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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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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.
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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...
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2 in custody after Hartford credit union robbery

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people are in custody following a robbery at a Hartford credit union on Wednesday, police said. According to the Hartford Police Department, the robbery occurred at Cencap Bank on Main Street. The investigation is ongoing. Stay alert for updates with WTNH in the News 8 app
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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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Pedestrian hit by truck in Tolland

TOLLAND — A pedestrian was taken by Lifestar on Wednesday morning after she was hit by a vehicle on Kozley Road. Police said Paul Grillo, 22, of Windsor Locks, was driving a small, commercial truck west on Kozley Road at about 8:45 a.m. when he crossed the double yellow center line, hitting Seema Kohli, 50, of Tolland, as she was walking in the same direction on the opposite side of the road.
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New Britain police blotter

Zulmarie Rodriguez, 33, 100 West St. Apt. 203, New Britain, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon. Luis David Santana, 31, 860 Main St., East Hartford, sixth-degree larceny. Nashalie Pastrana, 24, 225 North St. Apt. 14, New Britain, improper use-marker/lic/rgstr, operate/parks unregistered mv. Alexander Bryan Lugo-Vasquez, 24,...
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