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A 20-year-old man charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting Friday night told police that the shooting happened after his younger sister's boyfriend tried to pull a gun on him. Jose Laporte and his brother Marcos Montero, 27, were both arraigned in Superior Court in Hartford Tuesday morning.
A woman was tied up but not injured Wednesday afternoon in her apartment on Kaye Vue Drive after an armed man broke into the home through a bathroom window, police said. The suspect, who is described as a heavy set man, broke into the apartment about 1 p.m. through a bathroom window, police said, while a woman inside the apartment was sleeping.
The alert went out to the Trinity community early Thursday afternoon. It tells people to be on the lookout for a 53-year-old woman who may be considered a threat.
A driver was seriously injured in a one-car crash on Route 173, or Willard Avenue, early Thursday, police said. According to police, the crash happened about 4:50 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole.
A body has been discovered in a charred apartment that burned overnight, but it has not been formally identified, said fire officials, family and a friend of the man who lived there. Chris Harker, who lives next to Thomas LaFontaine, said nothing seemed amiss when he last talked to his missing neighbor and friend at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday when LaFontaine was leaving his job as a mover for the day.
A terrible gale lashed Long Island Sound on a winter's night in 1805. Faulkner's Island lighthouse keeper Joseph Griffing woke the next morning to survey the damage and glanced out to the west to Goose Island where he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks.
Families and friends of the 161 Connecticut residents who perished in the attacks on September 11, 2001 gathered for an annual memorial service at Sherwood Island Park in Westport on Tuesday evening. The family of Dianne Bullis Snyder reflects at her marker in Westport at the 9-11 Living Memorial.
The Old Saybrook woman is helping to raise a very important puppy. "He's got a bigger purpose in life," she said.
A lengthy investigation into drug activity at a Burnside Avenue address led to the arrest of four suspects Wednesday, police announced. Keith Mitchell, 26, Luis Alfinez, 23, Jean Carlos Marcano, 25, and Andrew Rivera, 19 were taken into custody on drug charges.
According to Springfield police, the shooting happened shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Police were dispatched to Overlook Drive near Island Pond Road for a man down.
At least two people were injured when a school van hit a pole on Quarry Street Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The crash happened in the area of 90 Quarry St. and involved an EASTCONN van, according to tweets from the Willimantic Fire Department.
State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier and the Connecticut Higher Education Trust are celebrating National College Savings Month this September by offering parents a free CHET college savings starter kit. CHET -- the state's 529 college savings plan - will also host a series of webinars and provide a special goody bag for new babies born in September.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:06 pm
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