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CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas Thanks to a switch to summer blend fuel, the price of a gallon of gas in Connecticut has surged rapidly over a week. A gallon of self-service regular gas in Connecticut is currently averaging $3.70, up 20 cents from the week before, AAA Northeast officials said on Monday, April 22.  The new average is also 28 cents more expensive than prices in March, officials added, attributing the rapid rise to a switchover to summer blend fuel.  Here are the current average prices of a regular gallon of gas in Connecticut's six largest metropolitan regions, according to AAA: Greater Bridgep…
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza 45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza
45 Arrested At Yale University Over Student Protests On War In Gaza Police arrested some 45 protesting the war in Gaza at Yale University after refusing to leave the campus. The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m., Monday, April 22, in Beinecke Plaza at Yale University in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to assist the Yale Police Department regarding a protest in the Beinecke Plaza area.  The protesters were told to leave the property or face arrest. Approximately 45 people refused to leave and were charged by Yale officers with criminal trespass, Bruckhart said. They were transported to a…
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police A former Connecticut court employee has found himself on the other side of the courtroom after allegedly impersonating an FBI agent. New Haven resident Perry Charnas, age 39, was arrested by New Haven Police on an open warrant Tuesday, April 9. According to Wilton Police, Charnas attempted to impersonate an FBI agent after making several phone calls to the agency in October 2022. During the calls, he allegedly made a false report about a domestic incident at an address in Wilton. No other details about the alleged crimes were released. Charnas is charged with criminal impersonation and …
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash 17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash
17-Year-Old Girl Dead, Boy Seriously Injured In Rollover CT Crash A teen girl is dead, and a teen boy was seriously injured in a rollover crash on a busy Connecticut highway. The crash occurred in New Haven on I-91 southbound around 10 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Isabela Jane Osler, age 17, of Branford in New Haven County, was killed after she was ejected from a 1993 Jeep Cherokee she was riding in during the crash with a truck and flatbed trailer. The driver, a New Haven County 17-year-old boy from Hamden, was seriously injured and transported to Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, state police said. Accordin…
CT Police Officer Seriously Injured By ATV Driver, Police Say CT Police Officer Seriously Injured By ATV Driver, Police Say
CT Police Officer Seriously Injured By ATV Driver, Police Say A Connecticut police officer's leg was seriously injured after an ATV allegedly hit him. The incident occurred in New Haven on Sunday, April 7, in the area of Ferry and Peck Streets. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, the officer was struck and his leg seriously injured while attempting to stop a group of ATVs illegally riding through the city. The group fled the area after the officer was struck, police said. The name of the injured officer was not released. Anyone who can identify any of these individuals or who may have information regarding th…
CT Man Charged With Killing Motorist In Hit-Run Crash CT Man Charged With Killing Motorist In Hit-Run Crash
CT Man Charged With Killing Motorist In Hit-Run Crash Almost a year after a hit-and-run driver killed a Connecticut motorist, the man allegedly responsible for the crime has been charged. Dajon Marques Morris, age 20, of New Haven, was arrested on Tuesday, April 2, for the Wednesday, June 7, 2023, crime that killed a 42-year-old New Haven man. On the day of the crash, Officer Christian Bruckhartd of the New Haven Police said officers responded to the intersection of Haven Street and Clay Street on the report of a car striking a motorcycle.  The car involved in the crash was described as a green-colored Honda Accord that fled the scene im…
Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse
Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse A 30-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to his role in a statewide stolen catalytic converter trafficking ring, federal officials announced. New Haven resident Michael Almodovar, also known as "Eme ElColorado," pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 27 to charges related to his role in a stolen catalytic converter trafficking ring in Connecticut, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  According to federal officials, Almodovar's conviction follows an investigation into the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles across the state. This inve…
CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process
CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process A 33-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to lying about knowing anyone involved with a terrorist organization during his citizenship process, federal officials announced.  New Haven resident Mohamed Najm Kamash, also known as Mohamed Najm Mohamed Ali Kamash, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 25 to making a false statement in a naturalization proceeding, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Tuesday, March 26.  According to federal officials, Kamash immigrated to the IS from Iraq in 2014 and became a lawful permanent resident.  O…
