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Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant

258 Broad St
Hartford, CT 06115   Directions

(860) 241-6200

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Periodico Identidad Latina
Periodico Identidad Latina

593 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105   Directions

(860) 231-9991

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WFSB
WFSB

333 Captial Blvd
Rocky Hill, CT 06067   Directions

(860) 728-3333

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WTIC-FOX 61
WTIC-FOX 61

285 Broad St
Hartford, CT 06115   Directions

(860) 527-6161

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Who to call if you lose power in Connecticut
10/16/2019 11:19pm

In the event of any dangerous situation such as fire, wires down, or an other life-threatening situation you should call 911. EVERSOURCE Most of Connecticut is covered by Eversource. To report an outage go to eversource.com You can also call Eversource at 800-286-2000. To see their outage map, click here. UNITED ILLUMINATING The greater New Haven area is covered by United Illuminating. You can report an outage online at uinet.com If you have an electricity emergency you can call 800-722-5584.

Flash flooding puts New London area streets under water
10/16/2019 11:06pm

NEW LONDON Turn around, dont drown. That was the message to drivers in southeastern Connecticut Wednesday night as heavy rain brought flash flooding to the area. Just before 11:00 p.m., the water started rising on Bank Street in New London. Cars were seen stopping in the middle of the water. Other streets were completely impassable. Fire trucks and police cruisers blocked off several other roadways, including Broad Street.

Thousands without power during strong coastal storm
10/16/2019 10:49pm

Editors note: This is a breaking story and numbers are rapidly changing VERNON Thousands of Eversource and United Illuminating customers were without power Wednesday night as a strong storm brought heavy rain and high winds to the northeast. At 11:40 p.m., Eversource reported 23,955 Connecticut customers without power. The most impact in Vernon 4,148 customers, Manchester 1,895, Somers 1,512 and Ellington 1,483. At 11:40 p.m. United Illuminating reported 5,539 customers without power, affecting 1.7 percent of the companys service

Presidential yacht docks in New London amid storm
10/16/2019 10:37pm

NEW LONDON The USS Sequoia was tied tightly to the dock at the City Pier Thursday, making New London its temporary home to hunker down while the storm passes. The Presidential yacht was supposed to travel from Washington, D.C. to Maine, but its trip was put to a halt for safety. People were seen taking pictures of the yacht since it is now considered a historical artifact. The sequoia was commissioned to carry presidents from 1925 to 1977 and

Daytrippers: B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
10/16/2019 10:19pm

OLD MYSTIC They are celebrating six generations of cider making at B.F. Clydes in Old Mystic and the theme is still steam. The family owned business began making their cider products in 1898, with a steam powered machine they still operate today. Its the same press, the same everything from back in 1898, said Amy Minor, one of the owners of B.F. Clydes. We are the last steam powered cider mill in the united States. Aside from the famous

WVIT
WVIT

1422 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110   Directions

(860) 521-3030

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'Bomb Cyclone' Leaves Thousands Without Power Across Connecticut
10/17/2019 3:31am

Thousands were without power overnight as an intense storm move through Connecticut with heavy rain and high winds.The storm, known as a bomb cyclone, brought heavy rain and winds gusting to more than 50 MPH in some areas throughout the night and into Thursday morning. How to Get Credit Monitoring or Cash From the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement Eversource was reporting more than 41,000 power outages and United Illuinating said more than 4,200 were without power as of 4 a.m. Thursday.Trees were down in towns across Connecticut, but eastern parts of the state appeared to be hit the hardest. GM and Union Reach Tentative Deal That Could End Strike In Vernon, police responded to dozens of calls of trees blocking roads throughout the town.Other areas hit hard by the storm included Stonington, where thousands were without power. A downed tree blocked Masons Island Road, cutting off access to about 150 homes, according to police. Fort Worth Police Chief: Absolutely No Excuse for Atatiana Jeffersons Killing In East Haven, residents living along the shoreline were dealing with minor flooding as waves crashed over a seawall at high tide.It was not clear from Eversource or United Illuminating when power would be restored.A bomb cyclone is a rapidly strengthening area of low pressure. In order to be considered a bomb cyclone, pressure has to drop 24mb in 24 hours.The rain began to move out of Connecticut after 3 a.m. Thursday but the high winds are expected to continue through the early afternoon as the storm pulls away from southern New England.Track the storm with our interactive radar.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

