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New DMV Service Center to Open in West Haven

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Fiery Crash Shuts Down I-84 in Southbury

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Southbury Felon Admits Possessing, Detonating Pipe Bomb

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Southbury Felon Admits Possessing, Detonating Pipe Bomb


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New Haven police capture alleged serial bank robber

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Driver Fleeing Police Causes Fatal Crash in West Haven: Police

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Driver Fleeing Police Causes Fatal Crash in West Haven: Police


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New Haven filing lawsuit against opioid makers, distributors

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Reward offered for information on New Haven bank robbery suspect

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American Airlines to Offer Jet Service at Tweed-New Haven Airport
American Airlines will soon offer jet service at Tweed-New Haven Airport starting next week. American Eagle will begin replacing its 37-seat Dash 8 turboprop service with 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jet aircraft on Nov. 29. "We are thrilled that American will be introducing jet service at Tweed-New Haven," Airport Executive Director Tim Larson said. "This upgraded service represents an improved and more seamless passenger experience for our customers and is a demonstration of American’s commitment to our growing market   Read More ...
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Meriden man receiving sanctuary in New Haven church given reprieve
HARTFORD — On Wednesday outside of the U.S. District Courthouse in Hartford, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will announce a reprieve in the Department of Homeland Security deportation case, allowing Marco Reyes to leave the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven and go home with his family. Reyes is an illegal alien who has been receiving sanctuary in the New Haven church after living in Connecticut for two decades   Read More ...
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Meriden Man Who Sought Sanctuary In New Haven Can Return Home, Won't Be Deported
Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez was supposed to get on a plane on August 8 to return to his native Ecuador as ordered by immigration officials. Instead the 45-year-old Meriden father went to a church to seek sanctuary. On Wednesday, Alvarez was notified that he can go home while paperwork is pending.   Read More ...
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Two dead in Waterbury crash
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) – Two men died when the car they were in crashed in Waterbury. It happened around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection with Dallas Avenue. Witnesses saw it speeding down Wolcott Street. “The car was a little bit on its side, like on 2 wheels, went up in the air, hit the pole and fishtailed right into the house,” said Jose Santiago, who lives nearby   Read More ...
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Power restored after North Haven construction accident
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Over 1,700 homes and businesses in North Haven were without power after a construction vehicle took down power lines Wednesday afternoon. Around 12:45 p.m., North Haven police and firefighters responded to the intersection of Sackett Point Road and Universal Drive North on reports of an accident involving a railroad vehicle. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a railroad construction vehicle had taken down power lines, and that both occupants of the vehicle were trapped   Read More ...
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Police identify 3-year-old killed in Waterbury crash
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– Police have identified the 3-year-old who was killed in a crash following a police pursuit in Waterbury on Tuesday afternoon. State Police say at around 3:48 p.m., Waterbury officers in an unmarked car attempted to stop a 1999 Acura TL, driven by 18-year-old Zekhi Lee, but he refused to stop and fled from police. Lee then entered the intersection of South Main Street and Liberty Street where he crashed into a 1999 Toyota Corolla, driven by 82-year-old Ramon Tora   Read More ...
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Waterbury residents fed up in aftermath of Naugatuck River sewage spill
Related Coverage WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–The Naugatuck River has seen better days, as a couple of sewage spills have left the waters there a mess. People in Waterbury are fed up. “It’s pretty disgraceful,” said Lawrence DePillo, the head of Waterbury’s Independent party, and a former member of the Board of Aldermen. There have been at least three raw sewage spills from the Waterbury Wastewater Treatment Plant into the Naugatuck River this year, including one on October 9 that led to 5 million gallons of raw sewage polluting the waters and killing fish in several towns   Read More ...
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Waterbury man sentenced to 38 years in prison after fiancee’s body found in closet
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury man has learned his fate for killing his fiancee and then stuffing her body in a closet. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Adam Plaeger to 38 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in August to killing his fiancee, Melanie Hueberger, in July of last year. One of her roommates says Plaeger even admitted to it   Read More ...
