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|Win Tickets to Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party – Volume 17CBSlocal.com / 1 min. ago more|
Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party Volume 17 is coming to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 and we want to send you to see the show. Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster.com and any Ticketmaster outlet, but we want you to win them right here. Tune in to Morning with Ray Dunaway all week long, and know the answer to the trivia question below. When you hear the cue to call, know the answer and dial 1-800-953-1080 for your chance to win two tickets to see the show! Trivia Question: What is Bowzer’s birthday? September 14, 1947 Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Doo-Wop Party – Volume 17 Starring: KENNY VANCE & THE PLANOTONES- The Return! CHARLIE THOMAS’ DRIFTERS JAY SIEGEL’S TOKENS SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, Original Lead Singer of THE SHIRELLES DENNIS TUFANO, Original Lead Singer of THE BUCKINGHAMS JOEY DEE THE DUBS JOHNNY CONTARDO, Formerly of SHA NA NA BOWZER & THE STINGRAYS With Special Guests: THE ORIGINAL COMETS Brought to you by Newstalk 1080 and Mohegan Sun – Full of Life.
|Crash closes Route 44 in PutnamConnecticut News / 46 min. ago more|
Route 44 in Putnam is closed following a motor vehicle accident Sunday night. According to Connecticut's Department of Transportation, Route 44 at Munyan Road in Putnam is closed due to a motor vehicle accident.
|Palin Son Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges in AlaskaNBC Connecticut / 2 h. 45 min. ago more|
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's eldest son, Track, was arraigned Sunday on domestic violence charges, according to online court records.Track Palin, was arraigned Sunday morning on charges of felony burglary, assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief for causing property damage in Wasilla, Alaska, according to court records. The criminal mischief charge was for causing between $250 and $999 in property damage. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The alleged incident occurred on Saturday, according to the court records, which indicated that all charges were related to domestic violence, reported NBC News.Further details on the nature of the alleged incident were not immediately available. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report An attorney for Todd and Sarah Palin said on behalf of the two that the Palins were unable to comment on the incident.Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
|CAS Featured Student Artist: Yasmin L.FOX 61 / 3 h. 1 min. ago more|
Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Yasmin L. Junior Wethersfield High School Wethersfield, CT Yasmin was chosen to receive this recognition for her outstanding work in the visual arts. About the CAS Featured Student Artist In partnership with the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and proudly brought to you by Wood N’ Tap, FOX61 will spotlight a CAS Featured Student Artist each month. This campaign recognizes excellence and promotes the value of The Arts for students in grades K-12 across Connecticut. Representatives of the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) choose the students featured on the recommendation of the administration in their school district including principals and teachers in the arts. Each Featured Student Artist will receive a gift card from Wood N’ Tap restaurant group and a CT Art Trail Art Passport from the The Connecticut Art Trail. About the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS): The Mission: is to promote excellence in the education of all students by developing the skills and effectiveness of school leaders including administrators, staff and students. The Purpose: is a private, non‐profit organization whose purpose is to improve the learning of every student in Connecticut by contributing to the improvement of elementary and secondary education. CAS, through its divisions including the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), works to serve the collective interests and needs of Connecticut schools by providing leadership and professional development services to promote excellence in the education of all students. Theory of Action: believe that the intellectual, physical and emotional growth and development of students will improve and be sustained through strengthening and aligning organizational systems closest to the instructional core within schools. We also believe that athletics and other student activities enrich and support student engagement in the learning process. We believe further that because improved student growth and learning are significantly influenced by adults, the primary responsibility of leadership is to improve the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the adults in the system. Finally, we believe that through effective support and accountability systems, school leaders can develop their instructional and organizational leadership capacities for the purpose of promoting a high degree of student learning. The CAS Featured Student Artist is proudly brought to you by
|Win Admission To First Night Hartford 2018CBSlocal.com / 3 h. 1 min. ago more|
Tune in all this week during Sound Off Connecticut for your chance to win admission to First Night Hartford– all you have to do is call in and win! First Night is a celebration of the New Year through the arts. It is an alcohol free, family-friendly, public celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual and festivity. The day is a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year’s experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. The day includes TWO spectacular fireworks shows at 6 PM and midnight in Bushnell Park that can be seen throughout the city by thousands of residents and visitors . This is the 29th Anniversary of First Night Hartford, so be sure to come this year on Sunday, December 31, 2017. Join the fun and keep the tradition going! Listen for your chance to call-in all this week with Jim Vicevich. When you hear the cue to call, dial 1-800-953-1080 and you could win a four pack of wrist bands to experience First Night Hartford 2018. For complete First Night Hartford schedule visit www.firstnighthartford.org or call 860-727-0050. First Night Hartford is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to building community and celebrating diversity through the arts. There are currently more than 70 First Night festivals annually presented in cities and towns nationwide.
|One Person Dead In Hartford ShootingCBSlocal.com / 5 h. 6 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Connecticut (CBS Connecticut) — Hartford Police say a man is dead following a shooting in the capital city Sunday afternoon. Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene of the shooting near 97 Van Block Ave. around 12:15 p.m. Deputy Chief of Police Brain Foley says the man killed is believed to be 55 years old. The incident is under investigation.
|Experts, conservation groups to embark on comprehensive Connecticut bird studyConnecticut News / 5 h. 19 min. ago more|
An American oystercatcher and a crow along the rocks off of Pequot Avenue in New London on Wednesday April 2, 2014. State officials, biologists and environmentalists are embarking on a multi-year study of bird populations and habitats in Connecticut in what they say is the first statewide assessment of bird life of its kind.
|Eagles Rally To Stun Giants, Earn First-Round Playoff ByeCBSlocal.com / 5 h. 40 min. ago more|
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — One down, one to go for the Philadelphia Eagles. Nick Foles replaced the injured Carson Wentz and threw four touchdown passes, and the NFC East champion Eagles (12-2) secured a well-deserved first-round bye in the playoffs with a harder-than-expected 34-29 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. Philadelphia can wrap-up NFC home-field advantage next weekend either with a Minnesota loss at Green Bay on Saturday or an Eagles win at home over Oakland on Christmas (Monday) night. “It’s something this organization earned and we have to keep on fighting and have the same mindset that got us to this position and keep on winning football games, stay hungry,” said Nelson Agholor, one of four receivers to catch a Foles touchdown. What’s been remarkable for the Eagles is the way they have overcome season-ending injuries to Wentz, offensive lineman Jason Peters, linebacker Jordan Hicks, running back Darren Sproles, and kicker Caleb Sturgis. Wentz went down last week with an ACL and the Eagles never missed a beat with Foles, who finished off a win at the Rams, and on Sunday went 24 of 38 for 237 yards and no picks. “Obviously everyone is thinking about Carson, and Carson got us here,” defensive lineman Chris Long said. “He is a hell of a player, but Nick just showed what he is all about. Outside the locker room there was a lot of panic about what the offense was going to look like. People were wondering if we were going to need to bring someone in. No, we don’t need to bring someone in. Nick is a hell of a quarterback.” The Eagles rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to win. They made a late stand on first-and-goal in the final minute in spoiling a three-touchdown, season-high 434-yard passing game by Eli Manning. Foles clearly is no Wentz. He is more of a pocket passer, and there were times in the game when Wentz clearly would have been scrambling for a first down. Foles carried twice for zero yards, but hit Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton and Agholor on scoring passes. Philadelphia will play its final two regular-season game at home and then wait for the conference semifinal. Manning hit Tavarres King on two touchdowns and Sterling Shepard on one. Orleans Darkwa scored on a short run and Aldrick Rosas kicked a 28-yard field goal. FOLES ON FOLES The Eagles re-signed Foles in the offseason. He had played in only three games with the Chiefs last season, starting one. His touchdowns were his first in 14 months. “It’s really special,” the 28-year-old said. “I mean this whole journey and being back in Philly, it’s crazy if I’m being honest just wearing the Eagles jersey. To go back to Philly and wear it, I take a lot of pride in that. I can’t say enough about our guys. They made some big plays today to help with those touchdowns, they made some big plays. But yeah, it’s been a special moment for sure.” BLOCK HEADS The Eagles had a field day torturing Giants kickers. They blocked an extra point, punt and field goal. The block on the punt set up a touchdown. The last time a team had a hat trick of blocked kicks was the Buffalo Bills against New England on Nov. 24, 1991. Derek Barnett knocked down the extra point on the Giants‘ first touchdown. Kamu Grugier-Hill blocked a punt in the second quarter, leading to the score that gave the Eagles a 21-20 lead. Malcolm Jenkins set up the Eagles’ final points by blocking a 48-yard field goal attempt by Aldrick Rosas. Fourteen plays later, Jake Elliott booted a 20-yarder to give Philadelphia a 34-29 lead in the fourth quarter. PEAK ELI It’s been a tough year for Manning. He was benched earlier this month to end his consecutive games played streak at 210 while suffering through a humiliating season. The veteran showed there is still life in his 36-year-old arm in both loses to the Eagles. He threw for 366 yards earlier in the season against them, and topped that Sunday. “We know what he’s capable of and that showed today,” Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said. Manning was 37 of 57 with one interception. HOME FIELD DISADVANTAGE Many Giants fans stayed home, freeing up tickets for Eagles supporters who made the trip up the New Jersey Turnpike. They made their presence felt, especially in the fourth quarter. Chants of “DEFENSE, DEFENSE” rang out when the Giants had the ball. On the Giants‘ final failed drive deep into Eagles territory, the Philadelphia fans made so much noise Manning said the offense had trouble hearing the calls, causing right tackle Bobby Hart to jump offside. That penalty cost New York five valuable yards after it had pushed down to the Philadelphia 6-yard line. “I don’t blame our fans,” Manning said. “It bothers me that that’s the way this season turned out. We didn’t do our part. You’re playing late in the year and you’re not playing for a place in the playoffs.” INJURIES: The Giants had safety Landon Collins and linebacker B.J. Goodson leave after aggravating ankle injuries. King suffered a concussion on his 57-yard TD catch which ended with a dive into the end zone. Eagles nickel cornerback Patrick Robinson left in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion. Eagles tight end Trey Burton, who caught a TD after the blocked punt, was limited in the second half by cramps. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Georgia theme park offers free tickets for eating cricketsFOX 61 / 6 h. 23 min. ago more|
VALDOSTA, Ga. — A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobble up a roasted cricket. The challenge was meant to promote the park’s upcoming attraction called MEGABUGS! The Valdosta Daily Times reports the interactive insect attraction will open in March. Exhibits will include giant replicas of insects including a 15-foot (4.5-meter) dragonfly, a 26-foot (8-meter) hissing cockroach and a 50-foot (15-meter) millipede. Wild Adventures officials said in a news release the exhibits will showcase the unique sounds and movements that insects make.
