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Connecticut to hold first statewide gun buyback campaign

Oct. 15, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Multiple police departments across Connecticut on Saturday will be providing gift certificates to people who bring in unwanted, operable guns as part of a new statewide campaign organizers plan to hold annually. Events for the first coordinated,...

Murder charge for husband who fled after wife's homicide

Oct. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was found by police in a New York City homeless shelter was charged Thursday with murder in the bludgeoning death of his wife. Robert Faison, 45, of West Haven, had disappeared after his 42-year-old wife, Lindsey Hopkins,...

Police: Man killed on Fryeburg fairgrounds

Oct. 13, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man was stabbed to death early Wednesday on the fairgrounds of the Fryeburg Fair, and another Connecticut man was charged in his death, police said. Police arrived at the fairgrounds to find Anderson Gomes, 28, of Waterbury,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 01, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

Boston Globe. October 1, 2021. Editorial: Diverse public boards are better public boards Massachusetts has to get its own house in order before it starts tinkering with corporate boards. Women may “hold up half the sky,” as...

Officer ruled justified in shooting that wounded colleague

Sep. 30, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who accidentally wounded a colleague while shooting at a stolen sport utility vehicle last December was justified in opening fire, according to a state prosecutor's report released Thursday Waterbury officer Garrett...

14-year-old fatally stabbed in Waterbury, suspect arrested

Sep. 30, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A teenager has been fatally stabbed in Waterbury and a 27-year-old man faces a murder charge in his death, police said. A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest during a fight on Colonial Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Waterbury police...

Arrests made in shootings that left 10-year-old injured

Sep. 28, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WATURBURY, Conn. (AP) — Waterbury police have made four arrests in a pair of shootings Thursday that left three people injured, including a 10-year-old boy. Two men, ages 21 and 18, both face charges in the shootings, which Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo said are...

2 injured in Waterbury shooting, including a 10-year-old

Sep. 24, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A man and a 10-year-old child were injured in a shooting in Waterbury, police said. Officers responded to a report of a shooting near Congress Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the Waterbury Police Department said in a news release. ...

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...