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Hartford Cops Spot Disturbance, Find 453 Bags Of Heroin

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Police Investigate Racial Fliers Found in Southington

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Take Manchester Racism Charge To Heart

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2nd Suspect Arrested in Hartford Shootout Investigation

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Suffield Police Dog Dies, Police Officials Say

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Hartford Hotel Owners Scramble To Raise Funds To Cover Higher Costs Of Apartment Project

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West Hartford Man Meets Team Who Saved Him In July

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Hartford Cops Spot Disturbance, Find 453 Bags Of Heroin
Detectives were heading north on Maple Avenue when they saw something in car midday Tuesday. As they looked into it, they found heroin and marijuana. Additional officers were called to the area about noon when the detectives saw the “disturbance,” police said. The officers made contact with the three people in the car and spotted the drugs in plain view, police said   Read More ...
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New Rocky Hill Housing Code Creates Guidelines For Overcrowded Residences
Rocky Hill’s new housing code makes provisions that would limit how many people can live in houses and apartments in town. Drafted to ensure that safety and public health issues are addressed, the adjusted housing code passed unanimously Monday night. “My mother and I have lived in one of the newer apartment complexes in town, and we’ve seen as many as six people living in a two bedroom unit,” resident Michelle Zak said   Read More ...
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3 arrests made after 453 bags of heroin seized in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Three arrests were made after Hartford Police found a large amount of heroin inside of a car on Tuesday afternoon. Police say officers were traveling north on Maple Avenue when they observed a disturbance coming from inside a car that was parked outside 20 Maple Avenue. Police say when officers approached the car, a large amount of drugs were seen in plain view   Read More ...
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Southington Police Probing Origin Of 'Racial Fliers'
Southington police are working to determine the origin of three “racial fliers” that had a “White Whalers Book Club” insignia. Police first received a complaint about the fliers about 9 a.m. on Saturday. A resdient reported finding one attached to a stop sign on Brentwood Drive at the intersection with Mt. Vernon Road. The flier, brought to the department’s headquarters, depicted Abraham Lincoln and bore the title: “We Founded this Nation,” police said   Read More ...
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Police investigate after racial fliers found in Southington
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating after racial fliers were found in a Southington neighborhood over the weekend. Police say on Saturday at around 9 a.m., they received a complaint from a resident who found a racial flier attached to a stop sign on Brentwood Drive, at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road. The complainant took down the flier and brought it to police   Read More ...
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Police Investigate Racial Fliers Found in Southington
Southington police are investigating racist fliers that were found on Mt. Vernon Road Saturday morning. Police said that around 9 a.m. they received a complaint from a resident who found a flier attached to a stop sign at Brentwood Road and Mt. Vernon Road. The flier showed an image of Abraham Lincoln and the words "We Founded this Nation." Officers found two other fliers in the neighborhood – a second "We Founded This nation" flier at Jude Lane and Mt   Read More ...
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Evacuations Underway After Construction Crew Hits Gas Line in Glastonbury
Evacuations are underway at the Addison Mill Apartments in Glastonbury after a construction crew hit a gas line Wednesday morning, according to Glastonbury police. Hebron Avenue is currently closed at Addison Road while crews respond to the scene. No other details were immediately available. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.Published 32 minutes ago | Updated 29 minutes ago Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime   Read More ...
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Man Shot in Hartford Over Weekend Dies
A 26-year-old man who was in critical condition after being shot in Hartford over the weekend has died on Tuesday. Police said the shooting happened at 35 Whitmore Street around 12:38 a.m. on Saturday. Cox was rushed to Hartford Hospital where he died from his injuries days later. Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Hartford Police at (860) 722-TIPS or visit the department's website   Read More ...
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Take Manchester Racism Charge To Heart
Nobody likes to be called racist. Manchester Republicans didn't like it when Democratic activist, Mike Farina, recently identified their campaign literature slogans as racist on Facebook. Farina alleged that words like "homegrown" and phrases like "Keep Manchester in the right hands" are racist dog whistles — not overtly racist statements, but statements intended to evoke deep-seated white fear of black- and brown-skinned people   Read More ...