|Massachusetts marijuana aficionados roll 100-foot-long jointFOX 61 / 6 h. 29 min. ago more|
WORCESTER, Mass. — Massachusetts marijuana aficionados have rolled a 100-foot-long joint. The effort was led by Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group Beantown Greentown during an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday. They perfected a secret rolling technique using 1,000 grams (35.27 ounces) of their own pot trimmings. The Telegram & Gazette reports that people crowded around to take selfies when the final product was displayed Saturday. Thousands of people attended the exhibition. The newspaper says 55-year-old Denise Fournier, of Gardner, Massachusetts, asked the question on everybody’s mind: “When are you going to light it up?” Massachusetts last year voted to legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana. A Cannabis Control Commission is writing regulations to govern the sale of cannabis.
|1 Fire fighter injured in New Haven fire; 2 families displacedFOX 61 / 6 h. 38 min. ago more|
NEW HAVEN — A fire fighter was injured and two families were displaced in a fire that severely damaged a home Sunday morning. The fire, at 75 Dorman St. left three adults and an infant without a place to stay. The Red Cross is assisting the families. The fire fighter is recovering from his injuries. The cause of the fire in the three story house is under investigation.
|Panthers owner Richardson selling NFL team amid sexual, racist misconduct accusationsFOX 61 / 7 h. 32 min. ago more|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have announced that owner Jerry Richardson is selling the NFL franchise amid an investigation by the league into allegations of sexual and racist misconduct by Richardson in the workplace. The team announced on Twitter that Richardson is selling the team, linking to a five-paragraph letter by the franchise’s only owner. Richardson said in the open letter “I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership. Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of the NFL season.” Jerry Richardson will put Carolina Panthers up for sale https://t.co/jvPW3GRAAi — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 18, 2017 The NFL awarded Richardson an expansion franchise in 1993 and he has been the team’s only owner. The letter did not directly address the investigation.
|Patriots rally behind Gronkowski, edge Steelers 27-24FOX 61 / 7 h. 39 min. ago more|
Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski did it to the Pittsburgh Steelers again. One questionable decision by Ben Roethlisberger helped. Brady fed Gronkowski repeatedly to set up Dion Lewis’ go-ahead 8-yard touchdown with 56 seconds remaining and Roethlisberger was intercepted in the end zone with 5 seconds left as the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 on Sunday. The Patriots (11-3) gained the inside track for homefield advantage in the AFC playoffs by ending Pittsburgh’s eight-game winning streak. Brady threw for 298 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Gronkowski, fresh off a one-game suspension, finished with nine receptions for 168 yards, including four on the game-winning drive. It briefly looked like it wouldn’t be enough. The Steelers (11-3), who played most of the game without injured wide receiver Antonio Brown, appeared to take the lead when Roethlisberger connected with tight end Jesse James for a 10-yard touchdown with 28 seconds to left. The play was overturned on review, with official Tony Corrente saying the ball did not “survive” the completion of the catch. Roethlisberger hit Darrius Heyward-Bey for a short gain but stayed in bounds. With the clock running and no timeouts left, Roethlisberger hurried to the line. Rather than spike it to set up a short kick that would have sent the game to overtime, Roethlisberger tried to win it. Instead, he lost it. His pass to Eli Rogers was batted into the air, and New England safety Duron Harmon came down with it. One kneel down later the Patriots had their fifth straight victory over the Steelers. Roethlisberger completed 22 of 30 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and the pick. Le’Veon Bell ran for 117 yards and added another 48 receiving as Pittsburgh hung in there even with Brown, the NFL’s leading receiver, in a hospital having his left calf injury examined. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin hardly downplayed the pregame hype, welcoming the moment and the pressure that comes along with it even while facing an opponent that he’s beaten just twice during his 11-year tenure and never in a game of true consequence, including a blowout loss in the AFC championship game 11 months ago. Pittsburgh received an early emotional jolt when cameras cut to injured linebacker Ryan Shazier sitting in a private box less than two weeks removed from spinal stabilization surgery. The crowd at rainy Heinz Field roared as Shazier, who appeared to be seated, waved a Terrible Towe l. The 25-year-old is recovering from spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6, two days after leaving a Monday night victory over Cincinnati on a stretcher following a routine hit on Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone. The emotional boost of Shazier’s surprise cameo faded quickly. Brady took a snap, and the reality the Steelers face without their most irreplaceable defensive player set in. Brady took the Patriots right down the field, connecting with Cooks for a 43-yard gain that set up Rex Burkhead’s 1-yard touchdown. The Steelers answered immediately on an 18-yard lob from Roethlisberger to Eli Rogers. Pittsburgh took its first lead over the Patriots since 2011 early in the second quarter on a Chris Boswell field goal, one that came at a possibly heavy price. Brown left in obvious pain after getting his left leg tangled up with a pair of New England defenders. He was helped to the medical tent then taken to a hospital for further examination. Still, Pittsburgh hung around thanks to the depth they didn’t have while getting rolled by New England the last time the AFC superpowers met. Bryant, suspended all of last season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, made a pretty one-handed touchdown catch late in the first half that put Pittsburgh up 17-10 at the break. Bell, limited to just 11 snaps in Foxborough last January, churned up clock and yards. Smith-Schuster, the ebullient rookie, caught six passes for 114 yards, including a 69-yard catch-and-run that put the Steelers in position to at least tie it. Roethlisberger opted to go for the wind instead, a decision now that could have ramifications in January. UP NEXT New England: Host Buffalo on Christmas Eve. The Patriots handled the Bills 23-3 in the first meeting of the season earlier this month in Buffalo. Pittsburgh: Visits Houston on Christmas Day.
|Serious accident reported in PutnamFOX 61 / 7 h. 56 min. ago more|
PUTNAM — Emergency crews responded to an accident with serious injuries Sunday evening. Officials said the crash happened at 450 Providence Pike around 7:20 p.m. At least one person was seriously injured in the crash. Check back for more details as they become available.
