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  • Family IDs 13-Year-Old Killed In Hartford Crash

    Family IDs 13-Year-Old Killed In Hartford Crash

    HARTFORD — Family and community members have identified the 13-year-old who died early Thursday after crashing a stolen car as Jamaire Smith, a North End resident who was set to start eighth grade at Thirman L. Milner School next week. Nakisha Green, Jamaire's mother, confirmed Friday that her son...

  • Radwanska Overwhelms Defending Champion Kvitova In Connecticut Open Semifinals

    Radwanska Overwhelms Defending Champion Kvitova In Connecticut Open Semifinals

    NEW HAVEN — Agnieszka Radwanska charged the net and dropped a backhand winner out of Petra Kvitova's reach to win the second game in the second set Friday night at the Connecticut Tennis Center. Shoulders slouched, Kvitova looked to the dark New Haven sky for an answer. She had none. After enduring...

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  • 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...

  • Two Arrested In Connection With 2015 Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

    Two Arrested In Connection With 2015 Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

    Two people have been arrested in connection with an August 2015 crash that killed a 4-year-old girl, state police said. Rossrandon Stanley, 27, of Eastern Street in New Haven, was driving recklessly on I-91 north on the night of Aug. 15, 2015, and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll...

  • Canton Police Arrest Middletown Man On Drug, Weapons Charges

    CANTON — The smell of marijuana coming from a car helped lead to the driver's arrest on drug and weapons charges, police said Friday. Frederick Grate, 30, of 1151 Washington St. in Middletown was arrested on Aug. 22 after officers were alerted that he was driving erratically, police said. A motorist...

  • State Police: Man Tries To Get Juveniles Into Van In Sprague, Plainfield

    SPRAGUE — State police say they are investigating two reports that a utility van driver tried to coerce juveniles into his vehicle. The first incident happened about 1:20 p.m. Thursday in the Baltic section of Sprague, when police received a 911 call about a possible child abduction. A juvenile reported...

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  • Saturday To Be Sunny, Warm And Less Humid

    Saturday To Be Sunny, Warm And Less Humid

    After a few hit-or-miss showers, we are drying out. Less humid air will slowly filter in later today into tonight, paving the way for a sunny, dry and warm weekend. Saturday will be the warmer of the two weekend days with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Sunday will a couple degrees “cooler”...

  • Pups Find Homes During Dog Star Rescue Yappy Hour

    Pups Find Homes During Dog Star Rescue Yappy Hour

    The outdoor plaza at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley was packed with about 400 humans and their pooches -- pups of all shapes, sizes and breeds (and many dressed for the occassion) -- for a Yappy Hour on Friday night, Aug. 26.  The night was part adoption drive, part donation collection, with...

  • A Bipartisan Good Time Was Had By All At The Crocodile Club

    A Bipartisan Good Time Was Had By All At The Crocodile Club

    BRISTOL — Republicans and Democrats took a break from an acrimonious election year to share barbecue, cigars and some good-natured political ribbing at the 135th meeting of the Crocodile Club at Lake Compounce Friday. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said it was a time to pull back from the nastiness of the...

  • Thousands Expected At Weekend Balloon Fest In Plainville

    Thousands Expected At Weekend Balloon Fest In Plainville

    PLAINVILLE — Proof of this weekend's annual fire department hot air balloon festival was visible hours before gates opened Friday night: hundreds of bright orange no-parking signs on downtown streets, rows of portable bathrooms at Norton Park, a tent city of 105 vendor booths in the park center....

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