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The Middletown Press

Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Past articles by Liz:

Route 9 in Middletown reopens after car fire, police say

A car fire near Hartford Avenue closed Route 9 in Middletown Monday morning, according to police and fire officials. → Read More

Middletown science teacher fired several shots at man before his arrest on gun charges, report shows

Thomas Pepe, a middle school science teacher in Middletown, fired several shots at a man who was supposed to drive him to a rehab facility, police report shows. → Read More

Light rain and snow expected in CT today, weather service says

A light rain and dusting of snow are expected in parts of Connecticut Tuesday morning before a band of showers in the afternoon, the weather service said. → Read More

Arraignment of Lindsay Clancy reveals plot to kill kids, prosecutor says

The former Connecticut resident knew she had murdered her children, an attorney said during her arraignment when describing what happened in Massachusetts. → Read More

Crash involving stolen car in Middletown sends some to hospital, police say

A stolen car ran a red light on Hartford Avenue, crashing into another car on Route 9 in Middletown Sunday, police said. → Read More

Police: Middletown man fired several shots during fight on Liberty Street

Middletown police said Dwayne Belton fired several shots at another person during a physical altercation on Liberty Street Sunday night. → Read More

Police: Victim escapes injury after man fires 12 shots at them in Middletown

Middletown police said Titus Cooper, of Meriden, fired 12 shots at a person last month on South Main Street, hitting a building and a car. → Read More

Video shows East Hampton High School coach shoving player during girls basketball game

Shaun Russell, the East Hampton High School athletic director and girls basketball coach, has been placed on leave after video shows he shoved player in game. → Read More

Middletown police: Gunfire struck building and unoccupied car

Middletown police said they are investigating gunfire that struck a building and an unoccupied vehicle on South Main Street Sunday morning. → Read More

Haddam woman, 52, killed in Middletown truck crash, police say

Lori Willhite, of Haddam, was killed in a crash with a truck on Randolph and Ridge roads in Middletown Sunday night, according to police. → Read More

Release of violent offenders in CT under review after Naugatuck felon accused of killing his child

Christopher Francisquini, wanted in killing of his 11-month-old daughter in Naugatuck, has a violent history of assaults and attempted car thefts, records show. → Read More

Middletown chief of staff felt 'fooled' into taking sobriety tests before DUI arrest, video shows

Alice Diaz, chief of staff for Middletown's mayor, has issued an apology to Rocky Hill police and residents after she was charged with a DUI. → Read More

Warrant: Middletown mayor's chief of staff told police DUI charge 'would be thrown out'

Alice Diaz, chief of staff for Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim, hurled "personal insults" at Rocky Hill police arresting her on DUI charge, warrant shows. → Read More

Middletown man convicted of 2018 killing after woman broke up with him

Cornel Myers, 39, of Middletown, was found guilty on Friday of killing a 29-year-old woman who broke up with him in 2018, prosecutor said. → Read More

Hoax shooting threat causes lockdown at Vinal Tech in Middletown, official says

A false shooting threat at Vinal Tech in Middletown caused a brief lockdown Wednesday morning, an official said. → Read More

Former CT charter schools leader convicted of kidnapping

A Hartford jury has convicted Michael Sharpe, a former Connecticut charter school executive, of eight counts of kidnapping for incidents that occurred in 1984. → Read More

Water main break closes Cromwell Middle School today, official says

Cromwell Middle School is closed on Wednesday due to a water main break, the district's superintendent said. → Read More

East Hampton voting official charged with felony vandalism

East Hampton's Republican registrar of voters Lori Wilcox has been accused of spray-painting a car parked on the street outside her home, police said. → Read More

CT violent crime declines overall, but murders and sex assaults up in 2021, report shows

Connecticut's aggravated assaults dropping to a 10-year low in 2021 is a "highly encouraging" sign, the state police commissioner said. → Read More

Middletown police: Woman, 3 minors caught in stolen vehicle

Middletown Police charged 20-year-old Tyanna White and three juveniles Thursday evening... → Read More