|Trump says he is not considering firing MuellerFOX 61 / 8 h. 9 min. ago more|
President Donald Trump says he’s not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, but added that his “people” are “very upset” about the counsel’s decision to obtain tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team. Asked Sunday night if he was considering firing Mueller, Trump said, “No, I’m not.” Following his return to the White House from Camp David, Trump told reporters that he thought it was “pretty sad” that the special counsel got a hold of the emails, which Trump transition lawyers said Mueller’s team “unlawfully” obtained. The President also reiterated that there was no collusion between Russian and his campaign. “I can’t imagine there’s anything on (the emails), frankly, because as we said, there’s no collusion. No collusion whatsoever,” Trump said. “But a lot of lawyers thought that was pretty sad.” Lawyers representing the Trump transition wrote to members of Congress accusing Mueller’s team of obtaining unauthorized access to tens of thousands of transition emails in the course of its Russia investigation, including what they claim to be documents protected by attorney-client privilege. A spokesman for Mueller has denied the accusations that its access to the emails was unauthorized. “When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” special counsel spokesman Peter Carr said early Sunday. The Special Counsel’s Office, which is investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, has faced increased scrutiny in recent weeks, with reports about potential political bias within Mueller’s team and reports of potential conflicts of interest within the Department of Justice. California Rep. Jackie Speier and other Democratic lawmakers have expressed concerns in recent days that Trump would fire Mueller, prompting some discussion about the issue on Sunday morning talk shows. “I believe that the President wants all of this shut down,” Speier speculated during an appearance Friday on KQED in California. “He wants to shut down these investigations and he wants to fire special counsel Mueller.” Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted his own concerns Friday, saying, “I’m increasingly worried Republicans will shut down the House Intelligence Committee investigation at the end of the month.” However, Trump, his lawyers, his Cabinet, and White House staff all say Mueller isn’t on the chopping block. On Saturday, Ty Cobb told CNN in a statement that there are no plans to fire Mueller. “As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel,” Cobb said.
|'A Connecticut Christmas' - New Haven RegisterGoogle News / 8 h. 23 min. ago more|
New Haven Register'A Connecticut Christmas'New Haven RegisterIt's as simple as flipping through the pages of “A Connecticut Christmas, Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style,” a book of photographs by Chester's Caryn B. Davis and text by state author Eric D. Lehman. The 10-by-8-inch coffee table ...
|Review: An evening with Kenny Rogers at Oakdale Theatre in Connecticut - Digital JournalGoogle News / 8 h. 43 min. ago more|
Digital JournalReview: An evening with Kenny Rogers at Oakdale Theatre in ConnecticutDigital JournalWallingford - On December 15, Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers performed at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. This show was a part of "The Gambler's Last Deal" farewell tour. It was comprised of his Greatest Hits, coupled ...
|Navy ships in deadly collisions had lengthy training lapsesFOX 61 / 8 h. 54 min. ago more|
Two US Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions this year — the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald — had lengthy records of expired training certifications and some requirements had lapsed for more than two years, according to a new report obtained by CNN. New data submitted by the Government Accountability Office in response to questions from Rep. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat, confirmed CNN’s previous reporting that both the McCain and Fitzgerald failed to fulfill key training qualifications ahead of the incidents that occurred this summer. Two Connecticut sailors were killed in the separate collisions. 26-year-old Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, from Suffield, was killed on the USS John S. McCain. Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh, 25, was from Oakville. He was killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel. The oldest of four siblings, his mother and the children moved to Connecticut in 2005. He joined the Navy in 2014 after taking a few classes at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Seven of the McCain’s 22 certifications were expired as of June 26, 2017 — two of which had lapsed for more than two years, according to the report. The crew had failed to renew its cruise missile qualification for 28 months and its surface fire support training for 26 months, the data reveals. The Fitzgerald had 15 of 22 expired certifications as of the same date and most of its training requirements had lapsed for nearly a year. In September, CNN first reported on the ships’ dismal training records and the latest GAO assessment continues to shed light on one factor that may have contributed to the two collisions with commercial ships in June and August, which killed 17 sailors. Out of the “Tier Two” mission areas for certification that the GAO focused on during its September congressional testimony, 10 of 10 were expired on the Fitzgerald and six of 10 were expired for the McCain. Expired certifications listed for the Fitzgerald in the latest GAO data included areas related to seamanship (10 months), communications (9 months), and several key warfare mission areas. Courtney said in an interview that he was particularly concerned to learn of the length that some of the certifications had lapsed. “This is not some temporary coincidence or confluence of a momentary event — that list describes a chronic issue,” Courtney said. “I think it loops back to the fact that why are standards in the 7th Fleet not being maintained at the same level as other parts of the Navy in other parts of the world?” The issue of lapsed certifications is a problem that is currently being addressed, according to Navy spokesperson Cmdr. William Speaks. “While the investigation did not specifically note lapsed certifications as a causal factor for the collisions, we have recognized that it is a problem and have made changes to address that problem. The Navy is, and has been since the collisions occurred, taking actions to improve our readiness,” Speaks told CNN. “Through the Operational Pause, Comprehensive Review, Strategic Readiness Review and the immediate actions taken in the Pacific Fleet, the Navy is making substantive changes to prevent the tragic events of this summer from happening again,” he added. When CNN first reported on the certification data in September, a Navy official argued that the GAO was focused on higher-level warfighting certifications and not the nuts-and-bolts certifications for operating ships where the Pacific fleet’s destroyers and cruisers have a better record. John Pendleton, the GAO’s director of defense force structure and readiness issues, testified earlier this year that eight of the 11 destroyers and cruisers in the Pacific, or 73%, had expired training certifications for seamanship and undersea warfare, and 64% had cruise missile and surface warfare certifications that had expired. Pendleton said at the time that seamanship stood out as a problem area. The deadly destroyer accidents — along with two Navy cruiser collisions in the Pacific earlier this year — prompted the dismissal of the Navy’s 7th Fleet commander Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, as well as multiple reviews of the way the Navy trains, maintains and deploys its fleet that’s stretched thin. Preliminary findings in the Navy’s Fitzgerald investigation — which CNN reported in July — determined that the crew failed to understand and acknowledge the cargo ship was approaching and failed to take any action necessary to avoid the collision. The ship’s commanding officer, executive officer and senior non-commissioned officer were relieved of their duties following the collision. The USS McCain’s training record was better than the USS Fitzgerald’s, but the ship was still overdue on a majority of its training certifications. The training records of the McCain and Fitzgerald were worse than the average warship in the Pacific, but they weren’t the only ones with training problems. GAO testimony released earlier this year revealed that expired training certifications for the Navy’s 11 cruisers and destroyers based in Japan had skyrocketed five-fold from 7% in January 2015 to 37% in June. Two-thirds of the certifications had been expired for at least five months. Training issues have been particularly acute for ships based in Japan. The Navy has moved toward a model of basing ships abroad so they can deploy more quickly and frequently, but that method has come at the cost of training and maintenance, the GAO has warned. According to past GAO reports, ships based overseas had less time for training and maintenance time compared to ships that call US ports home, and Pendleton testified that ships in Japan had no dedicated training periods at all.
|Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs: ReportsNBC Connecticut / 9 h. 31 min. ago more|
The Pentagon said that it had a secret program that lasted for five years that investigated unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to multiple reports published Saturday.The program, which only a few officials knew about, ran from 2007 to 2012, according to reports in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and received $22 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Defense budget. It investigated sightings by military pilots of flying objects that "maneuvered so unusually and so fast that they seemed to defy the laws of physics," Politico reported. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The Times' included a Youtube video that suggests the footage was taken from a Navy fighter jet and shows an "unidentified aerial phenomenon." Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report The Pentagon acknowledged the existence of the program."The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe," Pentagon spokeswoman Laura Ochoa said in an email to Reuters. "It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change." Calif. Woman Decks Home With 23 Christmas Trees According to the reports, officials claim the program is still in existence in some form today and sightings are still being investigated. But the Pentagon did not confirm or deny that."The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed," Ochoa told Reuters.Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, who represented Nevada from 1987 to 2017, was a strong supporter of getting funding for the program, as he had a fascination for face phenomena, according to the Times. On Twitter Saturday, Reid linked to the Times' story, writing, "The truth is out there. Seriously."Photo Credit: Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images, File, This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|Police investigating fatal stabbing in New LondonFOX 61 / 9 h. 59 min. ago more|
NEW LONDON -- Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that took the life of a man Sunday. #BREAKING VIDEO: #NewLondon Police investigating fatal stabbing Sunday afternoon on grand street. Here’s video of the scene @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/VC5a6ifPwc — Michael Howard (@MHoward_TV) December 17, 2017 Police said at 2;30 p.m. Sunday, they received a call that a man had been stabbed in a home in the area of Grand and Elm Streets. The man was taken to L&M Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police have identified the victim as Travon Brown, 37, of New London. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the New London Police Department's Detective Division at 860-447-1481 or anonymous information can be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411). Two people were killed in New London last weekend. Police arrested Patrick McInerney, 43, of New London, on Sunday in connection with the stabbing of Robert Pomerleau, 49, of New London, On Saturday, Quvonte Andre Gray, 21 of Florida. was killed in a shooting.
