UConn 9 hours ago

UConn Students Return to Campus with COVID-19 Precautions

For UConn students arriving on the Storrs campus Saturday, among the things to check off the move-in list was getting a required COVID-19 test. “It was pretty fast. It was very organized,” said Chanel...

  • Bristol 18 hours ago

    Man Taken Into Custody After Threatening Family Member, Brief Standoff With Officers in Bristol: PD

    A man has been taken into custody after police said he threatened a family member and then was involved in a brief stand off with officers in Bristol on Saturday morning. Officers responded to a home on Pleasant Street around 9 a.m. after getting a report of a disturbance. Investigators said a man, later identified as 48-year-old Randy Miner, had&#...
  • state budget 20 hours ago

    Small Budget Surplus Projected for Conn. Despite COVID

    Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut appears on track to end the current fiscal year with a surplus, according to new figures released Friday. State officials previously predicted the state budget could be about $2 billion in deficit, because of the business shutdowns earlier in 2020 to help stop the spread of infections, coupled w...
  • Covid vaccine 23 hours ago

    Health Leaders Send Testing Reminders as Vaccines Emerge

    Yale New Haven Health on Friday announced they’re planning public vaccinations starting next week. The appointment website going live Friday afternoon. “It’s something we’ve wanted to do for some time now as vaccine has become available,” said Dr. Richard Martinello, medical director of infection prevention for Yale New Haven Health. Four vaccinati...
  • State Capitol Security Jan 16

    Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement on High Alert for Violence at the State Capitol

    Connecticut law enforcement agencies are bracing for protests at the state capitol this weekend.  The FBI is warning all 50 states to prepare for the potential that those armed protests could turn violent. Though local agents say there’s been no substantiated threat to Connecticut, authorities aren’t taking any chances.  While the Connect...
  • FBI Jan 16

    FBI Says No Specific, Substantiated Threats to CT State Capitol

    In the wake of an FBI  memo to law enforcement agencies across the country warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols, officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven division said they not received any specific and substantiated threat to the state Capitol or other government buildings in our area. Th...
  • Mubarak Soulemane Jan 16

    Vigil Marks 1-Year Anniversary of Shooting that Killed 19-Year-Old Mubarak Soulemane

    Dozens gathered for a vigil under a bridge on Campbell Avenue in West Haven. On the ground, flowers and candles were placed next to pictures of 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane. It’s just feet away from where he died one year ago. “It’s hard, very devastating to all my family,” said Omo Mohammed, Soulemane’s mom. Last year body camera footage captured...
  • Bolton Jan 16

    Route 6 in Bolton Reopened After Crash

    Route 6 in Bolton has reopened after a crash Friday afternoon. State police said Route 6 was closed in the area of Stony Road in Bolton. State troopers, as well as personnel from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and fire department, responded to the scene.

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Jan 16

    Man Arrested For Not Wearing Mask in New Haven Courthouse: Police

    A man was arrested after being accused of refusing to wear a face mask at the New Haven Superior Courthouse on Friday. Officials said the incident happened at 121 Elm Street at approximately 3 p.m. Troopers said they responded to the courthouse for a complaint of a disturbance. Pedro Borrero, 36, was not wearing a face mask when he entered…...
  • Bristol Jan 16

    Bristol Assisted Living Center Avoids COVID Cases and Receives First Doses of Vaccine

    It’s a day of celebration at the Shady Oaks Assisted Living Center as a light can be seen at the end of the tunnel with the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine for all residents and staff on site. “The vaccine to me is a freedom vaccine. It means that we’ll be free from this looming danger, it just won’t...

