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Early Warning Weather ForecastFrom Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… Tonight: Increasing cloudiness, patchy fog. Low: 55-65. Monday: Sky conditions will vary from cloudy to partly sunny, a chance for a shower or two. High: 76 inland, 75 shore. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, cooler and drier. Low: 50. High: 72 inland, 73 shore. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, cool. Low: 48. High: 71 inland, 72 shore. Thursday: Mostly sunny, pleasant. Low: 46. High: 75 inland, 74 shore. Friday: Mostly sunny, warmer. Low: 50. High: 80 inland, 76 shore. Saturday: Mostly sunny and warm. Low: 58. High: 84 inland, 80 shore. Sunday: Partly sunny and warm. Low: 60. High: 87 inland, 83 shore.
Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, found dead at 75(Meredith/AP) -- Ric Ocasek, lead singer of new wave rock band The Cars, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment Sunday afternoon, according to New York City police. The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. They said there was no sign of foul play and that the medical examiner was to determine a cause of death. The Cars were known for blending classic rock with elements from the emerging new wave scene in the late 1970s, and are known for chart-topping hits like "Drive," "Just What I Needed" and "Good Times Roll." In May of 2018, model and actress Paulina Porizkova announced on social media that she and Ocasek had separated after 28 years of marriage. The pair first met while filming the music video for the song"Drive" off of their 1978 debut album. This story is developing and will be updated when more information is available.
One injured in daylight shooting in HartfordHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- One person is recovering after a daylight shooting in Hartford on Sunday. Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero told Channel 3 the shooting took place on Campfield Ave. after 1 p.m. Lt. Cicero said the victim, a man, is conscious and alert. The suspect n the shooting as detained and the weapon has been recovered. This story is developing. Stay with Channel 3 for updates.
NASCAR driver killed in plane crash in Sterling on SundaySTERLING, CT (WFSB) -- A modified stock car driver was killed in a plane crash in Sterling on Sunday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France confirmed 61-year-old Rhode Island resident, Mike Stefanik passed away from injuries sustained in a crash on the Connecticut-Rhode Island border. Troopers were called to a plane crash in a wooded area near the intersection of Plainfield Pike, Route 14a, and Gibson Hill Rd on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Stefanik was operating an single engine, single seat Aerolite 103 and took off from RICONN Airport in Rhode Island. While turning back towards the airfield, police said he crashed into the woods near the airport. Officials with LIFE STAR, medical air transport confirmed crews responded to the crash. "Mike Stefanik was one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history, but even more so, he was a true representative of our sport," NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement. "His tough, competitive nature and excellence on the race track won him the admiration of cans and competitors alike." The crash remains under investigation. This story is developing. Stay with Channel 3 for updates.
Two injured in New Haven shootingNEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Police are investigating after two people were injured in a shooting in New Haven on Saturday. Officers responded to reports of a shooting on the area of Hobart Street between Whalley Avenue and Elm Street around 7:36 p.m. Police say two victims were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital by private vehicle after the shooting. A 26-year-old male from West Haven suffered a single gunshot wound and a 22-year-old male from New Haven suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The injuries are non-life-threatening. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304.