|Wintry Mix May Cause Slick Spots During Monday's AM CommuteNBC Connecticut / 10 h. 6 min. ago more|
The NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking the potential for a wintry mix that could cause isolated icy patches during the Monday morning commute.A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern half of the state as another round of winter weather moves through overnight into Monday morning. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill Sunday featured temperatures in the 20s and 30s with clouds increasing through the afternoon and into the evening. By midnight parts of the state will start to see some light flurries.The light snow will continue into the morning, with warming temperatures causing the snow to transition into icy rain toward the morning commute. The precipitation won’t be heavy, but it could cause slick roads in some parts. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report High temperatures Monday will be in the mid to high 30s with lows in the 20s. The shoreline will see slightly warmer temperatures with highs in the low 40s and lows in the high 20s. Warmer air moves in for Tuesday. Calif. Woman Decks Home With 23 Christmas Trees Get the latest forecast anytime by clicking here.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
|New London Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing on Grand StreetNBC Connecticut / 10 h. 13 min. ago more|
New London police are investigating a deadly stabbing on Grand Street.New London Police Chief Peter Reichard confirmed detectives are investigating after a male victim was fatally stabbed Sunday afternoon. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill A crime scene was established near the intersection of Grand Street and Elm Street, according to an NBC Connecticut crew on scene.No other information was immediately available. NBC Connecticut has a crew on scene and will provide updates as they come into the newsroom. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Wintry Mix Could Cause Slick Spots During Monday Morning Commute - NBC ConnecticutGoogle News / 10 h. 15 min. ago more|
NBC ConnecticutWintry Mix Could Cause Slick Spots During Monday Morning CommuteNBC ConnecticutThe NBC Connecticut meteorologists are tracking the potential for a wintry mix that could cause isolated icy patches during the Monday morning commute. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern half of the state as another round of winter ...and more »
|New London Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing on Grand Street - NBC ConnecticutGoogle News / 10 h. 19 min. ago more|
NBC ConnecticutNew London Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing on Grand StreetNBC ConnecticutNew London Police Chief Peter Reichard confirmed detectives are investigating after a male victim was fatally stabbed Sunday afternoon. A crime scene was established near the intersection of Grand Street and Elm Street, according to an NBC Connecticut ...27-Year-Old Man Stabbed to Death in New LondonU.S. News & World ReportNew London PD identify victim in fatal stabbingWTNH Connecticut News (press release)all 11 news articles »
|Eagles Beat Giants 34 – 29CBSlocal.com / 10 h. 38 min. ago more|
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Nick Foles threw four touchdown passes in his first start replacing the injured Carson Wentz, and the Philadelphia Eagles secured a first-round playoff bye, rallying from an early 14-point deficit to defeat the surprising New York Giants 34-29 on Sunday. Foles hit 24 of 38 passes for 237 yards and no interceptions. The Eagles (12-2) made a late stand on first-and-goal in the final minute in edging the Giants (2-12) for the second time this season, spoiling a three-touchdown, season-high 434-yard passing game by Eli Manning. Foles hit Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton and Nelson Agholor on scoring passes ranging from 3 to 13 yards in filling in for Wentz, who tore an ACL last week and was lost for the season after a brilliant year. The Eagles also got two field goals from Jake Elliott and three blocked kicks from their special teams, foiling an extra point, a punt and field goal. The block on the punt set up a touchdown. Manning finished 37 of 57 and hit Tavarres King on two touchdowns and Sterling Shepard on one. Orleans Darkwa scored on a short run and Aldrick Rosas kicked a 28-yard field goal. Manning drove the Giants from their 25 with 3:56 to play to the Eagles 9 with about a minute to go. A 2-yard loss on a pass to Shepard, an incompletion in the end zone and 5-yard run by Shane Vereen got New York to the Philadelphia 6 with 48 seconds to play. Right tackle Bobby Hart had a procedure penalty on fourth down, putting the ball at the 11. Manning then threw a pass to Evan Engram at the back of the end zone that was high and incomplete. It was Manning’s ninth career 400-yard game and his first since last season. The Giants scored touchdowns on their first three possessions to take a 20-7 lead. Darkwa capped the opening drive with 1-yard run and Manning hit King on a 13-yard TD pass on the second. He found Shepard on a 67-yard catch and run on the third. Mistakes by Manning and special teams got the Eagles back in the game in a less than three-minute span in the second quarter. A 37-yard interception return by Ronald Darby to the Giants 18 set up Foles’ second touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to Ertz, cutting New York’s lead to 20-14. Kamu Grugier-Hill blocked Brad Wing’s punt on the Giants’ next series. Foles found a wide-open Trey Burton on a 13-yard pass to give the Eagles a 21-20 lead. He added a 10-yard to Agholor in the third quarter. Rosas had a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the half for a 23-21 lead. UP NEXT Eagles: host Oakland on Dec. 25. Giants: at Arizona on Sunday. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Search for Missing Snowmobile Rider in Griswold SuspendedNBC Connecticut / 10 h. 39 min. ago more|
A search for a missing snowmobile rider in Griswold has been suspended due to weather conditions. Several agencies including the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection began searching for a missing snowmobile rider in Griswold around 6 p.m. Saturday. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The search began when a snowmobile was located with no operator near the Pachaug Pond boat launch on Voluntown Road. Officials believe the rider went through the ice. On Sunday morning, the search was deemed a recovery mission.The investigation is ongoing. No other details were made immediately available. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report Editor's Note: Information provided by the Quinebaug Valley Emergency Communications indicated that a body may have been found, but there are conflicting reports about whether this is the case. NBC Connecticut is working to collect details and will provide updates as they come into the newsroom.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Southern Connecticut - Patch.comGoogle News / 11 h. 2 min. ago more|
Patch.comWinter Weather Advisory Issued For Southern ConnecticutPatch.comThe National Weather Service has just issued a Winter Weather Advisory for late Sunday into Monday. Here are the latest details. By Brian McCready, Patch National Staff | Dec 17, 2017 4:55 pm ET | Updated Dec 17, 2017 5:28 pm ET. 0. Winter Weather ...and more »
|State Suspends Search For Snowmobile Driver In GriswoldCBSlocal.com / 11 h. 38 min. ago more|
GRISWOLD, Conn. (AP) _ The state has suspended its search for a missing snowmobile driver in Griswold. WFSB-TV reports that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Police suspended its efforts on Sunday afternoon due to “unfavorable weather conditions.” A snowmobile was located on Pachaug Pond around 6 p.m. on Saturday. DEEP, Connecticut State Police and local fire departments started searching for the missing driver. Several dive teams were in the water for hours searching. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|2 CSP Cruisers Involved in Crash on Route 15N in HamdenNBC Connecticut / 11 h. 39 min. ago more|
Route 15 north is closed near the Hamden/North Haven line after a crash involving two Connecticut State Police cruisers.Multiple vehicles are involved and minor injuries have been reported. State police said the cruisers were side-swiped Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The highway is closed near exit 62 on the North Haven/Hamden line.No other information was immediately available. Check back for updates. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Hartford Police Investigate Homicide on Van Block AvenueNBC Connecticut / 12 h. 55 min. ago more|
Hartford police are investigating a deadly shooting Sunday.Deputy Chief Brian Foley confirmed the victim was found in the area of 97 Van Block Avenue suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. The 55-year-old victim was pronounced dead on scene. Calif. Woman Decks Home With 23 Christmas Trees The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is on scene investigating.More details were not immediately available. Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Dying Man's Wish to See New 'Star Wars' Movie Comes True Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
