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Loaded gun magazine found outside North Haven elementary school

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Waterbury family business destroyed after morning blaze

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Waterbury family business destroyed after morning blaze


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New Haven Bed Race raising money for homelessness program

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New Haven Bed Race raising money for homelessness program


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Police identify second passenger who died in North Branford plane crash that killed NASCAR racer

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Police identify second passenger who died in North Branford plane crash that killed NASCAR racer


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Crews respond to North Haven house fire

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NASCAR driver one of the victims in Guilford plane crash

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NASCAR driver one of the victims in Guilford plane crash


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Governments leaders from across U.S. attend SeeClickFix summit in New Haven

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Loaded gun magazine found outside North Haven elementary school
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating after a North Haven principal found a loaded gun magazine on the ground outside of a school on Tuesday night. Police say at around 7 p.m., officers were contacted by the Clintonville Elementary School principal for a gun magazine that was found on the ground outside the school. Police immediately conducted multiple area searches for a firearm but did not find one   Read More ...
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Loaded Gun Magazine Found Outside North Haven School
A loaded gun magazine was found outside a school in North Haven Tuesday night and police said they have identified a person of interest in this case as well as a vandalism incident at the school over the weekend. Police officers were alerted about the loaded gun magazine when the principal of Clintonville Elementary School called them at 7 p.m. Tuesday after finding it on the ground outside the school   Read More ...
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New Haven Police investigating after man suffers gunshot wound
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police are investigating after a man suffered a gunshot wound on Tuesday night. According to police, just before 7:45 p.m., gunshots were reported in the area of Liberty and Putnum Streets. A short time later, 35-year-old Wilson Garcia of New Haven arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm. Police say the injury is non-life threatening   Read More ...
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Mayor Harp warns of New Haven funding issues due to state budget impasse
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Mayor Toni Harp is making a call to the General Assembly to pass a state budget. She says New Haven will run out of money if action is not taken soon. “We receive 41% of our revenue from the state of Connecticut and as we look in discussions with my comptroller, Darrel Jones, we will run out of cash sometime in November,” explained Harp   Read More ...
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Waterbury family business destroyed after morning blaze
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A family owned business destroyed on South Main street after an early morning fire. Fire chief with the Waterbury Fire Department David Martin said, “The first companies on scene encountered heavy smoke coming from the building. They made entry. Started to make some progress and conditions got a lot worse.” No one was in the building when firefighters arrived on scene after 6am   Read More ...
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Fire breaks out at Waterbury mattress store
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– Several fire crews are responding to a fire at a Waterbury mattress store on Monday morning. Fire officials tell News 8 that they responded to Discount Mattress at 1311 South Main Street after receiving multiple 911 calls around 6:19 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters say there was heavy smoke coming from the single story building. This led to crews starting to a fight the fire with an offensive operation, meaning they started from the inside to make sure no one is in the building   Read More ...
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New Haven Bed Race raising money for homelessness program
In all, 11 teams put on their running shoes and souped up some beds, all to benefit New Reach and the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The event is sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee and the Connecticut Green Bank. Supporters lined the green and sat outside city hall to cheer on their favorite teams. “The beds are manned by four people and there has to be at lest one person in the bed,” said Fionna Stewart   Read More ...
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Police identify second passenger who died in North Branford plane crash that killed NASCAR racer
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The second passenger who was killed in a North Branford plane crash Saturday afternoon has been identified by police. North Branford police say Charles Dundas of Long Island died in the plane crash, which happened near the North Branford and Guilford town line. Former NASCAR driver Ted Christopher also died in the crash. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park posted a tribute to Christopher on their Facebook Saturday evening after family member of Christopher’s confirmed the passing to racing website Speed 51   Read More ...
