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Health 6 hours ago

COVID-19 Shares Symptoms With Lyme Disease

With warmer weather and families feeling cooped up, many are choosing to spend their time this summer outside. While being outdoors lessens the COVID-19 spread, it increases your chances of running in...

  • first alert weather 8 hours ago

    Strong Storms Move Through Connecticut

    Strong thunderstorms rolled through Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. Severe thunderstorm warnings were posted for much of the state but expired just before 5 p.m. Another set of strong storms threatened just after 7 p.m., but fell apart. There were reports of flooding on Main Street in Danbury Wednesday night. You can ready the full warning from...
  • coronavirus testing 8 hours ago

    Guilford Company Awaits COVID-19 Home Testing Approval

    Many of us have seen and even felt what it’s like to have a test for COVID-19. One Connecticut medical science company saw the national struggle to make tests available, so they took on the challenge. “My goal was to create something anybody could use anywhere,” said Jonathan Rothberg, chairman and founder Homodeus in Guilford. Rothberg has studied...
  • closer to free 9 hours ago

    A Lifetime of Friendship Fuels Closer to Free Rider

    Last year was Bob Pigue’s first Closer to Free ride. “It was spectacular, nothing shy of spectacular,” said Pigue of Team Scalfani. It may have been Pigue’s first time, but it wasn’t the first for the team’s namesake, Pat Scalfani, who rode in 2018. “Pat had such an overwhelmingly positive experience with Yale New Haven and Smilow that we......
  • suffield 10 hours ago

    Suffield EMT Heads Home Nearly 2 Months After COVID-19 Put Him in Hospital

    Suffield emergency responders came together on Wednesday morning to celebrate John Ryan, a volunteer EMT who was released from the hospital nearly two months after being admitted for treatment of COVID-19. “I am so happy to be out after 59 days. The people here, the nurses, the docs, the techs, the CNAs, everybody. They gave me my life back,&...
  • travel 10 hours ago

    COVID-19 Restrictions Reshaping Summer Vacation Plans

    AAA of Greater Hartford calls it the return of “The Great American Road Trip,” projecting this summer to be one where 97 percent of New England travel will be done by car. With that they have some advice. “Planning ahead has never been so critical,” said AAA spokesperson Amy Parmenter. Entering the holiday weekend and summer travel season, AA...
  • crumbling foundations 10 hours ago

    New Concrete Help Part of Infrastructure Bill

    There is progress in Washington to help hundreds of homeowners in eastern Connecticut with crumbling concrete basements. Congressmen Joe Courtney and John Larson say their amendments to help people with crumbling basements were included in a House infrastructure bill that just passed. The bill includes new language that says some federal Community ...
  • ISS 10 hours ago

    NASA Astronauts Complete Spacewalk Outside ISS

    Wednesday was the second in a series of International Space Station spacewalks where the astronauts worked on upgrading the exterior of the ISS. It was a mission made possible by a lot of preparation. “Spacewalks are one of the more dynamic things we do probably one of the more dangerous things we do other than launch and landing,” said NASA&...
  • Elections 10 hours ago

    Pandemic Presents Challenge to Candidates Ahead of Primary

    Bloomfield Town Councilwoman Danielle Wong had to collect over 350 signatures to get her name on the ballot for Connecticut’s 15th House district after the party’s endorsement went to incumbent Bobby Gibson. “We have had so many challenges getting face-to-face interaction,” said Wong, referring to the social distancing measures created by the coron...
  • coronavirus in connecticut 10 hours ago

    Positive COVID Test Percentage Remains Low in Connecticut

    Connecticut continues to see a very low percentage of positive COVID-19 tests. On Wednesday, just 58 people out of more than 11,000 tests performed were positive for the coronavirus. That is a 0.5% positivity rate. The 58 positive tests bring the total number of cases in Connecticut to 46,572. There were two more fatalities reported on Wednesday. T...
  • wildlife 10 hours ago

    Milford Point Coastal Center Closed This Weekend to Protect Birds

    The parking lot at Milford Point Coastal Center will be closed this weekend in an effort to protect the birds that call it home, the Connecticut Audubon Society said Wednesday. April through September is nesting season for shorebirds and wading birds. The coastal center is a nature preserve home to several vulnerable species, including piping plove...
  • courts 12 hours ago