|Rally Planned For Immigrant Facing DeportationCBSlocal.com / 12 h. 58 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Supporters of an immigrant facing deportation to Colombia are planning a rally outside of the Hartford federal courthouse to call on authorities to let him stay in the U.S. while he tries to get his asylum case reopened. The gathering to support Francisco Acosta is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday. He has been ordered to report to federal immigration authorities on Monday with a one-way ticket to Colombia dated for next month. Acosta says he fled Colombia in 2001 because of violence and threats to his life. He entered the U.S. illegally and ended up living in Hartford. He is a janitor at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Acosta’s political asylum case failed, but he was granted regular stays of removal until the Trump administration changed policies on immigrants this year. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Woodbridge Police Seek Bank Robbery SuspectNBC Connecticut / 13 h. 8 min. ago more|
Woodbridge police are searching for the suspect in a bank robbery Sunday.Police said a male suspect entered the TD Bank at 128 Amity Road around 10 a.m. and demanded money from a teller coming out of the vault. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The suspect fled on foot toward the Amity Shopping Center in New Haven.The suspect was wearing yellow safety jacket, orange gloves, sunglasses and a mask at the time of the crime. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report The Connecticut Banker’s Reward Association is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.Anyone with information should contact the Woodbridge Police Department at 203-287-2511. Calif. Woman Decks Home With 23 Christmas Trees Photo Credit: Woodbridge Police Department
|2 Taken to Hospital After Head-On Crash in HamdenNBC Connecticut / 13 h. 12 min. ago more|
Two drivers were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Hamden Sunday.Hamden fire officials said the crash happened in the area of 2901 State Street. Extrication was required. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The condition and identities of the drivers were not immediately released.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report Photo Credit: Hamden Fire Department
|Stamford Firefighters Put Out Garage FireCBSlocal.com / 15 h. 8 min. ago more|
Stamford, Ct. – (WTIC News) At 8:58 pm, Saturday night, Stamford firefighters responded to multiple calls reporting a fire at 33 Grenhart Rd. Fire units from the city’s Westside fire station, first to arrive, reported heavy smoke coming from a garage behind 33 Grenhart Rd. A working fire was declared shortly afterwards. Efforts to advance hoselines were hampered by the presence of several large pressurized cylinders, several of which were leaking, due to the high heat conditions in the structure. The fire was declared under control after approximately 1 hour of exterior hoseline operations at 10pm. 4 Engines, 1 Aerial, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1 Rapid intervention team, and 1 Command unit, staffed by 30 firefighters responded as well EMS and Police. The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation by the fire marshal.
|Flu now widespread in state - CT PostGoogle News / 15 h. 13 min. ago more|
CT PostFlu now widespread in stateCT PostThe state Department of Public Health has classified flu activity in the state as “widespread.” This means that there have been outbreaks of influenza and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in at least half the regions of the state. Connecticut is ...and more »
|Hartford Police Investigating City ShootingCBSlocal.com / 15 h. 18 min. ago more|
Hartford, Ct. – (WTIC News) Reports of a shooting this afternoon near Van Block. Deputy Chief Brian Foley responding along with Hartford Police officers.
|Ex-Student Charged In Body Fluids Case Is Due Back In CourtCBSlocal.com / 15 h. 27 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate’s belongings is set to return to court, where a judge awaits pleas and civil rights advocates wait to see if hate crime charges are filed. Brianna Brochu is scheduled to appear Monday in Hartford Superior Court. Police say the former University of Hartford student, who is white, wrote on Instagram about rubbing used tampons on her black roommate’s backpack and putting her roommate’s toothbrush “where the sun doesn’t shine.” Her roommate said she developed throat pain. The 18-year-old Harwinton resident was charged in October with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. The state NAACP has called for hate crime charges. Prosecutors say they’re still investigating. Brochu’s lawyer, Tom Stevens, has said Brochu’s actions weren’t racially motivated. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
|Authorities Identify Carjacking Suspect Killed by Police - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 16 h. 50 min. ago more|
Authorities Identify Carjacking Suspect Killed by PoliceU.S. News & World ReportNEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities have identified a carjacking suspect who was killed by police officers. Authorities say New Britain officers attempted to stop a vehicle Thursday in connection with several recent carjackings and ...and more »
|Suicide Attack On Pakistani Church Kills At Least NineBig News Network.com / 16 h. 54 min. ago more|
Pakistani officials say at least nine people have been killed and about 30 injured in a suicide attack on a church in the southwestern city of Quetta. The extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed r
|Skirmishes In Kyiv As Protesters Demand Poroshenko's Impeachment, Top Prosecutor's ResignationBig News Network.com / 16 h. 54 min. ago more|
KYIV -- Police and protesters have skirmished in central Kyiv as several thousand people took to the streets of the Ukrainian capital to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko and the
|Half of Voters Prefer Democratic-Controlled Congress: PollNBC Connecticut / 17 h. 30 min. ago more|
Half of all registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, signaling a dangerous political environment for Republicans entering next year’s midterm elections.Fifty percent of registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 39 percent who want Republicans in charge. McCain Returning Home to Arizona, Will Likely Miss Tax Vote The last time Democrats both held a double-digit lead and hit 50 percent on this question in the NBC/WSJ poll was September 2008, right before the party won the White House and picked up a substantial number of House and Senate seats.The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Dec. 13-15 of 900 adults – nearly half reached by cell phone – and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points. The margin of error among the 736 registered voters is plus-minus 3.6 percentage points. Trump: I'm Not Considering Firing Special Counsel Mueller Photo Credit: Getty Images, File
|Parranda de Esperanza Event Celebrates Puerto Rican CultureNBC Connecticut / 17 h. 46 min. ago more|
People forced to flee hard-hit Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria were invited to a special celebration in Hartford Saturday.Joyous songs filled City Hall in Hartford as part of an event called Parranda de Esperanza. The celebration was filled with food, music and fun. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill It’s meant to be an escape for people who have endured so much after the devastating hurricane and a reminder of the holiday culture back home.Parranda is usually when friends go house to house spreading holiday cheer with carols in Puerto Rico. This time the songs were sung to an audience, many of whom have just left that hard-hit island. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report "We realized that we were going to have a lot of families here in the state for the first time ever," explained organizer Ana Valentin-Jackson.It’s estimated hundreds of people fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit and have settled in Connecticut. Calif. Woman Decks Home With 23 Christmas Trees Jorge Torres just arrived in Hartford last week. He tells NBC Connecticut he came here to be with family, after enduring challenging conditions back home.Torres was among those attending the event which was organized by members of the CICD Puerto Rican Day Parade."We’re all trying to help our families back home and many of us are involved in the hurricane relief efforts up here," Valentin-Jackson said.So at least for tonight a much needed break and a reminder of the strength of the community."It’s great. To see people together and talking about stuff they have been through and everybody come together at the holidays, make a bad time a good time,"said Hartford resident Kristy Alicea.
|Skirmishes In Kyiv As Protesters Poroshenko's Impeachment, Top Prosecutor's ResignationBig News Network.com / 17 h. 54 min. ago more|
KYIV -- Police and protesters have skirmished in central Kyiv as several thousand people took to the streets of the Ukrainian capital to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko and the
|State Police Identify Victim Of Police-Involved ShootingCBSlocal.com / 18 h. 14 min. ago more|
(NEW BRITAIN,Conn./WTIC News)– State Police have released the name of the man killed when New Britain police officers opened fire on a car they were attempting to stop on Chapman Street Thursday night.20 year old Zoe Dowdell of Bloomfield died and two others in the car survived.Police were investigating a string of violent carjackings and robberies in the region.Investigators say the officers opened fire when the vehicle was driven at them. No New Britain police officers were injured. The two others in the car are facing narcotics charges, 18 year old Noah Young of Bloomfield and a 15 year old boy.The juvenile also faces firearms charges. State Police are continuing to investigate.