  • State Capitol Security Jan 15

    Law Enforcement Readies For Possible Weekend Protest

    Law enforcement and Connecticut’s military are reinforcing the barriers on the state Capitol grounds in preparation for possible armed protests at the state capitol and other nearby state buildings. Rallies at the state Capitol over the last year have increased 275% but none of them have been violent and ended with only one arrest. “With the curren...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 15

    Vaccine Sign-Up Stress?: Policy Makers Exploring Easier Vaccine Distribution Access in CT

    While state leaders urge those eligible for the coronavirus vaccine to be patient while signing up for an appointment during this historic rollout, some people are very frustrated with the process. And for those folks without internet or phone access or family to help them, that task is almost impossible. “Well I think the pandemic generally has sh...
  • Capitol Riot Jan 15

    200 Additional Conn. National Guard Members Heading to D.C.

    An additional 200 members of the Connecticut National Guard will be heading to Washington, D.C. to assist with security for President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration. The decision to send 200 more Guardsmen comes on top of a previous order sending 100 members of the Guard from Connecticut. “At the request of the Chief of the National ...
  • vanessa morales Jan 15

    Police Release Age-Enhanced Photo of Vanessa Morales, Girl Missing Since December 2019

    The Ansonia Police Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have released an age-enhanced photo of Vanessa Morales, a child who has been missing since December 2019 when her mother was found dead in their home. Vanessa Morales was 1 year old at the time of her disappearance. She is now almost 2 and a half years old…....
  • invention convention Jan 15

    National Kid Inventors Day Celebrates Connecticut Students

    National Kid Inventors Day is Sunday and the Connecticut Invention Convention is celebrating by highlighting local students’ incredible innovations. When COVID-19 shut the country down last spring, inspiration struck the young inventors of Connecticut. “My parents are both essential workers,” says Rachna Vipparla, of Milford.  “And I saw...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 15

    CT COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What to Know About Phases 1A, 1B and How to Schedule an Appointment

    Connecticut began vaccinations for COVID-19 in mid-December. The first phase of the vaccine plan, Phase 1a, is underway and now residents 75 and over can sign up to get vaccinated for Phase 1b. According to the state’s vaccination website, the following groups are eligible for vaccination in Phase 1a: Healthcare Personnel: All paid and u...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 15

    CT Residents 75 and Older Can Now Register for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Connecticut residents who are 75 years old and older are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine and can schedule an appointment online and will soon be able to call the Connecticut COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line. As phase 1b of the coronavirus vaccine rollout begins, the state will prioritize people who are 75 and older, but the governor is&...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 15

    CT COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.20%, 41 More Deaths Reported

    Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate has increased to 6.20% as over 40 more people have died from the virus. The state’s death toll is now 6,594. Of more than 30,000 tests performed, 1,878 came back positive. A total of 223,422 coronavirus tests have come back positive since the virus emerged in Connecticut. Net hospitalizations have ...
  • New London Jan 15

    Police Investigating Hate Crime in New London

    New London police are investigating a hate crime after a member of the city board of education received what police called a “vile and threatening notification” at home on Wednesday. Police said the note was left sometime between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Police said the board of education member received a packet of information with a rac...
  • investigations Jan 15

    New Haven Looks to Recoup Millions as Tax-Exempt Properties Grow

    Editor’s Note: Yale University responded to NBC Connecticut’s request for a comment on our story after the story was published. In part, Yale said: “Yale spends over $700 million annually directly on New Haven. This includes compensation to New Haven residents who work at the university and many programs and initiatives that we su...
  • Norwich Jan 15

    Norwich Schools Go Remote Until February Due to Staffing

    Norwich Public Schools will be remote for the rest of the month because of staffing issues posed by people needing to quarantine due to coronavirus contact tracing. Norwich Supt. Kristen Stringfellow said in an online post to families that travel and social and family get-togethers over the holiday break “have had a significant impact on NPS operat...
  • mega millions Jan 15

    By the Numbers: Mega Millions Up to $750M; Powerball at $640M

    The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is now up to $750 million and the estimated jackpot for the Powerball drawing tomorrow night is $640 million. Together, they are worth $1.39 billion. According to the Connecticut Lottery, this is the highest combined jackpot for Mega Millions and Powerball since October 2018, when it was $1.5 billion and this i...
  • coronavirus Jan 15

    Fewer People Going to ER Concerns CT Doctors

    Doctors in different ends of Connecticut are seeing a dangerous trend of fewer people going to the emergency room. “Of the people who are coming in, they seem to be much sicker,” said Dr. Andrew Lim, the medical director of the emergency room for Bristol Health. “We’re finding people that are missing that first golden hour of heart attacks......
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Jan 15

    MLK in CT Memorial to Be Unveiled Monday in Honor of Civil Rights Leader

    Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent two summers working on the tobacco farms along Firetown Road in Simsbury and many historians argue that the time he was in Connecticut as a teenager influenced his life. On Monday, the Simsbury Free Library will honor the civil rights leader who has inspired millions of people around the world and unveil the&#8...
  • Hartford Jan 15

    Firefighters Respond to Fire in Hartford

    Firefighters have responded to a fire on Broad Street in the Frog Hollow section of Hartford, according to a Tweet from Hartford Firefighters Local 760. No additional information was immediately available.

