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  • lightning strike Jul 14

    Classic Cars Among Losses from Vt. Fire Blamed on Lightning Strike

    Fire officials in Hartford, Vermont, believe a Tuesday morning lightning strike is to blame for a fire that wiped out a building housing several businesses and a man’s prized car collection. “This is just a loss,” Toby Jasmin said of his 1966 Corvette, which was destroyed in the fire early Tuesday morning. “It was a nice car.” The flames tore…

  • lightning strike Jul 14

    Fire Destroys Vt. Business Space, Classic Cars

    A lightning strike is believed to have caused an early morning fire in Hartford, Vermont, that destroyed a building housing several businesses and one man’s prized car collection.

  • Hartford Jun 29

    Crews Remove Christopher Columbus Statue in Hartford

    Crews have removed a statue of Christopher Columbus in Hartford on Monday morning. The statue is located on Lafayette Street and was donated to the City of Hartford by Italian-American citizens. It was unveiled and dedicated on Columbus Day in 1926, according to the Hartford Preservation Alliance. Over the past several days, a city official said there were conversations with…

  • Hartford Jun 17

    11-Day-Old Baby, Mom Missing From Hartford; Baby's Dad Cooperating With Investigators

    Silver Alerts have been issued for an 11-day-old baby and her mother who are missing from Hartford and police said communication with the mother is active. The baby’s dad was wanted for questioning, according to police. He is now in custody and is fully cooperating with the investigation, according to a Tweet from Hartford Police. Hartford Police said 11-day-old...

  • George Floyd Jun 2

    Protesters Block I-84 in Hartford, Continue Call for Justice for George Floyd

    A group of peaceful protesters blocked traffic on Interstate 84 in Hartford Monday, calling for justice for George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for several minutes. A video that showed Floyd, 46, begging for air as a police officer was seen kneeling on his…

  • George Floyd Jun 1

    Protesters Close Highways Down Across the State; Rallies Push for Change, Call for Justice

    Multiple rallies across Connecticut are pushing for change and are calling for justice following the death of George Floyd and protesters have closed down several highways throughout the state on Sunday. The rallies and protests come less than a week after the death of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white officer knelt on his...

  • Hartford May 6

    Gov. Lamont to Honor Nurses at Ceremony Outside of Hartford Hospital

    Governor Ned Lamont is honoring nurses at a ceremony outside of Hartford Hospital on Wednesday. Lamont will commemorate National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week at the ceremony. The ceremony is also expected to honor nurses for their service to our communities. The event is expected to begin at 11:45 a.m.

  • Hartford Mar 11

    Woman Started Fatal Conn. Apartment Fire With Flaming Hand Sanitizer: Police

    The woman accused of starting the fatal fire that ripped through a Hartford apartment building early Sunday morning lit a bottle of hand sanitizer on fire and threw it at her girlfriend during a domestic altercation, according to Hartford police. The fire spread from there throughout the upper floors of the building. Police arrested Destiny Waite, 28, in the hours…

  • coronavirus Mar 10

    Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade Will Not Happen This Weekend Amid Coronavirus Concerns

    The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hartford will not take place this weekend and city officials will determine whether the parade, or another celebration, can be rescheduled for later this year. This comes amid concerns about coronavirus. The parade was scheduled for Saturday, March 14.  “As you can imagine, we did not take this decision lightly. This was a...

  • Hartford Mar 9

    Woman Arrested for Arson in Connection to Deadly Hartford Apartment Fire

    Hartford police have arrested a woman for arson in connection to an apartment building fire that killed one person and injured dozens of others on Sunday morning. Members of the Connecticut State Police Arson Unit and Hartford Fire Marshall’s Office determined the origin, cause and method of the fire. Investigators said they secured an arrest warrant for 28-year-old Destiny...

  • Hartford Mar 9

    1 Dead, Dozens Rescued From Fire at Hartford Apartment Building

    One person has died after a fire in a Hartford apartment building and more than 45 people were rescued early Sunday morning. The fire was first reported at the 5-story Charter Oak Place building at 1:19 a.m., according to Hartford Fire Chief James Errickson. Once emergency crews arrived, a second and third alarm were called due to the severity of…

  • Hartford Feb 26

    Car Crashes Into Home in Hartford

    Hartford police are investigating after a driver crashed their car into a home Wednesday morning. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. at a home on Zion Street. According to officials, no one inside the home was injured. No word yet on injuries regarding the operator of the vehicle. There has been no confirmation on what may have caused the accident….

  • Hartford Feb 26

    Riverfront Recapture to End Annual July Fireworks Display in Hartford

    The fireworks display that was supposed to take place in July at Riverfront Recapture in Hartford will not happen. Riverfront Recapture posted on its website that the annual display will no longer take place. “This constantly evolving event has grown in attendance and exceeds the capacity of our parks. We are disappointed as this is one of our most popular…

  • Hartford Feb 20

    Two Charged With Murder at Hartford Motel in January

    Police have arrested two men suspected in the murder of of a 23-year-old man who was found at a motel in Hartford on Jan. 12. Officers received a 911 call from the Super 8 Motel on West Service Road around 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 12 from someone who said there was an unresponsive person in one of the rooms of…

  • Hartford Feb 19

    Car Lands on Its Roof in Hartford

    A car overturned at Park and Affleck streets in Hartford on Wednesday morning. The car flipped onto the roof, but no injuries are reported, according to police. A photo from the scene shows a pole broken in half. Police said it was a slow-speed single vehicle crash.

  • connecticut politics Feb 19

    Public Hearing Underway About Vaccination Exemptions

    Hundreds of people are at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford as lawmakers hold a public hearing on a controversial bill. The bill would eliminate the state’s religious exemptions for certain vaccines for public school students. It would only allow exemptions on school vaccination requirements for medical reasons. Some who oppose the bill say the state should not be...

  • Hartford Feb 17

    1 Dead, 4 Injured After Shooting Inside Hartford Nightclub

    One person has died and four others are injured after a shooting inside a Hartford nightclub early Sunday morning. The shots rang out around 1:30 a.m. inside the Majestic Lounge on Franklin Avenue after an argument between a group of people. Two police officers who were outside the nightclub, rushed inside after hearing the shots and attempted life-saving measures on…

  • Hartford Feb 5

    Police ID Man Killed in Hartford Stabbing

    A man is dead after a stabbing in Hartford Monday, according to police. Police said they were called to 286 Bellevue St. around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a man down in the building’s hallway. When they arrived they found the victim, later identified as 52-year-old Francisco Aponte, suffering from apparent stab wounds. Aponte was taken to Saint Francis…

  • Jennifer Dulos Jan 31

    Missing for 8 Months: Timeline of Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos

    Here is a look at a timeline of events on the investigation into Jennifer Dulos’s disappearance.

  • Hartford Jan 28

    Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze in Hartford

    Crews have spent hours battling a large fire at Central Auto & Transport on Maxim Road in Hartford Tuesday morning that closed Hartford-Brainard Airport as well as an MDC office. The fire department received the initial call reporting the fire around 5:30 a.m. and they called for a second alarm around 15 minutes later. Large fireballs were visible after the…

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