• EXCLUSIVE: Video of racially motivated mall confrontation in Manchester

    MANCHESTER —  A shocking mall confrontation in Manchester was caught on video. The incident has sparked a police investigation. The incident happened at the Buckland Hills Mall inside the Macy’s store just before 8 p.m. Monday.
    Manchester Police Lt. Ryan Shea confirmed they are investigating a racially motivated incident.
    The video posted on social media shows a still unidentified shopper is heard making a comment toward a Muslim woman who was with her daughters. She can be hea
  • Fire rips through home in Jewett City

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    According to the Yantic Fire Engine Company #1 Facebook page, the fire started around 6:30 a.m. Friday on North Main Street.
    The home seemed to have suffered heavy damage from the fire.
    It took multiple departments from around the area to put out the fire. Crew battles the fire for a few hours before being able to put it out.
    It is unclear if anyone was h
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  • Liquid meth found inside transmission fluid, coolant containers

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KSWB) – U.S. Border Patrol agents on Wednesday arrested a man in Southern California after allegedly finding liquid methamphetamine hidden in his car, authorities said.
    Around 10:20 a.m. near San Clemente, agents stopped a Nissan sedan headed northbound on Interstate 5, according to Border Patrol. Agents questioned the driver and determined he was a Mexican national with a B1/B2 Visitor Visa.
    Agents searched the car and spotted several transmission fluid and coo
  • SOURCES: Missing baby’s father is a suspect in the murder of her mother

    ANSONIA - It's been nearly two weeks since an Ansonia mother was found murdered and her 1-year-old daughter discovered missing, but law enforcement sources have identified a suspect in the killing of 43-year-old Christine Holloway.
    Ansonia Police, the lead investigators, have refused comment on whether they have a suspect. However, other sources tell FOX61 that Jose Morales, the father of missing one year-old Vanessa Morales, is a suspect in the murder of the baby’s mother. neighbors reac
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  • Fight inside Norwich homes leads to one person shot

    NORWICH — A person was shot inside a Norwich home during a house party on November 1.
    Officers responded early that morning on calls of the large party causing a disturbance in the area of East Main Street.
    Police said that a few party goers got into a fight and at one point, Kenyatta Peake showed a gun and pointed it at the victim.
    Another suspect, who was already placed under arrest by police, shot at the victim.
    The person was received only minor injuries from the bullet and did not go
  • 2 men arrested in connection with Hartford rim and tire theft investigation

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    Through an investigation, police said that Edwin Rangasammy Jr.,31, was attempting to sell rims and tires from a recent rim and tire theft.
    During the arrest, a Ruger .380 caliber gun semi-automatic gun was found along with 150 bags of heroin.
    Usuan Weems,28, was also arrested at the scene and char
  • Several Meriden police officers injured while conducting search warrant

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    Several branches of the Meriden police department conducted a search and seizure warrant at a home on James Street.
    As SWAT members were driving down Bartlett Street, they were hit by car that had just left the home on James Street that ran a stop sign.
    The car struck three police vehicles and caused extensive damage. Several officers as we
  • Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

    The Supreme Court says it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private.
    The justices’ decision Friday to hear cases involving demands for records from Trump’s banks and accounting firm means the court is likely to issue final rulings in June, amid Trump’s campaign for re-election.
    He is trying to prevent the records from being turned over to House of Representatives committees and the Manhattan District Attorney, who is seek
  • 7 years later — Newtown families still grieve and remember

    NEWTOWN — Saturday will be the seven-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. It’s a day by marked by solemn remembrances and personal reflection. Saturday is the day when the lives of 27 people were taken in 2012.
    That includes 20 students who were inside the Sandy Hook School. As we drove around town, there was a feeling of palpable feeling of sadness.
    “Those people will suffer forever and they’ll never forget it,” said Chuck Fulkerson.
    Fulkerson rings for the
  • ‘We Don’t Feel Safe:’ Waterbury Family’s Ring Cameras Hacked

    ‘We Don’t Feel Safe:’ Waterbury Family’s Ring Cameras Hacked
    A Waterbury man said his Ring home surveillance video system was hacked early Tuesday morning.
  • Suspect in connection with Naugatuck stolen car investigation arrested in New York

