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Manchester felon gets two years for basement arsenal

A felon who police say had multiple assault weapons, other guns, and large-capacity magazines in a hidden basement room in his Manchester home in April 2020 was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison under a plea bargain that brought two more felony convictions, records show. DEFENDANT: Paul Andrew Bato,...
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Violent fugitive arrested by U.S. marshals in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - U.S. marshals said they arrested a violent fugitive who’s accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and her son multiple times. They said Issac Ramos-Perez was apprehended on Friday. Authorities said Ramos-Perez visited the victims at their home on Dec. 23, 2022. The shooting left the son...

Memphis officer accused of murdering Tyre Nichols has Connecticut ties

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — One of the five Memphis, Tenn. officers charged with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols is from Connecticut, officials said. Desmond Mills Jr. and four other officers are accused of viciously beating Nichols, a motorist who died three days after a confrontation with MIlls and the officers during a traffic stop on January 7.

ECSU exhibit tells one woman’s journey from the "Holocaust to High Fashion"

Sidonia Perlstein was a holocaust survivor who made dresses for a living. Her dress shop in Springfield, MA, “Sidonia's Dressmaking and Alterations” did a brisk business for decades, as people lined up to get one of her original creations. Perlstein died in 2006 at the age of 93. Now, an exhibit at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in West Hartford takes a closer look at Perlstein’s life through her dresses.
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Syrup lines vandalized at farm in Portland

PORTLAND, CT (WFSB) - Portland police are investigating after a local farm was vandalized. The maple syrup lines at Penfield Farms were badly damaged. “When workers at the farm went to check on their maple lines earlier this week, they discovered 150 of their tubes had been cut. For Henry...
New Britain Herald

Berlin has a new pizza place

BERLIN – From a Brooklyn-style, square-cut pie named “Grandma” to one that has all the accouterments of a “Big Mac” - variety knows no bounds at the town’s newest pizza place. SliceWorks opened up at 1863 Berlin Tpke. a few months back and town...

Massachusetts woman accused of killing 2 children has ties to Connecticut

DUXBURY, Mass. — A 32-year-old Massachusetts woman accused of killing two of her children and injuring her infant son went to high school and college in Connecticut. Lindsay Clancy – formerly Lindsay Musgrove – is from Wallingford and graduated from Lyman Hall High School in 2008, the school district’s superintendent confirmed to FOX61 News.

Vehicle, driver in fatal hit-and-run found

EAST HARTFORD — Police have located the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run at the intersection of Main and Pitkin streets this week. Police responded to the accident around 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18, where they found George Tetteh-Quarshie, 70, of East Hartford, lying in the intersection severely injured. He was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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I-84 East Reopens in Hartford After Rollover Crash

Interstate 84 East has reopened after a vehicle overturned in Hartford Friday afternoon. The crash happened between exits 48 and 49. Traffic was backed up for several miles, according to Firefighters responded to the scene. It's unknown if there are any injuries. No additional information was immediately available.

A Glastonbury man has collected more than 240 ‘nips’ bottles as trash on the street. Now he’s on a mission to get a Connecticut law changed.

After discovering a hot spot for discarded “nip” bottles on a connector leading to Glastonbury High School, a local man is launching a campaign to change the state law so towns can decide individually whether to ban nips. Resident Tom Metzner said he welcomes others in the state to join the cause. “It’s easy to litter. I see them all over,” he said, referring to the bottles. “These nips should ...

Two 16-year-olds shot in Hartford

Two 16-year-old boys were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Hartford on Wednesday night, police said. The Hartford Police Department responded to the area of Garden Street and Homestead Avenue on a report of a shooting just before 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers found a 16-year-old boy suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds at the scene, police said. ...

Woman who dealt guns amid domestic abuse avoids prison

A former Glastonbury woman who told authorities that a physically and mentally abusive husband got her involved in illegal gun trafficking received a sentence Thursday without immediate prison time — but with three years of supervision by a federal probation officer and a $3,000 fine. DEFENDANT: Brandi Wiggins, 36,...