Shaynah Ferreira, WTNH News 8

Shaynah Ferreira

WTNH News 8

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Past articles by Shaynah:

New Haven Democratic mayoral candidate Dubois-Walton suspends campaign

Karen Dubois-Walton, a Democrat who was challenging Mayor Justin Elicker, has suspended her campaign for New Haven mayor. She made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

CT law enforcement implementing joint task forces to address dramatic increase in gun violence, auto thefts

Police departments across the state are in the beginning stages of implementing joint task forces to address the dramatic increases in both gun violence and auto thefts, issues cities and towns have been facing on their own. → Read More

Garth Brooks returning to Boston area after 6 years for October concert

Where will the road lead you in October? Massachusetts would be a great choice, as a Grammy award-winning artist will be performing live at Gillette Stadium. → Read More

Pope Francis seen leaving hospital 10 days after surgery

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was seen leaving the hospital on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon. Witnesses said a car carrying Francis, 84, was seen leaving Rome’s Gemelli Polytechnic hospital Wednesday morning. Francis had half of his colon removed for a severe narrowing of his large intestine on […] → Read More

Animal advocates demand allocated funding be used to place AC units in Wallingford animal shelter

Angered animal advocates in Wallingford are not letting up after weeks of protests, demanding AC units be placed in the town's animal shelter. → Read More

Some New Haven parents hoping more action is taken against now demoted principal for using racial slur

Parents and community members in New Haven are still going to bat with the Board of Education, asking for more to be done after a principal was demoted for using a racial slur. → Read More

Residents assessing storm damage, power still out for thousands after thunderstorms roll across CT

As thunderstorms move across Connecticut Tuesday afternoon, lightning, downed trees, and outages are being reported. → Read More

New Haven fire chief says crews stretched thin responding to fires sparked by illegal fireworks

We spoke with Fire Chief John Alston about his concerns Monday following the 4th of July holiday weekend. → Read More

Taking it to the streets: New Haven police walk city neighborhoods in effort to curb rise in violence

New Haven Police are taking it to the streets with a personal touch. All in an effort to better connect to the community they serve and curb the growing rise in violent crime. → Read More

Where you can and cannot smoke marijuana in New Haven; PD, mayor break down new law

The new recreational marijuana law in Connecticut goes into effect midnight July 1. New Haven leaders are laying out the parameters on what we should know about the law. → Read More

Designated pot-smoking areas may be required in some CT towns, cities after marijuana becomes legal July 1

Designated pot-smoking areas may be required in some Connecticut towns and cities. Included in the new adult recreational marijuana law that goes into effect on July 1, is a requirement for some municipalities to create outdoor spaces specifically intended for getting high. → Read More

LIST: Cooling centers open up across Connecticut as summer heats up

A heat advisory was announced Monday, with temperatures surging into the upper 80s along the shoreline and mid 90s inland. → Read More

New Haven principal accused of using racial slur releases statement; Superintendent defends approved consequences

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — After a week of fallout, the New Haven Superintendent of Public Schools is standing by her decision to demote and transfer a principal accused of using a racial slur. And, we heard from the principal in question for the first time. Superintendent Dr. Iline Tracey released an investigative report conducted […] → Read More

Meriden PD: Two people transported to burn unit after HazMat incident on Pratt Street

Emergency response units were on the scene of a hazardous materials incident on Pratt Street. Part of Pratt Street is closed in the areas of Mill and Center Street. → Read More

New Haven Board of Ed. members comment on the transfer of former principal accused of using racial slur

The fall-out continues this week in New Haven as community leaders are not letting up after a controversial Board of Education vote that demoted and transferred a principal to another city school after her alleged use of a racial slur. → Read More

NAACP, community react to transfer of New Haven principal accused of using racial slur

It’s been 48 hours since that controversial New Haven Board of Education vote and community members are not letting up. → Read More

New Haven mayoral candidate criticizes Mayor Elicker’s ‘yes’ in Board of Ed. vote on Principal’s use of racial slur

The fallout continues after Monday night’s controversial Board of Education vote approving the transfer and demotion of a New Haven principal to another city school after her alleged use of a racial slur. → Read More

News 8 sponsors long-anticipated New Haven 2021 fireworks display

Fireworks are coming back to New Haven. News 8 is a proud media sponsor of the display and we have everything you need to know. → Read More

Transfer of principal accused of using racial slur approved by New Haven Board of Ed

The incident of a New Haven principal accused of using a racial slur has community leaders on edge Monday night. → Read More

State police investigating shooting outside Litchfield law office as homicide

One man is dead following a shooting at a law office involving one of the firm's partners in Litchfield Monday. → Read More