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3 THINGS: Heat wave, Trump vs. 'The Squad,' Apollo 11 50th anniversaryConnecticut braces for what could be its most extreme heat wave of the year, the president has a war of words with freshman congresswomen and events commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Plus, Scot Haney and Renee DiNino beat the heat in an unusual way. Those are 3 things you need to know and 1 you don't for July 19.
Police investigating stabbing in HartfordHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police are on the scene of a stabbing investigation in Hartford. They said it happened at 791 Windsor St. on Friday morning. The victim was said to be conscious and alert. There's no word on a suspect. Channel 3 has a crew headed to the scene. Refresh this page and watch Eyewitness News for updates.
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Man arrested for stabbing, killing his brotherHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A man is dead after he was stabbed by his brother in Hartford, according to police. Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Quin Neal. They said a domestic stabbing took place at a home on Nelson Street around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The victim was found with stab wounds to his leg and chest. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital. He died there several hours later. The victim's brother, Quinton Neal, 33, was charged with murder and possession of a dangerous weapon. Police said they found him at his last known address, which was on Capen Street. He was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was found several blocks away and was taken into police custody. He faced a judge on Thursday morning and was held on a $1.5 million bond. His next court appearance is set for Aug. 8
Most extreme heat wave of the year starts todayHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - What's expected to be the most extreme heat wave of 2019 starts on Friday. Meteorologist Scot Haney said that once the fog burns off, a partly-to-mostly sunny sky will help boost temperatures past 90 degrees. "We’ll end the week with a surge of heat and humidity," Haney said. "In fact, the National Weather Service has already issued an excessive heat warning for the state starting [Friday] and lasting through Sunday." A Channel 3 Early Warning Weather Alert remains in effect because of the predicted heat. For a list of cooling centers, head <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. While most of Friday is expected to be dry, an isolated late-day storm can't be ruled out. Any storms would develop to the northwest of the state and head its way. "[Saturday] looks to be even hotter, perhaps close to or over 100 [degrees] away from Long Island Sound," Haney said. "If 100 is achieved at Bradley International Airport, the record for July 20 will be tied. It’s from 1991." The last time it reached 100 degrees in Hartford was 2012. The July 20 record for Bridgeport is 95, which was also set it 1991. The heat continues on Sunday. "We can expect more of the same with highs close to those of [Saturday,]" Haney said. "For the 21st of July, the records are 101 for Hartford and 98 for Bridgeport. It may be close!" Combining the heat with humidity will lead to dangerous conditions over the next three days. Haney said heat index values could go as high as 110 degrees. "The brutal heat and humidity ends Monday with the passage of a cold front that will likely produce scattered thunderstorms," Haney said. "Expect highs in the mid-80s." Read the complete technical discussion <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. For weather updates on smartphones and tablets, head <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> or text "WFSB" to 23765 to download the Channel 3 app.
Cooling centers open as state braces for several days of hot weather(WFSB) - The impending hot and humid weather has cities and towns making preparations. Channel 3's meteorologists predicted temperatures in the upper-80s and mid-90s through the end of the week. See the forecast <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. The following places scheduled the opening of cooling centers: Avon Senior Center, West Avon Road, Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Avon Library, Country Club Road, Tues./Thurs. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bloomfield Prosser Public Library, One Tunxis Ave., Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Leisure and Youth Services municipal pool, 330 Park Ave., Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library, 1015 Blue Hills Ave., Mon. Wed. Fri., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues. Thurs. 1 - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bristol The Bristol Public Library - Main Branch, 5 High St., Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.The Bristol Senior Center - 240 Stafford Ave. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.The Bristol Parks and Recreation - All splash pads open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., two outdoor pools at Page and Rockwell parks also open 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.The Salvation Army - Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.Brian's Angels, in St. Vincent DePaul, 19 Jacob St., 1 p.m - 5 p.m.The Agape House, 43 School St, every day except Sundays 8 a.m. - noon.Dunkin' Donuts, Price Chopper, and Starbucks have also offered their establishments to serve as a way to escape the heat East Hartford South End Senior Center, Canterbury Street - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Raymond Library, Main Street - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday.Public Safety Complex police lobby, School Street - 24 hours a day. Madison The Madison Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Middletown