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Breaking News

Willimantic police on Saturday night charged Angel Mendez Alvarez, 53, with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. Photo by Willimantic Police Department.

Breaking News
11:31 am - September 25, 2016

Man charged in connection with stabbing

WILLIMANTIC — A local man was arrested Saturday night after a woman was found with stab wounds in a driveway.

Willimantic police responded to a residence after 911 calls came in reporting a possible shooting.

Upon arrival at that residence, officers located a female victim outside in the driveway with several stab wounds in the back.

The woman was transported to Windham Community Memorial Hospital by ambulance before being airlifted to Hartford Hospital by Life Star helicopter. She is currently listed in critical condition.

Police arrested Angel Mendez Alvarez, 53, of 50 South St., and charged him with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct.

Alvarez is currently being held on a $1 million bond and is due in court Monday in Danielson.

Local Headlines
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Ashford resident Marian Matthews found a nice spot lying on a rock in the Goodwin State Forest Thursday as part of a program encouraging nature enthusiasts to sit still, listen and watch for wildlife when venturing into the woods./Roxanne Pandolfi
Goodwin program offers up new way to observe nature
HAMPTON — It’s one thing to hike, jog or bike through a forest. It’s another thing to just be in the forest...more

Child injured: Hit by vehicle while on bike
COVENTRY — A 7-year-old girl was flown via Life Star helicopter to a children’s hospital with possible head and neck injuries following...more

Election complaint shot down
SCOTLAND — Complaints of violations levied against a Town of Scotland employee have been dismissed by the State Elections...more

Andover hit with yet another bad accident
ANDOVER — A local woman who failed to stop for a school bus Friday morning, causing a chain reaction, was transported via Life Star...more

This man went high tech against the ‘Big C’
MANSFIELD — Mansfield resident Steven Tucker said he is very thankful modern technology helped save his life. But he is hopeful more...more

Suspect sought in Canterbury bank heist
CANTERBURY — State police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery at a Savings Institute on Route 14...more

Fund set up to help pilfered Lebanon farmer
LEBANON — A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help a longtime local farmer who has been using the honor system to sell some of her...more

Get educated for election at Eastern
WILLIMANTIC — As the 2016 election cycle nears its end, Eastern Connecticut State University has created a series of educational...more

Town seeks public’s input on policies
WINDHAM — The Windham Planning and Zoning Commission is seeking help establishing priorities and policies for the town...more


Windham High quarterback Willie Brown scampers down the right sideline past a pair of Plainfield defenders to score on a 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of Friday night’s Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III game at Ferrigno Field./Al Malpa photo
Adjustments carry Whips to victory
WILLIMANTIC — Sophomore fullback Nate Barbosa rushed for 255 and 186 yards, respectively, in Windham High’s first two games this...more

RHAM edges Enfield
HEBRON — Gretch Kron scored both goals Friday afternoon for the RHAM girls soccer team in a 2-1 Central Connecticut Conference...more

Orange will test through the air
STORRS — A playful smile appeared on Jamar Summers’ face as he approached his fellow University of Connecticut starting...more

Nine straight wins for Red Sox
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox won their ninth straight game on Friday night, getting a first-inning home run from David...more

Brissett suffers thumb injury
Palms up and thumbs down: This is the story of the Patriots’ quarterback carousel in 2016. The only team in the league with three victories...more

Big plays have been costly for USC
LOS ANGELES—They are the plays that for USC will live in infamy — or at least until the defense can correct itself. A broken wheel route...more

Rankings in place for A&M, Arkansas
The Southwest Classic series between Texas A&M and Arkansas, while short in length, hasn’t been short on excitement. The last three...more

Florida defense seeks redemption
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators’ defense had never been better than last Saturday night, but the good feelings were fleeting...more

Kizer tough assignment for Duke
DURHAM , N.C.— Duke’s defensive staff had a lot to mull over this week in game-planning for Notre Dame. At the top of the list: what to do...more

Johnson good enough for first place at Tour Championship
ATLANTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson said his score did not reflect the quality of his play, but it was good enough to lift him to a one-stroke lead...more

State Headlines

Blumenthal calls for rail and bus security
HARTFORD — Days after five pipe bombs were found in a backpack near a New Jersey train station, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has...more

Hospital is put on lockdown
STAFFORD — A lockdown at Johnson Memorial Medical Center was lifted Friday after a man who had been reported to have a gun was taken...more

Calif. company alarms CT towns with letters proposing 120-foot ‘utility poles’
When the letter arrived in late July, Cheshire Town Manager Michael Milone was taken aback by its contents. The letter was from a...more


Edward E. Eyler (COVENTRY)

Michael Goodale (STORRS)


Appeal shouldn’t delay ed reform
It is exceedingly disappointing that the state’s Attorney General is appealing a Superior Court judge’s sweeping indictment of...more

State policy: Destroy families, blame Wal-Mart
Some state legislators are just wringing their hands and shrugging about the latest court decision in the latest school funding lawsuit...more

The Trump factor could benefit state GOP
Several factors will determine whether Republicans can translate voter frustration over Connecticut’s continuing fiscal problems and...more

Two letters on Windham school budget

National / World Headlines

Family shows video of shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The family of a black man fatally shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday released its own video of the...more

Ted Cruz now wants to be Donald’s apprentice
WASHINGTON — In an abrupt shift, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Friday...more

Hillary still leads in the latest polls — barely
NEW YORK — Democrat Hillary Clinton had a four-percentage point advantage in support over Republican Donald Trump ahead of their...more

White House actually planning for possible shutdown
WASHINGTON — The White House budget office scheduled a call with U.S government agencies Friday to plan for a government...more

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