Kaylee Merchak, WTNH News 8

Kaylee Merchak

WTNH News 8

New Haven, CT, United States

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Past articles by Kaylee:

Hatchet-wielding 16-year-old breaks into Watertown home, attacks juvenile inside, police say

A Watertown teen has been arrested after police said he broke into a home and tried to kill a juvenile with a hatchet. → Read More

Plainville mourns passing of police chief

Plainville citizens are mourning the loss of the town's police chief. → Read More

1.9 magnitude earthquake hits West Hartford early Friday morning

If you live in West Hartford and suddenly awoke before your alarm on Friday you're not alone. → Read More

Fire breaks out at Albert Bros scrapyard in Waterbury

Fire crews have been called to out a fire at a scrapyard in Waterbury. → Read More

Man tried to steal $89 gloves from South Windsor L.L. Bean, police say

A 26-year-old man has accused of trying to steal a pair of $89 gloves from a South Windsor L.L. Bean. → Read More

Dairy Queen cancels Free Cone Day; some Facebook users outraged

Alas, the pandemic has taken something else from us: Free Cone Day. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Why working from home during the pandemic doesn’t count as a tax credit

If you think working from home – due to the pandemic – qualifies you for the home-office deduction, Jackson Hewitt’s Mark Steber says think again. → Read More

Pet of the Week: Rufus

This week’s Pet of the Week is Rufus. → Read More

Police searching for MA man as person of interest in investigation of fatal shooting of Yale grad student, Army veteran

A Yale University graduate student has died after a shooting in New Haven, now police are looking for his killer. → Read More

Freebie Friday: Super Bowl freebies to snag this weekend

It's a big weekend to watch some football and put the diet aside for a night. → Read More

Bill to make pizza CT’s officials state food sparks Twitter debate among NJ, state leaders

Leave it to pizza to spark a Twitter debate among state leaders in Connecticut and New Jersey. → Read More

1 dead, several critically injured after tornado in Alabama

One person is dead after a tornado tore through an Alabama city north of Birmingham Monday night, leaving the area with crumpled buildings and downed trees. → Read More

Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed to 2022

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade will once again be postponed. → Read More

St. Vincent’s Medical Center relocating Bridgeport COVID drive-thru testing site to Harbor Yard

Hartford HealthCare announced that the St. Vincent’s Medical Center COVID drive-thru testing site will be relocating on Jan. 25. → Read More

2 arrested after vandalizing Sandy Hook mural in Southington, doing $2.5K in damage, police say

Two people are facing charges in connection with defacing a mural that paid tribute to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. → Read More

Dunkin’ Donuts Park to be new COVID vaccine site in Hartford

Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination site. → Read More

Phil Spector, famed music producer and convicted murderer, dies at 81

Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. → Read More

Waterbury Public Schools to continue virtual learning through end of January as COVID cases rise in CT

Despite plans to return to hybrid learning on Jan. 19, Waterbury Public Schools will continue with virtual learning until at least the end of the month. → Read More

How to get your finances on track in the new year

According to Fidelity Investments' 2021 New Year Financial Resolutions Study, more than two-thirds of Americans experienced financial setbacks in 2020, often from the loss of a job or household income or another emergency expense. → Read More

US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent virus has caused a spike in layoffs. → Read More