Tina Detelj, WTNH News 8

Tina Detelj

WTNH News 8

New London, CT, United States

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Past articles by Tina:

Proposal would create rules for mold in Connecticut public housing

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Legislators met Wednesday in Hartford to discuss how to protect public housing residents from mold. “It’s absolutely inexcusable that we’ve allowed these issues to go unabated for so long,” Rep. Aundre Bumgardner (D-District 41) said. Sen. Heather Somers (R-District 18) proposed the bill due to mold problems she’s seen at public […] → Read More

2 adults, young child found dead inside Brooklyn apartment: state police

Two adults and a young child were found dead inside a home in Brooklyn, Connecticut, Tuesday night. → Read More

Connecticut to receive more federal funding to help residents pay heating bills

Some new federal money is coming to Connecticut to help people deal with a spike in energy costs. → Read More

USS Newport News returns home to Groton after 6-month deployment

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — More than 130 sailors celebrated with family Tuesday after returning home from a six-month deployment. The USS Newport News submarine pulled into its homeport in Groton to traditional first kisses and hugs. “The crew did a phenomenal job for the last sixth months out at sea,” Cmdr. Joseph Fontenot said. “I […] → Read More

What to do if you can’t find Children’s Tylenol in Connecticut

Nutmeg Pharmacy in Norwich was a rare sight Thursday afternoon. Unlike other stores, there is liquid Children's Tylenol in stock. It's a generic, and there was only one of each on the shelf, but it was there. → Read More

Niantic Cinemas closes for good

NIANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — When Niantic Cinemas closed in September, it hoped to reopen in time for the holiday movie season. Now, its owner said that the doors to the 71-year-old theater are shut for good. George Mitchell said that the theater is expensive to operate and has seen less business than it used to. […] → Read More

Wait starts for what will happen to burned Mystic property

MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Ideas are already circulating about what might be built at the scene of a fire in downtown Mystic. The fire broke out Sunday at Seaport Marine. Authorities estimate that it could be days for the fire to completely burn out and a cause to potentially be determined. A few years ago, […] → Read More

Connecticut’s ‘bottle bill’ to expand to new beverages Jan. 1

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Customers will begin paying a five cent deposit on more beverages at the start of the new year. People have paid the deposit on soda and beer bottles and cans for four decades. That will expand to containers for hard cider, plant water or plant-infused drinks, juice drinks, teas, coffee, kombucha, […] → Read More

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