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    Hartford Police have arrested three people after an armed robbery at a dollar store on Friday night.

    Officers were called to the Family Dollar store on Park Street after getting an armed robbery complaint.

    The caller told police that one of the suspects displayed a knife when staff attempted to stop him from committing the theft.

    Officers were given a description of the three suspects over police radio as they responded.

    Shortly after, an officer found and detained three people that matched the suspect descriptions.

    According to police, the suspects were later positively identified by a witness. The suspects were then placed under arrest.

    Officers said the three suspects took various items worth less than $20 total.

    Police did not release the identities of the three suspects who were arrested.



    Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

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    Woodbury First Selectman William "Bill" Butterly has passed away.

    Bill's brother, Barry Butterly, announced his death on Facebook.

    According to Barry, Bill passed away from a heart attack early Saturday morning.

    Bill was 75 years old.

    According to Bill's Facebook page, he had just finished the first year of his third term as First Selectman.

    Acting First Selectperson Barbara Perkinson said "we have a three member Board of Selectmen and Bill was the First Selectman. We are all from different parties. Even though we had differences of opinion, we always found a way to compromise for almost six years."

    "Bill's legacy was to always put Woodbury first. He really loved Woodbury and would always serve Woodbury. He was an advocate for the town and always wanted to solve problems, and if he couldn't, he'd pass them along to someone who could," she added.

    Perkinson said she is now the acting First Selectperson and is able to serve for 30 days.

    The Town of Woodbury's First Selectman's Office is calling for a special meeting on Monday to seek legal advice for filling the First Selectman's position. 



    Photo Credit: Bill Butterly, First Selectman of Woodbury, CT's Facebook
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    An American man will likely be monitored at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha after possibly being exposed to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Saturday.

    The unidentified man, who was providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has shown no symptoms of Ebola, but will be closely monitored at the medical center. 

    “This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” said Dr. Ted Cieslak, an infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine, in a statement.

    Doctors will work with federal, state and county public health officials to monitor the man and secure the area so no members of the public or other patients are exposed.



    Photo Credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images

    In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.

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    Officers have arrested a man who was barricaded inside of a vehicle with a gun in East Hartland on Saturday afternoon.

    According to Connecticut State Police, the 75-year-old man was barricaded inside of a vehicle by himself, armed with a handgun at the First Church of Hartland.

    Police said they were able to detain the man without incident and nobody was injured.

    The man is currently in custody, but the charges he may face are unknown at this time, officers said.

    The man has not been identified by police.


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    White House chief of staff John Kelly, who will depart President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday, told The Los Angeles Times in an extensive interview published Sunday that the president never ordered him to do anything illegal and added that the proposed border wall at the center of the government shutdown fight is not as it has been portrayed.

    Kelly, set to be replaced by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who will serve as acting chief of staff, said he made sure the president had access to detailed information prior to making decisions, even though the president says publicly that he goes with his gut instinct, NBC News reported.

    "It’s never been: The president just wants to make a decision based on no knowledge and ignorance,” Kelly said. “You may not like his decision, but at least he was fully informed on the impact."

    The retired Marine general said Trump often pressed him on his legal authority to do certain actions, asking, "Why can't we do [something] this way?" Kelly added that he was not ordered to carry out any illegal action "because we wouldn't have."



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    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with newly elected governors in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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    Firefighters were called to two crashes in the same spot in Wethersfield within hours on Sunday morning.

    Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department posted photos of the first crash on their Facebook page around 5:12 a.m.

    The crash involved two cars and was at the intersection of Silas Deane Highway and Maple Street.

    Hours later, firefighters were called to another crash at the exact same intersection.

    The second crash appeared to involve two vehicles around 7 a.m. EMS were called to evaluate one driver, according to firefighters.

    It is unclear what caused the accidents.



    Photo Credit: Wethersfield Volunteer Fire Department
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    New Haven Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on Dorman Street on Saturday night.

    Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation on Dorman Street shortly before 7 p.m.

    When police arrived, they said they found a gunshot victim, later identified as 44-year-old Samuel Hooks, of New Haven.

    Police said Hooks was taken by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted.

    A portion of Dorman Street was blocked off for several hours. On Sunday morning, officers returned to the scene and appeared to be searching the area for more evidence.

