Michael Melia, Associated Press Updated 7:44 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. The state Supreme Court in May 2018 vacated Skakel's conviction in the bludgeoning death of Martha Moxley in their wealthy Greenwich neighborhood in 1975 when they were teenagers. The turn in Skakel's decades-long legal saga was among the state's top stories in 2018. less FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Michael Skakel leaves the Connecticut Supreme Court after his hearing in Hartford, Conn. The state Supreme Court in May 2018 vacated Skakel's conviction in the ... more Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Photo: Jessica Hill, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 … [Read more...] about Drug overdoses, Lamont win among top 2018 Connecticut news
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Legendary Connecticut journalist Gerry Brooks has retired after 44 years in the business.Brooks, 66, has worked at multiple stations in Connecticut, including WAVZ, WPOP, WFSB, and WVIT. His final broadcast on WVIT was at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.On his facebook page, Brooks thanked his co-workers and viewers for their support over his career. This is going to be an interesting week, so while I have the chance, I want to say thank you. To the people I've worked with for the past 44 years at WAVZ, WPOP, WFSB, and NBC Connecticut. As Keisha Grant says, "Teamwork makes the dream work." Or something like that. And thank you to the people who made this run possible. You, the listeners and viewers who kept me employed all these years. And thank you to my hair, for staying just long enough to get me through Wednesday. I step aside with deep feelings of humility, gratitude, and satisfaction All of us at News 8 wish Gerry all of the best as … [Read more...] about Connecticut news icon Gerry Brooks retires
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - In comparison to the previous year, in the instrumental May sweeps period, WTNH News 8 has increased viewer share and ratings in key news dayparts more than any other station in Connecticut.The significant growth is coming at the expense of the competition. News 8 has a rich, 70-year legacy of local, trustworthy news, weather and community coverage, and that is what Connecticut viewers are tuning into.Good Morning Connecticut from 4:30-7am increased its Household share 36% on a year over year basis, more than any other station: 4:30a 5a 5:30a 6a 6:30a +44% +60% +36% +48% +10% Good Morning Connecticut from 4:30-7am increased its Adult 25-54 ratings 53% on a year over year basis, more than any other station: 4:30a 5a 5:30 6a 6:30a +51% +41% +37% +102% +38% Good Morning Connecticut from 5-7am increased its Women 25-54 ratings 32% on a year over year basis. 5a 5:30a 6a 6:30a +4% +27% +72% +20% In addition, the 6-6:30am newscast’s … [Read more...] about WTNH News 8 increases ratings and share in Local News Dayparts, more than any other CT station
More than 300 students, teachers and parents from the Newtown area boarded buses bound for Washington, D.C., early Saturday, joining thousands of others from Connecticut and across the nation, to lend their voices to the March for Our Lives.Another 840 additional marches for the anti-gun violence protest are being held across the country and worldwide in reaction to the massacre in Parkland, Fla,, that left 17 students and educators dead last month. Dozens of rallies are planned in eastern Europe and more are scheduled in the capitals of Colombia and Ghana, Japan and Vietnam.In Connecticut a march that some estimate could attract up to 10,000 people is planned in Hartford, with others taking place in communities including Enfield, Guilford, Old Saybrook, Roxbury, Shelton, Stamford and West Hartford. As many as 500,000 people are expected to march through Washington, D.C., today.In the early morning darkness in Newtown, more than 300 assembled in school parking lots before departing at … [Read more...] about Connecticut Students Head to March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.