Eva Zymaris, WTNH News 8

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WTNH News 8

New Haven, CT, United States

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Past articles by Eva:

Ledyard police seek to identify man who burglarized, vandalized church

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Ledyard Police Department is looking to identify a man who burglarized and vandalized a church on Saturday. Police responded to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry for a report of burglary and vandalism. The suspect, a white man wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack, allegedly threw bricks […] → Read More

Avon police warning homeowners after string of burglaries

AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — A string of eight burglaries within two weeks in Avon are linked to multiple similar crimes in the tri-state area. “Everyone values their home as their safe place,” said Lt. John Schmalberger, of the Avon Police Department. “When someone breaks into that, it is traumatizing.” Schmalberger said generally these suspects are […] → Read More

New Haven ratifies contract with teachers, adds raises

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven teachers will soon see a bump in pay. On Tuesday, the New Haven Board of Alders voted to ratify a contract with the teachers’ union, which includes raises for the next three years. “In New Haven, being an urban school district, on average every year you lose 150 […] → Read More

Wolcott police seek man who dropped off dog at vet that died within minutes

WOLCOTT, Conn. (WTNH) – Wolcott police are looking for a man who brought a dog to a local veterinarian and left. Police said the dog was in bad shape and died within minutes of arriving. Police said on Tuesday afternoon, the man brought a dog to the Wolcott Vet and said that he found the […] → Read More

Porch pirate in Wallingford linked to thefts in other areas

Police are urging residents in Wallingford to be vigilant and protect their deliveries after a porch pirate has been swiping packages from people's homes. → Read More

Did you think Connecticut election results came in slow? You’re not alone

As the polls closed on Tuesday, voters anxiously awaited the results of the election. Some races weren’t called for hours, leading many to wonder if more can be done to speed up this process. → Read More

Branford film screening to donate proceeds to Special Olympics

The red carpet was rolled out in Branford on Saturday for the premiere of a locally produced and made film. A premiere for "The Legend of Two Pines" was held at the Francis Walsh Intermediate School. → Read More

Naugatuck man critically injured trying to stop suspects from burglarizing car: police

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) – A Naugatuck man was critically injured after he was struck by a car while trying to prevent thieves from burglarizing his truck, police said. Naugatuck police officers responded to the report of a person who had been hit by a car at around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. Officers learned that a man […] → Read More

Family of man injured in New Haven police custody demands justice

The family of a man seriously injured while in the custody of New Haven police joined his legal team outside the courthouse in New Haven Tuesday, demanding justice. → Read More

DEEP asks for public’s help as search for missing man at Candlewood Lake continues

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking for the public’s assistance as crews continue searching Candlewood Lake for a man who went under on Sunday night. → Read More

Dabate Trial: Jury begins deliberating

After five weeks of listening to testimony, looking at the evidence, and peeling back the layers of this case, the Fitbit murder trial of Richard Dabate is now in the hands of the jury. → Read More

Suspect in Fitbit murder trial takes the stand

ELLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – The suspect at the center of the so-called Fitbit murder took the stand on Thursday morning. Richard Dabate, who is accused of killing his wife, Connie, at their Ellington home in 2015, was called to the stand on Thursday as the defense’s witness. News 8’s Eva Zymaris has been inside the […] → Read More

Woman charged in Hebron animal cruelty case appears in court

HEBRON, Conn. (WTNH) – The owner of an animal rescue in Hebron appeared in court today after being accused of keeping dozens of animals in deplorable conditions. 59-year-old Jo-Ann Connelly is facing three counts of animal cruelty and more charges are expected. She’s been on the state’s radar for years now, with people making complaints […] → Read More

Police identify teen hit and killed by distracted driver in East Windsor

A 14-year-old girl from Enfield was hit and killed by a car in East Windsor Sunday. Police said the driver admitted to texting at the time of the incident. → Read More

Conn. superintendents weigh in after Lamont recommends ending school mask mandate this month

If Governor Ned Lamont’s plan to end the statewide school mask mandate goes forward, it will be up to superintendents and mayors to decide what is best for their school district. → Read More

More than $180K of city money went to 2 women linked to former state Rep. DiMassa, invoices show

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Newly released documents reveal more than $182,000 of the City of West Haven’s money went to two women linked to Michael DiMassa. The former state representative and municipal employee faces federal charges after allegedly stealing part of the city’s COVID-19 relief funds. “This is extremely unfortunate,” West Haven Mayor Nancy […] → Read More

Naugatuck police lieutenant on road to recovery after sustaining injuries in hit-and-run last year

It is a long road to recovery for one Naugatuck police lieutenant. He was injured in a hit-and-run back in November, but he is committed to returning to the job he loves. → Read More

Teen remains in grave condition after overdosing at Hartford school; police find 40 bags of fentanyl

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A 13-year-old boy remains in grave condition at the hospital after overdosing at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford Thursday. At a press conference Friday afternoon, Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said investigators found 40 small bags of what was later determined to be fentanyl in powder form during […] → Read More

CT Dept. of Transportation in dire need of snowplow drivers

The colder months are here, which means our first snowstorm will be here before you know it. But, there’s an urgent need for plow drivers as there’s a shortage statewide. → Read More

West Haven Mayor Rossi announces victory over Cohen in mayoral race

West Haven Democratic Mayor Nancy Rossi was seeking another term while Republican City Councilman Barry Lee Cohen was hoping to unseat her Tuesday. → Read More