  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 15

    Governor to Expand Phase 1b of COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to CT Residents 65 and Over

    The state of Connecticut will expand phase 1b of the coronavirus vaccine plan in the coming weeks to include people who are 65 and over as well as residents who have underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of the virus. Gov. Ned Lamont issued a news release on Thursday afternoon, saying he has directed the Connecticut Department&...
  • new haven Jan 15

    Groups Call for Delay in New Haven Schools Reopening

    A coalition of groups is calling for a delay in next week’s planned reopening of some schools in New Haven. The city has kept theirs closed since the beginning of the pandemic, unlike almost every other district in the state which had resumed at least some in-person learning. “COVID rates are as high as they’ve ever been here,” said...
  • cake4kids Jan 15

    Cake4Kids Comes to CT: Giving Birthday Cakes to Foster Children and At-Risk Youth

    What started as a gesture to provide birthday cakes to some foster children and at-risk youth has turned into something the creator could never have imagined. It all started in Sunnyvale, California when Libby Gruender read an article about a young girl in foster care who received her first-ever birthday cake. After hearing about this, Libby made i...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 15

    Success & Stress: Mixed Feelings as Folks 75 & Older Attempt to Sign Up for Vaccination

    Thursday, Connecticut residents 75 and older could start getting vaccinated against COVID-19. While some lucky few got the shot, others were thankful to just make an appointment. As the demand in distribution grows, so does the frustration, so Governor Ned Lamont is urging folks to be patient during this historic rollout. 81-year-old Daniel Fine of...
  • New Britain Jan 15

    Crews Respond to Underground Transformer Fire in New Britain

    Emergency crews are responding and several businesses have been evacuated due to an underground transformer fire in New Britain. New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said the area of Lafayette and Main streets is blocked off due to the fire, which was causing smoke to come up from the manholes. No one was hurt and area businesses were evacuated as a&#823...
  • Hamden Jan 15

    Teen Arrested After Armed Carjacking in Hamden

    A teenager was arrested following an armed carjacking in Hamden on Tuesday. Police said the incident happened at a home on Helen Street. A man told police he was warming up his car when a car pulled alongside him. Two men exited the car and one of the men approached the driver’s side door and pointed a firearm at...

  • CIAC Jan 15

    CIAC Approves Winter Sports Plan; Alternative Football Season Won't Happen

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference has approved its proposal to move forward with a winter sports season and set the first dates for practices and games. The first possible practice date for winter sports is Tuesday, Jan. 19 with games beginning on or after Monday, Feb. 8, according to the CIAC. The association’s board approv...
  • winter sports Jan 15

    Athletes and Coaches React to CIAC Winter Sport Guidelines

    While championship banners hang on the walls of East Catholic High School’s gymnasium, its basketball court has been quiet for months. With word today though, that basketball will resume, the reigning state champs, who were also ranked first in the state when last season was halted, are thrilled. “Everybody was ecstatic,” said head coach Luke Reill...
  • financial literacy Jan 15

    Lawmakers Debate Adding Financial Literacy To Curriculum

    When the pandemic hit many families were unprepared for what it would mean for their financial health. Lawmakers are looking to make sure future generations don’t have to grapple with the pocketbook problems their parents may have had to face.  “iI we had spent the last 10, 15 or 20 years teaching our kids these principles, perhaps it wouldn’t...
  • Metro-North Jan 15

    Metro-North on Track for $4B in COVID Relief

    Metro-North is on track to receive $4 billion in federal COVID relief, money that will put off cuts to services and staff. “This takes layoffs off the table for 2021 and we’re thrilled about that,” said Catherine Rinaldi, president of MTA Metro-North. Employees said the lifeline is critical. “Feeding our families again and keeping the economy going...
  • New London Jan 15

