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Silver Alert issued for Meriden boyMERIDEN, CT (WFSB) - State police issued a Silver Alert for a missing 12-year-old boy from Meriden. Troopers said Isaiah Medina was reported missing on Tuesday. They described him as standing 5'7" tall and weighing 115 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing a blue tank top, white Nike shorts and gray Nike sneakers. Troopers classified the case as an "endangered runaway." Anyone with information is asked to contact Meriden police 203-238-1911.
Crews knock down building fire in SouthingtonSOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) - Firefighters were called to a building fire in Southington on Wednesday morning. It happened in the area of 344 Cark St. a little before 10:30 a.m. Firefighters reported that police were on scene and that the fire was "fully involved." The fire was knocked down just before 11 a.m. There's no word on injuries or a cause. Crews from Cheshire and Meriden also responded to the scene. Refresh this page and watch Channel 3 for updates.
Body found floating in the Naugatuck RiverTORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) - A body found floating in the Naugatuck River in Torrington is under investigation. According to police, the body was discovered on Wednesday morning. A Connecticut State Police dive team was called to help recover it. The investigation is ongoing, according to police. They said they would provide additional details at a later time. Refresh this page and watch Channel 3 for updates.
Heat exhaustion, broken glass lead to injuries during sushi restaurant fire fightNEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Crews battled a restaurant fire in New Haven that led to two firefighters being hurt, one of whom suffered from heat exhaustion. The fire broke out in the basement of a four story brick building on Elm Street just before 5:45 a.m. Wednesday. The building is home to the Kumo Sushi Hibachi restaurant. Two firefighters needed treatment. One suffered from heat exhaustion. The other had a laceration from broken glass. Crews said Elm Street was closed off to Court Street. Firefighters called a second alarm around 6:10 a.m. However, they said the fire did not spread past the first floor. Firefighters were seen on the top of the building while some smoke billowed. Here’s a look at the scene in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewHaven?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NewHaven</a> .Tune into <a href="https://twitter.com/WFSBMorningTeam?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WFSBMorningTeam</a> for more updates! <a href="https://twitter.com/WFSBnews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@WFSBnews</a> <a href="https://t.co/A1w8NfK1PA">https://t.co/A1w8NfK1PA</a> <a href="https://t.co/zo7wfPapms">pic.twitter.com/zo7wfPapms</a>&mdash; Carolina Cruz (@CCruzNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CCruzNews/status/1151434585080836096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2019</a> Apartments are on the floors above the restaurant. Four people self-evacuated from the fourth floor, firefighters said. The third floor houses two adults and a child, but they were not home. The cause is under investigation.
Consumer Alert: Ground bison recalled over E. coli concerns(WFSB) -- A brand of ground bison has been recalled over E. coli concerns. The meat comes from Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. in Quebec, Canada. It was produced between February and April of this year. The ground bison was sold to distributors as ground bison and bison patties, known as bison burgers or buffalo burgers. Twenty-one people from seven states have gotten sick, including one person from Connecticut. For more information, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2019/bison-07-19/index.html" target="_blank">click here</a>.
Teen who had license for 2 months stopped for driving 84 in a 30COLUMBIA, CT (WFSB) - A 16-year-old driver who had a driver's license for less than 2 months was stopped for driving 84 mph in a 30 mph zone. The resident state trooper's office in Columbia posted about the incident to its Facebook page. The unidentified teen was arrested on Tuesday for reckless driving and will lose the license for six months, the trooper reported. "If you break it down, 84 miles per hour converts to 123.2 feet per second," the office <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaResidentStateTrooper/posts/1328651540618089?__xts__[0]=68.ARAizmGgpv5yqGFD2TeVGzNVfWSqf26GdHuZprJ2QceoSRp-xbyy7az3fRuq5f0GcGHfIPbrEb7jf8uhGchwinUXuUc8m8-9l_03x6SwlneXOe5Y4nH5XHNYWh2qYqZxtCuJGX5q3Msplxdrp5tvy6qOavUUJUFJsFkq6KN0_i25cVQyX9CtHTXL4uFiBQkxaZ6_LpaCdltFivyf2ggCIiHv4WxmV1AODnDIv5xEbEGdauKGHTTvw1NruS0gr31CVR7UHRIcanL5CsRCPgKehNbmEW_QACeJAk8VUnhNyFef8gmcBjvuYktduPOuPMJq05Hiw01sMof1eRY6uJjIuw&amp;__tn__=-R" target="_blank">posted to social media</a>. "Average reaction time for a driver is around two seconds. So if something happened on the roadway in front of the driver with in 246.4 feet or 82 yards there would have been nothing they could do to avoid it." The trooper urged parents to speak with their children and monitor their driving habits.
Vehicle burglary suspect arrested in North HavenNORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Police in North Haven said they arrested a man for trying to rifle through unlocked vehicles. Gregory Weston, 21, was one of three people checking for open vehicles at an apartment complex on State Street early Wednesday morning. The three suspects were spotted around 3:35 a.m. They ran when police arrived. Police said a K9 unit helped with the search. Weston was found in a wooded area and tried to run again. However, police took him into custody. He was charged with trespassing and interfering with police. Weston was given a court date of Aug. 1 in Meriden. Information about the two other suspects was not released.
Water main break affecting homes in BerlinBERLIN, CT (WFSB) - Berlin's water department said it is working on a water main break. The break was reported on Worthington Ridge between Hudson Street and Farmington Avenue. The department said homes in the area would not have water for a few hours on Wednesday morning. Crews had to dig in the roadway to make the repairs. Officials advised drivers to avoid the area. For real-time traffic updates, check the Channel 3 traffic map <a href="https://www.wfsb.com/traffic/" target="_blank">here</a>.
States with the most at-risk youth: Where CT ranksHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut is among the states with the least at-risk youth in terms of poverty and violence. The personal finance website WalletHub.com released its list of 2019's States with the Most At-Risk Youth. Connecticut was toward the bottom, but was the 9th state with the least at-risk youth. WalletHub said it looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of 15 key indicators. The data analyzed included share of disconnected youth, labor force participation rate among youth and youth poverty rate. Source: <a href="https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-most-at-risk-youth/37280/">WalletHub</a> Louisiana, the District of Columbia and Mississippi were the states with the most at-risk youth. Minnesota, Massachusetts and New Jersey were the states with the least at-risk youth. For more on the study, check out WalletHub's website <a href="https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-most-at-risk-youth/37280/" target="_blank">here</a>.
Deputies: Florida man tied up wife's lover, cut off penisBELL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man held his wife's lover at gunpoint, cut off the man's penis and fled with it. News outlets report 49-year-old Alex Bonilla was arrested hours later on charges including aggravated assault. The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office released a statement Tuesday that said Bonilla broke into his neighbor's home Sunday, tied the neighbor up and mutilated his genitals with scissors. Deputies say the victim told authorities that Bonilla then took the severed penis and fled across the street to his own house. An arrest report says Bonilla caught his wife and the victim having sex in May. The victim was hospitalized.