• Rescue dog looking for home after two years in Canton shelter

    CANTON —  Sassy, energetic, and playful are some words to describe Cesara who has stolen the hearts of volunteers at the Dog Star Rescue.
    “Cesara is our gem,” said Dan McCabe, co-founder of Dog Star Rescue. “Our diamond in the rough and she is ready for adoption.”
    Her favorite things? The toy bin, fetch, and treats for days! There’s one piece of this dog that is admirable, but heartbreaking at the same time: Cesara’s patience.
    “We are for
  • Snapchat Videos Purportedly Show Plainfield Teen With Firearm

    Two teens were arrested in Plainfield after a video on social media purportedly showed one of them handling a firearm, police said.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Chinese food deliveryman sends gun-wielding robbers running from apartment building

    NEW YORK — Authorities are searching for the two men who attempted to rob a deliveryman inside a New York City apartment building Monday.
    One of the individuals posed as a customer, placing a fake order from the Peking Kitchen Chinese restaurant in Harlem and asked to have the food delivered at an apartment on West 113th Street, police said.
    Shortly before 9 p.m., the 56-year-old deliveryman, identified by the New York Daily News as Saikou Tambajang, arrived at the address and o
  • Woman accused of injecting children with meth, letting men sexually assault them

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – A Wisconsin mother allegedly let men abuse two young children for years in exchange for drugs and money, according to WEAU.
    Michelle Mayer, 39, of Eau Claire, has been charged with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child, party to a crime.
    The abuse apparently started years ago when Mayer allowed different men into her mother’s house, according to WTMJ. The men allegedly gave Mayer meth, cocaine and money, and, in return, she allowed them to sexually and p
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  • Driver Says She Was Injured After State Slow Plow Hit Car

    A New Britain mother said she was injured after a state snow plow sideswiped her car.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • State Offers to Pay Off Hartford's Debt

    The state has offered to pay off Hartford's debt under the new budget deal.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • State reaches agreement to pay off Hartford’s debt

    HARTFORD — The city of Hartford has reached an agreement to have the state pay off the city’s approximately $550 million in general obligation debt.
    The Hartford Courant reports the deal calls for the state to pick up Hartford’s annual debt payments, but the city would be responsible for about $5 million a year in payments on its new minor league ballpark.
    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin had threatened to file for bankruptcy, citing the city’s debt, pension obligations an
  • Body cam video shows man biting police K-9

    RACINE, Wis. - A Wisconsin man faces charges after he allegedly bit a sheriff's office K-9  during his arrest last Monday.
    The Racine County Sheriff's Office released body camera video of 44-year-old Leland O'Malley, who faces multiple charges from the incident.
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    Officials say shortly before midnight on Monday, deputies responded to a man outside of a Town of Dover house. The caller said the man, later identified as O'Malley, would not leave and appeared to be intoxicated.
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  • The origin of the T-shirt

    Today the T-shirt is a comfy wardrobe staple - an easy and versatile choice for a relaxing Saturday, a backyard barbecue, or even for work. It’s almost impossible to think of what today’s style would look like without the practicality of the T-shirt, and its origin is pretty simple: a matter of convenience.
    In the early 1900s, men’s fashion involved button-down shirts, but buttons fell off from time to time. When buttons needed to be sewn back on, the man’s wife would of
  • Teen taking driving test plows into exam station before making it to road

    BUFFALO, Minn. – A teenager taking her driver’s test crashed through the driver’s examination station before she even got on the road.
    The Star Tribune reported that the 17-year-old crashed a 2014 Chevy Equinox into the building Wednesday afternoon in Buffalo, Minnesota.
    (Photo: Buffalo Police Department)
    The driver was not hurt, but a 60-year-old woman working as the license examiner sustained non-critical injuries and the vehicle was significantly damaged.
    It happened after
  • Florida woman beats up husband for forgetting wedding anniversary, deputies say

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Deputies arrested a Florida woman after she allegedly attacked her husband because he forgot the date of their wedding anniversary.
    Carol Stone, 35, of Zephyrhills, faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery after Pasco County deputies arrested her Wednesday, according to Tampa’s WTVT.
    Stone’s husband told authorities the assault started as verbal dispute when he told her he forgot their anniversary. Stone later confirmed his story to deputies durin
  • New Britain cop publishes own book

    NEW BRITAIN --  On a typical day, Brian Shea is at the New Britain police department where he works as a detective specializing in crimes against children.
    "I always wanted to do something in my life where I would help people," said Shea.
    He is a father, a husband, a former teacher, Navy officer, and now, as of March 15, a self published author.
    “I would average like four hours of sleep a night for a chunk of that process," said Shea.
    This book is the first of a three-book fiction se
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  • Easton EMT facing multiple charges in Connecticut, Massachusetts

