Statewide News

WATCH: Weather Phenomenon Appears in Bristol


It is called a dust devil. No, it is not a vacuum but a strong, well-formed, and relatively long-lived whirlwind. They are comparable to tornadoes, both are a weather phenomenon involving a vertically oriented rotating column of wind. Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny ...READ MORE

Being Forgetful Pays Off Big for Local Resident


For most people, being forgetful is a real nuisance. Not true, for John Smedick, Jr. of Torrington. While John faithfully plays his favorite lottery numbers every morning — his wedding date and family birthdays — last Friday, he just couldn’t remember if he bought a ticket that night. To be ...READ MORE

Gillette Castle & The Connection With Bristol


Gillette Castle State Park straddles the towns of East Haddam and Lyme, sitting high above the Connecticut River. The castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on ...READ MORE

Too Damn Hot: Local Towns Offer Sweat Free Help


Central Connecticut is in for a scorcher this week. New England is a land of epic weather. In a single year, we can experience hurricanes, tornados, floods, droughts, blizzards, and a heat index in the triple digits. Most people enjoy sunny weather, but extreme heat can seriously damage your ...READ MORE

Busted: Killer From Puerto Rico Caught in Bristol


Bristol Police said on Friday, June 29 officers along with United States Marshals from the Fugitive Task Force, arrested John Carlos Crespo-Lopez of 57 Union Street, Bristol, CT. Crespo- Lopez had an arrest warrant out of Puerto Rico for two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. Puerto Rico ...READ MORE