Willimantic PD: 18-year-old steals ambulance from Windham Hospital, crashes it

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Willimantic arrested an 18-year-old man for stealing an ambulance from a local hospital on Tuesday evening. Police responded to Windham Hospital around 8:45 p.m., where hospital personnel said someone stole an ambulance, crashed it on hospital grounds, then ran off. RELATED: 11 stolen vehicles recovered in Hartford Police operation […]

Coronavirus pushes annual Boom Box parade online

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s quirky Boom Box Independence Day parade has gone online this year for what is being dubbed the Zoom Box Parade. The Willimantic parade dates to 1986 when the town couldn’t find a marching band for its Memorial Day parade. Organizers approached radio station WILI-AM to provide marching music for people […]

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