    Police have not released any suspect information or a possible motive.

    Investigators ask anyone with information valuable to the case to call detectives at (203) 946-6304. Calls may be made anonymously.



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    An East Hartford man is facing charges including murder after a double shooting that left one person dead and another person injured in Hartford on Thursday, according to police.

    Officers received a ShotSpotter activation of seven gunshots fired near Garden Street and Pliny Street. Police said before ShotSpotter was activated, several 911 calls indicated that two people had been shot.

    When officers arrived to the scene, they found an unresponsive man, later identified as 35-year-old Ross Stone, of West Hartford, near 451 Garden Street. Police said Stone was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

    One block south, at the intersection of Garden Street and Mather Street, police said they found a second victim, later identified as 25-year-old Elijah Adorno, of Hartford, suffering from several gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and stomach.

    Both victims were transported to St. Francis Hospital and were immediately admitted to surgery. According to police, Stone was pronounced dead at 5:05 p.m. Adorno was listed in stable condition, as of Thursday night.

    During the investigation, police said they identified the suspect as 29-year-old Abdul-Hakim Ali, of East Hartford. Early Sunday morning, members of the Hartford Police Vice/Intelligence/Narcotics Division and Hartford U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force found Ali in a hotel room in New London.

    Police said Ali was taken into custody safely and without incident. Ali is facing charges including murder, assault and criminal possession of a firearm. He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond and will be in court on Monday.



    Photo Credit: Hartford Police

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    One person has died and one other person is injured after an officer-involved shooting in Danbury on Saturday night. 

    Officers were called to an elderly housing complex, also known as the Glen Apartments, on Memorial Drive after getting a report of a suspicious male around 9:30 p.m.

    When police arrived, they said they found a man with a knife walking around the exterior of the property.

    According to police, after a brief confrontation with the man, an officer deployed his taser, but it was ineffective.

    Shortly after, a second officer fired multiple rounds from his duty weapon and hit the man at least once, police said. A tenant, who is also a female relative of the man, also suffered a gunshot wound as a result of the discharge of the officer's weapon.

    The tenant and the man were transported to the hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The tenant is listed in critical, but stable condition, according to officers.

    Police have not released the name of the man who died.

    No officers were injured during the shooting.

    The Connecticut State Police are investigating the use of force incident.


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    Multiple animals have died after a barn fire in Old Saybrook early Sunday morning.

    Firefighters were called to a fully involved barn fire on Middlesex Turnpike around 2:21 a.m.

    According to firefighters, none of the animals that were in the barn survived the fire. It is unclear how many and what type of animals were in there.

    Middlesex Turnpike was closed for hours while firefighters tackled the flames, but it has since reopened.

    Essex Fire Department and Westbrook Fire Department assisted at the scene, along with the Old Saybrook Ambulance and Police Department and Old Saybrook Fire Marshal's Office.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation. Any questions related to the fire investigation should be referred to the Old Saybrook Fire Marshal's Office at (860) 395-3133.



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    Twenty-two-year-old Alexandra Black, a college intern who had been employed at a North Carolina zoo for approximately two weeks, was killed Sunday after a lion escaped a locked space.

    The Conservators Center in Burlington — between Greensboro and Durham — announced that the intern was killed during a routine cleaning of an animal enclosure at about 11:30 a.m. ET.

    "While a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out a routine enclosure cleaning, one of the lions somehow left a locked space and entered the space the humans were in and quickly killed one person," the zoo said in a statement.

    The lion was shot and killed, the center said.

    It is unclear how the lion escaped its enclosure. 



    Photo Credit: Joe Maher/Getty Images

    In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, a lion is shown in its enclosure at the London Zoo in London, England.In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, a lion is shown in its enclosure at the London Zoo in London, England.

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    We are counting down the hours to 2019 and organizers of First Night Hartford said about an inch of rain in the forecast won't wash out the New Year's fun.

    Fireworks will light up the night sky at Bushnell Park at 6 p.m. and midnight.

    If you're attending, you'll likely need to pack your rain boots and your umbrella.

    Those running First Night Hartford are keeping a close eye on the weather, but said a little rain isn't going to dampen the fun.

