U.S. Coast Guard rescued 2 boaters in New Haven Harbor

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Two boaters were rescued near the New Haven Harbor by the United States Coast Guard Saturday night. Coast Guard Officials say at 10:30 p.m. the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a distress call from a person on a 22-foot boat stating they collided with a buoy in the New Haven Harbor. They say the person also stated they were injured and the other passenger aboard was ejected into the water. Officials say Sector Long Island Sound launched a rescue crew from Coast Guard Read More …

New Haven Music on the Green concert series a Saturday night success

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The weather on Saturday night was great for the New Haven Music on the Green concert series. Shelia-E performed on the News 8 stage in front of a large crowd. Related Content: Music on the Green News 8’s own Ryan Kristafer was the host of the event that brought out thousands of fans. “Mini donuts. We have a donut machine and that also goes great with out lemonade,” said Audrey Robinson of Yack Cotton Candy when asked about what people were buying. Local businesses benefited from Read More …

Monroe receives state funding for housing

MONROE — The town is receiving $400,000 in state funds to enhance housing availability and increase economic development. “Not only is safe, secure, affordable housing a basic human need, but it also supports the overall economic success of our town and state,” said state Sen. Marilyn Moore, D-Bridgeport. “I welcome this effort to continue improving and enhancing living conditions for our most vulnerable residents in Monroe.” The town plans to rehabilitate 10 low and moderate-income households, including roof replacements, furnace and heating systems replacements, plumbing and electrical upgrades, window and Read More …

Connecticut municipalities to share $11.5M in housing funds

HARTFORD >> The state of Connecticut’s Department of Housing is awarding 20 municipalities a total of $11.5 million to upgrade and improving affordable housing stock. The grants are being awarded to small towns with populations of less than 50,000 residents, under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities program. Read More of  Connecticut municipalities to share $11.5M in housing funds

Blumenthal: Stop selling defective cars

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, wants to ensure that vehicles with recalled or unsafe parts are repaired before they are sold or leased. Blumenthal last week introduced the Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act that requires used car dealers to repair any outstanding safety recalls in used automobiles prior to selling or leasing them. “This commonsense bill will protect used car buyers from driving a ticking time bomb off the lot and onto our roads,” Blumenthal said. “There are now more than 64 million cars and trucks on our nation’s Read More …

Beacon Falls among 20 municipalities sharing $11.5M in housing funds

HARTFORD >> The state of Connecticut’s Department of Housing is awarding 20 municipalities a total of $11.5 million to upgrade and improving affordable housing stock. The grants are being awarded to small towns with populations of less than 50,000 residents, under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities program. Read more of  Beacon Falls among 20 municipalities sharing $11.5M in housing funds

3 injured when small plane crashes near Danbury Airport

DANBURY >> Three people have been injured after a small plane crashed during takeoff from Danbury Airport. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said in tweet that those injured have been taken to Danbury Hospital for treatment. He said he did not know the extent of their injuries. Read More of  3 injured when small plane crashes near Danbury Airport

Officials identify body found at Millers Pond State Park

DURHAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials have released the name of the man whose body was recovered from the water at Millers Pond State Park on Saturday. According to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, the body belongs to Romiro Bonilla, 33, of Queens, N.Y. Related Content: Crews recover body of missing swimmer at Millers Pond State Park in Durham Bonilla’s body was recovered early Saturday evening by the Middletown South District Fire Department Dive Team. CPR was performed after Bonilla was pulled from the water, but to no avail. The Read More …

Foam Rolling 101

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Many of us hit the gym on the weekends but that often leaves us feeling sore come Monday morning. Derek Marsette, Head Personal Trainer at District Athletic Club in New Haven, stopped by our studio this morning to teach us the benefits of foam rolling – when done properly. Top 3 Tips: Steer clear of certain areas Take it easy Consult a professional For more information check out Marsette’s blog piece The Foam Roller: A Force for Good or a Torture Device? Read more of  Foam Rolling Read More …

