Olivia Lank, WTNH News 8

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Recent articles by Olivia:

Plainfield man accused of abusing 5-month-old infant

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Plainfield man was arrested after being accused of abusing a 5-month-old infant. Plainfield police said on August 10, the police department received a report from the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families that a 5-month-old boy was currently admitted to Connecticut Children’s. The reporter stated that the infant […] → Read More

Police standoff underway on Prospect St. in Wethersfield

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A police standoff with a barricaded suspect is underway on in the area of Prospect Street and Tristian Court in Wethersfield Friday evening. Town officials said police attempted to serve a warrant at a home and have the house surrounded. Police said they saw a suspect inside the home and the […] → Read More

Police obtain arrest warrant for Naugatuck man accused of killing 11-month-old baby

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) – Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the Naugatuck man who is accused of killing an 11-month-old baby girl on Friday. The suspect, who Naugatuck police identified as 31-year-old Christopher Francisquini, is facing charges of murder with special circumstances and risk of injury to a minor on this arrest warrant. Police […] → Read More

Did you know you could shop around for energy suppliers in Connecticut?

On Thursday, Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) announced that Connecticut residents could see an increase in their electric bills. This came as Eversource and UI filed new supply rates with the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), citing ongoing global demands. → Read More

Starbucks reusable cup giveaway returns. Here’s what you need to know

(WTNH) – It’s that time of the year! Starbucks Reusable Red Cup Giveaway is returning! For the 5th year in a row, Starbucks customers will be able to celebrate holiday cheer with a free reusable cup on November 17. Here’s what you need to know: Customers who order a handcrafted holiday or fall beverage on […] → Read More

Over 450 bags of drugs found during traffic stop in West Haven: PD

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A man was arrested in West Haven for possessing more than 300 bags of fentanyl and other drugs. Police said on November 9, officers were in the area of Terrace Avenue and Glade Street for a stolen car investigation. Officers saw a car engaging in suspicious activity, and after a […] → Read More

Where to find Connecticut election results

WTNH will provide real-time election results for the November 8 general election after the polls close on Tuesday for a myriad of local and statewide races. → 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

Election 2022: Lamont declares victory in governor’s race

News 8 is Your Local Election Headquarters. News 8 will be covering all of the races across the state on Tuesday evening, including the governor’s race. → Read More

2022 Connecticut Election Results

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – News 8 is Your Local Election Headquarters. Stay tuned to News 8 on air and online for live results from the election. → Read More

Gil on the Go: Gil heads to Hamden High School

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Gil Simmons is on the go and he’s heading to Hamden! Gil is heading to different high schools all month long as part of his homecoming tour. On Friday, he visited Hamden High School. The school was built in 1935 and is home to the Green Dragons. Some alumni from the […] → Read More

Eversource CEO warns of potential 40% bill increase

(WTNH) – Eversource’s CEO is calling on President Joe Biden to address concerns about electric reliability in New England this winter. While Eversource has been working on ramping up investments in clean energy sources, New England remains dependent on natural gas to meet its power needs, especially during the winter, and for the foreseeable future. […] → Read More

Police investigating double shooting in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – Waterbury police are investigating a double shooting on Friday afternoon. According to police, around 12:19 p.m., officers responded to Knollwood Circle for the reports of shots fired. When officers were on the scene, they were contacted by a local hospital about gunshot victims arriving. Police said a 33-year-old man was brought […] → Read More

FL teen runs in honor of Bristol officers

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) – A teen in Florida who is known for running in honor of officers killed in the line of duty, ran for the two fallen Bristol Police Officers. Running 4 Heroes Inc. honors officers killed in the line of duty across the entire country. Zechariah runs one mile for each officer. On […] → Read More

Train and tractor-trailer collide in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – Police are investigating a crash involving a train and a tractor-trailer in Waterbury on Monday. Waterbury police said just before 11 a.m., officers responded to the area of 260 Railroad Hill Street. An MTA passenger train and a tractor-trailer collided. According to police, the driver of the tractor-trailer and several passengers […] → Read More

Yelp releases Top 100 New England Restaurants. See which Connecticut eateries made the list

Yelp released its first-ever Top 100 New England Restaurants on Tuesday. From seafood to pizza, they broke down the best places to eat all over New England. → Read More

UNUSUAL SIGHT: Cows wander on I-84 in Vernon

VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) – Cows were on the “moooo”ve on I-84 in Vernon on Friday. This isn’t something that you see every day! WTNH viewer Stephanie Odell Bolstridge posted videos on Facebook of the cows being trapped by state police. News 8 has reached out to state police for more information about how the cows got onto the highway. There were no reports of injuries to any humans or bovines. → Read More

2 guns found inside Weaver High School in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police are investigating after two guns were located at a Hartford high school on Friday. Hartford police said two guns were located inside Weaver High School. One student has been detained at this time, according to police. Weaver High School is in a code yellow lockdown while police do a protective […] → Read More

Miss America competition returning to Connecticut in December

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) – The Miss America Competition is set to return to Connecticut this year. The competition to determine the next Miss America will be held on Thursday, December 15 at Mohegan Sun Casino. There will be 51 young women vying for the job of Miss America. They will begin their competition week […] → Read More

1 dead, 2 wounded in Park Street shooting

Police are investigating a deadly triple shooting outside an apartment building on Park Street in Hartford. → Read More