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Seconds after spark: Fury of Christmas tree fires on display


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven students were on hand for a life lesson.

Their cell phone cameras were rolling as the New Haven Fire Department set up a makeshift living room complete with a dried out Christmas tree, then set it ablaze. 212 more words

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Cleanup continues after New Britain train derailment

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Crews continued to clean up Wednesday after a freight train derailed in New Britain.

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Hate mail sent to West Haven mosque


(WTNH) — Police are investigating a nasty letter that was sent to an Islamic center in West Haven.

It was found Wednesday in the mailbox and turned over to police. 72 more words

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"Why In God's Name Did You Move to Hartford?"

Over Thanksgiving, I paid a visit to an old friend’s parents to field their annual questions on the state of my life. Sipping wine in the kitchen, they smiled proudly while they listened to all of my latest news—quitting my job, ending a relationship, and supporting my writing on savings and credit—until his father asked, “Now remind me, Jamie, where are you living now?” 1,214 more words

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19-year-old killed in Bridgeport hit-and-run

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A 19-year-old has died after he was hit by a car Wednesday night.

Bridgeport police say 19-year-old Ismael Colon of Bridgeport was crossing Washington Avenue at Pequonnock Street when he was hit by a gray or silver SUV. 57 more words

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K-9 Thor Memorial T-Shirt to Benefit Wethersfield, CT Police K9 Unit

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police K-9 Thor died in late November from injuries he got chasing a kidnapping suspect through a wooded area. The German Shepard had been serving his community alongside Wethersfield Officer Nuno Martins for two years. 209 more words

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Tragedies Come in Threes

By April of 2016, people described the town of Branford, CT as weak and fragile—and those people were right. The small town of just 28,000 people had suffered three losses, all from the same graduating class, in just seven months. 997 more words