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2nd Suspect Arrested in Hartford Shootout Investigation
A second person has been charged in a June shootout incident in Hartford. Thirty-one-year-old Edgardo Montanez faces charges of criminal attempted assault, criminal possession of a firearm, weapons in a motor vehicle, unlawful discharge of a firearm, risk of injury to a minor and criminal mischief. According to police, on June 23 units responded to the area of Park Street and Hungerford Street after an officer heard gunfire   Read More ...
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PD: Freon leak evacuates Wethersfield High School
Wethersfield Police say that the high school, located at 411 Wolcott Hill Road, was evacuated due to the Freon leak but that the leak was isolated to one part of the building. Police added that everyone in the school is safe and not injured, and that building is ventilated. Students and staff are expected to return to inside the school shortly   Read More ...
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Suffield Police Dog Dies, Police Officials Say
A police dog named Z that served the town of Suffield for more than a decade has died, the department said Tuesday. Z has to be euthanized Oct. 10 because of the rapid onset of a medical condition, Capt. Christopher M. McKee said in a news release. Whether the dog was sniffing for clues about suspects, marching in a parade or visiting a youth camp, Z was known around town   Read More ...
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East Hartford Girl's Magnetic Invention Gets Steve Harvey's Attention
An East Hartford eight-year-old’s solution to mealtime messes has landed her on national TV. Eva Donnelly-Hardisty’s answer to the common catastrophe of spills at the table is the MagnaMat, a magnetic table mat that secures plates, cups and utensils. Her invention won honors at the 2017 Connecticut Invention Convention and caught the eye of TV host Steve Harvey. The third-grader at Riverside Magnet School is to appear on a future episode of Harvey’s new show on NBC — “Steve   Read More ...
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Hartford Cold Case Murder Suspect Faces Judge
A 39-year-old former Hartford resident charged Friday with a 2003 murder on Main Street has hired a well-known criminal defense attorney from New Haven. Rafael Ortiz, 39, who was charged by investigators from the Chief State’s Attorney’s cold case squad, has hired William Dow of New Haven, whose past clients include former Gov. John G. Rowland. Until his arrest on the murder charge, Ortiz was serving a drug-dealing sentence in a New York prison   Read More ...
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West Hartford Halloween House Features "Trumpian Ship Of State"
Skeletons, tombstones … and a spooky political pirate ship? The latter may not be a typical autumn adornment, but at West Hartford resident Matt Warshauer’s house, there is no such thing as an ordinary Halloween decoration. For nearly 15 years, Warshauer has designed and enlisted family and friends to construct an original scene using Halloween ornaments to comment on the nation’s political landscape in his front yard at 115 North Main St   Read More ...
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Hartford Hotel Owners Scramble To Raise Funds To Cover Higher Costs Of Apartment Project
Work has all but stopped on converting the top floors of the downtown Radisson hotel into apartments, as the owners scramble to raise nearly $2 million to cover higher-than-expected costs for the project. The hotel’s owner, Inner Circle US, is keeping a “skeleton crew” on the project, which is now in limbo until the financing is secured, Michael W. Freimuth, executive director of the Capital Region Development Authority, confirmed Friday   Read More ...
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Crews work to repair water main break in Hartford
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Crews are on scene repairing a water main break in Hartford Monday morning. The Metropolitan District Commission says that the 6 inch water main break happened on Hawthorn Street in the overnight hours. Two two-family houses on Hawthorn Street between Imlay Street and Laurel Street will be affected by the water shutdown. Repairs on the water main are expected to take between 5-7 hours but should be complete between 8 a   Read More ...
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Private Donations Will Support Hartford's Youth Service Corps For Second Year
In its first year, Mayor Luke Bronin’s youth service corps – once the centerpiece of his campaign for the city’s top job – has put more than 200 young people to work on hundreds of projects across Hartford. The program, anchored last year by $2.2 million in private donations, has received enough funds to push ahead for another 12 months, Bronin said Thursday   Read More ...
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West Hartford Man Meets Team Who Saved Him In July
Taking a roundabout way back to work on a Tuesday afternoon in July, Courtney Melanson saw a man laying on the ground with one hand gripping a running lawnmower. “I instantly knew something was wrong,” Melanson said Friday afternoon, standing feet away from the man whose heart stopped beating outside his Asylum Avenue home on July 25. Melanson, 20, a teaching assistant for high school students with special needs at Gengras Center, was one of seven people recognized for their quick and crucial response, which meant that Len Glazier, 88, was talking but groggy when he was transported to the hospital   Read More ...
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Glastonbury's First Roundabout Complete
