Connecticut

Flags In Connecticut To Fly At Half-Staff

By Marquise Washington – Connecticut  Governor Ned Lamont has announced that in accordance that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday, January 26, 2023. President Biden has also directed flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for…

North Carolina Man Found Guilty Of Murdering 3 Men In Hamden, Connecticut

By Marquise Washington – On Thursday at the United States District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut a federal jury found Edward Michael Parks, also known as “Lee” and “Trouble,” 36, of Raleigh, North Carolina, guilty of two counts of kidnapping resulting in death, and one count of witness tampering by killing. In November 2015, Parks was…

High School Basketball Game In Middletown, Connecticut Ends With A Fight

By Tiffany Williams – A high school basketball game in Middletown, Connecticut ended Tuesday with a fight involving both adult spectators and students.  School officials say a staff member at the game sustained minor injuries.  The fight started just after a varsity boys basketball game between Middletown and Weaver High Schools. School officials say what…

Leader Of Connecticut Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 12 Years

By Tiffany Williams – At the United States District Court in New Haven, Connecticut on Wednesday, Tajh Wiley 27, of Norwalk, Connecticut also known as “Yung,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to 144 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release.  On July 13, 2022 a jury found Wiley…

2 Shot, 1 Dead In Waterbury, Connecticut Shooting

By Joyce Harris – Police in Waterbury, Connecticut are investigating a double shooting with one person dead. Around 8:30 Monday night Waterbury Police responded to the 200 block of Walnut Street where officers located two people who were shot.  Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Waterbury Police at 203-574-6941.

4 People Shot In Hartford, Connecticut On Christmas Morning

By Marquise Washington – Police in Hartford, Connecticut are investigating three separate Christmas morning shootings. Around 1:00 a.m. Police located a male in his 30s shot on Allyn Street. He was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  On Chadwick Street around 4:30 a.m. a man and a woman were shot. They were taken…

Two Teens Arrested In The Fatal Shooting Of Post University Basketball Player

By Tiffany Williams – A 16-year-old  from Pennington, NJ, and a 17-year-old Hopewell, NJ, were arrested on Friday in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Philip Urban. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that both teens were arrested, and both were charged with murder, felony murder, robbery, and weapons offenses.  The teens will are currently being…

New Britain, Connecticut Man Sentenced To 70 Months For Cocaine Distribution

By Marquise Washington – At the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday Rigoberto Mateo-Silva, 30, of New Britain, Connecticut was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant to 70 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release. On July 20, 2022, Mateo-Silva pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and…

Hartford, Connecticut Man Sentenced To 90 Moths For Fentanyl Distribution

By Marquise Washington – On Thiursday, at the United States District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, Jose Miguel Vega-Rivera, 50, of Hartford, Connecticut was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea to 90 months of imprisonment. In November, 2021, Vega-Rivera pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. “In February 2021, the Drug Enforcement…

Derek Coulson Of Bridgeport, Connecticut Sentenced To 39 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

By Marquise Washington – On Tuesday, Derek Coulson, 36, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to 39 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, In October 2021, Coulson pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. In January and February 2021, Coulson…

Connecticut College Basketball Player Killed Over The Weekend In New Jersey

By Marquise Washington – On Saturday night, Philip Urban, 20, of Manalapan, New Jersey was shot in Hopewell Township. Urban, a freshman basketball player at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut found by police at the Hopewell Valley Nature Preserve around 7 p.m., slumped over in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Urban, was taken to…

Hartford, Connecticut Member Of Los Solidos Sentenced To 54 Months

By Tiffany Williams – On Thursday, December 15, 2022, Edil Ramos, also known as “E,” 40, of Hartford, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 54 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On March 28, 2022, Ramos pleaded guilty to one count of possession with…

2 People Shot, 1 Dead In New Haven, Connecticut

By Marquise Washington – Police in New Haven, Connecticut are investigating a Friday afternoon double shooting on Shepard Street.  Responding officers located one victim at the scene who was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. They have been identified as a 24-year-old male from Pennsylvania and were pronounced deceased at the hospital. A…

