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Video captures moments before double-fatal wrong-way crash in Windsor

WINDSOR — At first, the dashboard camera video shows a typical late-night highway scene from the point of view of a driver heading northbound on Interstate 91. But brake lights can be seen in the distance, and from the red lights emerge white ones: The headlights of a wrong-way driver head toward the vehicle with the camera.
WINDSOR, CT
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TROOPERS ARREST MAN TRAFFICKING FENTANYL WITH FIREARM

At 6 p.m. on September 12, Trooper Joel Daoust, assigned to State Police-Sturbridge, was on patrol during his assigned evening shift. As he merged his cruiser on to Route 84 westbound, from Route 20, in Sturbridge he observed a black Audi being operated at a speed he estimated to be much higher than the posted speed limit. Trooper Daoust activated his blue lights and stopped the Audi then approached it and identified the operator as MARCUS RIGGINS, 30, of East Hartford, Conn.
STURBRIDGE, MA
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Mother, Infant Injured After Car Crash in Hartford

Fire officials said a mother and her infant were among those injured during a car crash in Hartford Tuesday night. Authorities said they were called to a two-car accident on Jefferson Street. Responding crews found a car that was hit and struck a pole. Two adults and one infant were...
HARTFORD, CT
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Teens killed in crash identified

GLASTONBURY — Police and school officials have identified the two teens who were killed in a collision between a motorcycle and the sport-utility vehicle on Hebron Avenue on Sunday. Glastonbury police on Monday identified the 18-year-old motorcyclist killed in the crash as Gordon Southby of Glastonbury, a senior at...
GLASTONBURY, CT
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Suspect identified after vandalizing Westfield gas station

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A Westfield gas station was vandalized over the weekend, causing serious damage. Now, police have identified a suspect. On Saturday, a man was captured on a surveillance camera, damaging a digital price sign at a Westfield gas station. On Tuesday, we spoke with the owner of...
WESTFIELD, MA
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Southington Police Investigate Serious Crash on Queen Street

Police are investigating a serious crash that's closed part of Queen Street in Southington Tuesday night. Officials said they're at the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash on Queen Street between Lazy Lane and Queen Terrace. Traffic is being diverted on both sides of the road near the crash.
SOUTHINGTON, CT
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Windsor man gets four years in prison for fatal Southington crash

SOUTHINGTON -- A Windsor man has been sentenced to several years in prison in connection with a fatal crash in February 2021. Robert Perkins, 27, received a four-year prison term during a hearing last week in New Britain Superior Court. Following the prison term, he will serve five years of...
SOUTHINGTON, CT
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Police: Man linked to crimes in Willimantic and Hartford

WILLIMANTIC — Local police say they have arrested a man who has ties to crimes in Willimantic and Hartford. Kevin Yamil Gomez-Silva, 22, of Willimantic, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment; illegal discharge of a firearm; illegal sale, delivery or transport of a long gun; risk of injury to a child; second-degree breach of peace; and tampering with physical evidence Monday. He was held on $250,000 bond and appeared in state Superior Court in Danielson on Tuesday.
WILLIMANTIC, CT

2 Found Dead In Springfield Home

A man and a woman were found dead inside a Western Massachusetts home after a call from a relative. The two were found in Springfield around 10:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 on Maynard Street. According to Ryan Walsh, spokesman for the Springfield Police, officers responded to a home on Maynard...
SPRINGFIELD, MA

Hartford man charged in connection to fatal shooting of 29-year-old girlfriend in August

A Hartford man was charged in connection to the fatal shooting of his 29-year-old girlfriend on Colonial Street more than seven weeks after her murder, according to the Hartford Police Department. Weslie Mendez, 31, of Hartford was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a firearm for the killing of Adelaida Latorres-Toro on Aug. 6. Hartford police said that Mendez had been ...
HARTFORD, CT
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Massachusetts man, woman held without bail in kidnap for drug debt case

Two Massachusetts residents are being detained without bail on allegations they held a woman for ransom on behalf of an acquaintance waiting to collect drug money from the woman’s boyfriend. The defendants, Maurice Edwards and Jacquelyn Valdez, are charged in Bennington County with multiple felonies: kidnapping for ransom, fentanyl...
SPRINGFIELD, MA

Hartford Road disturbance leads to arrests

MANCHESTER — Police say a large domestic disturbance on Hartford Road Monday night led to two arrests. Police say officers were dispatched at roughly 6:20 p.m. to a disturbance involving “numerous” individuals. Amanda Burton, 35, of New Britain and Nathaniel Walker, 45, of Manchester, were both arrested...
MANCHESTER, CT

Bloomfield mourns loss of Coach Kevin Moses

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Often times in sports there are both times of laughter and tears. The town of Bloomfield is mourning the loss of a beloved high school coach, who lost his battle with cancer Monday. Bloomfield Public Schools confirmed that Bloomfield’s prized boy’s varsity basketball coach, Kevin Moses, died Monday night. “Kevin Moses […]
BLOOMFIELD, CT

In Your Neighborhood: Dennis House emcees 40 under 40 event in Plantsville

PLANTSVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 was in your neighborhood Tuesday night at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Some of the state’s rising stars were honored at the Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 event. 40 young professionals under the age of 40 represented fields in business, arts, healthcare and technology and were recognized for […]
SOUTHINGTON, CT

Where is the Most Affordable City to Buy a Home in New England?

Many folks throughout Massachusetts and the country are facing financial difficulties. Sure the price at the pump has dropped in recent weeks but the price of gas is still 75%, higher than in 2020. Then folks have to deal with grocery prices going through the roof. As matter of fact, grocery prices are up nearly 20% which is the largest inflation surge in 43 years. Rents in many cities are up around 65%. Not to mention, the waiting list for affordable housing in many communities including the Berkshires, feels like it goes on for an eternity. It's hard for many to keep their heads above water.
TORRINGTON, CT

Big E sets new attendance records

SPRINGFIELD - Record crowds spent the weekend at the Big E.More than 177,789 people stopped by the fairgrounds in West Springfield Saturday, setting an all-time single day attendance record.There was also a record set on Friday with 96,587 visitors.The Big E is open through Sunday.For more information, visit their website.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

Avon gets $500K grant for infrastructure repairs

AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — The town of Avon is getting a half-million dollar boost to help with some municipal infrastructure repairs. The STEAP grant will help fix the Route 44 Sanitary Sewage Pump Station, state and town officials said. “Pump stations provide reliable, affordable solutions in areas where gravity can’t transport sewage,” Lt. Gov. Susan […]
AVON, CT

East Granby closes the door to new mega-warehouses near Bradley. Why are towns saying no?

In a setback for a developer considering a new mega-warehouse near Bradley International Airport, East Granby planners rejected a move that would have allowed warehouses up to 800,000 square feet in their town. More than 80 residents signed a petition this summer opposing the New Jersey-based Silverman Group’s request to amend the town’s zoning rules. The company owns about 130 acres of ...
EAST GRANBY, CT
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