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A Guilford family seeking the release of their dog Simon after more than a year in town custody has taken the battle to federal court with a First Amendment lawsuit against the state, filed Friday. David Young, Simon’s owner, said the dog was in his own yard when he bit a teenage neighbor last...
Police are warning the public of a scam phone call that indicates a family member has been kidnapped and the kidnappers are seeking ransom money. Police on Sunday responded to a West Hartford home after a man called police saying his spouse left to pay individuals who said they had kidnapped his...
Twenty years after Agnieszka Ziemlewski was fatally shot while walking on a popular Farmington trail near the Metropolitan District reservoir, police are making another plea for anyone with information about her killing to come forward. “We want to bring Agnes’ murder to the forefront of people’s...
Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate Republican...
Following a national trend, crime has continued to drop sharply in Connecticut — leading to fewer arrests and a lower prison population. Crime is at its lowest level in more than 50 years, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy predicted Monday that arrests will also drop when the final numbers for 2018 are...
Periodico Identidad Latina
593 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 Directions
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Un puñado de candidatos republicanos de Connecticut se unieron a otros demócratas, pidiendo una investigación de la denuncia que el candidato a la Corte Suprema, Brett Kavanaugh agredió sexualmente a una niña de 15 años en una fiesta de escuela … ... The post Candidatos se manifiestan sobre Kavanaugh appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.
285 Broad St
Hartford, CT 06115 Directions
SOUTHINGTON — For the past several months, Joann and Douglas York have been hosts to a special event every Monday. Starting at 4:30 p.m., right outside of Crystal Bees, you will find dozens gathered together, showing off their classic cars, listening to some good ole 50’s music all for a good cause. “Through our 50/50, a lot of people who do come to our show,” said Joann, “not just my husband and myself, we do a 50/50 every week. We put […]
CROMWELL — Officer Sarah Alicea was a police officer, and an expecting mother who was five months pregnant. When she asked her chief for some light duty accommodations, she realized her police department and her town had never dealt with this before. In 1975, the Town of Cromwell hired its first police officer, and by 1983, the Cromwell Police Department was formed. Today, they are a department of 27 police officers handling over 10,000 calls for service each year. “So, […]
SIMSBURY – As more disturbing details are released surrounding the murder of Melissa Millan, the community is reacting with shock. Millan was stabbed to death on Iron Horse Boulevard in November 2014. Now that an arrest is finally made, flowers and a candle are placed on the pathway to remember who she once was. A top executive at Mass Mutual, Millan was found bleeding to death on the pavement between Phelps Lane and Rotary Park. Four years later, police said […]
Authorities searching for a missing boy in a large North Carolina park are filling the woods with the sound of his parents’ voices, hoping to draw his attention and end a three-day search. Maddox Scott Ritch, a six-year-old with autism who’s described as nonverbal, was last seen Saturday in Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina. On Monday, local, state and federal authorities expanded their search two miles beyond the park’s boundaries, city police said. Maddox’s parents worked with law […]
PRATTVILLE, Ala. – An anonymous 911 call led Alabama investigators to a disturbing case of child abuse Thursday, according to the Autauga County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a Prattville home to investigate the caller’s claim that a child was being abused, and found a 13-year-old boy naked with chains “padlocked” to his ankles. “The chains were attached to a door preventing the juvenile from normal movement,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Subsequent investigation revealed that the […]
1422 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110 Directions
NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for two rounds of thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday.There will be heavy rain across the state Tuesday morning with the rain continuing through the afternoon. Anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected, with locally higher amounts possible. There is also the chance for severe thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening.The thunderstorms will be capable of producing strong damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and very heavy rain. Flooding is possible in some areas. There is also the threat for a tornado.Expect warm and humid condition after the warm front moves through the state. The warmer temperatures will be here in Connecticut for Wednesday. A cold front will move through the state on Wednesday which will lead to a second round of thunderstorm activity.Cooler and more comfortable conditions will filter into the state after the cold front passes. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and 70s to close out the workweek.Stay with the NBC Connecticut First Alert Weather Team for continuous updates of the severe weather threat. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
