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Man in critical condition following shooting in BridgeportBRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) – A man is in critical condition following a shooting in Bridgeport on Thursday evening. Police responded to the report of a person shot on in the parking lot of the Auto Zone on North Street around 7:30 p.m. Officers located a 27-year-old Derby man who had been shot multiple times in the arm and abdomen. The victim was brought to a local hospital. Police are continuing to investigate the shooting and anyone with information is being asked to call Bridgeport Police at 203-581-5201.
First Lady Jill Biden will be in Meriden next weekMERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – First Lady Jill Biden will be traveling to Connecticut next week. A press release sent out by the White House says the First Lady will be traveling to Meriden on Wednesday, March 3. There is no word at this time as to what Biden will be doing in Meriden. The White House said additional details will be released soon. Stay tuned to Channel 3 for updates on this story.
CT Police Chiefs Association puts out statement opposing legalizing recreational marijuanaHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The ball is rolling on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut. The Judiciary Committee will be reviewing the bill for the first time on Friday. The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association has put out a statement opposing the bill. The association says police don’t have the proper devices to test people under the influence of marijuana. They’re worried it will make roadways less safe. “It’s already a problem and police already deal with it,” said Michael Lawlor, professor at the University of New Haven. As the bill the legalize adult cannabis heads to the committee on Friday, the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association is speaking against it. In a letter to the Judiciary Committee, the association says, “This bill, if passed, will diminish the safety of our roadways, while at the same time law enforcement is still dealing with the effects of the opioid crisis…” “What we’re going to make sure is that every police department in the state has trained experts on call all the time to respond to the scene if an arresting officer believes someone is under the influence,” Lawlor said. Lawlor is part of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Part of the bill asks the group to require all officers be trained to the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Standard and require more officers be trained as drug recognition experts. The trainings have been approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Some police departments across Connecticut already employ this training because there are some people who already drive under the influence,” Lawlor said. But the CT Police Chiefs Association also says, “While the presence of a police officer trained in Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) or the presence of a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) may potentially assist in the evaluation of a motorist, there is presently no legal device in which to test such operators.” Channel 3 reached out to the West Springfield Police Department in Massachusetts where recreational marijuana is legal. They say officers take notice of any impairment, like with drunk drivers. They say, “If the officer finds reasonable suspicious the driver is under the influence of marijuana, he/she would be asked to step from the car and perform Roadside Assessment Tests, which are the same tests as drunk driving…” The West Springfield Police Department says they do not have a machine to measure how much THC is in the driver’s system. The bill says it will leverage funds to provide training for officers. Channel 3 reached out to several chiefs for their thoughts on the bill, but none were available to comment. The association says they’re also concerned about quality-of-life complaints. They say they’ve also heard from groups who are concerned about underage use.
State says people are not allowed to "gift" vaccine appointments after new plan releasedHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The age-based vaccine rollout has opened the door for healthy people in their 50s to get their dose before an at-risk 20-year-old. Ever since the age-based rollout was announced on Monday, some people have been wanting to give their vaccination appointment to someone who is at risk. “We’ve just been waiting for something like the vaccine to come into our lives and it’s finally here,” said Francesca Lafferty. Francesca Lafferty is a 28-year-old who has been living with an illness that attacks her white blood cells. Despite her age, her condition allowed her to be next in line for the vaccine. The age-based rollout now drops her to the bottom of the list. “It really felt like a punch to the gut,” Lafferty said. Channel 3 has been talking to people who have suddenly found themselves bumped because of the new rollout and their stories have tugged on the heartstrings of many. Some people have not been asking if they can give their vaccine appointment to someone in the high-risk category. “I worry about other people who have disabilities, who have other illnesses. They’re very immunocompromised,” said Kathy Fox. Kathy Fox is one of them. Even though she’s going through some medical issues, she doesn’t mind taking the back seat. “Why should I clamor for the vaccine and I really don’t go anywhere,” Fox said. Channel 3 asked the governor’s team if people could gift their appointments to someone else. “The answer is no. The eligibility is not transferable to other people,” said Josh Geballe. Josh Geballe, the Chief Operating Officer for the state explains shifting from the CDC recommendations made the rollout more equitable. “That age correlation is true for all ages and ethnicities. It also helps us avoid a very complicated eligibility process that wasn’t needed and frankly would have kept it more confusing and hard for a lot of people who don’t have a lot of resources about how to get appointments and how to get to the front of the line,” Geballe said. For people who have tried to gift their appointments, Francesca says thank you. She said she appreciates the support. As for Kathy, she says since she can’t give up her appointment, she will get vaccinated next month.
