SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE

TOM JONES CANCELS AT FOXWOODS

LONDON (AP) — Veteran singer Tom Jones announced Saturday that he was reluctantly postponing a U.S. concert tour scheduled to kick off next week because of health issues.  The postponement includes the Foxwoods show that had been scheduled for next Saturday, September 9th.  The 77-year-old Welsh crooner said on Twitter that his fall tour would be delayed “following medical advice.”  He did not reveal the state of his health or provide further details.   Jones sent his “sincere apologies” to U.S. fans planning to attend the shows. A statement on his website said the rescheduled tour would take place in May and June of next year and that tickets for the postponed shows would be honored.

SILVER ALERT – LISBON WOMAN

LISBON- Police issued a Silver Alert Saturday for a missing Lisbon woman.   Miranda Young, 26, has been missing since Friday, police say.   Young is described as a white female, with brown hair and brown eyes; she is 5 foot 6 and weighs 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue and white striped shirt and black sweatpants.   Anyone with information is asked to call Troop E State Police in Montville at (860) 848-6500.

SILVER ALERT – PLAINFIELD WOMAN

PLAINFIELD – Police issued a Silver Alert early Saturday morning for a missing Plainfield woman.   Hylda Mae Frost, 73, has been missing since Friday, police say.   Frost is described as a white female, with red hair and brown eyes; she is 5 foot 10 and weighs 165 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, grey khakis, a grey sweater and blue sneakers.   Anyone with information is asked to call the Plainfield Police Department at (860) 564-0804.

TAINTED BAKED GOODS?

Montville — A Deep River man is facing charges after police say the baked goods he brought to a Montville medical marijuana dispensary contained a substance that made an employee there ill.   Police say Frederick Strempel brought the food to Thames Valley Alternative Relief, a licensed medical marijuana dispensary, on Jan. 15.   An employee at the Route 32 dispensary ate the baked goods and became ill, according to an arrest report.   Montville police investigated the incident and were granted a warrant to arrest Strempel who turned himself in Friday at the Troop E state police barracks in Montville.

ALTERNATING ONE-WAY OVER EAST LYME ROUTE 1 BRIDGE

East Lyme — The state Department of Transportation has announced that it will alternate one-way traffic, using temporary signalization, on Route 1 over the Pattagansett River in town, beginning on or about Tuesday.   The project consists of a bridge structure replacement, drainage improvements, and roadway reconstruction, according to DOT’s news release. Alternating one-way traffic will allow one lane on the bridge to remain open during the work.

RENAISSANCE FAIRE IN LEBANON

LEBANON – Turkey legs, frocks and jousting have arrived in Lebanon.   Your atypical agricultural fair, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire boasts nearly 200 performers spread throughout the Lebanon fairgrounds in full 16th century garb and dialect, embracing the spirit of a time long gone by.   The second biggest renaissance fair in New England, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire opened Saturday for its 19th season in a new location. The fair, which has bounced around the state to different places throughout the years, was in North Haven a year ago. Now, the owners are calling the Lebanon Fairgrounds home.

CT HUMANE SOCIETY HEADS SOUTH

NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) – The Connecticut Humane Society will head to Houston to help the animals displaced by Harvey.   The team of four took off on Sunday morning from the humane society’s headquarters in Newington.   The team members said they are anxious to get to Texas and help. They will be arriving in Houston later on Sunday afternoon. They said they will hit the ground running and do whatever is needed.  The team members said hundreds of animals have been displaced from shelters or separated from their families and they are in need of basic and intense care.   The team will be down in Texas for ten days.  On Monday, the Connecticut Humane Society will be receiving 20 dogs from Texas. They said they will need some time to adjust but will be up for adoption soon.   For more information on Connecticut Humane Society and how you can help, click here.

NTSB REPORT – FATAL SMALL PLANE CRASH

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on a small plane crash that killed a Connecticut flight instructor and injured two other people. The report issued Friday says there were no witnesses to the Aug. 11 crash in New Milford that left 57-year-old co-pilot Anthony Morasco dead. Authorities said the single-engine Cessna 172 crashed near a small private airport after taking off from nearby Danbury Municipal Airport.

RI ELECTRICITY SHOPPING

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan McKee says he’s partnering with municipalities to help people shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills. The state Public Utilities Commission has approved an electric rate hike proposed by National Grid.   McKee is encouraging residents to use Empower RI, the energy shopping website he launched with the state Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

FEDS FUNDING TWO RI SHIPYARDS

Sen. Jack Reed

WARREN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has announced that two Rhode Island shipyards have been awarded more than $1 million in federal funding to make capital improvements. The Rhode Island Democrat said Saturday that Blount Boats in Warren will get $508,927 and J. Goodison Company in North Kingstown will receive $635,453 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. Reed says small shipyards “provide a big lift to Rhode Island’s economy.”

DRUNKEN DRIVING CRACKDOWN

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are stepping up patrols to crack down on drunken driving this holiday weekend. Local police departments, state police and the state Department of Transportation said Friday that federal highway statistics show Labor Day has the third highest number of fatal crashes of all major holidays. WPRI-TV reports that police have charged 10 people with driving while intoxicated between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday in Rhode Island.

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