• Meriden woman killed after being struck by a car on I-91

    WALLINGFORD — State Police say that 56-year-old Sharon Ryan of Meriden was killed after she tried crossing three lanes on I-91 in Wallingford Wednesday night.
    Police say that a car was driving in the center of the three lanes on I-91 northbound near the exit 13 off ramp. Sharon Ryan was trying to cross all the lanes from the right shoulder to the left median. The car then hit Ryan, causing life-threatening injuries.
    Ryan was rushed to Yale-New Haven hospital where she later died from her i
  • New Haven police investigating serious two car crash

    NEW HAVEN — New Haven police are on the scene, investigating a two car crash that happened overnight.
    The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. on the corner of Libery Street and Spring Street. Two people were injuried with one of them listed in’very serious’ condition. Other injuries are unknown at this time.
    This is a developing story.
  • Hot, humid Thursday, chance for a shower; Hot with afternoon storms Friday

    Summer heat continues today with highs in the lower 90s. The humidity will push the heat index into the mid 90s with bright sunshine.
    The Stormtracker 61 Factor is low for any storms today!Friday will be very warm and humid too. Most of the day will be dry but a cold front will trigger a few showers and storms late-day and at night. Some of the rain could be locally heavy with the chance for a few strong storms as well.
    This weekend will be cooler behind the storms. A cooler north/northeas
  • Police: New Haven police investigating overnight shooting

    NEW HAVEN — Police say that a person suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot several times.
    Around 1 a.m., police say that detectives working in the area heard gunfire coming from the 200 block of Ferry Street. When they got to the scene, the found 25-year-old Odell Maziede Carter, of New Haven.
    Carter had been shot several times, and was rushed to Yale-New haven hospital with life-threatening injuries. His current condition is unknown at this time.
    Police say the suspects were
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  • One person killed, Route 66 closed after crash in East Hampton

    EAST HAMPTON — Police confirm that one person was killed after a Portland police cruiser struck a motorcycle at the intersection of Route 66 and Route 151.
    The road is currently closed.
    LifeStar was initially called to the scene, but was later canceled. The identify of the victim has not been released. Other injuries have not been reported.
    State police have now taken over the crash investigation.
    This is a developing story.
  • Amazon creating delivery station in Bristol; 100 new jobs available

    BRISTOL --  Amazon is looking to expand in Connecticut which could mean 100 new jobs for Bristol.
    Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu announced Wednesday that Amazon logistics will be bringing a delivery station to 71 Horizon Drive.
    Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said that job openings can increase up to 500 during peak season.
    Click here for job listings.
  • August 2018 Above & Beyond Award: Andrew Dzierzgowski

    Andrew Dzierzgowski
    Police Officer
    Windsor, CT
     
    Nominated by Erin Simison :
    “Andy started out as a K9 handler who lost his K9 partner Chase in 2012. Andy enjoyed doing community events for the schools and Girl Scouts with Chase prior to his death. After Chase died, Andy picked himself up and decided it was his time to rise in the ranks at Windsor Locks Police Department. Andy took her Sergeants test and moved up to the rank of sergeant. Andy was on midnight shifts but yet he still m
  • Plainville shelter in place lifted, man takes life inside home

    PLAINVILLE -- Police confirm that the public is not in danger, and the shelter in place has lifted in one Plainville neighborhood.
    Police say the shelter in place was prompted due to a distaught middle-aged man who was in his home, and not in a great mental state.
    Police confirm that the incident ended with the man taking his life inside the home.
     
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  • FOX61 First on the scene: Plainville residents asked to shelter in place

    PLAINVILLE -- Police have issued a shelter in place for Plainville residents Wednesday night.
    Plainville police told FOX61 that a shelter in place has been issued to residents but can't comment any further.
    According to Plainville town manager Robert Lee, the incident occurred on Meriline Avenue.
    Residents are asked to avoid the area until further notice.
    FOX61 will provide updates as soon as they become available.
  • Dog left to die appears to be ‘reaching out for someone to save his life’ in photos

