• 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…

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  • 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…

  • Eastern Connecticut State University Mar 26, 2020

    Eastern Connecticut State University Pushes Back Freshman Deposit Deadlines

    Eastern Connecticut State University has announced that the deadline to pay housing and registration deposits for freshmen entering this coming fall has been moved back two weeks. The $200 tuition deposit and $250 deposit for on-campus housing will now be due on May 12, 2020. “We felt it important to take this step to relieve their upcoming expenses and give…

  • coronavirus Mar 15, 2020

    Faculty Member at Eastern Conn. State University Tests Positive for COVID-19

    A faculty member at Eastern Connecticut State University has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the school. The school did not release specifics about the faculty member that tested positive including where he or she lives or any contact he or she may have had with students. If you exhibit symptoms or if you believe you have been exposed to…

  • coronavirus Mar 13, 2020

    Coronavirus in Connecticut: School Districts Shutting Down

    Thousands of Connecticut students are affected by school closures as dozens of districts make the decision to close due to growing coronavirus concerns.

  • Willimantic Feb 27, 2020

    Man Sexually Assaulted Girl and Threatened to Kill Her if She Told: Police

    Coventry police have arrested a man who is accused of sexually assaulting a girl over the summer and threatening to kill her if she told anyone. Santiago Coj-Morente, 21, of Willimantic, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl “with force” on Aug. 28 in Coventry, then threatening her, according to police. He has been charged with sexual assault in the…

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  • Willimantic Jan 30, 2020

    Former Employee of Willimantic Restaurant Accused of Theft

    A former employee of Royal Buffet in Willimantic is accused of stealing cash from the restaurant. Willimantic police said officers responded to the Royal Buffet on Main Street at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday and found a man leaving the back door of the restaurant, police said. They identified the suspect as 25-year-old Tian Yin Ye, of Quincy, Massachusetts and said he…

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