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Fairfield Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Fairfield
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Fairfield Call it a hen-semble worth shaking your tail feathers over. Two Connecticut food brands have teamed up to hatch a new chicken sandwich creation sure to get any carnivore’s mouth watering. New Haven-based Haven Hot Chicken and bakery Chabaso officially launched their Garlic Parm Sandwich on Monday, March 18. It is now or will soon be available for a limited time only at these nine Hot Chicken locations: Downtown New Haven (21 Whitney Ave.),  Orange (550 Boston Post Road),  Norwalk (596 Westport Ave.),  North Haven (146 Washington Ave.),  Storrs (1206 Storrs Road),&nbs…
25-Year-Old CT Man Dies In Shooting Following Fight 25-Year-Old CT Man Dies In Shooting Following Fight
25-Year-Old CT Man Dies In Shooting Following Fight A 25-year-old Connecticut man died from a gunshot wound following a fight. New Haven County resident Deshawn Maysonet, of Hamden, died on Saturday, March 16 in New Haven. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers responded to the area of Fairmont Avenue, between East Ferry Street and Lancraft Street, on the report of a person shot.  When they arrived, officers found a crime scene, but no victim. They then received word that the person injured, Maysonet, had been driven to the Yale New Haven Hospital hospital, arriving at the same time as the vehicle ca…
Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam
Man, 23, Charged In Wilton Mail Theft, Check Fraud Scam A 23-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in connection with an alleged mail theft/check fraud investigation. Kenyel Ventura-Villa, of New Haven, was arrested on Feb. 29 by warrant where he was alleged to have deposited stolen and forged checks in 2022 into an account belonging to a woman who was also arrested last year, said Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police.  Ventura-Villa was charged with: Larceny Conspiracy to commit larceny Conspiracy to commit ID theft  He was held on a $100,000 bond.
Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight
Duo Nabbed After Shots Fired During CT Bar Fight Two Connecticut men have been charged in connection with a shooting at a group of people during an argument at a bar. The incident occurred in New Haven around 2 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Taurus B Cafe in the area of Thompson Street and Division Divison Street. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, during an investigation, Officer Joshua Hurlburt was able to determine that Walter Casteel, age 34, and Demont Simuel, age 31, both of New Haven were involved in an argument at the Taurus B Cafe with another group of people.  Following the argument…
Frank Pepe Pizza Will Serve Pie Named After CT's Own Paul Giamatti: Here's When Frank Pepe Pizza Will Serve Pie Named After CT's Own Paul Giamatti: Here's When
Frank Pepe Pizza Will Serve Pie Named After CT's Own Paul Giamatti: Here's When Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti, known for his role in "The Holdovers," is being honored at a famous Connecticut pizza shop for raving about its pies on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Earlier report: Popular Actors Paul Giamatti, Dan Lauria Stop By For Frank Pepe's Pizzeria's Signature Pies During the show, 56-year-old Giamatti, a New Haven native, raved about Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana White Clam with Bacon pie as being the best there is. To show its love back at Giamatti, Frank Pepe is renaming the pizza the "Paul Giamatti Pie" on Oscar night, Sunday, March 10. The deal: Diners can…
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash A Connecticut man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 91. The incident took place in New Haven County around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Meriden. According to Connecticut State Police, the man, identified as Charles Davenport, age 31, of New Haven, was driving a 2023 Kia Niro southbound when he veered onto the left shoulder, plowed into the grassy median, and rolled over before hitting a tree stump. Davenport was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.  An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or a dashboard camera is asked to contact T…
CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest
CT Vehicle Stop Leads To Ghost Gun Arrest A 22-year-old Connecticut man was allegedly nabbed with a loaded ghost gun after being stopped for speeding.  New Haven resident Juan Garcia, was charged around 2:15 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18 on South Main Street in Naugatuck. During the stop, Naugatuck Police Officers said Garcia appeared to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs and was charged with DUI after failing sobriety tests, police said. Police recovered a firearm with no serial number on it, which appeared consistent with being illegally manufactured, officers said. The firearm was loaded with a high-capacity magazin…
Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
Stamford Eatery Among Nation's 'All-Time Top 100 Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Four eateries in Connecticut are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the rankings are its active but "all-time list." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The four restaurants in Connecticut are: No. 3. Zeneli Pizzeria & Cucina Napoletana, New Haven: "Although their pizzeria was only established in 2019, each of the Zeneli brothers brings decades of experience in everything from cattle …
