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One person killed in three car crash in Granby on SundayOne person is dead in a three-car crash that prompted Granby police to close Route 10 on Sunday evening. Captain William Tyler said the crash took place in area of Route 10 and Floydville Rd just before 5:30 p.m. Captain Tyler said one of the drivers was killed. Tyler has not publicly identified the driver, but said the driver was not from Granby. Captain Tyler told Channel 3 that five people were involved in the crash. He said the driver was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, but the others were treated on scene. The North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad responded and police expect the road to remain closed for hours. Stay with Channel 3 for the latest information.
Technical Discussion: Quiet and cold weather Monday!Cold and partly cloudy tonight We have got a cold and quiet night coming. High pressure will remain dominant and thwart the storm over the southeastern U.S. from making any inroads toward New England. To us, the storm will only bring more of the high-altitude thin cirrus clouds passing over the sky. Even with that thin sheet of ice crystals acting as a radiation blanket, we will have a cold night with lows 15-25. NEXT WEEK Another missed storm Monday Another storm will develop off the Georgia and Carolina coasts on Monday. However, it will take a similar track far to the south of New England, continuing the stretch of dry weather here at home. So, Monday will be mostly sunny and breezy. Highs will range from 36-42. As a cold front passes during the day, we can’t completely rule out a shower or flurry, but most models say that the cold front shall pass without precipitation. Slightly colder Tuesday through Thursday Tuesday will be mostly sunny and colder with lows 15-20 and highs in the middle 30s. Temperatures will likely remain below normal Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday should be partly sunny with lows in the teens and highs in the mid to upper 30s. With high pressure in place, Thursday should be mostly sunny. Once again, we expect lows in the teens and highs in the 30s. We will be keeping a close watch on an ocean storm, the one that bypassed us on Monday. As it intensifies, it may develop a “trowal” feature, which is an extension of the low pressure system out to the west or northwest of its center, as warm air is lofted above two colliding cold air masses. This development may send snow showers into eastern New England, especially the Cape and the Islands of Massachusetts. If there is any farther westward development, we might have to introduce snow showers to our forecast Wednesday. Storm approaches Friday and Saturday, clearing Sunday By Friday, temperatures should rebound, reaching or exceeding 40 degrees. The dry pattern will finally break down as a significant low pressure system takes aim at New England. This storm is expected to take a warm track to the west of New England, which means snow is most likely to bring rain. Clouds will spread over the state on Friday, but rain will hold off until late Friday afternoon or night and Saturday. As the storm exits and cold air streams into the atmosphere from the west and southwest, rain may end with a few wet snowflakes either Saturday night or Sunday morning. The remainder of Sunday will bring a slow process of clearing while the air will remain relatively mild. Meteorologist Mike Cameron “Copyright 2018 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved”
Hartford police locate missing woman safeHartford Police announced on Saturday afternoon they located an 84-year-old woman who went missing this afternoon. Police said Christina Garcia left her home just before noon on Sunday without relaying information about where she was going to her daughter. Police said Garcia was found safe on a CT Transit bus. Garcia is described by police as a Latina woman who stands at 4’11’’ with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last known to be wearing a white floral shirt, black dress pants, and black boots with a pink coat. Those with information concerning Garcia’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact Hartford Police at 860-757-4236.
Police: Intoxicated gunman shoots two at downtown Atlanta hotel(Meredith/ WGCL) -- CNN security was able to apprehend a gunman who shot two men on the 28th floor of the Omni Hotel on Sunday morning. According to Atlanta Police, the victims and gunman 31-year-old Sedarius Dennis attended a party at a suite in the hotel. The two victims were trying to get an intoxicated Dennis back to his room when he became angered and shot at them around 1:30 a.m. Dennis then attempted to fled the scene but was caught by CNN security in a parking deck across from the hotel. A handgun was later discovered in Dennis' hotel room. He is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony. The victims, ages 31 and 37, were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and are in stable condition.
