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16 Charged In Takedown Of CT Fentanyl, Heroin Distribution Ring

Sixteen people are facing various charges stemming from the gang-related distribution of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine in Connecticut and other areas in the region. A federal grand jury returned the 27-count indictment charging the defendants on Wednesday, June 8, according to an announcement from Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut, on Tuesday, June 28.
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East Hartford man charged with attempted human smuggling

(WTNH) – An East Hartford man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly attempting to smuggle an individual from Brazil into the United States. The District of Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office charged 41-year-old Fagner Chaves De Lima of East Hartford with one count of attempted human smuggling. It is allegedly that De Lima allegedly made arrangements […]

Four Windsor men arrested for involvement in alleged drug trafficking organization

WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) – Four Windsor men were arrested on federal narcotics distribution charges related to the large scale-trafficking of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut and a Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England. According to documents and statements made in […]

Man in critical condition after motorcycle hit-and-run in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a car while on his motorcycle in a Hartford hit-and-run Friday morning, police said. Hartford police responded to 960 Main St. for a report of a car crash with serious injuries. At the scene, officers found a victim with substantial […]
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Firefighters Respond to Blaze at Norwich Transfer Station

Fire crews are working to put out a blaze at a transfer station in Norwich. Officials are responding to Rogers Road in the Yantic section of town. Several fire departments are responding to the scene. Firefighters said a water transfer shuttle has been established due to a lack of water...

Oxford native preparing for return to Nathan's hot dog eating contest

OXFORD – Geoffrey Esper has an appetite for competition.The Oxford resident will be back on Coney Island for the 4th of July, looking to scarf down as many hot dogs and buns as possible during the annual Nathan's hot dog eating contest. Last year, Esper ate 51 hot dogs to tie his personal best and take home second place overall. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, the perennial favorite to run away with first place, is expected to do the same once again on Monday."I'm looking to try to get second place because I think Joey's got that first place down pretty good....
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Conn. Man Arrested for Trying to Smuggle People Into the US: Officials

A Connecticut man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle people from Brazil into the United States. Officials said 41-year-old Fagner Chaves De Lima, of East Hartford, was observed trying to smuggle a person from Brazil to the U.S. The District of Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's Office said De Lima...
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After complaints, archbishop says Manchester church can still hold Masses

MANCHESTER — Hartford Archbishop Leonard Blair, responding this week to a parishioner’s complaint, abruptly reversed a decree ending regular Masses at a local church. Tim Becker, a longtime usher at the Church of the Assumption, and other local parishioners have said Blair’s original order affecting four Roman Catholic churches in town would disproportionately affect older adults and disabled people because Assumption was the most easily accessible building.

Victim in Genesee St. shooting in Springfield identified

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - The gunshot victim who was found on Genesee Street in Springfield Sunday evening has been identified by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office. Rashad Taylor, 41, from Springfield, was the man located by officers around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Genesee St. He...

Illegal marijuana growing operation busted in Ludlow

LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -An illegal marijuana grow operation was busted in Ludlow. Police seized hundreds of marijuana plants this week and charges are pending against two Connecticut residents. Western Mass News spoke with Ludlow’s police chief who said the two suspects were found growing marijuana in an industrial building near...

The new, $210 million transportation center at Bradley International Airport is completed. Here are 7 things to know.

Bradley International Airport soon will mark the end of time-wasting shuttle bus rides for travelers picking up rental cars, a significant milestone celebrated Thursday with the completion of the airport’s $210 million ground transportation center. All the airport’s rental car companies — now scattered in and around Bradley — will be consolidated in two weeks at the transportation center, ...