    Organizers said there are multiple events that are inside.

    If it does rain too hard, the Winterfest ice skating rink may have to close.

    Now in its 30th year, First Night has had its share of unwanted New Year's weather, like last year when the temperatures were in the single digits.

    "It's our 30th annual event this year. It's something people look forward to all year long so a little rain shouldn't stop anybody," said First Night Hartford Organizer Nicole Glander.

    Many are just hoping the downpours hold off until later in the night.

    "If it does rain, we will probably shorten our stay, but for the most part, we're excited. We look forward to coming," said Renee Richards, of Hartford.

    Organizers are also making safety a priority during Monday's events. Police are expected to be patrolling the grounds before the celebration even begins.

    Glander said the officers will have marked cars and unmarked cars. There will be officers that are in uniform and others that are in street clothes.

    There are events scheduled starting at 2 p.m. until midnight.


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    Keep checking back as we add more events in the days leading up to New Year's Eve!

    NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with a list of New Year's Eve events across the state for Dec. 31, 2018 as you prepare to ring in 2019. There are a range of suggestions and options in the list below.

    Amarante’s Sea Cliff

    For $110 a person enjoy a night of food, drinks and entertainment at Amarante's Sea Cliff. Reservation required (203) 467-2531.  7 p.m. to 1 a.m.  62 Cove Street, New Haven, CT

    Artisan West Hartford at the Delamar Hotel

    Ring in the second New Year’s at Artisan in Westhartford, which will have two dinner seatings. The earlier seating is a three course prix fixe for $65 per person. The later seating is a four course prix fixe with a champagne toast for $125 per person. The restaurant will also have dancing open to the public.  5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.  1 Memorial Rd, West Hartford

    Bobby V's Funniest New Years Eve Party in CT

    Bobby V's in Windsor Locks is offering comedy from Preston Simpson, Billy Winn and Tom Anzalone.  The show starts at 10 p.m. with doors opening at 9 p.m.  Dinner is available starting at 7:30 p.m.  The show alone is $50 and includes party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and after party desserts. Dinner and the show combined are $88 per person.  Taxes and gratuities are included.

    City Steam Brewery's Brew HaHa Comedy Club

    Live stand up comedy shows featuring Dan Crohn and Claudia Stavola at 7 and 10:30 p.m., including a champagne toast at midnight.  Live music in the bar starting at 8:30 p.m.  Admission is $30.  942 Main Street, Hartford

    Courtyard Cromwell New Year's at Tiffany's 2019 Diamond Ball

    Celebrate the dawn of 2019 in vintage Hollywood style. This classic ball including a five hour open bar, elaborate appetizers and buffet dinner. Dance the night away with our DJ or find your inner Hepburn and capture memories in the Hollywood "Selfie" booth. As midnight approaches, watch a live stream directly from the "Big Apple" and countdown in glee to 2019 and toast to a brand New Year. Deluxe package for two includes overnight eaccomodations.  Price is $389 per couple plus tax.

    Fairfield Theatre

    Luther and Cody Dickinson, the North Mississippi Allstars, will be playing a show at 9 p.m. with tickets going for $68 for regular admission or $88 for VIP. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will be performing at 9 p.m. at The Warehouse.

    First Night Hartford

    The annual New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Hartford will be celebrating it's 30th anniversary and will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight.  The party includes fireworks at 6 p.m. and midnight in Bushnell Park but viewable throughout much of the city. Horse drawn wagon rides around Bushnell Park will also be available.

    Foxwoods’ New Year's Eve 2019

    Foxwoods’ Resort and Casino will have parties across the property, including live entertainment from Jammin 107.7 in the Grand Pequot Rotunda and Legends in Concert at the Fox Theater.  Rick Springfield will be performing in the Grand Theater.

    Infinity Hall Hartford

    Come to Infinity Hall Hartford and bring in the New Year with Rock N Roll Hall of Fame group Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals! This is an all new show with an all star band, 3 piece horn section and interactive video presentation!

    Infinity Hall Norfolk

    NRBQ will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at Infinity Hall! Let’s all bring in 2019 with one our favorites here in Norfolk. Great musicians, great songs - Ridin’ In My Car”, “Me And The Boys”, “RC Cola And A Moon Pie,” “Wacky Tobacky” and on and on . You know the band, you know the hits and we all know it’ll be party time when Connecticut’s own NRBQ hits the stage!! Come bring the family and celebrate the holiday with us.

