Olivia Lank, WTNH News 8

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Recent articles by Olivia:

Multiple fire departments across the state looking for firefighter applicants

(WTNH) – Multiple fire agencies across the state are looking for applicants for the position of firefighter. Thirteen different departments will be tested as a whole and one application will grant the applicant the ability to apply to all departments. Applications will be available until Friday, February 11. The minimum qualifications are: $165 non-refundable […] → Read More

Lamont: Benefits are now available under state’s new paid family, medical leave program

WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) – Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to make an announcement about paid family and medical leave on Friday morning. At 10:30 a.m., Lamont will be in Windsor discussing the state’s paid family and medical leave program. Stay tuned to News 8 for updates on this story. → Read More

3-car crash closes a section of Route 8 north in Shelton

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) – A section of Route 8 northbound in Shelton is closed on Friday morning. The Department of Transportation said Route 8 is closed between exits 11 and 12 due to a three-car crash. There is no word on if anyone was injured in the crash. Stay tuned to News 8 for updates on this story. → 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

Increased police patrols at Southington High School on Thursday due to reported threat

Increased police patrols will be seen at Southington High School on Thursday. → Read More

State leaders discuss enhancement of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit

Gov. Ned Lamont will be discussing the enhancement of the state’s earned income tax credit on Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Plainfield police investigating after a car went through a house Tuesday morning

Plainfield police are investigating after a crash crashed into a house early Tuesday morning. → Read More

State, local leaders announce a $900K federal grant to combat opioid deaths

State and local leaders are expected to announce a federal grant for a pilot program to reduce opioid overdose and overdose-related deaths. → Read More

PD: 1 dead following house fire on Sachem Dr. in Plainfield Monday morning

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – A person has died following a fire in Plainfield early Monday morning. Just before 3 a.m., the Plainfield police department and fire department were called to a four-family home on Sachem Drive. When crews arrived, they began evacuating residents. While they were battling the fire, a person was located inside the […] → Read More

State officials give update on COVID-19 safety measures at childcare centers

Governor Ned Lamont and state officials are expected to give an update on COVID-19 safety measures at childcare centers on Monday. → Read More

Gov. Lamont set to discuss COVID-19 guidance for schools

Governor Ned Lamont is expected to hold a news conference on Tuesday morning to discuss the updated COVID-19 guidance for schools. → Read More

Hamden High School closed on Tuesday due to staffing shortages

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Hamden High School will be closed on Tuesday due to staffing shortages, according to the superintendent. Superintendent Jody Ian Goeler posted on Twitter that the school will be closed. On Monday, Hamden Middle School and HCLC were closed due to staffing shortages. No additional information was released at this time. → Read More

New Haven mayor, health officials provide update on COVID-19

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and city health officials are going to provide an update on COVID-19 in the city on Monday afternoon. → Read More

Lamont, health officials provide update on COVID-19 efforts at Stamford Health

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Gov. Ned Lamont is visiting Stamford Health on Monday morning for an update on the hospital’s ongoing COVID-19 efforts. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Mayor Caroline Simmons, Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani, and Stamford Health CEO Kathleen Silard will be joining Lamont for the update at 10 a.m. This comes as the […] → Read More

Man struck, killed by a car on Route 6 in Andover

ANDOVER, Conn. (WTNH) – Connecticut State Police are investigating a crash where a person was killed after being hit by a car. Police said a car was driving eastbound on Route 6 near Hickory Hill Drive in Andover on Thursday evening. A person, later identified as 43-year-old Todd Uriano of Vernon, was walking along […] → Read More

Ski Sundown opening for the season on Tuesday

Ski Sundown is opening for the season on Tuesday! The ski area will open for the 2021-2022 season with nine out of 16 trails open. → Read More

Connecticut to distribute 1M at-home rapid COVID-19 tests to general public starting Thursday

Gov. Ned Lamont announced plans to distribute three million COVID-19 at-home rapid tests and six million N95 masks in Connecticut to help slow the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Fairfield PD: 8 boats, 2 trailers found vandalized at South Benson Marina

The Fairfield Police Department is investigating several reports of boats being vandalized over the past week. → Read More

State police seeking witnesses in fatal Christmas day crash in Southbury

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – Connecticut State Police are searching for witnesses of a fatal crash in Southbury on Christmas Day. Police said around 10:42 a.m., two cars were driving on I-84 westbound near exit 16 when one of the cars collided with the other, causing both to roll over. The driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer, […] → Read More

I-84 eastbound closed in Farmington due to a two-car crash

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – I-84 eastbound in Farmington is closed due to a two-car crash. The Dept. of Transportation reported that the highway is closed between exits 36 and 37. There is no word on any injuries at this time. Stay tuned to News 8 for updates on this story. → Read More