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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Canton Traffic Stop Racial Profiling Data Report

Canton Traffic Stop Racial Profiling Data Report

Connecticut compiled the information to determine if the state has a racial profiling problem.
ACLU of Connecticut Pushes for Regulated Police Taser Use

ACLU of Connecticut Pushes for Regulated Police Taser Use

Two important laws on police accountability were passed in Connecticut this year.
Accident Causes Traffic Congestion in Canton Near Avon Line

Accident Causes Traffic Congestion in Canton Near Avon Line

The accident was reported around 9 a.m.
CT Firefighters To Be Honored at Recognition Day Ceremony

CT Firefighters To Be Honored at Recognition Day Ceremony

The public is invited to attend a Firefighter Recognition Day ceremony that honors all Connecticut firefighters.
No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

Police were able to locate the suspicious car in Hamden, Conn. on Friday.
Speeding Is Biggest Traffic Killer, CT DOT Says, Mostly Where Limit is 30 MPH or Less

Speeding Is Biggest Traffic Killer, CT DOT Says, Mostly Where Limit is 30 MPH or Less

Most traffic deaths from speeding in Connecticut are on rural roads. The state Department of Transportation focuses its efforts there.
This Weekend's a Killer: Buckle Up

This Weekend's a Killer: Buckle Up

The National Safety Council estimates car accidents will kill 395 people over the 2014 Labor Day weekend.
Report: State Police Looking for Car in Connection with Threat Against President

Report: State Police Looking for Car in Connection with Threat Against President

Law enforcement authorities are looking for a 2014 silver Volkswagen Jetta driven by a man thought to have made a threat against Obama.
A Connecticut Catholic Monsignor Awaiting Sentencing for Running Meth Ring

A Connecticut Catholic Monsignor Awaiting Sentencing for Running Meth Ring

A woman was sentenced for supplying meth for the Connecticut drug ring.
Canton Police Hold Event Saturday to Benefit Special Olympics

Canton Police Hold Event Saturday to Benefit Special Olympics

Cop-on-top event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Canton Police ID Victim of Hit and Run

Canton Police ID Victim of Hit and Run

Victim is in stable condition.
Canton Police Make Arrest in Hit and Run

Canton Police Make Arrest in Hit and Run

Joshua Lacomb, 26, of New Hartford, was charged with evading responsibility.
Pedestrian Struck in Front of Canton High School Tuesday Evening

Pedestrian Struck in Front of Canton High School Tuesday Evening

Simonds Ave. is closed as Canton Police investigate the scene.
Prosecutors Appeal Ruling that Overturned Skakel Conviction in Moxley Murder

Prosecutors Appeal Ruling that Overturned Skakel Conviction in Moxley Murder

The state is seeking to reinstate the 2002 murder conviction of Kennedy nephew Michael Skakel.
[UPDATED] CT National Guard Soldier Who Died in Thursday's Crash in Rye, NY ID'd

[UPDATED] CT National Guard Soldier Who Died in Thursday's Crash in Rye, NY ID'd

Ronald Patterson Jr., 43, of Bridgeport, CT was killed Thursday when the military truck he was traveling in rolled over after a crash on I95
Fatal Accident Involving CT Military Vehicle on I-95S in Rye, NY Causes Injuries, Traffic Nightmare

Fatal Accident Involving CT Military Vehicle on I-95S in Rye, NY Causes Injuries, Traffic Nightmare

The off ramp at Exit 21 in Rye, NY is closed due to a fatal accident involving a CT military vehicle
Canton Tip-a-Firefighter/EMT Scheduled for August 21

Canton Tip-a-Firefighter/EMT Scheduled for August 21

Canton's volunteer firefighters and EMTs are ready to serve hungry patrons on Thursday, August 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Canton Ambulance to Carry New Drug to Reverse Heroin Overdoses

Canton Ambulance to Carry New Drug to Reverse Heroin Overdoses

UCONN Health Emergency Medical Services is partnering with Canton Ambulance to carry a drug that will reduce opiate overdoses.
Canton Volunteer Fire Association Gears Up for Lobster Fest 2014

Canton Volunteer Fire Association Gears Up for Lobster Fest 2014

Mark your calendars for hot drawn butter, lemon slices, meaty lobster and fun on August 15, 16, 17.
Grenade Found Near Body in Canton Condo

Grenade Found Near Body in Canton Condo

Police don't believe the grenade had anything to do with the death of Kent Sears, 67.