Hartford firefighters share holiday fire safety tipsHARTFORD, CT (WFSB)- Hartford firefighters are going door to door to keep residents safe. During their visit they’re reminding families in the community about fire safety this holiday season. With additional lights illuminating our homes this time of year, the risk of a fire increases. Lights on a real Christmas tree and festive candles can lead to a disaster. Statistics show nearly 20 people are killed every year nationwide due to decoration related fires this holiday season. Hartford firefighters reminded folks of these tips- and more. Keep any holiday candles in a sturdy and safe placeKeep your Christmas trees away from space heaters or anything flammableCheck for frayed wires and loose sockets Hartford residents appreciated the reminder. “It was nice, I actually feel kind of safe they’re actually checking up on everybody,” said Monica Mendez of Hartford. Firefighters encouraged residents to get renters insurance if they didn’t already. About 90 percent of families renting in Hartford do not. The Hartford Fire Department can be reached at 860-757-4500.
Police investigate shooting in Blue Hills Neighborhood of HartfordPolice are investigating a shooting in the Blue Hills section of Hartford on Saturday evening. Police said units are on scene in the area of 627 Blue Hills Ave. Lieutenant Paul Cicero said one victim was struck by gunfire and is in serious condition. The area of Blue Hills Avenue is closed to traffic between Boothbay Street to Morningside Street until further notice. It is unknown if police have identified a suspect.
Hundreds brave the cold for the Niantic Light ParadeHundreds braved the cold to enjoy the fireworks and the parade at the Niantic Light Parade on Saturday night. In its 30th year, the Niantic Light Parade is regarded as one of the largest and longest running light parade in Connecticut. Complete with floats decorated and illuminated with thousands of lights, appearances by Santa and Mr. Claus, and singing and dancing, the holidays are made a lot brighter along the shoreline. Throughout the year, the floats are crafted by teams of builders that spent hours and hours of hard work. East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson said the community atmosphere is what makes the event most special. “People put a lot of energy into the floats it’s homespun too,” said Nickerson. For many along the shoreline, they said it’s a tradition they made for the holidays.
Bristol homeowner on edge after rash of burglariesBRISTOL, CT (WFSB) - Homeowners on one street in Bristol are on edge after a rash of burglaries. One of the victims saud these thieves were willing to steal anything from anyone. One of the targets was an elderly man and the crooks took everything from power tools to Christmas gifts. The walk to his shed is frustrating for Mark Bernaitis. “They broke the latch off right here, broke the latch right off went in took the lawnmower my bike that we use when I go camping,” said Bernaitis. Earlier this week, he says thieves broke into the shed and detached garage behind his home on Field Street in Bristol, and stole basically everything they could get their hands on. “I look down generator's gone, miter saws gone, compressor's gone,” Bernaitis said. Bernaitis says the crooks even nabbed Christmas gifts he'd been hiding in his garage including a new TV for his son in law. Overall, Bernaitis thinks they got away with $3,500 worth of his belongings. “You feel violated stuff you work hard for gone,” said Bernaitis. Bernaitis says the most frustrating thing is he's far from alone. He said two of his neighbors were also robbed this week “I’m not happy with them but people are desperate now a days I guess,” said Bernaitis. Bristol police recently responded to 3 burglaries at local businesses. Surveillance video shows a suspect holding a rock before he broke a smoke shop's window. Bernaitis is frustrated by the crimes but refuses to live in fear “I’m going to secure my garage and my shed a little better but there's nothing else I can do. It happens everywhere no matter where's you are at,” said Bernaitis. Bernaitis said officers told him they are optimistic they can get some of his possessions back if they can catch the robbers quickly. If you have any information about the thefts, you’re asked to contact the Bristol Police Department.
New London firefighters deliver baby outside firehouseNEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) – New London firefighters delivered a baby outside of the firehouse on Friday. According to the fire department, a car arrived at the station with the mother in labor. The baby was delivered in front of the fire department headquarters. No other details were released. Tonight the members working at fire department headquarters delivered a baby in front of the firehouse. A car arrived at the station with a mother in labor. Great job to all. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/staffingmatters?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#staffingmatters</a>— New London Firefighters (@Local1522) <a href="https://twitter.com/Local1522/status/1071235232509190149?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 8, 2018</a>
Police investigating stabbing in MeridenMERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – Meriden police are investigating a stabbing on Friday night. The stabbing took place on St. Casimer Drive. There is no word on the extent of the injuries. We have a crew on the scene and will provide more details as they become available.