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Sources say Steven Ellam drove a car into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire (WFSB/Facebook) Sources say Steven Ellam drove a car into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire (WFSB/Facebook)

Officials identify man who drove into Middlesex Hospital, lit self on fire Video included

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Officials have identified the name of a man who reportedly drove a car into Middlesex Hospital and lit himself on fire Thursday morning.

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The wintry mix ends tonight, but it won't be quiet for long!

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After yesterday’s preview of June, winter made a strong comeback today!

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Should teachers be allowed to be armed in the classroom?

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President Donald Trump, after listening to a series of emotional stories and pleas to enhance school safety at the White House Wednesday, floated the idea of arming teachers and school staff, an idea that was met with support from many of the attendees.

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Two friends bonded by tragedies call for change

These two women are bonded by tragedy, now fighting for change (Submitted) These two women are bonded by tragedy, now fighting for change (Submitted)
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Two friends bonded together by two tragedies. One, a librarian who saved students at Sandy Hook, the other took notes from that heroic effort and was forced to put it into action just last week as the librarian in Parkland, Florida.

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EARLY WARNING WEATHER

A soggy Friday afternoon is on tap Video included

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After a couple of days of record-breaking warmth, winter made a comeback on Thursday.

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Serious injuries reported in Route 2 crash in Marlborough

Crews responded to a serious crash on Route 2 in Marlborough (WFSB) Crews responded to a serious crash on Route 2 in Marlborough (WFSB)
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A serious crash closed part of Route 2 eastbound in Marlborough on Thursday afternoon.

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PD: Woman brought heroin to boyfriend in hospital

Angelica Cierniewski (Hartford Police) Angelica Cierniewski (Hartford Police)
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A New Britain woman is facing charges after police said she brought heroin to her boyfriend, who was a patient in the hospital.

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Cleaning businesses busy during flu season

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Flu season is in full swing and chances are the bacteria could be sprawling around your own home.

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CT students speak out against gun violence

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Connecticut students are speaking out against gun violence and saying prayers are not enough. 

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Sheriff: Deputy at Parkland never engaged shooter, has now resigned

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The deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in, the Broward County Sheriff said

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Lawmakers to hold hearing on bill opening up casino process

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Connecticut lawmakers will hold a public hearing after all on whether to allow a proposed competitive process for building Connecticut's first casino on non-tribal land.

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State proposes widening project for I-95

The state is proposing a widening project for I-95 (WFSB) The state is proposing a widening project for I-95 (WFSB)
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Anyone who drives on I-95 is well aware of the traffic issues, like congestion.

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Local tech company hoping net neutrality is saved

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The federal government's push to rollback internet regulations known at net neutrality is getting close to becoming a reality. 

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Former Jerry Springer body guard charged with drunk driving in CT

Steven Wilkos was arrested for DUI after a one-vehicle crash in Darien back in January. (Darien police) Steven Wilkos was arrested for DUI after a one-vehicle crash in Darien back in January. (Darien police)
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A man once known for protecting TV host Jerry Springer from harm was charged with driving under the influence following a one-car crash.

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Hospitals take precautions after man drives into Middlesex emergency dept.

Jersey barriers were seen set up outside the emergency room at MidState Medical Center (WFSB) Jersey barriers were seen set up outside the emergency room at MidState Medical Center (WFSB)
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After a man drove a car into the emergency department of Middlesex Hospital on Thursday, other hospitals across the state are taking safety precautions.

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Naval base closed in Washington state due to possible threat

(Petty Officer 1st Class Amanda Gray via DVIDS) (Petty Officer 1st Class Amanda Gray via DVIDS)
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A suspect in a vehicle attempted to enter the base, which put it on lockdown, the base reported.

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I-95 south in Waterford reopens following crash

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I-95 south in Waterford has reopened after a crash closed it on Thursday.

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'Whiteboard message' prompts extra police at Wallingford school Thursday Video included

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Police in Wallingford stepped up their presence at Sheehan High School on Thursday.

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Flu deaths up to 97 in the state

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Newly released flu statistics revealed on Thursday that deaths from the virus are up to 97 in Connecticut.

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NEWS CONFERENCE: Middletown officials discuss hospital crash

Middletown officials, including Mayor Dan Drew, discuss Thursday morning's hospital crash which was followed by the suspect setting himself on fire.

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Tractor trailer crash closes Hamden street

A tractor trailer crash closed a portion of State Street in Hamden. (Hamden police) A tractor trailer crash closed a portion of State Street in Hamden. (Hamden police)
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A street in Hamden was closed on Thursday afternoon after a tractor trailer crashed.

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13-year-old arrested for possible threat at Burlington school

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A 13-year-old turned himself in to state police earlier this week for making a threatening statement at a school in Burlington.

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Eyewitnesses send in videos of Middlesex hospital crash

A number of Channel 3 viewers sent in videos of the crash at Middlesex Hospital on Thursday.