UConn Investigating Use of Hate Speech on Campus
10/16/2019 10:33pm

Investigations are underway after a video posted online captured hate speech at the University of Connecticut.Now students are demanding more be done to make sure everyone feels safe. How to Get Credit Monitoring or Cash From the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement A video posted online capturing a racial slur repeated several times as three young men walk by an apartment building on the UConn Storrs campus.I wasnt surprised because I know stuff like that happens everywhere and not just here. But it was more that they were comfortable to say it out loud, said Shavoni Douglas, a UConn freshman. GM and Union Reach Tentative Deal That Could End Strike The student who shot the video told NBC Connecticut it happened just after midnight on Friday.He had heard shouting and started recording the people walking in the parking lot of the Charter Oak Apartments. Fort Worth Police Chief: Absolutely No Excuse for Atatiana Jeffersons Killing They need to know better to not say it at all. They also need to be cognizant of what the words history was, the way that is was used against black people in the past, said Hannah Ravenell, a UConn freshman.On Wednesday, the university organized a community meeting at the apartment complex to talk about the issue.In a statement, a school spokesperson wrote in part:UConn is taking this matter very seriously, and believes strongly that everyone on our campuses deserves to feel safe, valued, and respected at all times.UConn says this is being reviewed as part of the schools Bias Incident Protocol, which brings together various departments to address an issue.Some students say similar hateful acts have taken place on campus in the past.They hope whoever is responsible for saying that offensive word is held accountable, and theyre also calling on the school to take action to prevent this from happening again.Just more awareness and hopefully it opens peoples eyes and the need for action to take place at this university, said Mekhi Amos, a UConn junior.UConn police are looking into this and an administrative investigation is also underway.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

Chicago Teachers Union to Strike After Rejecting Contract Offer
10/16/2019 10:32pm

The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to reject the final contract offer from Chicago Public Schools and will go on strike Thursday, the organization announced Wednesday.The CTUs House of Delegates voted to reject the CPS proposal during a meeting on Wednesday, paving the way for the organizations second strike in seven years as more than 25,000 teachers and staff members prepare to walk off the job.We went through, point by point, whats on the table so far and our delegates overwhelmingly, unanimously, reaffirmed that tomorrow will be the first day of a strike, because we have not achieved what we need to bring justice and high-quality schools to the children and teachers of Chicago, CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.Prior to the final vote, CPS had canceled all classes and activities for Thursday in anticipation of CTU moving forward with a strike.I was disappointed by the CTUs decision to begin a work stoppage and force a cancellation of classes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. Thats because I feel like we rolled up our sleeves and negotiated in good faith for a long period of time.Sharkey said that his negotiators were not satisfied with CPS final contract offer, and they voted to reject the offer on Wednesday.The mayor wants a five-year contract. Many marriages dont last five years and I dont like this contract enough to marry it, Sharkey said.Lightfoot defended the contract offer made by CPS on Wednesday, calling it an historic pact that would have addressed the teachers primary concerns.We offered an historic package on CTUs core issues like compensation, staffing, and class size, she said. We reiterated our proposals were rooted in our admiration of the job that staffers and teachers do every day.Negotiations between the two sides ended early Wednesday as both CPS officials and CTU representatives prepared for a strike vote, but Lightfoot hopes that both sides will return to the negotiating table soon.We will remain at the table, and we hope that CTU will as well, she said. I hope this work stoppage will end soon. This has to be about our children.Sharkey echoed similar sentiments in his speech, saying that he hopes the work stoppage will not be a prolonged one.We want to make this a short strike, he said. We want to make this a strike that wins improvements for our schools, wins the dignity and respect for our teachers... so the balls in her court on that now.Teachers are planning to picket schools in the district at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, according to banners displayed after the CTUs meeting.

Hamden Police Investigating After Letting Missing Middletown Man Go Nearly 2 Weeks Ago
10/16/2019 5:45pm

