• Hartford Feb 5

    Police ID Hartford Homicide Victim

    Police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Hartford man as a homicide. Hartford Police responded to Retreat Avenue at 5:44 a.m. to investigate the report of a person in the road who might have been hit by a vehicle. The victim, Cleveland Byfield, of Hartford, had a gunshot wound, police said. He was taken to Hartford Hospital, where he…

  • Hartford Jan 30

    Police ID 2 Men Killed in Separate Shootings in Hartford, Conn.

    Police have identified the two men who were killed in separate shootings in Hartford on Friday night. The shootings took place minutes apart from each other. The first shooting happened shortly before 9:15 p.m. when police were called to Main Street after getting a report of a gunshot victim in the front of the building. When police arrived, they said…

  • racism Jan 26

    Black Woman Quits Vermont Town Board, Citing Bigotry, Her Safety

    A Black member of a Vermont town’s selectboard has resigned, citing safety concerns and “blatant bigotry” she’s experienced in the community. Alicia Barrow sent a resignation letter to the Hartford selectboard on Friday evening. “Though I no longer feel safe nor welcome in a place I have called home for 15 years, I still care very much for the...

  • State Capitol Jan 18

    Law Enforcement Scales Back Presence at State Capitol, Around Hartford

    Connecticut law enforcement agencies were bracing for possible protests at the State Capitol in Hartford this weekend, but have now scaled back their presence after protests failed to materialize. The FBI warned all 50 states to prepare for the potential that those armed protests could turn violent. Extra officers and resources were brought in to help protect the State Capitol…

  • State Capitol Jan 17

    FBI, National Guard and State Police Prepare for Possible Protests at Conn. State Capitol

    Connecticut law enforcement agencies are bracing for protests at the state Capitol this weekend. The FBI is warning all 50 states to prepare for the potential that those armed protests could turn violent. Erring on the side of caution has been the focal point in the days leading up to this weekend with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National...

  • Hartford Jan 7

    One Dead After Shooting Involving Authorities in Hartford

    One person is dead after an exchange of gunfire with authorities on Enfield Street in Hartford on Wednesday morning. State police said troopers were called to Hartford after members of the Safe Streets Task Force, which includes local law enforcement, state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working on an ongoing investigation came into contact with a “known suspect”…

  • Hartford Dec 28, 2020

    Missing Massachusetts Man Found Dead in Burning Vehicle in Hartford

    A man who was found dead in a burning vehicle in Hartford had been reported missing from Massachusetts, according to police. Police found the body of 28-year-old Francisco Ramon, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, when they responded to Shultas Place just before 9 p.m. on Saturday. When police responded, firefighters extinguishing the fire and alerted officers that a person in the vehicle…

  • Hartford Dec 28, 2020

    Officer Shoots Armed Man in Hartford, Conn.: Police

    A police officer shot an armed man who was reportedly acting erratically in Hartford on Saturday night and authorities said the man has died of his injuries. According to a news release from the Chief of Hartford Police Jason Thody, police received a 911 call around 8:56 p.m. Saturday to report an armed man in the area of 25 Gilman…

  • COVID-19 vaccine Dec 14, 2020

    ‘A Time for Hope ‘ US Starts Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

    The United States began its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Hear from health leaders across the country as frontline workers began receiving their vaccinations.

  • Hartford Dec 10, 2020

    Hartford, Conn. Detective Demoted After Suggesting Bet on Year's First Homicide

    A Hartford police detective has been demoted and suspended for 120 days without pay after he allegedly sent a text message suggesting a wager on where the first homicide of 2021 would occur. Officials announced that Detective Jeffrey Placzek’s return to the police department will be contingent on passing a fitness for duty evaluation and completing a restorative justice program….

  • Northern Lights Dec 10, 2020

    Northern Lights Could Be Visible in New England This Week

    A solar flare ejected from the sun on Monday, and since then it’s become clear that what’s called a coronal mass ejection, or a large cloud of energetic particles, was also released and is headed for earth. This coronal mass ejection, or CME, is predicted to arrive later on Wednesday and will initiate what’s called a “geomagnetic storm” —...

  • Hartford Dec 5, 2020

    Hartford, Conn. Police Officer Facing Discipline for Suggesting a Wager on First Homicide

    A Hartford police officer is facing discipline after allegedly sending a text message suggesting a wager on where the first homicide of 2021 would occur, department officials said Friday. Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody said on Friday he learned the officer, a detective in the Major Crimes unit, sent a text proposing the bet to other officers and court officials…

  • Hartford Nov 29, 2020

    2 in Custody After Police Locate Stolen Car From Mass.

    Two people are in custody after officials located a stolen car from Hopkinton, Massachusetts on Saturday night. Police said a stolen Land Rover was found in Hartford with two juveniles at the helm. This led to a foot chase and the two were later taken into police custody. Officials are warning people to lock their cars and take their fobs…

  • Connecticut Nov 18, 2020

    Lawsuit: HUD Perpetuated Racial Segregation in Connecticut

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has perpetuated racial segregation in Connecticut’s capital by failing to help poor Black and Hispanic families living in dilapidated, federally subsidized housing move to better neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, residents allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The complaint was filed in federal court by 10 former residents of three...

  • Hartford Oct 26, 2020

    One Arrested, One at Large After Stolen Amazon Delivery Van Crashes Into Fence in Hartford

    Someone stole an Amazon delivery van as it was making deliveries in Hartford on Friday morning and police found it after the driver crashed into a fence. Police said the white Dodge Ram 2500 van was stolen while making deliveries on Martin Street just after 10:30 a.m. Friday. Police said the driver stepped away momentarily and left the keys in…

  • Attorney Oct 14, 2020

    Man Killed in East Hartford Police Shooting Was Berlin School Psychologist

    A school psychologist at Berlin High School is dead after a domestic violence call in East Hartford led to a police shooting Thursday night and a female victim has life-threatening injuries that police said appeared to be from domestic violence.

  • Hartford Sep 24, 2020

    2 in Custody After Incident That Led to School Lockdowns in Hartford

    Two people are in custody after reports of an armed person in Hartford, which led to lockdowns at two schools, and police have recovered a gun and dozens of rounds of ammunition. Lockdowns were put in place at the Richard J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts and the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy as a precaution because the incident was...

  • Hartford Sep 19, 2020

    Person Shot in Hartford Has Died: Police

    A person who was shot in Hartford on Friday morning has died, according to police. Shotspotter detected 11 gunshots around 11 a.m. Friday in the 200 block of Fairfield Avenue, according to police, and a patrol officer who was on the way to a private duty assignment heard the gunshots, responded to the scene, saw people running and provided aid…

  • Hartford Sep 9, 2020

    Classes to Resume in Hartford Wednesday After Ransomware Attack Postpones First Day of School

    Hartford city officials said a ransomware attack caused an outage of critical systems and forced the city’s first day of school to be postponed. The superintendent confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that classes will resume Wednesday. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said the attacker first gained access to the systems on Thursday, but did not do anything. On Saturday, investigators said...

  • first day of school Sep 8, 2020

    Students in Over 4 Dozen Cities, Towns Across Conn. Head Back to School Today

    Students in over four dozen cities and towns across Connecticut are heading back to school today. In Hartford, students were supposed to start school today. Early this morning, school officials said they were postponing the first day of school after a ransomware virus caused an outage of critical systems. It’s unclear when the new first day of school will...

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