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    Hartford Police are investigating the 10th confirmed homicide of the year in the Capitol City.

    Police responded to 10 Flatbush Avenue around 4pm Saturday afternoon and found a 25 year-old man suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately rushed to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Migdalia Reyes’ says her son was with the victim when shots rang out.

    “All i know is he was going to the store and they drove by and killed him,” said Reyes. “My son was lucky.”

    Hartford Major Crimes Division along with the cities Shooting Task force investigated for hours outside the multifamily home near the intersection with Zion Street.

    Lt. Brian Foley  from Hartford Police says witnesses are cooperating and they developed some strong leads very early on in the investigation.

    Rev. Henry Brown, a longtime anti-violence advocate in Hartford, left  a vigil for another young victim killed last week on Vine Street and rushed to the scene when told about the murder.

    “We were leading that vigil for his families when we got word of what happened to this young man. Here we go again.”

    Police say they expect to investigate through the night.
     


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    A crash involving a MUNI light-rail train and a van in San Francisco's Bayview District has sent more than a dozen people to the hospital, according to a San Francisco Fire dispatcher.

    The crash was reported around 1 p.m. near the intersection of 3rd Street and Evans Avenue in the Bayview District. 

    MUNI spokesman Paul Rose said the van and light-rail train were traveling parallel on Third Street toward San Francisco's downtown when the van made an illegal left turn onto Evans Avenue in front of the train and the two vehicles collided.

    The van crashed into a signal post, which fell and shattered a window on the light-rail train, he said.

    Initially, 11 victims were reported to be hurt in the crash and taken to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.  That number to jumped to 19 people by 2:30 p.m.

    The crash happened at a busy main commercial street in the City.

    A fire officials said 14 people suffered moderate injuries in the collision, and the rest were minor. Most of the patients were sent to San Francisco General Hospital.

    Crews on the scene said they thought the crash would not be cleared for a couple hours. 

    Photos from the scene show no apparent damage to the MUNI train other than the shattered window. The white van had front end damage and was sitting in the middle of the street. 

    None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

    The crash has prompted major delays on MUNI's KT line. Shuttles were sent to take riders on that line from Mission Rock to Bay Shore Boulevard.

    The scene was cleared and the trains were up and running by 5 p.m.



    Photo Credit: Josh Keppel

    You can see the damage to the windows in this photo.You can see the damage to the windows in this photo.

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    Tim Lincecum threw his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

    Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, was the loser when Cincinnati's Homer Bailey no-hit the Giants on July 2, the first in the majors this year.

    Lincecum (5-9) was in control from the start, striking out 13 and throwing a career-high 148 pitches.

    Still, he needed some help. Pence caught Alexi Amarista's sinking liner with a full dive to end the eighth.

    Lincecum had been struggling coming in, losing his previous four decisions and hadn't won since June 4 against Toronto. He hadn't won on the road since April 3 at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Then again, he'd gotten only 12 runs of support in his last 10 starts.

    The Padres remain the only team without a no-hitter. 



    Photo Credit: AP

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is bent over as water hits the crowd of Giant players celebrating Lincecum's no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 13, 2013.  Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is bent over as water hits the crowd of Giant players celebrating Lincecum's no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 13, 2013. Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

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    Marchers took to the streets of D.C. early Sunday morning to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.
     
    "Trayvon was murdered," the marchers chanted as they walked up U Street from 9th in the Northwest, a few carrying signs or placards. Other times, they chanted, "No justice, no peace."
     
    One sign read: "Only white life is protected in America."
     
    The march gathered people as it traveled through District streets early Sunday, reported News4's Darcy Spencer. The protesters shut down some intersections, including 14th and U streets.
     
    Police were nearby and watched the marchers, but did not interfere. 
     
    The gathering in DC was one of several reported in U.S. cities Saturday night and Sunday morning as people reacted to the jury's finding that Zimmerman was not guilty in Martin's death. The D.C. protest came together quickly as organizers spread the word via social media.

    Signs held by protesters who gathered in northwest Washington, D.C. after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo: Darcy Spencer)Signs held by protesters who gathered in northwest Washington, D.C. after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo: Darcy Spencer)

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    Two people were killed in a single-car crash early Sunday morning on Forest St.in East Hartford, said police.

