• Newtown February 23, 2024 5:08 pm

    Driver has serious injuries after Newtown crash

    A person has serious injuries after a single-car crash in Newtown Friday morning. A vehicle collided with a pole on Swamp Road, trapping the driver, crews said. Using various tools, crews were able to free the trapped driver within 30 minutes, according to officials. The driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The investigation remains ongoing.

  • Newtown February 15, 2024 7:49 pm

    Sister of Sandy Hook victim picked to run foundation in his honor

    The organization created to honor Chase Kowalski, a young boy killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, announced the appointment of a new president today: Brittany Kowalski, Chase’s sister. 

  • Newtown February 9, 2024 9:32 pm

    I-84 East reopens after car crash in Newtown

    Interstate 84 East has reopened in Newtown after a multi-vehicle crash in the area. The highway was closed between exits 9 and 10, but has since reopened. Traffic is still backed up for a few miles. The crash was reported at 7:30 p.m. State police believe there are minor injuries, and a guardrail has been damaged. No additional information was…

  • Newtown January 22, 2024 3:47 pm

    Man dead after car crash in Newtown

    Newtown police said a man has died after a multi-car crash on Berkshire Road on Monday. Officers were called to the area at about 10:30 a.m. for a car accident with injuries. A man was taken to the hospital and later died of his injuries. He’s been identified as 75-year-old John Schmalbach, of Brookfield. Police said two other people...

  • traffic January 17, 2024 8:36 am

    Vehicle fire closes lanes of I-84 West in Newtown

    Two lanes of Interstate 84 West are closed in Newtown because of a vehicle fire. The highway was closed at exit 9, according to state police. No injuries are reported. Drivers are urged to expect delays and to use alternate routes.

  • Newtown January 5, 2024 1:04 pm

    Private Newtown teacher facing new sex assault charges involving a minor

    A private music teacher in Newtown is facing new sexual assault charges involving a minor. Police arrested 69-year-old Richard Neal on Thursday. According to police, Neal had an inappropriate relationship with someone who was a minor at the time. He is charged with second-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault of a victim between the ages of 13 and 15, and…

  • Newtown December 27, 2023 3:26 pm

    Woman shot male victim, barricaded herself in Newtown home with children present: police

    Police in Newtown have released additional information related to an incident that took place on Christmas Eve in the town. Police responded to a home on Boggs Hill Road for a dispute call on Dec. 24 and found a victim on the front porch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to authorities. It happened around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night. Officers…

  • Newtown December 25, 2023 6:08 am

    Woman in custody after shooting victim, barricading herself in Newtown home: police

    Police responded to a home on Boggs Hill Road in Newtown for a dispute call Christmas Eve and found a victim on the front porch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to authorities. It happened around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night. Officers were able to pull the victim to safety, but the suspect went back inside the house, police said. The…

  • Newtown December 25, 2023 6:06 am

    Road closed in Newtown on Christmas Eve due to police response

    Police in Newtown are asking people to avoid travel on Boggs Hill Road in the Willowbrook Lane/Bentagrass Lane area during the late hours of Christmas Eve. Newtown PD says they are responding to a situation at a residence, and have asked people to stay away from the street. Police have not released any other information related to the incident....

  • Newtown December 11, 2023 3:46 pm

    Police investigate vandalism of Israeli flag in Newtown

    Newtown police are investigating after an Israeli flag in Newtown was reportedly vandalized last week. The police department said they’ve arrested the person responsible. The vandalism was reported by a passerby at about 9 a.m. on Dec. 7. They said an Israeli flag had been cut and was lying on the ground near the intersection of Church Hill Road and…

  • Newtown November 9, 2023 4:56 pm

    Correction officer arrested in connection to incident at Garner Correctional Institution

    A Garner Correctional Institution officer was arrested Tuesday for his apparent involvement in a use of force incident. Connecticut State Police said they’ve arrested correction officer Anthony Marlak after he turned himself in on an active arrest warrant. The arrest warrant stems from an investigation into a use of force incident that happened in Newtown earlier this year. Specific...

  • Lewiston, Maine mass shooting October 26, 2023 5:58 pm

    Newtown Action Alliance says mass shooting in Maine is ‘retraumatizing'

    Members of the Newtown Action Alliance and other victims of gun violence spoke at the Capitol on Thursday, offering thoughts on Maine and the state’s upcoming gun buyback initiative.

  • Hartford October 26, 2023 6:01 pm

    Newtown Action Alliance says mass shooting in Maine is ‘retraumatizing'

    On Thursday afternoon in Hartford, there was a somber undercurrent outside the capitol following Wednesday night’s mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine. “It’s devastating. It’s retraumatizing for our community,” Newtown Action Alliance co-founder Po Murray said. Horror unfolding in Maine, hitting close to home in Connecticut. “We know too well what they’re going through, but what we don’t know is...

  • Newtown October 20, 2023 9:36 am

    14 cows dead after truck rolled over on I-84 in Newtown

    A truck carrying 44 cows rolled over on I-84 in Newtown early Thursday morning. Fourteen of the cows didn’t survive.

  • Newtown October 23, 2023 5:48 pm

    14 cows dead after truck rolled over on I-84 in Newtown

    Twenty cows are dead after a cattle trailer that was transporting cows from Maine to Ohio rolled over on an Interstate 84 off-ramp in Newtown early Thursday morning.

  • Newtown October 19, 2023 9:41 am

    Interstate 84 West closed in Newtown after truck carrying cows rolled over

    nterstate 84 West is closed in Newtown near exit 10, according to state police. It is closed after a tractor-trailer carrying dozens of cows rolled over early Thursday morning, according to Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

  • Connecticut October 19, 2023 8:40 pm

    14 cows dead after cattle trailer rolled over on I-84 in Newtown

    Fourteen cows are dead after a cattle trailer that was transporting cows from Maine to Ohio rolled over on an Interstate 84 ramp in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • Newtown October 13, 2023 10:23 pm

    Human remains found in wooded area of Newtown: police

    Newtown police are investigating after human remains were found in a wooded area of town Friday afternoon. A caller found the remains in a wooded area off of Edmund Road and called police at about 2:30 p.m. Police met with the caller and later confirmed the presence of human remains. The Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad and…

  • Newtown September 18, 2023 10:42 am

    Two injured in crash on Route 34 in Newtown

    Two people were injured in a three-car crash on Route 34 in Newtown Sunday afternoon that closed the road for several hours. The crash happened on Berkshire Road in the area of Lone Oak Meadows around 2:50 p.m. Police said one driver in a Toyota Highlander heading east on Berkshire Road was making a left turn at Lone Oak Meadows…

  • Newtown August 23, 2023 10:10 pm

    Private Newtown teacher arrested for alleged inappropriate relationship with student

    A music teacher from Newtown has been arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with his student, police said. Newtown police arrested 68-year-old Richard Neal Wednesday following a lengthy investigation. Neal is a private teacher and does not work for the Newtown school district. Neal is accused of having sexual relations with one of his students, who is a minor,…

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