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  • Crime & Punishment: Belligerent Turtles in Plainville

    Crime & Punishment: Belligerent Turtles in Plainville
    Plainville has apparently been invaded by belligerent turtles. Resident Dan Spisak told the Bristol Press he witnessed two 40-pound snapping turtles chasing ducks at a town park. He says he picked them up by the tails, stashed them in a cooler and...
  • New Britain's New Flight Park: More Trampolines Than You've Ever Seen

    New Britain's New Flight Park: More Trampolines Than You've Ever Seen
    Straight up jumping on an ordinary trampoline has the potential to become humdrum fast. But fill 13,000 square feet with more than 50 trampolines, launching decks of varying heights, basketball hoops, foam pits and dodgeball courts, and the jumping...
  • Crime & Punishment: Hartford Police Officer in Trouble For Comparing Black Men To Gorillas

    Crime & Punishment: Hartford Police Officer in Trouble For Comparing Black Men To Gorillas
    Eight-sided buildings were an architectural trend in the mid 19th century, spurred on by proto-psychologist Orson Squire Fowler, who wrote that they improved health by allowing for a greater influx of natural lighting. One of his followers was a Danbury...
  • National IPA Day Celebrations In Connecticut

    National IPA Day Celebrations In Connecticut
    Hop fans, get ready: Connecticut craft beer bars are poised to celebrate National IPA Day Thursday with special, limited-edition brews and beer-infused dishes. At Plan B Burger Bar, IPAs are available at all six locations, with a complete IPA tap...
  • Plainville Nears Purchase Of 1st Of 13 Houses In Flood Plain

    PLAINVILLE — The first of 13 oft-flooded homes on the Pequabuck River that the town is buying to demolish will probably become town property in a month, the town council learned Monday. The purchase comes nearly 2 years after severe floods from...
  • Connecticut Plane Crashes Since 2008

    Connecticut Plane Crashes Since 2008
    Aug. 9, 2013, New Haven: A Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashes into two houses on approach to Tweed-New Haven Airport, killing at least two people. June 23, 2013, Ellington: Adam Curtis, 52, of Enfield, died when his ultralight, one-...
  • Recent Tragedies Reflect Summer Dangers For Teen Drivers

    Recent Tragedies Reflect Summer Dangers For Teen Drivers
    This summer has been a particularly deadly one for teens on Connecticut roads, with three dying in car crashes. Brothers Robert Swain, 18, of East Hartford, and La'Andrew Evans-Swain, 16, of Manchester died after a BMW driven by another teen crashed...
  • 'Wings For Wishes' At J. Timothy's A Fundraiser For Make-A-Wish

    'Wings For Wishes' At J. Timothy's A Fundraiser For Make-A-Wish
    The challenge: To eat as many J. Timothy’s buffalo “dirt wings” as possible in six 6 minutes’ time. The goal: To raise more than $10,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The second annual "Wings for Wishes”" event at the...
  • J. Timothy's Wings For Wishes' Event Raises $19,000 For Make-A-Wish Foundation

    J. Timothy's Wings For Wishes' Event Raises $19,000 For Make-A-Wish Foundation
    After four rounds of competition and a lot of leftover chicken bones, J. Timothy's in Plainville has announced the final total of its "Wings for Wishes" fundraiser. The wing-eating competition brought in $19,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a sum...
  • Kansas teen killed in collision with truck

    Kansas teen killed in collision with truck
    A 16-year-old boy is dead after a crash in Rooks County Tuesday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, it happened just west of Plainville on K-18 at around 5:25 am. KHP says a pickup, driven by 16-year-old Acetin Benedick was headed east when...
  • Aug. 18, 2013

    Aug. 18, 2013
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Can you believe Arsenio's back on the air? -- Johnnie Martinelli, Quincy, Mass. No one's going to tamper with our water supply while I'm on the job! -- Ed Bonilla, Meriden I'm staying well-hydrated, just in case. -- Lewis Shilane,...
  • Crime & Punishment: People Who Shot Themselves

    Crime & Punishment: People Who Shot Themselves
    The Connecticut Department of Corrections claims the right to ban violent, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable books and magazines from prison libraries if they do not have any "redeeming literary, educational or scientific value." Last month,...