    DALLAS — After a 9-month-old pit bull found on the side of a Dallas road was taken to a local shelter and put on the euthanasia list, workers snapped photos of the visually-impaired dog appearing to reach out for someone to save him.
    The pit bull named JJ was found as a stray on Dowdy Ferry Road in Dallas, which is known as a place where people leave dogs and many end up getting hit by cars, The Dodo reported.
    But JJ, who is also deaf, survived.JJ was taken to a shelter and later
  • Unsafe levels of weed killer chemical found in oat products, report says

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    Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.
    Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group’s scientists believe to be “protective of children’s health,” the report indicates.
    Last week, a jury at th
  • Man accused of beating girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter to death

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A Florida man who initially told investigators that his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter died after slipping on rocks during a fishing trip has now been charged in her death.
    On Monday, police arrested 27-year-old Dennys Llopiz, who is being held without bail in a Miami-Dade jail on a charge of first-degree murder.
    Three days earlier, Llopiz called police saying he had found his girlfriend’s little girl, Skyler Hartley, unresponsive in the shower, according
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  • Women say Uber driver ‘terrorized’ them during 25-minute nightmare ride

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Three friends are speaking out two months after a nightmare 25-minute Uber ride through Sacramento, California left them fearing for their lives.
    "I legitimately believed that we were going to die," said Theadora Fuerstenberg.
    It's an app thousands use every day but a June 15 Uber trip on Interstate 80 from a book club in Arden to Oak Park traumatized the three women.
    "He would swerve in and out and then as he was doing this he would say, 'We're all going to die
  • ‘Hard to fathom’: 7 family members killed in Oregon car crash, including 5 children

    ac – A Washington state family is reeling after a head-on collision took the lives of seven relatives, including five children, as they drove outside of Burns, Oregon, headed for a vacation in Las Vegas.
    On Monday morning, 29-year-old Erika Boquet and her three young children, Isabella Boquet, 11; Elisabeth Boquet, 9; and Tytis Boquet, 6; were driving to Las Vegas for a family vacation with three other relatives.
    According to Oregon State Police, around 10 a.m. Monday, an oncoming SU
  • UConn releases 2018-19 football schedule; Walk-on tryouts will be held

    STORRS — The UConn Huskies heading into the 2018-19 season, are looking to bounce back from a 3-8 campaign last year.
    The Huskies recently released their upcoming schedule.
    The Huskies under head coach Randy Edsall who returned last season, ended the season on a five game losing streak.
    This year’s schedule consists of 12 games, eight of which are conference games in the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies open up the season at home August 30th at 7 p.m. against confe
  • Glastonbury police investigating fatal motor vehicle accident

    GLASTONBURY — Police said Keeney Street will be closed between Howe Road and the Manchester Town Line for an extended period of time due to a fatal motor vehicle accident Wednesday night.
    Glastonbury police said the crash involved a single vehicle.
    At this time, the name of the person killed has not been released.
    FOX61 will provide an update as soon as it becomes available.
  • Hayes, Santos head to showdown for 5th Congressional District seat

    HARTFORD -- It's the day after the primaries and we have a Democrat and a Republican for the 5th Congressional District seat.
    FOX61 spoke with both Manny Santos and Jahana Hayes about what they're doing now to win the seat.
    Hayes has never run for office before. She is a former national teacher of the year, if she wins the election she would be the first black woman from Connecticut to go to Congress. In last night’s primary, she defeated Mary Glassman, a veteran politician.
    Now shes
  • Health officials warning Old Saybrook residents of recent uptick of West Nile Virus

    OLD SAYBROOK  —  The Connecticut River Area Health District  is warning Old Saybrook residents of the recent upticks of the West Nile Virus.
    According to CRAHD, tests contaminated mosquitoes are increasing at levels higher than normal for this time of year. Not only has Old Saybrook been impacted, places such as North Branford, Wethersfield, Hartford and New Cannaan to name a few, have also experienced mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus.
     The CRAHD&
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Says America ‘Was Never That Great’

    NEW YORK (CBS Local) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has worked to portray himself as a major opponent to President Trump, offered a controversial alternative to the president’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” at a bill signing on Wednesday.
    “We are not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said. The audience, which was there to watch Cuomo sign a bill to make sex trafficking a felony in the state, reacted w
  • Case of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes to jury; deliberations begin Thursday

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. —  Case of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes to jury; deliberations begin Thursday.
    This story is breaking and will be updated.
  • CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In 21 States

