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Connecticut ‘hoarder’ killed after floor collapses

BOSTON (Reuters) – A 66-year-old Connecticut woman was found dead in the basement of her home after the first floor collapsed under the weight of a waist-deep pile of newspapers, bottles and other household detritus, local police said on Sunday. Police in the suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, responded to the…

Connecticut’s ‘best pastor’ charged with stealing $170,000 from elderly churchgoer

A Baptist pastor in Connecticut was arrested this week after being accused of stealing more than $170,000 from an elderly woman who was a member of his church. According to Attorney Joseph Mager, who is currently serving as conservator for the victim, a probate judge first noticed inconsistencies in the…

Connecticut substitute teacher, 72, arrested for fondling himself in front of students

A 72-year-old substitute teacher was arrested for touching himself in front of students at a high school in Stamford, Connecticut, Wednesday afternoon, according to CBS5. A teacher’s assistant told police she saw a male substitute teacher, identified as Michael Luecke,72, masturbating in front of some lockers at West Hill High…

Connecticut dad arrested for allegedly bullying his autistic son’s bullies

Police in Naugatuck, Connecticut arrested the 40-year-old father of a 12-year-old boy with autism when the father allegedly threatened a pair of boys who he believed had been tormenting his son. According to WFSB Channel 3, police opened an investigation into the incident not long after Carlos Stuart confronted the…

13 children injured on amusement park ride in Connecticut

At least 13 children have been taken to the hospital with injuries as a swing-style ride at a three-day festival Sunday afternoon in Norwalk, Conn. The swing ride in the Kids Cove section of the festival apparently lost power “causing the children on the ride to forcefully fall to the…

Connecticut man shoots self while biking and claims it was hoodie-wearing ‘gang’

A Connecticut man, who accidentally shot himself while riding a bicycle, was arrested this week after lying to police and saying that a “gang” of men wearing black hoodies had attacked him. The Connecticut Post reported that Stratford police were notified on Thursday that 22-year-old Wendell Docteur was being treated…

2 bodies found after small plane crashes into Connecticut homes

By Michelle McLoughlin EAST HAVEN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Two bodies have been located after a small plane crashed into two houses in East Haven, Connecticut, on Friday, and the death toll could rise, Governor Dannel Malloy said. Emergency workers have “visuals” on two bodies in the basement of one of…

Alleged cannibal killer goes on trial in Connecticut

A man accused of hacking another man to death with an axe and eating his flesh goes on trial in Connecticut Monday in one of the state’s most grisly murder cases in years. The homeless Florida man, 35-year-old Tyree Smith, allegedly showed up at a relative’s doorstep Bridgeport, Connecticut last…

Connecticut responds to Newtown with groundbreaking gun control laws

Three months after a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut is passing one of the…  …

Fourth football player charged in rape of Connecticut teens

A fourth high school football plater has been charged in the statutory rape case involving two 13-year-old girls. According to the Associated Press, the girls have been taunted and bullied online since coming forward with their story. A 17-year-old boy from Torrington, Connecticut was arrested on Wednesday and charged with…

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