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 …

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 …

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

NAACP Commemorates 1917 Silent Protest

One hundred years ago, thousands of marchers took to Fifth Avenue in New York City to protest mob justice and the ongoing lynching of black people throughout the country. On Saturday, the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP took to the streets of New Haven to mark the occasion—and to demonstrate why the march must continue. Read more of  NAACP Commemorates 1917 Silent Protest

Editorial: New Haven County Bar Association’s L.A.W. Camp is needed and welcomed

If justice is to be served equally in the nation’s courtrooms, then the judicial system must find a way to diversify the legal profession. The American Bar Association’s 2016 breakdown of lawyer demographics brought some sobering news: Nearly 90 percent of lawyers across the country are white. Read more of  Editorial: New Haven County Bar Association’s L.A.W. Camp is needed and welcomed

Minor League Notebook for July 29

NEW BRITAIN — But for a lucky break here or an opportunity there, Greg Nappo may have been pitching in Miami on Thursday night for the Marlins. Instead, there he was on the mound at New Britain Stadium, starting for the Bees of the independent Atlantic League. Though it seemed several times over the past few years that Nappo was on the precipice of a big-league promotion, it just never quite worked out for him in the Marlins’ organization. An 18th-round pick out of UConn in 2011, he was up Read More …

UConn’s Megan Walker delivers as U.S. reaches title game

UConn incoming freshman Megan Walker had 11 points and four rebounds while Crystal Dangerfield finished with three points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals as the six-time defending champion United States squad defeated Japan 73-66 in the FIBA U19 World Cup semifinals. Walker beat the halftime buzzer with a 3-pointer and also had an offensive rebound and putback with 26 seconds remaining in the first half as the U.S. took a 47-33 lead at halftime. The U.S. built the lead to 22 before holding off a spirited rally from Read More …

Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven celebrates history

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven celebrated a great deal of history on Saturday. All of it is part of the annual Trolley Festival. The event showcases collections from the museum including trolley cars that usually aren’t seen running. There’s also a car on display that was under the World Trade Center when the towers collapsed on September 11th. The festival also marks an important day. “it’s the birthday for the trolley, the original trolley line that opened on July 31, 1900. It Read More …

Investigators try and figure out cause of fire in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire in a vacant building in New Haven. The fire started on Saturday morning on Chapel Street, near Saint Raphael’s. It’s not clear if anyone was hurt. News 8 will update this story as details become available. Read more of  Investigators try and figure out cause of fire in New Haven

Many New Haven city departments led by people of color; hope to set positive example

<hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.nhregister.com/lifestyle/20170729/many-new-haven-city-departments-led-by-people-of-color-hope-to-set-positive-example” target=”_new”>Many New Haven city departments led by people of color; hope to set positive example</a></span></strong> NEW HAVEN>> Police Chief Anthony Campbell hopes that young men and women of color follow in his footsteps if they choose to: He joined the police academy, rose through the ranks and now leads the department. He doesn’t view himself as a inspiration, but more of a roadmap for other African-American youth. Read more of  Many New Haven city departments led by people of color; hope to set Read More …

Killer’s body removed from Connecticut veterans cemetery

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A state official says the body of a man convicted of fatally stabbing three people in 1972 has been removed from the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Department of Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Emily Hein recently told the New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/2u7IBsq ) that Guillermo Aillon’s body was exhumed from the cemetery July 3. Hein did not say where the body was taken. The removal came after the Register reported last year that Aillon was illegally buried at the cemetery. Federal law bans people sentenced to life in Read More …

New Haven firefighters respond to East Haven Town Beach for water rescue

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters from New Haven are responding to a beach in East Haven for a water rescue on Saturday afternoon. Marine 1 responding to East Haven Town Beach for the water rescue. Reported as a Capsized boat with 2 occupants in the water — New Haven Fire (@NewHavenFire) July 29, 2017 Around 3:35 p.m., New Haven Fire tweeted that they were responding to East Haven Town Beach for a water rescue. East Haven Fire Department is there, as well. East Haven Police tell News 8 that Read More …

Letter to the Editor: Event showed how community can come together

The West River Water Festival was a huge success on July 8. Thanks to the many participants who made this an educational, and family fun event. Included were the Quinnipiac Watershed Association and River Associates of Connecticut for the canoe rides, the West River Watershed Coalition for water testing and coloring activities, New Haven Fire Department with the educational fire exhibit, Rain Barrel for demo and sample kits provided by Frank Panzarella and the New Haven Bird Club for the bird watching telescope viewing with Mary Molinski. Read more of  Letter to Read More …

New Haven teen subject of Silver Alert

Read more of  New Haven teen subject of Silver Alert NEW HAVEN >> A Silver Alert has been issued for Michael Pinchu, 16. Pinchu is a white male with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Pinchu was last seen Friday, wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and blue and white sneakers. No photo has been made available. Read more of  New Haven teen subject of Silver Alert