    According to police, the accident happened around 4 a.m. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was transported to the hospital where they were later pronounced.

    The road remains closed in the area of Forest St. and Lydall Road.

    The identity of the victims is being withheld while next of kin is notified.

     


    A tow truck removes a car from Forest St in East Hartford after a crash. The driver and occupant of the vehicle both died as a result of their injuries from the crash.A tow truck removes a car from Forest St in East Hartford after a crash. The driver and occupant of the vehicle both died as a result of their injuries from the crash.

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    A 24-year-old man was killed on Saturday evening after his motorcycle crashed into his girlfriend’s car.

    The man, Ronald Vece of Milford, was traveling west on Ocean Avenue towards Hubert Street when both he and his girlfriend’s Chrysler crossed the double yellow line.

    A witness told police that when both vehicles began returning to the correct lane, the motorcycle hit the right rear of the Chrysler and lost control.

    The motorcycle then hit the pavement, curb, a state traffic sign, and wooden fencing.

    West Haven Police responded to a call reporting the accident around 7:30 p.m. Vece was treated at the scene and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

    The Major Accident Unit is investigating the accident and urges anyone with information to call at 203-937-3925.

     



    Photo Credit: Shutterstock

    A witness told police that when both vehicles began returning to the correct lane, the motorcycle hit the right rear of the Chrysler and lost control.A witness told police that when both vehicles began returning to the correct lane, the motorcycle hit the right rear of the Chrysler and lost control.

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  • 07/14/13--07:02: Corpse Flower Ready to Bloom

  • A very stinky flower is getting ready to bloom, and its unique aroma is attracting visitors rather than driving them away.

    The U.S. Botanical Garden Conservatory said its titan arum, or corpse flower, is about to bloom – something it hasn’t done since 2007. Once fully open, the flower will produce a very putrid smell, often compared to the stench of rotting flesh.

    After 24 to 48 hours, the plant will quickly collapse.

    The Botanical Garden said the plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and was first discovered in 1878. It does not have an annual blooming cycle and requires special conditions to bloom.

    The titan arum is also very large, reputed to have the largest known unbranched inflorescence in the plant kingdom. The unique smell is most potent during the night into the early morning. It also generates heat, which carries the stench even further.

    The combination of heat and smell attracts pollinators, such as dung and carrion beetles. The U.S. Botanical Garden last displayed a blooming titan arum in 2007.

    The Conservatory has extended visiting hours so more people can catch a glimpse of the blooming plant. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.

    If you can’t make it to the Conservatory, they have also set up a live web cam for people to watch the plant.

    But, you won’t be able to smell it.



    Photo Credit: UConn

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    Anti-war and anti-racism activist groups, including Occupy Oakland, held protests on both sides of the Bay Saturday night in response to the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

    A jury acquitted Zimmerman of all charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin after 16 hours of testimony.

    About an hour after the verdict was read, protesters swarmed the streets of Oakland and San Francisco.

    In San Francisco, there was a heavy police presence at the march, but it was peaceful. The group dispersed a little after 10 p.m. San Francisco police said the crowd marched peacefully down Mission Street, adding it dispersed peacefully with no arrests.

    In Oakland the protesters set random fires and vandalized buildings. The Sear's store on Telegraph suffered the most damage with multiple shattered windows.

    The Alameda Courthouse was also tagged and had a few windows smashed. 

    Oakland police officer Cynthia Espinoza said a group of masked protesters were seen running down Telegraph Avenue and Broadway throwing objects at several windows, smashing them in the process.

    Protesters were also seen tagging buildings and windows with the letters "FTP" or the phrase "Kill Cops."

    Oakland police said in the end, no arrests were made. They said there no injuries were reported. 

    Marches held banners that read "We are all Travon Martin."

    WATCH: Raw Video of Oakland Protest

    The photo to the right was taken at 18th and Telegraph and 11:10 p.m.

    Police in riot gear surrounded the protesters about 30 minutes later.  The protest didn't end there, as marchers continued to march on the streets past midnight. 

    The crowd on the streets in the a.m. hours was fewer than 100 people. 

