State Police: Trooper Blocks Car From Construction Zone, Gets Rear-Ended

A driver traveled into a construction zone and struck an occupied police car on I-84 Wednesday night, police said. The trooper was not injured. The driver, Richard Knight, 56, of Bloomfield and passenger, Naomi A. Dwire, 37, of Vernon, were taken to area hospitals to be evaluated for possible injuries,… Read more of  State Police: Trooper Blocks Car From Construction Zone, Gets Rear-Ended

6 Connecticut nursing homes fined by state for violations

Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health for violations that resulted in injuries to residents. Montowese Health and Rehab Center in North Haven was fined $1,740 after a resident suffered a calf laceration needing 10 stitches on March 23 while being moved from a wheelchair to a bed. According to DPH, one nurse’s aide tried to move the resident even though the resident’s care plan calls for two-person assistance. An investigation found the aide lied about what had happened, delayed seeking proper treatment, Read More …

Dog attacks 79 year-old man multiple times

Read more of  Dog attacks 79 year-old man multiple times WEST HARTFORD, Conn (WTNH) — West Hartford police were called to 56 Iroquois Road on Monday at 10:07 pm after receiving reports that a dog that attacked a 79 year-old man. Witnesses to the attack were holding the dog down, but the dog was able to escape multiple times. Each time the dog separated from the witnesses, it would return to the victim. Animal control secured the Boxer mix. The victim, William Chesanek of Bloomfield, was transported to St. Francis hospital with injuries Read More …

West Hartford Police: Bloomfield Man Attacked By Dog

A 79-year-old Bloomfield man was transported to St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center for dog bites to his ribs, hand and his bicep as well as a fractured pelvis after a dog attacked him on Iroquois Road Tuesday, police said. William Chesanek, 79, of Duncaster Road in Bloomfield as well as the… Read more of  West Hartford Police: Bloomfield Man Attacked By Dog

Football: Xavier QB Will Levis commits to Penn State

Xavier quarterback Will Levis made his commitment to Penn State posting this collage on Twitter Saturday, July 15. (via Will Levis) Will Levis, Xavier’s highly sought senior quarterback, made his verbal commitment to play at Penn State during a visit to the school Saturday morning. He made the announcement on Twitter shortly after receiving a scholarship offer from coach James Franklin. Officially committed to Penn State University! I am a Nittany Lion! #WeAre pic.twitter.com/5hNwLjprsB — Will Levis (@will_levis) July 15, 2017 Will Levis (fourth from left), his family pose with Read More …

Lawyer: Marijuana prohibition laws unconstitutional

Read more of  Lawyer: Marijuana prohibition laws unconstitutional HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawyer is hoping his arguments in a drug case eventually are used by attorneys across the country to fight marijuana charges and bans on pot possession. Aaron Romano says many state laws criminalizing marijuana were based on the federal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which essentially criminalized marijuana by imposing harsh financial penalties. He argues the federal law was rooted in racism and bigotry against blacks and Mexicans and therefore was unconstitutional, as are the state bans based Read More …

Three arrested in Town of Groton drug bust

GROTON — Police arrested three people in the Town of Groton on Saturday in connection with a drug investigation, authorities said.The Groton Town Police Department, aided by the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force, responded to reports of suspicious activity in and around a local hotel, police said. Police reportedly seized drugs, paraphernalia and money.Abdul Hakim Ali, 28, of 929 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, and Eugene Findley, 25, of 117 Park Ave., Bloomfield, […] Read more of  Three arrested in Town of Groton drug bust

Three East Hartford, Bloomfield Residents Charged With Operating Drug Factory in Groton

An East Hartford man and woman and a Bloomfield Man were charged with operating a drug factory and possession of heroin in Groton Saturday after an investigation into suspicious activity around a local hotel. Abdul Hakim Ali, 28, of 292 Burnside Avenue in East Hartford and Eugene Findley, 25, of… Read more of  Three East Hartford, Bloomfield Residents Charged With Operating Drug Factory in Groton

Groton Police, Task Force arrest 3 on drug charges

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Groton Police and the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force arrest three on drug charges Saturday. According to officials, Groton Town Police and the Task Force officers initiated an investigation after observing suspicious activity in and around a local Groton hotel. Authorities say as a result of the investigation, three people were arrested and drugs, paraphernalia and U.S. Currency was seized. Police say the following were arrested: 28-year-old, Abdul Hakim Ali, of East Hartford, was arrested on many charges including, operating a drug factory, possession of heroin Read More …