SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE

TWO OFFICERS, WOMAN SHOT IN NEW HAVEN

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot his wife first. A New Haven police spokesman says two officers responded to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home on Saturday. Police say when the two officers tried to find the suspect, he shot them in their arms. Police say the suspect, identified as John Douglas Monroe, was shot by SWAT officers and is hospitalized with serious injuries.

REMEMBERING TED CHRISTOPHER AT WATERFORD SPEEDBOWL

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A somber night of reflection at Waterford Speedbowl for race driver Ted Christopher who died in a plane crash last Saturday.   His modified #13 was on display on Saturday for fans who held a candlelight vigil and shared thoughts and memories with Christopher’s family. Ted Christopher was enroute to a race last Saturday on Long Island when the plane he was in crashed in the woods in North Branford.   The pilot  81-year-old Charles Dundas, a resident of New York and Florida, also died in the crash on Sept. 16.   A cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

SILVER ALERT

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Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Oakdale man.   Victor Preciado, 48, has been missing since Saturday, police say. He is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, five foot six inches and 179 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white, grey and red plaid shirt, khaki shorts and hiking sneakers.  Anyone with information on Preciado’s whereabouts is asked to contact state police at Troop E in Montville at (860) 848-6500.

CT NATIONAL GUARDSMEN DEPLOY TO PUERTO RICO

EAST GRANBY, CT (WFSB) – The 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard were deployed from Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby to Puerto Rico and St. Thomas today to help out with Hurricane Maria relief.  The unit includes a C-130H cargo plane loaded with supplies along with seven Airmen who will drop off supplies to St. Thomas and Puerto Rico. They will also be on standby in Georgia for potential follow up missions as well.

CT PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge’s landmark ruling that declared Connecticut’s system for funding public schools unconstitutional is set to go before the state Supreme Court. Justices are scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in the state’s appeal of the ruling. A lower court judge ruled last year that state officials must overhaul Connecticut’s public education system.

HUSBAND, WIFE DEAD AFTER CLINTON EXPLOSION

CLINTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a mobile home explosion has left a married couple dead in Connecticut. Clinton police say Candace Hinkley died Saturday at Bridgeport Hospital as a result of injuries she sustained in the Thursday explosion. Her husband, 64-year-old Leo Hinkley, died of injuries at the same hospital on Friday. Authorities say the cause of the blast remains under investigation, but preliminary results indicated it wasn’t due to equipment or mechanical malfunctions.

PUTNAM POLICE ARREST FOUR

PUTNAM, CT (WFSB) – Putnam police have arrested four people at an apartment complex on Wilkinson Street where they discovered a drug factory after conducting a search and seizure warrant.  Police officials said they arrested 33 year-old Alicia Marando for possession of narcotics with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia, and risk of injury to a minor. Marando was found to have heroin in the home.  Marando was held on a $100,000 bond and is set to appear in Danielson Superior Court on September 25th.   Investigators also stated that 20 year-old Austin Hunt and 27 year-old Raymond Rodgers were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia where they were each held on a $500 non-surety bond and are both scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court on October 4th.   28 year-old Donald Doyle was also charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with police where he was released on a $500 non-surety bond. He is set to appear in Danielson Court on October 4th.

URI GRANT TO GO TOBACCO & SMOKE-FREE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a grant to help it become a smoke and tobacco-free campus. The university received a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to develop policies to prohibit smoking and tobacco use.

HARTFORD WRITERS’ WEEKEND

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Writers from across the country are descending on the Mark Twain House in Hartford for an annual weekend of lectures and workshops. This year’s Writers Weekend will focus on writing for young people. There also will be sessions on topics such as storytelling techniques, memoirs, essay writing and play-writing.

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