• West Hartford talks trash and it comes with a cost

    WEST HARTFORD – More than a hundred people packed a public hearing in West Hartford to talk trash … literally. The town of West Hartford is considering a proposal which would change the way residents would pay for trash based on how much they throw away. The program is called Save Money and Reduce Trash (SMART) also known as “Pay As You Throw.” West Hartford is one of about a dozen towns that have worked with the Connecticut Department of […]
  • South Windsor Man Vandalizes to Relieve Stress, Police Say

    South Windsor police said a vandal breaks windows, floods feces and even smears feces as a way to release stress.Photo Credit: South Windsor PD
  • QU Students in DC for Donald Trump's Inauguration

    A group of Connecticut students will be in the crowd when Donald Trump takes the office this Friday.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Waterbury Looks to Replace Plywood on Vacant Buildings

    Drive around parts of Waterbury and you’ll notice buildings boarded up with trusty plywood.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
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  • Wesleyan defeats Saints of Emmanuel 80-50

    MIDDLETOWN — Wednesday night the Wesleyan Cardinals hosted the Saints of Emmanuel College in a rare mid week game. The pace was fast and furious from both teams from the opening tip. Cardinals would use the fast break to open a quick lead early in the first half and build a fourteen point lead at the half. The pace didn’t slow down in the second half and Cardinals certainly didn’t either. Wesleyan would cruise to a 80-50 victory to move […]
  • March in Hartford addresses concerns over reproductive healthcare      

    HARTFORD — Threatened by the anticipated repeal of Obamacare, their message was loud and clear at a Planned Parenthood march and rally in Hartford Thursday evening. Participants were advocating to protect reproductive healthcare for women of all ages and demanding better access to doctors and pre-natal care. “There is no question that if that care is not available, babies who are going to be born in this state and country are going to bear the ill effects of that,” said [&helli
  • State legislator pushes for sober house regulations

    TORRINGTON — There’s a new focus on homes that are meant to help people on the path to recovery. Regardless of their addiction, sober homes around the state are a place where many people are living and seeking recovery, but none of these homes are regulated, and that’s left some people who are running these homes frustrated and law makers ready to take action. Key Recovery is a sober home where people can work on their path to recover from […]
  • Hartford Police Launch New Tools to Solve Cold Cases

    After years of intense investigations and following leads, Hartford Police are hoping new initiatives will better help them solve cold cases.
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  • East Haven High hockey freshman leads the charge

    EAST HAVEN — The East Haven Hockey team is undefeated through seven games. And leading the charge is Freshman Forward Nick Capone. Before his 15th Birthday, Capone gave a verbal commitment to the University of Maine to play for the Black Bears.
  • Malnourished cat found dragging 5 pounds of fur makes incredible recovery

    CHICAGO – Meet Sinbad, the abandoned Persian cat who won the internet’s heart with his amazing recovery story after friends at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society shaved off 5 pounds of matted fur. Investigators with the Anti-Cruelty Society received a call from a utility worker about Sinbad, who he saw while working in the basement of a home, according to WGN-TV. “They had the pictures on the camera phone and they said, ‘Elliott, we found you a cat,'” laughed Sinb
  • New Haven Police Utilize WhatsApp As Community Policing Tool

    New Haven resident Greta Seashore recalls an evening when two teens appeared to be following her as she pulled her car into the garage.
  • Trump HHS nominee: It’s ‘imperative’ people be able to keep health coverage

    NEW YORK — In a nearly four-hour grilling Wednesday, Donald Trump‘s nominee for health secretary told senators again and again that he doesn’t want anyone to lose health insurance. Tom Price didn’t quite say “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” — President Obama’s famous words that came back to bite him. But he did acknowledge at the Senate Health Committee hearing that it’s “imperative” for peop
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  • Israeli police video shows officer killed in suspected ramming

    JERUSALEM — A police officer was killed in southern Israel on Wednesday in a suspected ramming attack ahead of protests against the demolition of Bedouin Arab homes, police said, but a police video raises questions about what exactly happened. The suspected attacker was shot dead. Police say 34-year-old Erez Levi was among police carrying out security for the demolition of 15 buildings in the Negev Desert village of Umm al-Hiran, where the nomadic Bedouin have built structures that Israel&
  • Boy becomes world’s youngest recipient of smaller artificial heart

