Foster father faces manslaughter charges in death of teen
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut foster father charged with crashing his vehicle while driving drunk, causing the death of a teenager in his care, is facing more serious charges.
Suspect charged in connection to Connecticut shooting
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Connecticut that left one man dead and another injured.
Man pleads not guilty to assaulting woman later found dead
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who authorities say is a suspect in the death of his ex-girlfriend has pleaded not guilty in connection with an alleged attack on her just two days before...
Mother, 3-year-old seriously injured waiting at bus stop
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Meriden police say they expect to file charges after a car struck and seriously injured a mother and her 3-year-old child, who were waiting for a school bus.
Police mum on response to 911 calls mom made before death
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shortly before Perrie Mason vanished earlier this month, two 911 calls were made from her phone. Dispatchers did not hear anyone on the line and called her back, but still...
Vigil held in for Meriden mother of 2
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Over a hundred people attended a vigil in Meriden for a 31-year-old mother of two whose remains were found last week at an industrial park in Waterbury.
Body identified as missing Meriden mother
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified human remains found in Connecticut as a missing 31-year-old mother of two from Meriden.
Perrie Mason went missing last Saturday. Her remains...
Body found as man named a suspect in woman’s disappearance
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of a Connecticut mother of two say they have found human remains and her ex-fiance is a suspect.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he's nominating Meriden Assistant Superintendent of Schools Miguel Cardona to become the next State Department of Education...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager who escaped a juvenile detention center by dropping 30 feet out of a window has been recaptured and now faces new charges.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's attorney general says thousands of state residents will receive refund checks from third-party electric suppliers following systematic rate notice errors...
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The Unitarian Universalist church in Meriden is holding a celebration and photography show depicting sanctuary life for two immigrants who sought refuge from U.S. Immigration...
Former Fulbright scholar leaves sanctuary after 598 days
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Fulbright scholar who has been fighting deportation to his native Indonesia left the sanctuary of a Connecticut church Friday after 598 days.
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the end of deportation proceedings against a man who has been in sanctuary for almost 600 days (all times local):
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a cyclist has been killed and a driver is facing manslaughter and drugged driving charges.
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut State Police trooper who died of cancer after responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York has been added to the state's police memorial.
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mosque is alleging in a federal lawsuit that its First Amendment right to religious freedom was violated when a city denied its bid to move to a new...
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Trial date set in suit against police over cell death
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A lawsuit against a Connecticut police department filed by the estate of a woman who hanged herself in her holding cell is scheduled to go to trial early next year.
State police focus trooper recruiting efforts on women
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police officials are hoping to increase the number of women among their ranks.
State police recruiters are inviting women interested in becoming state...
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed onto a high school baseball field in Connecticut, injuring two occupants of the aircraft but no one on the ground.
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — State troopers and the American Legion are seeking high school students to participate in this year's State Police Youth Week.
Town considers purchasing private home for flood control
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The city is considering purchasing a Cook Avenue house along Harbor Brook that officials say is needed for ongoing flood control improvements.
Mosque considers appeal of denied permit in Meriden
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mosque that was denied a request to open a new place of worship at a vacant location is considering an appeal.
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Two Connecticut-based investment firms are among the 79 nationwide ordered by federal regulators to repay nearly $125 million to clients over an investigation into whether...
Police investigating series of car fires
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating a series of car fires in Meriden, Connecticut.
Fire crews responded to the first fire at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday and found three vehicles...
Hospital seeks approval for $26 million expansion
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut hospital is seeking state approval for a $26 million expansion project.
The Record-Journal reports that MidState Medical Center in Meriden is proposing...
Workers to protest planned closure of AT&T call centers
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Employees are planning to protest the closure of AT&T call centers in Meriden.
The New Haven Register reports that U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is expected to join...
Play to combine all of Shakespeare single production
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The latest theatrical production by Castle Craig Players brings to the stage all of Shakespeare's plays in one show, resulting in a comedic mashup of dozens of classic...
Man unaccounted for after fire found dead
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man firefighters were searching for after a fire in Connecticut has been found dead.
Sgt. Christopher Fry says the body of 35-year-old Justin Miller was found on a road in Meriden near the home that burned Monday.
Review finds fired police captain secretly recorded officers
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Documents show a former Connecticut police captain who says he was wrongfully terminated has violated department policy by secretly recording other officers.
Supporters of immigrant rally outside Hartford ICE office
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Supporters of a former Fulbright scholar who took sanctuary at a Connecticut church to avoid deportation rallied Friday to call on federal immigration officials to allow him to stay in the U.S.
About 50 people gathered in a light rain for a peaceful demonstration outside the federal courthouse in Hartford, where Immigration and Customs Enforcement has an office.
Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal wrong way crash
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man faces more than two years in prison for his role in a wrong way crash that killed another driver.