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NASCAR Champion Ted Christopher Dead in North Branford Plane Crash
Modified championship racer Ted Christopher was one of two people killed when a small plane crashed in the woods in Connecticut on Saturday, NASCAR officials said. North Branford police said Sunday that 81-year-old Charles Dundas, a resident of New York and Florida, was killed in the Saturday crash. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that two people were aboard a Mooney M20C plane that went down near the North Branford-Guilford border shortly before 2 p   Read More ...
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New Haven police investigating two separate shootings
The first happened on Thursday, when police said a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg on Franklin Street in the city. He was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Several cars were struck by bullets in the incident. The second shooting happened on Friday on Hazel Street near Sherman Avenue, where a 35-year-old man from New Haven had been shot in the groin   Read More ...
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Crews respond to North Haven house fire
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Saturday afternoon house fire in North Haven has temporarily left a family without a home. North Haven Fire Chief Paul Januszewski reports that at approximately 3:23 PM, crews responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence on Rimmon Road. When they arrived, they found smoke showing from the rear of the home   Read More ...
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NASCAR driver one of the victims in Guilford plane crash
The Facebook page for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park posted a tribute to Christopher on Saturday evening, after racing website Speed51 reported that a family member had confirmed to them that Christopher had died in the crash earlier that day. According to crews, the aircraft crashed at approximately 1:53 PM on Saturday in an area near 480 West Street, and traveled approximately 75 feet into a wooded area   Read More ...
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Popular Race Driver Among Two Killed In Plane Crash In North Branford
Two people, including Ted Christopher, one one of the winningest race car drivers at Connecticut tracks, died when a small plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a wooded area near the North Branford-Guilford border, police said. Christopher’s family confirmed that he died in the crash. He was 59. The other person is the plane has not been identified. The crash happened at 1:53 p   Read More ...
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Plane Crashes in Guilford
A plane has crashed in the area near West Street in Guilford, according to police. Police said the crash is in a wooded and residential area and it’s not clear if the crash is in Guilford or over the town line. It was reported around 3 p.m. State police said Troopers from Troop F in Westbrook are assisting Guilford police after a plane crash with injuries   Read More ...
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Police arrest one, search for one in East Haven vehicle burglary
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — East Haven Police have arrested a man and are still searching for a suspect believed to be involved in a vehicle burglary early Tuesday morning. According to police, around 3 a.m., two suspects were attempting to burglarize a vehicle on Kossuth Street. A similar incident was reported earlier that evening on Hellstrom Road where police say residents attempted to stop two white men   Read More ...
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East Haven Police Make Arrest In July Robbery
Police say they have arrested a man in connection with the robbery of the Sunoco Gas Station on Frontage Road in mid-July. Christopher Francis, 36, was charged with third-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny, police said. Police said Francis overpowered the employee and got into the cash drawer before fleeing in a rented Jeep Grand Cherokee. He was suspected in a similar robbery in Branford that same evening on July 8, police said   Read More ...
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Annual New Haven Grand Prix draws thousands downtown
Related Coverage NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Thousands of people headed to downtown New Haven Friday night for the third annual New Haven Grand Prix. Several streets were blocked off for the bicycle races and street festival. News 8 is a proud sponsor of the event. The first of five races began Friday afternoon. The last race wrapped up later that night   Read More ...
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News 8 is a proud sponsor of the Playing for the Cure: Brainstormin event in Branford
BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — There was a great event in Branford on Friday night for a great cause. Ann Nyberg was at the fourth annual “Playing for the Cure: Brainstormin” event at the Stony Creek Brewery. News 8 is proud to be a sponsor. The fundraiser benefits brain tumor research at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “I was treated there nine years ago for a brain tumor   Read More ...
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Man arrested in connection to gas station robbery in East Haven from July
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — East Haven Police have arrested a man in connection to a gas station robbery in East Haven from July. Police say they arrested 36-year-old Christopher Francis in connection to the robbery at the Sunoco Gas Station on Frontage Road in East Haven that happened on July 8th. On July 8th, officers were called to the Sunoco Gas Station for a report of a robbery   Read More ...
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Waterbury training residents to administer Narcan