    CT Judicial Branch to Reopen More Locations

    The Connecticut Judicial Branch announced Wednesday plans to reopen eight courthouses on July 20. The branch had closed buildings and limited court operations to only certain locations to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. There are 17 locations currently open. See the list of currently open courthouses below. The buildings had been operating on...
  • Education 13 hours ago

    Danbury Native Inspires Youth With ‘Crunchy Life Education Series'

    Glen Mourning is a Danbury native who wanted to inspire and empower disenfranchised minority youth between 6-14 years of age. The educator said he struggled to find positive roles influences in his community during his childhood. “There was not too many positive role models in general,” said Mourning. “I met my father at 18 and mo...
  • coronavirus 13 hours ago

    73 Patients, 94 Dept. of Mental Health & Addiction Services Staff Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

    Seventy-three patients and 94 staff members of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, the agency said in a media release Wednesday. Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown has seen 63, cases in patients. The remaining 10 were at the Whiting Forensic Hospital. Depart...
  • Hartford Yard Goats 13 hours ago

    Hartford Yard Goats Offering Up “Dinner on the Diamond”

    On Tuesday, Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of its 2020 season leaving the Hartford Yard Goats without games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Now the Yard Goats have announced plans to make use of the field and engage with fans. It’s called “Dinner on the Diamond” and will be taking place Friday, July 10 and Saturday...
  • governor ned lamont 14 hours ago

    CT Elected Officials Condemn Hate Crimes, Racial Slurs

    Gov. Ned Lamont and several other elected officials gathered in Manchester on Wednesday to condemn hate crimes and racial slurs after incidents reported throughout the state and beyond. “Hate, racism and discrimination are not welcome in our state,” Lamont said. He said the state is dealing with two public health crises– racism and COVID-19 a...
  • plastic bag tax 14 hours ago

    Single-Use Plastic Bag Tax Goes Back Into Effect in Conn. Today

    If you’re heading to the grocery store today, make sure to bring your own bag or be prepared to pay. The 10-cent single-use plastic bag tax goes back into effect today. Conn. Governor Ned Lamont issued the executive order to suspend the state’s plastic bag tax in March. His hope was to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus...
  • Wethersfield 15 hours ago

    Crews Responding to Fire, Reports of Smoke and Gas in Wethersfield

    Crews are responding to several emergency calls for a fire and reports of smoke and gas odors in Wethersfield. The Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department first responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof of a home on Wolcott Hill Road and found a structure fire. A Facebook post from the fire department said residents were evacuated and fire...
  • Education 15 hours ago

    Despite Unknowns About Virus, Health Experts Encourage In-Person Learning

    Connecticut students will have the opportunity to receive full-time in-person instruction to start the next school year. Guidance just released from the American Academy of Pediatrics supports that goal. “Children really need that structure, they need that routine,” said Dr. Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “It’s also no...
  • Holiday Travel 17 hours ago

    DEEP, Tourism and Travel Leaders Remind Residents to Be Safe Ahead of Holiday Weekend

    State tourism and travel leaders are reminding residents to be safe ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend. The American Automobile Association is projecting New Englanders will take almost 38 million road trips this summer. According to AAA data and projects, road trips from July 1 to Sept. 30 will make up 97% of all summer travel for New Englanders&...
  • Torrington 20 hours ago

    Police ID Man Killed in ATV Crash in Torrington

    Police have identified a man who was killed in an ATV crash in Torrington late Tuesday night. Officers were called to a reported ATV crash on Albert and Lewis streets shortly before 11 p.m. According to police, the driver of the ATV, later identified as 32-year-old Paul Ledda, of Torrington, lost control while driving on the road, went into a&#8230...
  • Montville 21 hours ago

    Multiple Tractor-Trailers Involved in Crash on I-395 North in Montville

    Multiple tractor-trailers are involved in a crash on Interstate 395 north in Montville on Wednesday. State Department of Transportation officials said the truck accident involves three tractor-trailers and is on I-395 north between exits 6 and 9. The right lane is closed. Authorities estimate the highway will reopen in four hours or less. State pol...
  • COVID-19 21 hours ago

    How Alcohol Can Lower Your Guard Amid Pandemic: Doctor

    As careful as you might be to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol poses risks too. Rushford at Meriden provides outpatient programs and services to address issues related to mental health and substance use disorders and Dr. J. Craig Allen, the medical director, said alcohol and recreational drugs can lower inhibitions. At a time when peop...
  • coronavirus in connecticut 24 hours ago