Almost two weeks have passed since 59-year-old Peter Recchia, of Middletown, disappeared and Hamden police said they spoke with him hours before he was reported missing while responding to reports of an unwanted person in a 76-year-old womans home in their town. Now they are launching an internal investigation.Middletown police said Recchia was last seen on Thursday, Oct. 3 in the area of Millers Pond State Park in Haddam. How to Get Credit Monitoring or Cash From the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement On Wednesday, Hamden police said one of their officers saw him early that morning after responding to a report of an unwanted person.They said they responded to a home on State Street at 4:15 a.m. and met with a 76 year-old resident who said she heard heavy footsteps downstairs and a man talking out loud, so she went downstairs and saw a man seated at her kitchen table. Police later identified the man as Recchia and said they believe he got in through an unlocked door. GM and Union Reach Tentative Deal That Could End Strike The woman convinced Recchia to leave and a police officer saw him moments later, walking south on State Street.While at the scene, a computer check was done and the search for was negative, police said. After determining that Recchia wasnt a danger to himself or others, he was told he could leave, according to Hamden police. Fort Worth Police Chief: Absolutely No Excuse for Atatiana Jeffersons Killing They said Recchia had not yet been reported missing when they accounted for him and that Middletown Police issued a Silver Alert for him sometime after 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.Hamden Police said the ethics and integrity division has launched an internal investigation.The search continues for Recchia, who is 5-feet-11 and has gray hair, green eyes, a mustache and glasses. He weighs 150 pounds.When Recchia was last seen, he was traveling south on Foot Hills Road and was wearing a short-sleeve royal blue shirt, jeans, a black belt and black sneakers, according to Middletown Police.They said Recchia does not have a history of violence but has a history of mental health issues and might be delusional and in need of medication.Anyone with any information is urged to call Middletown Police Detective Jimmy Lacasse 860-638-4134 or Middletown dispatch at 860-347-2541 if Detective Lacasse is not available.If you are out of the Middletown area and see Recchia, call your local police department.Photo Credit: Middletown Police This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Historic Presidential Yacht Harbors in New London
10/16/2019 7:48pm

A historic presidential yacht is in New London after severe weather halted the boat from traveling to Maine for restorations.The USS Sequoia is a 104-foot classic wooden fantail motor yacht built in 1925. It served eight presidents before Jimmy Carter put it up for auction in 1977. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987 and commanded rental fees of $10,000 a day at one point. How to Get Credit Monitoring or Cash From the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement The boat is on its way to Maine to be completely overhauled and refurbished and is expected to be ready in three years.Numerous ships have been commissioned to carry the president since 1880. The longest serving and most famous among them is the USS Sequoia, which carried eight presidents as a floating White House from 1933 until 1977. Docked at Pier One in the Washington Navy Yard, the presidential yacht provided an easily accessible and secure location for conducting meetings, entertaining dignitaries, and avoiding media scrutiny. GM and Union Reach Tentative Deal That Could End Strike The USS Sequoia was designed by renowned Norwegian naval architect Johan Trumpy in 1925. The mahogany-hulled motor yacht could sleep six and accommodate 40 revelers for cocktails on the spacious aft-deck or 22 guests for a formal dinner in the salon.John F. Kennedy added a king-size bed to the yacht and celebrated his 46th birthday on the boat. Marilyn Monroe may have also joined him for a cruise or two. Fort Worth Police Chief: Absolutely No Excuse for Atatiana Jeffersons Killing Presidents travel in style. Perks of the office include a custom Boeing 747 for long range journeys, a Sikorsky Sea King helicopter for shorter jaunts, and an apocalypse-proof armored Cadillac limousine, nicknamed the Beast, for ground transit. As luxurious as this sounds, one form of transportation has been conspicuously absent from the chief executives lineup for 40 years: the presidential yacht.Todd French is the Sequoia Project Manager and is working to help refurbish the Sequoia.This boat is wrapped up in our history and to be able to restore something like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, said French. It served every type of President, every type of party and its a piece of Americana and really this is a historic artifact thats going to bring us together.French says the memories made aboard the ship are compelling and hundreds of memories were made on the ship, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing several bills for his New Deal initiative.When I step on the boat, I get chills because you feel the soul and the history of the boat, said French.Greg and Daneen Roth live in New London and happened to see the historic yacht while on their morning stroll.Its amazing to know the history of the Presidents who were on board and everything so its quite a treat to see her up this close, said Greg Roth.She has quite a storied past and when you look at her and see her beautiful lines, you cant help but appreciate everything that went into making her and making her a presidential yacht, said Daneen Roth.The USS Sequoia has a special connection to New London. During Franklin D. Roosevelts presidency, he ventured through the New London City Pier in an effort to travel to see his son and attend the Harvard-Yale Regatta.New Londons Mayor Michael Passero just found out about the ship making a stop at the city pier last night and was excited to see it return to the city.Im glad to see the Sequoia make its way back and its a surprise visit for us and we love to celebrate our history, he said.The boat is on a very large barge under the control of a tug boat and is expected to be at New London City Pier from Wednesday until Saturday.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

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