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Early Warning Weather ForecastFrom Meteorologist Scot Haney in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… Today, 10/21/19: Becoming mostly sunny. High: 69 inland, 66 shore. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 46. Tuesday: Becoming mostly cloudy. Chance for showers late in the day and then rain is expected at night. Breezy. Low: 46. High: 62 inland, 64 shore. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy early, then a mix of sun and clouds. Low: 50. High: 61 inland, 62 shore. Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Low: 45. High: 64 inland, 63 shore. Friday: A mix of sun and clouds; breezy. Showers could arrive by night. Low: 46. High: 59 inland, 60 shore. Saturday: Cloudy. Rain will be likely. Low: 48. High: 57 inland, 60 shore. Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny. Low: 38. High: 59 inland, 59 shore.
North Carolina airport: Radar contact lost with small planeDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Radar contact was lost with a small plane approaching the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina Sunday evening, and airport operations were temporarily interrupted while fire and rescue units rushed to the nearby area, authorities said. A statement posted on the airport website said air traffic controllers notified the airport that a small aircraft was lost on radar about 7:25 p.m. Sunday as it was on approach to one of the runways. The statement added that airport firefighting units were immediately dispatched to the vicinity of William B. Umstead State Park, not far from the airport. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a brief statement that the aircraft lost from radar contact was a Piper PA32. The FAA website said the propeller plane typically has around six seats. It wasn't clear how many people were believed aboard. The statement from RDU, the airport authority, didn't say how long airport operations were paused. After search and rescue efforts were launched, the airport resumed operations. The airport's website showed that a number of arrivals were diverted between 7 and 8 p.m., and departures were delayed. Arrivals appeared to resume around 8 p.m. Sunday.
Family urges community to keep searching for missing manHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A Hartford family held a vigil on Sunday to urge the community to continue the search for a man who went missing eight years ago. It’s been eight years since the Garcia family last saw Angel “Ito” Garcia. On Sunday afternoon, the family and friends gathered at Colt Park in Hartford to ask the community to keep searching for him. Hartford mother, Laura Suazo told Channel 3 she is convinced someone knows something about her son, Angel’s whereabouts. She said Angel disappeared into thin air on October 21st, 2011. Investigators said Garcia was last seen riding a red dirt bike. “I want to tell viewers please keep an eye even if they’re not even sure that it’s him, call it in. Just call it in. You never know,” said Suazo. Suazo said her ask comes from a deeply personal place. "I’m his mother. There’s no way I’m giving up. I need closures. I need answers. And I will not rest until I find him," said Suazo. Garcia’s family described Angel as a family guy and a person who enjoying laughing and living life. Those with information on Angel’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact Hartford Police, at 860-757-4000.
West Hartford salon raises awareness for breast cancer month with haircutsWEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A hair salon in West Hartford hosted their 19th annual haircut-a-thon to raise awareness for breast cancer. Hairdressers at Matthew Phillips Salon on LaSalle Rd. in West Hartford were busy on Sunday morning with clients for a good cause. Seven-year breast cancer survivor, Nancy Frobel told Channel 3 that she tries to support this cause every year. “I try to do this every year if I can. I commend the people who do this. It’s a wonderful thing to do,” said Frobel. “I did lose my hair and I was so afraid of that,” explained Frobel. But she said she was determined to fight the cancer. “Like I said to the people who would stare I said, ‘you know what, this isn’t the disease. This is the cure. It means the medicine is working and it’s making me better.’” Nancy told Channel 3 she was fortunate to have family and friends who supported her during her most difficult days with cancer. “He would tell me every day like, ‘you’re still beautiful, and I love you so much,’ and little things like that just make a difference, you know?” Nancy said she does what she can to support other women who have been through what she has. “Be resilient about mammograms,” encouraged Frobel. “And there are so many wonderful things that have been developed through the years.” One hundred percent of the proceeds from the haircuts at the Matthew Phillips Salon will be donated to breast cancer research at Hartford Hospital. “It saves lives. Families. Women can go home and say I don’t have it,” explained owner, Matthew Phillips. “It makes a lot of people aware of what’s going on, so this enables people to get checked.” Over the last 19 years, the salon raised more than $200,000 for breast cancer research. The salon’s goal is to remind clients and their families how important awareness, research, and funding is in the fight against breast cancer. “My hope is that maybe someday in my lifetime maybe they’ll find a cure or even a treatment that perhaps you might not lose your hair,” said Frobel.