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3-Year-Old Killed, Several Injured After Serious Crash in Waterbury
A 3-year-old was killed and several people were injured in a serious crash in Waterbury on Tuesday, state police said. State police said Waterbury officers were attempting to stop a vehicle before it crashed at the intersection of South Main Street and East Liberty Street. Several cars and pedestrians were involved and people were transported to St. Mary's Hospital and Waterbury Hospital, state troopers said   Read More ...
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DMV announces plan for new license service center in West Haven
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The DMV has plans to make it easier for you to renew your driver’s license and ID cards. West Haven officials say with this new license service center, they will be able to process 1,500 claims a week, which they hope can provide some relief to drivers frustrated with long lines and wait times. The DMV and city of West Haven are teaming up to open the center   Read More ...
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New DMV Service Center to Open in West Haven
A new Department of Motor Vehicles location is opening in West Haven, state officials announced Tuesday morning. The West Haven service center will only issue license and ID card renewals. The move comes in an attempt to replace eight closed AAA satellite offices in New Haven and Fairfield counties. The new DMV office will be located at West Haven City Hall and operated by the West Haven Chamber of Commerce   Read More ...
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Identically Named Streets Cause Confusion in Wallingford
Addresses are supposed to be unique identifiers used to find a location. But things don't always work so smoothly for people who live on the two High Streets in Wallingford. From delivery mix-ups to hassles ordering online, life is not always easy. Now some are demanding changes. Anyone looking for Judy Giannettino’s home or the Voss family’s house might get confused   Read More ...
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New Haven police warn of snow removal enforcement
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Haven Police Department is warning residents about its snow removal enforcement this winter. The department says any snow or sleet that falls on a sidewalk or footpath that the public uses must be removed by the owner of the land, building or bridge. In addition, it is illegal to throw, place or plow snow or ice into the street from private property or the sidewalk   Read More ...
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Court Challenge to East Haven Mayoral Results Concludes
Related Coverage EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The lawsuit challenging the results of the East Haven Mayor’s race is now in the hands of a judge. Closing arguments took place Monday morning after nearly a day and a half of testimony. Democratic challenger Salvatore Maltese lost to incumbent Mayor Joe Maturo by 106 votes when all ballots were counted on Election Night   Read More ...
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New Haven parents rally against plans for new superintendent
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Concerned parents gathered on Sunday in front of New Haven City Hall to protest plans for a new superintendent of schools. The search has been narrowed to three candidates. Parents, educators and students are saying no to Carol Birks as the new superintendent. Some are concerned with her stance on school choice. Parents at the protest feel their input is not being valued   Read More ...
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North Branford parents stand with superintendent regarding contract
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Parents in North Branford protested on Sunday, standing in solidarity with their superintendent. The North Branford Board of Education voted not to renew Scott Schoonmaker’s contract and parents are not happy. “We love our superintendent and that is why we’re here,” North Branford resident Lynn Riordan. “We want to show support for him and raise awareness for the systemic problem of local government that has now invaded the Board of Education   Read More ...
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East Haven Mayor Maturo Jr. sworn-in for 9th term
Related Coverage EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. was sworn-in on Saturday for his ninth term in office. Maturo Jr. is the longest-serving mayor in the town’s history, holding the position from 1997 until 2007 and again from 2011 until now. This comes as Democrat Salvatore Maltese is challenging results from the election earlier this month that declared Maturo Jr   Read More ...
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Fiery Crash Shuts Down I-84 in Southbury
All lanes are closed on I-84 eastbound near exit 16 and 17 in Southbury because of an accident involving two tractor trailers. State Police also said the center and left lanes on I-84 Westbound are closed near exit 16 and 17. According to police, one of the tractor trailers caught fire. There are minor injuries reported. It is unknown at this time how long the lanes will be closed   Read More ...
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Wallingford stands to lose nearly $2 million in budget cuts
One of the hardest hit was Wallingford, where the mayor was quite surprised to hear about the cuts. “This is the worst budgetary time period that I’ve seen in office,” Dickinson said. “And I’ve been in office for over 30 years.” Malloy slashed $91 million in aid from cities and towns statewide, and Wallingford is bracing for a massive loss of $1   Read More ...
