Breaking News Reporter, Hartford Courant
courant.com — Firefighters have cleared the scene of a crash on I-84 east, police said. The accident happened about 11 a.m., just before exit 43. There are two vehicles involved, according to a traffic alert from the state Department of Transportation. The left and right lanes of the highway are closed, the alert states.
courant.com — Thieves have stolen two bronze sculptures worth more than $19,000, police said. The statues - which weigh 50 and 20 pounds - were part of an outdoor display downtown called "the Madison Mile." They were taken from outside the Stop & Shop on Samson Rock Road, police said, sometime between May 15 and May 16.
courant.com — More bad weather is on the way, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties until 10 p.m., Wednesday, the service stated in an alert. That means people who woke up to crashing thunder Wednesday morning may also go to bed with it.
courant.com — The first Connecticut officer to be charged with murder while acting in the line of duty has been found dead at the age of 41. Scott Smith, a former New Milford officer, was found deceased in his bed at his Danbury home Tuesday morning, city police said.
courant.com — A man who police said put a knife to a fellow patron's neck at a restaurant early Tuesday has been arrested. The fight broke out at the El Milenio Restaurant, 21 North St., about 12:15 a.m. after a pool game, police said.
courant.com — A tornado warning is in effect for northern Litchfield County until 5:30 p.m. At 4:52 p.m., weather spotters reported a tornado in eastern New York state, near Copake, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado is predicted to be near Canaan by 5:20, NWS said.
courant.com — A fire in a multi-family building in the North End has been extinguished. No one was injured. Most damage was in the rear, attic area of the 3 1/2-story building at 33 Blue Hills Ave., a fire official said. The fire, which went to two alarms, was under control within an hour.
courant.com — Massachusetts State Police issued an amber alert after a reported parental kidnapping Monday afternoon. A truck driver then spotted the man, Jon Lockwood, in Connecticut with the two young children, who were found unharmed. Jan Carabeo has more details.
courant.com — Police are investigating a double-shooting and a second shooting that might be related. Both happened in the Parkville neighborhood of the city, and both appear to be drive-by shootings, police said. A call about two people being shot came in shortly before 11:40 p.m. Monday, police said.
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