    CHICAGO — As he awaits a heart transplant, a boy from the Chicago suburb of Aurora became the youngest person in the world to receive a smaller version of a temporary artificial heart, according to WGNTV. Jaheim Whigham, 11, is one of the most popular patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He says the artificial heart he received six weeks ago makes him feel like a robot. On Tuesday, the Lurie cardiac team, his family […]
  • Talladega College band on inauguration: ‘Forget the politics… We are musicians’

      TALLADEGA, Alabama — Alex Liddell Jr. sang an Al Green song as he sorted through recently dry-cleaned uniforms — deep crimson with Carolina blue accents — for his marching band’s biggest performance ever. Liddell, the tuba section leader of The Great Tornado marching band of Talladega College, studied a notebook of names and matching uniform numbers. He was pleased at the progress. But there was still much to do on Tuesday, the day before the band from the historic
  • Remy To Return To Red Sox TV

    BOSTON (AP) _ Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has agreed to a new multi-year contract.
    Cable network NESN announced the deal on Wednesday. It says the 64-year-old Remy will remain its primary color analyst and work 115 Red Sox games each season.
    The length and other terms of the contract were not released.
    Remy, a former Boston second baseman, has worked more than 3,900 Red Sox games during his broadcast career.
    He missed numerous games in recent years while battling health issues including
  • Bomb Threats Called in to 2 JCCs, 1 Synagogue in Connecticut

    Jewish Community Centers in West Hartford and Woodbridge were evacuated this morning because of bomb threats.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
  • Judge rejects bid by Aaron Hernandez to suppress cellphone

    BOSTON  — A judge has denied a request from former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to suppress the contents of his cellphone at his upcoming double murder trial. Judge Jeffrey Locke ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can tell the jury about what they found on the phone when the former New England Patriots tight end goes on trial next month in the 2012 fatal shootings of two men he encountered at a Boston nightclub. Hernandez’s lawyers argued that authorities learned about the […]
  • Police investigating Bristol woman’s death

    BRISTOL — Police are investigating the death of a woman found Wednesday. Bristol police were called to 192 Main St. Connecticut State Police were also investigating the untimely death. A 43-year-old woman’s lifeless body was found by her live-in boyfriend shortly after 4 a.m. The woman’s name has not been released. Check back for further details as they develop.
  • ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ under fire after TMZ publishes leaked video of German shepherd

    WINNIPEG, Canada – Animal lovers are calling for a boycott of “A Dog’s Purpose” Wednesday after TMZ published disturbing video the site says was taken on the set. The video was recorded in 2015 at a set outside Winnipeg, Canada, according to TMZ. The footage shows the dog struggling to stay out of the swirling, frothy water as a trainer forces it in. Sources told TMZ that eight outboard motors were used to create the churning water. Another man, who doesn&r
  • Jeff Bagwell, Killingworth native, elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America but received significantly more votes this time and could be in position to gain election in future votes. Bagwell grew up in Killingworth and attended Xavier H
  • Ct Native Jeff Bagwell elected to Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America but received significantly more votes this time and could be in position to gain election in future votes. Bagwell drew 86.2 percent and Raines got 86 percent.
  • 43-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Bristol Apartment

    Police are investigating the untimely death of a 43-year-old woman found in Bristol on Wednesday.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
  • Three Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

    By RONALD BLUM  AP Baseball Writer
     
     
    NEW YORK (AP) _ Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short.
    Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. But they received significantly more votes this time and could be in position to gain election in
  • Hartford police detail new efforts to solve cold case murders

    HARTFORD – Homicide detectives in Hartford are working with victims’ families and community groups to bring new ideas and new determination to solving cold cases. On Wednesday, Hartford Police Chief James Rovella gave an update on these new efforts along with representatives from Mothers United Against Violence. The Mothers United Against Violence Focus Group, made up of detectives and victims’ families, has now met four times. They all wear pins that say “Forever in our
  • Raines, Bagwell, Rodriguez Headline MLB 2017 Hall Of Fame Class

    Ryan Mayer
    It’s that time of the year again. The members of the BBWAA have cast their votes and Major League Baseball has welcomed several new players to the fraternity of the greatest to ever play the game. Three players got the call to be part of the 2017 class of inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with contributors former Atlanta Braves general manager John Schuerholz and former commissioner Bud Selig.
    The inductees are: Tim Raines (Expos), Jeff Bagwell (Astros), an
  • Police Investigating An Untimely Death

