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Trader Joe's Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream


Trader Joe's is recalling all of its Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because the products may contain small pieces of metal.

The California-based company said on Saturday that all potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves.

Anyone who's purchased the ice cream shouldn't eat it. You can return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund.

No one has gotten sick and no injuries have been reported, the grocery chain said.

Trader Joe's customer service can be reached at 626-599-3817 or through email.

Photo Credit: Trader Joe's

Tyson Recalls 2.4M Pounds of Chicken Due to Allergy Risk


Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling more than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products because the bread crumbs may contain milk, a potential allergen not included on the label.

The Arkansas-based company said there have been no confirmed cases of illnesses related to the recall.

Affected frozen chicken products were packaged between Aug. 17, 2016, through Jan. 14, 2017, and sold nationwide.

Below is a list of affected products:

• 31.86-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN STRIP-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” with case code 003859-0928 and production dates of 09/09/2016, 10/05/2016, 10/14/2016, 10/15/2016, 11/09/2016, 12/10/2016, 12/30/2016 and 01/14/2017.
• 31.05-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS-CN” with case code 003857-0928 and production dates of 11/12/2016.
• 30.6-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 016477-0928 and production dates of 09/10/2016, 09/16/2016, 09/23/2016, 09/30/2016 and 10/06/2016.
• 30.6-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN CHUNK-SHAPED BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 016478-0928 and production dates of 09/16/2016, 09/28/2016 and 10/06/2016.
• 20.0-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES-CN” with case code 005778-0928 and production dates of 09/14/2016, 09/19/2016 and 10/03/2016.32.81-lb. bulk cases of “Tyson FULLY COOKED, WHOLE GRAIN GOLDEN CRISPY CHICKEN CHUNK FRITTERS-CN CHUNK-SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIE FRITTERS” with case code 070364-0928, packaging and production date of 08/17/2016.
• 20-lb bulk cases of “SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Patties” with case code 005778-0861 and production date of 10/03/2016.
• 20-lb bulk cases of “SPARE TIME, Fully Cooked Chicken Pattie Fritters” with case code 016477-0861 and production date of 09/16/2016 and 10/06/2016.

Schools have purchased the products through Tyson's commercial partners, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Affected products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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In Iowa, Concerns Over Economy Trump Comey Testimony


News of the scandal billowing around President Donald Trump's White House may be impossible to avoid in Iowa's 1st Congressional District, but residents there told NBC News that it's far from their biggest concern.

"People are making too much of it," said Jim Wagner, a Vietnam veteran who earned a Purple Heart and founded the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque. "I don't think there was really anything going on. I just wish [Trump] would shut everybody up and tell them instead of playing the game. I didn't vote for him, but if he can put it to bed, he ought to."

Democrats are looking to make the district, which voted for both Barack Obama and Trump, blue again in the upcoming congressional elections, but most constituents NBC News interviewed said they need to see fire before they come to any conclusions about the Russia investigation.

In fact, they're getting tired of that news and are starting to tune out. Instead, the voters are more concerned about domestic issues like health care, veterans' benefits, Planned Parenthood and infrastructure.

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Serious Crash Reported on Fenn Road in Newington

Shelton Police Investigating Death of 4-Month-Old


Shelton police are investigating the death of a 4-month old baby. 

Police responded to a home on Division Avenue after receiving a 911 call at 2:30 a.m. about an infant who was not breathing, police said. 

Police and EMS immediately responded to the home and infant was brought to the hospital, but was pronounced dead, police said. 

Police are investigating.

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State Trooper Suspended Amid Investigation


A Connecticut state trooper accused of assaulting someone at a Mystic bar has been suspended amid an investigation into the arrest.

Trooper Jeffrey A. Meninno, 52, of Waterford, was arrested at 4:16 a.m. Saturday after an investigation into an assaulted reported at Chapter One Restaurant, Bar and Grill at 1 a.m., according to Groton police.

They said Meninno is accused of hitting another patron in the face several times. They said an ambulance had to transport the victim to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.