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Dead body found on New Haven street
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–A woman was found dead outside on a New Haven street on Friday night. Police confirmed to News 8 that the body of a woman was found behind 199 Franklin Street in New Haven, in the area of an apartment complex. Police said they are investigating the incident as a death, but that no criminal activity is suspected at this time   Read More ...
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West Haven agency seeing greater need for food donations
Friday was a busy day at the West Haven Emergency Assistance Task Force, or W.H.E.A.T. Just as families are busy getting ready for Thanksgiving, volunteers are getting food ready to donate to families in need. They sorted through boxes and cans of food, putting bags of fixings together so families will get one with their turkey. They’re still in need of donations – including turkeys – as they get ready to provide hundreds of families with what they’ll need to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner   Read More ...
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Burglary at West Haven house caught on camera
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–West Haven police are searching for some bold thieves who ripped off some appliances from an empty house. The crime was caught on camera. Detectives set up surveillance video inside the house, and caught the thieves red-handed. The burglary happened Monday night in a home on Gilbert Street. Police released the video on Friday. Police are trying to identify a man seen walking with a limp in the video   Read More ...
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Southbury Felon Admits Possessing, Detonating Pipe Bomb
A man who detonated a pipe bomb in Woodbury in April pleaded guilty to possession of a destructive device by a convicted felon, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. Brian Fluman, 34, of Greenwich Drive in Southbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Wednesday. Fluman, a felon with convictions for larceny, burglary and narcotics possession, built the pipe bomb and detonated it in vicinity of Upper Grassy Hill Road in Woodbury on April 15, according to a release from the U   Read More ...
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East Haven Mayor Maturo Jr. being taken to court
Related Coverage Maltese is suing Mayor Maturo Jr., the town of East Haven, and the town clerk over the municipal election results. Unofficial results show Mayor Maturo Jr. won by 106 votes. Also included in the suit is Democratic Secretary of State Denise Merrill, despite this being only a municipal election year run solely by local officials. “There were just so many improprieties in the East Haven election that we just had to bring this action,” stated former Democratic State Party Chair Ed Marcus   Read More ...
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I-95 Northbound Closed for Rollover Crash in Guilford
Interstate 95 northbound is closed in Guilford due to a crash, according to the state Department of Transportation. The DOT says this is a rollover crash and the highway is shut down between exits 58 and 59. State police are on scene. No other details were immediately available. Check back for updates.Published 21 minutes ago | Updated 4 minutes ago Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime   Read More ...
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New Haven man pleads guilty to possessing firearm, violating supervised release
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Haven man pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Steven Singh, 39, of New Haven pleaded guilty in a Hartford courthouse on Thursday. According to court documents and statements made in court, Singh was arrested on June 14 after officials say they found crack cocaine, narcotics paraphernalia and a loaded 9 mm pistol in his home while executing a search warrant   Read More ...
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Woodbridge man accused of stealing $30K in workers’ compensation
WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (WTNH) — A Woodbridge man is facing charges after police say he stole more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation pay. According to Woodbridge Police, 46-year-old Michael Steinfeld was collecting workers’ compensation after saying he was hurt on the job for a Seymour paving company. Police say Steinfeld was collecting these funds while working another job. If found guilty, Steinfeld is facing a maximum term of 20 years in prison and/or a fine of $15,000   Read More ...
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When Yale hosts “The Game,” New Haven always wins
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Yes, the rivalry is great. Yes, Yale can win the Ivy League football title if it wins Saturday, but really the whole city of New Haven wins when it hosts “The Game.” At the Yale Bowl itself, crews have painted a special logo on the field for the 134th football game against arch-rival Harvard. They are even touching up the new seats   Read More ...
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New Haven native shares careers in acting, music and law enforcement
Related Coverage NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Charles Grady, who grew up in New Haven, works for the FBI in Connecticut. He served on the Hamden Police force for 21 years, moving his way up through the ranks and working in narcotics and as a detective. He was an actor for a time while he was in law enforcement, playing small roles on “All My Children” and “The Guiding Light   Read More ...
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Waterbury Police try to build trust, better relationships with kids