    Social Distancing Ambassadors Among State's New Youth Program's Jobs

    Connecticut plans to expand a year-round employment program for youths to include opportunities in the COVID-19 age, including work as social distancing ambassadors and promoters of safer health practices. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday he has authorized releasing $2 million from the Coronavirus Relief Funds to broaden the Connecticut...
  • Hartford Yard Goats Jul 1

    Minor League Baseball Cancels 2020 Season Amid COVID-19 Pandemic; Yard Goats, Sea Unicorns Seasons Canceled

    Minor League Baseball cancelled the 2020 season on Tuesday amid challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic ending the seasons for the Hartford Yard Goats and Norwich Sea Unicorns before they had a chance to get started. Major League Baseball informed MiLB that it will not provide its affiliated minor league teams with players for this season, a pr...
  • reopening Jul 1

    Lamont Says He's in No Great Rush to Open Bars

    After three and a half years, New Haven’s The Beer Collective has served its last brew. In a Facebook post, owners noted how hard COVID-19 has hit the service industry, saying “we are unable to keep the doors open any longer.” Their decision comes as Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday bar reopenings are still on the table but pointed...

  • plastic bag tax Jun 30

    Shoppers Prepare for the Return of Single-Use Plastic Bag Tax

    On July 1, Connecticut is set to begin charging customers for each single-use plastic bag again. Back in March, Gov. Lamont issued an executive order that stated the following: The provisions of Executive Order No. 7N, Section 4, suspending the tax on single-use plastic checkout bags, and Section 5, providing that retail employees shall not be requ...
  • unemployment Jun 30

    CT DOL: Turnaround Has Begun

    The Connecticut Department of Labor has remained one of the pain points in the coronavirus crisis, with 24,000 unemployment applications currently needing to be processed. However, in an exclusive interview with NBC Connecticut Investigates, the agency urged people to be patient, saying it has begun turning things around. Sue Harrington of Branford...
  • travel Jun 30

    As Vacation Options Dwindle, RV And Boat Sales Up

    Vacation options for summer 2020 continue to dwindle. Tuesday, the list of states impacted by a quarantine travel order doubled to 16. While travel agents are helping clients re-work their summer vacation plans, other people in Connecticut are looking for options to explore right here at home. RV dealerships across the country are reporting an upti...
  • Hartford Jun 30

    Cut Above the Rest: Hartford Barber Closing Doors After Decades in Business, COVID Crisis

    There’s a Hartford barber that’s a cut above the rest. But after decades in business, the coronavirus crisis is cutting his beloved career short at his barbershop on Prospect Street, although his family has been pushing him to retire for years. “Well, I’m 81 years old. I don’t want to go through all this, the way you have to...

  • Face Masks Jun 30

    Summer Heat Poses Health Concerns When Wearing Face Coverings

    The muggy dog days of summer can be uncomfortable under normal circumstances. Add a face covering to the equation, and it can really be difficult to breathe at times. And for some, it can be dangerous. “If you have an underlying medical condition one – you should be staying home and trying to socially isolate as much as possible,” expla...
  • Quarantine Order Jun 30

    List of Quarantine-Restricted States Grows to 16 for Travelers Coming to Conn.

    The list of states impacted by a quarantine travel order doubled to 16 based on their latest coronavirus infection data as the rate of new coronavirus infections in the United States continues to grow. The travel quarantine, which applies to state’s where rolling infection rates are above a certain threshold, now covers Alabama, Arkansas, Ari...
  • coronavirus Jun 30

    Conn. COVID-19 Testing Increases; Hospitalizations, Positive Test Rate Decline

    Connecticut reached an all-time record high in COVID-19 tests performed and a record low positive test percentage, Governor Ned Lamont announced Tuesday. Of the 21,416 tests reported since yesterday, 152 came back positive for a 0.7% positive rate. The number of active hospitalizations from coronavirus in Connecticut declined by one to 98. “T...
  • Middletown Jun 30

    Route 9 North Reopens After Crash in Middletown

    Route 9 North was closed in Middletown after a crash on Tuesday afternoon, according to CT Travel Smart. The highway was closed between exits 10 and 11. A Facebook post from the South Fire District says this was a multivehicle crash and the crash caused significant delays. The highway reopened sometime before 4 p.m.