    New London Works to Support Small Businesses During Pandemic

    Juanita Austin describes the last nine months as a “roller coaster.” Her performance art space, lounge and art gallery, Cultured Studios, was forced to close in the early months of the pandemic. By April, her team left their storefront on State Street permanently. “Making that decision was tough, but I knew that we would bounce ba...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 15

    CT COVID Positivity Rate Down to 4.37%, 17 More Deaths Reported

    The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate once again decreased, this time to 4.37%, as 17 more deaths were reported since Wednesday. There is now a total of 6,553 COVID-related deaths. Of over 22,000 tests performed, 968 came back positive. The state’s 7-day rolling positivity rate average is 7% and is relatively steady, but trending upwards...
  • ice safety Jan 14

    Thin Ice: Why You Should Be Wary of Frozen Lakes and Ponds

    It’s that time of the year when ponds and lakes across Connecticut start to freeze up but our recent warm weather means that ice can be dangerous. While some of our local ponds and lakes may look covered in ice…the ice thickness can be deceiving. And until our weather gets much colder, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...
  • US Capitol Riot Jan 14

    UNH Investigating Potential Student Involvement in U.S. Capitol Riots

    The University of New Haven is investigating whether any of its students were involved in the events in the US Capitol riot last week after receiving complaints about social media posts. In a letter to the community, university President Steven Kaplan condemned the violence and said that school officials would be investigating social media posts th...
  • Waterbury Schools Jan 14

    Waterbury Students to Continue Remote Learning Through End of January

    Waterbury schools will not resume its hybrid learning model on January 19 as originally planned, according to school superintendent Verna Ruffin. The decision was made due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases. “I have made the decision to continue virtual learning until we feel that a safe return to in-person learning is possible,” Ruf...
  • Hartford Jan 14

    Program Will Provide Free Childcare at Hartford Learning Hubs

    The city of Hartford and the Hartford Foundation are funding a program to provide around  300 Hartford Public Schools students in kindergarten through third grade with free childcare at Learning Hubs around the city. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving President Jay W...
  • Connecticut National Guard Jan 14

    Conn. National Guard to Provide Security Help in CT in Coming Days

    The Connecticut National Guard will be providing “security support” in Connecticut to help protect critical infrastructure, the Guard announced Thursday. The Guard said its work will be done in support of the Connecticut State Police, Capitol Police and local law enforcement. No further details on number of troops or locations were prov...
  • Creative Living Community Jan 15

    Nonprofit Builds Skills For Adults With Developmental Disabilities

    Even though it’s a working farm and greenhouse, the mission of the Creative Living Community of Connecticut is to grow more than crops. The program offers adults with developmental disabilities hands-on experience growing job skills and communication skills. “We’ve gone from folks who were completely isolated and extremely shy, to...
  • coronavirus in schools Jan 14

    New London Schools Closed for In-Person Learning Until February

    New London public schools will be closed for in-person instruction for the rest of January. New London Public Schools said they will close all schools to in-person instruction from today through Jan. 29. The schools were virtual last week and reopened on Monday. A letter Supt. Cynthia Ritchie sent to the school community said that over the last 12 ...
  • Ridgefield Jan 14

    Crash Closes Route 7 in Ridgefield

    Route 7 in Ridgefield is closed after a crash. Police said there was a two-car crash and Route 7 is closed between Stonehenge Road and Haviland Road. Traffic is being re-routed from Haviland Road to Route 35.

  • uconn basketball Jan 14

    UConn Guard Bouknight Has Elbow Surgery, Out Indefinitely

    UConn guard James Bouknight will be out indefinitely after having surgery on his left elbow, the school said Wednesday. The school had earlier said the sophomore hyperextended his left while diving for a loose ball in the first half of the Huskies’ win at Marquette on Jan. 5. He came back into the game, but has missed UConn’s last two&#...
  • CT Capitol Jan 14

    Connecticut Intelligence Center Prepares For Potential Armed Capitol Protests

    Connecticut’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence unit is very busy these days assessing the risk of armed protests this weekend at the Connecticut State Capitol.  “It’s the military, it’s the FBI, it’s the state and all their resources, it’s the division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. It’s local fusion centers like you have here...
  • ski sundown Jan 14

    Emergency Crews Respond After Child Falls From Ski Lift at Ski Sundown

    Emergency crews responded to Ski Sundown Wednesday after a child fell from a ski lift Wednesday. Litchfield County dispatchers confirmed their emergency services and LifeStar responded to the ski area for the report. The extent of the child’s injuries was not immediately clear. No other details were immediately available.