Last year, there were 33 opioid-related deaths in Waterbury, so far this year there are at least 30. And the fire chief says first responders have had to issue the opioid-antidote Narcan in more and more emergency calls. “We are generally over 200 times a year,” said Fire Chief David Martin. “And again this year, we’re on track to exceed that   Read More ...
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New health center opens in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A new health center is now open in New Haven’s West Rock neighborhood. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday morning at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center’s West Rock Center. People will be able to get primary, specialty, and dental care there, plus mental health and substance abuse treatment and assessments. The center is open to people who live in New Haven public housing, students from Brennan Rodgers Magnet School, students from Southern Connecticut State, and Cornell Scott Hill patients   Read More ...
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 24th in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — More than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s around the country and 75,000 people live here in Connecticut. New Haven Walk Manager Alecia Coffin and Walk Committee Volunteer Angela Kelly speak about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The next walk will be Sunday, September 24th at the Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. CT Style Host Ryan Kristafer will be the emcee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 8th in Norwalk   Read More ...
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New Haven Symphony Orchestra places ticket kiosk in Visitor Center
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is making it easier for people to get tickets to its shows. A new ticket kiosk is now open downtown in the Info New Haven Visitor Center. A ceremony ribbon cutting was held on Thursday morning. The new kiosk only takes credit cards. The CEO of the symphony hopes the kiosk will encourage new people to explore their shows   Read More ...
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West Haven City Council passes bike ordinance
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of West Haven has passed an ordinance aimed at “curbing reckless and dangerous operation” of bicycles, according to police. The ordinance states, “No person shall operate a bicycle without due regard for the safety and rights of pedestrians and drivers and occupants of other vehicles as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person while in the lawful use of streets or sidewalks or any public or private property without exercising reasonable and ordinary control over such bicycle by trick riding, or weaving, or zigzag course unless such irregular course is necessary for safe operation in compliance with the law   Read More ...
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New Haven Grand Prix to be held Friday; expect road closures
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Cyclists are gearing up for the 3rd annual New Haven Grand Prix on Friday. Some streets will be closed, impacting traffic for much of the day. Matthew Feiner owns the Devil’s Gear Bike Shop in New Haven. He’s looking forward to the New Haven Grand Prix on Friday. The competition goes beyond the cyclists. “We’re looking forward to defending the mechanics cup,” Feiner said   Read More ...
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New Haven Board of Education Sets Deadline for Superintendent Announcement
The New Haven Board of Education has set a deadline to announce the next superintendent of schools by Monday, October 16. Bobbie Maebry is a substitute teacher in the New Haven school system and she has a daughter in one of the magnet high schools. "They have a lot of resources and connections to like universities and colleges," Maebry said. The New Haven mother shared with NBC Connecticut qualities she’d like to see in the school district’s next superintendent   Read More ...
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Governments leaders from across U.S. attend SeeClickFix summit in New Haven
Related Coverage “So really this app helps connect our staff with our citizens,” said Hooks. The app she’s talking about is SeeClickFix. It was developed in New Haven several years ago. The company is holding a two day summit in the Elm City. Government officials from across the country, who use the app, are taking part in it all. “For us we want to make sure we are on the right track in terms of what we are building and how we are supporting our partners,” said Ben Berkowitz, Found and CEO of SeeClickFix   Read More ...
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Suspect in New Haven store shooting reaches deal with state
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of the three men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a New Haven convenience store clerk has agreed to testify against his co-defendants in exchange for reduced charges. The New Haven Register reports that Leighton Vanderberg pleaded guilty Tuesday to aiding and abetting first-degree robbery in the April 2015 shooting of 39-year-old Sanjay Patel, a clerk at Pay Rite Food Mart/Citgo Station   Read More ...
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Alexion's Headquarters Relocation Stings In New Haven
The announcement that Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. will move its corporate headquarters from New Haven — where the drug development company was founded in 1992 — to Boston stung in the Elm City Tuesday, a setback to its efforts to build its reputation as a center of bioscience research and development. Matthew Nemerson, New Haven’s economic development administrator, said Alexion’s move will ripple out into the local economy, especially for apartment owners and restaurant operators that depended on the company’s workers   Read More ...
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Reaction to Alexion leaving New Haven for Boston
