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Recent articles by Bob:

Connecticut State Police work to keep Thanksgiving roads safe for holiday travel

TOLLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police Troop C in Tolland has extra cruisers on the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. On one of the busiest travel days of the year, police expect to see more 911 calls for erratic drivers. And while speed isn’t the top cause of crashes, troopers said that it can […] → Read More

Police standoff underway on Prospect St. in Wethersfield

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A police standoff with a barricaded suspect is underway on in the area of Prospect Street and Tristian Court in Wethersfield Friday evening. Town officials said police attempted to serve a warrant at a home and have the house surrounded. Police said they saw a suspect inside the home and the […] → Read More

Parks and street names — ideas grow on how to honor fallen Bristol officers

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Among a cruiser covered in flowers, candles and cards is a second memorial. Created in 1972, the it lists the names of fallen police officers. But after the deaths of Lt. Dustin DeMonte and Sgt. Alec Hamzy, a second, permanent memorial may be added. Wednesday, Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould said, […] → Read More

Floridians fleeing to Connecticut to escape Hurricane Ian

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Travelers are eager to get out of Hurricane Ian’s path as the storm strengthened to a category 2 hurricane Monday. “We couldn’t wait to get out, and we did it just in the nick of time, but I feel bad for the people left behind,” said Kathy Bruciati, who was at […] → Read More

What are Connecticut police doing about recent string of school threats?

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — While it can seem like a hoax or a joke to some, Connecticut law enforcement is taking school threats seriously. “If we can deem that it is a hoax or a swatting call, and we can locate where it’s coming from, we hope that we can pursue some charges,” said Connecticut […] → Read More

1 dead in double shooting on Broad Street in Hartford

Police are investigating a deadly double shooting in downtown Hartford Tuesday night. → Read More

Police: Part of Dixwell Ave. closed due to serious crash in Hamden

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Dixwell Avenue is closed in both directions near the New Haven town line while police investigate a serious crash. News 8 learned two cars and one motorcycle were involved in the crash near Cherry Ann Street Friday night just before 8 p.m. Officials said the road closure is expected last for […] → Read More

Police: 1 killed in East Hartford shooting near Park Ave. & Garden St.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — East Hartford police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Wednesday night. East Hartford police said they responded to the area of Park Avenue and Garden Street after a report of shots fired at 7:48 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a male suffering from multiple gunshot […] → Read More

New Haven Grand Prix returns after two-year hiatus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Haven Grand Prix returned on Friday for its sixth year. The race, taking place in the downtown area, was not held in the last two years due to the pandemic. The riders ground it out in high gear racing through the green the Yale Campus and parts of […] → Read More

Man fatally shot in grocery store parking lot in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot Tuesday morning in a grocery store parking lot. Officers responded at 11:06 a.m. to Waterbury Hospital for the report of a gunshot victim who had just been dropped off at the emergency room. Jordan Savage, 26, was pronounced dead just […] → Read More

Uninvited guest: Bear crashes birthday party, eats cupcakes

A two-year-old had an unexpected guest at their birthday party in Connecticut last weekend. → Read More

Town of Cromwell mourns loss of Mayor Allan Spotts

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — The town of Cromwell is mourning the loss of its Mayor after he passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Mayor Allan Spotts served nearly four decades for the town of Cromwell in one capacity or another. Many townspeople had kind words to say but a heavy heart upon learning of his […] → Read More

State Healthcare Exchange insurance rates to increase

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — As inflation hovers around a 40-year high, insurance rates are not exempt. The State Insurance Commissioner is reporting that medical costs are up 8 to 10%, with prescriptions 10 to 12%. This means the rates for the State Healthcare Exchange are going up. “It is a lot, we just bought our […] → Read More

Hartford police identify man found dead on Martin Street

Hartford police identified the man who was found dead on Martin Street Wednesday. → Read More

Hartford residents divided over potential pot shop location

The City of Hartford will start looking at applications next week for licenses to sell marijuana downtown. One of the weed shops could be right in the middle of the entertainment district, and it’s already raising some eyebrows. → Read More

Police share Memorial Day Weekend traffic statistics

(WTNH) – Memorial Day Weekend resulted in 6,448 calls for service, 359 accidents on state roads, and 10 fatalities. State police handed out 615 speeding tickets, made 37 DUI arrests, and wrote up 145 tickets for seatbelt violations over the holiday weekend. As the Memorial Day Weekend wound down and traffic let up, people began […] → Read More

Planting the seed: State creates infrastructure for cannabis licensing

As the licenses are being handed out to cultivators it may take more time than then first thought to create the infrastructure, plant the seeds and get Connecticut's first crop to market. → Read More

CT Humane Society, DCF raise awareness about cross reporting animal and child abuse cases

The Connecticut Humane Society and the Department of Children and Families are joining together to raise awareness about the cross-reporting of animal and child abuse. This is on the heels of an incident in Hebron where police say animals had to be rescued from a rescue shelter. → Read More

Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to capital city

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It was a bit foggy and rainy today in Hartford, but spirits were high as people gathered at the capital for the return of the Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade is tradition. For those who march, dance, and drum, the traditions are passed down from […] → Read More

Recap: Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Elm City

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The annual Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade returned to the Elm City on Sunday. Although it was a cold and chilly day in March, paradegoers saw a beautiful day with no rain or snow. The sky was blue and the streets were green as far as the eye […] → Read More