Meninno is also accused of pushing another person who tried to intervene.

Witnesses identified Meninno, who police said left the establishment after the incident. Officers located him at his Waterford home and took him into custody.

Meninno was charged with second-degree assault, breach of peace and third-degree assault.

He was released on a $2,500 non-surety bond and is due in court on June 20.

Police said Meninno’s police powers have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation and his badge and gun have been confiscated.

State police said the matter has been referred to the Connecticut State Police Bureau of Professional Standards.

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Pet Owners Warned of Coyote Sightings in Southington


Coyotes have been spotted in part of Southington and Southington Animal Control is urging residents with cats to keep them indoors and dog owners to keep pets leashed when going outside. 

A resident sent in photos of a coyote seen near Spring Lake.

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Woman Accused of Pointing Gun at Driver on I-84


State police have arrested a Waterbury woman who is accused of pointing a gun at a driver on Interstate 84 Sunday.

The driver called 911 at 8:07 p.m. Sunday while driving on I-84 East in Middlebury and said a woman pointed a gun at him while he was in heavy traffic, according to state police.

Police stopped the vehicle the suspect was in and detained Francheska Texidor, 20, of Waterbury, and said they found her with a stolen firearm in the car.

She has been charged with first-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, stealing a firearm, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, driving without a license and other charges.

Bond was set at $2,000 and Texidor was released. She is due in court on June 29.

Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

Facebook Post Leads Hartford Police to Illegal Group Ride


Hartford police arrested four people and seized several illegal dirt bikes and off-road vehicles after being tipped off when plans for a large group ride were posted on Facebook.

Police learned that a group was planning to gather fora  group ride at 495 Flatbush Avenue around noon Sunday. Officers responded and seized several vehicles, including a stolen motorcycle and a scooter. A fake gun was also recovered.

Four people were arrested and more arrests are pending, police said.

Rene Rodriguez, 24, of Hartford, was charged with prohibited operation.

Kyle Daniels, 23, of Hartford, was charged with possession of stolen plates and obliterating a vehicle vin number.

Xiomara Serrano-Guzman, 27, of Springfield, Mass. was charged with improper operation of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, striking an offier with a vehicle, insufficient insurance, and interfering with police.

Jose Carasillo, 31, of Newington, was charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Photo Credit: Hartford Police Department

Teen Charged with Arson After Sparkler Causes Harwinton Fire


A 15-year-old has been arrested on arson charges after a discarded sparkler caused a fire at an abandoned home in Harwinton Sunday, according to Connecticut State Police.

State police said crews responded to an active fire at 8 Ridgewood Drive in Harwinton around 2 p.m. Sunday. Multiple departments, including Harwinton Volunteer Fire, New Hartford fire, Terryville fire and Thomaston fire all responded to fight the blaze.

Harwinton fire officials said the house, which is abandoned, suffered extensive damage, but no injuries were reported.

Through speaking with neighbors, officials determined a 15-year-old boy had been on the property just before the fire. Police said the teen told them he lit a sparkler and watched it go out, then ran off.

Police said the sparkler lit the grass on fire, which spread to the building.

The suspect, who was not identified due to his age, was charged with third-degree arson, possession of fireworks, simple trespass, and third-degree criminal mischief. He was referred to Torrington Juvenile Court.

Pulse Victim's Family Keeps Fighting to Change Gun Laws


Before Maria Wright's son Jerry was killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, one year ago, she had done little to try to change the country's gun laws.

Horrified by the bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and other mass shootings, she had donated money and had signed petitions but that was it.

This time when she got an email from Everytown for Gun Safety, she wrote back immediately: "They killed my son. What can I do?"

"Because I felt like I should have done more before," she said. "And I didn't and now I've lost my son. I'm going to do what I can so this doesn't happen to anybody else."

Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire during the gay club's Latin night in the early morning a year ago, killing 49 people with an assault rifle and a handgun before being killed himself. Jerry Wright, who was in the Pulse nightclub celebrating a friend's birthday, died in the carnage.

A licensed, American-born security guard, Mateen was able to buy his weapons legally though the FBI had investigated him twice, inconclusively. On the day of the attack, Mateen, whose wife, Noor Salman, was later charged with obstruction and aiding and abetting her husband, pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State on Facebook.

Today Maria Wright and her husband, Fred, are trying to convince lawmakers that they must do more to keep the country safe. The Wrights, who live in Miami, want laws to prohibit people like Mateen, who had been on the FBI's terrorist watch list from 2013 to 2014, from being able to purchase weapons. And they want to everyone to have to undergo a background check.

"Our laws did not stop him at all," she said. "He was able to go in and kill and maim so many so quickly."

Jerry Wright, 31 worked at Walt Disney World, in merchandising on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom and in Tomorrowland. His mother said he was sweet, kind, thoughtful and helpful.

"I want him to be remembered as someone who actually modeled that behavior, of being a part of his community, of being a good neighbor, being a good friend, a good son, a good family person," she said. "That's how I want my child to be remembered."

His behavior is motivating theirs now, she said.

Immediately after the Orlando shootings, one of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's history, the U.S. Senate rejected four measures that would have restricted gun sales.

"What am I going to tell the community of Orlando," Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida said after the votes, according to Reuters. "Sadly, what I'm going to tell them is the NRA won again."

Maria Wright remains convinced that most Americans would change the country's laws so that terrorists could not buy weapons. And she believes that many lawmakers would take action if they knew how many of their constituents wanted them to.

"Which means that we have also look at ourselves and what we can do," she said. "But I'm not going to sit here and say that they're all terrible human beings and not a single one them gives a damn that my son was killed because that's not the case."

She said she has had lawmakers, both Republican and Democratic, tell to her to be persistent.

Fred Wright said that he and his wife would continue to do what they could to make the changes happen. They are not going to stop, he said.

"We just want to honor our son in the best way possible," he said.

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'Dollar Tree Grandpa Bandit' Robs Store in North Haven: PD


A serial robber known as the “Dollar Tree Grandpa Bandit” robbed the Dollar Tree on Universal Drive in North Haven Saturday, according to North Haven police.

Police said the suspect entered the store at 420 Universal Drive armed with a handgun and a stun gun around 10 p.m. Saturday. He threatened two female employees with the stun gun before forcing them into an office and robbing the store’s register and safe.

Police believe the suspect is responsible for dollar store robberies across the country, hitting locations from upstate New York to Idaho.

The suspect is described as a man with short white hair and a mustache, between 5-foot-10 and six-foot, weighing around 200 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

A Dollar Tree company official said that they are cooperating with authorities on the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the North Haven Police Department at 203-239-5321.

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

Hebron Public Schools Dismissing Early Due to Heat


Hebron Public Schools will be dismissing early today because of heat.

Officials from the superintendent’s office said students in Pre-K through sixth grade will be dismissing at 1:10 p.m. Monday because the buildings do not have air conditioning.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s today and experts urge residents to restrict outdoor activities, especially between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., when peak ozone levels occur, to avoid health effects.

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3 Injured in Milford Motorcycle Crash


Three people were injured when a motorcycle and a Subaru Forester crashed in Milford on Saturday night.

Police said the motorcycle was going east on Merwin Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and the Forester was pulling out of a private drive in the area of Sandpiper Crescent when the two vehicles collided.

Both drivers and a passenger were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital and their injuries range from minor to serious.

Anyone with information about the crash should call the Milford Police Traffic Division at (203) 878-5244 or Officer Brandon Davidson (203) 783-4775 or email bdavidson@ci.milford.ct.us.

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com

Plainfield Woman Killed in Crash in I-395 in Norwich


A 31-year-old Plainfield woman is dead after a crash on Interstate 395 in Norwich around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police said Rachel Durbin was a passenger in the vehicle that flipped over on the southbound side of the highway.

Durbin and the driver, 41-year-old Gary Roode, of Jewett City, were thrown from the vehicle.

Durbin was pronounced dead at the scene. Roode was taken to Backus Hospital.

Landscaper Injured in Lawnmower Rollover in Glastonbury


An employee of a landscaping company got trapped under a riding lawn mower on Mulberry Lane in Glastonbury Monday morning and was injured.

Police said they received a call about the accident at 9:17 a.m. and the injured person was taken to Hartford Hospital.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

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New Haven Police Seek Bank Robbery Suspect


New Haven police are looking to identify the suspect in a bank robbery at the People’s Bank inside Stop & Shop on Amity Road Saturday.

Police said the suspect pictured above entered the store at 112 Amity Road and demanded money from the teller. He was wearing white button-down long-sleeve shirt, denim blue jeans, a camouflage-style baseball cap and dark sunglasses at the time of the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Haven police at 203-946-6304.

Police said they are looking into whether the New Haven robbery is connected to two other robberies in Shelton. Investigators have not yet determined if the cases are related.

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State Looking for Food Truck for West Haven Train Station


It looks like a food truck could be coming to the train station in West Haven. 

The state Department of Transportation is looking for proposals for food truck vendors interested in setting up near the station. 

Officials said this is in response to requests from commuters and the recent success in obtaining a vendor for the Fairfield train station. 

The Department of Transportation said they have identified an area within the Railroad Avenue, or New York-bound, side parking lot, across from the main station building. 

Food vendors interested in applying can contact Daniel M. Baker in the Office of Rail at 203-497-3363 or Daniel.Baker@ct.gov to request a copy of the RFP. 

A mandatory pre-bid conference and site visit is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, for all prospective proposers in the main lobby of the station at 20 Railroad Ave. 

Responses to the RFP will be due by Friday, June 30.

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Cooling Centers Open


Bloomfield has opened cooling centers for Monday and Tuesday:
The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone: 860-243-8361. Use the Community/Youth Center entrance on the west side of the building
Prosser Library, 1 Tunxis Avenue, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; Phone: 860-243-9721. 
McMahon Wintonbury Library, 1015 Blue Hills Ave., 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Phone: 860-242-0041
Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residents.
Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple St.                                            
Ellington Library, 93 Main St. 
The town of Simsbury will open cooling centers through Tuesday. 
Simsbury Public Library’s lower level entrance, 725 Hopmeadow St. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. 
Eno Memorial Hall, senior center, 54 Hopmeadow St., 860 658-3273. Open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Bloomfield has opened cooling centers for Monday and Tuesday:

  • The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Phone: 860-243-8361. Use the Community/Youth Center entrance on the west side of the building.
  • Prosser Library, 1 Tunxis Avenue, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday; Phone: 860-243-9721. 
  • McMahon Wintonbury Library, 1015 Blue Hills Ave., 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Phone: 860-242-0041.


  • Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residents.
  • Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


  • Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple St.
  • Ellington Library, 93 Main St. 


The town of Simsbury will open cooling centers through Tuesday. 

  • Simsbury Public Library’s lower level entrance, 725 Hopmeadow St. from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. 
  • Eno Memorial Hall, senior center, 54 Hopmeadow St., 860 658-3273. Open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

For more on cooling centers, check Connecticut 211.

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Woman Grazed By Train Gets Arrested After Fighting With Cops


A woman who was grazed by a train in Windsor Locks Friday night was arrested after police learned there were warrants for her arrest and she became combative and needed to be restrained, according to police.

Police said they received 911 calls Friday about an Amtrak train stopped at Main Street and the Route 140 Bridge around 6:30 p.m., then more 911 calls came in reporting that a woman who was grazed by a train ran off.

Police found the woman, 30-year-old Kara Murphy, of Springfield, Massachusetts, near Spring Street, and she had minor abrasions, but refused medical treatment. 

Then she gave police false names and officers determined that she had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on interfering with police and driving while intoxicated charges, became combative and needed to be restrained, police said.

Amtrak police charged Murphy with third-degree trespass and Windsor Locks police charged her with interfering with police.

Bond was set at $20,000.

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