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Weekly Safety Report: Car Crash, Allegations, and Wrongful Conviction in Litchfield County, Connecticut
Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crash on Route 7 in New Milford. The extent of injuries is unknown at this time, and the road is expected to remain closed for an extended period. In Harwinton, serious allegations of assault, violence, and sex trafficking were made against a youth group home. The Department of Children and Families is investigating the case. Additionally, the state of Connecticut has agreed to pay $25.2 million to settle a suit by two men who were wrongly convicted of murder based on fabricated crime scene evidence provided by forensic scientist Henry C. Lee.
Waterbury man charged in double shooting
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – A Waterbury man was charged on Friday in connection to a double shooting earlier this month, according to police. Officers with the Waterbury Police Department Auto Theft Task Force conducted a traffic stop on Wednesday on East Main Street for a car with multiple vehicle violations. The driver of the vehicle […]
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Murder Case, Fatal Crash, and Animal Cruelty Impact Waterbury
This week in Waterbury, Connecticut, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a shooting that resulted in the death of an innocent woman, a murder case that has seen changes in charges and potential plea deals, a fatal crash involving a pickup truck and an SUV, and a man being charged with animal cruelty after a husky was found with a chain embedded in its neck.
Silver Alert issued for missing 13-year-old from Waterbury
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – Police are seeking the public’s help as they search for a missing 13-year-old out of Waterbury. Jayme Serrano has been missing since Wednesday, according to authorities. Serrano has brown hair and brown eyes, is 5′5″ tall, and weighs about 140 pounds. Police...
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Arrests, Building Collision, and Stabbing Incident in Danbury, Connecticut
This week in Danbury, Connecticut, the police have been busy with several incidents. On September 13th, they arrested a known drug dealer in the Beaver Street area. On September 18th, they arrested another drug suspect in the same area. Additionally, a building unexpectedly collided with a car in downtown Danbury on the same day. Lastly, a Ridgefield man was arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred last month in Danbury.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire Displaces 14, Animal Abuse Arrest in Naugatuck, CT
A house fire in Naugatuck, Connecticut displaced 14 adults and hospitalized one person. The fire started in a multi-family home and firefighters rescued a person who suffered burns and smoke inhalation. In another incident, a suspect was arrested in connection with the abuse of a Siberian Husky named Justice. The dog was found with a chain embedded in its neck, which had to be surgically removed. An anonymous tip led the police to the suspect.
Weekly Safety Report: Brookfield, Connecticut Faces Double Shooting and Chase Crash Arrest
A suspect accused of a double shooting in Brookfield, Connecticut appeared in court without entering a plea. The shooting occurred in May, resulting in one fatality and serious injury to another person. The suspect, Devon Dennis, was arrested in New York City in July and brought back to Vermont. He is charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
Over One Million Birds Flew Over Litchfield County Last Night
I found out about Lights Out! Connecticut at the Litchfield Community Center on Bantam Road, they put up an informational flyer in the lobby informing everyone about how we could all help the world's bird population by doing one simple thing - Turn off unnecessary lights overnight. That was two years ago, but it's time to do it again.
Weekly Safety Report: Vintage Gas Pump Theft and Hate Crimes in Bristol, Connecticut
Bristol police in Connecticut are investigating two incidents this week. The first incident involved the theft of a vintage gas pump from a property on Redstone Hill Rd. The suspect, captured in a surveillance photo, drove a white Subaru Forester. The second incident consisted of hate crimes, with a racial slur written in chalk in Rockwell Park and swastikas spray-painted on a sign near Northeast Middle School and a stop sign at Deer Park and Shagbark roads.
Weekly Safety Report: Trespasser and Assault incidents in Monroe, CT
Monroe, CT experienced two incidents this week. The first incident involved a trespasser claiming to be St. Michael the Archangel attempting to force his way into the former residence of ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. The second incident was a physical altercation between two men in a parking lot, resulting in the arrest of one of them.
3 Connecticut cities implementing land banks to take on blighted properties and create more affordable housing
NEW HAVEN, Conn — The city of New Haven is creating its own land bank, where it can quickly buy and rehabilitate properties. This is after the Board of Alders voted in favor of the idea this week. The concept is something Hartford and Waterbury are already doing. “There’s...
Children's group home in Connecticut under DCF investigation after first responders raise concerns
State officials continue to investigate a Connecticut-funded group home in Harwinton following allegations of sex trafficking, violence and abuse that were detailed to Connecticut officials by local police and first responders. While the home remains operational, only one child remains in their care, according to program officials. State Department of...
South Britain Congregational Church to Host Free Apple Festival for Local Residents on September 23, 2023
The South Britain Congregational Church will host an Apple Festival on September 23, 2023. The festival, running from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, will have homemade apple pies, exhibitors, and live music.
These Watertown, CT based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Watertown.
‘It's hard': Renters are struggling to find housing at affordable prices
The housing supply is low, keeping more people renting who want to buy a new home. That’s one of the many factors impacting other renters on a tight budget looking for a place to live. Housing advocates are hearing frustrated stories from folks looking for affordable places to live...
Burlington Fish Hatchery celebrates a century of success
While some things have changed at the hatchery since 1923, a lot has remained the same.
5 Waterbury Top Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants
In Waterbury, CT, Waterbury top hole-in-the-wall restaurants await those who venture off the beaten path. We’ve delved into the world of five Waterbury top hole-in-the-wall restaurants, each offering a unique and delectable experience. From the cozy family-owned ambiance of Signatures Restaurant to the mouthwatering Sicilian Pizza at Domenick & Pia Pizzeria, these eateries have left an indelible mark on the local dining scene.
Torrington neighborhood prone to flooding is concerned about weekend forecast
With the rain coming this weekend, flooding concerns are once again top of mind for some communities. That includes a Torrington neighborhood that has battled flooding throughout the summer. A relentless storm on Sept. 11 sent rainwater cascading down a slope around Michele Gray’s house. Flowing through the landscape, it...
Event organizers bracing for wet weekend in Connecticut
It’s a big weekend for events in Connecticut, but unfortunately they may be a little wet. The forecast is for rain Saturday and Sunday, but that hasn’t dampened the spirit of some folks planning big events. The Bristol Mum Festival just opened its gates Friday. The tradition began...
Investigation underway after concerning reports at shelter for teenage girls in Harwinton
HARWINTON, Conn. — The STAR shelter for teenage girls in Harwinton has been under the microscope for almost one year after concerns emerged surrounding the staff and the girls themselves. The issue has become so large, that it has led local first responders to call for help from lawmakers...