  • first alert weather Jun 30

    Showers, Thunderstorms and Small Hail Possible This Afternoon

    There are more chances for rain in the days ahead including some scattered showers and thunderstorms that are possible this afternoon. Today’s high will be near 80 degrees with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible this afternoon. Some small hail is also possible during the strongest of storms. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy with scatt...
  • governor ned lamont Jun 30

    Governor Announces New Program for Youth Employment Program

    The governor held a briefing Tuesday morning to make an announcement about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth employment programs . Gov. Ned Lamont is authorizing the state to release $2 million from the Coronavirus Relief Funds to expand the Connecticut Youth Employment Program. He held a briefing at 10:30 a.m. at the Fair Haven Com...
  • foxwoods Jun 30

    Foxwoods to Host Drive-In Movies This Summer

    We are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of drive-ins amid the COVID-19 pandemic and they are popping up in locations other than traditional drive-ins a well. Foxwoods Resort Casino will have drive-in movies, starting this weekend. There will be one feature film per night, from Thursday through Sunday in July and August, and Friday through Sund...
  • traveler quarantine Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions on Conn. Quarantine Travel Advisory

    The state has released a frequently asked questions guide for residents with questions on the quarantine travel advisory. The travel quarantine, which applies to state’s where rolling infection rates are above a certain threshold, now covers Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North C...
  • westport Jun 30

    Westport Police Seek Man Accused of Touching Himself Inappropriately While Asking for Directions

    Westport police are trying to identify a man who is accused of touching himself inappropriately when he asked a woman for directions on Monday. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident around 5:00 p.m. According to police, a woman told them that she was walking on Compo Road South near Bluewater Hill South when she was approached&#...
  • Travelers Championship Jun 30

    Travelers Championship to Help Fund Police Training Initiative

    The Travelers Championship is giving some of the money raised by last week’s golf tournament in Connecticut to help create a program to train police in how to deal with teens and young adults, especially in Black and racially diverse communities. The tournament and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced Tuesday they are teaming t...
  • Farmington Jun 30

    Farmington Police Apologize After Sending Emergency Alert for Missing Man

    Farmington police are apologizing after sending an emergency alert about a missing man early Tuesday morning. Shortly after 12:30 a.m., a phone call, text notification and email were sent out to alert the public about a search for 59-year-old Xuedong Liu, who had been reported missing. Police said Liu had been missing since late Monday night and su...
  • Bridgeport Jun 30

    Governor to Take Part in Bridgeport Higher Education Announcement

    The governor will be taking part in a briefing this afternoon about the future of higher education in Bridgeport. The briefing will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport. According to a news release from the city of Bridgeport, Goodwin University, Sacred Heart University and University of Bridgeport, together with Paier College of A...
  • Guilford Jun 30

    Guilford School Board Votes to Change Mascot

    The Guilford Board of Education voted Monday to change its mascot from the Indians. At a special meeting Monday, all nine board members voted in favor of accepting the recommendation to change toe Guilford High School mascot. Superintendent Paul Freeman had asked the board to put it to a vote. He said he believes the decision to make the mascot&#82...
  • peter manfredonia Jun 30

    Manfredonia Used Samurai Sword in Deadly Willington Attack: Arrest Warrant

    Peter Manfredonia, who is accused of killing two in Connecticut in May, told a Willington man he allegedly held hostage in his own home, that “he just flipped,” according to an arrest affidavit released on Monday.

  • reopening Jun 30

    The Children's Museum Reopens With New Safety Policies

    Monday was opening day at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford. Just like everywhere else, there are a lot of new policies in place. The nonprofit is looking to continue to educate children while keeping everyone safe. It’s been nearly four months since The Children’s Museum closed due to the pandemic, and on opening day, it was...
  • reopening connecticut Jun 30

    More Guidance Released On Returning Students to School in the Fall

    The state released new guidance on Monday about their plan to welcome students back to school this fall. School districts have a lot of work to do in the next two months to prepare for getting students back into the classroom. The state announced last week that it is requiring school districts to plan to bring all students back for…

  • new haven Jun 30

    Police Investigate Shooting in New Haven

    Police are investigating after a man was shot several times in New Haven Monday night. The shooting occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. in the area of Huntington Street between Butler Street and Shepard Street in the Newhallville neighborhood. Officers initially responded to a ShotSpotter alert and 911 calls of gunfire. A 31-year-old New Haven man ...
  • new haven Jun 30

