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Breaking News

5:16 pm - February 24, 2018

Coventry police seek missing 16-year-old male

COVENTRY — Local police are searching for a missing 16-year-old male from Coventry after a Silver Alert was issued this morning.

Police are looking for Tyrone Zimmerman, described by police as being a black male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing 155 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a shiny, silver jacket with a white-and-black “PUMA” backpack, according to the alert, which was issued at about 9:06 this morning.

Anyone with information on Zimmerman's whereabouts is asked to call Coventry police at 860-742-7331.

Local Headlines
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Claire Faulkner, 18, of Coventry, who was chosen as a student ambassador to the National World War II Museum, shows a drawing of Helmuth James von Moltke from the book ‘Letters to Freya,’ which she used to do research for her documentary project. Faulkner is a high school senior at the Journalism and Media Academy in Hartford. Photo by Roxanne Pandolfi.
Hard work pays off for young historian
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Leaders debate joining lawsuit
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Mansfield grand list increases slightly
MANSFIELD — Mansfield’s recently released grand list shows a slight increase from 2016...more

Man accused in stabbing due back in court in April
DANIELSON — A Willimantic man accused of attempted murder during a domestic dispute more than a year ago will next appear...more

Brothers charged in murder will return to court in April
DANIELSON — Two Willimantic brothers charged in connection to the murder of a Willimantic man in...more

Nature is this photog’s passion
HAMPTON — A new show now at Hampton’s art gallery features images close to home. The Top Shelf Gallery, located at Fletcher...more

Gubernatorial hopeful addresses Chamber
COVENTRY — Connecticut should be advertised as a premier place to live, work and raise a family, according to independent...more

Workshop to focus on economic development
WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC — Townspeople will learn more about economic development and the importance of it during a special...more

Hearing to focus on open space
MANSFIELD — The Mansfield Town Council is seeking public input on a potential open space nature park land acquisition for...more

Columbia school board seeks budget input
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Board of Education is working on its proposed 2018-19 budget, with input being sought during a...more

ECSU slated to host forum on opioid crisis
WILLIMANTIC — On Wednesday, the health sciences department at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a seminar...more

Coventry candidate picks a running mate
Torrington resident Chiara Mannheimer will be running for lieutenant governor as Coventry resident Micah Welintukonis’...more

Sports

Parish Hill’s Zach Mihok attempts to block a shot attempt by Abram Rosario of Windham Tech during Wednesday night’s boys basketball match-up in Willimantic that wrapped up the regular season for both programs. Photo by Mike Zaritheny.
Pirates advance into CRAL title game
CHAPLIN — Sophomore Kyler Zaimoff led four players in double figures with 14 points and the Parish Hill boys basketball...more

Corsairs oust Warriors
NORTH DARMOUTH, Mass. — Mya Villard scored 22 points — shooting 9-of-14 from the floor — and grabbed eight rebounds...more

High School Schedule
Today’s Games BOYS BASKETBALL ECC Division II Tourney Semifinals at Waterford No. 7 Woodstock Academy vs. No.3 Griswold...more

Still looking for signs
FORT MYERS, Florida — Sooner or later — and the smahhht money is on later — the Boston Red Sox are going to put out...more

Russia hopes to march under flag
MOSCOW — Russia’s appeasement mission to make it to the Olympic closing ceremony with its national flag proudly displayed...more

Gold medal pays off for United States
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A protracted pay dispute that almost saw the U.S. women’s ice hockey team boycott last year’s...more

Junior chases new career
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The day was eventually going to come when Dale Earnhardt Jr. watched the race without him. Now...more

Germany pulls off stunner in semis
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Germany shocked defending men’s ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating them on Olympic...more

Nightmare complete for Team Canada
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Canada’s Olympic curling nightmare was completed on Friday when the men’s team, gold medalists...more

State Headlines

Suspect remains in critical condition as investigators probe hospital crash
Police continued to investigate the incident involving the 27-year-old Middletown man. Authorities have yet to publicly point...more

Blumenthal: Russian interference is ‘act of war’
The interference in U.S. elections, detailed last week in a sweeping federal indictment naming more than a dozen Russian...more

Malloy, northeast governors form coalition to combat gun violence
Amid federal inaction on gun control, the Democratic governors of Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey have...more

Girl, 14, drove car that crashed at Trinity
HARTFORD — A stolen car that crashed on Trinity College’s doorstep before dawn Tuesday, injuring three juveniles —...more

Hale-Ray students walk out in protest
EAST HADDAM — About 50 high school students walked out of Nathan Hale-Ray High School in protest Friday morning, according...more

Cops seize BB gun from youth at school
EAST HARTFORD — Police seized a BB gun from a juvenile outside East Hartford Middle School Friday morning. The boy, who...more

Murphy heads to D.C. to talk gun safety
HARTFORD — Sen. Chris Murphy, one of the most vocal advocates of gun control legislation in Congress, is going to the White...more

Man admits to robbing five Conn. banks
HARTFORD — A former Bridgeport man faces 25 years behind bars after pleading guilty to one count of armed bank robbery....more

Obituaries

No obituaries today
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Opinion

It's time to slow it down in Willington
Perhaps motorists in Willington need a crash course in driving safety. Then again, “crash course” is probably not the...more

How GOP can win big with millennials
The principles of business are simple. Find out what people want and give it to them. Despite being the “pro-business”...more

Don’t blame the Second Amendment. Blame our politics
Seventeen young people were killed and many more wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School recently in Parkland, Fla....more

National / World Headlines

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe
WASHINGTON — A former senior official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty Friday...more

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA
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Agency: US no longer ‘nation of immigrants’
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Sanders’ son mulls House run in NH
Levi Sanders, son of 2016 presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, is considering a run in New Hampshire’s...more

Embassy in Israel to open in May
WASHINGTON — Accelerating controversial plans, the Trump administration will open a small U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem in...more

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