    ATLANTA (CBS Local) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s monitoring an outbreak of measles in 21 states.
    From Jan. 1 to July 14, 2018, 107 people from 21 states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington) and the District of Columbia were reported to have mea
  • Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

    TRURO, Mass. --  A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital.
    The assistant harbormaster in Truro, Massachusetts, says the victim is a 61-year-old man. Gary Sharpless says the unidentified victim suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs Wednesday afternoon.
    Sharpless says the attack happened around 4 p.m. at Long Nook Beach in Truro. The beach is on the Atlantic Ocean side of the peninsula.
    The man was being taken by a medical flight
  • Focus turns to November as candidates for governor pull their first punches

    HARTFORD -- A wild Primary night in Connecticut brought a few surprises.
    FOX61 talked to the winners in both parties about their victory strategies in November.
    Ned Lamont has the name recognition and the broad support from his base. Bob Stefanowski has the momentum and the headlines. They both told FOX61, it’s game on for November.
    “I guess that means I can say I’m proud to accept the Democratic nomination for governor of the great state of Connecticut,” exclaimed Ned L
  • Hot and humid Thursday with temps in the 90s

    The humidity Thursday will push the heat index into the mid 90s. That will make things feel very uncomfortable if you have outdoor plans.
    Friday will be warm and humid too. Most of the day will be dry but a cold front will trigger a few showers and storms late-day and at night.
    For now, most of the upcoming weekend looks dry. There is a chance for a shower both days. But this will still be a huge improvement compared to last weekend. Saturday looks warmer than Sunday as the wind switches d
  • Caught on camera: Thief steals car from woman at a gas station in Wolcott

    WOLCOTT -- Police have released surveillance video of a woman's car being stolen from a gas station Tuesday night.
    Wolcott police said around 10 p.m., they received a complaint of a stolen car from the Cumberland Farms located at 1655 Meriden Road.
    Video released shows a female exiting her vehicle to put gas in the car. As she was about to pump gas in her vehicle, police said a man dressed in black clothing, exited in what appeared to be a light colored Chevy that had been parked at a nearby pu
  • After Teacher With Cancer Runs Out Of Sick Days, Coworkers Gave Him Theirs

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (CBS Local/CNN) – Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer.
    The Florida public school teacher figured he needed at least 20 additional sick days to deal with more chemotherapy, days he just didn’t have. So on July 23, right there in a room at Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach County, Goodman took a selfie, posted it on Facebook and appealed for help.
    With
  • Dying Man’s Letter Of Forgiveness To Pickpocket Becomes International Inspiration

    BRUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. (CBS Local) – A dying man has chosen to forgive an alleged pickpocket who spoiled his “trip of a lifetime” in a letter that’s receiving global attention.
    Mike Veley has been living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for six years. The Washington state resident decided to visit Italy and Germany with his wife while he was still in good health.
    “With the cancer, it’s you never know, you know, none of us really do, right? Never know
  • Women Say They Were Denied Jobs Because They Had ‘Ghetto’ Names

    ST. LOUIS (CBS Local) – Several women are claiming they were discriminated against after receiving an email informing them they weren’t qualified to work at a Missouri company because they had “ghetto” names.
    Hermeisha Robinson and Dorneshia Zachery both received a rejection letter from St. Louis’ Mantality Health. The letter specifically mentioned that the women would not be considered for a customer service position because the company does “not co
  • Doctor On Smart Device Blue Light Study: ‘Don’t Freak Out’

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jose Diaz says he spends about four hours a day on his phone. A new study in the journal Scientific Reports, which claims that smartphones could damage his eyesight, has him wanting to cut back.
    “It’s really freaky. It could scare me a lot,” Diaz told CBS New York’s Hazel Sanchez on Tuesday.
    Researchers at the University of Toledo in Ohio have found that eye exposure to blue light, which is emitted in the bright glow from most smartphone, lap
  • Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Food and Drug Administration has a new warning and recall about two thyroid medications made by a Chinese manufacturer.
    The FDA has issued a voluntary recall for the medications because of potential problems with an ingredient in them.
    The warning was issued Aug. 9 for Levothyroxine and Liothyronine 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg thyroid tablets.
    In the statement, the FDA says the medications were “manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients t
  • Mark Immelman: ‘Wyndham Poses Every Question Of A Golfer’