    NAUGATUCK– Michael McCann-Ortiz was arrested Friday in connection with a stolen car investigation that began in July.
    Police said that they tried to sop a red Honda CRV that was leaving the Walmart in Naugatuck July 18. It was learned that the car was stolen out of New Britain.
    The car sped away and officers were not able to pull it over. Police were able to identify McCann-Ortiz,19, as the driver of the stolen car.
    McCann-Ortiz was arrested by Westchester police when he crashed another st
  • Feds Consider Ban on PFAS Firefighting Foam at Military Bases

    Feds Consider Ban on PFAS Firefighting Foam at Military Bases
    Six months after tens of thousands of gallons of firefighting foam spilled into the Farmington River in Windsor from Bradley, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Friday a potential federal requirement to phase out firefighting foam containing PFAS at all military bases. “The United States military is going to take the lead and provide a model for the nation in phasing...
  • Blumenthal Pushes Federal Action to Phase Out PFAS Firefighting Foam

    Blumenthal Pushes Federal Action to Phase Out PFAS Firefighting Foam
    Six months after tens of thousands of gallons of firefighting foam spilled into the Farmington River in Windsor from Bradley, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Friday a potential federal requirement to phase out firefighting foam containing PFAS at all military bases. “The United States military is going to take the lead and provide a model for the nation in phasing...
  • PJ Day Raises Funds for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

    PJ Day Raises Funds for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
    Flannel, holiday sets, and onesies. All thousands of Connecticut students had to do before going to school Friday was roll out of bed. “It’s pretty fun and comfortable,” said Alyssa Sarubbi who is an eighth grader at John Wallace Middle School in Newington. For $1 each, a group of Alyssa’s friends got to wear their reindeer pajamas while learning algebra...
  • Crews containing car fire, smoke on I-91 N in Enfield; owner says he purchased the car hours ago

    ENFIELD -- As a FOX61 crew was out monitoring road conditions on I-91 Northbound,  they stumbled upon a large car fire.
    Firefighters are now on scene working to contain the fire and battle heavy smoke.
    The biggest concern however, the car's driver! He told FOX61's Brian Didlake that he actually just purchased the vehicle hours ago -- Friday.
    The cause of this fire is still unknown at this time, but we will provide you with updates as the become available.
    No one was injured in the incident
  • Hamden Students Brighten Holidays For Other Kids

    Hamden Students Brighten Holidays For Other Kids
    Fifth graders at Spring Glen Elementary School in Hamden are using their community service project this month to help make the holidays brighter for other children. “We all came together and made it happen,” said Brandon Ridley. He and six fellow fifth graders rallied in just two weeks to collect toys and pajamas as part of their December service project....
  • Hamden 5th Graders Collect Donations For Kids in Need

    Hamden 5th Graders Collect Donations For Kids in Need
    Fifth graders at Spring Glen Elementary School in Hamden are using their community service project this month to help make the holidays brighter for other children. “We all came together and made it happen,” said Brandon Ridley. He and six fellow fifth graders rallied in just two weeks to collect toys and pajamas as part of their December service project....
  • 2 Charged After ‘Choking Game’ Incident at East Hartford School

    2 Charged After ‘Choking Game’ Incident at East Hartford School
    Two juveniles face criminal charges after choking another juvenile with special needs with a rope as part of a “choking game” at the Pathways Academy in East Hartford. East Hartford police said the incident happened at the Pathways Academy last week. According to police, the two suspects met the victim in a stairwell and put a rope around the victim’s...
  • Woman arrested in connection with Waterbury homicide investigation

    WATERBURY — Shavonnah Draper was arrested Friday in connection with a homicide investigation.
    Police responded to a home on December 7 at a home on Wall Street for a report of a gunshot.
    Officers found Denise Rogers-Rollins lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to her torso. Paramedics provided treatment to the victim and transported her to an area hospital. Rogers-Rollins was later pronounced dead.
    Draper,26, is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Police
  • New Haven Police Launch Pedestrian Safety Program

