• Watertown January 24, 2023 7:27 am

    Man Killed in Crash on Route 8 in Watertown

    Connecticut State Police said a man has died after crashing into an embankment on Route 8 in Watertown Monday afternoon. Troopers said they were called to Route 8 South for a one-car crash near the exit 38 on-ramp. A car veered off the right side of the highway and crashed into a rock ledge embankment. The car then rolled onto…

  • Watertown December 7, 2022 6:46 pm

    Community Steps Up to Help After Fire Damages Family Farm in Watertown

    People in Watertown are stepping up just two days after a fire destroyed an essential part of a family’s farm – the repair shop.

  • Watertown December 7, 2022 4:14 pm

    Community Steps Up to Help Beloved Family Farm in Watertown

    People in Watertown are stepping up just two days after a fire destroyed an essential part of a family’s farm – the repair shop. The farm is called Young’s Longrange Farm LLC, and it’s a fourth generation owned and operated farm offering fresh produce and seasonal items. Lawrence Crimmins, who says the Youngs have been mentors since he purchased the...

  • Watertown December 5, 2022 11:28 pm

    Route 6 Reopens in Watertown After Structure Fire

    The state Department of Transportation said Route 6 has reopened after a structure fire in Watertown. The road was closed in the area of Quassapaug Road, officials said. It’s unknown if anyone was injured. No additional information was immediately available.

  • Watertown October 26, 2022 8:35 pm

    Police Investigate After Finding Grenade in Watertown

    Police are conducting an investigation after finding an inert grenade in Watertown Wednesday night. Multiple roads in Watertown were blocked off, but have since reopened. An utility crew and police officer in the Main Street area found the grenade. The Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene to evaluate the suspicious item. An inert grenade is one that…

  • Watertown October 26, 2022 5:59 am

    Route 8 North in Watertown Reopens After Vehicle Overturns

    Route 8 north in Watertown has reopened after a vehicle overturned on Wednesday morning. CT Travel Smart said the highway was closed between exits 37 and 38 due to an overturned vehicle. It has since reopened. It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.

  • Watertown October 19, 2022 4:20 pm

    Police Look for Person Accused of Fleeing Drive-By Shooting in Watertown

    Watertown Police are looking for a person’s that allegedly fired several gunshots from their car before driving off. The drive-by shooting happened at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the Oakville section of town. A dark-colored SUV appears to have turned down Hubbel Avenue, where several gunshots were heard. Police said the car sped off. It’s unknown if anyone was struck...

  • Watertown October 1, 2022 9:03 am

    2 Armed Robberies Under Investigation in Watertown

    Police are investigating two separate armed robberies that happened within minutes in Watertown on Friday. Officers said a man wearing a two-tone light gray sweatshirt with a dark hood and sleeves, jeans, a baseball hat and a blue cloth mask robbed the Oakville Wine and Liquor store on Buckingham Street in Oakville around 7:21 p.m. According to police, the man…

  • traffic alert September 30, 2022 12:59 pm

    Two People Seriously Injured When Impaired Driver Hit Them on Route 8 in Watertown: Police

    Two people have serious injuries after an impaired driver hit a vehicle, pushing it into them, while they were changing a flat tire on Route 8 in Watertown Thursday night, according to state police. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday. State police said a Mazda was parked along the shoulder of Route 8 North, near exit 37, because…

  • Watertown September 22, 2022 2:58 pm

    Person Dead After Crashing Into Tree in Watertown

    A person is dead after getting into a motor vehicle crash in Watertown Tuesday afternoon, police said. Authorities were called to the area of Litchfield Road and Plungis Road at about 11 a.m. for a reported one-car crash. Responding officers found a car that had crashed into a tree. The driver, later identified as 56-year-old Christopher Taylor, of Waterbury, was…

  • Watertown September 16, 2022 11:28 am

    Three-Hour Delay for Watertown Schools After Threat on Social Media

    Watertown schools have a three-hour delay Friday and Watertown Police will have an increased presence at all Watertown schools throughout the day after a threat to an unidentified school in Connecticut, according to Watertown police.

  • Watertown September 16, 2022 1:02 pm

    Threat That Led to Delay for Watertown Schools Was Not Credible: Officials

    Watertown schools have a three-hour delay Friday and Watertown Police will have an increased presence at all Watertown schools had a three-hour delay Friday and there was increased police presence after a threat to an unidentified school in Connecticut, according to Watertown police. The threat was determined not to be credible. A shelter-in-place has been issued, but it has been…

  • Watertown August 17, 2022 6:22 pm

    Crews Battle Large Fire in Watertown

    Firefighters in Watertown are working to extinguish a fire that broke out at a building Wednesday.

  • Watertown August 17, 2022 8:19 pm

    Watertown Firefighters Put Out Large Blaze

    Firefighters in Watertown put out a fire that broke out Wednesday evening. It happened during the early evening hours on Linkfield Road. While details remain limited at this time, officials said that a second alarm was initially struck, but later sounded a third alarm, requesting additional aid from area departments to the scene. It is unclear if anyone was inside…

  • Watertown August 15, 2022 1:09 pm

    Car Stolen from Watertown Gas Station in 7 Seconds: Police

    It took all of seven seconds for a car that was left running at a Watertown gas station to be stolen over the weekend, police said, and they are warning people to lock their doors and not leave the keys in the vehicle. The car, a black Nissan Altima, was outside of the Shell Gas Station on Straits Turnpike, with…

  • West Hartford July 20, 2022 8:05 pm

    Police Investigate Series of People's Bank Thefts Across Connecticut

    Several local police departments are investigating a string of bank robberies after four People’s Bank locations were robbed in the past week. The most recent theft happened inside the West Hartford Stop and Shop. Police were called to People’s Bank inside the store on Newington Street at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the bank was robbed and the...

  • Watertown July 12, 2022 4:35 pm

    Dog Dies, 2 Hospitalized After Watertown Fire

    A dog is dead and two people were hospitalized after a fire broke out at a home in Watertown Monday night. Firefighters said the fire broke out at a two-story house on Ledgewood Road. A photo of the house shows damage to the roof and top floor of the home. According to fire officials, everyone was able to get out…

  • Watertown June 23, 2022 8:07 pm

    2 Hospitalized After Fire at Home in Watertown

    Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fire at a home in Watertown, officials said. Firefighters and police responded to Litchfield Road, also known at Route 63, where it intersects with Judd Farm Road, or Route 132, for a structure fire. Responding firefighters said they found heavy fire in the garage area that extended…

  • Watertown May 11, 2022 11:23 pm

    Watertown Nonprofit Tries to Rebuild After Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts

    Because of the thefts, about 60 people Easterseals serves were unable to get to programs, volunteer work, jobs and other destinations.

  • Watertown May 11, 2022 11:26 pm

    Watertown Nonprofit Tries to Rebuild After Recent Catalytic Converter Thefts

    Thieves hit a nonprofit, impacting their ability to help individuals with disabilities and special needs. Easterseals of Greater Waterbury said catalytic converters were stolen from more than a dozen of their vehicles, and this is not the first time they’ve been hit. “Targeting an organization like Easterseals is quite honestly just devastating,” said Loraine Shea, president and CEO of...

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