UConn backs Newsome, Thompson recall high school rivalry

Photo: Winslow Townson / Associated Press Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 UConn running back Arkeel Newsome in a 20-9 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 8, 2016, in East Hartford. UConn running back Arkeel Newsome in a 20-9 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 8, 2016, in East Hartford. Photo: Winslow Townson / Associated Press Image 2 of 3 UConn’s Arkeel Newsome (22) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Ryan Crozier during a game against Syracuse on Sept.   Read more of  UConn backs Newsome, Thompson recall high school rivalry

Police: East Hartford shooting of teen, boy was drive-by, suspects sought

EAST HARTFORD — Police say the shooting of a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man in East Hartford was a drive-by shooting and authorities continue searching for suspects.Police on Friday identified the man as Michael Atkinson, of Windsor. The boy’s name has not been released. Officials say both victims are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries at local hospitals.The two were shot Thursday afternoon outside a home on Great Hill Road. Police have not […] Read more of  Police: East Hartford shooting of teen, boy was drive-by, suspects sought

Police: Shooting of Connecticut teen, boy was drive-by, suspects sought

EAST HARTFORD >> Police say the shooting of a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man in East Hartford was a drive-by shooting and authorities continue searching for suspects. Police on Friday identified the man as Michael Atkinson, of Windsor. The boy’s name has not been released. Officials say both victims are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries at local hospitals. Read More of  Police: Shooting of Connecticut teen, boy was drive-by, suspects sought

Teen, 5-year-old boy injured in East Hartford drive by shooting

Read more of  Teen, 5-year-old boy injured in East Hartford drive by shooting EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–East Hartford Police have released more details in the shooting that injured a 5-year-old boy and a teen on Thursday afternoon. Police say when officers responded to a drive by shooting outside 10 Great Hill around 3:30 p.m., they found two victims suffering from what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. One victim was identified as 19-year-old Michael Atkinson, of Windsor. Police did not release the name of the 5-year-old boy but did say he was Read More …

Police Searching for BMW After Shooting of 5-Year-Old & Man

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Great Hill Road in East Hartford Thursday that injured a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old Windsor man and they are searching for a BMW that has some front-end… Photo Credit: East Hartford Police Read more of  Police Searching for BMW After Shooting of 5-Year-Old & Man

Wilber Cross lineman commits to UConn

John Acquavita knows a thing or two about developing major college linemen. During his successful run at Hyde, Bruce Campbell started at Maryland before playing three seasons in the NFL, Richard Kittrell was one of the state’s most heavily recruited players 15 years ago before committing to Iowa and Martin Parker won a national championship at Richmond before spending time in NFL camps with multiple teams. On Thursday morning the Wilbur Cross football coach said that UConn commit Travis Jones, “could probably be the best (lineman) we’ve ever coached.” Acquavita Read More …

Man, child expected to survive East Hartford double shooting

EAST HARTFORD >> East Hartford police are investigating the shooting of a man and a 5-year-old boy whose injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Officers and paramedics responded to a home on Great Hill Road on Thursday. Police Lt. Joshua Litwin says the two victims are expected to survive. Read More of  Man, child expected to survive East Hartford double shooting

Two people shot in East Hartford

Read more of  Two people shot in East Hartford EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people were shot in East Hartford on Thursday afternoon. East Hartford Police confirm to News 8 that they were called out to reports of shots fired at Great Hill Road in East Hartford around 3:30 p.m. Officers say two people were shot, but they did not elaborate on their injuries. An official told News 8 that the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Police have not released the identities of the two people who were shot. Read More …

East Hartford And Manchester To Mark National Night Out

National Night Out celebrations are set for Tuesday in East Hartford and Manchester. Meant to raise awareness about crime prevention, the annual event “promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live,” according to… <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-east-hartford-manchester-night-out-0731-20170727-story.html” target=”_new”>East Hartford And Manchester To Mark National Night Out</a></span></strong>

AAC men’s basketball: Where does UConn fit in improved league

With the addition of Wichita State and the return of numerous high-level players around the league, the American Athletic Conference will be better this season. The question is, will UConn be better? The Huskies almost have to be better than last year’s 16-17, injury-riddled disaster. Still, there’s no guarantee they’ll finish any better than last year’s tie for fifth place in the league standings or secure an NCAA tournament bid. “We learned a lot,” coach Kevin Ollie said of last season. “I know I learned a lot. I had never Read More …

Orange manufacturer gets $23.6M DOD deal

Photo: ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI / AFP /Getty Images Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 U.S. Air Force F-16 jets over Paris on July 14, 2017, during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees. U.S. Air Force F-16 jets over Paris on July 14, 2017, during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees. Photo: ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI / AFP /Getty Images Orange

Officials in E. Hartford remind residents of items to never leave home without in an emergency

Read more of  Officials in E. Hartford remind residents of items to never leave home without in an emergency EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials in East Hartford started the Plan 9 Emergency Preparedness Campaign with an event on Wednesday. East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc, Fire Chief John Oates, Emergency Management Captain Brian Jennes and members of East Hartford’s Community Emergency Response Team designed the event to think about items that you should never leave home without in the event of an emergency. The Plan 9 Campaign encourages residents to think about Read More …

East Hartford Stresses Emergency Preparedness With ‘Plan 9’ Program

Town leaders and volunteers kicked off an emergency preparedness effort Wednesday by distributing examples of essential items people should have ready to go. The Plan 9 Campaign encourages residents to gather nine items that can make a big difference in a disaster or emergency, town officials said…. <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-east-hartford-emergency-essentials-0720-20170719-story.html” target=”_new”>East Hartford Stresses Emergency Preparedness With ‘Plan 9’ Program</a></span></strong>

Connecticut product pulled for listeria concerns

Garden of Light Inc., doing business as Gluten Free Solutions of East Hartford, is voluntarily recalling the Woodstock Organic Matcha Vanilla Oats, as it has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The recalled oats were distributed nationwide in retail stores, and come in a 1.8 oz. paperboard cup with a green laminated film lid. Home Goods is recalling 500 glass beer mugs sold at its stores in the United States because they can break if heated or used with hot liquid, posing burn and laceration hazards. The company Read More …