Crews battling active structure fire in North Windham

WINDHAM – Crews are responding to an active structure fire in North Windham Friday morning, officials said. The fire at 503 N. Windham Road was called in at 8:23 a.m., according to the Willimantic Police Department.Scotland Fire Department and Chaplin Fire Department were called to the scene, Operations Manager at QVEC-911 Travis Irons said. The structure is located across the street from North Windham Elementary School. No other information was […] Read more of  Crews battling active structure fire in North Windham

Police identify victim in Norwalk homicide

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH)– Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Norwalk on Thursday night. The victim has been identifed as 26-year-old Johnny Lezeau, of Norwalk. According to police, officers responded to Ely Avenue around 7:45 p.m. after receiving reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found Lezeau, with life-threatening injuries. He was then taken to Norwalk Hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Related: Norwalk Police investigate homicide There is no word on any suspects at this time or what led up to the shooting. Read More …

Arrest made after drug investigation in New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– A 31-year-old man was arrested on several drug charges after a lengthy narcotics investigation in New London. Police say over the past four months, detectives from the Statewide Narcotics Task Force-East Office and the New London Police Department Vice and Intelligence Section conducted an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine and heroin. They were then able to identify the suspect as Jonathan “JB” Smith and arrest him while he was exiting a home on Amity Street in New London. Detectives held an active arrest warrant Read More …

Willimantic man arrested in connection to Mansfield bank robbery

A Willimantic man was arrested Thursday and is facing charges in connection to a May bank robbery in Mansfield, police said.On Thursday, State Police Detectives from the Eastern Major District Crime Squad arrested Mervin Bundy, 42, of 54 Prospect Avenue.Bundy was charged with second-degree robbery and third-degree larceny. He was held on a $150,000 bond and was scheduled to appear at Rockville Superior Court on Thursday.At 4:37 p.m., May 24, police say troopers from […] Read more of  Willimantic man arrested in connection to Mansfield bank robbery

Connecticut police probe motorcyclist’s crash into stone wall

MOOSUP >> Police have opened an investigation after a motorcyclist crashed into a stone wall in Connecticut. Police say 54-year-old Adam Kovarovics was traveling in Moosup when he crashed into the wall around 2 p.m. Thursday. Several members from local fire and emergency departments responded to the crash. Read More of  Connecticut police probe motorcyclist’s crash into stone wall

Man dies of shooting suffered on Connecticut city street

NORWALK >> Norwalk police are investigating a fatal shooting in the city. Officers responding to reports of shots fired went to Ely Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday where they found a man suffering from what they described as life-threatening gunshot wounds. The man was taken to Norwalk Hospital where he died. Read More of  Man dies of shooting suffered on Connecticut city street

Connecticut 10-year-old hurt saving friend, 7, from pit bull

BRIDGEPORT >> A 10-year-old girl was hospitalized with wounds caused by a pit bull after she saved a 7-year-old boy from the dog’s bites. The pair were playing with the dog at a home on the 200 block of Pearl Harbor Street Wednesday around 5:30 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Rowena White. Read More of  Connecticut 10-year-old hurt saving friend, 7, from pit bull

Police: Man held at gunpoint during Ledyard home invasion

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating after a man was allegedly held at gunpoint during a Ledyard home invasion Thursday night. Police say at around 10:48 p.m., they received a 911 call from a home on Smith Pond Way, in the Gales Ferry section, reporting a home invasion. The caller told police that two black males had entered his home with at least one handgun. The suspects then forced the victim to the floor and held him at gunpoint. According to police, one male suspect had entered a bedroom and Read More …

Bethel firefighters put out garage fire

BETHEL – Volunteer firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that erupted in a garage Thursday night on McNeil Road. An official with the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company said that the garage was fully involved when they arrived but they were able to quickly extinguish the flames before the fire entered the rest of the home. Firefighters were on scene well after the fire was extinguished to make sure there were no flare ups because of the amount of material that was found in the garage. Nobody was injured as Read More …

Lawmakers to meet with “Dreamers,” advocates in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are hearing from “DREAMers” in New Haven on Friday afternoon. In the wake of ongoing threats to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protects “DREAMers” brought to the United States as children, lawmakers are holding a round-table for “DREAMers” who are worried about being deported. U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, will host DREAMers, immigration experts, and advocates for a meeting. They will hear firsthand stories from DREAMers and advocates about the importance Read More …

West Haven police search for 3 men accused of shooting other man

WEST HAVEN >> Police are searching for three male suspects who allegedly assaulted and shot another man Thursday night. At approximately 10 p.m., police responded to a North Union Avenue address on a report of several gunshots and screaming people. As police arrived, they were advised by witnesses that three male suspects had allegedly entered the yard and confronted another male, who was assaulted and then shot. Read more of  West Haven police search for 3 men accused of shooting other man