    EASTON - A volunteer EMT has been arrested for voyeurism related to patient transports.
    Easton police said Christopher Barlow, 21, who is a former Sacred Heart University student, is facing numerous charges in both Connecticut and his native Duxbury, Massachusetts.
    On a tip from the Easton Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Barlow became their sole focus.
    Last June, members of the Easton EMS were moving medical supplies when they discovered a gun case and a powder inside one of the cab
  • Fire at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich Prompts Nearby Evacuations

    Crews are working to put out a fire that broke out at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Firefighters battling 2-alarm fire in Norwich

    NORWICH —  Firefighters are currently battling a 2-alarm fire in Norwich.
    The fire broke out at Boyd’s Used Auto Parts around 3:45 p.m. The auto shop is located at 133 Corning Road.
    At this time, it is unknown if anyone has been injured.
    Video from #CFPA member Rob Ladd on scene in #Norwich CT Fire in a salvage yard. https://t.co/7ol46ZGkwc
    — CT Fire Photo (@ctfirephoto) March 22, 2018Happening now!Heavy fire in a salvage yard in #Norwich CT.133 Corning Rd. Member Rob Ladd
  • Toys ‘R’ Us founder Charles Lazarus dies

    Charles Lazarus, who founded Toys “R” Us 70 years ago, died Thursday, week after the company announced it will be forced to shut down its U.S. operations.
    Lazarus, 94, no longer held a stake in the chain. He started the company in 1948 when he was 25, anticipating that the post-war baby boom would create demand for baby supplies and toys. He remained CEO until 1994.
    “He was the father of the toy business,” said Michael Goldstein, who succeed him as CEO. “He knew the
  • Viral Video Of Smoking Baby Leads To Mom’s Arrest

    CBS Local —  A video of an infant smoking a small cigar set off outrage on social media that helped North Carolina authorities identify and arrest the mother. Police say the Raleigh mom had her baby smoke “a marijuana blunt,” according to arrest warrants obtained by CBS affiliate WNCN.
    A version of the video that’s received 1.5 million views was posted by a user who urged the mother’s arrest. The 10-second clip shows the hand of an adult off-screen holding what
  • Lindsay Lohan Becomes Ironic New Spokesperson For Lawyer.com

    CBS Local — Lindsay Lohan has a long history of getting into trouble with the law. The actress’s latest gig is therefore catching some people by surprise: spokesperson for Lawyers.com.
    Lohan, who has been arrested multiple times for driving under the influence as well as theft from a Venice jewelry store, spent eight years on probation starting in 2007. The 31-year-old was also sentenced to 90 days in jail in 2010 and has been in and out of rehab during her tumultuous career.
    Two yea
  • Sandy Hook Promise launches new reporting app and PSA campaign

    HARTFORD — Sandy Hook Promise launched the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System into schools across the country Thursday, including accelerated rollout in what they said are four of the most at-risk states for gun violence.
    The group said they were doing this “In response to the senseless murders of 17 high school students and staff in Parkland, Fla., and the 19 other school shootings since the beginning of 2018.”
    The launch is being amplified by a national PSA produced by
  • Your Stories: New Shops at Corbins in West Hartford Reveal Plans for Grand Openings

    Work is nearly done at the new buildings at Corbins Corner in West Hartford and some businesses said they plan to open next month while others plan to open sometime this summer.
  • ‘That’s Just Extremely Odd’: Cougar Found In Empty Motel Room

    CBS Local — An Oregon motel had to call local wildlife officials after a cougar decided to “check in” to one of their rooms.
    According to KVAL, the cougar wandered into the Oregon Motor Motel on March 20 after being seen walking around the inn two days earlier. “A cougar coming this far into downtown, into the business district and deep into a hotel complex, and not showing fear of people or wariness of urban environments? That’s just extremely odd,”
  • Meriden is home to best burger in the state according to national survey

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    MSN  named the top burgers in all 50 states. And K LaMay`s steamed cheeseburger was crowned with the top honors in Connecticut.
    K LaMay`s is at 690 E. Main St. in Meriden.
  • Middletown man charged with sexually assaulting child

    MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown man was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a child.
    Gary L Steele Sr., 51  was charged with risk of injury to child, two counts of injury or risk of injury to, or impairing morals of, children / sale of children, and first -degree sex assault intercourse with force/threat/unable to consent .
    He was arrested and arraigned on Tuesday, March 20, and his bond was set at $750,000.
  • Tennessee lawmakers pass ‘In God We Trust’ school bill

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
    It would take effect immediately if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously and cleared the House in an 81-8 vote, with both chambers controlled by Republicans.
    The measure requires schools to display the motto in a prominent location, either as a plaque, artwork, or in some other form.
  • Man Loses Thumb In Accident, Doctors Replace It With Big Toe