    One person Tweeted a photo of a police car that had been vandalized.

    Below is raw video of the protest taken by a helicopter around 11:30 p.m.

    View more videos at: http://nbcbayarea.com.

    Zimmerman, 29, shot Martin, 17, on Feb. 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

    A neighborhood watch coordinator, Zimmerman argued the shooting, which sparked national controversy, was in self-defense.



    Photo Credit: Gonzo Rojas

    Police said no one was injured in the Oakland protest.Police said no one was injured in the Oakland protest.

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    Police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 5-year-old New Haven girl who had been missing since July 6.

    Kimora Dash was found and is safe, according to New Haven police.

    There were few details about Kimora's whereabouts.  Authorities said she might be in New York or near the New York border, when the alert was first issued. 

     



    Photo Credit: Silver Alert

    Kimora Dash has been missing since July 6.Kimora Dash has been missing since July 6.

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    Hartford police have arrested Scott Weiner,  50, of Hartford, who is accused of approaching members of a Little League team at Colt Park last night and touching himself in front of them.

    Police responded to Colt Park in Hartford just before 6 p.m. after a parent reported that a man who was walking two dogs approached children and asked them inappropriate questions, according to the incident report.

    Police detained Weiner.

    The coach of the baseball team said Weiner had walked up to his team members and stroked himself in a sexual manner.

    The coach told Weiner to leave the park and get away from the children and sent the children to the outfield to get away from Weiner, according to the police incident report.

    The coach also another team had sent out a warning about the man prior.

    They sent out a warning about a man who used two dogs to lure children from their parents, the coach told police.

    When police spoke with the victims and their families, the mother of one player said she did not know Weiner, who had approached her son and made inappropriate comments.

    Two male players said Weiner had approached them and knew personal information about them.
    Weiner was charged with risk of injury to children and breach of peace.



    Photo Credit: Hartford Police

    Police said Scott Weiner, 50, of Hartford, approached Little League players and touched himself.Police said Scott Weiner, 50, of Hartford, approached Little League players and touched himself.

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    A woman used social media to reunite with the police officer who rescued her 43 years ago from a Santa Ana, Calif., house fire that killed her mother.

    Angela Basore, 47, now of San Diego, said that when she was 4, she woke up in her bed to discover that her room was on fire. Two police officers ran in and rescued her and her 3-year-old sister and newborn brother from the burning home.

    “I heard a kid crying and I said to myself, ‘I gotta go in,’ and I went in,” said Harlan Lambert, the officer who pulled her out of the fire. “I couldn’t see nothing because of the smoke and I found her and pulled her out of the bed.”

    Using Facebook, Basore tracked down Lambert and Jack Jakobsen, the other officer who assisted in the rescue, to personally express her gratitude.

    “These guys give their lives every day for people like me and it’s an honor and privilege to meet you and say thank you,” Basore said. She gave gifts to the two retired officers when she met them.

    Lambert, who was 33 at the time of the rescue, was Orange County’s first black police officer. He now trains dogs for law enforcement and said he “cried like a baby” when Basore sent him a message over Facebook, according to a press release issued by emailwire.com.

    Basore now has two children of her own and her siblings reside in Texas.

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    Angela Basore, 47, of San Diego (left-center) used social media to reunite with Harlan Lambert (center), the police officer who rescued her 43 years ago from a Santa Ana house fire that killed her mother.Angela Basore, 47, of San Diego (left-center) used social media to reunite with Harlan Lambert (center), the police officer who rescued her 43 years ago from a Santa Ana house fire that killed her mother.

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    The senior pastor at the church where Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton is a member urged worshipers to keep the peace following a verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, found not guilty in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

    Pastor Arthur Jackson reflected on the verdict during regular Sunday morning services at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens.

    "It goes without question how disappointed the family of Trayvon Martin is, how disappointed his church family is, how disappointed this community is," Pastor Arthur Jackson said.

    He reiterated a call for calm among those who were not happy with the verdict.

    "When things happen to us that we don't understand, we don't take matters into our own hands, but we turn the matter over to God," Jackson said.

    Although the services were not dedicated to Martin, some churchgoers came in support of the family and expressed their disappointment at the verdict.