Those new allies are horses with the department’s Mounted Patrol Unit. Today, some officers brought them to the Yeshiva Ktana Jewish School. Students got to pet the horses, get an up close look at them, and ask questions about them to two officers. Waterbury’s Deputy Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo says the horses provide an excellent bonding opportunity and a chance for the kids to interact with police in a more personal way   Read More ...
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New Haven police capture alleged serial bank robber
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Detectives have made an arrest in what they are describing as a serial bank robber. The suspect, Andre Stephon Edwards. 40, of Hamden, was arrested Tuesday night. According to New Haven police, Edwards was involved in three recent bank robberies around the New Haven area. The first of several robberies happened on November 6, when a lone man entered the Key Bank at 195 Church Street   Read More ...
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Wallingford Police hold 3rd annual “Stuff a Cruiser” food drive
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s the season of giving and the Wallingford Police Department is on a mission to help those in need this Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, the department is hosting its third annual “Stuff a Cruiser” food drive. You can drop off non-perishable foods at the Stop & Shop on North Colony Road until 2 p.m. There will be uniformed police officers, along with a cruiser, near the front of the store to collect the donations   Read More ...
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Naugatuck Police search for missing teen girl
NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who is missing out of Naugatuck Wednesday morning. Police say 16-year-old Cherilee Estes has been missing since 5 p.m. Tuesday night. Estes is described as being 5’1″ tall and weighing 87 lbs., with hazel eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing pink leggings with a pink long sleeved shirt, and a “Pink” brand sweatshirt   Read More ...
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Water Main Break Floods Bridgeview Road in North Haven
Crews are working to repair a water main break on Bridgeview Road in North Haven Wednesday morning. The Regional Water Authority said the break was reported at 7 a.m. Crews are trying to find the exact location of the leak on the 6-inch main so they can begin repairs. The water main was installed in 1961. It’s not clear how many customers will be affected because crews are still assessing the scope of the problem   Read More ...
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Longtime Notre Dame-West Haven soccer coach retires
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–For the first time in the history of the program, Notre Dame-West Haven boys’ soccer will have a new coach next season. Longtime head coach Rudy Raffone announced his retirement on Tuesday. Over 29 years with the Green Knights, Raffone won 234 games. Coach Raffone started the program back in 1988, and led the Green Knights to 21 state tournament appearances   Read More ...
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Cruisin’ Connecticut – ‘A Chorus Line’ at the University of New Haven
Outside of this place, I’m primarily known as a playwright. But what I love about teaching here is that I also get to do a lot of other things… including directing. The cast of University of New Haven students are putting on their rendition of: “A Chorus Line.” The show is about 17 dancers who are literally on the line   Read More ...
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New Haven Apartment Fire Displaces Six Families
Six New Haven families were displaced Saturday after a fire spread from a vacant apartment building to two neighboring homes, according to a city spokesperson. None of the residents were injured in the fire. The American Red Cross is finding shelter for the displaced residents — a total of 21 adults and six children. While fighting the blaze, two firefighters sustained minor injuries, Laurence Grotheer said   Read More ...
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Crews responding to residential fire in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Fire crews are battling a three alarm residential fire on Howard Avenue this morning. Reports came in at approximately 5 AM about a working fire on 425 Howard Ave with flames showing on the second floor. The residence along with the two surrounding buildings were evacuated. It has been reported that 425 Howard Ave is beginning to collapse due to the blaze   Read More ...
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Hallmark channel filming holiday movie in North Haven
The Hallmark Channel is shooting a new movie called “Romance at Reindeer Lodge” in a home on Ridge Road in North Haven. The home has been transformed to look like a winter wonderland, with fake snow outside and plenty of Christmas decorations. Producers say the set is supposed to look like a lodge in Vermont. There’s a quick turnaround for this movie, as it will air in December   Read More ...
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Waterbury Citizens Patrol: residents helping to keep the city safe
Related Coverage That is the job of the Waterbury Citizens Patrol, a group of concerned residents who volunteer to step up to help keep the Brass City safe. “I do this because I like to keep our neighborhood as safe as we can,” said Yonah Fishman, a WCP volunteer. “This makes me feel good — giving back to the community,” said Menachem Karlitzky, another WCP volunteer   Read More ...
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