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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Farmington Man Turns Himself In Over Car Crash Case

Farmington Man Turns Himself In Over Car Crash Case

He has been arrested and faces charges of manslaughter.
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.
Fast Food Workers Protest Minimum Wage, 13 Arrested

Fast Food Workers Protest Minimum Wage, 13 Arrested

The nation-wide movement spread to Hartford on Thursday.
'Please Come,' Cyclist Stabbing Witness Begs 911

'Please Come,' Cyclist Stabbing Witness Begs 911

Customers inside the Vero Beach McDonald’s tried to save the Connecticut man biking from Maryland to Miami to propose.
No Arrests Will Be Made in Alleged Threat Against President Obama

No Arrests Will Be Made in Alleged Threat Against President Obama

Car linked to alleged threat was found in Hamden, Secret Service determines there wasn't a need to make an arrest after investigation.
Alleged Drunk School Bus Driver Appears in Court

Alleged Drunk School Bus Driver Appears in Court

The Farmington woman was driving 20 children to school when she was arrested.
Stabbing Victim Was Biking from Maryland to Florida to Propose

Stabbing Victim Was Biking from Maryland to Florida to Propose

Police say taking a break at a Vero Beach McDonald’s proved fatal for the Connecticut man.
Black Bear Roaming in Farmington

Black Bear Roaming in Farmington

Police are asking drivers to be cautious of the animal spotted around Route 4.
Connecticut Man Fatally Stabbed at Florida McDonald's

Connecticut Man Fatally Stabbed at Florida McDonald's

The Unionville man was completing a bucket list bicycling trip and was planning to propose to his girlfriend.
Connecticut State Police Hand Out 5,000 Tickets Labor Day Weekend

Connecticut State Police Hand Out 5,000 Tickets Labor Day Weekend

There were 315 accidents, one fatal, and 35 driving while under the influence citations.
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.
Report: Bus Co. Can't Prove It Tested Farmington Driver Charged with DWI

Report: Bus Co. Can't Prove It Tested Farmington Driver Charged with DWI

The Courant reports that the state DMV will cite the bus company because it can't prove it conducted a proficiency test of the driver.
Bus Driver Accused of Driving Drunk with 20 Farmington Students

Bus Driver Accused of Driving Drunk with 20 Farmington Students

The driver, headed to Irving Robbins MS, reportedly had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for commercial-licensed drivers.
Connecticut Mom Passes Out at Bar, Child Found Alone in Car Hours Later

Connecticut Mom Passes Out at Bar, Child Found Alone in Car Hours Later

The child was left unattended in its carseat for more than 5 hours.
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.
Area Firefighters Set to Return Home After Battling California Wildfire

Area Firefighters Set to Return Home After Battling California Wildfire

Firefighters from Berlin, Farmington and Glastonbury are part of a Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection crew sent to California.
DUI, Larceny, Breach of Peace -- Arrests in Farmington

DUI, Larceny, Breach of Peace -- Arrests in Farmington

Arrests made by Farmington Police from Aug. 17 through Aug. 19, 2014.
Larceny, DUI, Possession of Narcotics -- Arrests in Farmington

Larceny, DUI, Possession of Narcotics -- Arrests in Farmington

Arrests as reported by Farmington Police from Aug. 14 through Aug. 16, 2014.
Malloy Signs New Law That Expands Use of Interlocking Devices in DUI Cases

Malloy Signs New Law That Expands Use of Interlocking Devices in DUI Cases

Governor signs bipartisan bill in Fairfield that requires installation of ignition locks after first drunk driving offense.