    (BRISTOL,Conn./CBS Connecticut)   – Bristol Police are investigating, what they are calling   an untimely death.Officers responded to  an apartment building at  192 Main Street  shortly after 4 o’clock  Wednesday morning and found a 43 year old woman  dead in her apartment.
    The person who contacted police said they were   the live-in boyfriend of the deceased.
    Bristol Police are being assisted by The Connecticut State Police 
  • The latest crime fighting tool in New Haven is an app

    NEW HAVEN –The New Haven Police Department has long taken pride in its efforts to connect to the community through community policing. Now, cops have a way to expand this initiative through the use of smart phones. Several New Haven neighborhood groups have come together to report crimes and suspicious activities, through a group chat app called WhatsApp. And many of the managers of New Haven’s police substations are being invited into these groups for quicker response to crimes
  • Deal Similar to 2011 Tax Hikes Needed in 2017, Dem Says

    The top Democrat in the Connecticut Senate, Sen. Martin Looney, proclaimed Wednesday that a deal that closely resembles the 2011 budget agreement might be needed in 2017.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Hundreds of Connecticut women set to attend Women’s March on Washington

    GLASTONBURY — Roughly 200,000 people are expected to descend on Washington, D.C. this Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. The march is designed to send a message to the incoming administration that women’s rights are human rights. Eighty buses from Connecticut are expected to go to Washington for the march. Susan Rogers and her daughters Lauren and Ann are among those who will be going to participate. The family will be taking a bus from Glastonbury at 2 a.m. [&hellip
  • Schumer: Mulvaney disqualified for budget director job due to unpaid taxes

    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that a report that Rep. Mick Mulvaney did not pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee was “disqualifying” for him to serve as White House budget director. “When other previous cabinet nominees failed to pay their fair share in taxes, Senate Republicans forced those nominees to withdraw from consideration,” the New York Democrat said in a statement. “If failure to pay taxes
  • Request Denied

    BOSTON (AP) _ A judge has denied a request from former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to suppress the contents of his cellphone at his upcoming double murder trial.
    Judge Jeffrey Locke ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can tell the jury about what they found on the phone when the former New England Patriots tight end goes on trial next month in the 2012 fatal shootings of two Boston men.
    Hernandez’s lawyers argued that authorities learned about the phone through confidential communications betwee
  • Rapper Lil Cray, who is facing charges, uses courtroom for video shoot

    CLEVELAND — A Cleveland judge has caused a stir by allowing a local rapper to use his courtroom to shoot part of a music video – even as that rapper is facing serious criminal charges, according to WJW. The shoot took place in the courtroom of Judge Michael Ryan at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. He told WJW’s I-Team that his room was used for part of a video being produced for a song by a rapper known as Lil Cray. […]
  • Government sues Navient, America’s largest student loan company

    NEW YORK — Sallie Mae has long drawn the ire of student loan borrowers struggling to pay back their debt. But as it turns out, they might have had a real reason to complain. On Wednesday, the federal government sued Navient, formerly part of Sallie Mae, for allegedly cheating borrowers out of their repayment rights. And two additional lawsuits, filed by Attorneys General in Illinois and Washington, named both Navient and Sallie Mae. The two companies handle student loan payments […]
  • Mild temperatures stick with us through the weekend

    The rain and drizzle continues to stick around. We have mostly cloudy skies with temperatures around 40 degrees. For Thursday through the weekend – more sun, allowing milder temps to come in – getting up to the upper 40s at times. There may be some rain to start next week, but as many people would say, “at least it’s not snow!” Forecast Details:  Tonight: Mostly cloudy with lows in the 30s. Could be some icy spots in the hills, but […]
  • Danbury Bank Robbed

    (DANBURY,Conn./CBS Connecticut)   –  Danbury Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at the Union Savings Bank on North Street.He entered the bank around 3 pm  , handed a teller a note  stating he had a weapon. No weapon was displayed and the suspect fled the bank on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.He was last seen heading toward Hayestown Avenue and  Tamarack Avenue.
    The man police are seeking is white, about 5’8″, with a husky build. h
  • Woman Fatally Struck Near Yale-New Haven Hospital

