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Bernie Loubier
January 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut health officials say the number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus in the state increased 4 percent in 2017. The state Department of Public Health recently released the HIV figures , which show that 281 people were newly diagnosed with the virus in 2017...
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Bernie Loubier
January 27, 2019 - 1:44 pm
WTIC 1080 News - Plainfield Police responded to a one car crash around 1:45 this morning when a 1996 Chyrsler Sebring went off the road on Collelo Avenue in the Moosup section, struck a mailbox and a large bolder off the right side of the road, then traveled back on to Collelo Avenue before...
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Bernie Loubier
January 27, 2019 - 12:49 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say a 28-year-old man was shot multiple times outside a trucking school in Connecticut, where he's a student. The Connecticut Post reports that the student was critically injured in Saturday morning's shooting on the campus of the New England Tractor Trailer...
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January 27, 2019 - 10:38 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC Radio) _ One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in New Haven. It happened around 11:06 p.m. on Kimberly Avenue at Ella T. Grasso Boulevard. A passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at Yale New Haven Hospital. That person has not yet...
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January 27, 2019 - 6:48 am
OLD LYME, Conn. (WTIC Radio) _ One man is dead, one man rescued after falling through the Rogers Lake ice in Old Lyme Saturday afternoon. Harry Jewett, 59, of Old Lyme, fell through the ice and his body was later recovered in what's being called an accidental death. He was skating with hockey...
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Mike Lyle
January 26, 2019 - 9:53 pm
GRISWOLD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) --- Connecticut State Police arrested a Nebraska man who was traveling 17 miles in the wrong direction along I-395 Northbound. Troopers from Troop D say they received several calls on reports of an SUV-style vehicle, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near...
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Dreamstime
Mike Lyle
January 26, 2019 - 9:38 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC Radio) -- New Haven Police are investigating a shooting that left a city teenager injured Saturday. Police say the shooting took place around 5:22 p.m. at Congress Avenue near Hallock Street in the Hill neighborhood. A 17-year-old male was struck by two gunshots, according to...
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AP
January 26, 2019 - 8:58 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police say a youth baseball coach from Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a 14-year-old boy online to engage in sexual activity. Police say 33-year-old Christopher Merchant, of Canterbury, Connecticut, is charged with two counts of...
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AP
January 26, 2019 - 8:54 pm
COVENTRY, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court says police in Connecticut did not violate the rights of an 87-year-old man when officers seized nearly 60 firearms from his home on the belief he was a convicted felon, which it turned out he wasn't. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York...
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Morgan Cunningham
January 26, 2019 - 3:27 am
VERNON, CT (WTIC Radio)_ Police in Vernon are investigating a robbery that took place Friday night at 7:49 p.m. at the Verizon Store on Hartford Turnpike. The clerk reported two men entered the store, armed with guns. They allegedly stole cell phones and cash, just before fleeing in a vehicle...
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