Tina Detelj, WTNH News 8

Tina Detelj

WTNH News 8

New London, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Tina:

A look at the future of Waterford’s once-thriving Crystal Mall

Malls are closing across the country, including in Connecticut. The Crystal Mall in Waterford is looking quieter and emptier each day. → Read More

New London animal shelter adds surveillance cameras after fireworks shot inside kennels

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — New London banded together this year after a person shot fireworks into animal kennels on Independence Day. “These cameras help us feel more secure and make sure the animals are safe when nobody’s here with them,” said Robert Yuchniuk, a Waterford-East Lyme animal control officer. “If anything happens, we’ll be […] → Read More

Election 2022: Blumenthal wins 3rd Senate term, fends off Trump-backed Levy

Democratic incumbent Sen. Richard Blumenthal will serve a third term, according to a projection from the Associated Press, beating Republican Leora Levy, a first-time political candidate. → Read More

West Mystic nonprofit gives veterans boats to start their own businesses

NOANK, Conn. (WTNH) — Marc Harrell can harvest 20,000 oysters a day during the summer. Each work day, he receives an order from a customer, heads out on the water and picks the oysters fresh. Harrell wasn’t always in the oyster business. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guards’ ice patrol unit in […] → Read More

National report finds Connecticut students’ scores dropped during the pandemic

EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut students’ test scores dropped during the pandemic, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ 2022 report. It’s a result, educational leaders said, that isn’t surprising. “Our student achievement is not quite back from pre-pandemic levels,” said Ajit Gopalakrishan, the chief performance officer at the Connecticut State Department of […] → Read More

Up to 50K people expected at joint funeral for Bristol police officers

As many as 50,000 people are expected to attend the joint funeral for Bristol police Sgt. Dustin DeMonte and Officer Alex Hamzy. → Read More

Construction to begin for ‘dangerous’ Route 9 on-ramp

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – There is an on-ramp along Route 9 in Middletown that has been a cause of concern for decades. The ramp brings traffic from Route 17 onto Route 9. There’s a curve that goes into a stop sign, so cars have to come to a complete stop quickly. When there’s a break […] → Read More

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Annual event honors Eastern Connecticut State University student killed by ex-boyfriend

Eastern Connecticut State University honored a student who was a victim of domestic violence by hosting the third annual Alyssiah Wiley End Relationship Violence Awareness on Tuesday. → Read More

Fostering Family Hope remodels DCF visitation rooms in Norwich

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Five visitation rooms at the Norwich office of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) received a makeover from the non-profit Fostering Family Hope. The non-profit is run by co-executive directors and foster parents Megan Pearson and Erin Johnston. The new rooms, which include a lot of games and coloring […] → Read More

Police identify woman killed by Navy Sailor husband in New London

A homicide and arson investigation is underway after a woman died and an infant was injured in a house fire in New London. → Read More

Crowds flock to Conn. beaches for Fourth of July weekend

Large crowds are already heading to beaches in Connecticut over the Fourth of July weekend. → Read More

Kids under 5 receive COVID-19 vaccines in Windsor

Some of the youngest kids in the state received their first COVID-19 vaccine at the Windsor Public Library. → Read More

Connecticut ranks best state to be a police officer in, study shows

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — A new study ranks Connecticut as the best place in the United States to be a police officer. The personal finance website WalletHub.com released its report of 2022′s Best & Worst States to be a Police Officer — ranking Connecticut as the best state and Arkansas as the worst. Liz Harsley […] → Read More

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough opens for the season

NOANK, Conn. (WTNH) – The line started forming at Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough in Noank even before 11 a.m. on Friday for opening day. It’s a tradition that the first, second, and third customers of the season receive t-shirts for winning and place in the “Great First Customer Race” of 2022. It’s the restaurant’s […] → Read More

Multi-state chase ends in North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – State police arrested a man who led officers on a high-speed chase spanning three states Wednesday. Ian Grant, 36, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, was taken into custody after crashing his white pickup truck into the woods off Route 2 in North Stonington, Connecticut State Police said. Police said officers started pursuing […] → Read More

Boy Scouts postpone consideration of proposals for Killingworth camp

Deer Lake Scout Reservation, which has been a camp for Boy Scouts in Connecticut for decades, was put up for sale by the Connecticut Yankee Council, which runs the Boy Scouts organization in the state. → Read More

Montville Board of Education votes to remove ‘Indians’ mascot

Montville is the latest school district to get rid of a Native American mascot. → Read More

American Red Cross to honor Milford family for years of service

The American Red Cross will hold its annual blood drive Wednesday to celebrate its new blood donation centers and honor a Milford family. → Read More

Officials investigating cause of fire at Niantic shopping plaza

EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — Multiple crews battled a fire at a shopping plaza in Niantic Monday night. East Lyme Police Chief Michael Finkelstein said they received multiple 911 calls around 4:49 p.m. reporting a possible structure fire at Midway Plaza on Flanders Road. When firefighters arrived, they found an active fire, which he said […] → Read More

Digital health cards are coming to CT, providing electronic vaccination cards through QR code

The Connecticut Department of Health is preparing to launch its digital COIVD-19 vaccination health card next week that will allow people to show proof of their vaccination status on their phones. → Read More