• DNC Chairman Perez: Need to investigate whether presidential election was ‘rigged’

    WASHINGTON DC — New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is joining calls for an independent investigation into reported contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russians known to US intelligence. “What we need to be looking at is whether this election was rigged by Donald Trump and his buddy Vladimir Putin,” Perez said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on Sunday. Perez argued that Attorney General J
  • Roller Coaster Weather Gets Mixed Reviews from Residents

    Sunday morning, the temperature was 20 degrees colder than the day before. The wind chill made it feel like the mid-20s outside.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

    WASHINGTON — A report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts likely would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage. The Affordable Care Act has two main components for expanding coverage: subsidized private health insurance available in all 50 states, and an optional Medicaid expansion that’s been accepted by 31 states and the District of Columbia. Tho
  • Actor Bill Paxton, known for “Twister”, “Apollo 13”, dies at 61

    HOLLYWOOD — TMZ is reporting that Bill Paxton died suddenly on Saturday. They were told the actor died due to complications from surgery. He was 61 years old. The actor was well known for several roles including “Twister”, “Titanic”, “Aliens”, and “Apollo 13”. Paxton also won an Emmy for “Hatfields and McCoys”. He was on a CBS show called “Training Day” at the time of his death. The family said to TMZ that “Bill&
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  • Pioneer Valley or West Mass? Regional rebranding is fraught

    BOSTON  — A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn’t sitting well with some residents. Tourism and economic development officials last week rebranded “Pioneer Valley” as “West Mass.” They say the region’s old moniker, which originated in the early 20th century, is outdated and confusing. But an online petition is calling on officials to abandon the new name. The debate is the latest reminder that rebranding can often be a fra
  • New York, North Carolina: When should a teen be tried as adult

    ALBANY, N.Y.  — New York and North Carolina are the last states that still prosecute all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in criminal court, but changes may be coming. Both states are considering proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18. Backers say the measures could save millions of dollars by providing rehabilitative services that young people need to keep from offending again. The proposal also would allow young offenders to avoid adult records that can affect the
  • One Dead After Vehicle Plunges Into River

    (WESTPORT,Conn./CBS Connecticut)   – A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized   after being rescued from the Saugatuck River in Westport last evening. The  victim’s vehicle plunged into the river around 7:40. Customers at a nearby restaurant heard the woman’s cries for help and called 911.
    Westport Police and Fire responded.They used a civilian boat on the side of the river to   get to the woman .She was taken to Norwalk Hospital. A man in th
  • Truck rams New Orleans crowd during Mardi Gras parade; 28 injured

    NEW ORLEANS — One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is 3 and the oldest are in their 40s. None of the injuries was life-threatening, officials said. The incident occurred near […]
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  • Mostly sunny and colder Sunday, another storm approaches early in the week

    High pressure builds in for your Sunday with sunshine and much colder air; but keep in mind, this cool down is what you would expect for this time of year with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, under a partly to mostly sunny sky.  High pressure hangs on across the area Monday with a lighter wind and milder temperatures. Our next storm approaches the region late Tuesday into Wednesday with periods of rain and showers.  Since the storm […]
  • What makes a black conservative tick?

    At this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside of Washington, D.C., black attendees tend to stand out in the mostly white crowd. While 80 percent of black Americans self-identify as Democrats, 86 percent of self-identified Republicans are white — indicating clear political divides along racial lines. While these racial divides were exposed by the 2016 election, African-Americans did vote in larger numbers for Donald Trump than for any other Republican candidat
  • Backers hold rally in New Britain in support of universal healthcare

    NEW BRITAIN —  A healthcare rally took place at Central Park in New Britain today, where supporters held up signs backing universal health care programs. It was spearheaded by the Central Connecticut chapter of ‘our revolution’, a group that fights for progressive, grassroots change in the United States. One supporter held a sign reading “FACT: 22 million Americans are covered”, where others read “TRUMP: Keep Your Tiny Hands Off Healthcare”. Th
  • Senator Blumenthal hosts healthcare town hall meeting

    NEW HAVEN —  Senator Richard Blumenthal addressed several serious issues on Saturday at a town hall meeting at Wilbur Cross High School. The senator expressed his frustrations involving the Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency and President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. He also addressed a President Trump supporter, who is frustrated over illegal immigration in Connecticut, where he referred to Oscar Obedio Hernandez, the man accused o
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  • Truck rams crowd during Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans; many injured

