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Hartford Courant

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Sheriff: Deputies to begin carrying rifles on school grounds; teens storm Florida CapitolWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:46:00 PST

The sheriff of the Florida county where a shooter killed 17 people at a high school last week has ordered all deputies who qualify to begin carrying rifles on school grounds. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Wednesday that the rifles will be locked in a patrol car when...

Poll: Still No Clear Leader in CT Governor's RaceWed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:00 PST

With less than nine months before Election Day, a new poll shows there is still no clear front runner in the crowded race to be Connecticut’s next governor. The poll, by a Hartford-based public affairs and lobbying firm, says that 26 percent chose the generic “Democratic candidate’’ for governor...

Sandy Hook Families Meet With Trump On School ShootingsWed, 21 Feb 2018 16:10:00 PST

At an emotional discussion on school shootings at the White House Wednesday two parents who lost their first-graders in the Sandy Hook massacre pressed President Donald Trump to address the issue before more schoolchildren are killed. “After Sandy Hook they said we wouldn’t let this happen again...

‘I am not a crisis actor’: Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theoristsWed, 21 Feb 2018 13:22:00 PST

Welcome, Parkland shooting survivors, to the ugly world of politics in 2018. In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience...

'I am not a crisis actor': Florida teens fire back at right-wing conspiracy theoristsWed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:00 PST

Welcome, Parkland shooting survivors, to the ugly world of politics in 2018. In the aftermath of last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience...

Periodico Identidad Latina

Periodico Identidad Latina

593 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105directionsDirections
(860) 231-9991

Black Panther: El segundo mejor estrenoWed, 21 Feb 2018 14:54:18 +0000

– “Black Panther”, la nueva cinta de superhéroes de Marvel y Disney, registró en EE.UU. el segundo mejor estreno de la historia en cuatro días -contando las cifras del lunes festivo- con 241,96 millones de dólares, informó la web especializada … ... The post Black Panther: El segundo mejor estreno appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

ECUADOR: Una plataforma digital de turismoWed, 21 Feb 2018 14:47:12 +0000

– El Municipio de Quito presenta hoy una plataforma digital de turismo a fin de atraer más visitantes a la ciudad, cuyo centro histórico es Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad desde 1978. Verónica Sevilla, directora de la empresa municipal Quito … ... The post ECUADOR: Una plataforma digital de turismo appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

CT: Buscan cambio en tarifas en transporteWed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:35 +0000

El Departamento de Transporte de Connecticut llevará a cabo audiencias públicas sobre los aumentos propuestos en las tarifas de transporte público para los servicios de autobuses, trenes y el servicio paratránsito de la Ley de Discapacidades estadounidense (ADA, por sus … ... The post CT: Buscan cambio en tarifas en transporte appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

Noruega: Gana el oro en patinaje de velocidadWed, 21 Feb 2018 14:44:20 +0000

– El triunfo de Havard Bokko, Simen Spieler Nilsen y Sverre Lunde Pedersen en la prueba masculina de persecución de patinaje de velocidad consolida a Noruega como líder del medallero en los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de PyeongChang (Corea del … ... The post Noruega: Gana el oro en patinaje de velocidad appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

FÚTBOL: El Barça se acerca a cuartosWed, 21 Feb 2018 14:40:36 +0000

– Lo que no le llega con el fútbol, el Barça de Valverde lo consigue a base de resultados como el conseguido anoche en Stamford Bridge, donde cazó un empate que le abre las puertas de los cuartos, en un … ... The post FÚTBOL: El Barça se acerca a cuartos appeared first on Periodico Identidad Latina.

WFSB

WFSB

333 Captial Blvd
Rocky Hill, CT 06067directionsDirections
(860) 728-3333

WTIC-FOX 61

WTIC-FOX 61

285 Broad St
Hartford, CT 06115directionsDirections
(860) 527-6161

Facial recognition technology developed at Univ. of Bridgeport could help keep schools safeThu, 22 Feb 2018 03:12:14 +0000

BRIDGEPORT —  Many innovative businesses were nurtured by the University of Bridgeport’s hi-tech business incubator, including one that is a partnership between the University and a company that specializes in digital forensics, which is coming together at the right time. Be it at schools or businesses, improved response times by first responders is paramount. The developers of FaceChecks facial recognition software believe they can help. “If you’re able to identify someone that’s entering campus or trying to enter campus and […]

Father, daughter charged after assault rifles, 66,000 rounds of ammunition were found in homeThu, 22 Feb 2018 02:39:01 +0000

CALIFORNIA —  A father and daughter have been charged with having an illegal collection of weapons, including more than a dozen assault rifles, according to KTLA. Police arrested Steven David Ponder, 57, and Riley Elizabeth Ponder, 27, at Steven’s home following a raid. KTLA said Ponder is banned from owning a gun because of his previous felony convictions. State Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms found 28 firearms and 66,000 rounds of ammunition. The collections included: 13 AR-15-style rifles 11 “ghost […]

California couple accused of molesting 5-year-old son may have sexually abused their dogsThu, 22 Feb 2018 02:06:47 +0000

VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A California couple accused of sexually abusing their then 5-year-old son may also have committed sexual acts on their dogs, officials officials announced Wednesday. An investigation began in August 2013 when the victim disclosed that he was sexually abused by his parents, Roy Ling, 35, and Sara Wilson, 32. At the time, however, the victim and his parents were transients. Details about the alleged abuse were not provided Wednesday. The investigation continued in March 2014, but the […]

Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defenseThu, 22 Feb 2018 02:01:40 +0000

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by six women should be rejected because the alleged assaults took place too long ago and they failed to offer facts to support claims of racketeering. The lawsuit, which could potentially […]

Inappropriate message calls for police presence at Sheehan High SchoolThu, 22 Feb 2018 01:56:45 +0000

WALLINGFORD —  Following an inappropriate message that was found on a classroom whiteboard, police will be on high alert Thursday. In an email sent out to parents, Sheehan Principal Rosemary Duthie said they were informed of comments circulating among students. An investigation was then conducted with Wallingford Police Department to determine the origin of the message and validity of the comments. Duthie said “Based on our current findings, there does not appear to be any reason for concern.”   “We will continue to […]

WVIT

WVIT

1422 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110directionsDirections
(860) 521-3030

Essex Deaths Were Murder-Suicide: Police Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:50:06 -0500

State people have identified the two people who were found dead inside an Essex home on Tuesday afternoon and said the case is a murder-suicide.Connecticut State Police responded to the home on Prospect Street around 1:30 p.m. to conduct a well-being check and troopers found 72-year-old Susan Barron and 72-year-old Joseph Reifer dead inside the home. Who Runs Team USA? Women The officer of the medical examiner determined that Barron was shot and killed and Reifer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.This incident remains under investigation. Cemetery Worker Trapped in Open Grave by Accidental Fall Barron and Reifer both lived in the home. Reifer would have turned 73 on Thursday, according to the news release from state police. Colorado Congressman Booed as People Demand Action on Guns Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

Temperature Breaks Record HighsWed, 21 Feb 2018 21:12:27 -0500

There is a new record high temperature for Connecticut for February, and actually for the entire winter season.The temperature reached 77 degrees at Bradley Airport on Wednesday.  Not only is that the warmest temperature ever recorded in February, it's also the highest temperature ever recorded during meteorological winter.  Meteorological winter is defined as December 1 through the end of February. Mavs Launch Probe After Allegations of Workplace Misconduct The previous daily high-temperature record at Bradley International Airport was 63. As of 1:30 p.m. Bradley had reached a temperature of 73, the all-time record for the month of February. Then it got warmer.While inland areas saw temperatures in the 70s, some shoreline communities were held to temperatures in the 40s and 50s thanks to influence from Long Island Sound and a fog bank that never really burned off.  Fla. Political Aide Fired For Parkland 'Crisis Actor' Claim Weather records in the Hartford area are recorded at Bradley International Airport and go back to 1905.It's quite unusual to experience temperatures in the 70s in the month of February.  US Fighter Jet Dumps Fuel Tanks Near Fishermen in Japan Lake In fact, it has only occurred a total of five times. Wednesday made it the sixth occurrence in the past 113 years. Three out of the six times will have occurred within the last three years. Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Rain on Thursday Gradually Mixes With Sleet and SnowWed, 21 Feb 2018 22:13:21 -0500

NBC Connecticut meteorologists say we're in for a little bit of everything on Thursday following record-breaking warmth on Wednesday. Rain will develop on Thursday morning and gradually mix with sleet and snow. Temperatures will drop through the 30s and some accumulations is possible in parts of the state. Who Runs Team USA? Women We could see 1”-3” of snow in the hilltowns on Litchfield County with icy roads developing by midday and afternoon.A coating or even a bit more is possible in the valley locations around Hartford. Most of the accumulation will be on grassy surfaces but some slick spots late in the day may also be possible. Cemetery Worker Trapped in Open Grave by Accidental Fall Thursday night will have partial clearing with temperatures low in the 20s.Residents waking up on Friday morning will see cloudy skies with a bit of mix going to rain into the afternoons. Temperatures will be high in the 30s. Colorado Congressman Booed as People Demand Action on Guns Saturday will be a bit warmer with high in the 50s and clouds with some sun. Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

Hartford Receives $100,000 Grant for Children Safety PlanWed, 21 Feb 2018 21:54:56 -0500