    "My God, my God. I'm hurt, I'm really hurt," said Sarhonda Clark who sings with Martin's aunt.

    Although Martin's mother was not present at the services, his cousins were at the church and they also spread a message of peace.

    "That's our justice system in regards to what it's going to be. Be peaceful, the verdict is in and be peaceful about what it is," cousin Milton Felton said. "Conduct yourself accordingly. My heart is heavy. I'm very proud of the Trayvon Martin movement."

    His wife Roberta Felton also said she was disappointed and asked that everybody keep the family in their prayers.

    "Just remember Trayvon," she said.



    Photo Credit: NBC 6 South Florida

    Pastor Arthur JacksonPastor Arthur Jackson

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    Two thousand runners lined up and took off in the Sixth Annual GE 5K Road Race benefiting the Petit Family Foundation.

    NBC Connecticut is Partners in a Caring Community with the Petit Family Foundation held the event in Plainville.

    The Petit Family Foundation started back in 2008, and the participation and enthusiasm for the event just continues to grow.

    "I think most people are inherently good, and I think most people want to help others. And this gives people a chance to help," said Dr. William Petit.
     
    After the 2007 murder of his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, Dr. Petit created the Petit Family Foundation to help others in their memory.
     
    "Amazing. Amazing that he's found love and life and has been able to move on. And he's shown us all that we can do something," said runner Amy Brini.
     
    But Dr. Petit says helping others helps him heal.
     
    "He's gone through this, and he has a great attitude about it. And he's also our strength in getting through this also," said Co-director of the GE 5K Road Race Bob Heslin.
     
    Heslin and his brother, both high school friends of Dr. Petit, started the GE 5K Road Race six years ago. So far the even has raised nearly one million dollars.
     
    "We're just very thankful for the support from the local community, from the people of the state of Connecticut, from the region, in fact, from the entire country. In fact, we still get contributions and emails and phone calls throughout the United States, and we're thankful to all the folks who do what because without you, we wouldn't be able to do the good work that we're doing," said Dr. Petit.
     
    And the support continues to grow every year because every year at the finish line runners and spectators know they're helping to make the world a better place.
     
    The Petit Family Foundation helps with the education of young people, particularly women in the sciences, as well as supporting those with chronic illness and protecting those affected by violence.
     


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    A man left a seven-year-old girl on a street median after he fled two DUI crashes, deputies said.

    Grant Mulder, 41, was arrested in Madeira Beach, Fla., after he struck a telephone pole, left the scene, left the girl on the median, hit two cars and left that scene, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release.

    Deputies first responded to the telephone pole crash at 131st Avenue and Pelican Lane, officials said. Witnesses told deputies that the airbag to Mulder's Toyota 4Runner went off, hitting the child. When witnesses tried to help the girl out of the car, Mulder drove away with the girl still inside, the release said.

    Man Stole Car with Toddler in Backseat: Fort Myers Police

    Mulder then drove to Duhme Road and the Tom Stuart Causeway, where the girl got out of the SUV onto a median, and he left her there, the release said.

    After leaving the girl, Mulder headed north on 113th Street where he tried to pass between two cars stopped side by side at a light at Park Boulevard, but instead hit them, according to authorities. Mulder backed up, went around the cars and continued north on 113th, the release said.

    The two drivers, 18-year-old Zachary Barrett and 21-year-old Rebekah Trout, were treated on scene for minor injuries and taken to nearby hospitals for further treatment, according to the release.

    Florida Burglar Left Joker Calling Card: Cops

    Mulder was arrested after conducting a traffic stop on 113th Street and Ulmerton Road. When he was placed in the deputy's car, he tried to kick out the windows, the release said.

    Mulder was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, child abuse, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was released from the Pinellas County Jail on $16,750 bond.

    Officials said the seven-year-old girl is known to Mulder, but are not releasing any other information that would identify her.

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    Photo Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

    Grant MulderGrant Mulder

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    What began as presumably innocent “play fighting” between a group of men at San Diego's Mission Bay Park ended with a man being stabbed in the buttocks and arm, police said.