Duality School of Music helping to prepare children for the future

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – When it comes to after school programs, many help kids pass the time, but this one in particular is geared towards preparing them for their future. On Sunday morning, Jeff Gitelman, founder of Duality School of Music, stopped by our studio to teach us more about this great program. Duality School of Music is a national non-profit that focuses on providing advanced music education and industry knowledge to well deserving, talented, young musicians. Duality’s approach of teaching and mentorship builds skills and business acumen for Read More …

Court pre-trial discussions set in police stomping case

Read more of  Court pre-trial discussions set in police stomping case HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The case of a former Connecticut police sergeant charged with stomping on the head of a handcuffed man is returning to court for pre-trial discussions. The talks in the case of former Hartford Sgt. Sean Spell are set for Monday in Hartford Superior Court. Spell has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and breach of peace charges in connection with an encounter last year with a suspect following a car chase that ended in West Hartford. He Read More …

Connecticut union concessions package hinges on Wyman

Read more of  Connecticut union concessions package hinges on Wyman The fate of a politically divisive state employee union concession package could come down to the tie-breaking vote of Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who has been keeping fellow Democrats guessing whether she will run for governor in her own right in 2018. Read more of  Connecticut union concessions package hinges on Wyman

3 injured in plane crash at Danbury Aiport

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Danbury Police are on the scene of a plane crash at Danbury Airport on Sunday morning. According to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, three people were injured in the crash that happened during take off. Those injured are being treated at Danbury Hospital. Plane crash in take off at Danbury Airport. 3 injuries. All taken to Danbury Hospital. #Danbury — Mayor Mark Boughton (@MayorMark) July 30, 2017 The severity of the victims’ injuries is unknown at this time. It is not known what caused the crash. Read Read More …

Navy seeks tool to detect damaging mineral in concrete

HARTFORD >> The U.S. Navy is working to develop a new high-tech gadget that can quickly identify whether a debilitating iron sulfide mineral exists in concrete, the same problem that’s plaguing thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Late last year, unbeknownst to many Connecticut officials, the Navy began seeking out small businesses to invent a device that can quickly detect pyrrhotite in concrete. Read More of  Navy seeks tool to detect damaging mineral in concrete

Police investigate non-fatal West Side shooting

Photo: Jason Rearick / Jason Rearick Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Police cruisers are parked in front of the Stamford police station at 805 Bedford St. The police department is currently running a $271,000 deficit in its overtime account. Police cruisers are parked in front of the Stamford police station at 805 Bedford St. The police department is currently running a $271,000 deficit in its overtime account. Photo: Jason Rearick / Jason Rearick Image 2   Read more of  Police investigate non-fatal West Side shooting

Plane crashes near Danbury Airport Sunday morning

DANBURY — Multiple people are injured after a plane crashed about a mile from Danbury Airport Sunday morning, police confirmed. Danbury police are arriving at Miry Brook Road near the Dog Park where the plane crashed around 10:30 a.m., Lt. Mike Sturdevant said. Mayor Mark Boughton said on Twitter that three people were injured and taken to Danbury Hospital. He said the crash occurred when the plane was taking off from Danbury Airport.   Read more of  Plane crashes near Danbury Airport Sunday morning

Motorcyclist facing charges after crash on I-95 in Stamford

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A motorcyclist is facing charges after a crash with a SUV on Interstate 95 Southbound Saturday. According to State Police, a Ford Explorer was traveling in the right lane on I-95 in Stamford while a motorcycle was traveling directly behind the SUV. Authorities say the motorcyclist was driving in a reckless manner when he struck the rear of the SUV in the center lane. Police say the motorcycle operator, 31-year-old Jason Gadson of Norwalk, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Read More …

Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured after crashing ‘reckless[ly]’ into car in Stamford

Photo: / ST Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 File photo of a crash on I-95 Southbound John Gastaldo/staff photographer. File photo of a crash on I-95 Southbound John Gastaldo/staff photographer. Photo: / ST Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured after crashing ‘reckless[ly]’ into car in Stamford Back to Gallery STAMFORD — A motorcyclist is seriously injured after   Read more of  Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured after crashing ‘reckless[ly]’ into car in Stamford