    Metro Bis

    Metro Bis in Simsbury is offering a prix-fixe three-course meal from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for $58.95, plus tax, beverages and gratuity.  Reservations recommended (860) 651-1908. 731 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury

    MGM Springfield "This is a First" New Year's Eve

    Ring in the new year with us as we celebrate a historic First Night at MGM Springfield. From indulgent celebrations to delectable dining options, New Year’s at MGM Springfield will offer an experience for everyone.  The casino's Cal Mare restaurant is also offering a special multi-course prix-fixe menu.

    Lady Katharine Cruise and Gala

    Lady Katharine Cruises will be celebrating New Year's Eve on the Connecticut River in style aboard the luxury yacht "Mystique."  The party includes a buffet dinner, premium open bar, party favors, a champagne toast and a contental breakfast for $299 per couple (price includes port fee and tax)

    Mohegan Sun’s NYE 2019 Celebration

    Kicking off at 10:30pm, this party will be one to remember with dancing and music by DJ Crooked & DJ Neva from SKAM ARTIST, an open bar, champagne toast and 12:15am breakfast buffet! Music star Kesha will be performing at the Mogean Sun Arena at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.

    The New England Carousel Museum

    The museum in Bristol is hosting a party from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring the Chaparrals with music and dancing for $40 per person.

    Park & Oak

    Park & Oak restaurant in West Hartford will be serving dinner specials, drink specials, and celebrating with a ball drop party at midnight.  The restaurant, which just celebrated its second anniversary, is a good place to be for comfort food and drinks as you ring in 2019. Reservations recommended. 155 Park Road, West Hartford

    Playhouse on Park Interactive Murder Mystery

    Mama D is chaperoning the 1999 Holiday Homecoming Dance but when she turns her back the unthinkable happens! Join us this New Year’s Eve for an interactive murder mystery filled with fun, food and entertainment by the cast of MAMA D’s! Guests will be encouraged to participate by dressing in their best 1990’s garb and testing their sleuthing skills in an effort to solve the murder. The evening includes beer, wine, soft drinks, hearty hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight and of course—dancing! $75 per person - tickets must be purchased in advance

    Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort – “Fire at the Ridge”

    You can ring in the new year skiing and enjoying a three course, prix fixe dinner. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Our evening package also includes a late-night snack and Champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy dinner between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., with music and dancing starting at 8 p.m. $59 per person, plus tax. Powder Hill Road, Middlefield

    Republic at the Linden New Year's Eve Bash

    On December 31st, weHartford will be teaming up with Republic at the Linden to bring you an epic NYE.With two floors of entertainment, two stages of live music, featuring The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music -The POSSM, One Time Weekend, and an acoustic set by the silky smooth Mike Suddes- Singer/songwriter. Specialty NYE drinks, and much more - this is a not-to-be-missed night. NO COVER charge and/or tickets required for entry.

    Saybrook Point Inn’s New Year’s Eve Gala with The Cartells

    Ring in the new year at our annual New Year’s Eve Gala! Our talented chefs have designed an impressive menu for the evening consisting of extensive passed hors d’oeuvres, a New England Raw Bar and several attended specialty stations. The main course, a sit-down dinner, is a selection of three entrees and a premium open bar, a decadent selection of tableside homemade desserts from our talented Pastry Chef and a midnight champagne toast.  Tickets are $149.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets include your sit down dinner, extensive appetizers, desserts a premium open bar and a champagne toast. 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook

    Saint Clements Castle & Marina - SOLD OUT

    Saint Clements is hosting a New Year's Eve party for $130 per person that includes dinner, a premium open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.  There are rooms available as well for overnight stays.

    Sheraton Hartford Hotel Bradley Airport's 80's New Year's Eve Bash

    The Sheraton at Bradley airport is hosting an 80's party with a full open bar, buffet stations, overnight accomodations, a midnight snack, champagne toast, and entertainment.  Pricing is $425/couple, including tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, contact Catalina Huggins by email to chuggins@sheratonbradley.com or phone 860-386-7891.

