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Journal Inquirer

Howe’s death ruled suicide

MANCHESTER — Authorities from the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner have ruled Sherrian Howe’s death a suicide by drowning. The 22-year-old Manchester woman’s body was found May 30 in the Connecticut River. She had been missing since Dec. 21. Seven days earlier, Howe’s blue 2008...
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Register Citizen

New Haven man, 19, robbed store at gunpoint two days in a row, prosecutor says

NEW HAVEN — A 19-year-old city man has been indicted on charges stemming from two armed robberies of a local business on back-to-back days in 2021, authorities said. Jermaine Cannon faces two counts each of interference with commerce by robbery and using and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with two gunpoint robberies at a New Haven deli in November 2021.
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Fire burns three-family house in Waterbury, officials say

WATERBURY — Firefighters and police are at the scene of blaze at a three-family house, a police spokesperson said Wednesday. The fire on 3rd Street was almost out by late Wednesday morning, police Lt. Ryan Bessette said. It started about 10 a.m. Bessette said he didn’t know if anyone...
New Britain Herald

New Britain man charged in fatal shooting pursuing trial

NEW BRITAIN - A city man accused of fatally shooting a man in New Britain in early 2019 is proceeding to trial. Justin Hapgood, 22, had his matter added to the state’s trial list last week in New Britain Superior Court. The move comes after he indicated last May he wanted a trial on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Suspects arrested, money recovered after robbery at credit union: Hartford police

HARTFORD, Conn — Two suspects in the robbery of a credit union were taken into custody in Keney Park on Wednesday morning, police said. The robbery at the Cencorp Federal Credit Union at 2775 Main Street in Hartford was called to the police at 8:35 a.m. Police said when they arrived at the bank, employees told officers the direction the suspects took off towards.

Enfield police seize 6,000 bags of heroin during traffic stop

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Enfield Police Department shared that a large number of narcotics were seized during a traffic stop on Sunday night. Enfield police arrested Romancito Santiago Roman, 42, of Rochester, New York, on the following charges: possession with the intent to sell and distribute narcotics, improper use of license plate, failure to […]
Bristol Press

Plainville man who allegedly shot dog could avoid prosecution

PLAINVILLE -- A Plainville man charged in connection with the shooting of a Pit Bull last year could avoid prosecution. John Niedzwiecki, 75, of 350 Long Swamp Road, applied for a diversionary program during a proceeding last week in New Britain Superior Court. He is free from custody and due...

New Britain man who was Hartford drug dealer gets 10 years in prison

A New Britain man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for trafficking fentanyl, according to federal authorities. Armando Gonzalez, 40, also was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to four years of supervised release, according to federal authorities. Authorities said, citing court documents and statements made in court, that the DEA Hartford Task Force ...

Two sentenced to federal prison for role in murder and arson scheme

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – Three men from Waterbury and Bridgeport have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their participation in a murder and arson scheme. Luis Mejias “Kermit”, 35, of Waterbury, Luis Mercado “Pops”, 55 and Jason Scott, 39, of Bridgeport were sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment and 3 years of […]
Register Citizen

T.J.Maxx/Homegoods eyes portion of vacant Walmart building in Guilford

GUILFORD — T.J.Maxx/Homegoods has expressed interest in moving into a portion of the vacant Walmart building in the Shoreline Plaza. Walmart closed its Shoreline Plaza location at 900 Boston Post Road in May. At a special meeting of the Design Review Committee, June 22, Nick Daly, one of the...

Connecticut Sun prepares food boxes to help combat food insecurity

(WTNH) – The WNBA’s Connecticut Sun is taking some time off the court to help tackle the problem of food insecurity in the New London area. The Sun partnered with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Fresh New London to prepare free boxes of food for distribution on Wednesday morning. “Food insecurity was going to skyrocket […]
Eyewitness News

New parking option announced for Tweed New Haven Airport

NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - While Tweed New Haven Airport is seeing a surge in travelers, it can cause quite the crunch when it comes to parking at the airport. Wednesday morning, the mayor and airport director announced a new parking option to help. A new parking option at Tweed-New...
Register Citizen

Construction to suspend Hartford Line rail service for two months

HARTFORD — The Hartford Line rail service will be suspended for two months this summer due to construction projects and will be substituted with a bus service, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT announced last week that the construction, which will take place from July 18 through...