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Middle school student struck by vehicle in BerlinBERLIN, CT (WFSB) - A crash involving a vehicle and a student is under investigation in Berlin. Police confirmed to Channel 3 that it happened on High Road on Monday morning, just before 7 a.m. Police said the victim was a McGee Middle School student. The boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not know why he was in the road at the time. The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Berlin Police Department at 860-828-7080. Channel 3 has a crew on the scene. For real-time traffic updates, check the Channel 3 traffic map <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.
Stop & Shop workers return to work following 11-day strike(WFSB) - Stop &amp; Shop workers were back on the job Monday across New England, including in Connecticut. Workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union went on strike for 11 days to protest what they called unfair wages and benefits. Channel 3 was the first to alert viewers about the strike. <a href="" target="_blank">An agreement was announced</a> Sunday evening. Workers Channel 3 spoke with said they haven't seen the details. All they have is an overview of what's being offered. However, they said they'll ratify the new contract. They said it may be a few days before that happens. Andrew Royce said he works at the Stop &amp; Shop in Manchester. He's relieved to go back to work. "I’m really excited and tired working 8 to 8 everyday on the picket line," Royce said. The union agreed. It released a statement Sunday that read "today is a powerful victory for the 31,000 hardworking men and women of Stop &amp; Shop who courageously stood up to fight for what all New Englanders want." The tentative 3-year deal is subject to confirmation through ratification votes by members of each of the local unions. Workers said they're looking forward to serving customers and getting things back in order. "Cleaning. I’m sure it’s cleaning because there was no seafood, no meat, no deli," Royce said. "There was no service at all during the strike." They said they get to keep the benefits they already have. According to the union, the agreement includes preserved healthcare, retirement benefits, wage increases and keeps the time-and-a-half pay on Sundays for current members. Customers who refused to cross the picket line said they're glad they can return to their community stores. "It’s good, so I can start shopping again," said Shannon Desmarais of Glastonbury. "I’ve been having to go to other places and it’s been kind of crazy." Stop &amp; Shop said it will be open its normal hours on Monday. It had been operating on an 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. schedule due to the strike.
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A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reportedCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported.
Rain to return this afternoonHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - After a relatively dry end to the Easter holiday weekend, steady rain is expected to return in time for the Monday evening commute. Meteorologist Scot Haney said the wet weather should arrive by mid-afternoon. "The heaviest and steadiest of rain will likely occur in eastern Connecticut, closer to the storm’s center," Haney said. "Rain will last into [Monday night] and may not totally clear until very early [Tuesday] morning." Track it with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>. Haney said there may be some lightning and thunder associated with the storm. Because of the clouds and rain, high temperatures should only range between 60 and 65 degrees. "Weather conditions are expected to improve [Tuesday]," Haney said. "The rain-making area of low pressure will move east of the region." A few showers could linger very early in the morning, but most of Tuesday should be partly sunny. Temperatures could warm into the mid-70s inland and into the upper 60s along the shoreline. Scattered showers may dampen the early part of Wednesday, but the sun is expected to return later in the day. 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.
Family, friends to send message to Wethersfield police following officer-involved shootingWETHERSFIELD, CT (WFSB) - A call for answers continues to get louder after a Wethersfield teenager was seriously hurt in a police-involved shooting over the weekend. Family, friends and activists said they'll be at the Wethersfield Police Department on Monday afternoon to send a strong message to police. State police are looking into what happened. They're asking anyone with information to give them a call. The injured teen was identified as 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz. Troopers said two Wethersfield police officers were trying to stop a car driven by Cruz on Saturday night. According to state police, Cruz was driving down the Silas Deane Highway when he collided with a cruiser. A Channel 3 viewer sent in video of what they said was part of Saturday night's incident. In it, local police officers appear to carefully approach the car after it stops. Troopers said that's when Cruz started to drive at one of the officers. That officer fired his gun and injured the teen. Cruz was taken to Hartford Hospital where he remained in critical condition as of Monday morning. A female passenger, identified as 18-year-old Stephanie Santiago, was not hurt. In the wake of the incident, family, friends and activists said <a href="" target="_blank">they are demanding justice and hoping for a miracle</a>. “We want justice," said Myrna Alicea, a friend of the teens. "We want it to stop.” The names of the officers involved in the shooting have not yet been released. Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage.
Silver Alert canceled for missing 17-year-old from HarwintonHARWINTON, CT (WFSB) – State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing teenager from Harwinton. UPDATE: State Police have canceled the Silver Alert, saying Everson returned to his grandmother's house Monday morning. Police say Gus Everson, 17, walked away from a relative’s home on Coventry Lane in Harwinton on Sunday evening. Everson is described as a 5’10” white male, 170 lbs, with dyed pink/ purple hair. He was last seen wearing dark colored dress pants and no shirt. Anyone with information regarding Everson’s location is urged to call State Police Troop L at 860-626-7900.
17-year-old shot in New Haven on SundayNEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A 17-year-old male was shot in New Haven on State Street near Rock Street. The New Haven teenager was brought to Yale- New Haven Hospital with life threatening injuries. He is listed in critical condition, according to Capt. Anthony Duff. Police said State Street between Ferry Street and the Hamden town line was closed to motor vehicle traffic during the initial investigation but has since been reopened. Police asks any witnesses to the shooting to call New Haven Police. This investigation is ongoing. Stay with Channel 3.
Man arrested after attempting to steal purse from a home in North Haven on SaturdayNORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A man was arrested after attempting to steal a woman’s purse from her home in North Haven. The woman called 911 and told police she confronted someone inside her house who she saw walking out with her purse, according to North Haven Police. She told police the man did drop her purse and ran out of the house, while her boyfriend ran after him. Police found the suspect in a wooded area nearby. Johnny Doward, 54, was arrested and charged with burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also has active arrest warrants out for Branford and Hamden for robbery.
Bristol Police investigating Saturday night hit-and-runBRISTOL, CT (WFSB) – Bristol Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that left one woman with minor injuries late Saturday night. According to police, a 34-year-old woman was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of West Washington Street and King Street. The vehicle then left the scene. Police say a motorist helped bring the victim to Bristol Hospital. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated for a foot injury. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Sutton at 860-584-3011, extension 3257.