A man has died after falling from the cliffs at a Suffield quarry.Suffield police said that crews responded to the quarry at Quarry and Phelps roads near the Granby-Suffield line after a passerby called 911. The witness told police they heard a yell and saw a person falling. Rosenstein, Future in Doubt, to Meet With Trump Thursday The victim, who has not been identified, was presumed dead on scene. Police estimate the victim is between 18 to 30 years old.“At this time we don't know if this was a fall, an accidental fall, an intentional act, or anything else so that remains under investigation,” said Capt. Christopher McKee. Trump Leads Aggressive, All-Out GOP Drive to Save Kavanaugh McKee said it is not clear exactly how far the victim fell. Emergency responders used off-road vehicles to reach the victim.“It was a significant drop, it's very treacherous, it's very rocky,” McKee said. He added that is it not unusual to have falls reported in the area. Man, 74, Spent 5 Days Trapped in DC Senior Home After Fire Police said it appears the victim was alone at the time and that the area where he was found is a clearly posted “no trespassing” area.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
Before we head into week four of high school football, week three delivered the exciting finish to top. New London came from behind to beat Killingly in the final minute and the Whalers were all smiles. Though, for the Whalers' new head coach, every day on the field is a reason to be happy.Johnny Burns grew up in the neighborhood next to New London High School. When he was 7 years old, he’d sneak through a hole in the fence to watch the Whalers varsity football games. When he was 10, he’d sneak in to play pickup games. When he was 14, he joined the team. Now, 23 years after graduation, Burns is coming home. Rosenstein, Future in Doubt, to Meet With Trump Thursday "When I walk around the locker room, I walk around and I feel almost ghosts at times,” said Burns. “I can see where my coaches would sit... Places where so many memories are."The decision to take over as New London’s newest football coach didn’t happen quickly and it didn’t happen without sacrifices. Burns gave up a full time job as a social worker and now works as a security officer in the high school. Trump Leads Aggressive, All-Out GOP Drive to Save Kavanaugh "They're kind of in the program as soon as they hit school,” Burns says of starting the school day with his players.His team wouldn't have it any other way. Man, 74, Spent 5 Days Trapped in DC Senior Home After Fire “He won two state championships here so playing for a guy who knows what it’s like to be a whaler,” said Whalers quarterback, Owen George. “He can lead the way so we can learn how to be Whalers just like he was."But this isn't the program burns left when he graduated in 1995.Burns is the third head coach in four seasons. They haven’t won a state title in 10 years. But that desire to win feels just like the old days."You'll probably have to pry me off the field one day,” said Burns. “If I can be the head coach here that helps football mean much more that football, then that's what I'm after here."Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
Court documents released Monday detail the killing of insurance executive Melissa Millan along a jogging path in Simsbury in 2014.Police arrested William Winters Leverett on Sunday, four days after he walked into the Simsbury Police Department and confessed to the crime, according to the arrest warrant application. Rosenstein, Future in Doubt, to Meet With Trump Thursday Leverett, 27, of Windsor Locks, who is a registered sex offender, was charged with one count of murder.Millan was found dead along Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury, about 11 miles northwest of Hartford, on Nov. 20, 2014. She had gone out for a run. Trump Leads Aggressive, All-Out GOP Drive to Save Kavanaugh Millan was stabbed once in the chest.According to the arrest warrant application, Leverett told police that on the night of Millan's death, he returned home from a sex offenders therapy group and felt lonely. He went to walk along the path near Iron Horse Boulevard in hopes of finding someone to talk with. Leverett saw Millan on the running path and said he was immediately attracted to her physical features. Man, 74, Spent 5 Days Trapped in DC Senior Home After Fire Leverett told police he did not know Millan and had never seen her prior to the moment she jogged by him.After seeing her run past him, Leverett got into his vehicle and drove further down the boulevard with the intention of parking his vehicle so he could walk onto the running path to be next to her. He said when he began thinking about a possible interaction with her, he became anxious