    A 42-year-old Waterbury woman who died after being hit by a vehicle near Yale-New Haven Hospital Tuesday was an employee of the hospital.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut/Family PhotoThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Connecticut Man Arraigned In Massachusetts Murder

    FITCHBURG, Mass. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The second of two men charged in a fatal beating and arson in Massachusetts has been ordered held without bail.
    Ramon Milan, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arraigned Tuesday in Fitchburg on charges of murder, arson of a dwelling and other offenses in the killing of 24-year-old Kevin Cabrera. The judge entered a not-guilty plea for Milan.
    Prosecutors say the 37-year-old Milan and 32-year-old Jose Crespo, of Newark, New Jersey bound and beat Cabre
  • Man charged with stabbing 2 coworkers in Windsor Locks warehouse

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Two warehouse coworkers were injured in a stabbing Tuesday night and police say they have the man responsible in custody. Windsor Locks Police were called to C&S Wholesale Grocers at 500 North St. around 9:15 p.m. When officers arrived, they found one man being treated by another employee for a non-life threatening wound in his upper back. Other employees were still at work in the million square-foot facility and directed officers to the suspect. Police said they f
  • Bobcat That Attacked 3 People Tests Positive for Rabies

    The bobcat that attacked three women at a Connecticut farm run by a social service organization in Colchester this week tested positive for rabies, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said.
    Photo Credit: Colchester Fire Department
  • Cool Today, Mild Weather Moves in Tomorrow

    Scattered rain showers will continue throughout the day with temperatures remaining in the upper 30s inland and near 40 at the shore.This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Former East Hartford Man Pleads Guilty in Theft of $21K from Postal Worker

    A former East Hartford, Connecticut man pleaded guilty to robbing a postal worker of more than $21,000 at a Hartford post office in September 2014.Photo Credit: Metro
  • Man Shot Roommate in Hamden: Police

    Police arrested a 43-year-old Hamden man who is accused of shooting his roommate in the leg.Photo Credit: Hamden Police
  • Hartford Hopes To Drum Up New Cold Case Leads

    HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Working with Mothers United Against Violence, Hartford police have printed 8,000 calendars with details about 23 unsolved murders in the city, in hopes of drumming up new leads. The calendars will be distributed in the community and in three state prisons. They include a special tip line just for inmates.
    Police and the anti-violence group have also created pins and commemorative coins for survivors and victims’ families, to let them know that thei
  • Bobcat That Attacked 3 Women Tests Positive For Rabies

    COLCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a bobcat that jumped on a Connecticut woman and scratched two others who were trying to help her has tested positive for rabies.
    The attack happened Tuesday in a greenhouse in Colchester. The bobcat was then shot and killed.
    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it’s rare for bobcats to attack people, but when they do, rabies is often the cause.
    The bobcat was taken to the state health lab for a rabies test an
  • Bomb Threats Called in to 2 JCCs in Connecticut

    Jewish Community Centers in West Hartford and Woodbridge were evacuated this morning because of bomb threats.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
  • Bobcat that attacked 3 women in Colchester tests positive for rabies

    COLCHESTER — Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced Wednesday that a bobcat that attacked three women in Colchester Tuesday tested positive for rabies. DEEP wildlife officials said that various strains of rabies are always present among mammals in the wild.  The virus is carried by species such as raccoons, skunks, bats, and others.  The presence of rabies among wild animals is at typical, low levels at this time. Anyone who observe
  • COMPUTER TALK with TAB: Bad At Choosing Good Passwords?

    Erik and Bob answer your technology questions on an all new Computer Talk.
    Amazon Echo devices go on shopping spree! Hear the story of an order for doll houses… without the owners’ knowledge. And Las Vegas is the ransomware capital according to report.
    Chrome is most popular web browser, while Apple must face antitrust charges over app store, and a wild video shows inflatable backpack saving snowboarder from avalanche.
    And we’re still bad when it comes to choosing good passwor
  • VOICES OF RECOVERY: Alcohol Related Offenses

    Hosts Ann Baldwin, President and CEO of Baldwin Media, and Phil Valentine, Executive Director of the Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery (CCAR), talk with guest Mark about his experience going to jail for alcohol related offenses.

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