17-Year-Old Shot Multiple Times In Bridgeport, Connecticut

By Livia Gomes – Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut are investigating a Saturday night shooting in the area of Stratford Avenue and Wilmot Avenue. At about 6;40 p.m. Police received a ShotSpotter activation and calls of a shooting.  Bridgeport Police said a 17-year-old male from Stratford, Connecticut who was shot multiple times walked into an area…

Fire In Bridgeport, Connecticut Leaves 9 People Displaced

By Livia Gomes – A structure fire in on Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut has left three families displaced Thursday night. Everyone inside the multifamily dwelling was able to make it out and no serious injuries were reported. The Red Cross is helping everyone who lived in the home who has been displaced. The cause…

17-Year-Old Shot Thursday Night In Waterbury, Connecticut

By Daniel Ingle – Police in Waterbury, Connecticut are investigating a Thursday night shooting on Scott Road.  A 17-year-old male juvenile was shot and taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 203-574-6941. Anonymous tips can also be left by calling Crime Stoppers at 203-755-1234.

Southington, Connecticut Man Pleads Guilt In New Haven, Connecticut To Possession Of Child Pornography

By Tiffany Williams – On Monday at the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut, Richard E. Smith, 67, of Southington, Connecticut pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. On October 1, 2020, Homeland Security Investigations special agents conducted a court-authorized search of Smith’s residence.  At the time of the search, Smith’s computer was running…

Namir Walker Of Hartford Was Sentenced To 60 Months Possession Of A Firearm

By Tiffany Williams – At the United States District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut U.S. Circuit Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam sentenced Namir Walker, 23 of Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release. Walker, previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On…

Mitford, Connecticut Police Arrested Jeffrey Hartshorn For DUI

By Nicole McDonald – On Sunday, Mitford, Connecticut Police arrested Jeffrey Hartshorn, 51, of 22 Birchwood Road, Seymour, Connecticut. Hartshorn was charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence. On October 16, 2022, an officer was dispatched to 118 Plains Road, the Mobil Gas Station.  Upon arrival the officer observed Hartshorn sitting in…

New Haven, Connecticut Police Officer Dies From Cancer

By Tiffany Williams – Officer Michael Hinton joined the New Haven, Connecticut Police Department in 2014. He was a dedicated husband and father of two. On Sunday, Officer Hinton died after battling cancer for more than a year. In a statement the New Haven Police Department said “Officer Hinton inspired us all with his unwavering…

2 Police Officers Killed, 1 Seriously Injured And A Community Grieving

By Tiffany Williams – We’re learning more this morning about three police officers shot in Bristol, Connecticut. Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy of the Bristol, Connecticut Police Department were responding to a domestic incident Wednesday night in Bristol, Connecticut when they were both shot and killed. A third officer, Officer Alec Iurato of…

3 Police Officers Shot, 2 Killed In Bristol, Connecticut

By Tiffany Williams – Overnight in Bristol, Connecticut, just after 11:00 PM two police officers were killed in a shooting. Connecticut State Police have confirmed that the two officers were responding to a domestic incident at a home on Redstone Hill Road involving two brothers. When the two officers arrived on scene the suspect was…

“Guns Down, Gloves Up” In Connecticut

By Daniel Ingle – Dinner and Boxing took center stage Saturday in Stratford, Connecticut at Vazzano’s Four Seasons. Boxers took part in a competition sanctioned by the World Boxing Organization, with proceeds benefiting the Chick Rosnick Boxing Club “Guns Down, Gloves Up” program.  The dinner kicked off at 6 p.m., with boxing afterwards and proceeds…

Escaped Inmate From Bridgeport, Connecticut Is In Custody In Georgia

By Bryan Collins – In Henry County, Georgia the Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigation Unit has arrested 31-year-old Forenza Rakeem Murphy, an inmate who escaped from a Connecticut Department of Corrections Halfway House in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Friday that Murphy, who has been on the run since August 8th, 2022…

Police Are Investigating A Teenager Shot In Bloomfield, Connecticut

By Bryan Collins – Police in Bloomfield, Connecticut are investigating a shooting on Tyler Street. It happened Saturday afternoon and was originally reported by a caller as an accidental discharge. One person, a male, 14 years-old was shot on the front porch of the house.  Two other teens on scene told police a male wearing…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…