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East Hartford Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver In Hartford Crash Police Say East Hartford Construction Worker Killed By Reckless Driver In Hartford Crash Police Say
East Hartford Construction Worker Killed In Hartford Crash A Connecticut man is being held on a $1 million bond after hitting and killing a construction worker in a crash while allegedly driving recklessly.  Hartford County resident Jose Diaz-Nieves, age 54, of East Hartford, was killed around 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, after being hit by a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Tommy Nguyen, of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, patrol officers responded to the area of West Boulevard at South Whitney Street on a report of a construction worker struck by a vehicle.  Officers located Diaz-Nieves, who s…
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later Hartford Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later Hartford Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State
Cold Case Arrest: 17 Years Later Hartford Murder Suspect Nabbed Out Of State A man is in custody for allegedly killing an 18-year-old Connecticut man 17 years earlier. Ramon Smith, age 35, was extradited back to Connecticut from Warren, Maine, on Tuesday, June 4, where he was arrested on a warrant charging him with murder and criminal possession of a firearm in connection with the Sunday, March 25, 2007 death of Joshua McClelland of Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, on  March 25, 2007, at approximately 6:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of 250 Blue Hills Avenue.  Upon arriv…
Double-Fatal East Hartford Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Hits Disabled Vehicle On Route 15 Double-Fatal East Hartford Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Hits Disabled Vehicle On Route 15
Double-Fatal East Hartford Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Hits Disabled Vehicle On Route 15 Two people were killed after the disabled vehicle they were standing outside of along a busy Connecticut highway was hit by another car, police said. The events leading up to the crash began in Hartford County on Thursday, June 6 around 1:15 a.m., when a 2004 Honda Accord EX became disabled in the right lane of Route 5/15 South in East Hartford south of the on-ramp from Interstate 84 West. At this time, the three occupants who had been inside the Honda were gathered on the right shoulder.  However, for an unknown reason, one of the occupants and a pedestrian moved to the right lane, a…
2 Hartford Men Identified As Bodies Found In Burned CT Vehicle 2 Hartford Men Identified As Bodies Found In Burned CT Vehicle
2 Hartford Men Identified As Bodies Found In Burned CT Vehicle The Connecticut Medical Examiner's Office has released the identity of two bodies found inside a burned-out vehicle. Related: 2 Found Dead Inside Burning Car In Oxford The incident occurred in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and firefighters found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside.  The medical examiner has identified the men as David J. Rivera, age 36, …
Toddler Who Wandered Out Of Hartford  Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say Toddler Who Wandered Out Of Hartford  Laundromat Killed By Hit-Run Driver, Police Say
Toddler Killed In Hartford By Hit-Run Driver An alleged hit-and-run driver killed a 1-and-a-half-year-old girl after wandering outside of a Connecticut laundromat. The incident occurred in Hartford around 11 p.m., Monday, June 3, in the area of 36 New Britain Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, officers responded to the area after the department received numerous 911 calls reporting a toddler struck by a vehicle. Officers located the child unresponsive in the roadway, Boisvert said. The toddler was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.  "It was determined t…
Manchester Man Engages In Sexual Conduct With Young Girl For Over 8 Years, Records It: Feds Manchester Man Engages In Sexual Conduct With Young Girl For Over 8 Years, Records It: Feds
Manchester Man Engages In Sexual Conduct With Young Girl For Over 8 Years, Records It: Feds A 32-year-old Connecticut man faces federal child exploitation charges after allegedly sexually abusing a young girl for several years and recording it on his phone, officials announced.  Hartford County resident Hernan Ayala of Manchester appeared in Hartford federal court on Thursday, May 30 in connection to child exploitation charges, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Friday, May 31. According to federal officials, in March 2024, Manchester Police received a complaint regarding a young girl who Ayala was allegedly sexually abusing. The girl told o…
Hartford Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed Hartford Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed
Hartford Man Killed After Being Stabbed During Fight A Connecticut man was killed from an apparent "puncture" wound during a fight. The incident occurred in Hartford around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, in the 99 New Britain Ave area. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, William Jemison, age 38, of Hartford, was found by officers responding to a report of a fight. Citizens were attempting live-saving measures on Jemison, who was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Boisvert said. The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation. Th…
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison