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Nationwide social media threat 'hoax' prompts precautions at Simsbury High School

Simsbury High School (WFSB file photo) Simsbury High School (WFSB file photo)
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A social media threat forced Simsbury school officials to activate their "lock out" procedure on Thursday morning.

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VIDEO: Car slams into Middlesex Hospital, 1 hurt

A car slammed into Middlesex Hospital in Middletown and caught fire on Thursday morning.

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Suspicious package filled with white powder sent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File) Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)
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Police haven't arrested anyone, but they are making inquiries.

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Making the ultimate margarita on National Margarita Day

Pictured here is the Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita! Want to make it? Click the photo in the slideshow! (Allrecipes.com) Pictured here is the Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita! Want to make it? Click the photo in the slideshow! (Allrecipes.com)
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Today is National Margarita Day and what better way to celebrate than with these amazing drink recipes!

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Cops: Weapons found after teen threatens to 'shoot up' high school

A confiscated cache of weapons is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo) A confiscated cache of weapons is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
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The 17-year-old claimed his comment was a joke but the sheriff's department is taking every potential threat seriously. 

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Former Meriden mayor to announce run for Congress

Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos said he'll announce a run for Congress on Thursday. (WFSB file) Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos said he'll announce a run for Congress on Thursday. (WFSB file)
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A former mayor in Meriden said he'll be running to represent the state's 5th Congressional District this November.

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TRENDING NOW

Hug dodging, open car wash, store prank, edible nail polish

Hug dodging, girls head into car wash with the windows open, a girl walks backwards as a prank and edible nail polish. Those are the stories trending on Feb. 22.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

A Ken-L Ration dog food commercial

A Ken-L Ration dog food commercial sent in by viewer Rosie.

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One killed in Waterford crash Video included

One person was killed in a crash on I-395 south in Waterford. (WFSB) One person was killed in a crash on I-395 south in Waterford. (WFSB)
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One person was killed following a single-car crash on Interstate-395 in Waterford.

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5 boys charged with sexting at Stonington High School Video included

Stonington police. (WFSB) Stonington police. (WFSB)
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Five teenage boys have been charged with sexting at Stonington High School.

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High school swimmer honored for saving opponent's life

Xavier Staubs (right) is credited with saving Kamrin Samson (left) when he began to drown. (Source: Family Photos via WNEM) Xavier Staubs (right) is credited with saving Kamrin Samson (left) when he began to drown. (Source: Family Photos via WNEM)
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A Michigan teenager was honored for his bravery and courage in saving the life of a fellow student.

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Florida shooting suspect may lose public defender after reports of $800K inheritance

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (WPLG via CNN, POOL) Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (WPLG via CNN, POOL)
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The public defender's office filed a motion with the court to determine whether 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was eligible for a taxpayer-funded defense.

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Texas school district to suspend students protesting gun laws

Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol protesting gun violence in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser) Students gather on the steps of the old Florida Capitol protesting gun violence in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
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Students who protest gun laws in Texas could face suspension in one school district. 

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US beats Canada for gold in women's hockey game

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17), of the United States, celebrates after winning against Canada in the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17), of the United States, celebrates after winning against Canada in the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey. 

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  • Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:06 AM EST2018-02-23 08:06:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano). Unidentified travelers exit the airport past a green metal container designed for "Disposal for Prescription and Recreational Drugs," set outside one of the entrances to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Thursd...(AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano). Unidentified travelers exit the airport past a green metal container designed for "Disposal for Prescription and Recreational Drugs," set outside one of the entrances to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Thursd...
    Tourists catching a flight out of Las Vegas can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.More >
    Tourists catching a flight out of Las Vegas can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport.More >
  • NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

    NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-02-23 07:05:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File). FILE - This April 15, 2013 file photo shows the headquarters for National Public Radio (NPR) on North Capitol Street in Washington. NPR has adopted new measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independe...(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File). FILE - This April 15, 2013 file photo shows the headquarters for National Public Radio (NPR) on North Capitol Street in Washington. NPR has adopted new measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independe...
    National Public Radio's board of directors has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top...More >
    National Public Radio's board of directors has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive.More >
  • Tiffany Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards in June

    Tiffany Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards in June

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:16 AM EST2018-02-23 06:16:23 GMT
    Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.More >
    Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.More >
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  • Something's Brewing

    Something's Brewing

    Check out as Channel 3 visits local breweries in Connecticut. 

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    Check out as Channel 3 visits local breweries in Connecticut. 

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  • Liberty Bank Surprise Squad

    Liberty Bank Surprise Squad

    Liberty Bank Surprise Squad is BACK!!! Our team will be going all over the state to surprise people with free gifts. What will we do next?

    Surprise Squad is BACK!!! We're making your summer better by giving any free stuff. In the past, we have paid for people's movie tickets, passes to amusement parks
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    Liberty Bank Surprise Squad is BACK!!! Our team will be going all over the state to surprise people with free gifts. What will we do next?

    Surprise Squad is BACK!!! We're making your summer better by giving any free stuff. In the past, we have paid for people's movie tickets, passes to amusement parks
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