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Man impaled during construction accident in Rocky Hill: Police

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Emergency crews responded to a construction accident in Rocky Hill Friday morning where a man was impaled by equipment, police said. Fire, police crews, and Aetna Ambulance responded to 153 Parsonage St. for a construction-related incident. At the scene, police said officers located a 45-year-old man suffering from an impalement […]
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Driver clocked at 95 mph going up Avon Mountain

WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A driver was clocked at 95 mph going up Avon Mountain, according to police in West Hartford. The West Hartford Police Department posted about the incident on its Facebook page Thursday. It said its traffic division conducted a speed enforcement detail on Albany Ave. near...
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State police detective suspended, assigned to administrative duties

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) - A detective with the Connecticut State Police was suspended earlier this week. According to state police, Michael O’Hara’s police powers were suspended as of Aug. 15 and he was assigned to administrative duties “pending the outcome of an active investigation.”. They have not...
MIDDLETOWN, CT

Five months after fire, The Place 2 Be in Constitution Plaza reopens

Five months after a devastating fire closed the downtown Hartford location of The Place 2 Be, the restaurant reopened to the public on Friday. The fire, which started when a person tossed a cigarette near the restaurant, caused $100,000 in damage to the interior Constitution Plaza eatery. “He smoked a cigarette and flipped it. Where it landed, it caught near the dumpster,” said Gina Luari, ...
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Plainville man killed in motorcycle crash in East Hartford

A Plainville man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Route 2 in East Hartford on Thursday, according to the Connecticut State Police. Glenn Pelletier, 51, was driving his 2005 Harley-Davidson heading east on Route 2 near the Exit 5 off-ramp when he struck the concrete barrier on the left side of the road a little after 9 p.m. on Thursday night, state police said. The impact threw him from his ...
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Weekend happenings around Connecticut, August 19-21

CONNECTICUT, USA — This weekend may be bad for outdoor plants with the lack of rain but it'll be great for those with outdoor plans!. Across the state, festivals are being held this weekend to celebrate food, culture, and the arts!. Sign up for the FOX61 newsletters:. The Hartford...
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How much water is needed for Connecticut to bust through the summer drought?

CONNECTICUT, USA — Connecticut's drought continues to worsen as the summer season presses on. Eastern parts of Windham and New London counties have been upgraded to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor as of Thursday morning. The area makes up about 13% of the state. But the rest of Connecticut is also experiencing a moderate or severe drought, depending on the location.
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Boyle and Pappas of Chozick Realty close 39-unit apartment complex for $6.5 million

West Hartford, CT Tom Boyle and Steve Pappas of Chozick Realty completed the sale of 5 Highland St. Apartments for $6.5 million. 5 Highland St. is a 39-unit apartment complex located at the corner of Farmington Ave. and Highland St. in a residential location. Covered parking along with a unit mix of 12 one-bedroom and 27 two-bedroom apartments has kept this property in high demand and at full occupancy.
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Man arrested for driving 130 MPH on Route 8: PD

TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – State police arrested a man for allegedly driving 130 miles per hour on Route 8 in Torrington. Police said on Wednesday just before 7 p.m., troopers observed a white Dodge Challenger driving significantly faster than surrounding traffic. Troopers clocked the driver at a speed of 130 MPH on a calibrated speedometer […]
TORRINGTON, CT
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Windsor restaurant has failed 6 health inspections since February, reports show

WINDSOR — Since February, a local restaurant has failed six health inspections, including three times last month, records show. Michael Pepe, director of health in Windsor, said MofonGo, a Broad Street restaurant that serves a combination of Puerto Rican and American food, has remained open because it has passed all but one of its reinspections.
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Stimulus Check From Connecticut: Second Sales Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

States are continuing to send monetary aid, in the form of child tax credits, tax rebates, etc., to help residents offset at least some of the impacts of inflation. Connecticut is the latest state to join this growing list, and it has come up with a unique way to make things more affordable in the state. This latest stimulus check from Connecticut comes in the form of a Sales Tax-Free Week. Connecticut’s second Sales Tax-Free Week will start on Sunday, and it is the first time that the state will hold two sales-tax holidays in one calendar year.
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Report: CT police used force against Black and Hispanic people at nearly twice the rate of white people

Connecticut police officers used force against Black and Hispanic people nearly twice as many times as they did against white people during a recent two-year period, according to a study released Thursday. The findings from the University of Connecticut’s Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy analyzed police use-of-force incidents reported...
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