Jennifer Dulos Case: Estranged Husband's Girlfriend Sentenced To Prison Michelle Troconis, the girlfriend of the estranged husband of the murdered Connecticut mother of five, Jennifer Farber Dulos, has been sentenced to years in prison. 'My Mother Was Everything To Me': Jennifer Dulos' Children Speak Out For First Time Stamford/Norwalk State Attorney Paul J. Ferencek announced Friday, May 31, that Troconnis, age 49, formerly of Hartford County in Farmington, was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison, suspended after 14 ½ years served, for conspiring to murder Jennifer Farber Dulos in May 2019 and then covering up the crime. Troconis faced 50 years in pr…
Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington
Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington A 44-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of Trooper Aaron Pelletier, who was killed while making a traffic stop. Related: New Update: Trooper ID’d As Victim In Southington I-84 Crash The incident occurred in Hartford County around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Southington. According to the Connecticut State Police, Alex Oyola-Sanchez, age 44, of Hartford, was charged with manslaughter/motor vehicle, among other charges, moments after the fatal crash when his vehicle sustained a tire failure on I-84 in Farmington. He is being held on a $5 mill…
I-84 Wrong-Way Driver From Hartford Under Influence: Police I-84 Wrong-Way Driver From Hartford Under Influence: Police
I-84 Wrong-Way Driver From Hartford Under Influence: Police A motorist driving the wrong way on a stretch of I-84 was under the influence, Connecticut State Police say. At about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, Troop C in Tolland County received several 911 calls reporting a vehicle with its hazard lights illuminated, traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Exit 68 in the town of Tolland. As responding troopers were traveling on I-84 eastbound in that area, they observed a vehicle matching the description provided traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.  Troopers then located the accused vehicle, a silver Honda Crosstour, parked on…
Hartford Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says Hartford Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says
Hartford Among Best Places To Live In America, Brand-New Ranking Says When it comes to putting down your roots, these Connecticut locales are among the best in the nation, according to a brand-new ranking. Two cities in the Constitution State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Places to Live in the US” ranking. Researchers pulled data from a variety of sources, including thousands of public survey responses, the US Census Bureau, FBI crime statistics, and school and hospital rankings to come up with the top 150 American cities. Cities were ranked using four key indicators: value, desirability, job market, and quality of life. The following Conn…
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In CT Hiring Actors, Extras Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In CT Hiring Actors, Extras
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In CT Hiring Actors, Extras A Vietnam-era movie filming in Fairfield County is looking for local actors and extras for over a dozen openings.  "Summerhouse" tells the story of a freshly graduated Ned Stern (portrayed by "Somewhere in Queens" actor Jacob Ward) as he waits to get drafted into the Vietnam War.  Stern spends his last summer of freedom caring for a belligerent, wealthy alcoholic man (played by actor Malcolm McDowell) at his lakeside mansion, only to find himself falling in love with a girl while questioning his commitment to his country, according to IMBD. Parts of the movie will …
26-Year-Old Windsor Locks Man Killed In Hartford Crash 26-Year-Old Windsor Locks Man Killed In Hartford Crash
26-Year-Old Windsor Locks Man Killed In Hartford Crash A Connecticut man has died after his truck veered across a highway and rolled over. The crash occurred in Hartford around 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, on Route 5/15 northbound, south of Exit 89. According to the Connecticut State Police, 26-year-old Andrew Joel Saez of Windsor Locks was driving a 2006 Toyota Tundra when, for unknown reasons, the truck veered across the right lane and entered the left lane of the Exit 89 off-ramp. State Police said the truck veered into the right lane, crossed the right shoulder, and entered the grassy area to the right of the off-ramp.  It then rolled…
Popular Hartford Eatery Closes Suddenly Popular Hartford Eatery Closes Suddenly
Popular Hartford Eastery Closes Suddenly A popular Connecticut eatery known for its LBGQ+ events and drag shows has closed suddenly. Tisane Euro-Asian Café, Hartford's iconic tea house and cocktail bar for over 24 years, closed for good on Monday, May 13, with a note on Instagram making the announcement. Owned by Locals 8 Hospitality Group, the group's founder and CEO, Allie Gamble, said Locals 8 is making every effort to relocate Tisane’s staff to positions at other Locals 8 restaurants in the Greater Hartford area.  Gift cards will be honored at all other Locals 8 locations. Any tickets purchased for upcoming events will b…
New Details Emerge After Teens Shot, Killed In Hartford New Details Emerge After Teens Shot, Killed In Hartford
New Details Emerge After Teens Shot, Killed In Hartford New information has been released after two teens were found shot to death in a Connecticut apartment building stairwell when police responded to a report of shots fired. Original report - Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford The incident occurred in Hartford around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at 94 Hendicxsen Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, officers responded after receiving multiple 911 callers reporting shots fired.  The teens, Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, were found in the buildin…
Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford
Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford Two teenagers were killed in an overnight shooting in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story - New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex It happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at an apartment complex in Hartford. The two victims in the incident at 94 Hendricxsen Ave. were found in a stairwell and later pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital.  They were identified as Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, according to NBC Connecticut. The incident is under investigation, and police have not yet re…
Windsor Man Found In Car With Stab Wounds In Hartford Dies Windsor Man Found In Car With Stab Wounds In Hartford Dies
Windsor Man Dies From Stab Wound In Hartford A 41-year-old Connecticut man found stabbed in a vehicle has died from his injuries. Hartford County resident Jason Williamson of Windsor was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the area of 40 Plainfield Street in Hartford, suffering from a stab wound, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police. Boisvert said Hartford firefighters applied attempted life-saving measures until the arrival of EMS. Williamson was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead.  Police say the stabbing happened between Keney Park and Plainfield Street. The Hartford P…
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In Hartford, Cops Say Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In Hartford, Cops Say
Relatives Combative After Wrong-Way Hartford Stop: Cops Three relatives were arrested following a wrong-way traffic stop on a Connecticut highway in which the women allegedly became combative with troopers. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, on I-84 in Hartford. Connecticut State Police said a trooper was responding to a crash near Exit 46 when they saw a Jeep going westbound in the eastbound lanes.  The Jeep then drove off the roadway into a grassy area before turning around to face east. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver, 34-year-old Brenda Crespo, of East Hartford, had expired…
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In Hartford Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In Hartford
4 Charged In Hartford Undercover Child Sex Sting Four men were charged for allegedly making deals with undercover police to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The arrests occurred in Hartford County on Friday, April 19, at an undisclosed hotel in Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the Special Investigations Division conducted an undercover sting operation to target and combat child exploitation.  The operation was located at an undisclosed hotel within the City of Hartford. Undercover law enforcement personnel assumed the identity of a 15-year-old girl’s aunt on the internet and engaged in dia…
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Fred Neulander, the Cherry Hill rabbi who was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife, has died in New Jersey State Prison, the DOC website says. Neulander, 82, was observed unresponsive by correctional officers inside a prison infirmary unit on Wednesday, April 17, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Prison officials have not released a cause of death, however, he was listed as "deceased" on the state's Department of Corrections website. Neulander — the founding rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom of Cherry Hill, a Reform Jewish synagogue — had been…
28-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Highway In East Hartford 28-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Highway In East Hartford
28-Year-Old Struck By Vehicle, Killed In East Hartford Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses after a man was struck on killed while in the HOV of I-84 The incident occurred in Hartford County around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 16, on I-84 westbound in East Hartford. According to Connecticut State Police, New York City resident Randy Casado, age 28, of Brooklyn, was walking in the HOV travel lane when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius traveling west in the same lane. State police said that after the strike, the Prius came to a stop in the swale between the HOV lane and the left lane. Casado was located in the HOV directl…
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In Hartford Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In Hartford
32-Year-Old From Torrington Killed In I-84 Hartford Crash A 32-year-old has been identified as the victim of an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the westbound side in Hartford. A 2012 Honda Pilot EXL was driving near the entrance ramp to I-91 when officials say it hit a pedestrian before stopping in the left lane. The pedestrian, identified as Litchfield County resident Raphael Rodriguez, of Torrington, suffered severe life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead, according to …
CT Inspector General Investigating Hartford Woman's Death While In Police Custody CT Inspector General Investigating Hartford Woman's Death While In Police Custody
Hartford Woman's Death In Police Custody Under Investigation The Connecticut Office of Inspector General is investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was in police custody. Linda Praylow, of Hartford, died in a holding cell on Sunday, April 7, while in the custody of the Hartford Police. She was arrested on Friday, April 5, for two outstanding warrants and held on a $20,000 bond. Police did not say what the warrants were for. On Sunday, during the early morning hours, Praylow was discovered unresponsive in her cell, Inspector General Robert Devlin Jr. said.  Devlin said Hartford Police rendered medical aid, and American Medi…
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged In Hartford Incident Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged In Hartford Incident
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged In Hartford Incident Two men are facing charges after more than 100 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) attempted a street takeover in a Connecticut city. The incident occurred in Hartford around 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the department received numerous complaints from throughout the city regarding a group of ATVs driving recklessly and causing hazardous conditions. Boisvert said the group of 100 or more attempted to conduct a street takeover in the city. Some of the ATVs were seized.  Hartford Police Department In response, the department's street c…
US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In Hartford US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In Hartford
US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In Hartford A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a 2022 double homicide has been nabbed by the US Marshals Service in Connecticut. Kensworth Alton Francis, 29, of Mississauga, Ontario, was arrested in Hartford on Tuesday, March 26. York Regional Police said they are working to extradite Francis to the York Region. According to Constable James Dickson of the York Regional Police, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, around 3:30 a.m., York Regional Police responded to the ATL Lounge in the City of Vaughan for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located three victims with gunshot …
New Haven Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Associates During Citizenship Process New Haven Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Associates During Citizenship Process
New Haven Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist 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…
Hartford Brewery To Close After 44 Years In Business: 'We Have Had Incredible Run' Hartford Brewery To Close After 44 Years In Business: 'We Have Had Incredible Run'
Hartford Brewery To Close After 44 Years In Business: 'We Have Had Incredible Run' After an over four-decade run, a Connecticut brewery has announced it will soon be closing its doors and passing on the torch to another restaurateur.  City Steam Brewery, located in Hartford at 942 Main St. within the HH Richardson Building, will close on Sunday, March 31, the business announced on Thursday, March 21.  In a social media post, the brewery attributed the closing to its inability to recover from a burst sprinkler pipe that flooded the building and forced the business to close for four months, costing it half a million dollars.  "We have had an incredible …
State Trooper Injured In Hartford Crash With Wrong-Way Driver State Trooper Injured In Hartford Crash With Wrong-Way Driver
State Trooper Injured In Hartford Crash With Wrong-Way Driver A Connecticut State trooper was injured while attempting to stop a wrong-way driver from injuring others. The collision occurred in Hartford on I-91 westbound near Exit 33 around 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 12. According to Connecticut State Police, the trooper, Charles Luby, was driving a police cruiser West on Jennings Road in Hartford approaching the intersection with the I-91 South Exit 33 on-ramp when he spotted a Honda Pilot driving the wrong way on the I-91 South Exit 33 on-ramp. The Pilot entered the intersection and turned East on Jennings Road traveling the wrong way in t…
CT Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl CT Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl
CT Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl A Fairfield County man has been charged by indictment with fentanyl trafficking. Jairo Abreu, age 31, of Danbury, was indicted on Tuesday, March 12, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, an investigation by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department revealed that Abreu was trafficking fentanyl into Hartford.  Abreu was arrested on state charges on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Following his arrest, a search of his Danbury residence revealed approximately three k…
Hartford Man Involved In School Shooting Arrested; Gunman Remains On Run Hartford Man Involved In School Shooting Arrested; Gunman Remains On Run
Hartford Man Involved In School Shooting Arrested; Gunman Remains On Run Police have arrested a Connecticut in connection with a brawl at a Springfield, Massachusetts, school on Monday, March 11, that ended when someone fired a gun through a window.  Josiah Livingston, of Hartford, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, Springfield police said. The person who fired the weapon remains at large.  The incident began just after 2 p.m. when four people, including a female student, were spotted standing outside the High School of Science and Technology at 1250 State Street.  High School of Science and Technology in Springfield …
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…