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Two Connecticut cops targeted by gunfire reacted like pros, law enforcement leaders say, as assaults on officers increase nationwide

Law enforcement leaders praised Hartford and Norwich police officers for their vigilance and professionalism after the two cops escaped targeted gunfire and helped arrest suspects in separate incidents Monday and Tuesday. “What shouldn’t be lost here,” Brian Foley, an aide to public safety Commissioner James Rovella, said Wednesday, “is that both armed, violent suspects were taken into custody ...
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Eyewitness News

Woman arrested for drunk driving breaks trooper's windshield

WATERFORD, CT (WFSB) - An arrested drunk driver ended up breaking glass in a state police cruiser. State police said they saw 31-year-old Angela Negron from Columbia driving erratically on Interstate 395 in Montville. A trooper initiated a traffic stop around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday. State police said Negron did...
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Lebanon Teenager Killed In Shooting, Car Crash, Police Say

A teenager is dead and police in Lebanon are searching for two men they believe were involved.Police were called to a single-vehicle crash on North Sixth Street, near Lehman Street on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., according to a statement released by police.Witnesses told police two men outside of a car …
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Norwich Bulletin

What you need to know before you vote in Plainfield Tuesday

A three-way first selectman race in Plainfield on Election Day is pitting the current officeholder against the town planner and a third-party candidate with plenty of experience in stumping for office. Cunningham, 63, served as the town’s top elected official from 2005-07 before losing the post and being re-elected in...

Dig Even Deeper and You’ll Find the Truth in Old Lyme

Last week, an op-ed in this paper from a lady in Old Lyme presented erroneous and disingenuous reasons for voting against Tim Griswold for First Selectman. Dig even deeper and you’ll find the truth and see the absurdity in the statements made in that letter. First, the letter argued that...
Valley Breeze

Donkey on the lam since June captured in goat pen

SCITUATE — Karen Lanoue is celebrating a happy ending this week after a five-month journey including many nights of missed sleep tracking down her lost donkey, which was caught last week in a goat pen at a nearby farm. Last Saturday, Scott Bergantino of the Perfect Puppy was able to...
Norwich Bulletin

Norwich mayoral candidates debate American Rescue Plan funds, city finances

The two City of Norwich mayoral candidates squared off, and at times traded barbs, in a sparsely attended debate Tuesday evening held at Norwich Free Academy. The debate, moderated by Director of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Joanne Moore, and sponsored by the Norwich NAACP branch, featured some questions submitted by Norwich Free Academy students who sat next to Moore to keep time on the candidates' responses.

Runaway donkey spotted in Johnston, Scituate returned to owners

Scituate police said Thursday that a runaway donkey that was spotted in Johnston and Scituate was caught and returned to its owners. NBC 10 viewers shared videos of the donkey running along Route 6 in June. Police said at the time that the animal had run away from its new...
New Haven Register

Meet the candidates: East Hampton Board of Finance race

EAST HAMPTON — There are seven candidates running for the Board of Finance in East Hampton. Running for the open seats are incumbents Ted Turner and Robert Hein, Democrats, and Richard Brown and Alannah Danaher Coshow, Republicans. The challengers are Kurt Comisky, Democrat, and Russell Bonaccorso and Bridget McLennan, Republicans.
Norwich Bulletin

What to know before you vote in Griswold Nov. 2

Election Day is Nov. 2, when every town and city in Connecticut will hold votes on who gets to make local, day-to-day decisions. This includes Griswold, which has multiple important town offices, including that of First Selectman, up for election this year. In Griswold, there are 7,945 active and 218 inactive voters, according to last year’s data from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office.

NK woman sentenced to seven years at ACI for fatal DUI accident

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — A North Kingstown woman will serve seven years at the state prison in connection with a 2019 drunken driving crash that claimed the life of a woman and injured two others. At a hearing Monday in Providence County Superior Court, Justice Daniel A. Procaccini sentenced Barbara...

NK sets up showdown with Rams

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The North Kingstown High School football team moved to 6-0 in league play last week and is ready to put that perfect mark on the line in a marquee game Friday night. The Skippers beat Shea 42-18 for their sixth consecutive victory since a loss in the...
Westerly Sun

It's the spookiest time of year

It's the time of year for all things spooky, and local trick-or-treaters have some scary good options this Halloween season. From the armory and the United Theatre in Westerly to the Capt. Palmer House in Stonington to the Mystic Seaport Museum and Olde Mistick Village in Mystic and to Books on the Pond in Charlestown, goblins and ghosts have opportunities aplenty to dress up, dress down, listen to scary stories and watch horror movies.

Courtney: I ‘Enthusiastically Endorse Camille Alberti’

I am writing to enthusiastically endorse Camille Alberti for first selectwoman for the town of East Lyme, one of Connecticut’s outstanding Communities. Camille has already been diligently serving the Town for over twelve years, first as a member of the Economic Development Commission, and now as a member of the Board of Finance. She has held the position of Chairman of the Board of Finance for the past two years, and has proven her mettle by keeping tax increases low, increasing services, and increasing the Town’s rainy-day fund by 37%.

SK falls to Hawks, looks ahead to key game

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — The door is still open for the South Kingstown High School football team, even after a rough day. Bishop Hendricken stopped the Rebels’ three-game winning streak with a 27-0 victory on Saturday afternoon at Curtis Corner Middle School. On the chase for a berth in the top-tier state championship bracket, it wasn’t an unexpected result. The Rebels can still clinch a spot with a win over East Greenwich in the season finale and a Portsmouth loss to Hendricken.
Eyewitness News

Self defense class attendance on the rise after a Marlborough woman was attacked

MARLBOROUGH, CT (WFSB) – Self defense classes in Marlborough have seen an uptick in attendance. Over 70 women signed up just for one class earlier tonight. The instructor, Dominick Violante says he hopes to give his students confidence to defend themselves in violent situation. Women will learn several skills on how to handle different attacks. Violante says there are ways to use common items for defense, like a cell phone or a shopping cart.