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Windsor fifth-grader sworn in as Connecticut Kid Governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s Inauguration Day for the 2022 Connecticut Kid Governor Makhi Ettienne-Modeste! Serving as master of ceremony for Friday’s swearing-in ceremony, Good Morning Connecticut’s Keith Kountz. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz was also on hand. “It helps 5th graders across our state learn about elections and voting and how to be a good […] → Read More

Warming centers begin to open as temperatures expected to drop Monday night

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Sub-zero temperatures are heading our way, putting some people in jeopardy, particularly those working outside and the homeless population. That’s where warming stations come in to help keep people safe from the cold. By 5 or 6 p.m. on Monday, the temperature is expected to fall into the teens and that’s […] → Read More

Jurassic Quest opens at the Hartford Convention Center to give people an immersive experience into the world of dinosaurs

From T-Rex to ‘over-rafter’ the gangs all here. It’s millions of years of history seen through the eyes of a child. → Read More

13-year-old Hamden student arrested for allegedly making threats against schools

Security concerns at schools across the state over the last few weeks. Monday, threats of violence once again disturbed the school day for thousands of students. In Hamden, the Board of Education met to address these security concerns at their own high school. → Read More

Connecticut’s greenhouse industry generating millions of dollars, creating thousands of jobs

Connecticut's greenhouse industry adds millions of dollars to the state's economy each, and it appears to be on track to do the same this year. → Read More

Trinity Health of New England opens new Rocky Hill access center

Trinity Health of New England celebrated the grand opening of its brand new access center in Rocky Hill on Tuesday. → Read More

‘Serious’ crash shuts down part of I-84 East in Hartford

Part of Interstate 84 East in the area of Exit 49 in Hartford is shut down Tuesday afternoon due to a single-car crash with serious injuries, state police said. → Read More

The demand for gas sparks price increase in Connecticut

Drive up to any gas station and you're bound to hear someone say "it's getting harder to go back and forth to work, or just to have fun." → Read More

Project Longevity New Haven honors those helping curb gun violence

Gun violence continues plaguing New Haven. As of Wednesday at noon, the number of non-fatal shootings exceeds 80, and more than 20 homicides have been recorded this year. → Read More

Middletown police investigating after cemetery sign vandalized with expletives about Christopher Columbus

The Middletown Police Department is investigating after someone allegedly vandalized a sign at a cemetery on Monday. → Read More

Finishing touches taking place during the renovation project of the Hartford Public Library

A big renovation project is almost finished at the Hartford Public Library. There’s less than a month until the grand opening of the newly expanded branch of the library. → Read More

University of New Haven, Gateway Community college announce affiliation

The University of New Haven (UNH) and Gateway Community College are announcing a new affiliation. → Read More

Double homicide investigation underway on Platt Street in Bridgeport

Video above is from previous newscast BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport Police are investigating a double homicide on Platt Street early Thursday morning. the suspect is in custody. Police responded to the 300 block of Platt Street at around 1:24 a.m. Thursday on a report of victims inside the residents being injured by gunfire. Officers […] → Read More

All but one school in Cheshire will start school year Tuesday

(WTNH) — The Cheshire Public Schools system is set to welcome students back to the classroom Tuesday morning. But, one school won’t start with the rest of the district, and a meeting that took place in town last week is at the top of people’s minds. The students of Doolittle Elementary School, however, will have […] → Read More

Bus driver shortage affecting first day of school for Hamden

It’s back to school for many students Monday, but many districts are hitting roadblocks. It’s not just a problem we’ve seen across Connecticut but really, nationwide. → Read More

New Haven to announce COVID vaccine, testing requirements for city staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of New Haven is expected to announce an update Friday on COVID vaccination and testing requirements for city staff. The update will take place at City Hall at 1 p.m. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond, and Corporation Council Pat King will all […] → Read More

Move-in day for freshmen at SCSU Tuesday; state leaders to discuss getting COVID vaccine with students

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven will be welcoming on-campus freshmen who are moving in on Tuesday morning. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Gov. Susan Bysiewicz will be at Southern later Tuesday morning to discuss the reopening of in-person campus activities and talk to students about getting vaccinated. Back […] → Read More

‘Save the Children’, IRIS helping families in Afghanistan, those fleeing as Taliban takes back control

More than ever, there is concern for the children of Afghanistan. That's why the work of organizations like "Save the Children" is critical. → Read More

Quinnipiac University instilling fines, Wi-Fi restrictions on unvaccinated students

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Quinnipiac University is cracking down on the remaining enrolled students who have not been vaccinated against COVID without exemption by placing fines and Wi-Fi-access restrictions for non-compliance with its COVID policies. The University sent an email Monday to about 600 students who have not sent any vaccine information to the University. […] → Read More

New Haven now requiring masks at all indoor establishments regardless of vaccination status

New Haven's mask mandate for indoor establishments is now in effect. → Read More