    By Dan Reardon
    Positioned as it is on the PGA Tour calendar, the Wyndham Championship has a split personality. On the one hand, it is a stop with a long history and a roster of champions any player would relish becoming a part of. On the other hand, it is the last opportunity to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Toss in securing playing privileges for the 2018/19 season and the event unfolds on the weekend with an abundance of storylines.
    Tracing its heritage to the Greater Greensboro Open, th
  • Block Party Doubling As Child’s First Birthday Party Draws Ire In Chicago

    Chicago (CBS) — A block party in Lakeview on Saturday was abruptly cut short after some residents complained to Alderman Thomas Tunney’s office that the event was actually a child’s first birthday party and not fully open to the public.
    Lakeview resident Brittany Robinson, mother to a boy who recently turned one, told CBS 2 that she coordinated with Alderman Tunney’s office to secure a permit to host a block party on North Pine Grove Avenue. The party included a bouncy ca
  • Mom Warns Others After Mosquito Bite Puts 6-Year-Old In ICU

    Waynesville, NC (WLOS/WJZ) — A Waynesville mom used social media to warn parents about La Crosse encephalitis.
    “And so it’s breaking all of our hearts to see the spunkiest one out of five brothers down,” LoriAnne Surrett said, reading the post no parent wants to write.
    The heartfelt words about her son Noah have been shared more than 1,400 times on Facebook.
    Her 6-year-old was hospitalized last weekend. Saturday he complained of a headache and eventually had a seizure.
    &l
  • Health Care, Tech Jobs Top List Of Highest-Paying Work In U.S.

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (CBS Local) – Americans eager for a high-paying job might want to focus on two industries: health care and technology.
    That’s because 18 out of the 25 highest-paying jobs are within those two sectors, according to a new analysis of salary data from employment site Glassdoor. The study analyzed data for job titles with at least 100 salary reports each.
    Many of the occupations highlighted by Glassdoor require years of training and study, which may prove impractical
  • Report: Police Investigating Ramen Noodle Theft In Georgia

    Fayette County, GA (CBS Local)- Authorities in Fayette County, Georgia are investigating a string of thefts in the area of a variety of objects, including a large amount of Ramen Noodles.
    According to WTKR, almost $100,000 worth of Ramen Noodles were stolen when thieves made off with the trailer that the packages of noodles were sitting in outside of a Chevron gas station in Fayetteville, Georgia.
    Officials believe that the 53-foot trailer was stolen sometime between July 25th and August 1st.
    In
  • Southwest Changes Emotional Support And Service Animal Policies

    DALLAS (CBS13) – Southwest Airlines is making changes to its emotional support and trained service animal policies.
    Starting September 17, 2018, Southwest will only allow trained service dogs, cats, and miniature horses in its cabins. The airline will also accept fully trained psychiatric service animals as trained service animals.
    The only emotional support animals the airline will accept are dogs or cats, and each customer can only bring one. The animal must be in a carrier that can be s
  • Video: Blind Dog From Kosovo Hugs Rescuer’s Legs

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — After a long and painful journey, a blind rescue dog named Ray is desperately looking for a new home where he can rest and recover.
    Ray was fighting for his life as a street dog in Kosovo with no one to care for him when he was found and rescued by the Kosova Pet Rescue volunteers and the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
    Thanks to them, Ray escaped the streets and now has a safe temporary home at the shelter in Annapolis.
    Every day was a new struggle for Ray, searching f
  • Record-Breaking Roller Coaster Will Plunge Riders 245 Feet Into Underwater Tunnel

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Canada’s Wonderland is rolling out the world’s largest, fastest and tallest dive coaster in 2019.
    Yukon Striker will plummet riders going 80 mph 245 feet down to an underwater tunnel!On the highest part of the experience riders will see a ‘perfect view’ of the Toronto skyline.
    The launch of Yukon Striker coincides with the official opening of Frontier Canada, a gold rush-themed attraction area in Canada’s Wonderland.
    World Records1. The fa
  • Catholic School Counselor May Lose Job Over Her Same-Sex Marriage

