THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE

MOBILE HOME EXPLOSION

A mobile home explosion injured two people at the Evergreen Springs mobile home park in Clinton early Thursday morning. (WFSB)

A married couple with severe burns had to be pulled from the burning wreckage of a mobile home that exploded in Clinton.  Police received multiple calls about an explosion at about 12:30 this morning, followed by calls about a mobile home on fire at the Evergreen Park complex.  The victims were identified as 64-year-old Leon Hinkley and 61-year-old Candace Hinkley.  They were flown to a Bridgeport hospital where they’ve been listed in critical and serious condition respectively.  The cause remains under investigation, but authorities suspect the explosion was sparked by propane.

POLICE STANDOFF

(WFSB)

A woman has been found dead and a man hospitalized following a standoff with police in a suburb of Hartford.  Newington police said they are treating the Thursday morning incident as a homicide and that the man is considered a suspect. They didn’t immediately release the names of the man and woman but said they were married.  Police say the man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

SOLAR FARMS

Groton is celebrating a public and private partnership that’s led to the production of three solar farms in the community.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning at Polaris Park, which is the largest of the solar facilities.  The other two solar farm sites are Trident Park and Pelican Park. Together, the three facilities are expected to produce nearly eight-million kilowatt-hours ever year, enough to power 587 homes.

SEALS RELEASED

Three seal pups that were apparently abandoned by their parents after birth have been released into the waters off Rhode Island. Officials at Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium say the three harbor seals named Aster, Azalea and Ivy were released this morning in Charlestown, Rhode Island. One of the seals was found in Rhode Island and the other two were found in Maine. The aquarium says they are now healthy enough to survive on their own.

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