    The Cook and the Bear

    The Blue Back Square restaurant will be hosting trivia night starting at 7:30 p.m. including half price draft beer.

    The Press in Hartford

    This restaurant and bar replaced the Black Bear Saloon at 187 Allyn Street.  Now, The Urban Young Professionals and TNB have teamed up for a New Year's Eve party with Boston's JAM'N 94.5 fm DJ 4eign. You can get a 3-course dinner and New Year's party for $40 per person or skip the dinner and just enjoy the part for $15. The first 100 party only tickets are free but you must RSVP ahead of time and arrive before 10:30 p.m.

    Toad's Place in New Haven

    Toad's place will be hosting it's New Year's Eve with Max Creek Celebration.  Tickets include party favors, a giant balloon drop and a continent breakfast.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show.  300 York Street, New Haven


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    Route 149 in East Haddam is closed after a crash on Monday morning.

    According to Connecticut Department of Transportation, Route 149 is closed between Mott Lane and Trowbridge Road.

    A car crashed into a pole on Route 149 shortly after 6 a.m. and knocked the pole down, police said.

    It is unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.

    There is no estimate for when the road will reopen.


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    Hartford Police have arrested a man who is accused of holding a knife to someone's throat and demanding money during an attempted robbery on Sunday night.

    Officers responded to 177 Barker Street around 9:36 p.m. after getting a report of an attempted robbery.

    When police arrived, the first officer on scene located the victim, who directed the officer towards the suspect, who was nearby.

    Police said the officer made contact with the suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Santos Salmeron-Miranda, of Hartford, and detained him without incident.

    According to police, when the dispatcher attempted to communicate with the officer, the officer did not respond. The dispatcher sounded the officer in trouble tone, fearing the officer was in trouble. Once the officer was alerted by the officer in trouble tone, the officer immediately responded as assisting officers and supervisors arrived on scene.

    An investigation revealed that Salmeron-Miranda held a knife to the victim's throat and demanded money. Police said the victim did not hand over any money or property and was able to flee unharmed.

    Salmeron-Miranda is facing charges including robbery, criminal attempt at robbery and risk of injury.



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    A cow is on the loose in New Britain, according to Mayor Erin Stewart.

    She said it is in the west end of the city, by the Plainville town line and city officials do not know whose cow is missing.

    If you have any information, call authorities.



    Photo Credit: New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart
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    An 83-year-old man is in critical condition after getting hit by a car in Shelton on Friday night.

    First responders were called to Howe Avenue and Grove Street around 5:30 p.m. after getting a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.

    Officers said the pedestrian, an 83-year-old man from Shelton, was transported from the scene to Bridgeport Hospital and was reportedly in critical condition. The 68-year-old male driver remained on scene after the crash.

    No enforcement has been taken while the accident remains under investigation.

    Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Shelton Police at (203) 924-1544.



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    An 83-year-old Stratford man has been reported missing and a Silver Alert has been issued for him. 

    The Silver Alert for Owen Murry says he has been missing since Sunday. 

    He has gray hair and green eyes. He is 6-feet-four and weighs 225 pounds. 

    No photo was released. 

    Anyone with information on where he is should call Stratford Police at 203-385-4100.


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    Police have arrested a man who is accused of exposing himself at a YMCA pool in Greenwich last week.

    Officers were called to the YMCA on East Putnam Avenue around 10:15 a.m. on Friday after getting a report of a man who entered the pool completely naked.

    According to police, the man was later identified as 62-year-old James Sawyer, of Riverside.

    When Sawyer was asked to exit the pool, officers said he did so in a slow manner and exposed himself to all of the children that were in the pool.

    Sawyer was later found at his home and placed under arrest.

    He is facing charges of public indecency, breach of peace and risk of injury to a child. He was released from custody and will be in court on January 11.



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    Ski Sundown in New Hartford will be closing early Monday because of the forecast for rain. It will close at 4 p.m., according to the website. 

    The trails were expected to be open until 11:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve and the ski patrol was supposed to hold a torchlight parade a couple minutes before midnight, but rain is expected to be light toward evening before become steadier and heavier through the evening toward midnight. 

    Ski Sundown plans to be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Day.



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