Person suffers serious injuries after being hit by a car in HamdenHAMDEN, CT (WFSB) – A person has suffered serious injuries after being stuck by a car in Hamden on Thursday evening. Police said around 6 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of Dixwell Ave. for the report of a person hit by a car. The person was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dixwell Avenue will be closed between the 1500 and 1600 block for the next several hours while police investigate the crash. Drivers are being asked to use an alternate route. No additional information was released at this time.
Norwalk municipal employee charged with 32 counts of forgeryNORWALK, CT (WFSB) – A Norwalk municipal employee has been charged with forgery following an investigation. Police filed an arrest warrant following a three-month long investigation regarding submitted vendor bids. Norwalk police said 70-year-old William Howard was a seasonal employee with the City of Norwalk. In late 2020, bid dating back to at least 2007 were noticed to have discrepancies in documents and receipts. When these discrepancies were notices, the staff at the Recreation and Parks Department notified the Norwalk Police Department. The police department said due to the statute of limitations, investigators were able to proceed with charges for incidents that occurred within the last five years. On Thursday, Howard turned himself into the Norwalk Police Department charging him with 32 counts of forgery in the second degree. “These allegations represent a severe breach of the public’s trust and are in no way indicative of the overall workforce of the City of Norwalk. Modernizing and professionalizing City Hall applaud the efforts of our staff in Recreation and Parks for taking immediate action and contacting the Norwalk Police Department as soon as they noticed something wasn’t right”, said Mayor Harry Rilling. Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information was released at this time.
Families share frustrations after those with disabilities are pushed back in new vaccine scheduleHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Frustration, anger and disappointment are three words that sum up what some local families said they’re feeling after learning their loved ones are now being pushed to a later date to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Originally up next for the vaccine were people with underlying medical conditions, including those with disabilities. Doctors said they have a higher chance of dying from COVID-19. Now many have to wait after Gov. Ned Lamont changed the vaccine rollout scheduled to an age-based system. An advocacy group now wants the state investigated, saying the group that was supposed to get their shots next is being discriminated against. Down syndrome has never stopped 32-year-old Nicholas Glomb from doing what he loves. “He works, he pays taxes, he votes,” said his mom Laura Glomb. Before the pandemic, Nicholas was working part-time at a supermarket, and he owns his own business, a hot dog stand that was all put on hold because of his under lying medical conditions. “It has been very, very difficult for him because he has been home. I mean home doing nothing for a yea,” Laura Glomb said. He was up next to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but that quickly changed when Lamont switched the eligibility to a person's age. Nick is now last, not allowed to sign up for a vaccine until early May. “This isn't reasonable, and I think it's discriminatory, I really do,” Laura Glomb said. So does the organization Disability Rights Connecticut. The advocacy group filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, calling on the agency to investigate. “They can't wait for this, and this is a matter of life and death for them,” said Deborah Dorfman, executive director of Disability Rights Connecticut. When asked about those with underlying health issues at a press conference on Thursday, the Lt. Governor said “people over 55 will account for 75% of the population with comorbidities and health issues, so if we keep going like the governor has planned, we will take care of 75% of the population.” However, that still leaves out Nick. “I'm not saying my son should be ahead of everyone else, but he shouldn't be behind everyone else either,” Laura Glomb said. There's an online petition going around that has been signed by hundreds of people, and can be found by <a href="https://www.change.org/p/ned-lamont-include-frontline-workers-and-comorbidities-in-ct-vaccination-5e7b214d-5e0f-4df7-bca7-63296dd2157a?recruiter=925953177&amp;utm_source=share_petition&amp;utm_medium=sms&amp;utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&amp;utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&amp;recruited_by_id=fb961550-0c43-11e9-bebf-eda28351c4df" target="_blank">clicking here</a>. Read the full complaint to the the U.S. Office of Civil Rights <a href="https://www.disrightsct.org/" target="_blank">here</a>.