  • gov. ned lamont Jan 14

    Gov. Lamont Recovering After Hip Replacement Surgery

    Gov. Ned Lamont is recovering from hip replacement surgery, his spokesperson said on Wednesday evening. “Governor Lamont is currently recovering at home following a previously scheduled surgical procedure to replace his hip. The procedure was conducted at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Stamford. He is feeling well and will undergo physical the...
  • small business Jan 14

    Help Coming to Hartford Small Businesses

    Like others across the state, businesses in Hartford have struggled to maintain through the pandemic. Max Kothari – the owner of Star Hardware which has been in operation for over 100 – described the feeling of navigating the business through uncharted territory. “A business’s lifeline is customers coming in and placing orde...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 13

    CT COVID-19 Positivity Rate at 6.23%; 87 New Deaths Reported

    Connecticut’s COVID-19 test positivity rate came in at 6.23% Wednesday, down from a high of 10.72% the day before. There were 87 new deaths reported. The state reported 56,600 new tests Wednesday, with 3,529 coming back positive. The death toll now stands at 6,536. There are 1,148 currently hospitalized with the virus, a net decrease of 6. Th...
  • US Capitol Riots Jan 13

    CT National Guard to Send More Than 100 Members to DC

    “This will be a national security event they will probably never forget,” Captain Dave Pytlik said. New images Wednesday show National Guard members inside our nation’s Capitol taking turns protecting and sleeping and in the coming days more than 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard will join in with them. “We are sworn to uphold and suppo...
  • Bristol Hospital Jan 13

    Volunteers Needed to Help With COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Bristol Hospital

    Bristol Health is looking for volunteers to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at Bristol Hospital. You are eligible to administer the vaccine if you are an active or retired licensed health care professional including: Physicians Physicians assistants Nurse midwives Registered nurses Licensed practical nurses Advanced practice nurses...
  • tolls Jan 13

    Lawmakers Try Again for Highway Tolls

    Two years ago Connecticut lawmakers were unable to find the votes for Gov. Ned Lamont’s electronic toll proposal, now the special transportation fund is going broke, but will tolls be part of the solution? At least two lawmakers want to resurrect tolls from the political graveyard. “We knew that the transportation fund was running out of dough last...
  • colleges and universities Jan 13

    Colleges in CT Prepare to Welcome Students Back for Spring Semester

    Colleges and universities in Connecticut are preparing to welcome students back. After an extended winter break, some students across the state will begin returning to campuses as early as this weekend. The return to campus comes at a difficult time in the pandemic, both in Connecticut and across the country. Connecticut’s COVID-19 test posit...
  • new haven Jan 13

    Elicker Provides Update on New Haven COVID-19 Response

    New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker provided an update on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday, including details on the city’s vaccination plans. New Haven will begin the process of vaccinating people 75 and older on Monday. People will be able to register starting Thursday by calling 1-877-918-2224 or by visiting the r...
  • first alert weather Jan 13

    Mild Weather Continues Today With Highs Around 40

    The weather pattern continues to be very quiet with dry conditions and above average temperatures. Today will have a nice mix of sun and clouds and high temperatures will be around 40. It will be cooler in the hill towns. A flurry is possible tomorrow. Highs will be near 40. Friday will be cloudy with highs in the low 40s….

