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Hartford's North End Remembers Teen Crash Victim

HARTFORD — Nakisha Green says that early last Thursday, even before she heard that her 13-year-old son, Jamaire Smith, had been killed in a car crash, her motherly instinct told her something was not right. "I already knew something had happened," Green said, standing in front of her Bedford Street...More

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  • Driver Flees Accident Scene, Crashes Into Police Car On I-95

    STRATFORD — A driver who fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident on I-95 Saturday evening was taken into custody after crashing into a police car while trying to evade police. State police spokeswoman Trooper First Class Kelly Grant said a motor vehicle accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. Saturday...

  • Freight Train Catches Fire In Hartford

    Freight Train Catches Fire In Hartford

    HARTFORD — City firefighters responded to a fire on a freight train Friday evening. The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m.; billowing gray smoke was visible in an area beneath Interstate 84. Three flaming train cars were towed from Hawthorne Street to an access point off of Flower Street, where...

  • One Taken To Hospital After I-91 Crash In Cromwell

    CROMWELL — One person has been taken to the hospital after a rollover crash on I-91 southbound Saturday afternoon, state police said. The accident occurred around 3:10 p.m. near Exit 21, said state police spokeswoman Trooper First Class Kelly Grant. One person was transported to Hartford Hospital...

  • Police: 26-Year-Old Arrested After Firing Shots In Hartford Friday Night

    HARTFORD — A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday night after police said he fired three gunshots on Martin Street. Tequan Vail, of New Britain, was located after police responded to a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alert indicating three rounds had been fired in the area of 277 Martin St....

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  • Kaepernick's Act Heartfelt, But Divisive

    Kaepernick's Act Heartfelt, But Divisive

    Colin Kaepernick is a taxpayer. By one account, he will pay nearly $5 million in taxes to the U.S. Treasury this year. He is no slacker. He pays plenty for America to hear him out. Colin Kaepernick is also an American citizen, one who immediately sparked a national controversy by refusing to stand...

  • Radwanska Warms To Task With Connecticut Open Title

    Radwanska Warms To Task With Connecticut Open Title

    NEW HAVEN — Bounced from the Rio Olympics after one match, Agnieszka Radwanska needed time on the court to prepare for the U.S. Open. Radwanska's representatives reached out to the Connecticut Open, the last WTA stop before the tennis world descends upon New York City. One of the top players in...

  • A Shoreline Preserve Always Meant For Open Space

    A Shoreline Preserve Always Meant For Open Space

    A magnesium plant. As I watched monarch butterflies fly up and down across fields of Queen Anne's lace and Black-eyed Susans or distant sailboats navigating Block Island Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, my mind kept coming back to a plan to build a magnesium plant. That was once the future of a 17-acre...

  • Hartford's 'Stomp The Violence' Event Connects Community, Police

    Hartford's 'Stomp The Violence' Event Connects Community, Police

    HARTFORD — About 1,000 young people on Saturday attended a back-to-school "Stomp the Violence" event, playing basketball, enjoying a drum and dance corps performance, and engaging in conversation on how to prevent gun violence. "It's important because it brings unity. It brings a sense of community,"...

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