West Hartford man arrested for harassing his ex

May 5, 2016
By
Michael D. Karpuska

  Southington police arrested a West Hartford man for sending threatening text messages to a former girlfriend. Michael D. Karpuska, 43, of Elmhurst Ave., West Hartford, was arrested at his residence on May 3 and charged with second degree breach of peace, second degree threatening, second degree harassment, and second degree intimidation due to bias.…

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Shed burglar caught by police

May 5, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Justine Ashline, 25, of Ellington was transported from Bridgeport CC to the Bristol Superior Court (GA17) on April 29, per order of a Habeas Corpus for an incident on Mount Vernon Rd. in June 2014. The warrant alleges that Ashline burglarized a shed on Mount Vernon Rd in Southington, and she took assorted gardent tools.…

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Woman arrested for hosting underage party

May 5, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

Southington police responded to an anonymous complaint about underage drinking, and the investigation led to the arrest of April Cheney, 49, of Southington for violating Connecticut’s social hosting law. On April 29, at 10:25 p.m., police received the complaint about an underage party at 25 Burwell Ave. Upon arrival, officers found evidence of drinking games,…

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Manchester man arrested for forging check

May 5, 2016
By
Jenier Huertas

Jenier Huertas, 24, of Manchester turned himself in to Southington police on Tuesday, May 2, around 7 p.m., after learning of an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from an incident on Feb. 11, 2016 when Huertas allegedly cashed a forged check in the amount of $1,200. The check was originally issued by…

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Boys lacrosse is on the brink

May 5, 2016
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The Blue Knights (6-4) split the week with a win and a loss, but more importantly, they set their sights on the postseason. With a win over South Windsor and a loss at Conard, the Knights came within one game of qualifying for the state tournament. Southington wasted no time in South Windsor on Tuesday,…

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Spikers qualify for state tourney

May 5, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since losing to East Hartford, 3-1, last month, the Blue Knights (8-1) have won four-straight matches, taking three on the road this past week, and reserving a seat for the Class L tournament. Southington trekked to Trumbull (7-5) on Monday, April 25 for their first road game of the season, and…

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Girls tennis rebounds from first loss of the season

May 5, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season over the week, but still managed to garner two wins to move closer to qualifying for the Class L tournament. Southington welcomed Farmington to their home courts on Monday, April 25, but fell short, 5-2, for their first loss this…

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Middle schoolers win big in STEM contest

May 5, 2016
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DePaolo 
seventh graders placed first in the state STEM contest with their app, left, called “Southington Says No!”
The app  is designed 
to give 
information for those 
battling addiction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three teams of Southington students took their ideas online last month, competing in the eCYBERMISSION—a web based science fair sponsored by the U.S. Army. This year, students from Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools took home three top awards at the state level, for tackling issues of pollution, road safety, and substance abuse.…

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SHS musicians perform at All-State Festival

May 4, 2016
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Seven student musicians represented Southington High School (SHS) at Connecticut’s All-State Musical Festival last weekend. The students—three sophomores, a junior, and three seniors—practiced and performed in the all-state band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and chorus, with music students from across the state. Sara Ossias, Director of Bands at SHS, said the three-day festival is “a great…

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