    New Haven Residents Raise Concerns Over Brown Water

    New Haven residents are raising concerns after experiencing ‘brownish’ colored water. Delienne Moncrieft tells NBC Connecticut that he and his family began noticing the changes nearly two weeks ago. “We were scared to take showers and baths and the thought of drinking water was frightening,” said Moncrieft. “The drinki...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jun 30

    State Announces Financial Aid for Renters, Homeowners Affected by COVID-19

    Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced financial assistance for renters, homeowners and residential landlords who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and he said he is extending the residential eviction moratorium to August. Lamont announced the plan on Monday to “put more than $33 million in state and federal resources to w...
  • Hartford Jun 30

    Police Look For People Involved in Stolen Car Accident in Hartford

    Police are looking for the people who allegedly stole a Dodge Durango from East Hampton, crashed in a Hartford parking lot and fled the scene. The incident occurred at approximately 5:52 p.m., according to police. Occupants in the stolen car sped through an intersection and crashed in a parking lot. They then fled the scene, police said. Police sai...
  • Contact Tracing Jun 29

    Contact Tracing Apps Prompt Privacy Concerns

    Contact tracing apps could help speed up the recovery process through the pandemic, but how much privacy are you willing to jeopardize in the process? “I’m just one of those people that it’s about the health benefit for most people. So I’m not all that concerned about my privacy. That if it we were an at-risk population be healthy...
  • Guilford Jun 29

    Man Rescued After Falling Through Floor of Guilford Home Into Well: PD

    Emergency crews rescued a person who fell through the floor of a home in Guilford and ended up down a well on Sunday. Christopher Town and his wife, Angela, were helping a friend move in to a home in Guilford when the floor gave way, leaving Christopher falling more than 20 feet into a well that had been covered over…

  • new haven Jun 29

    New Haven Police Cadets Face Challenging Times

    Two by two, standing at attention, the future of New Haven’s police force was sworn in today. Taking an oath, 18 New Haven police cadets vowed to serve and protect the Elm City, joining an industry confronting public scrutiny. “This is not only the start of your career but you are the first class in the New Haven Police force…

  • Farmington Jun 29

    Police Make Arrest Connected to 1998 Killing in Farmington

    Police have arrested a woman in connection to the 1998 killing of a woman in Farmington. Katherine Pires, 50, of Hartford, was arrested and charged with second-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with an officer, police said. On Sept. 24, 1998, 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski was found shot to death on a trail at the Metropolitan District...
  • Gail Hardy Jun 29

    State's Attorney to Lead Criminal Justice Diversity Initiative

    Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy will lead the Criminal Justice Diversity Initiative to “foster diversity and inclusion in the Division of Criminal Justice,” according to Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo. “I’m excited that State’s Attorney Hardy has agreed to take on this important new role in leading the Divisio...
  • Coronavirus Outbreak Jun 29

    Big E Fair Canceled Amid Coronavirus Concerns

    This year’s Big E Fair is canceled amid coronavirus concerns, according to the Eastern States Exposition. They say the decision was made “for the safety of fair goers, staff, vendors, entertainers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and the broader community.” “Please know that this decision was not made lightly. In fact, it wa...
  • prisons Jun 29

    DOC Releases Results of Mass Testing

    The Connecticut Department of Correction has released results of its COVID-19 mass testing efforts, revealing a positive test percentage of 9%. In May the DOC began testing as many of its prisoners and staff. Out of the 9,504 prisoners tested across the system, 832 were positive. Officials said all but two tested as part of the mass testing effort ...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jun 29

    Phase 3 Reopening Could Be Influenced By COVID-19 Spikes in Other States: Lamont

    Governor Ned Lamont said that coronavirus spikes in other states may influence Connecticut’s phase 3 reopening, which is planned for mid to late July. “If I saw something in Massachusetts or New York that was very disturbing, it would certainly give me pause,” Lamont said. “Our state tends to walk in parallel with some of ou...
  • first alert forecast Jun 29

    Thunderstorms Move Through Connecticut; Flash Flood Warning in New London County

    Strong storms and heavy rain moved through Connecticut on Monday afternoon and evening. All severe thunderstorm warnings expired, but a Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for western New London County until 7:15 p.m. Downpours, some lightning and briefly gusty winds are possible. There are more shower and storm chances tomorrow and Wednesday. By...
  • Ledyard Jun 29