Friends of Cheshire mom killed in domestic dispute speak outCHESHIRE, CT (WFSB) -- Friends of the Cheshire mother of two who was passed away on Sunday are speaking out about domestic violence. Cheshire police were called to the Mountain Road home of Emanual Dominguez-VillaGomez and Monique Dominquez on Wednesday afternoon on reports of a domestic dispute. Police found both Dominguez-VillaGomez and Monique suffering from knife wounds and were taken to separate hospitals. Police say the victim in the incident, Monica Dominguez, passed away over the weekend. Police arrested and charged the victim’s spouse, Emanual Dominguez-VillaGomez, with first-degree assault, risk of injury, reckless endangerment, and unlawful restraint. Channel 3 spoke with a friend of Monique’s who said she knew there were ‘red flags’ in their marriage but said she did not think it would end with Monique’s death. Heather Beichner visited her best friend, Monique in the hospital over the weekend, and described her friend as ‘unrecognizable.’ “There were things she wasn’t comfortable with and I told her to just call the cops, just in case he does anything crazy, but I didn’t think this would be the crazy,” explained Beichner. “I thought it was going to be a smashed cell phone. Not being stabbed 30 times.” The couple leaves behind two young children. Dominguez-VillaGomez is being held on $750,000 bond and police said more charges are forthcoming. “I want him to suffer like she suffered,” said Beichner. “I want him to get the max, that he gets life and that every day he suffers mentally.” Cheshire State Representative Liz Linehan issued a statement to Channel 3 following the tragedy. “No community is immune. For those residents who are in dangerous, often life-threatening situations, there is help. Please visit the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence online to find a shelter in your area.”
State police troopers, K9 rescue assault victim in TollandTOLLAND, CT (WFSB) – State police troopers and a K9 rescued a female assault victim in Tolland on Thursday, officials said. Police say the incident happened around 6:44 p.m. on Route 30. As troopers investigated a minor car crash at the intersection of Route 30 and Hunter Road, they saw a blue Honda Fit driving erratically on Hunter Road, officials said. Troopers saw a female passenger in the vehicle yelling for help while the male driver assaulted her, said police. Police say the driver sped through the intersection after troopers turned on their emergency lights and sirens to signal the vehicle to stop. When the vehicle came to a stop, the male driver got out and lead the troopers on a foot pursuit. K9 Drago helped troopers capture and identify the suspect, police said. The suspect has been identified as David Sallstrom. Police determined Sallstrom was the subject of a court-issued Protection Order. Police say Sallstrom was arrested and charged with related offenses.
20th Annual Wishes on Wheels held SundayEAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Dozens of wishes are coming true Sunday as Wishes on Wheels celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The event raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help kids with cancer. The event at Rentschler Field gives kids the chance to ride in their dream vehicle. They will have nearly 700 trucks to choose from. The convoy leaves Rentschler Field at 9:15 a.m. They will be joined by WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry. After the ride, Wish families will gather for a carnival at Rentschler. Registration for the event opened at 6:30 a.m. For more information on the event, click <a href="https://ct.wish.org/news-and-events/calendar-of-events/fy2019/20th-annual-wishes-on-wheels-truck-convoy" target="_blank">here</a>.
Enfield Police looking for information on abandoned dogENFIELD, CT (WFSB) -- Enfield police are asking for public’s help to provide information on a dog that was abandoned in a crate. Police posted photos and information on Facebook, writing a German Shepherd with a blue collar and a black clasp was found in a crate down an embankment of State Street. Enfield Police Officer J. Ryan told Channel 3 the dog was located near a marshy area, but his crate was not in the marsh. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian where the dog was deemed healthy, but dehydrated, police said. Officer J. Ryan said the dog seems friendly, but is very scared. Police are encouraging those who recognize the dog or know his or her owner, to contact Officer Ryan at Jryan@enfield.org or by voicemail at 860-763-6400 ext 1414.
Two arrested on prostitution charges in Ansonia on FridayANSONIA, CT (WFSB) -- Ansonia police arrested two people on prostitution charges on Friday. Police arrested 41-year-old Ansonia resident James Costanzo was charged with permission and promoting prostitution, conspiracy to commit prostitution, and tampering evidence. Police also arrested 23-year-old Bridgeport resident Cristina Hernandez-Cruz was charged with prostitution and tampering with evidence. Hernandez-Cruz and Constanzo were arrested on Friday after police executed a search warrant at 70 Dwight Street as part of an ongoing investigation into prostitution at that location. During the search warrant, police also located firearms ammunition noting that Contanzo is a felon from a 2016 conviction in Federal Court on drug charges. Hernandez-Cruz and Constanzo both posted bond and were released with an expection to appear in Derby Superior Court on September 27th.