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Renter Steals $57,000 Worth Of Family Heirloom Silver, Police Say

courant.com — GLASTONBURY - A man who police said pawned $57,000 worth of silver was charged with theft Thursday, police said. Gregory Riach, 23, of Chimney Sweep Hill Road was charged with first-degree larceny, police said. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Manchester Friday.
Jul 25, 2014

A renter stole $57,000 worth of family heirlooms -- silver -- from a Glastonbury home, police said. courant.com/community/glas…

Man Arraigned On Murder Charge In Mother's Death

courant.com — ORANGE - Police charged a man with killing his mother on Wild Rose Drive on Thursday. Timothy Granata, 22, was arrested in connection with the death of his mother, Claudia Granata, 58. Claudia Granata's body was found in one of the rooms of the house at 130 Wild Rose Drive by officers who responded to scene at 2:18 p.m.
Jul 25, 2014

Granata told arriving officers Thursday that he did it, he stabbed her, according to a police report released Friday. courant.com/community/oran…

Jul 25, 2014

Timothy Granata, accused of killing his mother in Orange, has been arraigned in Derby Superior Court. courant.com/community/oran…

Team of foes scrambles Gov. Malloy's playbook for re-election

courant.com — So many people are campaigning against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy! Tom Foley, John McKinney, Jon Pelto, Joe Visconti, Lee Whitnum (call me maybe!) and now Chris Christie. Christie cannot technically run against Malloy, but he visited the state last week to help out Foley.
Jul 25, 2014

@ColinMcEnroe on @McKinneyForGov campaign: Like a couple in their 60s getting fertility treatments. Ouch. courant.com/news/opinion/o…

Police: Home Invasion In New Haven Under Investigation

courant.com — NEW HAVEN - One man was pistol-whipped and another fired a gun during a home invasion and chase early Friday, police said. Police are asking for the public's help in finding the robbers, who they say are young men or teenagers. The home invasion happened about 3 a.m. at 34 Whittlesey St.
Jul 25, 2014

A resident was pistol-whipped and a shot was fired during a home invasion and chase in New Haven early Friday. courant.com/community/new-…

Suffield Middle School Mourns Loss Of Student

courant.com — SUFFIELD - A local middle school is mourning the loss of a seventh-grader who was struck and killed by truck while riding his bike on Mountain Road Thursday afternoon, officials said. Francis Anthony Alamo was taken from the scene with serious injuries, police said.
Jul 25, 2014

Suffield Middle School will have counselors available today for students and staff mourning the loss of a student. courant.com/community/suff…

11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor To Participate In Fundraising Bike Ride Saturday

courant.com — WEST HARTFORD - Two years ago, Maya Oberstein was devastated when a fractured growth plate in her right ankle kept her from gymnastics training. But while the break was healing, something far more sinister was growing in her left leg, just above her knee.
Jul 25, 2014

11-Year-Old Cancer Survivor To Participate In Fundraising Bike Ride Saturday - bit.ly/1o0j3m1 #WestHartford pic.twitter.com/u7zlVWZX8w