    Police Identify Victim of Ledyard Motorcycle Crash

    Police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Route 2 in Ledyard on Sunday. Cass Wolfenbarger III was riding the motorcycle on the Route 2 off-ramp towards the intersection with Route 214 when he lost control and hit a jersey barrier, according to police. Wolfenbarger was rushed to Backus Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Any...
  • new haven Jun 29

    New Haven Announces Committee to Decide What Will Replace Wooster Square Columbus Statue

    The City of New Haven has formed a committee to decide what will succeed the now-removed Christopher Columbus statue at Wooster Square Park, the city announced Monday. The New Haven Parks Department removed the 4,000 pound bronze statue of Christopher Columbus from its pedestal on Wednesday but left the pedestal for “historical preservation p...
  • Windsor Locks Jun 29

    Police Name Suspect in Killing of Windsor Locks Teen

    Police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Windsor Locks High School student at a park last week. Daniel Phillip Baez, 22, of Hartford, is armed and dangerous, according to Windsor Locks police. Investigators say Baez shot and killed the unarmed teen during an altercation at Pesci Park Wednesday night. Windsor Locks sch...
  • crumbling foundations Jun 29

    More Concrete Relief for Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

    Some good news for people dealing with crumbling concrete basements in north central and eastern Connecticut. The Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, Inc. (CFSIC), the program giving grants to homeowners with crumbling concrete basements, said in late June it received $10.6 million from the Healthy Homes Fund. CFSIC said that’s $2.1...
  • Hartford Jun 29

    Crews Remove Christopher Columbus Statue in Hartford

    Crews have removed a statue of Christopher Columbus in Hartford on Monday morning. The statue is located on Lafayette Street and was donated to the City of Hartford by Italian-American citizens. It was unveiled and dedicated on Columbus Day in 1926, according to the Hartford Preservation Alliance. Over the past several days, a city official said th...
  • danbury Jun 29

    Death of Man Found Near Railroad Tracks in Danbury Being Investigated as Suspicious: PD

    Danbury police are investigating what they said is a suspicious death after a man was found near railroad tracks last week. An officer was alerted by a concerned citizen about an unresponsive man shortly before noon on Wednesday. According to police, the unidentified man was found near the railroad tracks by Maple Avenue and Garamella Boulevard. Th...
  • Torrington Jun 29

    One Person Transported to Hospital After Sustaining Burns in Torrington House Fire: FD

    One person was transported to the hospital after sustaining burns in a house fire in Torrington early Monday morning. Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire on Birden Street around 1:40 a.m. after a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the building. When crews arrived, they said they found a two-and-a-half story, two family home ...
  • new haven Jun 29

    ‘Kiana Had the Spirit of Life': Community Remembers Teen Killed in New Haven

    People honored the teenager by releasing balloons on the New Haven Green Sunday afternoon. We’re told green and white were the 19-year-old’s favorite colors. “Kiana had the spirit of life. Like it’s even hard to put her into words. She just loved to dance. She loved art, music, anything like the artistic vibe,” said Courtney Brown, cousin of Kiana....
  • East Windsor Jun 29

    Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash in East Windsor

    Police said they are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in East Windsor on Sunday afternoon. Police said North Road was closed between Winkler Road and Route 5 but it has since reopened. It is unknown if there were any other injuries as a result of the crash. No additional information was immediately available.

  • first alert weather Jun 29

    Strong Storms Moved Through the State This Afternoon

    Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued in various parts of the state Sunday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect across the state until 8 p.m. There were Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and New London counties but they have since expired. Near quarter-sized hail was picked up on Doppler Radar...
  • Travelers Championship Jun 29

    Dustin Johnson Wins 2020 Travelers Championship

    Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson finished the tournament at 19-under thanks to several birdies on his round. He began the day two shots behind Brendon Todd but surged to the lead with four birdies on the front nine. The PGA Tour suspended&#8...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jun 28

    Conn. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue Decreasing; 1% of Tests Done Overnight Come Back Positive

    Coronavirus-related hospitalizations are continuing to decrease after increasing slightly for the first time in a month two days ago and one percent of coronavirus tests done overnight have come back positive, according to new numbers released by the state on Sunday. There are currently 103 people hospitalized with COVID-19 including a decrease of ...
  • Plainville Jun 28