  • FBI Jan 13

    State Capitol Police Increase Security Amid FBI Warning

    State Capitol Police said they are increasing security amid a warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about possible armed protests at all 50 states capitols beginning Saturday. The State Capitol Police said they made security enhancements “as a result of current events that have occurred.” “I think 90 percent of the acti...
  • tropical storm isaias Jan 13

    Federal Major Disaster Declaration Approved Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

    The governor asked the federal government for a federal major disaster declaration due to damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias and that was approved. Gov. Ned Lamont said the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified him that his request to President Donald Trump in September 2020 for a federal major disaster declaration has been approved for ...
  • uconn basketball Jan 13

    Lack of Marquee Games to Make NCAA Tourney Selection Harder

    Geno Auriemma is used to having marquee nonconference matchups to test his UConn Huskies during the regular season. That hasn’t happened this season, as the Huskies haven’t played a ranked team outside the Big East Conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. UConn had games scheduled early on against No. 2 Louisville and then-No. 6 ...
  • soccer Jan 13

    Hartford Athletic Names New Head Coach

    Hartford Athletic has named the club’s new head coach. According to officials, Harry Watling, 31, previously worked in the Academy system for the Premier League’s West Ham United. He is UEFA A and B licensed. Watling earned his B license at age 18 and his A license at 26, making him one of the youngest coaches in England to have…...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 13

    Osborn Correctional Inmate Dies of COVID-19 Complications

    An inmate who was at Osborn Correctional Institution has died from complications of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Correction. The 53-year-old man had been transferred to a hospital on Nov. 27 and died on Monday, according to the state Department of Correction. His name was not released. Officials said the man first entered into ...
  • COVID-19 Jan 13

    Connecticut's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Jumps to Nearly 11%

    Connecticut’s COVID-19 positivity rate spiked to 10.72% on Tuesday, the state’s highest level in months. Of 34,422 tests performed, 3,689 came back positive, according to data from the Department of Public Health. There were also 31 new coronavirus-related deaths reported on Tuesday. The current number of hospitalizations related to COV...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 13

    State Gears Up to Vaccinate Those 75 and Older

    There is relief for many older people in Connecticut as some of those age 75 and over are already getting their COVID-19 vaccine. It comes after Governor Ned Lamont on Monday announced the beginning of the rollout of the state’s second phase of vaccinations. “The website is up and running,” said Dr. David Banach, UConn Health hospital epidemiologis...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 13

    Committee Recommends Adults 65 and Over for COVID-19 Vaccine

    Starting Monday, hundreds of thousands in Connecticut will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in phase 1B. Federal guidance is calling for states to vaccine people 65 years of age and older. Currently Connecticut’s plans include those 75 and older. “We’re telling states today that they should open vaccinations to all of their mo...
  • Education Jan 13

    Students Continue Learning Independence in COVID-19 Era

    At Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, adults with disabilities are living and learning to be independent. “I love this place a lot. The people are amazing, the teachers, these people became my second family and I love it,” said Matthew Schwartz, a first-year resident and student. And they’re doing it all while adjusting to a pandemic. “Our amazing staf...
  • missing person Jan 13

    82-Year-Old Man Reported Missing From East Lyme Found Safe

    UPDATE: Police say Williams have been found safe in another state. Police are trying to locate an 82-year-old man missing from East Lyme. Francis Williams, 82, was last seen Tuesday. He is 5-foot-11, 150 pounds with white hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a t-shirt with khaki pants and blue and white sneakers. He may be driving…...
  • farms Jan 13

    Karabin Farms in Southington Now Permanently Protected

    For almost 40 years, Karabin Farms has been a staple of the Southington community. And now thanks to the state of Connecticut Community Farms Preservation Program and the town of Southington, it’s going to stay that way. While Southington might not be your typical rural landscape, Karabin Farms covers 48 acres of land that is now permanently protec...
  • coronavirus in connecticut Jan 13

    People 75 and Over Can Start Making Appointments For the COVID-19 Vaccine as Early as This Week: Governor

    People over the age of 75 can start making appointments to get the coronavirus vaccine as early as this week as the state gets ready to move into phase 1b of vaccine distribution. Starting Monday, providers will be able to fill vaccination appointments for those over the age of 75, according to Governor Ned Lamont. The governor said that starting&#...
  • Connecticut National Guard Jan 12

    Connecticut National Guard Members to Deploy to Washington, D.C.

    Connecticut will send more than 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday. Gov. Lamont said he will deploy the members at the request of U.S. National Guard officials. The deployment will include members of the Connecticut National Guard&...
  • FLU SEASON Jan 12

    Experts Say COVID Precautions Have Led to Fewer Flu Cases This Season

    Four months into this flu season and data shows us that cases and hospitalizations for the flu are down 95%. It’s a sliver of good news during a global pandemic.  “We believe that the significant decrease in flu activity is very much related to all of the precautions that people have been taking not just here in Connecticut, but...