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95
IDs Released Of 4 Killed, Including 2 From Fairfield County, In Wrong-Way Crash On I-95 The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Connecticut pizza has a strong reputation both within the state and around the entire Northeast. And it's well-represented in new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, released by Yelp. Yelp says the rankings were determined by several factors, "including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad." Three CT eateries made the list: No. 57 -  Modern Apizza, New Haven: Yelpers had high praise for the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas "cooked in an oil-fueled brick oven and served on a rec…
CT Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Banks 2 Days In A Row CT Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Banks 2 Days In A Row
CT Woman Accused Of Robbing Pair Of Banks 2 Days In A Row A Connecticut woman has been charged with allegedly robbing two banks, two days in a row. Heather Brown, age 48, of New Haven, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 12 for the two robberies that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Wednesday, Feb. 7 in New Haven County in Waterbury. According to Lt. Nadine Amatruda of the Waterbury Police, around 9:55 a.m., Feb. 6, a woman walked into the Wells Fargo. Bank on Wolcott Street and asked a teller for deposit slips. She then a note to the teller to hand over all of the cash. She left the bank with the money. The next day, a woman, matching the description o…
CT Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car: Police CT Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car: Police
CT Man Nabbed After Leading Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man faces several charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen vehicle in New York, police announced.  New Haven County resident Shyheim Mcquillar of New Haven was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 15 following an incident earlier in the day involving a vehicle stolen out of New Haven on Sunday, Feb. 11, the City of Rye Police Department announced. According to the department, on Thursday around 8:15 a.m., City of Rye Police officers in Westchester County were alerted to a stolen white Volkswagen Jetta traveling within Rye. Police soon found the…
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT $479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT A 44-year-old man has admitted to his role in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a retired woman his accomplice had been working for in Connecticut, federal officials announced. New York resident Mavani Coleman of Brooklyn, age 44, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court on Wednesday, Feb. 14 to one count of bank fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, the scheme began in 2018, when Coleman's accomplice, New Haven resident Gregory Ivy, began working odd jobs for a retired woman in Connecticut. In Octobe…
ID Released For 29-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Shelton ID Released For 29-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Shelton
ID Released For 29-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Shelton A 29-year-old Connecticut man who was killed after being hit by a vehicle has been identified. Man Hit By Vehicle Dies In Shelton Crash New Haven resident Erick Irizarry of Waterbury, died around 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9 on School Street in the area of Monroe Street in Fairfield County in Shelton. According to Shelton Police Det. Christopher Nugent, Irizarry was found unresponsive by EMS and pronounced dead on the scene. An investigation by the Shelton Accident Reconstruction Team revealed that Irizarry was working in the area for Asplundh Tree Service and was struck by a work vehicl…
Seen Her? Police Searching For Girl, 2, Who May Be In CT Seen Her? Police Searching For Girl, 2, Who May Be In CT
Seen Her? Police Searching For Girl, 2, Who May Be In CT Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help locating a missing 2-year-old girl who hasn't been seen in more than a month and may be in the state. Madison Taylor Clince has been missing since Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, said the New Haven Police Department. The toddler was last seen in Scottsdale, Arizona, but authorities believe she could be in the New Haven area, police said.  Police said there is an active court order to take physical custody of the child if found. Madison is described as having black hair and brown eyes. She also has pierced ears and a green-colored birthmar…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting Death Of 44-Year-Old CT Man, Police Say A Connecticut resident has been charged in the alleged shooting death of another man. The incident took place in New Haven County around 2 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 4 in the area of 701-703 Campbell Avenue in West Haven. According to the West Haven Police, officers discovered a man with multiple gun shot wounds and transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Hector Dominguez, age 44, of Wet Haven, police said. A crime scene was established and the West Haven Police Detective Division assumed the investigation. Following an investigation o…
Update: Teen CT Girl Missing For 2 Weeks Found Safe Update: Teen CT Girl Missing For 2 Weeks Found Safe