Although construction took longer than expected, all four spokes of the roundabout at Hebron Avenue and New London Turnpike are open to motorists. “It appears the structure is working as proposed,” Town Manager Richard J. Johnson said Thursday. Crews will still be working on the landscaping in the roundabout and the splitter island, so motorists should expect some brief delays or short closures   Read More ...
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Hartford Marathon runner has touching reason for hitting the pavement
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–The city of Hartford was gearing up on Saturday morning for one of the biggest races of the year in Connecticut. The Hartford Marathon kicked off at around 9 a.m., and the event was estimated to have more than 65,000 participants. One of those runners, Taylor Giacin, joined us live before she took off. She told us Saturday would be her first half-marathon, and she’s running for her dad, who passed away last year   Read More ...
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Hartford Police investigating early morning shooting
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police are investigating a shooting on Whitmore Street this morning. At 6:28 AM on Saturday, Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted that Hartford Police is investigating a shooting which critically injured a 25 year old male on Whitmore Street. No other details were given. HPD is investigating shooting at 35 Whitmore St. 26yo Male victim is critical at Hartford Hospital   Read More ...
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Heart patient, his doctor running Hartford Marathon together
(WTNH)–Thousands of people are getting ready for the Hartford Marathon on Saturday, and two of them have quite the story to tell. At 58 years old, Bill Donovan had a mild heart attack. About a year later, he went into cardiac arrest. Donovan went through numerous procedures, and had to have stents put in his heart. He wanted to get back to his passion of running, and running marathons   Read More ...
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Hartford Marathon Draws Thousands
Thousands of people tied up their laces Saturday morning for the 24th annual Greater Hartford Marathon. They’re not only getting fit, they’re also raising money for charity. The Greater Hartford Marathon Foundation is actually a charitable organization. There are 19 official charities associated with the marathon and each of the 10,000 participants chose one to support. Eversource has sponsored the event for the past four years   Read More ...
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Man in Critical Condition After Shooting in Hartford
A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in Hartford Saturday. Police said the shooting happened at 35 Whitmore Street. The victim was rushed to Hartford Hospital where he remains in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. No other details were immediately available. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime   Read More ...
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Hartford Police Seize Gun, Drugs, Cash In North End Raid
Hartford detectives turned up cocaine, heroin, cash and a gun during a search of a North End apartment Thursday night. The detectives got a warrant to search the Greenfield Avenue apartment during an investigation of drug dealing in the area, police said. About 5:15 p.m., they raided the apartment and found 30 grams of powder cocaine, 14 grams of crack cocaine and about 20 bags of heroin, police said   Read More ...
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Fifty Years Later, A Sixth-Grade Reunion In Manchester
The Manchester Green School sixth-grade class of 1967 is to gather Saturday at the place with the shiny floors, safety patrols and square dancing lessons that class members have held fast in their memories for 50 years. The school is now the town senior center on East Middle Turnpike, but ’67 alumnus Aaron “Ronnie” Bayer of Glastonbury wrote in a remembrance for the 50th reunion program that the building is “cemented in my mind as Green School   Read More ...
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Arrest Made In 2003 Hartford Cold Case Killing
than 14 years after Benjamin “Benji” Baez was killed while sitting in a parked car in Hartford, cold case investigators said they’ve arrested his suspected killer. Rafael Ortiz, 39, a prisoner in New York and a previous resident of Hartford, was arrested in New York by Hartford police detectives and charged with the murder of Baez. Authorities said Baez, 27, was fatally shot while he was sitting inside a parked car in the area of 1305 Main St   Read More ...
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Wrong-Way Driver Crashes In Plainville, Snarls Local Traffic
A wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle Thursday night in the westbound lanes of Route 72, snarling traffic, state police said. Troopers started getting a number of 911 calls about the driver heading east in the westbound lanes about 8 p.m., state police said. Dispatchers turned to Department of Transportation cameras and spotted the driver. Shortly there after, the driver crashed into the other vehicle   Read More ...
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'Kevin' The Turkey Gains Celebrity Status in Wethersfield
A feathered loiterer here since spring is one of Connecticut’s oldest town’s newest sensation. “Kevin The Turkey,” named that by a Facebook tribute group about the bird with nearly 4 thousand members, gets near-constant attention dawn to dusk as he trots on his drumsticks about Main and Marsh streets near First Church of Christ. “It’s kind of crazy when people name a wild bird,” Michael Gregonis, a wildlife biologist who is the state’s wild turkey expert, said   Read More ...
