• Willimantic May 2

    FEMA Mobile Unit Provides Walk-Up COVID-19 Vaccines to Connecticut Residents in Willimantic

    The FEMA mobile vaccination unit is serving the Willimantic community by providing no appointment coronavirus vaccines to residents through May 4. The clinic made its way to Willimantic on Sunday, May 2 and will stay in town until Tuesday. Residents can receive the Pfizer shot at Regional Fire School on Fire School Road from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The…

  • Willimantic May 2

    Willimantic Police Investigate Swatting Incident

    Police are investigating after what they believe was a swatting incident on Saturday night. The police department received a call through the normal complaint line about a possible murder suicide in progress at a multi-family home within the city around 10:30 p.m., officers said. The caller, who authorities said identified himself as a juvenile male that lived at the home,…

  • Willimantic Apr 20

    Serious Injuries Reported in Willimantic Motorcycle Crash

    Police responded to a motorcycle accident in Willimantic Tuesday afternoon. The crash took place in the area of 117 Ash Street, police said. Officers at the scene reported there were serious injuries involved. There were no other details immediately available.

  • Willimantic Apr 6

    8 People Displaced After Fire at Multi-Family Home in Willimantic

    Eight people are displaced after a fire at a multi-family home in Willimantic early Tuesday morning and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Firefighters were called to the home on the corner of North Street and Summit Street shortly before 2 a.m. after getting a report of a fire outside of the building on the porch. When…

  • fire investigation Apr 6

    Web Extra: Willimantic Chief Gives Update on Fire That Displaced 8 People

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  • Willimantic Mar 5

    Body Found in Willimantic River in Willimantic

    Police pulled a body from the Willimantic River off Riverside Drive in Willimantic Thursday afternoon. According to police, officers had been searching for a missing person who fell into the river in December when the body was found. The body was taken to the State Chief Medical Examiner’s for identification. The body has not been positively identified at this...

  • Willimantic Dec 31, 2020

    Person Pinned Under Tractor-Trailer in Willimantic

    A person was rushed to the hospital after being pinned under a tractor-trailer in Willimantic Wednesday. Willimantic firefighters confirmed the incident in the area of Thread City Crossing and Pleasant Street. The victim was freed and airlifted to the hospital via LifeStar. No other details were immediately available. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • Willimantic Dec 26, 2020

    Search Underway After Man Falls Into Willimantic River

    A search is underway after a man fell into the Willimantic River early Saturday morning. Officers were notified that a 29-year-old man had fallen into the Willimantic River near Bridge Street around 3:45 a.m. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man accidentally fell into the river and someone was with him at the time, authorities said. The area that the man…

  • Willimantic Oct 7, 2020

    Police ID Couple Found Dead After Suspected Murder-Suicide in Willimantic

    A couple was found dead in a home in Willimantic Tuesday and police have identified the wife as the victim and husband as the suspect. Police identified the victim as 68-year-old Luz Figueroa and the suspect as her 67-year-old husband, Edgardo Figueroa. According to Connecticut State Police, Willimantic officers were called to a home on Gem Drive for a report…

  • Willimantic Oct 7, 2020

    Victim, Suspect Found Dead in Willimantic

    Police said they found two people dead while responding to a report of an attack on Gem Drive Tuesday.

  • Windham Oct 6, 2020

    Shelter in Place Affecting Three Windham Schools Lifted

    Three Windham schools sheltered in place Tuesday afternoon, then went into modified lockdown, because of a “community situation,” according to the school district’s website, but dismissal will go on as scheduled. Willimantic Police Department notified Windham Public Schools of “a community situation” that caused Sweeney School, Windham Middle School, and Windham Early Childhood Center to go into a shelter-in-place,...

  • Willimantic Sep 16, 2020

    Man Accused of Stealing, Crashing Ambulance in Willimantic

    Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing and crashing an ambulance in Willimantic on Tuesday. Officers were called to Windham Hospital around 8:45 p.m. after getting a report of someone stealing an ambulance. While officers were responding, police said they were advised that the ambulance had crashed on hospital grounds and the suspect, later identified as 18-year-old…

  • Willimantic Jul 27, 2020

    2 Airlifted to the Hospital After Crash in Willimantic

    Two people were airlifted to the hospital after a head-on crash in Willimantic Monday. Police said one car was trying to pass another vehicle on Mountain Street and collided head-on with another on the other side of the road. Both drivers were taken to the hospital via LifeStar with serious injuries. A passenger in one of the vehicles was taken…

  • Windham Jun 25, 2020

    Windham Boom Box Parade Canceled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    The 35th annual Boom Box Parade scheduled for July 4 in Willimantic has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, event organizers announced Thursday. The parade was set to begin at 11 a.m. at Jillson Square in downtown Willimantic for what is called “the largest parade of its kind in the world.” Event organizers are hoping to put on a…

  • Willimantic Jun 19, 2020

    Willimantic Police Arrest 2 During ATV Crackdown

    Willimantic police arrested two people as part of a crackdown on ATVs and dirtbikes riding illegally through their city. Police seized a stolen motorcycle and stolen scooter during the operation, and arrested the riders. Ricky Millbury, 37, of Vernon and Ricardo Rosado, 28, of Willimantic, are each charged with third-degree larceny. Police also issued nine infractions related to illegal riding…

  • PFAS Jun 4, 2020

    Warning Issued Over PFAS Levels in Fish in 3 Connecticut Rivers

    The Connecticut Department of Public Health is warning about elevated levels of a chemical used in firefighting foam turning up in fish in three rivers in eastern Connecticut. The agency tested bass in the Natchaug River, the Shetucket River, and the Willimantic River all in the Mansfield and Willimantic areas. The DPH found elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances…

  • Willimantic May 16, 2020

    Man Arrested After Shooting at Willimantic Apartment Complex

    Willimantic police have arrested a man after a shooting at an apartment complex on Friday afternoon. Officers were called to the Nathan Hale Apartment Complex on West Avenue around 1:45 p.m. after getting a report of a shooting. When police arrived, they said they found evidence that a shooting had happened there. Around 2:25 p.m., several victims and complainants were…

  • Willimantic Apr 11, 2020

    Man Seriously Injured in Willimantic Crash

    A 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Willimantic Friday. Police said the car and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Ash and North streets around 4:50 p.m. The motorcycle rider was seriously hurt and rushed to Windham Hospital. He was later transported to Hartford Hospital for further treatment. The driver of…

  • Willimantic Apr 8, 2020

    Generations Family Health Center Worker Dies of Suspected Case of COVID-19

    A Generations Family Health Center employee who worked in Willimantic died unexpectantly Monday, and company officials say COVID-19 may be the cause. Healthcare group officials said Tuesday that the employee, who died at home, was presumed positive for COVID-19 at the time of his death, but confirmation was still pending with the state Department of Public Health. The employee, who…

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