Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. Despite silent streets and nearly nonexistent traffic, vehicle larcenies shot up […]

Motor vehicle accident closes Route 6 in Farmington

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A motor vehicle accident closed part of Route 6 in Farmington on Saturday morning. According to officials from the Farmington Police Department, the accident occurred between Fienemann Road and Scott Swamp Road on Route 6 (Colt Highway). As of 9 p.m. Saturday police say the actual accident has been cleared but […]

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within […]

Route 69 closed after two vehicles collide in Waterbury

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A two-vehicle accident closed part of Route 69 at Wolcott Street and Lakewood Road in Waterbury Saturday morning, leaving one person seriously injured. At 8:45 a.m. emergency responders were dispatched to the area of 1141 Wolcott Street where an accident between a water tanker and pickup truck occurred, according to Waterbury […]

Three-year-old dies, struck by vehicle in Willington

WILLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police confirmed Monday that a three-year-old boy died of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car on Tolland Turnpike in Willington. Police say they were dispatched to the scene around 5:07 p.m. Sunday. The child was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and was declared deceased […]

New Milford police investigating fatal vehicle crash involving motorcycle, SUV

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — New Milford police responded to a fatal car crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle on Danbury Road (Route 7) Thursday afternoon. Police say they were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. New Milford fire crews and Brookfield police also responded to the scene to assist. The motorcycle operator […]

Hartford PD investigating vehicle collision involving pedestrian

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police are investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the area of Maple Avenue and South Street early Friday morning. No word on the extent of any injuries. Police ask drivers to seek an alternate route until further notice. News 8 will update this story as more information […]

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