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (CBS Local) – An Indiana catholic school guidance counselor may lose her job of 15 years after officials learned she was married to another woman.
    Shelly Fitzgerald has been placed on paid administrative leave from Roncalli High School after school administrators were tipped off that the long-time Indianapolis counselor was in a same-sex relationship. According to Fitzgerald, posting on social media, the catholic school gave her the option to resign,
  • The First Ford Mustang Owner Kept The Car, It’s Now Worth $350K

    DEARBORN, Mich. (CBS Local) – A family’s decision to hang on to their old Ford Mustang has literally paid off. Gail Wise was only 22 when she bought a brand new Ford Mustang in 1964; her car is now worth over $350,000.
    At a celebration honoring Ford’s 10 millionth Mustang rolling off the assembly line, Wise and her husband Tom brought the original model back to the company’s Michigan headquarters.
    First Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000 ht
  • Police: man tried to drag 12-year old into car in New London

    NEW LONDON – Police are looking for man driving a silver Honda who reportedly attempted to abduct a 12 year old boy.In a release, police said a 12 year old reported that he had just entered Fulton Park, near the intersection of Crystal Avenue and State Pier Road, about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He told police that as he walked down the stair to the park a black male wearing a ski mask grabbed him by his wrists and tried to drag him towards a car on Crystal Avenue. The boy was able to break fre
  • Markley, Bysiewicz lead in Lt. Governor race

    HARTFORD — Candidates vying for the office of Lieutenant Governor are facing off Tuesday.
    On the Democratic side,
    Lieutenant Governor, Susan Bysiewicz is the endorsed candidate, is up against Eva Bermudez Zimmerman.
    On the GOP side, Joe Markley, the endorsed candidate, is up against Jayme Stevenson and Erin E Stewart.
    Joe Markley 19,656 – 50 percent
    Erin Stewart 13,382 – 34 percent
    Jayme Stevenson 6,662 – 17 percent
    Lieutenant Governor Dem – Primary178 of
  • Hayes wins over Glassman; Santos leads in GOP race

    HARTFORD — A celebrated teacher has defeated the party-endorsed candidate in the Democratic primary for a Connecticut U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who acknowledged mishandling sexual harassment complaints in her Washington, D.C., office.
    In Tuesday’s primary, 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes bested former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman. If elected in November, Hayes would become the first black woman elected to Congress from Connecticut
  • Hatfield wins GOP primary for attorney general

    HARTFORD — State prosecutor Sue Hatfield has won the Republican nomination for attorney general.
    Hatfield, who was endorsed by the party, defeated challenger and former state Rep. John Shaban of Redding.
    Hatfield, of Pomfret, was a policy assistant for Newt Gingrich and an early supporter of Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. She served as a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention from Connecticut, but she says she does not agree with Trump on every issue.
    She has s
  • Corey wins GOP Primary for US Senate; Murphy wins for Democrats

    HARTFORD — Small-business owner Matthew Corey has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut and will face an uphill battle against Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
    In Tuesday’s primary the Manchester Republican defeated Dominic Rapini, a national accounts manager for Apple computers.
    Corey is a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of a Hartford pub and a window-washing business. He earlier unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson.
    Corey has called for m
  • Lamont wins Democratic nomination for governor

    HARTFORD — Businessman Ned Lamont has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim in Tuesday’s primary.
    Lamont’s win comes 12 years after he defeated the party’s then-veteran U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a Democratic showdown that was viewed nationally as a referendum on the war in Iraq. Lamont later lost in the general election when Lieberman ran as an independent.
    As in 2006, Lamont is hoping to ride a wave
  • Lamont wins Dem primary for Connecticut governor

    Businessman Ned Lamont has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut governor, defeating Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim.
    Lamont’s victory comes 12 years after he defeated U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman in a Democratic showdown, only to lose the general election when Lieberman ran as an independent. That race was seen as part of a national referendum on the Iraq War.
    Lamont has said he’ll “save Connecticut” from President Donald Trump’s policies, whether it&r
  • 4-Year-Old Battling Cancer Meets Cops Raising Money For Him

    Old Saybrook Police are sporting a special uniform this summer to help support a 4-year-old boy who is fighting cancer.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church

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    A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 “predator priests” have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.
    “We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands,” the grand jury report says.
    “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsibl
  • CT LIVE! PHOTOS: Top Lobster Rolls in Connecticut

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