    CBS Local — An Illinois mechanic who lost his thumb in an accident has the use of his hand again after having doctors attach his toe as a replacement.
    Melo Hairapetian accidentally severed his left thumb and pinky while using a circular saw in 2016. The damage to the man’s hand was so severe that doctors could not save the 45-year-old’s thumb. “I can’t live without my thumb,” Hairapetian said in a Loyola Medicine press release. “I use
  • Bill seeks to ban smoking while walking on New York City sidewalks

    NEW YORK — Smokers looking for a nicotine fix may be barred from lighting up while walking down New York City sidewalks under a newly proposed bill.
    People would still be allowed to stand in one place and smoke. The bill, introduced by Councilman Peter Koo, would block smokers from lighting up on all sidewalks under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
    “In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to r
  • Alan Cumming On Instinct, Whoopi Goldberg & Macbeth

    Alan Cumming has played a lot of different characters in his career, but he has never played a character quite like Detective Dylan Reinhart. Cumming, who was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards while on the “Good Wife” on CBS, loves the challenge of playing Reinhart because he is multilayered. Reinhart is a professor, a former CIA spy and an author. He’s also the first openly gay leading male character ever on network television, but Cumming believes that’s the leas
  • 2-year-old boy diagnosed with rare ‘vanishing bone’ disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A 2-year-old Michigan boy was being treated for pneumonia when a chest x-ray and CT scan revealed half of the bones in his chest were gone, according to WXMI.
    "They found that his bones were basically not present," said Leo's dad Antonio Aguillon. "So he’s missing about half of his rib cage on the left side as well as the middle bone, which I think is called the sternum."
    The diagnosis: Gorham Stout Disease, also referred to Vanishing Bone Disease.
  • Dog that was shot, hit with a hammer and left to die goes home with foster family

    MANCHESTER, Mo. - There is a new milestone in the recovery of a dog that was shot, then hit with a hammer and left to die.
    The 2-year old yellow lab mix named Trooper continues to surprise everyone as Veterinary Specialty Services and Missouri K-9 Friends work to slowly nurse him back to health.
    According to court documents, 57-year-old Jason E. Hampton of Farmington shot Trooper before hitting him with a hammer and leaving him in a ditch to die.
    “He has defeated all odds,” Man
  • United Airlines passenger claims he fractured spine after airline took away his wheelchair

    A 66-year-old Florida man has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines, claiming the company is responsible for injuries he sustained en route to his father’s funeral in Feb. 2017, according to FOX News.
    Greg Woienski, who was 65 at the time of the incident, says he suffered a “fractured spine” as well as “several other major injuries” after United Airlines allegedly made him board his flight from Orlando to Newark without the use of a wheelchair, according to court
  • Has Road To WrestleMania Already Topped Main Event?

    By Chuck Carroll
    For WWE, this year’s road to WrestleMania has been unlike any other in the event’s 34-year history. Traditionally, the fireworks are saved for the actual show, but bombshells have already been going off for more than a month, and there is still more than two weeks before tens of thousands pack the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The biggest bang came earlier this week, when WWE shocked the wrestling world by announcing Daniel Bryan had been medically cleared
  • Kidde Issues Smoke Detector Recall For Over 450,000 Units

    CBS Local — Kidde has recalled nearly half a million smoke detectors after a flaw was found that could keep the devices from alerting owners about a fire in their homes.
    According to a release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 452,000 Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms have been recalled in the United States. 40,000 more were sold in Canada and are also being recalled.
    “A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke senso
  • EMS Volunteer in Easton Took Inappropriate Photos of Patients: Police

    A volunteer with Emergency Medical Services in Easton, Connecticut is accused of taking inappropriate photos of patients who were transported by ambulance, posing as an Easton police officer, theft and more.
    Photo Credit: Easton Police
  • Survivor Castoff Stephanie Johnson Speaks Out

    Stephanie Johnson spent 24 hours on Ghost Island and she believes that ended up being the reason she is no longer on “Survivor: Ghost Island.” Johnson is the latest castoff on a Survivor season that keeps on surprising viewers.
    Johnson spoke with CBS Local about why she got voted off, the biggest challenges of the game and who she wants to win now that she’s gone.
    Why do you think you were voted off?
    Stephanie Johnson: I think that they thought I was a player. I was a trip
  • Several Schools Delayed Thursday Morning

    Several schools opened late Thursday morning after snow Wednesday that lingered into Thursday morning and caused slick roads.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.comThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • State Police Investigating Waterbury Officer-Involved Shooting

    State police detectives and the State's Attorney Office are investigating the "use of force" aspect of a Waterbury officer-involved shooting on Wednesday.Photo Credit: Waterbury Police
  • More Police Will Be at Portland Schools After Threatening Statements: Police