Update: Teen CT Girl Missing For 2 Weeks Found Safe This story has been updated. A 14-year-old Connecticut girl who had been missing for more than two weeks has been located safe. Police in New Haven said Angel Barnbaby was found in the city of Hamden in good health on Wednesday, Jan. 31, said Sgt. Cherelle Carr of the New Haven Pollice Department. Barnbaby had last been seen on Sunday, Jan. 14 when she left her New Haven home.  Earlier story: New Haven resident Angel Barnbaby was last heard from on Sunday, Jan. 14, when she left her residence in New Haven.  She was last seen wearing white/black Eleven (Jordan) sneake…
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New Locations In Fairfield, Oxford Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New Locations In Fairfield, Oxford
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New Locations In Fairfield, Oxford Fans of crispy hot fried chicken will want to look out for two upcoming restaurants that will soon be opening up in Connecticut.  Haven Hot Chicken, a franchise known for its Nashville Hot Chicken that already has several locations in the state, will be opening two new locations in Fairfield and the New Haven County town of Oxford in Spring 2024.  The new restaurants, once open, will serve the chain's signature menu of crispy fried chicken in addition to vegetarian options. All menu items range in spice from "Country," or not spicy, to "Haven," or extremely spicy.  Both…
Fatal Crash: Man Killed In Hit-Run, Police Search For Driver Fatal Crash: Man Killed In Hit-Run, Police Search For Driver
Fatal Crash: Man Killed In Hit-Run, Police Search For Driver Police are investigating following a hit-and-run crash that killed a Connecticut man. The collision occurred in New Haven around 1:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 28 at the intersection of Ella Grasso Boulevard and Washington Avenue. According to Sgt. Cherelle Carr of the New Haven Police, the man was walking on Ella Grasso Boulevard when he was struck by a dark-colored vehicle. The vehicle sped away from the crash site. The unidentified man, who was treated on the scene, died from his injuries, Carr said. The New Haven Police Department's Crash Reconstruction Team spoke to witnesses and obtai…
This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says
This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best French Fries In State, Report Says An eatery known for serving up plenty of delicious fried food is being recognized as having the best french fries in Connecticut, according to a new report.  Fairfield County's Fryborg, located in Trumbull at 10 Broadway, was named as having the best fries in the entire Nutmeg State, according to a report by lovefood.com. The eatery, which was started in 2011 when its owner Jon "finally decided to not suck at life," according to its website, specializes in hand-cut fries, burgers, sandwiches, and even donuts.  In its write-up of the establishment, lovefood called the eatery'…
CT Man Calls In Bomb Threats To Police Department, Courthouse, Federal Building, Officials Say CT Man Calls In Bomb Threats To Police Department, Courthouse, Federal Building, Officials Say
CT Man Calls In Bomb Threats To Police Department, Courthouse, Federal Building, Officials Say A Connecticut man is behind bars after allegedly calling in bomb threats to a Police Department, a federal building, and a federal courthouse. The incident took place in New Haven around noon on Thursday, Jan. 18 when the police department received a call claiming bombs had been placed at all three locations, said the New Haven Police. Officers arrived at the three buildings and quickly evacuated them before the department's Hazardous Devic Unit responded and conducted sweeps in the area without finding any explosive devices, Sgt. Cherelle Carr of the New Haven Police said. An investigatio…
CT Actor Jokes About Viral Cheeseburger Photo After Critics' Choice Win CT Actor Jokes About Viral Cheeseburger Photo After Critics' Choice Win
CT Actor Jokes About Viral Cheeseburger Photo After Critics' Choice Win An actor from Connecticut took home an award for best actor at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards for his role as a teacher at a Massachusetts boarding school, and he spoke on his newfound internet fame. “Wow, guys, I didn’t think my week could get any better than going viral for eating a cheeseburger,” New Haven native Paul Giamatti jokingly said in his acceptance speech on Sunday, Jan. 14. The 56-year-old actor also won an award at the Golden Globes for his part in “The Holdovers” and then went viral for a photo of himself eating at an In-N-Out Burger joint. Giamatti played a longtime teac…
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For New Haven Line: Here's When They Start MTA Announces Schedule Changes For New Haven Line: Here's When They Start
MTA Announces Schedule Changes For New Haven Line: Here's When They Start To accommodate Metro-North crews working to replace sections of track and switches in Grand Central Station, officials have announced schedule changes for Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven line trains.  The upcoming schedule changes will take effect on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and are expected to last until early spring, according to Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi.  "The tracks and switches in and around the Grand Central Terminal complex are at the heart of the Metro-North system," Rinaldi said, adding, "It is vital that we keep those tracks in a state of good re…