• Real People with Stan Simpson: From banker to Bishop – the evolution of Hartford’s Victor Rush

    This week, Stan hears the story of a former bank vice president who now heads a non-profit that transforms the lives of Hartford youth.Victor Rush heard a calling to the ministry as a teenager in Hartford, but he also had other interests. For a long period, he worked simultaneously in the secular and spiritual sectors. Today, he heads Ebenezer Temple, and is the new Executive Director of Hartford City Mission, helping kids through church-based, character-building programs. Hear about the evolut
  • CT Man Chases Tornadoes… and He’s Legally Blind

    HARTFORD -- Steve Famiglietti's passion isn't for the faint of heart. His idea of a vacation is chasing tornadoes but he is far from your average storm chaser. He views this wicked weather through a different lens.
    “The thing that we always say in storm chasing is you hurry up and wait,” Steve Famiglietti told FOX61’s while he continued to pack for a trip he’d been looking forward to.
    “I`m leaving tomorrow which is the 31st of May,” Famiglietti said earlier t
  • Hamden to Receive 2.4 Million Dollars from FEMA for 2018 Tornado

    HAMDEN -- A year and a half ago may seem like a long time ago but for residents in Hamden it feels like yesterday.May 15, 2018 powerful storms ripped through the state. A tornado touched down in Beacon Falls and continued into Hamden before lifting. But not before leaving 3 millions dollars in damage in its wake.
    Now FEMA is stepping in providing the town of Hamden with just under 2.4 million dollars in aid.
    Town Mayor Curt B. Leng explained that this in the long run it prevents taxes from risi
  • Connecticut taxpayers speak out on new toll proposal

    HARTFORD- The heated debate surrounding tolls in Connecticut continues as Democrats announced they are now not on board with tolling cars, instead they want Governor Ned Lamont to consider a trucks-only toll.
    House Majority Leader Matt Ritter is asking Governor Lamont to consider truck-tolls on 12 of the 14 bridges in the Governor’s transportation proposal CT2030---a plan Lamont pitched just last week.
    Ritter said Democrats will no longer consider tolling passenger cars and a truck-only t
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  • National Park Service celebrates retirement of K9 officer ‘Boomer’ after 56 dog years of service

    NPS says ‘Boomer’s’ work was in narcotics detection and he assisted in operations across the country.Author: Douglas Jones, TEGNA
    WASHINGTON — National Parks Service K9 officer ‘Boomer’ of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Murray County, Oklahoma is retiring after an eventful career helping enforce laws in some of the nation’s most popular national parks.
    The NPS says ‘Boomer’ has fulfilled 56 dog years of service after the good boy
  • Arkansas man arrested after shooting dog in the groin with a pellet gun, leading to its death

    BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFSM) — A 64-year-old Arkansas man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a dog in the groin with a pellet gun, leading to its death.
    Police say Mark Mittermeier was arrested Friday, Nov. 15th and charged with aggravated animal cruelty and criminal mischief in the first degree.
    Back in August, Bella Vista Officers and Bella Vista Animal Control received a report of a pet dog named Copper, who was shot in the groin. Later, officers were told Copper had become septic
  • ‘I don’t regret it’: Memphis woman runs over mother, security guard outside elementary school

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Memphis woman said she's not sorry she ran down a security guard and a parent outside a South Memphis school.
    Police said the security guard at Soulsville Charter School on Monday got a complaint about car that was double-parked and blocking other parents from dropping off their children. They said an argument between the driver of that vehicle and the security guard quickly turned violent.
    Tameeka Tucker was at home recovering Tuesday after being hit by a car ou
  • Child on School Bus Caught in Hail of NYC Gunfire

    A school bus with a child aboard and an MTA bus with dozens of passengers were hit by bullets as a hail of gunfire erupted after an argument in Brooklyn Tuesday -- and the target of that shooting has died,...Photo Credit: News 4
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  • Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday easily approved a bill to support human rights in Hong Kong following months of often-violent unrest in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
    The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act was passed by voice vote. It now goes to the House, which has already passed similar legislation.
    The bill mandates sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses and require an annual review of the favorable trade status that Washington g
  • Video shows dramatic rescue of kidnapped 8-year-old girl

    FOREST HILLS, Texas – Days after her kidnapper was sentenced, authorities released video of officers bursting into a Texas hotel room to rescue an 8-year-old Fort Worth girl who had been snatched away from her mother in May.
    Michael Webb, 51, was sentenced to life in prison last Thursday, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. It took a jury less than 10 minutes to the convict the 51-year-old after a two-day trial in September.
    On the evening of May 18, Webb r
  • Miami Dolphins cut running back after he’s accused of punching a woman who’s pregnant with his baby

    MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins waived second-year running back Mark Walton after he was arrested Tuesday morning, with police accusing him of repeatedly punching the mother of his unborn child in the face.
    An officer responded to a residence in the Miami suburb of Davie around 4:15 a.m. and learned that Walton had been in an argument with a woman, according to a police report.
    The woman was five weeks pregnant, the report said, and had told Walton on Sunday that the child was his.
  • Brent’s Got Your Back: Bitcoin scam, fake Kohls coupon

