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  1. Armed Robbery at Newington 7-ElevenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WTNH

    Police were called to 461 New Britain Avenue at 1:46 a.m. The clerk told police that two men, one with a silver hand gun had just robbed the store and fled on foot. The clerk was not injured.


  2. Students from high schools across Connecticut gathered to discuss bullying among their peersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | WTNH

    Teenagers from twenty Connecticut towns gathered in Newington Thursday morning with the goal of stopping bullying and breaking down stereotypes among students. Students are giving their opinions on how to improve the 'climate' in schools, especially as it relates to bad behavior.


  3. Open houses planned for new Connecticut bus laneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | WTNH

    Connecticut transportation officials are holding open houses over the coming weeks to help educate commuters about the new, soon-to-open central Connecticut bus-only corridor. The first open houses for CTfastrak are planned in Hartford on Tuesday at the Hartford Public Library and on Thursday at the Old State House.


  4. CTfastrak, bus-only corridor, to open in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | WTNH

    The state Department of Transportation says the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain will begin operating in late March. The CTfastrak project includes 11 stations in New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford, with buses running every three-to-six minutes during peak commuting hours.


  5. Car accident closes the Berlin Turnpike in NewingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2014 | WTNH

    Police say a vehicle hit a utility pole at 2661 Berlin Turnpike. CL&P are driving to the scene because of wires down on the road.


  6. New housing for veterans coming to ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | WTNH

    The first assisted living community for veterans is coming to Connecticut. Veterans Landing will be an innovative assisted living residence with 103 private apartments for low and moderate-income senior veterans and their spouses.


  7. Newington PD investigating robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | WTNH

    According to police, officers responded to the 7-Eleven on Richard Street shortly before 2 AM for the report of an armed robbery. Two unidentified men entered the store, assaulted the clerk working at the time, and held him in the back room.


  8. Armed heist at Newington gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | WTNH

    Police have arrested a man for allegedly holding up a gas station with a long gun. Anthony Marrero, 27, of Hartford, is charged with a long list of charges, including robbery.


  9. Pedestrian hit along Berlin TurnpikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | WTNH

    A pedestrian who was hit by a car early Wednesday morning along the Berlin Turnpike in Newington is in the hospital with serious head and leg injuries, according to police. The pedestrian, who police say is a male, was hit by a car around midnight in the northbound lane of the Berlin Turnpike not far from Griswoldville Avenue.


  10. Police advise residents of utilities imposter in WethersfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | WTNH

    The Metropolitan District Commission , which provides residential water services for Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor, is advising residents to be cautious of an individual posing as a water company employee and entering residential homes. A male suspect entered a home in Whethersfield on Wednesday through a screen door without knocking.


  11. Exonerated prisoner appointed to parole boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | WTNH

    A Connecticut man who was freed after spending two decades in prison on wrongful murder and rape convictions has been appointed to the state parole board. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed Kenneth Ireland and four others to paid positions on the Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday.


  12. A Fastrak bus, like the one pictured above, caught fire on Founders Bridge in East Hartford.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | WTNH

    Business leaders along the route of the $567 million bus-only corridor in central Connecticut are trying to pump up support for the massive project. The Newington Chamber of Commerce organized a networking meeting on a bus recently, picking up business representatives along the route.


  13. Blumenthal proposes crack down on NFL tax breaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | WTNH

    Should the federal government crack down on the all the business and tax breaks enjoyed by the NFL and other major league sports leagues? That's the question being asked in Washington and here in Connecticut in the aftermath of the the domestic violence scandal in the NFL. "Something needs to happen, it's not working the way it is," said Renee Peloquin of Newington, when asked about this Monday.


  14. Surveillance photo released by Newington Police Department.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | WTNH

    Police in Newington are looking for the person who broke into a car at the gym, stole a woman's purse and then used her credit card at a McDonalds. It happened on September 11 in the ten minutes between 5:30pm.m and 5:40p.m. Police say the suspect smashed out the right rear window of a Nissan SUV that was parked in the Planet Fitness on the Berlin Turnpike.


  15. Manslaughter charges filed in crash that killed twoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | WTNH

    A Farmington man is charged with manslaughter and other crimes related to a January crash in Newington that left two people dead. The deadly crash, happened on January 19, 2014, on Willard Ave. in Newington , when two cars collided head on.


  16. Newington crash leaves one deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2014 | WTNH

    Four occupants of the three vehicles were taken to Hartford Hospital by ambulance, and one later died, police said.


  17. Police: Berlin storeowner asked teen boy for nude photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | WTNH

    A man is arrested and charged with risk of injury to a minor for allegedly asking a 15-year-old male for nude photos in exchange for candy or $100.


  18. Traffic stop leads to heroin, gun bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | WTNH

    On July 15, 2014 a Newington police officer stopped 38-year-old Angel Caballero of Meriden.


  19. Inmate kept behind bars longer due to trial mistakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2014 | WTNH

    Brushaun Thompson never shies away from what he calls his past mistakes. He is a felon.


  20. Report: Wait times for veterans at VA hospitals have tripledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2014 | WTNH

    A new report appears to show that there are three times as many veterans waiting for medical appointments at Connecticut's VA facilities than was originally reported.


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