and realized, "I (Leverett) can't have her" and "she's way out of my league," according to the court documents.Leverett told police that he "was angry" and that his "anger escalated rapidly" then he "went into a frenzy." He said it was at that moment that he decided to confront and attack Millan with the knife he had in his vehicle.After he drove from Iron Horse Boulevard, Leverett told officers that he parked in an adjacent business lot, grabbed the knife and ran eastbound across the street to the running path.As he saw Millan approaching, Leverett said he intentionally ran into her and caused her to stop. He said he immediately stabbed her once in the chest, according to the arrest warrant application. When Millan pushed him away, she caused the knife to be pulled from her chest while he was still holding it. During the push, she fell backwards, over the guardrail and onto the road, the documents said.After she fell into the roadway, Leverett told officers that he ran across the street back to his vehicle and turned around to look at her. He said he could hear her say, "Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God," before she went silent. Leverett told police that he thought, "Oh my God, what have I done?" and then said he was "shaking and crying." He told police he had assumed she died but did not know for sure until he saw the news the following day.According to police documents, Leverett fled the area with the knife and later threw it out of his car window onto a side street in Simsbury. Leverett told police that he retrieved the knife a few days later and discarded it in a trash compactor at his job.Among evidence collected by police were alleged confession letters that Leverett told police he wrote on the night of the crime.They also retrieved a glove from a barn that Leverett told detectives he was wearing when he allegedly committed the crime, the court documents show. He told them it fell in a crevice in the barn and he left it there.DNA testing of the glove showed DNA that likely came from Millan, Leverett and a third unknown person, according to the police arrest warrant application. Millan, who was 54 when she died, was an executive with the MassMutual insurance company in Hartford. The company released the following statement on Friday:"Melissa Millan was an incredible person and outstanding leader, and we were fortunate to have her as a part of our MassMutual family for more than a decade. We are encouraged to learn that there are developments in her case, and continue to keep Melissa and her family in our thoughts."Leverett appeared in Enfield Superior Court on Monday but did not enter a plea. He was held on $2 million bond. The public defender asked that Leverett be put on a mental health watch.Millan's family released the following statement in response to the arrest:"The family, friends and coworkers of Melissa Millan are thankful for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received since Melissa’s death in November 2014. Melissa was a loving mother, a devoted daughter, a witty and compassionate sister, a loyal friend, an intelligent, successful businesswoman and mentor to many. The arrest and arraignment of the suspect brings renewed grief, heartache and the knowledge that justice can never be served for the senseless act that robbed us of Melissa’s beautiful presence."We extend our gratitude to the Simsbury Police Department and other participating law enforcement agencies for all of their work. Now as we confront our individual and collective grief and sorrow, we humbly request respect for our privacy during this difficult and emotional time."Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the date Millan was found. She was found on Nov. 20, 2014.Photo Credit: Simsbury Police Department
Authorities are marking the 20-year anniversary of a Farmington cold case killing with a press conference renewing a call for information Monday.On Sept. 24, 1998, 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski was found shot to death on a trail at the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) Reservoir off Old Mountain Road near the West Hartford-Farmington line. Police said she was shot at close range, and investigators do not believe it was random. Rosenstein, Future in Doubt, to Meet With Trump Thursday Ziemlewski had emigrated from Poland with her family in the 1980s. She was living in an apartment in West Hartford and working at United Health Care in Hartford at the time of her death.Police conducted hundreds of interviews over the years and the State of Connecticut offered a reward of up to $50,000 in the case, but no arrest was ever made. Police said they believe the person remains in the community. Trump Leads Aggressive, All-Out GOP Drive to Save Kavanaugh The Farmington Police Department, Cold Case Unit at the Office of the Chief State's Attorney and other law enforcement agencies continue to investigate. Anyone with information that may be relevant to the case can contact the tip line at 860-673-8266 or email email@example.com. Man, 74, Spent 5 Days Trapped in DC Senior Home After Fire Photo Credit: State of Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice