• Head-On Crash Closes Part of Boston Post Road in West Haven

    Part of Boston Post Road in West Haven is closed on Monday morning after a head-on crash Sunday night.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Driver Seriously Injured in Crash on I-91 in Cromwell

    A driver is seriously injured after a crash on Interstate 91 in Cromwell on Sunday afternoon.
  • Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

    PITTSBURGH — Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off the New England 17-10 on Sunday.
    Ben Roethlisberger threw for 235 yards with two first-half touchdowns and two interceptions as the Steelers (8-5-1) remained in front of Baltimore in the AFC North with two weeks to go in the sea
  • Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

    BANGKOK  — Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize.
    The 24-year-old Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela.
    Gray succeeds the 2017 winner, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.
    The theme of the 67th Miss Universe pageant was “Empowered Women” and was judged by seven
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  • MAKE-A-WISH PART 2: Vera Shares Her Disney World Experience

    TRUMBULL - FOX 61 recently caught up with one of Connecticut's very own Disney princess.
    We first shared her story in October and she and her family took the time to tell us about their experience.
    At just four years old, Vera Antonakis has endured a lot. She spent several years in a hospital bed after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia last year.
    However, thanks to Make-a-Wish Connecticut, Vera's wish came true - she was able to meet Ariel the Little Mermaid.
    "Vera ran right up
  • Community reacts to Enfield stabbing

    ENFIELD -- A teenager continues to receive medical attention Sunday night after police say he was stabbed multiple times Saturday afternoon on Robbin Road.
    Police arrested 19-year-old Jason Passalacqua of Enfield, charging him with attempted murder, assault and carrying a dangerous weapon. According to police, Passalacqua knew the 18-year-old victim and stabbed him multiple times. The victim was listed in critical condition with non-life threatening injuries.
    “He was transported to an are
  • Women killed after being struck by car in West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD --  A woman was struck and killed by a car Sunday night.
    Police said that the crash occurred near the area of Park Road and Oakwood Avenue.
    The identity has not been released but police did say that she was believed to be in her 80's.
    The road is closed as police are investigating the cause of the crash.
  • Woman killed after being struck by car in West Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD --  A woman was struck and killed by a car Sunday night.
    Police said that the crash occurred near the area of Park Road and Oakwood Avenue.
    The identity has not been released but police did say that she was believed to be in her 80's.
    The road is closed as police are investigating the cause of the crash.
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  • AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

    NEW YORK  — The New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
    The agreement signals an end to the Mets’ pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. Instead, New York turned to a two-time All-Star coming off a strong year with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been a
  • Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, found dead

    NEW YORK — Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the hit gaming app HQ Trivia, was found dead Sunday morning in New York. He was 34 years old.
    Police found Kroll in the bedroom of his New York apartment, after Kroll’s girlfriend called the New York Police Department asking for a wellness check, a law enforcement source told CNN.
    “We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye,” a spokesperson
  • Person injured after rollover crash in Killingly

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    According to South Killingly Fire department post on Facebook post, the accident happened on Route 12 near Beatrice Road.
    The area was closed for about an hour as crews worked to clear the scene.
    The truck seemed to gone over the guard rail into the woods.
    Danielson, South Killingly and local EMS responded to the crash.
  • Buck traps itself at FOX43 news station

    York Township, York County, PA (WPMT) — It’s something you certainly don’t see every day.
    FOX43 had a surprise visitor Saturday afternoon.
    A young buck wandered onto our property and got itself stuck in an unlikely spot, wedged between our fence and a dumpster.
    Fortunately, for this Bambi, police were able to cut the deer free without causing any harm.
    Authorities blocked off a portion of Queen Street so the buck could run without causing any other incidents.
    Our new friend ran
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  • What Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to an 8-year-old who lost her bid for class president

    Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to an 8-year-old girl who lost an election for class president, telling the young student that she knows “too well, it’s not easy” to run for “a role that’s only been sought by boys.”
    “While I know you may have been disappointed that you did not win President, I am so proud of you for deciding to run in the first place,” Clinton wrote in her letter to Martha Kennedy Morales, a third grader at a Maryland private schoo
  • Henry rushes for 170 and 2 TDs, Titans win 3rd straight

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Bruising halfback Derrick Henry had his second straight big game with a career-high 33 carries for 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. The Tennessee Titans kept their late-season playoff push alive and ended the New York Giants‘ postseason hopes with a 17-0 victory on Sunday.
    Henry, who had a franchise-record 238 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Jacksonville on Dec. 6, scored on 1-yard runs in the first and third quarters.
    That was all the Titans&rsqu
  • Serious Crash Closes Part of I-91 South in Cromwell

    A serious crash has closed part of Interstate 91 in Cromwell on Sunday afternoon.
  • How to Select the Perfect Christmas Tree Before It's Too Late

    Several families headed to Jones Family Farms in Shelton on this rainy Sunday morning in search of their perfect Christmas tree, just days before the gifts underneath will be unwrapped.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Serious crash closes I-91 SB in Cromwell

    CROMWELL — I-91 southbound at exit 21 was closed following a serious crash Sunday afternoon.
    Police said the crash is being investigated and to please use alternative routes.
    It is unclear how many people or cars were involved in the crash.
    #CTtraffic Interstate 91 Southbound at Exit 21, in the town of Cromwell is closed while troopers investigate a motor vehicle accident. Use alternate routes.
    — CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) December 16, 2018
  • Court to hear arguments over crumbling foundations insurance

    HARTFORD –The Connecticut Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on whether homeowners’ insurance policies should cover repairs to thousands of homes with crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete.
    Justices will hear arguments in three cases Tuesday.
    An estimated 35,000 homes in Connecticut and Massachusetts are affected by disintegrating concrete containing pyrrhotite, an iron sulfide that reacts naturally with oxygen and water. Replacing a foundation can cost $100,00
  • Police ID 2 People Killed in Head-On Crash in Stonington

    Connecticut State Police have identified the two people who were killed in a crash on Interstate 95 in Stonington early Sunday morning.Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com
  • When a pipeline threatened national forests, a federal court invoked Dr. Seuss

    Forget about the Truffula trees. The Lorax is now saving real-life forests.
    A panel of federal judges in Virginia cited the beloved Dr. Seuss character to block the construction of an underground gas pipeline that would cross two national forests and a portion of the Appalachian Trail.
    “We trust the United States Forest Service to ‘speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues,'” the panel’s ruling states, citing Seuss’ orange environmental ambassador.
    The deci
  • Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on ‘SNL’ after troubling Instagram post

    New York police said they performed a “wellness check” on “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson after he posted an alarming note on Instagram on Saturday in which he said, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.”
    Police officers met with Davidson in person, NYPD Lt Paul Ng said. Ng would not say where or when the wellness check was done.
    Earlier Saturday, Davidson posted this message on Instagram: “i really don’t want to b
  • Nissan to sell limited edition sports car for $1.1 million

    The Nissan GT-R sports car is already expensive, with a starting price of about $100,000. But, for those who want something truly special, Nissan has announced it will make production versions of the Nissan GT-R50, a radically different looking GT-R with a body created by Italy’s Italdesign, for a starting price of €990,000, or about $1.1 million.
    The GT-R50 was first revealed as a concept car, but the reaction was so positive that the company has decided to make just 50 of them avail
  • Bishop appoints woman to lead Fairfield Catholic parish

    FAIRFIELD — Months after the death of the priest at a local church, a Roman Catholic bishop in Connecticut has taken the unusual step of placing a lay woman in charge of that parish.
    Eleanor Sauers, who has a doctorate in theology and teaches religious studies at Fairfield University, takes over in January at St. Anthony of Padua in Fairfield.
    Her official title will be Parish Life Coordinator, but Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has given her the decision-making authority at the parish, where a
  • Residents raise money for statue of Sandy Hook victim’s dog

    BETHLEHEM  — A group of residents in the Connecticut town where the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School once worked is raising money for a statue to honor the victim of the massacre.
    But the Bethlehem residents don’t want a statue of Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung — they want to erect a statue of her dog, Bella, who played an important role in lives of the town’s children.
    Hochsprung was one of 26 students and educators killed in the Dec. 14, 2012 attack in Newtown.
  • Archdiocese of Hartford to publish names of clergy accused of sexual abuse

    HARTFORD --  Come January the Archdiocese will be publishing the names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse. This is after the most recent United States Conference of Catholic Bishops discussed more reforms for sexual abuse within the Church.
    “I think there is more accountability,” says Michael Foster, a parishioner at St. Patrick-St.Anthony Church in Hartford.
    Sunday morning church parishioners received a statement from Archbishop Blair detailing his plans
  • The Real Story – Dan Drew

    Also, on the program, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who recently announced that he would not seek reelection to a 4th term next year.
    What's behind his decision, and what are his plans?
  • 41 people injured in Japan restaurant explosion

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    The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido.
    Police say 41 people were injured, most of them mildly, though one is in serious condition. They are being treated at nearby hospitals.
    The cause of the explosion is under investig
  • First Alert: Wintry Mix Could Impact Monday Morning Commute

    The NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for icy conditions and some snow expected Sunday into Monday morning.Photo Credit: NBC ConnecticutThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Rainy Sunday, Cooler Monday

    A winter weather advisory has been issued for Litchfield and Hartford county from 6AM Sunday until 7AM Monday. Depending on where you are you can expect some wintry mix on the onset of this system which includes sleet, freezing rain and some snow. Little to accumulation is expected before the switch over to rain throughout the day.
    The system is pretty persistent and will stick around until Monday morning. Right now expecting another switch back to frozen precipitation during the evening h
  • Teenager Facing Attempted Murder Charge After Stabbing in Enfield: PD

    A teenager is facing attempted murder charges after a stabbing in Enfield Saturday afternoon.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut / Enfield Police
  • ‘It was pretty magical’: Santa Claus helps blind boy with autism feel the Christmas spirit

    FORT WORTH, Texas – A Texas mom says her 6-year-old son met “the real Santa” last week at a Fort Worth sporting goods store.
    Matthew Foster is blind, has autism and hates posing for pictures, but he’s really interested in Santa, his mom, Misty Wolf, told CNN.
    Wolf said she wanted to get to the Cabela’s store early to avoid the crowds and minimize the stares if Matthew or his 20-month-old sister Lilly had a meltdown.
    The plan worked and they were able to walk right u
  • Farm linked to romaine E. coli outbreak issues new recall for other produce

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A farm in California connected with a recall of lettuce earlier this year recalled other types of produce Thursday, due to possible E. coli contamination.
    In a press release from Adam Bros Farming, Inc., the company said it was voluntarily recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower, harvested from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.
    The company stated the products did not test positive for E. coli, but were recalled “out of an abundance of caution,&rdqu
  • I-95 South closed in North Stonington after crash

    NORTH STONINGTON — I-95 south is closed Sunday morning after a crash.
    The crash happened around 12:45 a.m. near exits 91 and 92. Two vehicles were involved. State police said there were serious injuries.
    As of 6 a.m., the highway was still closed.
     
  • Nearly 100 state employees may earn more than $100K in OT

    HARTFORD  — Nearly 100 Connecticut state employees are on pace to each earn more than $100,000 in overtime pay this year, according to an analysis of state data.
    Hearst Connecticut Media reported Saturday that one state police sergeant has so far earned $214,560 in overtime, for a total of $325,520 after including her base salary.
    Besides state police officers, workers with the highest overtime include Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services nurses and caregivers at the Dep
  • FOX61 Boys High School Basketball Patrol: No. 2 East Catholic dominates in win over Hillhouse

    HARTFORD --  It was a dominate start from the jump for the East Catholic Eagles who captured their first win on the year Saturday night.
    Senior guard Jaylin Hunter sparked the offense scoring the first five points with a three pointer followed by a reverse layup.
    The Academics offense would go ice cold for the entire first quarter only scoring four points. The Eagles ended the first quarter on a 13-0 run and will hold a 18-4 lead.
    Junior guard Matt Knowling would score nine of his 21 point
  • FOX61 Boys High School Basketball Patrol: Hartford Public scores late bucket to defeat Weaver

    HARTFORD --  If you love close games, this one was an early Christmas gift for you.
    Hartford Public Owls  vs. the Weaver Beavers in game four of the Spirit of Doc Basketball Classic.
    This game came down to the final minute where senior Jaquan King of Hartford Public sunk a clutch basket to tie the game at 50 forcing a Weaver timeout.
    Weaver had a chance to regain the lead following a pass from Marcus Goss to Ta'ki Blizzard for the layup, but layup was no good and the Owls had the ball
  • UConn wins defensive battle, 61-46 over Manhattan

    STORRS — Christian Vital scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds as UConn shook off a slow start to beat Manhattan 61-46 on Saturday night.
    Alterique Gilbert added 12 points and Josh Carlton had 11 for the Huskies (8-3).
    Freshman Warren Williams had 10 points to lead the Jaspers (2-8), who have lost five straight since beating UNC Ashville on Nov. 18.
    UConn led 25-15 after an ugly first half that saw both teams shoot under 30 percent from the floor. The Huskies shot 48 percent in t
  • EXCLUSIVE: Family of murdered father in Baltic still waiting on answers one year later

    BALTIC – The family of a father shot and killed one year ago just days before Christmas is still looking for answers.
    A vigil was held Saturday night to remember who 31-year old Steven Devost was and to let the killer know they will not give up in finding them.
    Steven Devost, 31, of Baltic was called “Biggs” by his family and friends. He got the nickname because he was already over 6-feet tall when he was only 13-years old and weighed over 200 pounds.
    However, he also had a bi
  • The Stan Simpson Show – The CT Conference of Municipalities & UConn Men’s basketball report card