Student found dead at Southern Connecticut State University in New HavenNEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -- A student was found dead in his car at a Southern Connecticut State University parking garage on Sunday morning. Officials with the University said 22-year-old Brookfield student, Sean Gallo was found unresponsive in his car at the West Campus Parking Garage at about 11 a.m. on Sunday. Officials said Gallo was in his first semester at SCSU after transferring from Naugatuck Valley Community College. Gallo was majoring in history. University Police are investigating to determine a cause of death but said there is no evidence of foul play. "Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sean’s family and friends on this untimely loss," said President Joe Bertolino. Counseling services are available to students on Monday in Engleman Hall, Room B219, or students may call 203 392-5475 to set up an appointment. Students in need of support may also seek out residence life staff or the Dean of Students’ office.
Health officials say now is the time to get your flu shotHARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Flu season is here and now is the time to get your flu shot. That's the reminder from health officials as they prepare for increased flu activity. Health officials are warning that the upcoming flu season could be severe. The CDC is recommending people get their flu shots by the end of October. It typically takes about two weeks to build up your immunity once you get the shot. Doctors say you want to get one before thanksgiving. That's when you're more likely to see more people, travel, and be exposed to germs. The flu is highly contagious and generally spreads from person to person when someone with the virus sneezes. Th flu typically starts circulating widely in November or December and peaks by February. During recent flu seasons, most flu related deaths have been reported in people 65 years and older. Health experts also say washing your hands often is a great way to prevent the illness, in addition to getting your flu shot. Several towns are holding flu clinics in the coming weeks including in Wolcott, where there will be a drive-thru clinic Monday, October 21.
Multiple crews battle house fire in Killingworth on SaturdayKILLINGWORTH, CT (WFSB) -- Multiple fire crews were called to a house fire in Killingworth on Saturday night. Crews were called to a house fire on Roast Meat Hill Rd., reported by a passerby driving, just before 8 p.m. Killingworth, Clinton, Madison, and North Madison responded to the fire. It is unknown if any one was injured in the fire. State Police and the Killingworth Fire Marshal are investigating the cause and origin of the fire. Stay with Channel 3 for updates as this story is developing.
Off duty firefighter rescues family from burning homeTORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -- An off-duty fire fighter rescued a family from their home as it caught on fire in Torrington early Saturday morning. Off-duty firefighter, Brian Parks, rushed to the scene prior to the Fire Department arriving, officials said. Parks safely evacuated the single-family home on location. No one was injured. Crews responded to the house fire at Country Club Rd. and began extinguishing the fire. Upon arrival, crews knocked down a fire in the home and the garage. Crews requested a second alarm due to the severity of the fire and brought in off-duty firefighters for manpower and coverage of the city. The Drakeville, Harwinton Westside Volunteer, and Torringford Volunteer Fire Departments were requested to staff their respective firehouse for coverage as well. The home was a total loss and officials said the family is staying with relatives. The Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.
Man arrested in Plymouth with over 120 bags of heroinPLYMOUTH, CT (WFSB) -- Plymouth Police arrested a man who they said had over 120 bags of heroin in his possession. Police arrested 35-year-old Ryan Marchetti on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics in a school zone, and intent to sell after they said he was found with over 120 bags of heroin in his car. Officers were patrolling the Plymouth Center School area when they spotted a man entering his vehicle that had its interior dome lights on. Officers observed numerous items of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle which warranted a search and arrest of Marchetti. Marchetti posted a $5,000 bond and is due to appear in court on November 4th.
Three people injured after boating incident in Hebron on SaturdayHEBRON, CT (WFSB) -- Officials said three people were taken to the hospital following a boating incident on Amston Lake in Hebron on Saturday. The Department of Energy and Environmental (DEEP) Environmental Conservation Police Captain Lundin told Channel 3 that a 19-year-old woman was taken by LIFESTAR to Hartford Hospital for injuries related to a canoe incident on Amston Lake in Hebron just before 4 p.m. on Saturday. Capt. Lundin said several young adults were involved in the incident, and a 19-year-old female and a 19-year-old man were taken to the Marlborough Clinic with injuries. The extent of which is unknown. All three people attended Wesleyan University in Middletown. Few details were released on the incident and the events that took place, as the investigation continues. Capt. Lundin said the young adults were wearing life jackets. Multiple fire companies, including Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Company, Lebanon and Hebron, as well as, DEEP EnCon Police, State Police, and LIFESTAR responded. Channel 3 has a crew on the way and will update this story with developing news.