Middletown Police Department lobby, Main Street - 24 hours a dayRussell Library, Broad Street - Monday, Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Middletown Senior Center (for the elderly only) - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.City Hall lobby - Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The city said it will also be opening hydrants at the following locations: The Highlands Crescent Drive bus stop from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Julia Terrace from 2 p.m – 5 p.m.Maplewood Terrace from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.Summer Hill Road and Woodbury Circle from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.Macdonough School from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Santangelo Circle from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.Daddario Road from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. New Haven New Haven Free Public Library Main Building, 133 Elm Street - Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday &amp; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Mitchell Branch Library, 182 Grand Avenue - Monday &amp; Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday &amp; Thursday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue - Monday &amp; Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Thursday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Avenue - Monday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Wednesday &amp; Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. New London The Martin Center, 120 Broad Street - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Milford Cooling station at 25 Church St., Fri. 7/19 5pm-8pm, Sat. 7/20 1pm-8pm, Sun. 7/21 1pm-8pm Simsbury Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street - Wednesday &amp; Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eno Memorial Hall (Senior Center), 754 Hopmeadow Street - Wednesday &amp; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southington Calendar House, Mon. - Fri. 8:30am-4:30pmSouthington Public Library, Mon. -Thurs. 9am - 9pm, Fri. 9am - 5pm South Windsor South Windsor Community Centers, Nevers RoadSouth Windsor Library, Sullivan Avenue Torrington Torrington City Hall Auditorium, 140 Main Street - Wednesday - Monday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert Street - Wednesday - Monday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Joseph House, 116 Water Street - Wednesday - Monday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Coe Memorial Park Center, 101 Litchfield Street - Wednesday - Monday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westport The Center for Senior Activities, Imperial Avenue - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.The Westport Public Library, Jesup Road - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Westport YMCA, Allen Raymond Lane - Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Refresh this page for updates. Submit cooling centers to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.
Man suffering from gunshot wound crashes on Hartford streetHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A man who was shot in the leg crashed the car he was driving in Hartford early Friday morning. Police only identified the victim as a 47-year-old man. They said he was in stable condition. Police said the incident spanned from between Mountford and Crown streets on Julius Street. Officers responded around 1 a.m. Three vehicles are involved in the investigation, according to Police. A red sedan is inside an area that has been cordoned off by officers on scene. The vehicle has one bullet hole in its windshield and several on a side window. Evidence markers were placed at the crime scene near several vehicles. No other details were released.
Hartford braces for 50,000 people who will brave the heat for concerts, showsHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- The City of Hartford is prepared for another line-up of weekend fun, but this time people will have to contend with extreme heat. More than 50,000 people are expected to visit this weekend. At Xfinity Theatre, they’re preparing for back to back concerts. On Friday, nearly 25,000 people are expected for a sold out “Florida Georgia line” show, and on Saturday, Sheryl Crow takes the stage. The theater is taking extra precautions by setting up misting tents both inside and outside of the theater, and allowing fans to bring as many “sealed” plastic water bottles as they’d like into the concert. With those shows, plus the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz and Cirque Du Soleil, area hospitals are already on alert. “The hospitals will be prepared to take any additional patients, that’s more than normal because of the excessive heat that we anticipate,” said Hartford Fire Chief Reginald D. Freeman. Ahead of the big weekend, especially with Saturday’s forecast, city leaders took precautions to share what they’re doing to help people escape the heat. Meteorologist Mark Dixon said over the course of the weekend, <a href="" target="_blank">the heat combined with high humidity will lead to dangerous conditions</a> as heat index values could go as high as 110 degrees. “We want everyone to come in and enjoy everything that’s going on but we want everyone to be safe,” said Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin. Hartford fire is expected to pass out waters at bus stops, shelters and parks Saturday and Sunday morning. Pools and splash pads are options during scheduled hours, and recreation centers and library branches will turn into cooling centers. For a full list, <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>. See a full list of pools and splash pads available <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.
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