| Jan 19, 2015
We've all done it. Reached for the phone to chat, check email or text while operating a car. But Bernice Plourde of Southington says, "Stop." She knows firsthand the extreme dangers of distracted driving. "I had taken the kids to my mom's house for the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:57 AM
NEWINGTON — A construction worker is in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital after he suffered an electric shock while working on Willard Avenue Friday morning, police said.
Police said the man, who works as a roofer, made contact with utility...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:21 PM
BARKHAMSTED — One occupant of a car that veered off West River Road and into a river Wednesday afternoon has died, according to state police.
The accident happened about 1:10 p.m. in the Riverton section of town, Trooper Kelly Grant said. The car...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Connecticut hospitals reported record numbers of errors in 2013, with large increases in the numbers of falls, medication mistakes and perforations during surgical procedures, a new state report shows.
The report, covering 2013, marks the first time that...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Candid online posts describing the challenges of breastfeeding fill the Facebook page of Breastfeeding USA's Connecticut chapter. The daily stream of anecdotes, questions and comments alternate in tone from exasperated to celebratory.
"Small victory for...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:25 PM
LEDYARD — A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital from an accident on Long Cove Road by LifeStar Helicopter, police said Friday afternoon.
The victim, 21-year-old Lucas Page, was involved in an accident that included another vehicle about 1:30 p....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:26 PM
WILLIMANTIC — A city man was charged with first-degree assault after a stabbing on Church Street Friday afternoon, police said.
Officers responded to 126 Church St. around 1:30 p.m. on the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, the victim was...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:44 AM
ENFIELD — One person is dead and two are seriously injured after a crash on I-91 Sunday night, state police said.
The crash happened about 7:30 p.m. on I-91 south, in the area of exit 49, they said, when a southbound, 2002 Honda Accord with...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:43 AM
HADDAM — A 65-year-old Old Saybrook man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg Saturday after his rifle accidentally discharged while he was hunting.
The man appeared to be hunting alone at about 10:30 a.m. in a wooded area behind 76 Weiss...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:57 PM
NEW HARTFORD — One person was killed and three others were injured in a crash early Thursday morning on Town Hill Road, state police said.
A passenger in the vehicle, Marissa Offsay, 23, of Avon, was removed from the car and taken to Charlotte...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:18 PM
EAST HAMPTON — One person was taken by LifeStar Helicopter to Hartford Hospital and another by ambulance after a head-on crash on Route 66, police said
A 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2009 Honda Accord for...