    People, Restaurants Adjusting To Limited In-House Dining

    It’s now been a little more than a week since Connecticut entered phase 2 of the reopening process, allowing for in-house dining at restaurants. Plainville’s J. Timothy’s Tavern had been closed since March but like many Connecticut restaurants, it reopened on June 17 for limited capacity in-house dining, something that’s required some adjustment fo...
  • first alert weather Jun 27

    Tracking the Potential for Strong Weekend Storms

    NBC Connecticut First Alert meteorologists are tracking the potential for strong to even some severe storms both Saturday and Sunday. Today’s storms are likely to form after 2 or 3 this afternoon and the threat will continue into early evening. The threat for today will be determined by how much sunshine is able to destabilize the atmosphere....
  • reopening connecticut Jun 27

    Conn. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease Overnight After Slight Increase Yesterday

    Coronavirus-related hospitalizations decreased by double digits overnight after increasing slightly for the first time in a month yesterday, according to new numbers released by the state on Saturday. There are currently 106 people hospitalized with COVID-19 including a decrease of 21 since yesterday. Yesterday, coronavirus hospitalizations had inc...
  • Chester Jun 27

    Investigation Underway After Hartford Police Chief Involved in Accident in Chester

    An investigation is underway after the police chief of Hartford was involved in an accident in his department-issued vehicle on the highway in Chester last month, according to a state police official and a Hartford police investigative report obtained by NBC Connecticut. A report from the City of Hartford said Police Chief Jason Thody was driving h...
  • hebron harvest fair Jun 27

    Hebron Harvest Fair Cancels What Would Have Been 50th Anniversary Amid COVID-19 Concerns

    The Hebron Lions announced today that they voted to postpone this year’s Harvest Fair amid COVID-19 concerns. “Our membership of over 60 members, who volunteer year-round to put the fair on and other events held out as long as we could hoping things would change faster than they have,” Superintendent of the Hebron Harvest Fair Rus...
  • New Britain Jun 27

    Two of New Britain's City Pools Reopen With Modified Rules

    Beating the heat just got easier in New Britain as two of the city’s pools are now open for the season. Town leaders said they still want to provide residents with the opportunity to enjoy the water as long as they comply with some of the modified rules to keep everyone safe. It starts with swim lessons where residents...

  • Wallingford Jun 27

    House of Heroes Provides Assistance for Purple Heart Recipient in Wallingford

    House of Heroes Connecticut is back to making a difference in the lives of veterans around the state. The COVID-19 pandemic sidelined the organization for the first part of the year. The organization bounced back in June, helping to organize a veteran food drive and completing the first home improvement project of the year. House of Heroes voluntee...
  • Ledyard Jun 27

    1 Injured in Crash on Route 12 in Ledyard

    One person is injured after a crash on Route 12 in Ledyard on Saturday. Police said the crash on Route 12 was between the Groton line and Long Cove Road. The road was temporarily closed while officers investigated the crash. According to police, one person was injured in the crash. Authorities did not release the extent of the person’s injuri...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jun 27

    Coronavirus Visitor Bans Renew Interest in Nursing Home Cameras

    Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing. Before the pandemic, cameras were seen as a way to identify elder abuse and neglect. But now, many hope they could bring comfort after visitation bans imposed to stem ...
  • Bridgeport Jun 27

    Police Identify Man Killed in Bridgeport Motorcycle Crash

    Police have identified the 26-year-old man who passed away after his motorcycle collided with a car in Bridgeport Friday night. Rushane A. Frazer passed away from injuries sustained in a late nigh crash after being transported to Bridgeport Hospital, said officials. Bridgeport patrol officers and Bridgeport firefighters responded to the scene after...
  • Norwalk Jun 27

    Norwalk Police Offer Reward for Information About Murder From 2006

    Norwalk police are continuing to investigate a murder from 2006 and are now offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of whoever is responsible. Police said there is a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for murdering Laray “Mookie” Moore. Moore was shot and kill...
  • illegal fireworks Jun 27

    Meriden Police Seize $5K in Illegal Fireworks

    Meriden police seized $5,000 worth of illegal fireworks while investigating complaints into fireworks activity in the Bunker Avenue area. Police said Thursday night into early Friday morning they received multiple complaints about fireworks in the area. Investigators applied for a search and seizure warrant and found the fireworks on the property a...
  • new haven Jun 27

