Connecticut

New Haven Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Fentanyl Distribution And Possession Of A Firearm

By Tiffany Williams – Teejay Johnson, 37, of New Haven, Connecticut has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Johnson is charged with unlawful firearm possession and fentanyl distribution offenses. On March 9, 2022, while executing a search warrant  at Johnson’s residence, the New Haven Police Department Shooting Task Force and other law enforcement officers … Continue reading New Haven Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Fentanyl Distribution And Possession Of A Firearm

Upping the Ante on CT Public Schools HVAC Systems

By Tamika McMayo  – Governor Ned Lamont, and his administration recently announced a  $150 Million order for an Additional Air Filtration System elevation in Connecticut Public Schools Of late the $150 million state grant  program will be prone to backing of the heating ventilation and air condition (HVAC) within all Connecticut Public Schools (CPS) systems. … Continue reading Upping the Ante on CT Public Schools HVAC Systems

Dominic Colon-Brown Of Farmington, Connecticut Sentenced To 12 Months For Firearms Charges

By Joseph Russell – At the United States District in New Haven, S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer sentenced Dominic Colon-Brown, 28, of Farmington, Connecticut to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Colon-Brown, who was arrested on May 27, 2021, pleaded guilty on January 20, 2022, to one count of … Continue reading Dominic Colon-Brown Of Farmington, Connecticut Sentenced To 12 Months For Firearms Charges

Hartford Police Investigating The Homicide Of Dominic Battle From Manchester, CT

By Floyd Hartnett – Hartford Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Sunday morning at the Lambada Night Club. Officers were dispatched to the club on Maple Ave just after midnight for a ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival officers located Dominic Battle, 24, of Manchester, Connecticut shot and unresponsive. Police and EMS attempted life-saving measures … Continue reading Hartford Police Investigating The Homicide Of Dominic Battle From Manchester, CT

Some Connecticut Residents To Receive A One-Time, Back-To-School, COVID-19 Relief Benefit Of $257.87

By Yuan Chu – On Friday, Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Connecticut Department of Social Services this weekend will deliver a one-time, back-to-school, COVID-19 relief special benefit of $257.87 per child to more than 15,000 low-income Connecticut households on behalf of 27,000 children. The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund (PEAF), is a special benefit that … Continue reading Some Connecticut Residents To Receive A One-Time, Back-To-School, COVID-19 Relief Benefit Of $257.87

Hartford Convicted Felon Sentenced To 13 Months For Violating Terms Of Supervised Release

By Arlene Dixon – Noel Perez, 25, of Hartford, CT. was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 18 months of imprisonment.  On May 29, 2018, Hartford Police stopped a vehicle Perez was driving on Wadsworth Street. While searching the vehicle Hartford Police recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun, … Continue reading Hartford Convicted Felon Sentenced To 13 Months For Violating Terms Of Supervised Release

East Hartford, Connecticut Man Gets 180 Months In Prison For Fentanyl Distribution

By Yuan Chu – Wednesday, at the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Luis Ciuro, 37, of East Hartford, Connecticut was was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release. Ciuro, in November 2020, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent … Continue reading East Hartford, Connecticut Man Gets 180 Months In Prison For Fentanyl Distribution

Hartford Police Major Crimes Division Investigating Shooting On Orange Street

By Josephine Turco – Police in Hartford, Connecticut are investigating a shooting on Orange Street. It happened just around 8:00 am Sunday morning. Officers located a male who was shot and he was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is investigating … Continue reading Hartford Police Major Crimes Division Investigating Shooting On Orange Street

Meriden, Connecticut Man Indicted For Fentanyl Distribution

By Gregory Disown – Today a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment charging Gerardo Munez-Irizarry A.K.A. “Indio,” 43, of Meriden, Connecticut with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. Between June and August 2021, law enforcement made multiple controlled purchases of fentanyl from Nunez-Irizarry. In November 2021, Nunez-Irizarry … Continue reading Meriden, Connecticut Man Indicted For Fentanyl Distribution

Juneteenth Becomes A Legal Holiday In Connecticut

By Tiffany Williams – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law Public Act 22-128, which establishes Juneteenth Independence Day as a new legal state holiday on June 19. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on January 1, 1863, the … Continue reading Juneteenth Becomes A Legal Holiday In Connecticut

Governor Lamont Ordering All U.S. And State Flags Remain At Half-Staff For Peace Officers Memorial Day

By Tiffany Williams – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut currently fly at half-staff in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19. Governor Ned Lamont has ordered that they remain at half-staff for this purpose through sunset on Monday, May 16, 2022. Governor Lamont has also announced that he is directing U.S. … Continue reading Governor Lamont Ordering All U.S. And State Flags Remain At Half-Staff For Peace Officers Memorial Day

Boyfriend Charged With Murder In Girlfriends Death

By Jennifer Howard –  In Waterbury, Connecticut Police are investigating a fatal stabbing on Willow Street and Roseland Ave. It happened just before 10:20 PM Tuesday night when police received a complaint of an assault. Upon arrival officers located Moesha Watson who was later pronounced deceased. Police have confirmed that Moesha Watson’s boyfriend, Ainsley Panton … Continue reading Boyfriend Charged With Murder In Girlfriends Death

Waterbury, Connecticut Drug Dealer Sentenced To 33 Months Of Imprisonment

By Theresa Diaz – At the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant, sentenced Issac Wilson also known as “Ike,” 25, of Waterbury, to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On November 1, 2021, Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy … Continue reading Waterbury, Connecticut Drug Dealer Sentenced To 33 Months Of Imprisonment

Firefighters In West Haven, Connecticut Find Dead Woman In Fire

By Rachel F. Valentin – At a fire in West Haven, Connecticut a woman was found dead by firefighters.  Firefighters responded to the structure fire on Wednesday just after 2:00 p.m. on Cynthia Circle. There were no other details immediately available. Follow @nenewstalk on Twitter for any updates.

