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Suspect in Bennington homicide turns self in to police

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Raul Cardona, thesuspect in a recent homicide in Bennington, has turned himself in to police. Bennington Police said that Cardona, 28 of Springfield, Mass., turned himself in to authorities on Monday. He has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Patrick Mullinnex, 38,...
BENNINGTON, VT

Iconic ‘Stilts Building’ in downtown Hartford faces foreclosure in fallout from pandemic

In the aftermath of the pandemic, downtown Hartford’s largest commercial landlord is facing foreclosure on one of the city’s most iconic office structures: 20 Church Street, the Stilts Building. An affiliate of Shelbourne Global Solutions LLC of Brooklyn, New York, hasn’t made a payment on its $31 million loan on the distinctive, 23-story tower since February, according to documents filed by ...
HARTFORD, CT
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Governor signs law banning 1st responders from taking personal photographs of crime victims: Named for Chicopee murder victim Amanda Plasse

A law banning police and other first responders from taking victims of crime scene photographs was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday. Amanda’s Law — named for Amanda Plasse, who was murdered in her Chicopee apartment on Aug. 26, 2011 — was adopted by the House and Senate in the early morning hours of Aug. 1 as legislators scrambled to close out their formal session for the year.
CHICOPEE, MA
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Police: Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Newington crash

NEWINGTON — Police say a motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash Sunday night. Officers were called to the intersection of Fenn Road and Cedar Street around 8:50 p.m. Sunday for a reported crash between a car and a motorcycle, Newington Police Chief Stephen Clark said in a news release.
NEWINGTON, CT

Chicopee fire leaves 1 injured, damages home

CHICOPEE – One person was injured in a Willimansett fire that heavily damaged a garage and part of a home Monday night. The victim was brought to the hospital by ambulance. Fire Lt. Katie Collins Kalbaugh did not have immediate information about how seriously the person was injured. The...
CHICOPEE, MA
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Several Dogs Come to Connecticut Humane Society After Kentucky Flooding

Several dogs that were in shelters during the Kentucky flooding are being transported to Connecticut for temporary housing. The ASPCA is facilitating the transport of more than 25 dogs from the Kentucky Humane Society to shelters in Newington, as well as in Virginia, Boston and Denver. The Connecticut Humane Society...
NEWINGTON, CT
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Senate signs off on Inflation Reduction Act to help consumers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - The Inflation Reduction Act made its way through the Senate over the weekend, aimed at reducing Americans’ use of oil and gas, among other things. Western Mass News is getting answers and breaking down the legislation. We asked experts how this act would affect the...
AGAWAM, MA
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Coventry Lake Reopens After Presence of Dangerous Algae Prompts Closure

Coventry Lake has reopened after a recent spread of blue algae, which can be dangerous for both people and animals, halted all water activities. The lake closed at the end of July after a health advisory was issued cautioning against water activities such as swimming and boating. The decision to...
COVENTRY, CT
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Teacher Shortages Continue to Impact Connecticut

Schools across the country are dealing with a teacher shortage, and Connecticut is no exception. Districts are doing what they can to bring in new staff in time for the start of the school year. Those in education say this is a problem that’s been brewing since well before 2020....
CONNECTICUT STATE
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Two Valley military bases being considered for new fighter jets

Two Valley military bases are being considered for new fighter jets. Fresno and Lemoore are the only two west coast bases on the list of four. The National Guard Bureau wants to add a squadron of F-15EX jets at two of three bases plus a squadron of F-35A jets at one of four bases.
FRESNO, CA
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