    Teenager Injured in New Haven Shooting

    Police said a 19-year-old motorcyclist was shot in New Haven Friday night. The incident occurred just before 9:00 p.m. on Hallock Avenue between Third and Fourth streets in the Hill neighborhood. Police said the man was shot in the legs while on his motorcycle. He was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to police. Poli...
  • Mystic Jun 27

    Police Investigate Domestic Incident at Hotel in Mystic

    Police are investigating after what they say appears to be a domestic incident at Howard Johnson in Mystic. The incident occurred at approximately 7:44 p.m. Friday night on Greenmanville Avenue. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to police. Police are investigating the incident. No additional information was immedia...
  • Kiana Brown Jun 27

    Family of Shooting Victim Kiana Brown Calls for Change

    Last Wednesday, 19-year-old Kiana Brown would have gotten up and headed to a new manager’s position at a Milford restaurant.  “The day that she was taken from us was the day she was to return back to work due to the coronavirus and the pandemic,” said Rev. D’Hati Burgess, Brown’s uncle.   Tragically, Brown was killed by a gunshot......
  • Education Jun 26

    Superintendents React To Governor's Return To School Guidelines

    School superintendents around the state today began the process of understanding the governor’s recommended return to school guidelines. On Thursday, Governor Lamont along with Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona provided recommendations. Among them, masks would be required of students and social distancing incorporated. Temperature and COVID-19 ...
  • racial equality Jun 26

    ‘Black Is Beautiful': Connecticut Breweries Join Nationwide Initiative

    Connecticut brewers are joining a nationwide movement to support racial equality by doing what they do best: brewing beer. “It is a beautiful cause,” said Michael Zaccaro, co-owner of Tox Brewing Company in New London. Tox Brewing is one of eight breweries in Connecticut that are now brewing the “Black is Beautiful” beer. &#...
  • inspections Jun 26

    Health Inspectors Face Daunting Task As Connecticut Reopens

    When dining out, your safety starts long before your plate arrives at the table.  Temperature checks on the food, the freezer, and the fridge are important. To kill a virus, so is the temperature of the water cleaning your plate. Jeff Vecchitto, a sanitarian for the Central Connecticut Health District, tests the temperature of the water in the...
  • governor ned lamont Jun 26

    Lamont Curtails Press Briefings With Good Ratings

    Since Gov. Ned Lamont declared a public health emergency in March, he has been on camera almost every day – holding 70 press briefings on COVID-19. This week he plans to step back as the cases continue to drop and the economy opens up again.   But what has it done for his popularity?  “Two, three months ago everyday COVID...
  • new haven Jun 26

    Police Mourn New Haven 911 Supervisor Who Died After Crash

    A 911 communications center supervisor for the city of New Haven has died after a crash on Thursday. New haven Police said Chris Helland, 45, of Fair Haven, was pronounced dead at Yale New Haven Hospital.  They believe he suffered a medical condition before the vehicle he was in hit a pole on Grand Avenue near Maltby Place just before…...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jun 26

    Conn. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Increase Slightly for First Time in a Month

    Connecticut coronavirus hospitalizations have increased for the first time in a month but the test positive rate is among the lowest it has been since the start of the pandemic. The last time hospitalizations increased was on May 24. There was a five hospitalization increase since Thursday, bringing the state total to 127. The COVID-19 positivity r...
  • unemployment Jun 26

    CT Department of Labor Urges Workers to File For Extended Benefits Program

    The Connecticut Department of Labor said they are urging workers that are about to exhaust their Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits to file for extended state benefits. “It’s important for claimants to file for extended benefits as soon as they receive the filing instructions – and not before – in order to...
  • recreation Jun 26

    MDC Extending Hours at Recreation Areas

    The Metropolitan District announced Friday that it will be extending open hours at the West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir #6 in Bloomfield after reducing them back in March due to the coronavirus. The recreation areas have had reduced hours, closing at 4 p.m. Starting Monday, June 29, vehicles will be allowed to enter parking lots until 6 p.m.,...
  • Connecticut State Police Jun 26

    State Police Stop Wrong-Way Driver on I-95 in New London

    State police were able to stop a wrong-way driver on I-95 in the Groton/New London area early Friday morning. A trooper parked in the highway turnaround in Groton at the Gold Star Bridge noticed a vehicle get on the highway from Route 184 and drove southbound in the northbound lanes of I-95 around 2:50 a.m., according to state police. The…...
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