|New Haven Gun Buyback Collects Record Number of FirearmsNBC Connecticut / 18 h. 16 min. ago more|
By turning guns into garden tools, there’s a new and unusual twist for a program meant to get weapons off the streets of New Haven."Every gun that we get off the street, out of a home that doesn’t need to be there, it’s a success," Chief Anthony Campbell, New Haven Police, said. Wedding Ring Found in Calif. Fire Rubble Sparks 2nd Proposal And that’s why Campbell celebrated the record number of guns turned into the city’s buyback event on Saturday.From handguns to rifles, 138 firearms were collected including two assault-type weapons. Major Media Players Start Commission for Sexual Misconduct "I am very pleased because being in this profession far too often when you think of guns and what they do, all that you really hear is destruction," Campbell said.Now the guns – which could have been used for violence – will instead help the community grow, quite literally. Va. Middle School Rubik’s Cube Team Solves 25 in 96 Seconds Once destroyed by police, they will be handed off to inmates who will recast them as garden tools.In the spring the transformed pieces will be donated to school kids in New Haven, who will use them to grow gardens and then will bring the harvest to area soup kitchens."So literally the weapons, the swords of destruction, will be used to bring about life," Campbell said.This event took several groups to make work, including the Newtown Action Alliance.It hopes the idea spreads to other communities."For us this is the first step in what we hope to be an effort to get more and more guns off the streets," Steve Yanovsky, communications director of the Newtown Action Alliance, said.The Newtown Action Alliance says efforts such as this are even more important with national attempts at gun control appearing stalled.The people who turned in the guns received gift cards in exchange.You can donate to the cause through GunXGun.com. Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
|Kyiv Protesters Demand Poroshenko's Impeachment, Top Prosecutor's ResignationBig News Network.com / 18 h. 54 min. ago more|
KYIV -- Several thousand people have taken to the streets of the Ukrainian capital to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko and the resignation of the country's top prosecutor. Amid
|Successful Gun Buybacks In Two CitiesCBSlocal.com / 19 h. 24 min. ago more|
(WTIC News)– Saturday gun buybacks in Hartford and New Haven brought in dozens of firearms. In Hartford, guns were exchanged for supermarket gift cards.25 pistols,20 revolvers,16 rifles or shotguns, three Derringer pistols , three assault rifles and a machine gun were collected. In New Haven a record 138 working firearms were taken in.74 handguns, four Derringer style single/double-shot handguns,and sixty long guns , including rifles and shotguns , including two assault weapons were turned in.
|At least 11 Afghan Police Killed In Taliban AttackBig News Network.com / 19 h. 54 min. ago more|
Afghan officials say Taliban militants have attacked two checkpoints in the southern province of Helmand, killing 11 police officers. Provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said on December 17 that Afg
|Three-Man Crew Blasts Off For International Space StationBig News Network.com / 20 h. 54 min. ago more|
A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut have blasted off from Kazakhstan's steppe for a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS). A Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft car
|Three Militants Reported Killed In Russia's DaghestanBig News Network.com / 20 h. 54 min. ago more|
Russian authorities say three alleged militants have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan. The National Antiterrorism Committee said on December 17 th
|Accident slows northbound traffic on the Merritt ParkwayConnecticut News / 21 h. 36 min. ago more|
The accident occurred around 11:50 a.m. just before Exit 54 , said Connecticut State Police. Police reported that the accident resulted in minor injuries.
|Suicide Attack On Pakistan Church Kills At Least SevenBig News Network.com / 22 h. 54 min. ago more|
Pakistani officials say at least seven people have been killed and about 30 injured in a suicide attack on a church in the southwestern city of Quetta. Balochistan Province Home Minister Sarfaraz Bug
|As Congress readies tax overhaul, an accountant explains its impact on Connecticut taxpayers - The CT MirrorGoogle News / 22 h. 56 min. ago more|
The CT MirrorAs Congress readies tax overhaul, an accountant explains its impact on Connecticut taxpayersThe CT MirrorAs a historic overhaul of the nation's tax code nears the finish line, Connecticut taxpayers have deluged their accountants with questions over its impact on their households or businesses. “As a tax practitioner I'm kind of excited to see this happen ...and more »
|Suicide Attack On Pakistan Church Kills At Least FourBig News Network.com / 23 h. 54 min. ago more|
Pakistani officials say at least four people have been killed and 16 others injured in a suicide attack on a church in the southwestern city of Quetta. Balochistan Province Home Minister Sarfaraz Bug
|Ray Dunaway: Doug Brown of Glastonbury RotaryCBSlocal.com / 1 d. 0 h. 46 min. ago more|
Doug Brown, President of the Glastonbury Rotary, live from Homewood Suites by Hilton in Glastonbury for WTIC’s Holiday Store.
|Judge rejects pseudonym use in lawsuit over alleged rape of UConn studentConnecticut News / 1 d. 2 h. 5 min. ago more|
A Connecticut judge has issued an unusual opinion rejecting the use of pseudonyms by two college students in a civil court case over an alleged rape, saying secrecy surrounding such cases has only allowed sexual assaultive behavior to "flourish." Superior Court Judge David Sheridan in Hartford released his ruling Dec. 6. It came in the case of a University of Connecticut student who alleges in a lawsuit that another student sexually assaulted her on campus while she was incapacitated from alcohol and marijuana use and could not consent to sexual activity in September 2015.
|U.S. Hails Afghan Forces? Battlefield Gains, Urges Taliban To Seek Talks With KabulBig News Network.com / 1 d. 5 h. 54 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Defense Department hailed success on the battlefield by Afghan forces and urged Taliban insurgents to embrace 'peace and political legitimacy' through a negotiated settlement wi
|State Police Detectives Investigate Sprague ShootingConnecticut News / 1 d. 6 h. 27 min. ago more|
Troopers from Troop E responded to a disturbance that occurred at a residence located at 1 Bay Street in the town of Sprague. Upon arriving at the scene, Troopers located a male victim outside the residence who had sustained life threatening gunshot wounds.
|Cops Who Stopped Times Square Bombing Suspect Play SantaNBC Connecticut / 1 d. 7 h. 51 min. ago more|
Four police officers who are credited with stopping a suspected subway bomber in Times Square played a different kind of hero on Saturday -- by handing out Christmas presents to kids in Newark. It was the first public appearance of the officers -- Anthony Manfredini, Jack Collins, Sean Gallagher and Drew Preston -- since police say a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant tried to set off a bomb strapped to his body on Monday. Officers Dove on NYC Bombing Suspect After Explosion: Union The Port Authority police officers are credited with jumping on Akayed Ullah as he reached for his cellphone, potentially saving lives by preventing the rest of the bomb from detonating. On Saturday the officers joined others from the Port Authority and New Jersey State Troopers unions to hand out toys to 200 children who gathered at the National Action Network Newark Tech World School. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill "I think they're here to protect us," said Alquahim Diggs of Newark. "I think we're gonna have a good time (and) make sure nothing bad happens to us." Mother Candace John said the event meant her children would have a Christmas. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report "I grew up poor and I don't want them to have the same life I had," John said. Organizers said the event was a special chance to do more than just spread Christmas cheer. "These kids in these communities need to know that police are their friends, troopers are your friends," Paul Nunziato, of the Port Authority PBA union, said. The officers didn't discuss the bombing at the request of federal prosecutors.
|Hamden Police Officer Hit by Car While Directing TrafficNBC Connecticut / 1 d. 10 h. 5 min. ago more|
A Hamden police officer is recovering after being hit by a car while directing traffic Friday afternoon.Police said the officer, who was not publicly identified, was directing traffic at the intersection of Mix Avenue and Benham Street around 3:30 p.m. when he was hit by a car driven by a 79-year-old Woodbridge resident. Sudden Power Outage Brings Atlanta Airport to a Standstill The officer was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a concussion and back and neck injuries, according to police.No charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Officer Stephen DeGrand at 203-230-4036. Carolina Panthers Owner Selling Team Amid Misconduct Report Police remind drivers of the following safety tips when someone is directing traffic. Calif. Woman Decks Home With 23 Christmas Trees Reduce speed to a reasonable level, below the posted speed limit.Move over a lane, unless such movement would be considered unsafe.If uncertain how to proceed, wait inside your vehicle until the officer approaches you.
|Get with it Connecticut, it's time for tollsConnecticut News / 1 d. 11 h. 13 min. ago more|
Connecticut's understandable deep-seated antipathy to highway tolls was born in 1983, when an out-of-control tractor-trailer plowed into cars backed up at an old-fashioned toll booth on the Connecticut Turnpike in Stratford. So horrendous was the scene, that the state that year ordered tolls on the Connecticut Turnpike and Hartford area bridges to be closed and removed.
