Kent Pierce, WTNH News 8

Kent Pierce

WTNH News 8

New York, NY, United States

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Airports slammed from travel increase ahead of Thanksgiving

Travel on buses, trains, and cruise ships is up to 23% according to AAA. To help with the spike, the Metro-North railroad (MTA) is putting extra trains on Metro-North on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

News 8 to host final debate among candidates for Conn. governor

Based on the ads, and what we've heard on the campaign trail, expect Stefanowski to keep talking about the Governor's record on crime. Also, about spending some of the state's rainy day fund. → Read More

Windham Hospital health care workers go on strike

Healthcare workers at Windham Hospital in Willimantic began a two-day strike Monday amid contract negotiations. → Read More

Bristol educator named Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year for 2023

Carolyn Kielma, a science teacher at Bristol Eastern High School, was announced as Connecticut’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ for 2023. → Read More

Connecticut residents eligible for home energy assistance program. Here’s how to apply

Just in time for the colder weather, Congress approved an increase in energy assistance funding last week. The experts say the time to sign up is now. → Read More

Alex Jones expected to testify at defamation trial in Waterbury

Wednesday was an incredibly emotional day of testimony as parents who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary shared their stories. They talked about their overwhelming loss and the added pain of people who accused them of making it all up. → Read More

Conn. trial for Alex Jones continues, Jones expected to appear in court this week

What that attorney has been talking about, and what this trial is really about at its core, is how much money Jones and his company made while telling lies about the Sandy Hook school shooting. → Read More

New school year, old uniforms for New Britain students

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) – Students in New Britain head back to the classroom on Wednesday. When they do, many of them will be dressed in school uniforms. This shift is actually a return to a policy used before the pandemic. The pandemic changed a lot of things, and one of them was the school […] → Read More

Conn. sales tax-free week returns in time for back-to-school shopping

(WTNH) – Connecticut’s sales tax-free week is back, and it’s a great time to save a few dollars while getting the kids ready to head back to school. The tax-free week began on Sunday and will last until the end of the day Saturday, August 27. Individual clothing items under $100 are exempt from sales […] → Read More

CT towns asked to conserve water due to drought conditions

The rain seen by some parts of Connecticut was little more than a tease, proving unhelpful in sustaining state reservoirs such as East Haven's Lake Saltonstall. → Read More

East Haven schools prepare to keep kids safe during lockdown with ‘go buckets’

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Volunteers in East Haven spent the morning assembling the latest tools to keep kids safe in school lockdown. Four hundred “Go Buckets” will go out to all the district’s schools. In fact, East Haven wants one of them in every room in every school. It is all part of a […] → Read More

CT senators celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

The U.S. Senate has now passed the Inflation Reduction Act. It happened on a strict party-line vote. The wide-ranging bill affects everything from the environment to drug costs to corporate taxes. The vote has Connecticut's senators taking a victory lap. → Read More

Police identify woman killed by Navy Sailor husband in New London

A homicide and arson investigation is underway after a woman died and an infant was injured in a house fire in New London. → Read More

New London PD investigate fatal shooting on Colman St.

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) – New London police have confirmed their investigation into a fatal shooting Wednesday morning. Officers were called to Colman and West Pleasant Street late Tuesday night following reports of gunshots. When they arrived, police said they found one adult man suffering life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound. The man was transported […] → Read More

Golfers begin practice ahead of Travelers Championship

Watch the video above for News 8’s full interview with Nathan Grube, director of the Travelers Championship. CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) – There is no shortage of the world’s leading golf players getting prepared on Wednesday at the start of the Travelers Championship. Nearly every golfer is out on the practice range at the TPC River […] → Read More

Trooper pleads not guilty to manslaughter in death of West Haven man

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The state trooper charged in the 2020 shooting death of a 19-year-old West Haven man pleaded not guilty Thursday to manslaughter. Brian North is charged with killing 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane in 2020 after a lengthy car chase. During his first time in front of a judge, dozens of fellow troopers responded […] → Read More

DEEP asks for public’s help as search for missing man at Candlewood Lake continues

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking for the public’s assistance as crews continue searching Candlewood Lake for a man who went under on Sunday night. → Read More

Bridgeport mayor, police hold parade to raise spirits of burn victim

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A caravan of police, rallying to lift the spirits of a 6 year-old boy who wants to be a police officer someday, but right now is recovering from serious burns. Town after town, city after city, police drove by the entrance to Bridgeport Hospital. Up in his window, the bandaged face […] → Read More

Hop on: Free CT Transit bus rides start Friday

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Starting Friday, all CT Transit local, express and Fastrack buses will be free for three months. Some bus riders are already looking forward to the savings. “Because it’s going to be such a big help,” said New Haven resident Rosalia Moran, who said she pays at least $70 a month in […] → Read More

West Hartford reinstates indoor mask mandate for public spaces

The Town of West Hartford is implementing a universal indoor mask mandate for public spaces, which will go into effect at noon on Thursday. → Read More