    The transition to a new Governor is underway. Governor-elect Ned Lamont is already on a listening tour. He recently spoke to Connecticut’s mayors, getting more insight on the solutions they believe are needed to get the state on better financial footing. Joe DeLong, executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities discusses his organization’s agenda for 2019.Later, Hartford Courant sportswriter Dom Amore gives a progress report on the UConn men’s basketball t
  • Watson leads Texans to 29-22 comeback win over Darnold, Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.  — Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.
    After Darnold and the Jets took their first lead of the game on Elijah McGuire’s 2-yard touchdown run, Watson and the Texans (10-4) answered right back.
    A holding call on cornerback Morris Claiborne on third down prolonged the drive, and Watson completed passes of
  • Man in Critical Condition After Stabbing in Enfield

    A man is in critical condition following a stabbing at a home on Robbin Road in Enfield Saturday night.
  • First Alert: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Parts of the State

    The NBC Connecticut meteorologists have issued a First Alert for icy conditions and some snow expected Sunday into Monday morning.Photo Credit: NBC ConnecticutThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Camp Fire victims return home as evacuation orders are lifted

    For the first time since the Camp Fire devastated parts of Northern California, residents in the worst-hit areas are allowed to return to their homes.
    On Saturday at 9 a.m., the evacuation orders were lifted for residents in the town of Paradise and other unincorporated areas hit by the wildfire, Butte County officials said in a statement. The restrictions for non-residents would be lifted at 9 a.m. Sunday.
    The Camp Fire began November 8 and burned through more than 153,000 acres in Bu
  • FOX61 Boys High School Basketball Patrol: No. 1 Sacred Heart rolls over Naugatuck

    HARTFORD —  It was an NVL showdown as top ranked Sacred Heart faced off against the Naugatuck Greyhounds in game three of the fourth annual Spirit of Doc Classic at Trinity College Saturday.
    Right off the bat, Sacred Heart’s defense turned into quick offense as Nate Tabor led all scores at the half with 12, and Connor Tierney recorded six blocks.
    Sacred Heart provided too much length for the Greyhounds in addition to inside scoring.
    Sacred Heart would go on to win, 73-51.
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  • Teen in critical condition following stabbing in Enfield

    ENFIELD — A man is in critical condition Saturday night after they were stabbed multiple times.
    Police said that they responded to a home on Robbin Road around 2:30 p.m., where they found am 18 year-old suffering from stab wounds.
    The teen was taken to the local area hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Police said the injuries are non-life threatening.
    A suspect was taken into custody but is not cooperating with police.
    State police were also on scene.
    Stay with FOX61 News a
  • COP24 climate talks end in agreement — barely

    KATOWICE, Poland — After two weeks of discordant and emotional negotiations, the nations of the world agreed Saturday night on a set of rules meant to help curb global warming.
    But scientists and even the negotiators themselves know the so-called “Paris Rulebook” won’t be enough on its own to stop carbon pollution from reaching critical levels.
    Countries would have to do far more to curb fossil fuel use and deforestation to avoid the droughts, superstorms, deadly heat wav
  • Hartford police Gun BuyBack program is successful 10th year in a row

    HARTFORD — The capital city is rallying around gun violence prevention by supporting the Hartford police departments gun buyback program.
    The program, in its 10th year, is meant to take illegal guns off the streets to ensure that they don’t get into the wrong hands like children or people intending to commit crimes.
    “Not one more victim of senseless violence or gun in the wrong hands that will commit an act of violence,” said Hartford Police Lieutenant Paul Cicero, who is
  • Person Hit by Falling Tree in Tolland: FD

    Firefighters were called to Loehr Road in Tolland after getting a report of a person who was hit by a falling tree on Saturday afternoon.
  • Michigan mother charged after running over son in school parking lot

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A mother accused of driving over her 8-year-old child in the parking lot of a Michigan school now faces charges.
    Tiffany Kosakowski was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of second degree child abuse and reckless driving causing serious injury, according to WXMI. She was released on a $10,000 bond.
    Surveillance cameras recorded most of the incident, which happened Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m. at Chandler Woods Charter School. Deputies said video showed the
  • Plot to blast hole in North Carolina jail thwarted when plans mailed to wrong person

    GRAHAM, N.C. — An escape plot to blast a hole into the Alamance County Detention Center was thwarted when an inmate mailed the plans to the wrong person, according to the sheriff’s office.
    A woman received a letter from the Alamance County jail on Dec. 6. Thinking it was a letter to her, she opened it.
    Inside, she found a detailed drawing of the Alamance County Detention Center, instructions for making a bomb and a plan for explosives to be planted on the south side of the dete

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