|Michael J. Daly: Get with it Connecticut, it's time for tolls ... - CT PostGoogle News / 1 d. 12 h. 21 min. ago more|
Michael J. Daly: Get with it Connecticut, it's time for tolls ...CT PostConnecticut's understandable deep-seated antipathy to highway tolls was born in 1983, when an out-of-control tractor-trailer plowed into cars backed up at an old-fashioned toll booth on the Connecticut Turnpike in Stratford. The crash killed six people ...and more »
|As State School Enrollment Declines, Rocky Hill's GrowsConnecticut News / 1 d. 20 h. 29 min. ago more|
On the east side of town, where six years ago officials shuttered an elementary school, Rocky Hill is doing the unheard-of in Connecticut: building a school to accommodate growing enrollment. In the past five years, enrollment in Rocky Hill public schools has increased by 11 percent, a striking anomaly in a state where enrollment is sagging and districts more commonly close or consolidate schools than build new ones.
|Executives Begin Task Of Boosting Connecticut's Business Environment - Hartford CourantGoogle News / 1 d. 21 h. 57 min. ago more|
Hartford CourantExecutives Begin Task Of Boosting Connecticut's Business EnvironmentHartford CourantBroad issues to be reviewed include labor force training, better investment incentives, expansion of business startups, revitalizing cities and investments in Connecticut's notoriously congested rail and highway transportation. Executives cited as ...Malloy appoints Alexander '65 to new Connecticut fiscal commissionYale Daily News (blog)all 2 news articles »
|New court date set for convicted killer granted new trialConnecticut News / 2 d. 1 h. 20 min. ago more|
A Connecticut man whose conviction for a 1991 murder was dismissed after DNA tests showed he was not the source of bite marks on the victim is due back in court next month. Alfred Swinton made a brief appearance Friday in Hartford Superior Court .
|Malloy: Connecticut should invest in cities, not suburbsConnecticut News / 2 d. 3 h. 50 min. ago more|
Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday told members of a new commission on economic growth that state resources should be dedicated to cities that want to expand, not to towns like New Canaan. Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday told members of a new commission on economic growth that state resources should be dedicated to cities that want to expand, not to towns like New Canaan.
|In Norwalk CT, recreational fisherman spawns Salty Sea Tee lineConnecticut News / 2 d. 3 h. 50 min. ago more|
Jason Coleman with his Salty Sea Tee shirts and hats that are sold at tackle shop Fisherman's World in East Norwalk, Conn., pictured on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Jason Coleman with his Salty Sea Tee shirts and hats that are sold at tackle shop Fisherman's World in East Norwalk, Conn., pictured on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.
|U.S. Sends Connecticut Another Prosecutor To Fight Violent CrimeConnecticut News / 2 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appearing at a news conference in Washington, DC. Friday, said he has appointed new prosecutors in Connecticut and elsewhere in an effort to reduce violent crime.
|UPS Delivery Delays Cause Headaches For Some Connecticut ConsumersConnecticut News / 2 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Donna Lovallo, of Simsbury, brings a package into The UPS Store in West Hartford. Record-breaking online shopping sales and the ensuing crush of packages have left some Connecticut consumers experiencing frustrating delivery delays this holiday season.
|Crews prepare for more winter weather on FridayConnecticut News / 2 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Crews are getting ready for another round of winter weather. This time the biggest problem is the timing.
|Nurse charged with abusing patients files for state pensionABCNews.com / 2 d. 11 h. 43 min. ago more|
A nurse accused of abusing a patient at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital has filed for retirement benefits
|Yacht club settles alleged bias lawsuit by Muslim coupleABCNews.com / 2 d. 15 h. 29 min. ago more|
A Connecticut yacht club has settled a lawsuit by a Muslim businessman and his wife who said club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion
|Police: Officers shoot 3 carjacking suspects, killing 1ABCNews.com / 3 d. 4 h. 38 min. ago more|
Police in Connecticut say officers have shot three carjacking suspects, killing one
|CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week - December, 2017Connecticut News / 3 d. 13 h. 29 min. ago more|
As the principal of a middle school, life is always interesting and I have learned a lot. However, last week something came up that I have heard about but never had to address.
|Winter storm dumps snow from Minnesota to New EnglandABCNews.com / 3 d. 20 h. 40 min. ago more|
ABC News' Eva Pilgrim reports from Bridgeport, Conn., as commuters encounter slick roads and prepare for another blast of arctic air.
|Flags to be lowered in honor of Newtown shooting victimsABCNews.com / 4 d. 10 h. 38 min. ago more|
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will direct all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the 20 children and six educators killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting five years ago
|Woman who grabbed 'OK To Be White' notes thanks supportersABCNews.com / 4 d. 13 h. 23 min. ago more|
Woman charged with trying to steal notes of right-wing commentator who was at University of Connecticut to give speech titled 'It's OK To Be White' appears in court, thanks supporters for helping her fight 'racism and fascism'
|FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A 2014 report by the Office of Connecticut Child Advocate concluded that gunman ...ABCNews.com / 5 d. 1 h. 40 min. ago more|
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A 2014 report by the Office of Connecticut Child Advocate concluded that gunman Adam Lanza's actions were not directly caused by his p
|FILE - This undated identification file photo released Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened ...ABCNews.com / 5 d. 1 h. 41 min. ago more|
FILE - This undated identification file photo released Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Ne
|Man convicted in killing, dismemberment asks for new trialABCNews.com / 5 d. 8 h. 52 min. ago more|
A Connecticut man convicted of killing and dismembering his girlfriend has asked for a new trial, citing possible juror misconduct
|Man intervenes in couple's argument, is thrown from bridgeABCNews.com / 5 d. 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
Connecticut police have arrested a man they say threw another man 45 feet off a bridge because he intervened in an argument between the suspect and his girlfriend
|Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Receives $100,000 Grant from Newman’s Own FoundationCPBN / 31 d. 11 h. 43 min. ago more|
Supporting Military Veterans and Families HARTFORD, Conn. (November 16, 2017) – The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) has received a $100,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to CPBN as part of a broader commitment to support military personnel, veterans, and their families. This funding will help to further support CPBN’s Institute for Advanced Media’s Veterans Vocational Training Program (VVTP). This private occupational training program is designed to assist veterans as they transition their military skills to civilian careers by providing free courses and hands-on career training to 50 veterans a year as well as their spouses and caregivers. In addition to providing media education and workforce development, the VVTP provides life coaching and personal support, and helps students navigate and connect with state agencies and partners that can help ease their transition. “We believe that the Veterans Vocational Training Program provides a unique and necessary solution that addresses a critical need of one of Connecticut’s most important and deserving communities,” said CPBN’s President and CEO Jerry Franklin. “We are thankful for Newman’s Own Foundation’s continued support of our educational initiatives.” “The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as Americans cannot be taken for granted. The men and women of our military, veterans, and their families deserve our enduring gratitude and support,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “We are pleased to fund CPBN and other organizations in their work to help improve the lives of those who serve.” Newman’s Own Foundation recently provided grants to 26 nonprofit organizations that assist veterans and their families as part of a $6.7 million commitment to honor those who serve. These organizations provide a wide variety of support, including education, career development, mentoring, guide dogs, adaptive vehicles, and other services. The Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to give all profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own food and beverage products to charity. Since 1982, more than $495 million has been donated to thousands of charities around the world. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Receives $100,000 Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Announces Puerto Rico Reporting InitiativeCPBN / 59 d. 17 h. 54 min. ago more|
Reporting Team Visits Island to Document Hurricane Maria Aftermath HARTFORD, Conn. (October 19, 2017) – WNPR has announced the launch of a new reporting initiative focusing on the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. WNPR’s News Director Jeff Cohen and Digital Reporter Ryan Caron King have traveled to the island to tell the stories of residents with ties to Connecticut and New England, ongoing efforts to rebuild after the hurricane, and the people who are coming to Connecticut seeking refuge with family and friends. Reports will air on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Where We Live, and NEXT. The strong Puerto Rican population in Connecticut – roughly 8% – emphasizes the need for reporting efforts such as this. Trends show that number increasing due to Puerto Rico’s recent economic struggles and the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. WNPR has also created a public Facebook group, WNPR in Puerto Rico After Maria, which will be regularly updated with new information about recovery efforts. The public is encouraged to post questions and use the group as a way to communicate with others. For more information and to read ongoing coverage of Hurricane Maria from WNPR, the New England News Collaborative, and NPR, visit wnpr.org. About WNPR WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. As part of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN), WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island with news and information. WNPR’s award-winning local programming lineup includes Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show, and The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports, and educational programming to viewers, listeners, and readers. For more information, visit wnpr.org. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post WNPR Announces Puerto Rico Reporting Initiative appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Digital Media Producer For Original ProgramsCPBN / 69 d. 17 h. 21 min. ago more|
