Wyoming prison inmate dies
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 71-year-old inmate has died from long-term health issues.
The agency says Leland D. Brown died Thursday at the Regional...
Body found floating in Naugatuck River
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Torrington police have recovered the body of a man from the Naugatuck River.
Police say they were called to Riverside Avenue on Wednesday morning after someone saw...
Wyoming prison inmate dies after lengthy illness
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 53-year-old inmate at a prison in southeast Wyoming has died after a lengthy illness.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections says Lorenzo Montez died at the state's...
Torrington police without routine phone service
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Torrington police say their phone lines are down and are asking the public to refrain from using its emergency phone system for routine calls.
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Paul Bastiaanse shimmied up a 40-foot flagpole last year when part of it squished in his hand. Flagpoles, by design, shouldn't be squishy.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered an attorney to be disbarred after finding he engaged in a sexual relationship with a client.
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is asking a judge for a ruling that would allow it to sell its former Torrington campus.
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of a man who has been imprisoned for more than 30 years for a murder conviction that was overturned last month by the state...
Man dies while swimming in Connecticut lake
MORRIS, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has died after slipping under the surface of a lake where he remained for about an hour before he was pulled out.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's secretary of state will not become a circuit court judge.
Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday he has appointed private-practice attorney and Torrington...
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut man who promised to turn himself in if his wanted poster received 15,000 likes on Facebook has made good on his pledge.
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — An 80-year-old Wyoming inmate who was convicted of murder nearly 40 years after her husband went missing has died.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections says Alice...
Former bus driver sues school board over firing
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut school bus driver has filed a lawsuit against her local school board saying it violated her free speech rights by firing her for comments she made on...
PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people have died in a head-on crash involving a semitrailer in southeastern Kansas.
Television station KAKE reports the crash happened...
Police defend social media deal with fugitive
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut city were still searching Friday for a fugitive who failed to honor an agreement and surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted...
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Facebook fugitive (all times local):
Torrington police are defending the agreement they struck with a fugitive who was supposed to...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police department has reached a deal with a fugitive that would have him surrender if enough people respond to a wanted poster on social media, an agreement...
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Police: 2 people on motorcycle die in Torrington crash
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say two people on a motorcycle have died in a collision with a pair of passenger vehicles.
Torrington police say the motorcycle was traveling...
Connecticut company lays off 135 employees
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut fuel cell maker has announced that it is laying off 135 employees, a move it says will save $11.5 million annually.
Snow storm expected to hit large part of Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Weather Service has upgraded winter weather warnings for Wyoming.
A blizzard warning is now in effect from noon Wednesday to noon Thursday for the...
Survivor of Las Vegas mass shooting sues employer
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who survived the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival says in a lawsuit he was told to "suck it up" and "get over it" after informing his...
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut woman left her 2-month-old baby home alone three times on one day, including for 45 minutes as she went out to grab something to...
Elderly Wyoming prison inmate dies
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — An 81-year-old inmate at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution has died.
The state Corrections Department says Gene T. Wigfield died from a lengthy illness on...
Man sentenced to prison for making machine guns
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for making machine guns and selling them to felons.
Sean Dey, of Torrington, was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage unlawfully in the business of selling firearms and unlawful possession and transfer of a machine gun.
Prosecutors say the 40-year-old man manufactured AK-47-style and AR-style guns, suppressors and other firearms.
Winter festival to feature ice fishing, ice sculpting
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Ice fishing, ice sculpting and winter hikes for the public are planned during Connecticut's annual No Child Left Inside Winter Festival.
The free festivities are scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington.
The No Child Left Inside program is aimed at getting children outside to learn about nature, environmental conservation and preservation.
Man charged in 2015 police shootout agrees to plea deal
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with shooting at police during a 14-hour standoff four years ago has agreed to plead no contest in an agreement with prosecutors.
Timothy Ventry pleaded no contest Tuesday to attempted first-degree assault with a firearm.
The Republican-American reports in exchange the 64-year-old Torrington man is expected to be sentenced to 15 years, suspended after four years behind bars and three years of probation when he returns for a hearing on April 18.
Students leave out hats, scarves for the homeless and needy
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut school are leaving out bright yellow scarves and hats for people experiencing homelessness and those who are in need.
Ainsley Todd, a 12-year-old student at Torrington's St. Peter/St. Francis School, says students also wrote a small message for the people who need the winter clothing during the cold upcoming weekend.
Wyoming inmate, 24, dies of apparent suicide
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old Wyoming inmate died of an apparent suicide.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections says John Manuel Garcia, an inmate at a medium correctional facility in Torrington, died after paramedics took him to a hospital early Wednesday. Investigators have not said how he killed himself.
Garcia was sentenced in Carbon County on Sept. 24 to three to five years in prison for property destruction, a felony.
Second person dies after Torrington house fire
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A man who was rescued from a house fire in Connecticut has died just days after his wife.
Fire officials say 65-year-old John Needham died at a hospital burn unit Wednesday, five days after his 68-year-old wife, Donna Needham, died.
Fire crews were called to the Needhams' home in Torrington Jan. 3 after receiving a report of two people possibly trapped in a burning building.
Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 2 young girls
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young girls and will be sentenced to serve 12 years in prison.
Jose Martinez acknowledged in court Tuesday the state has enough evidence to convict him at trial, pleading guilty under the Alford doctrine to first-degree and second-degree sexual assault.
Officials identify woman who died after house fire
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have identified a woman who died after being rescued from a house fire in Torrington, Connecticut.
Fire officials say 68-year-old Donna Needham died Friday from injuries suffered in the Thursday fire at the home she shared with her 65-year-old husband, John.
John Needham remains hospitalized in critical condition.