Waterbury homicide suspect captured in VirginiaWATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -- Waterbury police arrested a man accused in a homicide that happened back in November. Earlier this week, police arrested James Gardner in Virginia. He was wanted for the murder of Henry Paulin, who was shot and killed at a Waterbury convenience store back on Nov. 8. Another person was injured in the shooting as well. <a href="https://www.wfsb.com/news/police-identify-man-who-died-in-double-waterbury-shooting/article_00f5184e-229e-11eb-a622-c3ac50b75627.html" target="_blank">RELATED: Police identify man who died in double Waterbury shooting</a> Gardner was extradited back to Connecticut and charged with murder, first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm or ammunition, criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, unlawful discharge, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal sale or transfer of a firearm, and first-degree reckless endangerment. He’s being held on a $2 million bond.
Route 9 northbound in Cromwell reopens following car fireCROMWELL, CT (WFSB) – Route 9 northbound in Cromwell has reopened following a car fire The Department of Transportation said Route 9 was closed between exits 16 and 18. The highway has partially reopened. There is no word if there are any injuries at this time. Check for traffic updates <a href="https://www.wfsb.com/traffic/" target="_blank">here</a>. Stay tuned to Ch. 3 for updates on this story.
Connecticut Children's researching rare COVID-related syndrome(WFSB) - Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a rare Covid-19-related illness that still has medical experts scratching their heads. MIS-C is being locally researched to better understand and faster detect it. The first cases started coming into Connecticut Children Medical Center's last April. "These were kids that were coming in with very high fever with an unexplained illness and when we saw them, we figured this could be related to COVID-19,” said Dr. Juan Salazar, physician-in-chief, Connecticut Children's. To date, Connecticut Children's has admitted 115 patients with COVID-19 or MIS-C in children. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found the average age of a child diagnosed with MIS-C is 8. Salazar said doctors still don't know exactly what causes it. However, it appears in children weeks after COVID-19 infection. Symptoms include stomach pain, rash, fever, also hand and feet swelling. It generally lasts for one to two weeks, but some patients are known to take a month to fully recover. How often it occurs is up for debate. Salazar said it's likely less than 1-percent of all COVID-19 cases. "We need to study it,” she told Channel 3. “We need to understand if there are any long-term heart issues. We need to understand if there are any long-term learning issues [and] cognitive issues, and that's something we need to look at in kids." MIS-C has been compared to another condition, Kawasaki disease. The symptoms are very similar, and it seems to be triggered by an infectious disease. Salazar said its exact cause is unknown as well. He hopes COVID-19 and MIS-C can help lead to an answer. "A lot of insights that are coming out of this new infection that will give us insights about what's been going on in kids the past 40 years in a disease we call Kawasaki," he said. Salazar could get that answer soon. The National Institutes of Health awarded him and eight others nationwide $20 million to study MIS-C. With his funds, he said he is working to develop technology that could quickly detect MIS-C and Kawasaki, just with the patient's saliva. Down the road, when doctors do know more about the conditions, the chip could help doctors start tailored treatments faster. "[It’s] a one by one-centimeter chip,” Salazar explained. If a child arrives to the emergency room with MIS-C symptoms, Salazar said the chip would identify if a child has it, Kawasaki disease or another viral illness within a half hour to an hour of the child's arrival. So far, 50 kids are enrolled in the study. Several labs are collaborating with Connecticut Children's on this, including some researchers from the country of Colombia. The NIH funding will last for four years.