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Thu
17
Aug
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Powerball $510 Million

Powerball

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

I have good news for all.  Powerball’s jackpot has reached more than $510 million as of Thursday morning.  No winning ticket was sold for Wednesday night’s drawing. By Saturday night which is expected to be closer to $600 million by drawing time.  Cash value of the prize is estimated to be around $342.2 million. 

Numbers for Wednesday night drawing is 9,15,43,60 and the Powerball number is 4.

The odds of winning are really not that great with more than 44 states participating you have a kind of small 1 in 292.2 million.  It’s not very great, but remember a single ticket sold in Illinois on Friday with the Mega Millions Game whose jackpot worth $393 million. 

Good Luck New Haven County, it’s your turn.  

Wed
16
Aug
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Former Police officer accused of Sexual Assault

Ulyses Alvarez

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Waterbury man Ulyses Alvarez, 24, has been accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at a residential treatment program facility. 

Alvarez, worked formerly with the Middletown police department and filed a discrimination suit in 2016.   The suit said that he was subjected to racist slurs and discrimination during his probationary period.  He is of Puerto Rican heritage and says when he complained he was told “have thick skin” and “wait until they get you in the locker room.”  Of 6 probationary officers at that time he was the only minority according to reports. 

A Middletown Press report says according to court documents a citizen made a false accusation against him, and the department assigned the same officer who told him to have thick skin. 

Tue
15
Aug
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Man Shot will Survive

Fire Dept

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A 27-year-old man was shot around 11:30 pm on Sunday.  The injuries were non-life threatening the incident happened at 35 Warner St.  Emergency workers treated the man and he was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment and evaluation. 

Police are asking anyone with any information about this incident to call, Hamden Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 203-230-4040.

Mon
14
Aug
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Man arrested after Domestic dispute

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Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Michael Cancel, 49, has been arrested with first degree assault, first degree reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.    During s domestic dispute Cancel is accused of slapping his girlfriend and pushing her 11-year old son, and his friend who is 12 years old. 

He then got into his truck and ran over the woman’s leg. 

His bail was $50,000, and he was apprehended a short time later after he was had a car crash in West Haven.   The incident happened at the couple’s home on Costanzo Court. 

The woman was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment. 

Wed
09
Aug
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Man arrested with Machete at Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police received a call from Quinnipiac University at around 5:30 pm of an unwanted person.  When authorities arrived at 305 Sherman Avenue, the witnessed two people in a car and one -- the passenger was in possession of a machete.

Simon Nieves Jr. was arrested and transported to police headquarters.  The man who resides at Flower Drive was charged with possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.  He was released after posting a $500 bond.  He is expected in court in Meriden Superior Court on 18 August. 

Thu
03
Aug
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Yelle: International Sensation Set to Bob Heads the Ballroom at the Outer Space

Yelle

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Wanna Dance?  Yelle is coming! 

International sensation with a popping 80’s vibe is headed to Hamden to offer head bobbing beats and rump shaking groves.   She might be slight in size but can crank it up for those who dance like no one is watching. 

Her vibe is ancient and fresh – with a contradicting everything.   According to her bio the French sensation’s father was a musician and she grew up around music, but had a problem with being shy.  She admits while she is the image of Yelle, Yelle is a duo.  Jean Francios she says does music, lyrics, melodies and me too. 

She says she has always wanted to make people happy and sing happy songs.  The LBGT community is really digging this chick, and you know, no one knows music like LBGT. 

Wed
02
Aug
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Hamden/New Haven retailers Gear up for Tax-Free Week

Tax Fee Week

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne
Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

As tradition holds Connecticut’s tax-free week makes it a little easier when it comes to back-to-school clothing and items required to further your children’s education.   The holiday happens during the week of 20 August -27 August 2017.

Some items are available for adults and preschool children helping your family save money across the board.  Some local retailers are scheduling sales to coincide with sales tax-free week offering shoppers even more savings.  The program is offered on Clothing items under $100 per item and for Shoes under $100.

Items offered tax free:

Tue
01
Aug
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Three Children rescued amid Abuse allegations

Children rescued

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Three children have been rescued by Bridgeport police after being found in a roach infested apartment on Saturday. 

A 1-year-old, a six-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, were being mistreated according to a phone call, Police responded to a Kossuth Street apartment and could not get in.  Five people were sitting on the couch smoking weed and officers had to force their way into the apartment.   They found the children half-clad and dirty, there was garbage in the apartment and cockroaches had infested the place. 

Nicole Angel Jones, is being charged with risk of injury to a child possession of marijuana and interfering with police.   Also arrested were Ajiquanqa Allen, 31, Cecil Barnes, 33, Katerina Howard, 25, and 29-year-old Chaz Himes all charged with interfering with police for not answering the door when police knocked. 

Tue
01
Aug
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Brian's Guitar Shop Burglarized

Brian's

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police responded to a burglar alarm late last week at around 3am.  Upon arrival officers found evidence of force entry through the front door.  The glass door had been shattered and thousands of dollars of guitars were stolen. 

According to surveillance cameras three individuals were involved and their images were captured on camera and are described as two white males and one black male wearing masks.

Police are asking if you have any information about this robbery contact the Detective Division at 203.230.4040.

Mon
31
Jul
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Snakes at Sleeping Giant Park

Snakes at Sleeping Giant

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Summer is a great time to experience southern Connecticut’s great outdoors.  Hiking, fishing or just casually strolling down a nature trail is not only relaxing but pleasurable activities.    Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden is a great place to do all those things, with a recent caveat.  Snakes. 

According to reports, the Sleeping Giant Park Association shared two recent photos of a pair of Copperhead snakes at the park.  When you do visit the park that offers upcoming views of Fall foliage, fishing, hiking mountain biking or other activities watch for snakes. 

From I-91: Take Exit 10. Then get onto Route 40 connector and stay on until the end. At the light, take a right onto Route 10N drive 1½ miles then take a right onto MT Carmel Avenue. The park entrance is on the left across from Quinnipiac University.

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