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HARTFORD FIREFIGHTERS ON SCENE OF ZION STREET FIRE

Hartford firefighters battled a blaze Wednesday night at a building on Zion Street in Hartford just down the hill from Trinity College.

1 PERSON SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER MOTOR SCOOTER CRASH ON MAIN STREET IN HARTFORD

One person was seriously injured Wednesday night after the motor scooter they were driving collided with a pickup truck on Main Street...

 
 
 

DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: DEATHS IN CONNECTICUT RISING, WEEKS AFTER POSITIVITY, HOSPITALIZATIONS BEGAN INCREASING

More than a month after Connecticut's positive COVID-19 test rate began rising, the state now appears to be seeing a similar rise in...

CONNECTICUT ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM TONG BLASTS DOJ DEAL WITH PURDUE PHARMA OVER OPIOID PROBE

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong decried an agreement Wednesday between the U.S. Department of Justice and Stamford-based...

 
 
 

STATE RULES DOG THAT FATALLY MAULED 95-YEAR-OLD ENFIELD WOMAN CAN BE PUT DOWN

A Department of Agriculture hearing officer submitted a proposed decision Monday to allow authorities to euthanize a dog that fatally...

CHUCKLES X, CONNECTICUT'S OFFICIAL STATE GROUNDHOG, HAS DIED - SEARCH FOR CHUCKLES XI UNDERWAY

The state's official groundhog died over the weekend, and a search has begun to fill the crucial role before Groundhog Day 2021.

 
 
 

SISTERS ARRESTED AFTER THEY FLOOD VERNON 911 DISPATCHER WITH CALLS, CURSING AND YELLING AT HER

Two sisters who called a Vernon dispatcher 12 times in four minutes last month to complain about their sibling's arrest were themselves...

OXYCONTIN MAKER PURDUE PHARMA TO PLEAD TO 3 CRIMINAL CHARGES AS PART OF SETTLEMENT FOR ROLE IN OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic,...

 
 
 

MAN MADE CHILD KNEEL ON TACKS, DRINK HOT SAUCE, NAUGATUCK POLICE SAY

A Naugatuck man faces child abuse charges after he forced a child to sleep in a locked closet for months and inflicted punishments...

BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INCREASES WAIT TIMES FOR COVID-19 RESULTS AT ITS TERMINAL TESTING LOCATION

 
 
 

ANGEL GARCIA DISAPPEARED 9 YEARS AGO WITHOUT A TRACE. HIS MOTHER, AND HARTFORD POLICE, HAVEN'T GIVEN UP HOPE OF FINDING HIM

A tree planted during a ceremony in Hartford Tuesday is a symbol of hope for a mother whose son disappeared nine years ago.

MAN IN SHOT ON ALBANY AVENUE IN HARTFORD; SECOND VICTIM SINCE CITY LEADERS CALLED FOR STATE POLICE REINFORCEMENTS TO QUELL GUN VIOLENCE

The shooting is only the second since Friday, when Hartford officials announced 15 state police personnel would be dispatched to the...

 
 
 

POLICE INVESTIGATING APPARENT SHOOTING OUTSIDE MERIDEN MALL, BUT NO VICTIMS REPORTED

Meriden police are investigating a shooting Tuesday morning outside the Meriden Mall, where at least one person opened fire on another...

NEW HAVEN BABY ABANDONED IN DUMPSTER LAST WEEK RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL, STILL RECOVERING FROM BURNS, POLICE SAY

The 8-month-old baby girl found abandoned last week in a New Haven dumpster has been released from the hospital reunited with her family,...

 
 
 

VERNON DEDICATES PARK FOR NATIVE SON GENE PITNEY, ‘ROCKVILLE'S ROCKET'

Gene Pitney, a 2002 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was born in Hartford and raised in Rockville, where he began his...

MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING SIMSBURY JOGGER MELISSA MILLAN REJECTS DEAL THAT WOULD'VE SENT HIM TO PRISON FOR 35 YEARS

The Windsor Locks man charged with killing Simsbury mother Melissa Millan as she jogged down a busy trail in Simsbury in 2014 rejected...

 
 
 

DAILY CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: CONNECTICUT PLANS TO CHANGE TRAVEL ADVISORY RULES, SO FEWER STATES MEET THRESHOLD FOR RESTRICTIONS

Gov. Ned Lamont said he expects the rules will go into effect “probably in the next day or two.”

CONNECTICUT JOINS OTHER STATES IN FIGHT AGAINST EFFORTS TO PRESERVE PURDUE PHARMA'S OXYCONTIN BUSINESS AS A PUBLIC TRUST

Attorney General William Tong joined two dozen attorneys general last week in voicing opposition to a proposed Department of Justice...

 
 
 

A WIDELY-VIEWED FACEBOOK POST QUESTIONED HOW POLICE IN A CONNECTICUT TOWN TREATED A MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME, LEADING TO PUBLIC APOLOGY BY TOWN OFFICIAL

OId Saybrook's first selectman made a public apology last week after a much-viewed social media post highlighted police treatment of...

COMEDIAN JOHN OLIVER QUIETLY COMES TO DANBURY FOR SEWER PLANT NAMING

Comedian John Oliver quietly visited Danbury last week for a tongue-in-cheek ceremony to name the city's sewage treatment plant after...

 
 
 



Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing...

Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing those ballots

In several critical battleground states officials aren't allowed to start processing early ballots until on or just before Election Day. Read more ...

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series : Read more ...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday redefined what counts as "close contact" with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but... Read more ...

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announces that Russia and...

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announces that Russia and Iran are taking 'specific actions to influence public opinion relating to our elections'

Summary List Placement This story is breaking. Check back for updates. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday that Iran and Russia have "taken... Read more ...

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent... Read more ...

2020 NH 1st District debate: How to protect US from election interference

2020 NH 1st District debate: How to protect US from election interference

Rep. Chris Pappas and his Republican challenger Matt Mowers discuss whether the president and Congress can or should do more to prevent foreign interference in American elections. Read more ...

Dramatic video shows California police officer pulling woman from fiery crash

Dramatic video shows California police officer pulling woman from fiery crash

A police officer is seen on video pulling a woman from an overturned car that was engulfed in flames. Read more ...

Tampa Bay Rays hold on to tie World Series, 1-1

Tampa Bay Rays hold on to tie World Series, 1-1

Brandon Lowe shook loose from his extended postseason slump with two opposite-field homers, and Tampa Bay held off Los Angeles, 6-4. Read more ...

Tesla stock surges after Elon Musk's electric-car company posts record profits

Tesla stock surges after Elon Musk's electric-car company posts record profits

Summary List Placement Tesla's strong third-quarter earnings sent its stock price up as much as 5.5% in pre-market trading on Thursday. Elon Musk's electric-car maker delivered... Read more ...

'We are the ones your children have nightmares about': A Maryland man has...

'We are the ones your children have nightmares about': A Maryland man has been charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Summary List Placement A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kidnap and kill Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his vice-presidential... Read more ...