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Jeff Jacobs: Vegas Shooting Survivors To Run In Hartford Marathon
Dawn Conlon will be waiting for Chelsea Lamson, waiting for the feel of her friend's hand to start the final relay leg at the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Standing there, waiting, waiting, with a million emotions running through her. Two weekends ago, Conlon had grabbed that hand, hard, refusing to let go as the two ran together for their lives from a madman named Stephen Paddock   Read More ...
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After Overcoming Brain Tumor, Bristol Woman To Run Hartford Marathon
Lee Falk has been running her whole life: track meets in high school, jogs to keep in shape as an adult. But never as competitively or as religiously as when she learned a two centimeter-wide tumor was nuzzling her brain stem in 2014. When doctors first found the tumor, they told her it was benign; so long as it didn't grow, they said, they wouldn't have to operate   Read More ...
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Disturbance Leads To Arrest In Manchester Courthouse
Details are few, but state police acknowledged a man was arrested following a disturbance Thursday afternoon at the Manchester courthouse. In a short report, state police said Jordan Lewis Girouard, 23, of East Hartford, was taken into custody without further incident. The disturbance happened about 1 p.m. in one of the court rooms. State police did not say what the disturbance was or if anyone was injured   Read More ...
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As Parents Watched Soccer In Rocky Hill, Thieves Broke Into Cars
With their eyes affixed on the youth soccer on the field Sunday, dozens of people did not notice a pair of thieves breaking into their cars. The men, slinking from cover to cover, broke into several cars at the Elm Ridge Park about 3:30 p.m. as tournament play was underway, police said. A dashboard camera captured clear images of the thieves checking vehicles and later breaking a window to get into one to snatch a purse, police said   Read More ...
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Crews Investigate Suspicious Fire at Former Business in Hartford
A suspicious fire is under investigation after a vacant building in Hartford caught fire early Friday morning. Crews responded to an old steel manufacturing facility at 367 Homestead Ave. just before 2 a.m. after fire started on the second floor. Because the 1916 building was built more than a century ago, it’s structurally unstable with stairs and parts of flooring missing, so crews were forced to fight the flames from outside   Read More ...
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Police, runners ready for Hartford Marathon
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Runners from across the country are converging on Hartford, picking up their bibs and registering at the XL Center. “We consider this Christmas Eve,” stated Hartford Marathon CEO Beth Shluger. “We have been anticipating this for a long, long time, and we have been planning for months and months.: There is a traffic map online to help you find the easiest route to the marathon as well as around it, depending on your destination   Read More ...
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East Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter For 2016 Fatal Shooting
An East Hartford man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday as part of a plea bargain for a 2016 homicide on Smith Drive. James Burrill, 39, initially faced a murder charge for the March 25, 2016 killing of Jerome Mack Jr., 33. After the killing, which followed an argument inside Mack’s house at 107 Smith Drive, Burrill fled to New York state   Read More ...
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State police identify Suffield officer involved in fatal shooting in April
SUFFIELD — Connecticut State Police have identified the officer who was involved in a shooting that killed one man in April. State police said Suffield Police Officer Richard Devin, 62, was the officer involved in the shooting that took place on April 13. Police identified the man killed as Thomas Gezotis, 57, of West Springfield, Mass. Police said , Gezotis was pulled over by police as they investigated a stolen car on Route 159   Read More ...
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Newington School Officials Say Students at Right to Kneel During National Anthem
Newington board members defended students rights to kneel during the national anthem at school sports events during a highly-charged board of education meeting. "Two Wednesdays ago roughly half of the volleyball team took a knee at the very end of the national anthem," Newington High School Student Council President Lukas Houle said. Houle stood up for the students' right to kneel after he says it was called into question by a school board member on an online forum   Read More ...
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Leadership Greater Hartford Pitches Downtown Bike Share
A group of Hartford area business leaders are rolling out a proposal to bring more bikes to the capital city’s streets. Members of Leadership Greater Hartford’s Quest team unveiled their plans for a bike-share pilot program Wednesday during a presentation in the Hartford Public Library. Colloquially called “bike in a box,” the initiative is geared toward downtown corporations and apartment buildings   Read More ...
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