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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Bomb Threats to SJV in Holmdel, Other Schools Tied to Connecticut X-Box Gamer, Swatting Ring

Bomb Threats to SJV in Holmdel, Other Schools Tied to Connecticut X-Box Gamer, Swatting Ring

A Connecticut man, 21, has been arrested and federally charged for his involvement in a "swatting" ring that affected Monmouth Co. schools.
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.
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.
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.
Windsor Man Sentenced to Prison for Making, Selling Bootlegged DVDs and CDs

Windsor Man Sentenced to Prison for Making, Selling Bootlegged DVDs and CDs

John W. Rice, 41, to serve 18 months in jail for pirating thousands of CDs and DVDs that he said could earn him up to $300,000 annually.
Connecticut State Police Enforcing 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Through Labor Day

Connecticut State Police Enforcing 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign Through Labor Day

State Troopers will be targeting impaired drivers during this month-long campaign.
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.
Windsor's Stacy Pappano Set to Return Home After Battling California Wildfire

Windsor's Stacy Pappano Set to Return Home After Battling California Wildfire

Area firefighters are part of a Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection crew sent to California.
Police Officer Seen Hitting Windsor Man on Video

Police Officer Seen Hitting Windsor Man on Video

A police cruiser dash cam video obtained by The Courant shows an Enfield police officer striking suspect.
Connecticut Priest Accused of Sexual Assault to Appear in Court

Connecticut Priest Accused of Sexual Assault to Appear in Court

Rev. Paul Gotta, who was an administrator of St. Philip in East Windsor, faces seven counts of sexual assault along with firearm charges.
Gas Leak Briefly Evacuates Homes in Windsor

Gas Leak Briefly Evacuates Homes in Windsor

Gas leak was "like a geyser" according to reports early Monday morning near Fox Meadow Lane and Prospect Hill Road.
Man Dies in Single-Car Crash on I-84 in West Hartford

Man Dies in Single-Car Crash on I-84 in West Hartford

Unidentified male driver reportedly struck a guardrail that flipped the car over and ejected the driver from the vehicle early this morning.
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.
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.
Boating Victim Was Greenwich High School Junior from Old Greenwich

Boating Victim Was Greenwich High School Junior from Old Greenwich

Emily Fedorko, 16, was fatally injured when she was struck by a boat propeller while tubing in Long Island Sound.
Police Seek Man That Robbed East Windsor Gas Station

Police Seek Man That Robbed East Windsor Gas Station

The Sunoco gas station on Bridge Street was robbed just before 4 a.m. Thursday morning.
Man Shot with Stun Gun, Arrested While Trying to Push Past Security at Bradley Airport

Man Shot with Stun Gun, Arrested While Trying to Push Past Security at Bradley Airport

Deshommes Flynn, 20, of Arizona allegedly walked past TSA officers and approached the full-body scanner with no intention of stopping.