• Hamden May 3

    Man Shot While Playing Basketball at Park in Hamden

    A man was shot while he was playing basketball at Villano Park in Hamden on Saturday night and people who were in the park started running “in fear for their lives,” according to police. Police officers responded to the park at 260 Mill Rock Road at 9:30 p.m. Saturday after a report of a gunshot and they learned that a…

  • voting rights May 3

    Push to Expand Voting Rights in Connecticut

    Outside Town Hall in Hamden on Sunday, activists joined with faith leaders, community members and others to send a message to lawmakers at the state Capitol. They’re demanding a vote this week in the state House of Representatives on two pieces of voting rights legislation: House Joint Resolutions 58 and 59. No-excuse absentee voting is the focus of one of…

  • voting in connecticut May 2

    Activists Push for Voting Changes in Connecticut

    Legislators, faith leaders and activists gathered outside Hamden Town Hall to demand the passage of two pieces of voting rights legislation.

  • Hamden Apr 27

    Man Seriously Injured in Hamden Shooting: Police

    A man has serious injuries after a shooting in Hamden over the weekend. Police said they were called to Hamden Park Drive on Saturday around 1:15 a.m. after getting a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they said they found a 29-year-old man who had been shot near the canal line. Authorities said the man had been shot in…

  • Hamden Apr 27

    Man Punched Police Dog in Hamden: Police

    A man punched a police dog in Hamden as police were investigating suspicious activity, according to police. Police said they responded to CVS, at 2045 Dixwell Ave. at 5:30 a.m. to investigate suspicious activity and found extensive damage to the front of the store. When officers approached 23-year-old Khaleb Cyril, of Hamden, he “dove to the ground” and punched K-9…

  • Hamden Apr 18

    Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden Closes After Reaching Capacity

    Sleeping Giant State Park has closed after reaching capacity on Sunday. State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said the parking lot at the park has reached capacity and the park is now closed to new visitors. Sleeping Giant State Park is expected to reopen to new visitors on Monday.

  • Hamden Apr 16

    Hamden Man Charged After Investigation Into Sick Dogs: PD

    Hamden police have arrested a local man and charged him with multiple counts of animal cruelty after investigating a report of several sick dogs. Police said they responded to a home on Rockview Road in July 2020 and animal control officers found a severely emaciated older pit bull that was weak, dehydrated and infested with fleas. The dog was in…

  • Summer Apr 9

    State Encourages Public to Enjoy State Parks This Summer

    The state announced today that state parks will be open for business without capacity limits, though masks and social distancing will still be in effect.

  • CDC Guidance Apr 4

    Easter Gatherings Could Look Different For CT Residents This Year

    Issuing an Easter guidance, the CDC said fully vaccinated people can gather inside with other vaccinated people, without wearing masks. The guidance allows for a more festive holiday than Christmas or Thanksgiving. Still, some families are playing it safe. Outdoors, on a beautiful day at Sleeping Giant State Park, the Hartmann family gathered Saturday, to color Easter eggs. “So, this…

  • Hamden Apr 3

    Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden Closes After Reaching Capacity

    Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden has closed on Saturday after reaching capacity. State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said Sleeping Giant State Park reached capacity around 11:15 a.m. and is now closed to new visitors. The park is expected to reopen tomorrow.

  • Hamden Mar 15

    Tree Falls on House in Hamden

    A tree has come down on top of a house in Hamden after strong wind gusts overnight. Dispatchers said firefighters were called to the home on West Todd Street shortly before midnight. The tree appears to have fallen on the house and on top of some wires. The extent of the damage is unclear. West Todd Street remains open at…

  • Hamden Mar 10

    Number of Pedestrians Hit By Cars Up By 10% In Hamden

    Dixwell Avenue is the main artery between New Haven and Hamden. Thousands of cars travel that road each day, and according to recent data, pedestrians need to use extra caution.

  • Hamden Mar 10

    Crashes Involving Pedestrians Are on the Rise in Hamden: Police

    Hamden Police said they have new data that shows crashes involving pedestrians are on the rise.

  • Hamden Mar 10

    Quinnipiac University to Host In-Person Commencements in May

    With cases of COVID-19 improving, Quinnipiac University is planning to host in-person commencements for the Class of 2020 and 2021 in May. The school said they are looking forward to holding the commencement ceremonies on the Mount Carmel campus quad on May 15 and 16 for the Class of 2020 and on May 8 through May 11 for the Class…

  • Hamden Mar 10

    14-Year-Olds Seriously Hurt When Stolen Vehicle Crashes in Hamden: Police

    Three 14-year-olds were seriously injured when a stolen vehicle they were in crashed and hit a tree in Hamden Tuesday night. Police said they responded to Dixwell Avenue and Connolly Parkway to investigate the report of a crash involving three vehicles around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and found that a 14-year-old from New Haven who was driving a motor vehicle that…

  • Hamden Mar 10

    Man, Pets Die After Fire in Hamden

    A man died in a fire at a house in Hamden on Tuesday night and fire officials said two other people were treated for smoke inhalation and have been released from the hospital. Two family pets also died in the fire. Firefighters responded to 775 Hill St. in Hamden at 10:16 p.m. after several neighbors called and they found heavy…

  • Hamden Mar 2

    Hamden Woman Charged With Manslaughter, OUI After Deadly Crash

    A Hamden woman has been charged with manslaughter and operating under the influence after a crash that left a man dead in January. Police said James McKenna was killed when two vehicles collided on Whitney Avenue and Buell Street on January 1. According to police, 22-year-old Taya Patteway-Campbell was driving the vehicle that hit McKenna’s head-on. Police said Patteway-Campbell crossed…

  • Hamden Mar 1

    Gun Fired During Hamden Robbery Gun Didn't Go Off: Police

    Hamden police are trying to identify the person who robbed Alltown Fresh in Hamden early Monday morning, pointed a gun at a clerk and pulled the trigger. Police said the gun did not fire. Police responded to Alltown Fresh at 1941 Dixwell Ave. at 3:15 a.m. to investigate. Officials said a man approached the clerk, pointed a firearm at the…

  • Hamden Feb 26

    Man Struck by Car in Hamden Has Died: Police

    A man who was struck by a car in Hamden Thursday evening has died, police said. Police said 65-year-old Calvin Washington, of Hamden, was struck around 6 p.m. at Dixwell Avenue and James Street. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Police said a 38-year-old Middletown resident was driving the vehicle…

  • Hamden Feb 25

    Emaciated Beagle Abandoned on Roadside in Hamden: Police

    Police are looking for the person who abandoned an emaciated dog in Hamden. A person hiking Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. exited a trail along Downs Road and saw the driver of a pickup truck abandon the dog on the side of the road and drive away, according to police. The pickup was blue with a darker gate affixed to it….

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