Kent Pierce, WTNH News 8

Kent Pierce

WTNH News 8

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kent:

Ceremony honors Connecticut’s Black veterans

Thursday, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs honored African American men and women who served their country -- even when their country did not always see them as equals. → Read More

Sikorsky Aircraft celebrates the delivery of 5,000th Blackhawk helicopter

Last month, the U.S. Army picked a different company to develop the Blackhawk's replacement. That $1.3 billion contract went to a Texas-based company called Bell. → Read More

New Haven leaders address recent violent crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police will brief the public on their latest efforts to combat violent crime in the city on Thursday. The Elm City saw three fatal shootings in the first week of 2023. The first was just hours into the new year. A 23-year-old was shot on Grand Street and […] → Read More

Thousands of Eversource, United Illuminating customers expected to lose power amid storm

(WTNH) – A major storm bringing heavy rain, strong winds, and coastal flooding moved into Connecticut Thursday night. Strong winds and heavy rain began on Thursday evening and will continue through Friday morning. Wind gusts are expected to reach around 50 miles per hour, which could cause widespread power outages. The storm has caused Gov. […] → Read More

Teen leads major toy drive to benefit Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

A former patient of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital now leads a major toy drive for the hospital. Faith Tremblay, 19, knows how a donated toy can help a sick kid feel better. She also lets her actions speak louder than words. → Read More

Sikorsky Aircraft loses $1.3B contract with U.S. Army

The army was searching for the next generation of long-range helicopters, but Sikorsky will not be its new supplier. Instead, the army signed Bell Textron, a Texas-based company. → Read More

Hamden hardware store closing after 74 years in business

Since 1948, Spring Glen Hardware has served the people of Hamden, and since then, there has always been a Landino behind the counter. → Read More

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