Leah Myers, WTNH News 8

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Past articles by Leah:

‘Pink grasshopper’ found in Guilford. And yes, researchers say it’s real

Melissa found what she said to be a 'beautiful rare pink grasshopper' in North Guilford this week and sent it to our Report-It inbox, and it also caught our eye. → Read More

Cromwell CVS damaged in attempted ATM theft, police say

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — Cromwell Police are investigating an attempted ATM theft that left the front of a CVS building damaged early Wednesday morning. Officers were called to the CVS on Berlin Road at around 3:15 a.m. They found the front smashed-in upon arrival. Police said it looked like someone struck a vehicle into the […] → Read More

Police: South Windsor woman creates fake Facebook account to harass female with protective order

A South Windsor woman has been accused of harassing a female on Facebook using a fake account, and it's not the first time police have caught her targeting the victim. → Read More

Oxford man killed in ATV crash in Maine

MADRID, Maine (WTNH) — A Connecticut man was killed in an ATV crash Monday afternoon in Madrid, Maine, according to The Maine Warden Service. Officials said at around 4 p.m. Monday, 47-year-old Sebastian Constantini of Oxford, Conn., was with his brother and friend riding in separate ATVs on the Interconnected Trail System 84/89 in Madrid. […] → Read More

Red Cross giving people who donate blood in October a $5 gift card for lunch

(WTNH) — The American Red Cross is continuing its call for more blood and platelet donations as its supply shortage continues, and this time around, they want to help pay for your lunch. The Red Cross said they are at the lowest post-summer blood inventory level since 2015. Those who donate in October can get […] → Read More

Hartford police investigating homicide on Martin Street

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police are conducting a homicide investigation on Martin Street overnight Monday. No other information has been confirmed at this time. News 8 will update this story as more information comes in. → Read More

New Haven officer Castellano being laid to rest one week after deadly crash

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven officer Joshua Castellano will be laid to rest Friday. The 35-year-old died last week from injuries he sustained in a crash in Las Vegas. Funeral services will take place at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven Friday at 10 a.m. All attendees are asked to wear a mask […] → Read More

Parts of CT waking up to flash flood advisory as line of rain slowly moves across state

(WTNH) — Connecticut is set to wake up to heavy rain and flash flooding in parts of the state Friday morning. There is currently a flood advisory for Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties. There is also a flash flood warning for Hartford and Litchfield counties. A reminder to drivers this morning to avoid driving […] → Read More

Woman rescued from Mystic house fire dies from fire-related injuries

An older woman rescued from a house fire in Mystic Thursday evening sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the hospital, according to Groton Town Police. → Read More

New Haven officer facing DUI charges for deadly Las Vegas crash posts bond

LAS VEGAS (WTNH) — New Haven police officer Robert Ferraro, facing DUI charges in connection to a crash in Las Vegas that killed a fellow officer, has posted bond and will be allowed to return to Connecticut. Officer Joshua Castellano, 35, was ejected from the Rolls Royce fellow officer Ferraro was driving at the time […] → Read More

Naugatuck preschool no longer on lockdown due to nearby police investigation

Naugatuck Police and state police are investigating an incident in the area of Carroll Street that caused a temporary lockdown at a nearby preschool Thursday morning. → Read More

Multi-state Connecticut River cleanup expects thousands of participants this weekend

(WTNH) — Thousands of volunteers will participate in the 25th annual “Source to Sea” clean up, where folks in Connecticut and other parts of the region will go to the Connecticut River to provide some special attention and care to the river. Volunteers will be stationed along all 410 miles of the river to remove […] → Read More

PD: Plymouth residents near IGA Plaza evacuated due to gas leak; Route 6 open

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (WTNH) — Plymouth Police said residents near the IGA Plaza on Route 6 in Plymouth are being evacuated Wednesday due to a gas leak in the area. Police said the gas leak is behind the IGA Plaza. Police and fire crews are working to evacuate residents who live behind the plaza. The IGA […] → Read More

Exit-48 off-ramp on I-91 North closed until Thursday due to downed pole from crash

ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Exit 48 off-ramp on Interstate-91 north in Enfield will be closed until Thursday due to cleanup from a crash, according to Connecticut State Police. Troopers said a utility pole was knocked down during a crash overnight Wednesday, and the off-ramp will be closed Wednesday into late Thursday morning. Connecticut Dept. […] → Read More

Farmington PD: Officer struck by stolen vehicle during pursuit

Video above is from previous report. FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A Farmington police officer sustained serious injuries overnight Monday from being struck by a stolen vehicle during a pursuit. Police said officers were sent to Talcott Notch Road around 12:50 a.m. Monday on a report of an active vehicle theft. Police found the suspect vehicle […] → Read More

Quinnipiac student passes away at off-campus home, university says

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Quinnipiac University is mourning the death of one of its students. The university announced Thursday morning that 20-year-old Cristian Caamano, of Manhasset, New York, passed away at his off-campus home in Hamden. According to school officials, Caamano was a fourth-year student studying entrepreneurship in the School of Business. Hamden Police said […] → Read More

City of New Haven to break ground on new phase of Farmington Canal Heritage Trail

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of New Haven is preparing to officially break ground Monday on the fourth phase of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, DOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti, and city Mayor Justin Elicker will be at the Park of the Arts on Audubon Street for the groundbreaking ceremony at […] → Read More

Third CT resident tests positive for West Nile Virus, Dept. of Public Health says

(WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday that a third Connecticut resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus this season. This patient is a Hartford resident between 50-59 years old. Health officials said they became sick during the fourth week of August with encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, and […] → Read More

Community invited to provide input at meeting addressing uptick in gun violence in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of New Haven will be holding a community meeting Friday evening to discuss the uptick in gun violence and how to combat it. This comes after several shootings, three of them fatal, happened in the city this week. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and Police Chief Renee Dominguez […] → Read More

Single-car crash on Rt. 177 in Plainville sees no injuries, but hundreds of power outages

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — Plainville police and Eversource are responding to a single-car crash Thursday morning that caused hundreds of residents in the area to lose power. Police said it happened on Washington Street (Rt. 177) between the West Main and Broad streets intersection. There are no reported injuries. Eversource is on scene to restore […] → Read More