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Police arrest man for reckless endangerment

January 30, 2015
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Matit Mazen was arrrested on Jan. 29 for reckless endangerment, five counts of risk of injury, five counts of cruelty to persons, and two counts of third degree assault.

The Southington Police Department located Mazen Matit, 45, at his Southington residence and took him into custody on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6:15 p.m. Matit was arrested for reckless endangerment, five counts of risk of injury, five counts of cruelty to persons, and two counts of third degree assault. According to a police press release,…

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Police arrest sex offender for possession of child pornography

January 30, 2015
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Robert Amnott was arrested on Jan. 29 for first degree possession of child pornography.

Robert Amnott, 45, of Southington turned himself into the Southington Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 29 at approximately 4:30 p.m. after being advised that there was a warrant for his arrest. According to the police, Amnott was processed and charged with first degree possession of…

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Police respond to armed robbery at Queen Street Liquor

January 30, 2015
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Police respond to armed robbery at Queen Street Liquor

The Southington Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at Queen Street Liquor, 1079 Queen Street, at 6:46 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29. According to a press release from the police department, the store clerk reported the store was robbed by an…

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Observations: When the news reporter becomes the news

January 30, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Monday is a “hell or high water” day at the Observer. It’s the day before we go to press. I’m pushing myself to get the paper ready to hit the presses bright and early on Tuesday. I tell everyone I…

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WIC available for eligible residents

January 30, 2015
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State residents who meet certain income and other requirements can obtain nutritious food and nutrition education through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of Bristol Hospital. More than 5,000 people in 20 area towns currently participate in this Bristol Hospital program. Women who are…

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Court: Media don’t have to delete stories when charges nixed

January 30, 2015
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By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) _ A Connecticut woman’s claims that media outlets libeled her by refusing to delete stories about her arrest after charges were dismissed were rejected by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit…

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The State of the Town: Leaders discuss progress at chamber event

January 30, 2015
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Bailey Kahl launches himself toward the pit during the long jump competition on Jan. 24.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Councilors spoke about the changes in town government and on their special committees within the last year at the Chamber Legislative Committee 6th annual State of the Town dinner. Seven of the nine town councilors spoke about recent accomplishments…

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Local dancer has, indeed, gotten ‘Nice Work…’

January 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Next week, Kevin Raponey, an actor from Bristol, will come full circle when he steps onto the stage of The Bushnell as part of the national tour of “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” Raponey, who graduated Bristol Eastern…

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Swimmers improve to 6-0

January 30, 2015
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Swimmers improve to 6-0

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington boys swimming team continued on their quest for the perfect season at Friday’s meet against the Plainville Blue Devils. The Blue Knights clinched the meet by the 200 freestyle relay and remained unbeaten with a 92-61 victory over the…

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