Connecticut

Bridgeport Teen In Hit-And-Run Has Died

By Zachary Hampton – Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut have confirmed a teenager has died after being injured in a hit-and-run last Wednesday.  The teen, who has been identified as AJ De Jesus, was riding a scooter with a friend when a pickup truck hit them. The driver of the pickup dragged the scooter about 250 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

All Flags In Connecticut To Be Lowered

By Giovanni Weber – On Tuesday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Governor Lamont has directed U.S. and state flags […]

Hartford Police Investigating A Fatal Shooting Friday Night

By Kenyatta Davis – Police in Hartford, Connecticut are investigating a Friday night shooting with one person dead.  It happened just after 9:00 PM Friday night in the area of 302 Bellevue St. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert. Officers located a vehicle that crashed on Sanford Street and inside was a male in his […]

3 People Shot Saturday Night In Waterbury, Connecticut

By Eryk Castro – Police in Waterbury, Connecticut are investigating a shooting with a woman and two men shot.  It happened Saturday night about 5:45 p.m. in the area of 356 Walnut St. Police responded to reports of shots fired and when they arrived on scene they located the three victims and ballistic evidence. All […]

Bridgeport, Connecticut Man Shot In March Has Died

By Eryk Castro – 22-year-old Thomas Asbury who was shot on March 16 in Bridgeport, Connecticut has died. Asbury, was found by police laying on the ground in a parking lot on East Main with two gunshot wounds to the torso. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated but died on Friday. […]

Ezequiel Tovar Leads Yard Goats In 3-2 Walk-Off Win

By Tiffany Williams – On Wednesday night at Dunkin Donuts Park in Downtown Hartford the Yard Goats claimed a 3-2 win against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.  At the top of the third Johneshwy Fargas hit his third homer of the season to drive in Matt Winaker and make it a 2-0 Rumble Ponies lead. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police Investigating Carjacking In Hartford

By Johanna Jackson – Police in Hartford are investigating a Tuesday afternoon carjacking at gunpoint on Yale Street.  Around 4:30 PM a women was sitting her vehicle when three men approached her and one of the men pointed a gun at her and ordered her out of the vehicle.  After the woman exited her vehicle […]

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Train In Connecticut

By Kendrick Jones – On Sunday morning a Metro-North train fatally struck a pedestrian in Greenwich, Connecticut.  The Metro-North tweeted at 10:48 AM, “New Haven Line customers should anticipate delays of 10-15 minutes between Rye and Greenwich because the police are responding to a report of an unauthorized person on or near the tracks near […]

Hartford Yard Goats Roll Over The Rumble Ponies

By Tiffany Williams – The Hartford Yard Goats were looking for a win Saturday but instead they got an epic victory beating the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 13-2.  The Yard Goats dominated the game from the bottom of the second with Brenton Doyle getting the first run of the game but in the bottom of the […]

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 […]

A New England Football Players Dream Becoming A Reality

By Tiffany Williams – For many high school football players across New England the dream of playing D 1 starts when your a kid but that dream, well it becomes a little bit more real on something widely known as “National Letter of Intent signing day.” For Zander McCoy of Windsor High School it seemed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

University Of Connecticut To Begin Spring Semester Online

By Kyla Brewer – Amid concerns about rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of the omicron variant, students at the University of Connecticut will not be returning to class for the spring semester. Instead, spring semester classes will be online. The school says that the first two weeks of classes will be online and campus […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hartford Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

By Tyson Grimes – Earlier this morning, at about 2:00 a.m. officers with the Hartford, CT. Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Maple Ave. Upon arrival officers located a crime scene however they did not locate a victim. While officers were working the crime scene they were informed that a […]

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 […]

Police Investigating A Shooting In West Hartford

By Kimberly Thompson – Police in West Hartford say that about 9 p.m. Wednesday night, they responded to a home on Maple Ave where a person was shot. That person was taken to an area hospital where they are in serious condition. As far as what led up to the shooting, police say that this […]