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Officials: Gang members killed 3, caught with drugs and guns

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Members and associates of a Waterbury gang are accused of committing three murders, eight attempted murders, assaults, and drug and gun crimes over the past four years, according to federal grant jury indictments announced Friday. Federal and...

Man found shot to death in car parked in Waterbury driveway

Sep. 11, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn (AP) — A man was found shot to death inside a car in Waterbury, police said. The victim was found in a car parked in a driveway on South View Street at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Waterbury police said. The 39-year-old man had suffered...

Gun rights group sues police agencies over permit delays

Aug. 31, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A gun rights group and four citizens have sued the police chiefs of four Connecticut cities claiming officials have effectively ended the ability of residents to get gun permits by intentionally and illegally slowing the licensing process by several months. ...

Remains of WWII soldier found in Germany are identified

Aug. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Human remains found in a cemetery in Belgium have been identified as those of a U.S. Army sergeant from Connecticut who went missing in Germany during World War II, U.S. officials announced Thursday. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said...

Man arrested for filming police station sues officers

Aug. 24, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Waterbury police sergeants were sued Tuesday by a man who says he was illegally arrested and detained for filming the exterior of the city's police station. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut filed the lawsuit in federal court...

Waterbury police say homicide possibly tied to dog shooting

Aug. 24, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A man was shot to death in Waterbury, and police are investigating whether the fatal shooting was connected to a shooting that injured a dog at around the same time. Officers responding to a report of shots fired shortly after 3 p.m. Monday found...

Vermont's Canada goose hunting season opens Sept. 1

Aug. 22, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Canada goose hunting season takes place next month to help control the population of the birds, according to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The statewide season runs Sept. 1 through Sept. 25, and happens before the arrival...

Small plane forced to belly land at Waterbury airport

Aug. 07, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A single-engine plan was damaged Saturday when it skidded to a landing on its belly at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. State police said nobody was injured in the accident Saturday morning. The plane was attempting to land when...

Outbreak at Vermont day camp, masks return to NH campuses

Aug. 07, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

Coronavirus developments across New England: CONNECTICUT Connecticut has become the the latest state to mandate that workers in nursing homes be vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday directed an executive order...

Lamont wants legislature to be involved in COVID decisions

Aug. 03, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday he would welcome a special legislative session to decide how to respond to the latest wave of the pandemic in Connecticut. Lamont's latest set of executive orders, including one dictating masks in public schools,...