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Inmate’s Death Echoed Cox Case

Two years before Richard ​“Randy” Cox was arrested, fell inside a police transport van, arrived at the detention center visibly injured, asked officers for and did not receive immediate medical help, and was put in a holding cell anyway, De’Sohn Wilson went through an eerily similar situation.
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Third Person Involved in Deadly Dog Dispute in Hartford Dies: Police

A third person that was shot during a dispute over a dog in Hartford has died, police said. A Hartford couple was also killed. The incident happened on June 19 in the area of 67 Franklin Ave. Police said 39-year-old Chase Garrett and 27-year-old Christina Dang were killed. Court documents...
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Bristol man charged in double homicide in Maine

A Bristol man was captured in Maryland Friday in connection to a double homicide in Maine earlier in June, according to Maine State Police. David Barnett, 34, also known as “Slim,” was arrested outside of an apartment complex in Rockville, Maryland on Friday afternoon on a murder warrant, Maine State Police announced in a press release.
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Man Dead, Teen Seriously Injured After Bristol Crash

A man is dead and a teenager is seriously injured after a car crash that happened Friday morning in Bristol. Police said they responded to Farmington Avenue in the area of Camp Street. Responding officials said two cars were involved in the crash - one was driven by a 61-year-old and the other by a 17-year-old.
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Toddler Dies in Fire That Killed Parents in Waterbury: Officials

Waterbury fire officials said a toddler that was hospitalized after a house fire that killed his parents has died. The child, who was 16 months old, was hospitalized after a fire tore through a home on 3rd Street Wednesday. The toddler's parents have been identified as 45-year-old Fred Lawson and...
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CNA in Newtown Arrested After Being Accused of Stealing From Clients

Police said they've arrested a CNA that is accused of stealing money from her clients in Newtown. After a months-long investigation, officials said they've arrested 54-year-old Dominga Juanita Bush, of Bridgeport. Police said they looked into allegations that Bush stole and misappropriated money from her elderly clients' banking account. She...
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Firetruck Crashes Into Car on Way to Call in Hartford

A firetruck responding to a call in Hartford struck a car Friday morning, officials said. Crews said they responded to the area of Laurel and Park Streets at around 10 a.m. A fire engine on the way to a call reportedly struck a car, causing minor damage. The driver was evaluated by emergency personnel at the scene and didn't end up going to the hospital.

‘This hike will backfire’ truckers say on first day of Connecticut’s 49-cent diesel tax increase

Chris Hancock, who has been in the trucking industry for over 25 years, has seen his fair share of changes in the last few decades but has never seen diesel prices this high. Pumping gas at the Truck Stop of America in Southington, Hancock watched his total rise over $600 Friday, the first day of Connecticut’s diesel tax increase. “The price of diesel right now is really hurting the trucking ...

Details emerge in death of Bridgeport man on Candlewood Lake

Some details have emerged about events leading up to the death of the Bridgeport man whose body was recovered from Candlewood Lake this week. Denis Junio Rodrigues Pio was swimming near Chicken Rock — a 25-foot-high rock at the southern tip of Green Island on the Sherman-New Fairfield border — on June 24, when authorities say he started having trouble in the water.
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Tractor-Trailer Rollover Closes Road in Seymour

A tractor-trailer rollover closed Great Hill Road in Seymour Friday afternoon. The rollover happened at the intersection of Southwest Road, according to police. They warned drivers to expect delays in the area until the truck can be removed from the scene.

New Haven Police Department warns of new scam

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The New Haven Police Department (NHPD) is warning residents of a phone scam, where a person calls posing as an NHPD officer. Police said the caller is telling residents they have missed a court date or jury duty and need to pay a fine. The New Haven Police Department wants […]