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Cookout for the homeless held in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A cookout for the homeless was held Saturday in New Haven and dozens of volunteers were on hand to help out. 127 more words


Charlotte police release body and dashboard camera footage of fatal shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. 700 more words


New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country’s first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone “walk away that much more in love” with their country. 918 more words


20-year-old killed in Windham crash

(WTNH) — A 20-year-old was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Windham Friday night.

According to Connecticut State Police, 20-year-old Carlos Junior Yantin of Willimantic was a passenger in a car driving on Beacon Road in Windham just before 11 p.m. 44 more words


Clinton postpones visit to Charlotte after mayor's request

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday that the police video of the fatal shooting of a black man by Charlotte police should be released immediately as she announced and then abruptly postponed plans to make a pre-debate visit to the embattled North Carolina city. 341 more words


Two pedestrians hit by car in New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Three people have been hospitalized after an accident in New London on Friday evening.

According to New London police, around 5:50 p.m., police and fire were called to Eugene O’Neill Drive at Golden Street for a reported accident that left pedestrians injured. 145 more words


Illegal ATV riding destroying state parks

STAFFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — It is a beautiful day to be out in one of Connecticut’s 32 forests. But illegal cutting has marred state land and it is so common, no park has been left untouched. 219 more words