    There will be an increased police presence at schools in Portland as a precaution after an investigation into threatening statements.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
  • Toys ‘R’ Us liquidation sales are here

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    The Toys “R” Us liquidation sales have arrived.
    The iconic toy giant announced last week that it will shut or sell all of its 735 US stores, and the company said it expects the sales to start Thursday.
    Shoppers looking to snag a bargain should act fast.
    “It will be quick,” said Chuck Tatelbaum, a director with Tripp Scott, a Florida law firm, on how quickly the shelves will empty. “No more than 60 days, closer to 30 days.”
    The more popula
  • A Nevada teen called his congressman and dropped an F-bomb while demanding action on guns. His school suspended him

    RENO, NV — Noah Christensen admits he could have used better language when he called his congressman’s office and used the F-word to demand action on gun control.
    After the call, a congressional aide notified the Nevada teen’s school, which suspended him for two days.
    Now Christensen, 17, is at the center of a debate about decorum and free speech. The ACLU is involved. And some people are seeking an apology from the congressman, who says that’s not going to happen.
    It beg
  • FBI director tells staff he’ll run agency ‘objectively and independently’

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    WASHINGTON DC — FBI Director Christopher Wray is promising his staff that he remains committed to running the agency “objectively and independently, and by the book.”
    Wray, who’s been in his role for over seven months now, wrote in a message to the FBI workforce which was obtained by CNN that he cannot comment on the specifics surrounding last week’s firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
    “And while I still cannot comment on specifics of that
  • Woman Gets Charged for Tickets After Website Error

    Betty Phillips thought she was out more than $400 after a trip to Las Vegas and it wasn't because of the casino.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Florida high school requiring clear backpacks after shooting

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    PARKLAND, Fla.  — When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students return from spring break, they’ll be required by the local school district to use clear backpacks and wear identification badges at all times.
    Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told parents in a two-page letter about the security changes. It said the backpacks will be given to students at no cost when they return to school on April 2. He also noted that metal detectors may soon be install
  • Bloomfield Man Stabs Father in Chest With Kitchen Knife: Police

    A Bloomfield man is suspected of stabbing his father with a kitchen knife during an argument on Wednesday.Photo Credit: Bloomfield Police
  • Starbucks offers sparkling Crystal Ball Frappucino for buzz

    NEW YORK  — Starbucks, thirsty for some social media magic, is releasing its latest sugary concoction: the fortune-telling Crystal Ball Frappucino.
    The sparkling candy sprinkles-festooned drink will be available for five days in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It follows similar limited-time drinks, such as the coffee chain’s color-changing Unicorn Frappuccino.
    Gaze deep within our crystal ba…OMG it's a Frappuccino now! #CrystalBallFrappuccino(Available in the US, Canada &am
  • Dan Hurley to be the new UConn Men’s basketball coach

    HARTFORD — University of Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley will be the next coach of the UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball team.
    FOX61’s Rich Coppola confirmed the deal. Hurley replaces Kevin Ollie.
    On March 10, UConn terminated the contract of men’s basketball coach Ollie for ‘just cause.” After winning an NCAA championship in his first year, Ollie’s teams have struggled, with back-to-back losing seasons the past two years. Jim Calhoun, who coached t
  • Hurricane Harvey’s toxic impact deeper than public told

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    More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America’s fourth-lar
  • YouTube tightens restrictions on firearm videos

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. — YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.
    The video-serving network owned by Google is banning videos that provide instructions on how to make a firearm, ammunition, high-capacity magazines, and accessories such as bump stocks and silencers.
    The ban includes showing viewers how to install the accessories or modifications. YouTube also prohibits content about the sale of guns or firearm accessories.
    The policy comes weeks after a mass shooting at a Flori
  • President Trump: Biden ‘would go down fast and hard’ in a fight

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    WASHINGTON DC  — President Donald Trump is striking back at former Vice President Joe Biden for suggesting he would “beat the hell out of” Trump if they were in high school.
    “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
    Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is w
  • TV personality known for playing Bozo the Clown dies at 89

    BOSTON — Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children’s TV program “Bozo the Clown,” has died. He was 89.
    Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV .
    Avruch played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular in the U.S. in the 1960s because of widespread franchising in television. Avruch became the first nationa
  • Fairfield County hit heavily with snow creating slick, slushy road conditions

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY - Schools led with an early dismissal all throughout the state after thinking the fourth Nor'easter would hit Wednesday afternoon.
    It turned out the storm did not arrive until the evening time and that is when accumulations started to build up.
    "It’s getting old. It’s spring and it’d be nice if it can start looking like spring," said Adam Dunsby, First Selectman of Easton.
    It is a statement many people can agree on by now after most of the northeast saw their

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