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    SPRAGUE SHOOTING VICTIM ID A shooting in the town of Sprague just before midnight Thursday has taken the life of a male victim. Police responded to a report of a disturbance at 1 Bay Street, found 31-year old Steven DeVost who lives there, and transported him to Backus Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at 860-896-3230. WHITING NURSE FILES FOR PENSION HARTFORD,  More »

    MAN SHOT DEAD A man was shot to death last night in Sprague. State police say the disturbance occurred just before midnight at 1 Bay Street. Police say there is no threat to the public but they continue to investigate. If you know anything about the incident, authorities are asking you call or text detectives. The man’s body has been taken to the chief medical examiner who will determine an exact cause of death.  More »

    CALLS FOR TOUGHER GUN LAWS ON SANDY HOOK ANNIVERSARY Connecticut’s Congressional delegation is among those noting today’s fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings in Newtown. Senator Richard Blumenthal says Washington’s inaction on tighter background checks for firearms purchases despite an increasing number of deadly shootings in the U-S is inexcusable. He says the rest of the world is waiting to see what America will do. Blumenthal says gun violence in the U.S.  More »

    COP SUSPENDED Officials of the New London Police Department have suspended one of their officers for excessive use of force. Officer Deana Nott could be suspended for up to seven days. Police launched an internal affairs investigation into Nott because she allegedly struck a handcuffed man in the face in June 2016. Nott has been with the city department for more than 17 years. CASINO FINED Pennsylvania gaming regulators Wednesday levied one-million-dollars in fines against the operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre,  More »

    SHOOTING IS A HOMICIDE A fatal shooting over the weekend in New London has been ruled a homicide. The state office of the chief medical examiner says 21-year old Quvonte Gray died from a gunshot wound to the head. City police responded to 4 Orchard Street Saturday afternoon around 3:15 PM to find Gray dead at the scene. Police say Gray was a Florida resident who stayed in New London for extended periods of time.  More »


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