Job Title: Digital Media Producer For Original Programs Reports To: Executive Producer, WNPR Originals and Programming Job Summary: The Digital Media Producer for Original Programs is dedicated to the creative development and production of content on digital and interactive platforms, including the implementation of the editorial social media strategy for WNPR’s Originals and Programming unit. With supervision from the Executive Producer, this highly collaborative position requires working with CPBN leadership and staff to develop best practices for content presentation and audience engagement. Works with the technical development team to optimize user experience and maintain modern SEO practices. Takes a creative lead to develop and maintain both new and ongoing podcasts, live streaming events, and other interactive multimedia properties. Supports the CPBN mission and brand promise. Job Responsibilities: Work with Executive Producer and talk show hosts to plan, edit, produce, and post editorial content to WNPR.org, social media, newsletters and other CPBN and third-party digital platforms. Work in close partnership with, and serve as a back-up to the Digital Media Producer for News. With data provided by Marketing, monitor user engagement on CPBN digital platforms, and contribute to making improvements to gain, and better serve, audience. Research and stay informed about current digital media trends, technologies, and best practices. Regularly share that knowledge with colleagues. Coordinate with CPBN web development staff for continuous improvement of user experience. Contribute to ongoing development of CPBN and WNPR social media strategy and implementation. Coordinate with NPR Digital Services, various PBS services, and other media partners to curate shared content and ensure technical functionality of digital platforms. Collaborate creatively with staff in the development of new programming initiatives and multimedia content projects. Explore and experiment with opportunities for innovative, multi-platform journalism and storytelling. Help to reflect and maintain CPBN branding standards, audience promise, underwriter credits, and member messaging standards on digital platforms. Help to manage comments and discussion posts as needed. Quality control of digital platforms and knowledge sharing with peers as needed. Some audience interface, e.g. answering user questions, relaying messages or feedback to news editors and reporters, and CPBN Audience Care. Other duties as assigned. Required Skills and Qualifications: A four-year degree in journalism, communications, English, digital media — or the professional equivalent. Minimum three years full-time professional experience in journalism, digital user-experience design, social media marketing or web publishing. Expertise in the special requirements of writing for the web, e.g. use of keywords, SEO, hyperlinks, navigation and the importance of brevity. Ability to maintain a consistent ‘editorial voice’ and brand-aligned presentation of content particular to web and social media platforms. Strong eye for detail, with excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. Basic familiarity with HTML, CSS coding and modern online content management systems, especially Drupal and WordPress. Basic technical familiarity with audio, visual and video editing software and file management systems, and a willingness to receive training on new software systems as needed. Strong organizational skills to manage media materials from multiple sources and produce web content within tight deadlines. Familiarity with editing of popular social media platforms, eg. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram. Familiarity with public radio news programming standards and values. Familiarity with public television programming standards and values. Strong interest in local and regional issues, popular culture and current events. Ability to work within a live, sometimes high-pressure, deadline-driven, broadcast environment. Effective communication and interpersonal skills. To Apply: Send resume, cover letter (including where candidate learned about the position), and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Digital Media Producer For Original Programs appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|CPTV to Premiere Harmonies for Healing: Under The StreetlampCPBN / 81 d. 19 h. 4 min. ago more|
Sunday, October 1 & 8 at 8 p.m. HARTFORD, Conn. (September 27, 2017) – Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will present the premiere of Harmonies for Healing: Under The Streetlamp on Sunday, October 1 and Sunday, October 8 at 8 p.m. The two-part docu-series follows nationally lauded singing group Under The Streetlamp as they launch a competition to find talented vocalists with compelling stories to share. Unlike other televised singing competitions, singers do not receive a cash prize or record deal. Instead, singers vie for the chance to perform as a “super group” in concert with the popular retro quartet at the legendary Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. Set in two Northwest Indiana counties and featuring a wide age-range of participants (from high school to senior citizens), Harmonies for Healing chronicles this heartwarming experience as 16 singers come together to create music and inspire individuals to follow their dreams. Co-produced by CPTV and Star Productions, LCC, participants are coached by members of Under The Streetlamp, including Shonn Wiley, Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, and Brandon Wardell, along with renowned musical director Dennis “Doc” Williams. “Harmonies for Healing is a unique competition series where there is no prize or negative commentary,” said CPTV President and CEO Jerry Franklin. “Our focus is on the undeniable power of music to inspire and transform lives, and we hope viewers will join us on this incredible journey.” “We were excited for the opportunity to create something that uplifts peoples’ hearts and minds, a series that showcases positive changes made with lasting importance,” Executive Producer and Creative Director Wendy Lambert said. “By working with these two counties, we saw the chance to create a truly inspirational, life-changing experience for individuals and their families.” For more information, visit harmonies4healing.com. About Connecticut Public Broadcasting The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org. The post CPTV to Premiere Harmonies for Healing: Under The Streetlamp appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|Traffic CoordinatorCPBN / 96 d. 20 h. 1 min. ago more|
Job Title: Traffic Coordinator Reports To: Traffic Manager Job Summary: To work as a member of a well-trained and integrated team to realize the full potential of all of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network’s media streams through the successful implementation of program schedules, data base management of content, interstitials and other media. As part of the team, the Traffic Coordinator will work to ensure accurate schedules, flow of information (both internally and externally) and efficient workflow. Job Responsibilities: Works with the Traffic Manager for the successful completion of all logs for CPBN’s various programming streams including television, radio, and digital Database management of content related material to include the creation, implementation and confirmation of the program and record schedules, promo and marketing dub lists Insertion of interstitial materials into the log, including but not limited to promos, vignettes, institutional messaging, lower thirds, etc., on all CPTV programming streams Daily download of Prolink Transfer and distribution of the log and record schedule Development and implementation of ingest priority and purge lists (including programs, interstitials, promos and underwriter spots) Compiles and submits public file report on a quarterly basis Supports the Traffic Manager with APT uplink service Adheres to Standard Operating Procedures set by Joint Master Control Required Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED College degree preferred Knowledge of computer database management Excellent computer skills Experience using Myers ProTrack preferred Proficient user of Microsoft Office To Apply: Send resume, cover letter (including where candidate learned about the position), and salary requirements to: Human Resources, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc., 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The post Traffic Coordinator appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
|WNPR Voted Best Radio Station in CT Now Best of Hartford PollCPBN / 97 d. 17 h. 18 min. ago more|
WNPR has been recognized in a number of categories in the 2017 CT Now Best of Hartford annual poll, celebrating the very best in Hartford’s bars, restaurants, shopping, health, entertainment, and more: First Place: Best Radio Station Best Radio Show – The Colin McEnroe Show While the topics of The Colin McEnroe Show are unpredictable from one day to the next (previous show topics include whistling, placebos, politics, the nature of divinity, Barbra Streisand, bedbugs, human hydration, dinosaurs, unreliable narrators, ugliness, and raccoons), what is always assured is that a thoughtful, smart, and interesting exploration and conversation with amazing guests will take place about something every weekday. Second Place: Best Radio Personality – Colin McEnroe Colin McEnroe is an author, playwright, professor, columnist, blogger, and host of The Colin McEnroe Show. He also serves as co-host of WNPR’s The Wheelhouse. Third Place: Best Radio Personality – Chion Wolf Chion Wolf is the technical producer, announcer, and photographer for WNPR and The Colin McEnroe Show. She produces and hosts The MOuTH – a live storytelling event at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, and the live advice show, “What’s Your Problem?” at Sea Tea Improv’s underground comedy theater. Every year, thousands of readers vote on their favorites in scores of categories including bars, restaurants, shopping, health, entertainment, and more. More information can be found here. The post WNPR Voted Best Radio Station in CT Now Best of Hartford Poll appeared first on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.