Kent Pierce, WTNH News 8

Kent Pierce

WTNH News 8

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Kent:

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

Conn. hospitals, pharmacies set to increase COVID-19 clinics

Testing is an important part of the plan to battle the virus. That's why there are now more testing locations open longer, and the state is looking at adding even more. → Read More

West Haven Police: Victim dies after shooting on Platt Avenue

An investigation into a deadly shooting shut down two streets in West Haven early Thursday morning. → Read More

Crews respond to house fire on Collis Street in West Haven

Crews are responding to a house fire on Collis Street early Monday morning. → Read More

West Haven FD: Body of adult man found in debris of Collis Street house fire

Fire investigators in West Haven have confirmed one fatality after sorting through the wreckage of a house that caught fire early Monday morning. → Read More

Local leaders show how money from the federal infrastructure bill is being spent in CT

Politicians from New Haven and Hamden took a ride on a CT Transit bus Monday morning to demonstrate how some of the money from the federal infrastructure bill is being spent. → Read More

Cyber Monday set to make new record as Black Friday sales decline

Business analysts are reporting a drop in Black Friday shopping as more people are making purchases online. Cyber Monday is expected to set a new online shopping record. → Read More

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

Dominican friars leaving New Haven’s St. Mary Catholic Church after 135 years

The Archdiocese of Hartford announced the leadership team that will be taking over New Haven's St. Mary's Church and the newly consolidated municipal parish. → Read More

News 8 will light up the holidays in New Haven with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 is excited to announce that we will be bringing you the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on the New Haven Green this year. On Wednesday, the 50-foot tree made the journey from Trout Brook Road in Cheshire, where a family generously donated the towering Norway Spruce. DRONE VIDEO: Tree […] → Read More

Critical Race Theory debate causes division among Guilford voters

For a small-town election, there has been a big turnout so far Tuesday in Guilford. → Read More

Horst Engineering opens new factory, sparking comeback in Aerospace industry

Horst Engineering has officially opened a new manufacturing facility in East Hartford, marking the firm’s 75 anniversary in Connecticut. → Read More

World War II veteran celebrates 102nd birthday in Meriden

It was a big birthday bash in Meriden. The mayor was even there, proclaiming it a special day in the city. That's what happens when a World War II veteran turns 102 years old. → Read More

Facebook whistleblower speaks out against social media’s negative impact

Haugen is set to testify before congress after leaking thousands of internal documents. Some of those documents allegedly show that Facebook knew that some of the material on its platforms including Instagram. → Read More

New Haven’s fire chief looks back on his time responding to Ground Zero following the 9/11 terror attacks

The chief of New Haven’s Fire Department also spent time responding to Ground Zero following the 9/11 terror attacks. → Read More

Asian longhorned tick found in New Haven County poses threat to people and pets

There’s a type of tick researchers in Connecticut are keeping a close eye on. → Read More

Eversource, CT National Guard heading to Louisiana for Ida recovery

(WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont will be at Eversource headquarters in Berlin Monday morning, where 40 line crews will be deployed to Louisiana to help with recovery efforts after enduring Hurricane Ida. The Connecticut National Guard will also be lending support. And, FEMA has already deployed 2,400 workers to the region. This was one of […] → Read More

Henri leaves flooding, storm damage in Hartford County communities; more rain on the way

Cities and towns in Hartford County are cleaning up after the brunt of Tropical Storm Henri blew through Sunday. → Read More

Fallen Burlington firefighter to be laid to rest in Bristol Thursday

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — A fallen Burlington firefighter will be laid to rest in his hometown of Bristol Thursday. Colin McFadden was one of the many firefighters battling the fire that destroyed the historic New Hartford House last week when he suffered from a medical emergency at the scene. Doctors said McFadden had Leukemia, and […] → Read More

Oakdale, Xfinity Theatres requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test beginning October 4

Live Nation is now requiring those attending concerts to show proof that they are fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test. → Read More