10-year-old injured after saving 7-year-old from dog attack in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — Police in Connecticut say a 10-year-old girl will require several surgeries after she helped save a 7-year-old boy from a pit bull attack.Police spokeswoman Rowena White says the two children were playing at a home in Bridgeport when the dog bit the boy in the buttocks.White says the boy was able to free himself from the dog, and he ran toward an open first floor window to escape. The girl went to grab the dog’s harness as the boy ran, which is when the dog […] Read more of  10-year-old Read More …

Manchester man arrested for larceny, unemployment compensation fraud

Read more of  Manchester man arrested for larceny, unemployment compensation fraud MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH)– A Manchester man was arrested on larceny and fraud charges for illegally collecting almost $8,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits. The State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice says 35-year-old Angel Rivera was arrested by by Inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney for fraudulently collecting about $7,762 in unemployment benefits. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Rivera collected those benefits from October 2014 through April 2015 when he was working Read More …

Norwalk mother of 4 facing deportation takes sanctuary in church

NEW HAVEN — A mother of four who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years is refusing to abide by a deportation order to her native Guatemala and has taken sanctuary in a Connecticut church.Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk, was supposed to board a plane on Thursday but instead has gone to the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven.In a news conference outside the church, her youngest child, 9-year-old Hayley, said her mother is not a criminal and she loves her. She appealed […] Read more of  Norwalk mother of Read More …

Groton jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Connecticut man has been charged in what federal authorities say is a $5 million fraud scheme using his Rhode Island jewelry store. Gerald Kent, 51, of Groton, Connecticut, was ordered detained Thursday on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Providence. Kent owns Kent Jewelry in Johnston, Rhode Island, which sells jewelry online using flash sale websites, such as Groupon and Zulily. […] Read more of  Groton jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

New union ad targets top GOP leaders in state budget battle

HARTFORD — A state employee union has taken aim at two top Republican lawmakers in a new TV ad that urges the General Assembly to impose higher taxes on Connecticut’s wealthy citizens and corporations.The 30-second spot , dubbed “Connecticut: The Movie,” was paid for by SEIU 1199, New England. It began airing statewide Thursday morning and comes days after state employee union leaders announced […] Read more of  New union ad targets top GOP leaders in state budget battle

Temporarily missing plane located in Plainville

OXFORD >> A potentially downed plane Friday morning has been located safe and sound at Robertson Field Airport in Plainville. The four-seater was initially reported to have lost contact with the tower in the area of the Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Connecticut State Police said. State, Naugatuck and Middlebury police had been searching the area and “wood line,” where more densely foliated land began. Read more of  Temporarily missing plane located in Plainville

Plane that went missing at Oxford found safe in Plainville

OXFORD >> A potentially downed plane Friday morning has been located safe and sound at Robertson Field Airport in Plainville. The four-seater was initially reported to have lost contact with the tower in the area of the public Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Connecticut State Police said. State, Naugatuck and Middlebury police had been searching the area and “wood line,” where more densely foliated land began. Read more of  Plane that went missing at Oxford found safe in Plainville

Report: Connecticut gains 7,000 net jobs in June

HARTFORD — A new report shows Connecticut gained 7,000 net jobs in June, moving closer toward recovering all the jobs lost in the 2008-2010 recession.Thursday’s Department of Labor monthly employment report indicates Connecticut has recovered 84 percent of the 119,100 seasonally adjusted jobs lost in the so-called Great Recession. The state still needs an additional 19,100 jobs to reach full recovery.Andy Condon, director of the agency’s Office of Research, notes that […] Read more of  Report: Connecticut gains 7,000 net jobs in June

14-year-old dies of injuries from New Haven shooting

NEW HAVEN — A 14-year-old boy shot in New Haven over the weekend has died of his wounds.Mayor Toni Harp says Tyriek Keyes died early Thursday after being shot multiple times Sunday night by a masked gunman. Police said at the time that they believe he was specifically targeted.Keyes had finished the 8th grade and was supposed to start 9th grade in the fall, according to New Haven Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Reginald Mayo.The boy was a member of an […] Read more of  14-year-old dies of injuries from New Haven Read More …

Bridge to close for construction in Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH)– A bridge in Naugatuck will be closed over the weekend for some construction. Naugatuck Police tell News 8 that the Prospect Bridge on Route 68 will be closed in both directions for planned construction. The construction will begin on Saturday morning, July 22nd, and is expected to be finished by 6 p.m. that same evening. ***BRIDGE CLOSURE NOTICE*** The Prospect Street Bridge (Rt 68) will be closed in both directions for planned… https://t.co/JUrBn3Z32B — Naugatuck PD (@Naugy_PD) July 21, 2017 Police ask drivers to plan ahead and Read More …