Columbian will be taking a large contingent of athletes to this week’s Division II state meet in Canton, highlighted by Sergi Mont , who qualified in four events, and Clay Moore, who made it out in three.,She also made it as part of the Rams’ 200 medley relay team that also includes Katie Conley, Abbey Wenger, Kami Swaartz and Maya Collins.,On Thursday, Moore will return in the afternoon to take part in Columbian’s two relays.,He’s part of the 400 free relay, which also includes Sergi Mont, Josh Fanning and Cole Eisenhower.,Also making Canton for TC is the 200 free relay, which consists of Mont, Moore, Eisenhower and Colin Burkett.

Network executives probably are not thrilled that the Cowboys are no longer in the NFL playoffs.,The game between the two NFC foes earned a 20.5 rating, according to Fox.,The network also provided several of the game’s other ratings-related figures.,However, the game between the Colts and Chiefs, which was played on Saturday afternoon, almost won the day.,According to AwfulAnnouncing.com, the Indianapolis-Kansas City game drew a 19.0 rating on NBC.

The wind will subside as a ridge of high pressure builds over Southern New England.,The sky will become partly sunny and temperatures will reach the low and middle 40s, which is quite pleasant for late January!,Rain could change back to snow briefly before ending Tuesday night, then a developing northwesterly wind will usher in a pretty good shot of arctic air.,A weak wave of low pressure could bring a period of light snow Wednesday night.,With high pressure in place over Southern New England, the wind will be light and the sky will be sunny.

In the first update of Associated Press prep basketball polls in roughly a month, eight area clubs have been chosen among the top 10 of their respective classes.,Released Tuesday afternoon, the rankings include three local boys' groups and five area girls' squads.,Both the Cissna Park boys and the Schlarman girls remained atop their Class 1A platforms, despite not sitting with perfect records.,And the Class 2A girls' poll contains a whopping three local outfits.,Here's a closer look at all eight polls from the second voting round of the 2018-19 season:

A one-two punch of winter storms is bringing the first snow, sleet and freezing rain to Connecticut and could make travel difficult Friday before it gets worse this weekend before it finally freezes over.,The National Weather Service issued a storm warning for Litchfield County and a winter storm warning for Fairfield County ahead of the second storm which is expected to roll in Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.,In addition to Friday's snow, a snowstorm will arrive Saturday night and last into Sunday with the chance for moderate to heavy snow.,For the second and more significant storm, News 12 meteorologists say snow will begin before 1 a.m. on Saturday then snow and sleet between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., then rain and sleet after 4 a.m. Temperatures will rise to around 33 degrees by 4 a.m. with wind gusts as high as 31 mph.,Sunday is expected to see rain, freezing rain, and sleet before 1 p.m, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of snow after 4 p.m. Temperatures will dramatically fall to around 25 degrees by 5 p.m. Monday morning everything is expected to freeze over when temperatures take a nose dive into the single digits.

Earl Warren, of Fort Dodge, was shopping at the Key on Central Friday afternoon when he heard loud banging noises from across the street.,When he looked outside, he was among the first to notice a section of the building at 1031 Central Ave. leaning out.,The tilting section of the wall fell in three large chunks shortly before 2:40 p.m., raining bricks, dust, mortar and bits of wood down onto the sidewalk and into 11th Street.,Fierke said Friday afternoon that the building owner is responsible for removing any part of the building that is in imminent danger of of falling down.,As he surveyed the fallen bricks Friday afternoon, he remained grateful it wasn’t worse.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A teenage girl learning how to drive smashed into a packed restaurant in South Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.,KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo spoke to the teen’s aunt, who said she was teaching the girl how to drive when she crashed into the entrance of the La Mayordomia restaurant around 4:30 p.m.,About 40 people were inside the restaurant when the crash occurred.,One person inside the restaurant suffered non-life threatening injures, officials said.,Neither the girl nor her aunt have been identified.