  • coronavirus pandemic Jan 12

    Local Small Businesses Discuss How Helpful Grants Have Been Amid Ongoing Pandemic

    Multiple small business owners and employees who have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic discussed how helpful grants and programs have been to help keep their businesses afloat. Gov. Ned Lamont held a news conference on Tuesday morning with David Lehman, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Developmen...
  • diversity in education Jan 12

    Schools in Southeastern CT Work to Diversify Workforce

    School districts in southeastern Connecticut are participating in a program that seeks to develop a diverse education workforce. LEARN, the Regional Educational Service Center working with schools in southeastern Connecticut, is bringing the Teacher Residency Program to its area. The Teacher Residency Program, or TRP, was started by the Capitol Reg...
  • first alert weather Jan 12

    Stretch of Mild Weather Continues Today

    The weather pattern continues to be very quiet over the next several days with dry conditions and above average temperatures. There will be a mix of sun and clouds today and tomorrow. Highs will be around 40 both days. Milder weather is expected by Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid-40s both days. There is a chance for rain…

  • connecticut schools Jan 12

    Conn. Superintendents Group Releases Recommendations to Close Achievement Gap

    The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents has released its recommendations to transform public schools in the state to address achievement gaps. The “Blueprint to Transform Connecticut’s Public Schools” is a 15-year plan that addresses disparities in funding, educational access, curriculum, second-language and d...
  • mega millions Jan 12

    By the Numbers: Huge Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots

    The Mega Millions jackpot for tonight is up to $625 million and the estimated jackpot for the Powerball drawing tomorrow night is $550 million. Together, they are worth $1.175 billion. According to the Connecticut Lottery, this is the highest combined jackpot for Mega Millions and Powerball since October 2018, when it was $1.5 billion and this is t...
  • foodshare Jan 12

    Foodshare Distribution in East Hartford Begins Today for the Winter

    Foodshare will continue to distribute food to families in need at Rentschler Field in East Hartford throughout the winter. The food distribution at Rentschler Field begins again today, officials said. Every Tuesday through the winter, food will be given out from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. An end date has not yet been determined. One allocation of food ...
  • new haven Jan 12

    New Haven Police Identify Victims of Double Homicide

    Police have released the names of a man and woman who were found inside of a New Haven home on Sunday in what authorities have ruled a double homicide. Police said the victims are New Haven residents Alfreda Youmans, 50, and Jeffery Dotson, 42. Emergency crews were called to an apartment on Winthrop Avenue shortly before 11:30 a.m. after a…...
  • Connecticut Department of Correction Jan 12

    Federal Inmate Dies from COVID-19 Complications

    A federal inmate who was being held under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Correction has passed away from complications related to the coronavirus, according to state officials.  The 57-year-old man had been transferred from the agency’s Bridgeport Correctional Center to a hospital for treatment on Jan. 2 and he died on Saturd...
  • Stamford Jan 12

    Water Main Break Closes Canal Street, Part of I-95 South in Stamford

    A water main break has closed Canal Street and part of I-95 south in Stamford on Tuesday morning. Police said Canal Street at N State Street is closed to vehicular traffic from Tresser Boulevard, Elm Street and S State Street due a water main break in the area. The off ramp for Interstate 95 south at exit 7 is also…

  • new haven Jan 12

    Staffing, Timing Raise Concerns Over New Haven Public Schools Opening

    The New Haven Federation of Teachers president said there are many concerns about going back to school right now when coronavirus cases are higher than they were in the fall. One concern David Cicarella asks is what will happen when staff numbers start off lower than normal? While parents have the option to continue remote learning, teachers are fi...
  • Farmington Jan 12

    Serious Injuries Reported in Farmington I-84 Crash

    Multiple injuries, some serious, were reported in a Farmington car crash Monday afternoon. The crash happened at approximately 2 p.m. on Interstate 84 west before exit 37, according to police. A car was traveling westbound in the left lane when the driver lost control of the car and subsequently exited the highway, hitting a metal beam guardrail an...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 12