Darwin Duchitanga-Quitutuizaca, of Meriden, pleaded no contest to a manslaughter charge and the prosecutor dropped the other charges he faced Tuesday.
Report: Cop charged in pedestrian death distracted by puppy
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer charged with negligent homicide for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian with her SUV told investigators that she was distracted by a puppy in the vehicle.
Meriden police lieutenant dies at 57 after illness
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Meriden police are mourning the death of a 33-year veteran of the force.
The department tells the Record Journal that 57-year-old Lt. Lawrence Guidobono died on Christmas Day after an illness.
Meriden council member charged assaulting judicial marshals
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Meriden city councilor was back inside a courthouse where he was charged with assaulting two judicial marshals during a protest.
Miguel Castro's case was continued until Jan. 15 while officials decide whether it should be moved to another courthouse.
Castro was arrested Dec. 13 during a rally outside the court in support of a local man who was facing deportation.
Police: Councilman assaulted marshals at immigration protest
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut city councilman has been arrested during an immigration protest at a courthouse.
Meriden City Councilman Miguel Castro was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of assault on public safety personnel and first-degree rioting.
Police say Castro was participating in a protest at Meriden Superior Court organized by Unidad Latina en Accion in support of a man arrested by immigration officials.
Meriden looks to restore school resource officers
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The city of Meriden is proposing to return two school resource officers to its middle schools with savings from a retirement incentive program.
The Record-Journal reports the city has allocated over $60,000 to pay for the two officers. The posts had been eliminated months ago after the police budget was cut.
Woman with autism uses artwork for good causes
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Morgan Morenz's first attempt at serious drawing, a Pokémon character at age 11, wasn't as good as she wanted.
But Morenz didn't get discouraged, spending her teen years perfecting her sketching.
"Eventually, I started doing more profound stuff," she said.
Man gets 20 years for sexual assault, child pornography
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who video recorded himself raping a 4-year-old boy has been sentenced to decades in prison.
Scott Thieringer, of Meriden, was sentenced Tuesday in New Haven to 30 years in prison with 20 to serve and 10 years of probation after pleading no contest to charges of first-degree sexual assault and possession of child pornography.
Stefanowski promises trucking firms he’ll oppose tolls
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski on Thursday promised Connecticut's trucking industry that he won't push for highway tolls if he's elected in November.
"I will have your back," the Madison businessman told members of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut on Thursday. "Tolls and taxes, there's been enough of that."
Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Connecticut
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — An armed man who had just gotten out of his moving car in a pharmacy parking lot was injured Thursday night when three officers opened fire on him when he turned toward them, Connecticut State Police said Friday.
The man who was shot, identified as Ryan Holley, 41, of Meriden, was taken to Hartford Hospital with injuries that were described by police as non-life threatening.
Man experiences medical emergency during kayak race, dies
BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say a 60-year-old New Hampshire man died after experiencing a medical emergency during a kayaking race.
The Record Journal of Meriden reports that the man was participating in the race Sunday at Silver Lake in Berlin.
Hayes, Santos differ on many issues at 5th District debate
PROSPECT, Conn. (AP) — In their first debate, the two major party contenders for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District seat gave differing views on everything from President Donald Trump's tax plan to whether the federal minimum wage should be higher.
Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for bar shooting
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a bar shooting that left another man with serious injuries.
The Record-Journal reports that 28-year-old Vincequan Wright was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree assault.
Lamont calls for more rail service, Wi-Fi in commuter trains
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont on Tuesday proposed more frequent trains on Connecticut's commuter rail lines, Wi-Fi service on the new Hartford Line commuter rail system and increased bus service to Bradley International Airport.
The Greenwich businessman also called for the continuation of transit-oriented development as a way to get more cars off the roads, make communities attractive to younger people and ultimately boost economic development.
Teacher charged with having relationship with teen student
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school teacher and swim coach has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a student.
The Record-Journal reports that 29-year-old Michael Cwirka, of Meriden, was released on $75,000 bond after his arraignment Tuesday on charges including second-degree sexual assault.
Survivor of attempted suicide works to spread awareness
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Amanda Atkinson Brooks recalled the many days when, as an adolescent, dark clouds made it impossible to get out of bed and go to school.
Atkinson Brooks, 21, of Wallingford, has been fighting suicidal thoughts since she was a child growing up in Meriden. Her condition baffled her parents, who took her to a pediatrician who in turn referred her to a psychiatrist and prescribed medication but little else, she said.
College student charged with threatening to kill roommate
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A college student in Connecticut has been arrested after police say he chased his roommate with a knife and threatened to kill him.
Hamden police on Wednesday announced Quinnipiac University student Josiah Diaz-Cregan was charged with reckless endangerment, threatening and disorderly conduct.
Authorities say Diaz-Cregan, of Meriden, and his roommate got into an argument Monday shortly before the threatening incident. No injuries were reported.