Sabina Kuriakose, WTNH News 8

Sabina Kuriakose

WTNH News 8

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Sabina:

Thanksgiving travel: Comfort dogs help ease travel anxiety at Tweed ahead of the holidays

Travel this week is back up almost to where it was before the pandemic, and yet the TSA is still having trouble finding workers, especially now that the federal government has mandated that all TSA employees have to be fully vaccinated. → Read More

Suspect arrested after stealing car with toddler inside in Manchester

Manchester Police have arrested the suspect who stole a Lexus with a one-year-old boy in the backseat. → Read More

Hospitals preparing to potentially terminate employees who don’t receive the COVID-19 vaccine

With Thursday’s vaccination deadline looming for hospital employees, Hartford HealthCare says 97% of its staff has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

Two Connecticut natives, both survivors in different ways, reflect on 9/11 attacks

News 8 spoke to two people from Connecticut who are both survivors in different ways from the 9/11 attacks. John Sidel of Redding made it out of the North Tower alive and Cindy McGinty of Bloomfield survived losing her husband, Mike after he did not make it out of the North Tower. → Read More

Gov. Lamont announces masks mandatory for students K-12 statewide

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he has no plans to implement a statewide mask mandate but does plan to keep in place the current requirement that face coverings be worn inside schools. Connecticut’s school year set to begin in two weeks in most places. → Read More

Waterbury family pleading with CT leaders to help get loved ones out of Afghanistan

Right now, there are no flights coming in and out of the airport in Kabul, and all Americans and Afghan allies are being told to shelter in place until United States Marines are able to secure the airport. → Read More

CIAC releases COVID guidelines for Fall 2021 school sports

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has released its Fall 2021 season COVID guidelines, which address vaccinations, masks, and COVID quarantines. → Read More

Hamden stepping up patrols, street outreach following two weekend shootings

Two weekend murders have left residents of the south end of Hamden shaken up. → Read More

Connecticut faces labor shortage for daycare workers

With weeks left until the start of the school year, and as more and more remote workers head back to the office, Connecticut is facing a labor shortage for daycare workers. → Read More

Student starts petition after Quinnipiac University mandates masks on campus

Mask mandates are not sitting well with some college students. → Read More

CIAC watching new guidance to decide if masks will be needed for fall sports

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is keeping an eye on new guidance from the CDC to decide if masks will be needed for fall sports. → Read More

Crews suspend search for two teens who went missing along the Farmington River

AVON, Conn. (WTNH) –The search for two missing swimmers along the Farmington River has been suspended for the day. The search and recovery mission will resume on Saturday morning. Crews started searching the water Thursday evening right along the Avon-Canton town line. Crews resumed the search at 8 a.m. Friday. Plainville police, state police and […] → Read More

New Haven Police continue efforts to combat gun violence

New Haven Police have taken 100 firearms off the street since the start of 2021, racing to get ahead of a spike in crime that has not been seen in almost a decade. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: New Haven firefighter Lt. Samod Rankins tells his story about the night he lost a friend and changed his life

It’s been nearly two months since firefighter Ricardo Torres Jr. died saving two people from a fire on Valley Street in the city’s Westville neighborhood. Now, the friend and fellow firefighter who was by his side that day is ready to tell his story. Lt. Samod Rankins spoke only to News 8’s Sabina Kuriakose. → Read More

Animal advocates concerned over lack of AC in Wallingford animal shelter

It's the dog days of summer, and tensions are boiling over in Wallingford where the municipal animal shelter has no air conditioning. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: One year after New Haven 19-year-old woman was shot and killed while asleep

EXCLUSIVE: One year after New Haven 19-year-old woman was shot and killed while asleep → Read More

Vigil held for 21-year-old man shot, killed Tuesday night in New Haven

Gibson’s grandson Richard Whitaker, Jr. was shot and killed in the area of Columbus Avenue and Thorn Street just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. → Read More

Union workers send strike notices to 6 CT group home agencies

On Friday, strike notices were sent by more than 2,000 unionized group home workers at 200 group homes across the state. → Read More

State Supreme Court considering if women-only workout areas at local gyms are sexist

The State Supreme Court is hearing an appeal on women’s only workout areas at local gyms after two men filed suit saying separate spaces are sexist. → Read More

Wolcott PD search for carjacking suspects following kidnapping of 5-year-old; child found safe

A mother is now reunited with her 5-year-old daughter after someone stole her car with the child still inside on Sunday night. Wolcott police are still looking for the suspects. → Read More