Police In Seymour, Connecticut Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide

By Jennifer Taylor – Police in Seymour, Connecticut are investigating a possible murdee-suicide. Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night police responded to Manners Ave for two elderly people who were deceased.  Upon arrival officers located the person who called police. He informed officers that he was concerned about his parents, drove to their home and found … Continue reading Police In Seymour, Connecticut Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide

Connecticut State Offices To Close Friday During Winter Storm Oaklee

By Kendrick Jones – In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont is ordering all executive branch state office buildings closed to the public Friday due to the winter storm that is anticipated to impact Connecticut. The Governor said All level 2 state employees who are able to telework shall telework for the duration of the storm-related closures … Continue reading Connecticut State Offices To Close Friday During Winter Storm Oaklee

Connecticut COVID-19 Update

By Travis Boyer – New numbers released Friday shows there are 719,327 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut. 14,889,816 molecular and antigen tests have been reported to date and 290 patients currently are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut. Of the 290 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 142 are not fully vaccinated. The highest … Continue reading Connecticut COVID-19 Update

Some New Haven, Connecticut Residents Might Need To Be Revaccinated

By Eleanor Flynt – People who received a vaccine in New Haven, may need to get another shot. Mayor Justin Elicker of New Haven says he found out just this week that vaccines were improperly stored at the New Haven Health Department clinic at 54 Meadow Street from December 23 to February 7. Mayor Elicker … Continue reading Some New Haven, Connecticut Residents Might Need To Be Revaccinated

Connecticut Lifting Tractor Trailer Ban Saturday Night

By Kendrick Jones – The tractor trailer travel ban on all limited access highways in Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont announced that it will be lifted at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Governor Lamont said that the lifting of the ban is being done in coordination with neighboring states that also implemented similar travel … Continue reading Connecticut Lifting Tractor Trailer Ban Saturday Night

Connecticut Governor Advises People To Shelter In Place, Issues Ban On Tractor Trailers And Activates EOC

By Theresa Diaz – Earlier Friday, Governor Ned Lamont implemented a travel ban on tractor trailers for all limited access highways statewide, effective at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and remaining in effect until further notice. The tractor trailer travel ban is being implemented in coordination with neighboring states that are also anticipating … Continue reading Connecticut Governor Advises People To Shelter In Place, Issues Ban On Tractor Trailers And Activates EOC

Bridgeport, Connecticut Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Fentanyl Distribution

By Michael Torres – At the U.S. District Court in Hartford, U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant has sentenced Anthony Gilchrist, 32, of Bridgeport, Connecticut to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Gilchrist was arrested on March 13, 2020 and on November 20, 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count … Continue reading Bridgeport, Connecticut Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Fentanyl Distribution

Connecticut Distributed Another 500,000 COVID Self Test Kits

By Barbara Adams – Governor Ned Lamont announced Saturday that the State of Connecticut this week has distributed 500,000 COVID-19 self-tests to partner organizations, bringing the total amount it has delivered so far this month to 3.6 million. The state is working to procure the self-tests from vendors and distribute them in bulk to partner … Continue reading Connecticut Distributed Another 500,000 COVID Self Test Kits

Connecticut Governor Extending Cold Weather Protocol

By Tiffany Williams – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that due to trends in the forecast indicating that temperatures in Connecticut will generally average about 10 degrees below normal for the next two weeks, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol – which he activated on Friday, January 14 – to … Continue reading Connecticut Governor Extending Cold Weather Protocol

Five Students From A New Haven School Were Taken To The Hospital Friday

By Jason Marion – Five students from the Bishop Woods Architecture & Design Magnet School in New Haven had to be taken to the hospital on Friday. A spokesperson for New Haven Schools says that the students ingested what appeared to be candy and began vomiting. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker confirmed that the edible … Continue reading Five Students From A New Haven School Were Taken To The Hospital Friday

Students Athletes Across Connecticut To Mask Up Starting Friday

By Tiffany Williams – In Connecticut, the Department of Public Health is upgrading its guidance for local athletic events. Wednesday night DPH announced that because of the number of coronavirus cases in Connecticut, all athletes, coaches, and officials wear face coverings at indoor sporting events, regardless of their vaccination status. Initially, DPH recommended that fully … Continue reading Students Athletes Across Connecticut To Mask Up Starting Friday

COVID-19 Cases On The Rise In Connecticut As Second Omicron Case Detected

By Tiffany Williams – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont down plays COVID-19 as a germ, saying “You can just see that this germ is like a heat-seeking missile, really going right at the unvaccinated. The Governor’s comment comes just after the second case of the COVID-19 omicron variant involves a fully vaccinated man in his 20s … Continue reading COVID-19 Cases On The Rise In Connecticut As Second Omicron Case Detected

New London, Connecticut Police Chief Reinstated

By Dexter Figueroa – On Thursday, after receiving the results of an outside investigator’s findings, New London Mayor Michael Passero reinstated police chief Brian Wright. Wright returned to his full duties as chief Thursday afternoon, a month after being placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation into a complaint made against … Continue reading New London, Connecticut Police Chief Reinstated

Connecticut State Police Sergeant Found Submerged In Floodwaters, Dies On The Way To Hospital

By Tiffany Williams – As heavy rain passed over most of New England early Wednesday morning causing flash flooding in some areas and rivers flooding into neighborhoods in other parts of New England, Connecticut State Police have confirmed that Sgt. Brian Mohl was in his cruiser when it became overwhelmed by the floodwaters from the … Continue reading Connecticut State Police Sergeant Found Submerged In Floodwaters, Dies On The Way To Hospital