    According to the San Diego Police Department, a group of men were roughhousing in the 900 block of Fiesta Island Road around 10:45 p.m. Saturday when the play fighting escalated into a real fight.

    During the altercation, a 29-year-old man was stabbed in the rear-end and arm by a man in his mid-20s, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening stab wounds.

    The pair knew one another, police said.

    The incident is under investigation, and charges have not been filed.
     


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    A 27-year-old man is dead after drowning in a private pond in North Windham Sunday afternoon.

    Rescue crews were called to a man made pond on the site of Donohue construction around 3:00 p.m.

    According to the victim's girlfriend, the father of four was in the water for about 5 minutes when he suddenly went under.

    "He's wonderful with my daughters...he's so wonderful," said Alicia Thorne.

    Alicia and her boyfriend, Jamell Boone went down to the man made bond near Baker Road for a quick swim when just feet from the shore, Boone began to struggle.

    "I went to swim towards him, he grabbed my leg and I couldn't hold any longer cause it was so deep," Alicia said.

    Alicia and Boone's daughter ran for help.  A friend of the couple quickly jumped into the water.

    "I dove down, I found him and I said I have him he's sliding out of my arms..." Beth Duncan said.

    First responders  went into the water and retrieved Boone. His family says he was under water for more than an hour.

    Bonne's sister, Quinnisha lives on Baker Street, which sits adjacent to the private property.

    "He's just the funniest person you could ever meet. He's a great father, " said Owens.

    Boone was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The North Windham Fire Department and divers from Tolland County responded.

     


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    Several communities have opened cooling centers as Connecticut swelters through another heat wave this week.

    Excessive heat warnings have been posted for the entire state, and inland temperatures will be in the high 90s for most of the week.

    Here is a list of cooling centers in Connecticut:

    Bloomfield

    • The Alvin and Beatrice Wood Human Resources Center, 330 Park Avenue. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
    • Prosser Library, 1 Tunxis Avenue 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri.
    • McMahon Wintonbury Library, 1015 Blue Hills Avenue 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tues. & Thurs., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed. & Fri.
    • Bloomfield Municipal Pool 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri. (Recreational swim), 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Adult/Special Needs), 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Family swim)

    East Haven

    • East Haven Senior Center, Taylor Avenue. until 6 p.m. each day.

    Farmington

    • Community/Senior Center, 321 New Britain Avenue, Unionville.  9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

    Hartford

    • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street, 8:30am-5:00pm
    • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue, 8:30am-4:30pm
    • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street, 8:30am-4:30pm

    The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors.  Below are hours of operation:

    • Hartford Downtown Public Library, 500 Main Street, 10:00AM to 8:00PM
    • Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
    • Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street,  12:30PM to 5:30PM
    • Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
    • Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street,  12:30PM to 5:30PM
    • Park Branch, 744 Park Street, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
    • SANDS/Ropkins, 1750 Main Street, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
    • Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue, 12:30PM to 7:30PM
    • Blue Hills Branch, 649 Blue Hills Avenue,  12:30PM to 7:30PM

    Mansfield

    • Mansfield Public Library, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
    • Mansfield Community Center, 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon - Fri., 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun.

    New Haven

    For seniors:

    • Atwater Senior Center, 26 Atwater Street, New Haven
    • Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center, 255 Goffe Street, New Haven (People with wheelchairs will need assistance to help travel up ramp)
    • East Shore Senior Center, 411 Townsend Avenue, New Haven

    The following locations will serve as a "cooling center" for the general
    public:

    • New Haven Free Public Library Main Branch, 133 Elm Street; Open Mon-Thurs 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-5
    • Fair Haven Branch Library , 182 Grand Avenue; Open Mon & Tues 10-6, Thurs 12-8
    • Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street; Open Mon 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-6
    • Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue (in the Dixwell Plaza); Open Mon & Tues 10-6, Wed 12-8
    • Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Avenue; Open Tues 12-8, Wed & Thurs 10-6

    Simsbury

    • Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday 8;30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
    • Eno Memorial Hall, 754 Hopmeadow Street, Mon. 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tues. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    The Virginia Connolly Residence, 1600 Hopmeadow Street, will be open as a cooling center when the above two cooling centers are closed.