    New Haven Police Launch Pedestrian Safety Program
    If you’re driving or walking near the Green in downtown New Haven, take extra precaution. New Haven police are out reminding drivers and pedestrians to look out for each other in the new “Watch for Me CT” safety program. Each year in Connecticut, more than 2,000 pedestrians and bicyclists are hit on the road, according to Watch for Me CT....
  • Father of Missing Ansonia Toddler Named Suspect in Mother’s Homicide: Sources

    Father of Missing Ansonia Toddler Named Suspect in Mother’s Homicide: Sources
    The father of a missing 1-year-old Ansonia girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert has been named a suspect in the investigation into the homicide of the girl’s mother, two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation confirm to NBC Connecticut.
  • Father of Missing Ansonia Toddler a Suspect in Mother’s Homicide: Sources

    Father of Missing Ansonia Toddler a Suspect in Mother’s Homicide: Sources
    The father of a missing 1-year-old Ansonia girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert has been named a suspect in the investigation into the homicide of the girl’s mother, two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation confirm to NBC Connecticut.
  • Bath & Body Works having huge sale Saturday that’s bigger, better than Candle Day

    CLEVELAND (WJW) – We’ve got some good news for holiday shoppers: Bath and Body Works just announced a new and never-before-seen sale that’s arguably better than Candle Day.
    Last Saturday the company held its annual Candle Day sale in which all 3-wick candles were $9 each in-store and online.
    This weekend, on Saturday, December 14, Bath and Body Works is holding a sale on all body care products.
    According to Refinery 29, all body-care products including shower gels, body cleanse
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Woman in Waterbury

    Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Woman in Waterbury
    Police have arrested a woman in connection with the murder of another woman in Waterbury last weekend. Shavonnah Draper, 26, of Bridgeport, has been charged with felony murder and conspiracy at felony murder in connection with the death of 58-year-old Denise Rogers-Rollins.   Police said they responded to a first-floor apartment at 150 Wall St. at 12:21 a.m. on Saturday,...
  • Hasbro rolls out official Baby Yoda toys

    It’s what we’ve all been waiting for.
    Hasbro, the toymaker, announced that Baby Yoda toys and collectible figures are finally available for purchase, and they’re starting at $9.99.
    That’s right — the cutest alien in the galaxy could soon be yours, filling our homes with joy and adorableness.
    The toys are now available for pre-order, but won’t actually be shipping until May. So even though they won’t be ready for this holiday season, you could use them as
  • Charlottesville police remove same version of car that killed woman at white nationalist rally from its fleet

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Two years ago, James Fields plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He killed a 32-year-old woman named Heather Heyer, injured dozens of others and put the entire nation on edge.
    His weapon of choice: a gray 2010 Dodge Challenger.
    Now, the Charlottesville Police Department has removed from service the last Dodge Challenger in its fleet, the department said in a news release on Thursday.
    The city will disp
  • Runner who slapped a reporter’s backside on live TV apologizes

    SAVANNAH — A reporter said she was “violated, objectified, and embarrassed” when a runner “smacked” her backside while she was reporting live during a road race in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday.
    Alex Bozarjian, a reporter for CNN affiliate WSAV, was reporting at the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run when an approaching runner hit her backside. Video of the incident shows Bozarjian momentarily freezing after being struck, then carrying on with her report.
    “To the
  • LeBron James sends I PROMISE School students on Polar Express train ride

    It was a magical journey.
    Author: Ryan Haidet, WKYC
    AKRON, Ohio — Students at the I PROMISE School got an early Christmas gift from LeBron James himself this week.
    The Akron native and Cleveland Cavaliers champion sent third grade students for a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s popular Polar Express train.
    The school tweeted a video and pictures of their adventure to the North Pole that shows the students excitedly dancing and ringing their silver bells for Santa Claus.
  • CAS Featured Student Artist: The Achievement First Drumline

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    "The Achievement First Drumline connects academics and community service. The honor roll student athletes perform at community events throughout greater Hartford.”
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  • School Bus Driver Background Checks Lacking: Audit

    School Bus Driver Background Checks Lacking: Audit
    Background checks for school bus drivers need improvement, according to a new state audit that reinforces what NBC Connecticut Investigates reported two years ago. State auditors were studying background checks done in the period between 2015 and 2017, right around the time we aired a two-part series on school bus driver background checks. The audit, released Thursday, says just a...

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