A Farm Park Along The Spine Of Central Connecticut

Part of what makes Central Connecticut a fun place to hike is the traprock spine that winds its way from the shores of Long Island Sound to the central highlands of the the state near the Massachusetts line. Along the way there are fun places to explore from New Haven’s Fort Hale Park to the “Hanging… Read more of  A Farm Park Along The Spine Of Central Connecticut

New Haven summer basketball program abruptly shuts down due to budget cuts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven summer basketball program designed to keep children out of trouble abruptly shut down on Friday because of budget cuts, according to angry parents. The “Open Gym” program was supposed to run through August 4th, multiple sources said, but a city spokesperson said the program was always scheduled to end on Friday. The shutdown comes after the recent shooting death of a 14-year-old and the wounding of a 13-year-old in separate incidents. We’re worried about the kids being on the streets and getting Read More …

Barnes named dean of Yale’s Pierson College

Read more of  Barnes named dean of Yale’s Pierson College NEW HAVEN >> Yale University has hired a new dean for Pierson College to replace June Chu, who left after posting insulting remarks on a review site. Cultural anthropologist Riche Barnes, who has taught at Endicott College and Smith College for the past decade and currently is the assistant dean of social sciences at Endicott, will take over the position. Read more of  Barnes named dean of Yale’s Pierson College

Teen boy critically injured by fallen tree loses part of his kidney

New details have emerged about the grave condition of a 16-year-old East Haven boy who was nearly crushed to death by a fallen tree. Nick Vessicchio’s family revealed only to News 8 that the beloved youngster suffered massive injuries from the freak accident.  Those injuries include a punctured lung, multiple broken bones, and partial loss of his right kidney. His family did not want to speak on camera because they didn’t want to leave his bedside in the ICU of Yale New Haven Hospital, where Vessicchio remains heavily sedated and Read More …

New Haven police camp gives children a lesson in safety, health

Read more of  New Haven police camp gives children a lesson in safety, health NEW HAVEN >> From removing foam pieces from a dummy in mock surgery to practicing crawling out of a burning building to safety, kids at the P.A.L. Camp New Haven were exposed to a full spectrum of health and safety activities this week. Read more of  New Haven police camp gives children a lesson in safety, health

Fire breaks out on second floor of two-family home in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A fire broke out on the second floor of a two-family home in New Haven on Friday night. The fire happened at 126 Rosette Street. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the fire. There is also no word on what may have started the fire. News 8 will update this story as details become available. Read more of  Fire breaks out on second floor of two-family home in New Haven

Body of North Haven triple killer removed from Connecticut veterans cemetery

Read more of  Body of North Haven triple killer removed from Connecticut veterans cemetery The body of Guillermo Aillon, who was convicted of a 1972 triple murder in North Haven, has been removed from a veterans cemetery in Middletown, a state official confirmed. Read more of  Body of North Haven triple killer removed from Connecticut veterans cemetery

CSI West Haven: Students attend forensic science camp at University of New Haven

Read more of  CSI West Haven: Students attend forensic science camp at University of New Haven WEST HAVEN >> Crammed into a University of New Haven-owned residence at 196 Rockdale Road, 36 high school students from across the country put their newly learned forensic skills to the test, trying to figure out what happened at various mock crime scenes. Crime Scene Investigation Academy is a week-long program that gives high schoolers the chance to gain hands-on experience in the field of criminal justice and forensic science. Read more of  CSI West Haven: Students attend Read More …

Letter to the Editor: More money for ‘human needs,’ less for war

Along with Nancy Eberg and Hilary Opperman, who recently wrote letters to the New Haven Register, I applaud our Mayor Toni Harp for stimulating the mayors of mega-cities New York and Los Angeles to follow the lead of New Haven: “Shift funds from Pentagon spending to human needs.” I recognize that our state of Connecticut has great stakes in jobs that supply the defense industry. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: More money for ‘human needs,’ less for war

Longtime New Haven shelter for women and children to close; funding cited

Read more of  Longtime New Haven shelter for women and children to close; funding cited NEW HAVEN >> The Careways shelter in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood will be closing its doors as soon as all current residents have a place to go, said Kellyann Day, executive director of New Reach, the organization that runs the shelter. “This was an extremely difficult decision,” Day said. “We had to make a very difficult, but strategic, financial decision. Read more of  Longtime New Haven shelter for women and children to close; funding cited

Missing 12-Year-Old Has Been Found, Hamden Police Say

The 12-year-old Hamden girl who was last seen in her mother’s car with three male occupants has been found in New Haven, police said. New Haven police told Hamden officers that they found Rebecca Hernandez and the Nissan she had been in, they said. She is OK and is with her parents. Police don’t… Read more of  Missing 12-Year-Old Has Been Found, Hamden Police Say

High school students learn about forensic science at summer camp

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – High school students got to be forensic scientists for the day at the University of New Haven‘s Crime Scene Investigation Camp. This is not your typical summer camp. High school students from across the country spent the week learning about forensic science, then applying what they learned on Friday. “They are very eager to come out and participate because it ties everything together that we’ve done over the last 30 hours or so in the classroom,” said Peter Massey, program coordinator and lecturer for UNH’s Read More …