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Cats rescued from Winsted "hoarding" house go up for adoption

WINSTED, Conn. — Dozens of cats rescued from a home in Winsted Friday went up for adoption. Animal control found more than 150 cats, and counting, two dogs, and a ferret at the home on Moore Drive. The Winchester police chief called the situation "cat hoarding." Winchester Town Manager...
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Hartford demonstrators rally for abortion access

HARTFORD, Conn. — Rallies continue in Connecticut following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade last week. Abortion rights advocates rallied outside of Hartford City Hall Monday evening. “This to me is such a human rights issue,” Audra King from Hartford said. Abortion is legal in...
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Hamden to offer free summer meals for children, teens

HAMDEN, Conn. — This summer children and teens in Hamden will be able to get breakfast and lunch for free. Hamden Public Schools officials said the summer meals program helps ensures that children and teenagers can eat healthy food during the summer months while school is out. All the...

Hundreds gather in Milford to protest Roe v. Wade decision

MILFORD, Conn. — Hundreds gathered at Milford Town Hall Sunday to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade which protected abortion access nationwide. The decision has led to protests across the country including many in Connecticut. Gov. Ned Lamont spoke in Milford and said elections have...

Schauffele wins at Travelers after Theegala's double bogey

CROMWELL, Conn. — Xander Schauffele won the Travelers Championship with a three-stroke swing on the final hole Sunday, hitting to 3 feet for birdie after rookie Sahith Theegala took two shots to get out of a bunker and made a double bogey in the group ahead. A stroke ahead...

17-year-old killed, man injured in Farmington crash

FARMINGTON, Conn. — A 17-year-old Farmington High School died and a 21-year-old seriously injured after a crash in Farmington, which led to road closure for a few hours. Police said the crash happened around 8:40 p.m. Saturday. Officials responded to the two-car crash on Colt Highway (Route 6) at the intersection with Fienemann Road.

DEEP, dive teams search for 20-year-old missing in Candlewood Lake

SHERMAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old man has gone missing while swimming in Candlewood Lake, and now environmental officials, neighboring police and fire departments and dive teams are conducting searches in the area. The man was reported missing Friday evening to Connecticut State Police Troop A, according to the Department...

Town of Winchester removing over 150 cats from home

WINCHESTER, Conn — Local officials and volunteers are helping to remove some 150 cats from a home in the Winsted section of Winchester. The police chief attributed the situation to a case of “cat hoarding”. Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald said their investigation began with a neighbor's...

DEEP warns of elevated ozone levels amid weekend heat

HARTFORD, Conn. — The temperatures are rising in Connecticut this weekend and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is expecting it will contribute to elevated ozone levels across much of the state. The ozone levels may approach or exceed “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” (USG) levels on Saturday...