Sunday, August 31 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:23:58 GMT
The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels.Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and coming under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military chief said Sunday, while 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
The effects of Sandy were felt as far away as central Connecticut, and on Tuesday, residents woke up to damage to their homes and backyards.
In Simsbury near Route 10 and Plank Hill Road, there is no power and the main road into town has been shut down. Connecticut Light and Power crews have been repairing an utility pole in the area after a transformer fire and it is unclear when the work will be completed.
"It looked like the sun landed," said Mark Brady of Simsbury. "And there was just sparks flying out of it and it was like a welding arc that was like 30 feet in diameter."
A 60-foot high tree snapped off near its base and took out a portion of John Holland's porch in Portland.
"And it really, it shook the entire house," he said. "We actually heard some of the snap and then within a second or two, we could hear the impact hit the building."
The tree sits near Holland's property line and he now wants to know if the tree was on his property or his neighbor's to figure out which insurance will cover the damage.
"We're trying to determine just whose it is," he said. "We'll find that out soon."
In Hartford, a tree smashed through a home on Broad View Terrace.
"Now it's my understanding the city is gonna make her tear it down," said John Appello of Hartford. "So that's the end of that, thank God."
Neighbors said they believed the owner let the home become blighted and won't miss it.
"The city of Hartford was not hit as hard as other cities and towns in Connecticut, but our preparation greatly mitigated the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our residents and will facilitate a quick and efficient recovery," said Mayor Pedro Segarra.
In Hartford, which housed many castaways during Sandy, schools and city buildings are expected to reopen Wednesday morning.
"Now we are in full recovery and response mode and we are doing everything possible to return to normalcy," Segarra said.
At the peak of the storm, 3,500 customers in Hartford were without power. By 11 p.m., 929 customers, or 1 percent, were still without power.
In Avon, downed wires on Route 44 were repaired and Avon Mountain has since reopened.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-30 14:28:28 GMT
(WMC) – The mother of a 4-month old girl who died of drug toxicity was indicted on reckless homicide charges. Catrina Perryman, 34, is accused of giving her baby girl so much Benadryl that it killed her.Full Story >
The mother of a 4-month old girl who died of drug toxicity was indicted on reckless homicide charges.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >
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