford Yard Goats play during times other than the COVID-19 pandemic, was tied up in litigation for years. On Thursday afternoon, officials f...
  • new haven Oct 15

    New Haven Boys & Girls Club Hosts Virtual Fundraiser

    “Even in this seven-month period I feel a great sense of pride and honor to be here and help the club get back on its feet.” Barbara Chesler is the interim executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, who donated her time since March to help navigate the club back to serving the community. “Just under…

  • Decision 2020 Oct 15

    Connecticut Readies Fight Against Voter Disinformation

    In 2016 the Russian government tried to hack into Connecticut’s online voter registration system. They were not successful but the state of Connecticut says it’s ready if it happens again.  “If the Russians want to get into something they can. In the digital age, if it’s digital it can be penetrated,” Art House, a cybersecurity consultan...
  • crumbling foundations Oct 15

    New Testing Begins to Help Identify Mineral Causing Crumbling Foundations

    Engineers, local and state officials gathered Thursday at the Ryefield Condominiums in Vernon for a live drilling and core sampling to test for crumbling concrete foundations. The goal of the testing is to identify at-risk foundations with pyrrhotite, and to understand the true scope of the crumbling foundations crisis. Researchers tested two condo...
  • Health Oct 15

    Mother Who Fought Two Cancers at Once Urges Everyone to Get Checked

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UConn Health is encouraging everyone to stay on top of their health, sharing the story of how genetic testing revealed a gene mutation in a Southington mom that resulted in her having two cancers at once. In a matter of days, Elizabeth Johnston’s entire world changed. At just 37 years old the young mother&#...
  • back to school Oct 15

    10/15: COVID-19 Cases Affect Several Schools in CT

    We are several weeks into the school year and some Connecticut school districts have sent students back home due to cases of COVID-19. As of Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.4 percent. While some schools have transitioned to full in-person learning, many are hybrid and are allowing students to learn virtually. Due to cases ...
  • unemployment benefits Oct 15

    State Unemployment Applications Hit 1 Million

    The state Department of Labor reports it has now received more than one million applications for unemployment benefits since mid-March.  “I think the number is shocking whenever you hear it,” said Frederick McKinney, a Quinnipiac University business professor. “You have to remember this decline in economic activity has been the greatest declin...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Oct 15

    COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise, State's Positivity Rate at 2%

    Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate was 2% on Wednesday, according to data from the Department of Public Health. The state saw 164 new coronavirus cases reported out of 8,359 tests performed. The positivity rate ticked down from Tuesday’s 2.4%. Hospitalizations continued to climb as well, with a net increase of 16 new patients hospit...
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