Texas authorities were negotiating with a man holding hostages, including a rabbi and possibly others, at a Dallas-Fort Worth synagogue on Saturday afternoon. The man is seeking the release of a federal prisoner who was convicted in 2010 of attempted murder in a terrorism-related case, officials said. The Colleyville Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon he …

Among the signs of the sense of normalcy that is repopulating everyday life is the return of restaurant weeks. The Mohegan Sun Resort Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut has such a promotion for later this month. Taking place from January 23-27, their Restaurant Week brings together a number of high-profile casino dining destinations. The Italian restaurant …

Public works crews will be ready to pre-treat the roads on Sunday evening, but are advising people to stay home if they can. TORRINGTON, Connecticut – The winter storm from Sunday evening to Monday morning will impact the entire state, but all eyes are on Litchfield County where it can receive up to six inches …

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now Orange County game scores and stats on Friday, January 14. Click here for more details on sending your team’s scores and stats to the registry. FRIDAILY SCORES BOYS BASKETBALL SPAULDING HOOPHALL CLASSIC Mater Dei 73, Eastern Catholic (CT) 58 RM: Davidson 14 …

For the first time in six months, families are forgoing a monthly child tax credit installment on Friday — a program that was meant to be part of President Joe Biden’s legacy, but instead came across as a point of departure. shed light on who is worthy of government support. Retired Andy Roberts, of St. …

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now Five Orange County female basketball players have been nominated for McDonald’s 45th All-American game at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena on March 29. The varsity-bound players are Mater Dei forwards Lani White (Utah) and Soleil Montrose (UTEP), Rosary point guard Kaylee Byon (Utah Valley), …

Since I first saw grumpy old men, whenever it gets so cold here in Connecticut, I kind of wanted to try ice fishing. It might be the look of satisfaction on Jack Lemmon’s face as he sinks into his cozy little fishing cabin in the film, but it always seemed like it would be a …

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The governor of Connecticut may request an extension of his emergency powers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ned Lamont raised this possibility during a virtual press conference on Wednesday. “We are preparing for legislative leaders and the legislature a list of executive orders that we believe should be prosecuted, but I …

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Wednesday that he had commuted the first degree murder convictions of Thomas Koonce and William Allen to second degree murder, making each immediately eligible for parole. The state parole board recently recommended commutations for Koonce and Allen. Koonce, a 54-year-old former US Marine, served 30 years in …

Benjamin Whitely went to a Safeway supermarket in Washington, DC on Tuesday to pick up a few items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the sterile crisper bins and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken, and milk. “Looks like I missed it all,” said Whitely, 67. “I’m going to have to look for …