    UConn Program Certifies Pharmacist to Become Vaccinators in the Fight Against COVID-19

    The UConn School of Pharmacy has developed a program for pharmacist to become certified as vaccinators for the COVID-19 vaccine. It was a special moment at St. Francis Hospital as both Dr. Reginald Eadie and Dr. Syed Hussain obtained their second doses of their COVID-19 vaccines. This time was a bit different than the first, as the vaccine was admi...
  • new haven Jan 12

    Dog Killed, Two Injured During New Haven Drive-By Shooting

    A dog was killed and two others were injured during a drive-by shooting in New Haven on Sunday. The shooting happened at approximately 7 p.m. in the area of Orchard Street and George Street, officials said. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire. Arriving officers saw two teenage brothers with gunshot wounds. One boy was shot in the leg...
  • Census Jan 12

    New Data Reveals Connecticut's Changing Demographics

    New federal data gives insight into Connecticut’s demographics, information that could help create policy at the state level. Connecticut has become more racially diverse, but we’re still losing our young people to states out West. That is just some of the info from new, federal data just released. In the past few weeks the U.S. Census Bureau...
  • FBI warning Jan 12

    Security Upgraded at State Capitol After FBI Warning

    The FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country of possible armed protests at all 50 states capitols beginning Saturday. In a statement, Brian Foley, spokesperson for the Department of Emergency Services and Management said, “Understand that we are constantly monitoring events and information. We are sharing information with our loca...
  • travel Jan 12

    Travel in 2021? Experts Hopeful For Renewed Interest

    It’s a new year and for many travelers, there’s a renewed interest in booking a trip with the hope of actually being able to vacation in 2021. AAA of Greater Hartford told NBC Connecticut that people began inquiring about travel at the very beginning of the year. Folks have two questions this year. When can I get the vaccine...

  • seasonal affective disorder Jan 11

    ‘It's Not Your Imagination'; Experts Urge People Suffering From Seasonal Depression to Get Help

    Experts are concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. “The pandemic conditions plus the winter season — a lot of people will find this is a very difficult next few months,” said Dr. Paul Desan. “It’s not your imagination.” Desan is director of...
  • Ticks Jan 11

    Warmer Winters Means Ticks Are Thriving

    With warmer weather on the way this week you might be looking to spend more time outside. But you still need to keep ticks top of mind, even in the winter months. “I have found plenty of ticks on her.” Susan Berman of Bloomfield protects her furry friend all year long. “When it’s gotten cold but warm like some...

  • digital divide Jan 11

    COVID-19 Creates Gaps in Medical Access That Telehealth Can't Cover

    Since September of 2019, Laura Ward of Avon has battled the inflammatory disease pulmonary sarcoidosis in her lungs. “I am at higher risk of catching things like the flu and COVID and if I do, my symptoms would most likely be on the severe side,” she explained. In November, she found out that her upcoming appointment to see her pulmonologist…...
  • diversity in education Jan 11

    C.R.E.C. Hosts Racial Justice Action Week For Students and Staff

    During the week of January 11, students and staff at the Capitol Region Education Council, also known as C.R.E.C., are hosting a Racial Justice Action week. The goal is to educate one another about the importance of equity, diversity, and racial and social justice. Each school has teacher-created lessons that align with district work and C.R.E.C.&#...
  • first alert weather Jan 11

    Quiet Weather for Start of Work Week

    The quiet weather pattern we’ve been experiencing for more than a week is expected to continue into the week ahead. Today will be cloudy with highs in the upper 30s. A passing sprinkle or flurry is possible this afternoon. Fair weather returns tomorrow with slightly milder temperatures developing as the week goes on. Tomorrow and Wednesday wi...
  • CIAC Jan 11

    CIAC Releases Plan for Winter Sports Season

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Sports Association has released its proposal to move forward with a winter sports season. The plan, made in consultation with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, assesses each sport’s risk level for COVID-19 transmission. The only sport categorized as low-risk is swimming. Basketball, ice hockey, gymna...
  • coronavirus vaccine Jan 11

    Governor, State Officials Warn of COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

    The governor and other state officials are issuing a warning to residents to be cautious of possible COVID-19 vaccine scams. Gov. Ned Lamont said that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, you should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them&...
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