The City of Hartford is receiving up to $100,000 in grant money to refine a plan that would use ShotSpotter technology help to identify and treat children who are exposed to gun violence and associated trauma.The grant is a result of the city’s participation in Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, where more than 320 cities around the country competed. The challenge asked mayors to propose bold, inventive solutions to the toughest problems cities face. Who Runs Team USA? Women On Wednesday morning Mayor Luke Bronin announced Hartford had been selected as one of 35 national finalists."In communities all across the country, young people are being exposed to gun violence at incredibly distressing rates and that is true right here in the city of Hartford," Bronin said. Cemetery Worker Trapped in Open Grave by Accidental Fall According to the mayor, last year there were over 100 shootings confirmed throughout the city meaning many more children in the proximity were exposed to the violence."Whether it is mental health challenges or poor performance in school there are so many ways that are well documented that exposure to trauma can affect a child's growth and development," Bronin said. Colorado Congressman Booed as People Demand Action on Guns ShotSpotter is an acoustic detection system that covers all residential neighborhoods in Hartford.Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley said the technology has improved the way they police crime, bringing them within a foot of the incident."What we learned is 80 percent of the shootings that occur in the city never got reported, where before ShotSpotter we were only getting 20 percent of the shootings," Foley said.Hartford Police Chief David Rosado said this is an opportunity to balance those crime-solving advancements with bettering the community."We are proud to leverage our technology that we have to make sure we identify children that are at risk," Rosado said.How exactly children will be identified and treated is still being discussed. Bronin said directly communicating the ShotSpotter results to early learning centers and schools in the vicinity could be an option.In October, four cities will receive $1 million awards and one will receive a grand prize of $5 million to put their final proposals into practice.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut

Man Killed Off-Duty Md. Officer Who Helped Woman in Domestic DisputeWed, 21 Feb 2018 22:06:09 -0500

An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was killed Wednesday morning after a neighbor being threatened by her estranged husband asked for the officer's help and the man shot him, police say. The alleged attacker, 37-year-old Glenn Tyndell, also was killed. Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin lost his life helping the woman as he was off duty in his own neighborhood, Chief Hank Stawinski said at a news conference. "He saved her life by giving his own," Stawinski said. "A gutless coward took the life of a very important member of our community," Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said, her voice raised in anger. "Officer Ramzziddin gave his life trying to save the life of another," she continued. Ramzziddin was a Marine Corps veteran, a father of four and his mother's only son, officials said. He served on the Prince George's County police force for 14 years. He was 51. Tyndell, of Largo, had a protective order against him and was due in court for an emergency hearing on Wednesday, sources tell News4 and court records show. He had a history of domestic violence, Stawinski said."There does appear to be a history of domestic incidents, and they span multiple jurisdictions," the police chief said.Tyndell had three open warrants for assault. Court records show he was arrested for violating a protective order in March 2013 and arrested for assault in September 2010.He worked for Metro as a mechanic, police said. A neighbor went to Ramzziddin for help after her estranged husband threatened her outside her home on Chadsey Lane about 10:20 a.m., police said. Ramzziddin immediately responded to the woman's plea. "Shortly thereafter, he found himself in a confrontation with a man armed with a shotgun," Stawinski said. The man shot and killed Ramzziddin, Stawinski said. Police later identified that man as Tyndell.A witness driving past said he heard more than 10 shots. "It was a scary, scary situation," he said. Tyndell left the scene in a black SUV. A short time later, Charles County sheriff's deputies saw him on Berry Road and began to pursue him. The chase led back into Prince George's County, where additional officers assisted. On Indian Head Highway at Old Fort Road in Fort Washington, about 10 miles from where Ramzziddin was shot, Tyndell jumped out of the SUV and shot at the officers. The officers shot back, and Tyndell was fatally wounded. No other officers were hurt. Tyndell's estranged wife also was not hurt. Tyndell had children of his own, his father, James Tyndell told News4. They are 11, 8 and 6, their grandfather said.James Tyndell argued that people in his son's life had provided false information about him to police. Officials said they were heartbroken by Ramzziddin's death."With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers," the department said on Twitter earlier Wednesday. Neighbors also said they were shaken by the crime. “I’m a retired officer myself who has also been in the line of fire," one woman said, near tears. "This hits pretty hard for me to know that one of my fellow brothers have been killed." Many officers on foot, in squad cars and on motorcycles responded to the shooting scene, Chopper4 footage showed. Several roads in the area were shut down. As Ramzziddin's body was taken via ambulance to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore, first responders lined highways to salute and honor him. Less than two years have passed since  the last time a Prince George's County police officer was killed.Officer Jacai Colson was killed outside the District III police station in Palmer Park on March 13, 2016. A fellow officer accidentally shot him during a chaotic shootout.Michael Ford opened fire on officers as his brothers used their cellphones to record video of the gunfight. Ford told his brothers to send video of the attack on the police station to the entertainment website WorldStarHipHop.com, prosecutors said. Ford's brothers pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting. His trial is pending. More officers were shot and killed in 2017 after they responded to domestic disturbances than were shot in the line of duty in any other circumstance, according to data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.Seven of the 128 officers who died on the job last year were shot as they responded to domestic disturbance reports."As most law enforcement officers have been informed during their training or know intuitively from working the streets ... domestic dispute calls or intra-family offenses were the most dangerous type of call for the responding officers," a report from the organization says.In the D.C. area, Prince William County Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed on Feb. 17, 2016, her first day on the job, as she responded to a domestic violence call. Two other officers were hurt. "Any officer realizes your next call could be your last," Guindon's uncle Mark Guindon previously told News4.Over the course of Ramzziddin's career, he was assigned to District III, District IV, the Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement Unit and the Gang Unit. He was part of the Harbor Unit when he was killed. Ramzziddin's funeral is set to be scheduled soon.Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story. Photo Credit: Prince George's County Police Department/NBC This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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