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Branford Committee Rejects No-Gun Zone Proposal

A debate in Branford about whether to restrict sales of firearms and ammunition in parts of town is over. The Branford Rules and Ordinances Committee met on Tuesday night and voted against drafting an...

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Cute Puppy Stuck in Car Rescued

A 12-week-old puppy was found after being locked in an abandoned car at a Kansas City tow lot.

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In Hospital Ceremony, World War II Vet Weds Sweetheart

Shirlene King thought the moment would never come, but after a 30-year courtship, she finally got her wedding day. She married her sweetheart of three decades, 88-year-old Jack Wright, on Tuesday. They...

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Fairfield Police Arrest Suspected Burglar

Fairfield police have arrested a Bridgeport man suspected of committing several residential burglaries in recent weeks. Police arrested Michael J. Ziman Jr., 26, of Bridgeport, on Tuesday. Detectives...

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Connecticut to Receive $6 Million in Sandy Disaster Relief

Connecticut will receive more than $6 million in emergency disaster relief from the U.S. Department of the Interior to repair and rebuild parks, public lands and refuges damaged by Superstorm Sandy....

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Ex-Con Tries to Bring a Field of Dreams to Troubled Inner City

The statistics are sobering. Newark, N.J., has a murder rate double that of the Bronx. A third of its residents live in poverty. Only 40 percent of its students graduate from high school. Behind those...

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Arson Threat Found in Yale Building

Yale University officials have contacted New Haven Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and increased security after graffiti threatening arson at a Jewish center on the university campus was...

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One Dead in Simsbury Crash

One person was killed in a crash in Simsbury early Wednesday morning. Two people were inside an SUV that crashed on Owens Brook Boulevard near Horseshoe Circle at 12:42 a.m., police said. The driver...

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Grow House Had More Than 100 Marijuana Plants: Police

Police have arrested a 56-year-old Ashford man after finding more than 100 marijuana plants, 2-and-a-half pounds of marijuana and illegal fireworks at his house, according to state police. Members of...

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Officer Claims Someone Tampered With His Water Bottle

A Derby police officer claims someone tampered with a water bottle inside of his police cruiser while he was visiting the Splash Car Wash in Shelton in March. Shelton Police aren’t releasing the...

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Route 6 Connector Closed in Farmington

Route 6 Connector in Farmington is closed in both directions between Finneman Road and the Route 10 cutoff because of a crash, according to Farmington police. Minor injuries are reported. No additional...

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Robber Strikes in Bridgeport, Milford: Cops

Police believe the man who robbed a Subway restaurant in Bridgeport Tuesday night also robbed a convenience store in Milford a short time later. According to police, the man pulled a large, silver...

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Teen Responsible for New Hartford Noose

A 16-year-old is responsible for placing a noose inside a bathroom at a park in New Hartford, according to state police. The noose was discovered hanging from the back of a door at Brodie Park around 8...

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Figure Skaters Scrambling for a New Home

The Norwich Ice Rink has shut its doors for the 2nd time in 3 months. Figure skaters and hockey players who call the Norwich Ice Rink home are scrambling to find ice time after the rink suddenly shut...

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Vernon Police Investigating Nighttime Burglaries

Between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, thieves broke into five different houses in Vernon and burglarized them as residents were sleeping. Another resident reported someone trying to break into a...

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Woman Killed in Suffield House Fire

A woman is dead after a house fire in Suffield and officials are trying to determine what started the blaze. Fire was reported around 7 p.m. on Wednesday and the house at 1489 Mapleton Ave. was fully...

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Judge to Charlie Brown Actor: "Don't Be a Blockhead"

The Southern California man who formerly voiced the affable “Peanuts” cartoon character Charlie Brown on television was sentenced to jail time Wednesday for threatening and stalking two victims,...

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Auto Repair Shop Destroyed After Propane Tanks Explode

Propane tanks exploded causing a massive fire that destroyed a Thompson Auto Repair Shop Wednesday. Smoke and flames ripped through the K&R Auto Body on Riverside Drive. 15 fire departments,...

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Family and Friends Scour Meriden Park Searching for ECSU Student

Family members of missing ECSU student Alyssiah Wiley scoured a Meriden park on Wednesday night and passed out fliers in hopes that it will lead to clues in her disappearance. State police searched...

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D.C. Pediatrician Charged with Child Pornography Possession

A Washington, D.C., pediatrician was charged Wednesday with possession of child pornography. Robert Paul Dickey, 73, runs his office out of his home on 38th Street SE, near the Maryland border. He had...

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