Both sides lobbied hard for casino deal

They were stationed around the State Capitol complex like a couple dozen undercover agents. The legion of lobbyists representing MGM Resorts International watched every step taken by Rodney Butler and Kevin Brown, chairmen of the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan nations, on that early spring day, during their rounds pushing for a third tribal casino in East Windsor. One lobbyist thought it was like a scene from a 1970s vintage crime movie. There was a lot at stake.   Read more of  Both sides lobbied hard for casino deal

Police: Shooting Suspect Arrested In South Windsor

Police said they seized two guns Thursday and arrested a shooting suspect after the car he was in struck a city police car, led officers on a chase and then traveled in the wrong direction on the Bissell Bridge. George Rodriguez, 23, of Weston Street in Hartford eventually was arrested, but the… Read more of  Police: Shooting Suspect Arrested In South Windsor

Juveniles arrested after police chase in West Hartford

Read more of  Juveniles arrested after police chase in West Hartford WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Hartford State Troopers chased a vehicle that was allegedly stolen by two juveniles on I-84 Friday morning. Hartford State Troopers say at around 4:15 a.m., they spotted a stolen 2007 Hyundai Azera traveling on I-84 by Exit 43. The vehicle was reported stolen to the Windsor Police Department. The Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle by Exit 49, when the vehicle engaged the Troopers in a pursuit. The pursuit continued until Exit 66, where it was Read More …

Arrest made in Hartford shooting after police pursuit

Read more of  Arrest made in Hartford shooting after police pursuit HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– An arrest was made in a Hartford shooting on Thursday. Police say officers observed a blue four door Infiniti G20 in the area of 2790 Main Street that matched the description of suspect vehicle from an earlier shots fired incident that took place at 116 Brook Street and was captured on camera. A state vehicle was hit by the gunfire. When officers attempted to stop the Infiniti in the area of Main and Windsor Streets, the driver reversed Read More …

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

Police: Suspect In City Shots-Fired Incident Arrested In South Windsor

Hartford officers arrested a suspect in a shots-fired incident after his car became disabled in South Windsor following a chase, police said. Despite an extensive search, a second suspect could not be found, South Windsor Lt. Kristian Lindstrom said. The arrested suspect, whose name was not available… Read more of  Police: Suspect In City Shots-Fired Incident Arrested In South Windsor

Connecticut House sends tribal compacts to state Senate

HARTFORD >> With little fanfare, the House of Representatives approved amendments to the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal-state compacts to allow for the joint operation of a gaming facility in East Windsor Monday. In about 10-minutes the House voted 118 to 32 in favor of the amendments, which were signed last week by Gov. Read More of  Connecticut House sends tribal compacts to state Senate

East Windsor Police ask residents to stop illegal dumping

Read more of  East Windsor Police ask residents to stop illegal dumping EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH)– East Windsor Police are asking residents to stop illegal dumping in their town. On Tuesday morning, the department posted a photo of a large pile of garbage, including furniture, with a sign that reads “Stop Dumping” on their Facebook page. Police say that photo of illegal dumping was taken on Route 140 by Harrington Road. Police are asking residents to keep East Windsor beautiful by not dumping and reporting those who do. Police added in the Read More …

House approves changes to casino gambling compact

Read more of  House approves changes to casino gambling compact HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The House of Representatives has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut’s first casino on nontribal land. Lawmakers voted 118-32 on Monday in favor of amended compacts and memoranda of understanding between the state and the two federally recognized tribes, the Mashantucket Pequots and the Mohegans. The revised agreements ensure that a proposed satellite casino the tribes want to build in East Windsor to compete with MGM Resorts’ casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, will not compromise the state’s Read More …

“Affordable-housing” bill to get override debate

HARTFORD — A bill that would allow a developer to create a shared thermal loop in Bridgeport failed to win enough support to force a veto override on Monday, but Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz said he would allow a debate on a controversial bill that would allow a half dozen towns to delay requirements for affordable housing. House majority leaders also expect to vote on a deal with unionized state workers aimed at saving $1.56 billion in the budget year that began July 1; and approve rewritten language Read More …

South Windsor Police look for missing person

Read more of  South Windsor Police look for missing person SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — South Windsor Police are looking for a missing person on Saturday. According to officers, 24-year-old Jordan Christine Galvin was last seen on July 12 at 1:00 p.m. at her home. She was last known to be in the Newington area. Officers describe Galvin as being 5’4″ and 165 pounds. Police say she is believed to be driving a 2006 red, Nissan Altima with a Connecticut registration of 631YGZ. Officials say she was last seen wearing a blue Read More …