State of Emergency: Cleanup Begins After Isaias Kills 1, Knocks Out Power to Over 715,000 in Conn. – NBC Connecticut

Cleanup is underway after Tropical Storm Isaias left widespread damage in Connecticut, killed at least one person and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people in the state on Tuesday. Governor Ned Lamont said Wednesday morning that he is declaring a state of emergency for Connecticut to be able to get in additional …

Isaias Knocks Out Power to More Than 520,000 Statewide; Leaves Damage As It Exits State – NBC Connecticut

Tropical Storm Isaias is moving out of Connecticut Tuesday evening but not before leaving at least 520,000 people in the state without power and numerous trees down.The center of Tropical Storm Isaias is currently located in upstate New York near Albany, but Connecticut received a significant amount of the strongest winds from the southeast side …

Woman Accused of Financially Helping Double Homicide Suspect in Bloomfield – NBC Connecticut

A woman has been arrested after police say she was financially helping a suspect connected to a double homicide in the town of Bloomfield. According to officials, an investigation discovered that the double homicide suspect, Russell Smith, has been receiving ongoing financial assistance from an associate, identified as 48-year-old Shakela Holley. In February, officers arrived at Elizabeth’s …

Police Investigate Double Shooting in New London – NBC Connecticut

Investigators said police found a semi-conscious gunshot victim in the road on Ann Street. He was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries. While police were at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital investigating, authorities said a second man with a gunshot wound came to the hospital for medical care. According to …

Public Utilities Regulatory Authority Tells Eversource to Suspend Rate Increase Amid Investigation – NBC Connecticut

Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is instructing Eversource to suspend price increases and restore prior rates amid an investigation after outrage from customers who saw large increases in their most recent utility bills. PURA notified Connecticut Light and Power, which does business as Eversource, today. This comes after thousands of Eversource customers reached out to …

Court Upholds Alex Jones Sanctions in Sandy Hook Case – NBC Connecticut

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a sanction against Infowars host Alex Jones over an angry outburst on his web show against an attorney for relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, who are suing him for defamation. The families of eight victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, …

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Community Members Petition to Take Down New London’s Christopher Columbus Statue; Recently Vandalized With Paint – NBC Connecticut

As passionate protests for racial equality march on around the country and here in Connecticut, some New London residents are also taking a stand to take down a controversial statue in the city. Thousands of people have signed petitions to remove the Christopher Columbus statue, which is currently covered on its base with red spray …

Connecticut Eases Social Restrictions, Casinos Plan to Open Tomorrow: Governor – NBC Connecticut

The state of Connecticut is easing restrictions on social gatherings that were put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus amid COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont said Friday, and he also announced that the state’s casinos plan to open as early as tomorrow, days earlier than they originally planned. The governor pointed out that …