    Waterbury

    • Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon. - Wed.
    • WOW/NRZ Community Learning Center, 308 Walnut Street 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon. - Wed.

    West Haven

    • Allingtown Library/Senior Center, 1 Forest Road, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
    • Johnson Community Center, 201 Noble Street, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
    • City Hall, 355 Main Street, Meeting Room B, Basement, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.


    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Cooling centers have opened across Connecticut as the state faces another heat wave.Cooling centers have opened across Connecticut as the state faces another heat wave.

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    Crews are working on three separate water main breaks throughout the northeast section of Windsor Sunday night.

    According to the Metropolitan District Commission, there is a 20-inch water main break under the Farmington River near Palisado Ave and Pleasant Street. Residents in that area have been without water since 8:00 p.m.  It is unknown how long those repairs will take.

    The MDC plans to reroute water from a nearby water treatment plant to supply those homes without water.

    A second water main break happened on Tobey Ave near Plymouth Street. About 30 homes are affected. Officials said it will take up to 4-6 hours to repair.

    Crews are also working to repair a third break on Portman Street.

    Police Captain Tom Lepore said he believes the breaks are all related.

    "From what I'm being told, if they do not already have water right now, they will very shortly. Water pressure is building back up." said Lepore.

    Repairs on Tobey Ave and Portman Street are expected to be finished early Monday morning.

     

     


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    A woman Wolcott police said was texting while driving when she hit and killed a motorcycle rider last month has been charged with manslaughter.

    Stephanie Clavell turned herself in Monday morning.

    Clavell was behind the wheel of her Subaru on June 25, when she slammed into Terrence Doyle when he was stopped at traffic light on Meriden Road in Wolcott, police said. Clavell was texting at the time of the crash, according to police.

    The force of the crash sent Doyle's motorcycle into the vehicle in front of him, and he was then thrown backwards into Clavell's windshield. Doyle died three days later.

    Clavell is charged with second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle while using a hand-held device and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. She was held on $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.



    Photo Credit: Wolcott Police

    Stephanie Clavell was charged Monday with second-degree manslaughter in connection with a June 25 crash that killed Terrence Doyle in Wolcott.  Police said Clavell was texting while driving when she hit Doyle on his motorcycle.Stephanie Clavell was charged Monday with second-degree manslaughter in connection with a June 25 crash that killed Terrence Doyle in Wolcott. Police said Clavell was texting while driving when she hit Doyle on his motorcycle.

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    The Northeast is bracing for its fiercest heat wave yet this summer, and major cities have issued heat advisories and urged people to take cover in the face of nearly 100-degree heat.

    Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings have been issued in New York City, all of Connecticut, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as parts of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions. Temperatures were expected to reach the mid-90s in New York and Washington and to flirt with 100 in Connecticut.

    The National Weather Service said the heat index in New York — the temperature it feels like outside — could reach as high as 105 by Thursday and Friday. It will feel similar in Washington, thanks to a combination of heat and stifling humidity.

    A dome of high pressure is to blame, according to forecasters. That dome isn't expected to move until a cold front moves in Friday.

    Even the wee hours won't prove a respite from the heat, meteorologists warned. In the middle of the night Monday, Philadelphia will still feel like 90 degrees.

    Weather.com meteorologist Jon Erdman noted that such a lack in a break from the heat has often contributed to heat-related deaths, and cities are taking precautions to protect those most vulnerable to the heat.

    New York opened cooling centers for residents without air conditioning of their own, while Philadelphia urged people to check on their older friends, relatives and neighbors to ensure their homes were cool enough.

    Public health officials urged people to avoid strenuous activity and spending too much time in the heat and to be sure to stay hydrated.

    Still, meteorologist Erdman said, it could be much worse.

    "If there is a small silver lining in this heat wave, we're not expecting triple-digit heat in most locations," he said.
     



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    Northeastern cities like New York, Washington and Philadelphia — plus much more of the region — face the summer's worst-yet heat wave, with temperatures expected to near 100 for much of the week.Northeastern cities like New York, Washington and Philadelphia — plus much more of the region — face the summer's worst-yet heat wave, with temperatures expected to near 100 for much of the week.

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