    NEW ORLEANS, LA — One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 21 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said it appeared the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, was likely highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is 3 and the oldest are in their 40s. None of the injuries was life-threatening, officials said. The […]
  • Man pronounced dead after car lands in Saugatuck River, woman survives

    WESTPORT —  One person has been pronounced dead after first responders received a call from witnesses involving a woman screaming for help in a river. On February 25, around 7:40 p.m. Lt. David Farrell of Westport Police Department said people at the restaurant, The Whelk, located on 575 Riverside Avenue in Westport, heard a woman screaming for help in Saugatuck River. Farrell said first repsonders responded immediately, jumping in a boat to save the woman. Farrell said the woman
  • East Windsor rolls out proposed agreement for third Connecticut casino

    EAST WINDSOR — The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are proposing a third casino to the state of Connecticut and East Windsor is listed as a potential destination. The community got a first look at the development proposal between the town and MMCT Venture, Saturday, which the board of selectmen unanimously backed. It maps out a 200,000 square foot commercial casino gaming facility, including 100,000 square feet of gaming floor and space designated to hospitality
  • East Windsor residents agree to casino proposal; MGM doesn’t

    EAST WINDSOR — The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes are adding a third casino to the state of Connecticut and East Windsor is listed as a potential destination. The proposal issued Saturday, states 200,000 square feet of commercial casino gaming facility, including 100,000 square feet of gaming floor and 100,000 feet designated to hospitality services like restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Also the casino will hold 2,000 slot machines and 50 to 150 gaming tables. The t
  • All For a Good Cause: Close to 100k raised in Middletown Penguin Plunge

    MIDDLETOWN —  It was a record setting fundraiser this year in Middletown where close to $100,000 was raised. Hundreds of people got together Saturday morning for the 17th Annual Middletown Penguin Plunge, a fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Connecticut. Special Olympics coordinator, Debbie Horne, said 332 people took part in the water plunge, from adults to kids. Horne said the largest group donation came from the Polish Falcons Club, a nonprofit fraternal benefit soc
  • UConn Extends Streak To 103 With Rout Of Memphis

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson broke out of a shooting slump on Saturday, scoring 29 points to lead top-ranked UConn to a 91-48 win over Memphis that extended the Huskies record winning streak to 103 games.
    The sophomore star, who was just 13 of 40 from the field during her previous three games, hit 11 of her 14 shots against the Tigers. She was 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
    Nepheesa Collier added 19 points and senior Saniya Chong had 14 points and seven assists in her final regula
  • Putnam woman charged after troopers find 110 bags of heroin in vehicle

    WOODSTOCK —  A Putnam woman is facing criminal charges after police found numerous bags of heroin in her car. On February 25, State Police of Troop D, said they pulled over Alicia Marando, 35, of Putnam, on Senexet Road for committing several traffic violations. Police said, when they spoke to Marando and the two passengers, they suspected criminal activity that involved illegal narcotics. Mirando admitted to police that she had heroin on her. Police said they recovered over
  • Strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, heavy rain and lightning this evening

    Expect a line of strong to severe thunderstorms to move through the state during the next couple of hours.  Storms have a history producing strong, damaging winds in excess of 50 mph, heavy rain and lightning.  The thunderstorms will quickly move out of Connecticut by 8-9 pm this evening. Our weather calms down on Sunday with sunshine and much colder air; but keep in mind, this cool down is what you would expect for this time of year with highs […]
  • Showers ending, partial clearing, much colder after midnight

    The line of severe weather has weakened considerably this evening now that the front is through Connecticut.  Much colder air already moving into parts of the state late this evening, may spark a few flurries before the precipitation comes to an end.  Skies will clear out after midnight and temperatures will plunge into the upper 20s to low 30s by sunrise Sunday. High pressure builds in for your Sunday with sunshine and much colder air; but keep in mind, this […]
  • Lots of sun, much colder Sunday

    High pressure builds in for your Sunday with sunshine and much colder air; but keep in mind, this cool down is what you would expect for this time of year with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, under a partly to mostly sunny sky.  High pressure hangs on across the area Monday with a lighter wind and milder temperatures. Our next storm approaches the region late Tuesday into Wednesday with periods of rain and showers.  Since the storm […]
  • 2 additional arrests had been made in connection with death of UConn student in October 2016

