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  • Serious Crash On I-84 West In Southington; Highway Closed

    Serious Crash On I-84 West In Southington; Highway Closed

    SOUTHINGTON — Two people were injured, at least one seriously, in a two-car crash on I-84 west Thursday morning, state police said. The highway was shut down. Life Star responded to the crash scene, which is in the area of exits 31 and 30. Exit 31 also was closed, Trooper Kelly Grant said. A second...

  • Hartford Police Seize 506 Bags Of Heroin, Cash, Make 15 Arrests

    HARTFORD — Police said they arrested 15 people and seized 506 bags of heroin, 15 bags of crack cocaine and $704 during a drug bust in the Zion and York streets area Wednesday. Narcotics detectives worked with South District Community Service Officers on the operation, which Deputy Chief Brian Foley...

  • Piano Teacher Avoids Prison For Touching Students

    BRIDGEPORT — A piano teacher charged with inappropriately touching two of his students has avoided prison time. The Connecticut Post reported that 70-year-old Bruce Bean Connery was sentenced Wednesday to a suspended three-year prison term and three years of probation. He was also ordered to register...

  • Priest Charged With Stealing Repays Money, Told To Go Home

    SEYMOUR — A Roman Catholic priest charged with stealing more than $30,000 from the Connecticut church where he served as pastor will have his criminal record wiped clean if he returns to his native Democratic Republic of the Congo. A judge has approved the Rev. Honore Kombo's request for accelerated...

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  • Prolonged Drought Hitting State Farmers Hard

    Prolonged Drought Hitting State Farmers Hard

    SUFFIELD – Weeks of bone-dry weather and searing temperatures have left most of David Fusiek's corn fields stunted and starved for moisture. The farm's 100-acre hay crop isn't doing any better, and its 90 dairy cows are giving less milk in this heat. "In the last month, we probably had a quarter-inch...

  • Bristol PD: Man Kidnaps Woman, 65, At Gunpoint, Robs Bank, Flees Officers

    Bristol PD: Man Kidnaps Woman, 65, At Gunpoint, Robs Bank, Flees Officers

    BRISTOL — A convicted felon took a woman hostage at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon and drove her car to a local bank where he robbed the teller in the drive-through lane, police said. Robert Duperry then led officers on a rush-hour chase through downtown and into Wolcott, where he ordered the woman...

  • Hazardous Chemicals Removed From West Hartford House

    Hazardous Chemicals Removed From West Hartford House

    WEST HARTFORD — Police said Wednesday that they do not think a chemistry lab found in the basement of a Trout Brook Terrace home was being used to make drugs or explosives. Firefighters were called to 19 Trout Brook Terrace Tuesday night after the homeowner grew concerned about a chemical smell....

  • State Supreme Court Rules Against Workers Hurt In Kleen Energy Plant Explosion

    State Supreme Court Rules Against Workers Hurt In Kleen Energy Plant Explosion

    The state Supreme Court, in a 6-1 decision Wednesday, upheld a Superior Court judge's dismissal of a lawsuit filed against O&G Industries by workers seriously injured in the 2010 Kleen Energy explosion that killed six people. Two men who were working within 100 yards of the explosion on Feb. 7,...

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