Related Coverage It is a big business divorce that is that latest bruising punch to the state of Connecticut after G.E. left last year and Aetna said goodbye in June. As far as the Alexion situation is concerned, the state of Connecticut says it wants its money back. “I hope they do,” said Dave Cadden, a professor of Quinnipiac University. “I hope the state demands its engagement ring back   Read More ...
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Man Claiming to Be Off-Duty Cop in Naugatuck Tries Getting Girl in Car: PD
A man claiming to be an off-duty officer tried luring a teenage girl to get into his car in Naugatuck, police said. The 16-year-old girl told police she was riding her bike on High Street near Calvin Street around 8 p.m. on Monday. Police said an unknown man approached the girl in his vehicle and asked her several times if she wanted a ride and the teen said several times she did not want to, Naugatuck police said   Read More ...
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals to Move From New Haven to Boston
Alexion Pharmaceuticals is moving its corporate headquarters from New Haven to Boston by mid-2018 and will have a Research Center for Excellence in New Haven, according to a statement the company released Tuesday morning. The global headquarters first came to 100 College St. in New Haven in March 2016. Founded in New Haven’s Science Park in 1992 by former CEO Leonard Bell, Alexion’s return to the Elm City came after 16 years of being based in Cheshire   Read More ...
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Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Yale New Haven Halt Talks To Combine
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital have halted talks to combine operations after failing to agree on how the new venture would be governed, an official of Yale New Haven said Monday. Cynthia Sparer, executive director of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, said a “governance issue” was not resolved. “That is what ultimately ended the conversation,” she said   Read More ...
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Sources Say Alexion Pharmaceuticals Plans to Move Headquarters from New Haven to Boston
Multiple sources said late Monday that Alexion Pharmaceuticals will announce Tuesday morning that its corporate headquarters is moving from New Haven to Boston. The company announced Monday evening that they will announce a major “restructuring” Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. "All I heard today was Alexion was leaving," Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney, a longtime New Haven Democrat, said late Monday evening   Read More ...
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Missing teens from Naugatuck found safe
NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — Local police departments joined forces to help find two missing teen girls. 16-year-old sisters, Lindsay and Haileigh Sigetti were found safe on Sunday morning with help from the Naugatuck Police Department and the Shelton Police Department. Both were last seen on Friday before going missing and being located on Sunday. The Naugatuck Police Department released a statement after the teens were found, saying, “Thank you to everyone who expressed concern and who shared this post to help in efforts to locate them   Read More ...
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New Haven Mom Worries About Daughter in St. Maarten
A New Haven mom is praying for the safe return of her daughter and friends stranded on St. Maarten. They went from celebrating a birthday on the idyllic island to sheltering in a closet for survival while Hurricane Irma devasted the Caribbean island. Sandra Pittman and her family told NBC Connecticut that it has been a tense and worrisome three days for them   Read More ...
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Town of Hamden plans to pave 55 roads during the fall
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Town of Hamden is planning on paving more than 50 roads this fall. According to the town, in total, all or part of more than 55 roads will be repaved throughout the fall season. They say the number of roads represents a total of approximately 11.5 miles of roads paved or reconstructed. By the end of the year, officials say Hamden will have paved approximately 76   Read More ...
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Arrest made in Hamden shooting that left New Haven man seriously injured
HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– An arrest was made Friday after a New Haven man was shot multiple times in Hamden last month. Police say on August 19th at around 4 a.m., officers responded to the area of Oregon Avenue and Manilla Avenue to the report of shots fired. That’s where they found the 27-year-old male victim, who had been shot in the back multiple times   Read More ...
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New Haven woman stuck in St. Maarten describes experience during Hurricane Irma
Related Coverage (WTNH) — A New Haven woman is lucky to be alive. She’s vacationing in St. Maarten and rode out the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Irma barricaded in a bathroom with five of her friends. Her mother, here in New Haven was terrified as it all played out. News 8 spoke with them on Thursday. They credit the power of prayer in getting through the historic storm   Read More ...
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13-year-old boy reported missing in Naugatuck after not coming home from school
NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — A 13-year-old boy has been reported missing in Naugatuck after he did not return home from school on Thursday. Police say 13-year-old Jalaquis Minnifield was last seen on Thursday at Naugatuck High School at around 2:00 p.m. Officers say his family contacted them to report him missing at around 5:00 p.m. and said he never returned home after school   Read More ...
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