    STORRS — University police had made two additional arrests in connection with the death of a student back in October. On October 15, 2016, UConn Police said, Jacob San-juan, 20, of Plainville and Michael Vaz, 19, of Storrs, stole a fire extinguisher from the Grant Science Building. The next day, police said the two suspects discharged the fire alarm on the fourth floor of a dorm that set off an alarm. At the time, Jeffny Pally, 19, was sitting propped up against […]
  • East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for New Casino

    East Windsor town officials held a special meeting at East Windsor High School Saturday to vote on a Development Agreement between the town and MMCT Venture LLC, the joint Mohegan-Mashantucket Pequot company...Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • East Windsor Approves Casino Development Agreement

    EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Hundreds turned out at East Windsor High School Saturday for a special board of selectmen meeting on plans for a third casino in Connecticut. After hearing from the public, selectmen unanimously approved a 20-page development agreement that paves the way for the project.
    The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes had narrowed the possible locations for a new casino to sites in East Windsor and Windsor Locks and said last week that they would announce
  • Hartford Students Compete at African American History Bee

    Some students in Hartford spent part of their Saturday at the Hartford Public Library for the annual “African American History Bee.”Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Mayor Bronin makes heated appearance on Tucker Carlson

    HARTFORD —  Hartford Mayor, Luke Bronin, appeared on FOX News’ ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss Hartford’s sanctuary city policy. Carslon, who stated he used to live in the city of Hartford, asked Bronin ‘How many crimes in the past year or two have been committed by illegal immigrants in Hartford?’. Bronin told Carlson, he asked his police chief for those specific numbers, who told him “virtually none” of the crimes in
  • Officials Could Not Pinpoint Cause of New Britain House Fire

    New Britain fire officials said Friday they cannot complete a full investigation into large fire in a multi-family home on West Street during a major snow storm earlier this month because the damage to...Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Bill Aimed At Protecting State Lands Up For Another Vote

    HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Lawmakers are being urged to approve legislation needed to have voters decide whether Connecticut’s constitution should be changed to provide more protections for state lands.
    The Government Administration and Elections Committee will hold a hearing Monday on a resolution placing the question on the 2018 statewide ballot. If approved, voters will consider amending Connecticut’s constitution to require public hearings be held in communi
  • East Windsor Holds Special Meeting to Vote on Casino Agreement

    East Windsor town officials held a special meeting at East Windsor High School Saturday to vote on a Development Agreement between the town and MMCT Venture LLC, the joint Mohegan-Mashantucket Pequot company...Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Part of State Saturday

    Some thunderstorms will move through the state Saturday night and a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Litchfield County.The NBC Connecticut meteorologists said some areas could see gusty...Photo Credit: NBC ConnecticutThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Police work to bring back murder suspect who fled state

    BRIDGEPORT — Police are working to bring back to Connecticut a man suspected of fleeing the state with his daughter after killing the girl’s mother. A spokeswoman for the Bridgeport department said Saturday that police are also investigating the details surrounding Oscar Hernandez’s immigration status. Federal immigration officials say he had been deported Nov. 27, 2013. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez has prior felony convictions including assault and threat. U.S. Imm
  • Police work to bring back Bridgeport murder suspect who fled state

    BRIDGEPORT — Police are working to bring back to Connecticut a man suspected of fleeing the state with his daughter after killing the girl’s mother. A spokeswoman for the Bridgeport department said Saturday that police are also investigating the details surrounding Oscar Hernandez’s immigration status. Federal immigration officials say he had been deported Nov. 27, 2013. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez has prior felony convictions including assault and threat. U.S. Imm
  • Milton Scores 20 To Help No. 15 SMU Beat UConn

    By WILLIAM S. PAXTONAssociated Press
    Hartford, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) -Shake Milton had 20 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 15 SMU over UConn 69-61 on Saturday.
    The Mustangs (25-4, 15-1 American Athletic Conference) won their 11th straight and haven’t lost since Jan. 12 at Cincinnati. Semi Ojeleye had 16 points, Ben Moore added 15 and Sterling Brown had 11.
    The Huskies (14-14, 9-7), who have dropped two straight after a four-game winning streak, were led by Kentan Facey’
  • Two Charged With Stealing Wood In North Haven

    NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – North Haven police have arrested two men in connection with thefts from a local wood working company.
    Police say Jairo Solorzano-Guerra, 38, of New Haven and Luis Chacon, 40, of West Haven were arrested Saturday after they attempted to drive away from the business with $13,000 worth of product.
    Both men are charged with second-degree larceny and criminal trespass. They were held on $5,000 pond with a March 3 court date in Meriden.
    Police say they&rsqu
  • Germany: Man drives vehicle into pedestrians, shot by police

    HEIDELBERG, GERMANY — A man armed with a knife was shot and injured by police Saturday after he drove a car into a group of pedestrians in Heidelberg, Germany, local police said. Three people were injured, one seriously, Mannheim police said. After driving his car into the group, the suspect tried to flee the scene and was then shot by officers. The suspect was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. No motive is known. The incident occurred near a […]
  • Hundreds Rally in Support of Affordable Care Act in New Haven

    A group including concerned residents, students and clinicians are scheduled to rally in New Haven in support of the Affordable Care Act.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Suspects Tried to Steal $13K Worth of Wood: North Haven PD

    North Haven police have arrested two men accused of stealing wood from a local wood working company.Photo Credit: North Haven Police Department
  • 1 Dead After Fire at Wallingford Apartment Complex

    A 57-year-old woman is dead and dozens of people were displaced after a fire at a Wallingford apartment building on Friday afternoon.Photo Credit: Wallingford Fire Department
  • Group Rallies in Support of Affordable Care Act in New Haven

    A group including concerned residents, students and clinicians are scheduled to rally in New Haven in support of the Affordable Care Act.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Malloy Backs Perez For DNC Chair

    HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is throwing his political support to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the national Democratic Party.
    Malloy is chairman of the Democratic Governors Association.
    Malloy issued his endorsement on Saturday morning in tweet, saying he’s proud to support Perez.
    Malloy says he saw firsthand that Perez is “a fighter on behalf of our candidates” and supports “progressive value” when P
  • Woman Pronounced Dead After Wallingford Fire

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Wallingford police say a woman is dead after a fire at the Silver Pond Apartment Complex Friday afternoon.
    Police say blaze at 656 Center Street, in Building A of the complex, was reported around 4 p.m. All residents were evacuated and one person, Carol Augustine, 57, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, said police.
    An autopsy conducted Saturday was inconclusive and the death is pending further study.
    Forty-seven people
  • Woman dies following Friday fire in Wallingford elderly apartment complex

    WALLINGFORD — One person is dead following a fire in an elderly housing complex on East Center Street in Wallingford Friday afternoon. On Friday, officials said one woman, identified as 57-year-old Carol Augustine, was hospitalized, but Saturday the Wallingford Fire Dept. confirmed that she later died at the hospital. The cause of her death is still being investigating. The fire broke out in her second floor unit of the Silver Pond Apartments. The fire was contained to one apartm
  • Suspect In Woman’s Death In US Had Been Deported In 2013

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A man suspected of fleeing Connecticut with his daughter after killing the child’s mother is a citizen of El Salvador who had been deported more than three years ago, U.S. authorities say.
    The 6-year-old girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash on Interstate 99 that involved a car driven by her father, Oscar Hernandez.
    Hernandez was taken into custody. The girl, Aylin Sofia Hernandez, suffered min
  • Suspect In Woman’s Death Had Been Deported In 2013

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A man suspected of fleeing Connecticut with his daughter after killing the child’s mother is a citizen of El Salvador who had been deported more than three years ago, U.S. authorities say.
    The 6-year-old girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash on Interstate 99 that involved a car driven by her father, Oscar Hernandez.
    Hernandez was taken into custody. The girl, Aylin Sofia Hernandez, suffered min
  • Putnam Woman Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

    Connecticut state police arrested a Putnam woman on drug charges after a traffic stop Saturday.Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
  • Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

    RALEIGH, N.C.  — The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the case of a North Carolina man who beat a traffic ticket and posted about his victory on Facebook, a place he was forbidden to be. The Supreme Court hears arguments Monday as 36-year-old Lester Packingham Jr. claims a state law violates his constitutional rights to free speech by banning convicted sex offenders like him from social media sites. Packingham’s conviction for violating the social-media ban was upheld by North [&
  • Woman Charged in Fatal Litchfield Crash

    A Litchfield woman involved in the crash that killed one person and injured five other last year has been arrested.Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

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