    HARTFORD — On Tuesday’s segment of Brent’s Got Your Back, Brent talked about a Bitcoin scam out of South Windsor and how you can protect yourself from a coupon scam involving Kohl’s.
    South Windsor police are warning the public about a Bitcoin scam that involves police and banking impersonation.
    Police say it happened on the November 14, when a woman received a call stating the federal government was looking for her because her social security was being used in taxes.
  • Trump campaign in talks to buy Super Bowl ad, reports

    Fox is reportedly selling 30-second spots that could run as high as $5.6 million.
    Author: Douglas Jones, TEGNA
    WASHINGTON — The Trump campaign is reportedly in talks with Fox to air a campaign add during the Super Bowl in February of 2020, which would be a day before the 2020 Iowa caucuses.
    Sports Business Journal is reporting that the president’s campaign and Fox have only started discussions, and haven’t made a formal agreement. Fox is reportedly selling 30-second s
  • Police Say Body Found in Wolcott May be Tied to Disappearance of Waterbury Woman

    Waterbury police say the search for a missing woman has led them into Wolcott where a body was found Tuesday.Photo Credit: Ray Fontaine/Family Photo
  • Nationwide Christmas Tree Shortage Threatens Holiday Cheer

    A Christmas tree shortage could put a damper on the holiday season.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • Body found in Wolcott, Waterbury police involved

    WOLCOTT — Police responded to the area near Nichols Road and Wolcott Road Tuesday night.
    A Police source told FOX61 that police are working to identify a body.
    FOX61 has a crew on the way to the scene.
    This is a developing story.
  • For Salvation Army “Cashless Kettle Pay” aims to kick up donations

    HARTFORD – Those iconic Salvation Army red kettles accompanied by the clanging bells have been a sign of the holiday season for the past 129 years but donations have gone down in recent years.
    Leaders at the Salvation Army say that as society has become more “cashless” donations into the kettles have suffered but now technology is stepping in.
    This year, across Connecticut, kettles will now be equip with smart chips able to take donations digitally via QR code, Google Pay, and
  • Silver Alert resolved for missing 3 year-old out of Waterford

    WATERFORD –A Silver Alert was resolved later that evening for a three-year old that went missing Tuesday night.
    Police said the child was believed to be with his father, Philip Gilmete.
    Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed to be in danger.
  • Silver Alert issued for missing 3 year-old out of Waterford

    WATERFORD — A Silver Alert has been issued for a three-year old who went missing Tuesday night.
    Police are looking for Brayden Gilmete who is believed to be with his father, Philip Gilmete.
    Brayden is white and has brown hair and eyes.
    Police said that Philip is driving a black 2016 Infinity Q50,  New Jersey license plate: GS37EN.
    If you have any information or see Brayden, please call the Waterford police department at 860-442-9451.
    Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencie
  • Family of missing Waterbury woman believes she’s alive

    WATERBURY- It’s been a week since any family, friends and employees of Waterbury’s Janet Avalo-Alvarez saw her. However, one of her brother’s theorized Tuesday about why nobody can find his sister or her boyfriend, who’s become a person of interest.
    The family of Janet Avalo-Alvarez feels she is definitely still alive and thinks it’s possible the 26-year-old and her 32-year-old boyfriend, Alfredo Peguero-Gomez, got in trouble financially.
    “Maybe they take a l
  • Indiana photographer poses newborns in ‘Christmas Vacation’ photoshoot

    SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) — An Indiana photographer is gaining attention once again for her newborn Christmas photoshoots.
    This year, Amy Haehl who owns Coffee Creek Studio did a newborn photoshoot parody based off the movie “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.”
    “This year we’re celebrating a fun old-fashioned family Christmas,” Haehl wrote in a Facebook post showing off the photos.
    The scenes show Clark Grizwold and Uncle Eddie on the couch in front of a bur
  • Glastonbury's Riverfront Park Skating Rink May Not Open This Year

    Glastonbury residents are disappointed to hear the Riverfront Park skating area may not be open this year.Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
  • 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
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police investigating 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
  • “Turkey Tuesday” celebrate 20 years of helping people

    HARTFORD -- It was a turkey take over in downtown Hartford for "Turkey Tuesday" at City Place!
    The annual food drive is for FoodShare and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
    This year's effort aims to collect more than 15,000 turkeys and truckloads of non-perishable items.
    John Mutchler and his family wanted to help the drive: "It feels good. My wife and I went out shopping over the weekend, and we searched around the grocery stores. It was just fun getting out there and knowing we could contr
  • Teens Confess to Vandalizing Benches at Groton Beaches: Police

    Three teens have confessed to vandalizing a dozen benches in Groton last April, according to the City of Groton Police Department.Photo Credit: NBC ConnecticutThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
  • Dabate trial scheduled for April 2020

    VERNON — The trial of Richard Dabate in connection with the death of his wife Connie will start next spring.
    Court sources said the date for the trial was set in a hearing Tuesday. Jury selection will begin in March and the trial will begin in April.
    The next court hearing in the case is scheduled for January 27,  2020
    The state said they have approximately 163 witnesses and approximately 45 expert witnesses. The judge told both parties that the list of witnesses and experts will like
  • Former Norwich counselor sentence to prison for medicaid fraud

    ROCKY HILL — A former Norwich counselor was sentenced to prison Tuesday for Medicaid fraud.
    Susan Britt,48 of Norwich, will serve two and a half years in prison for billing the government health insurance program for thousands of dollars in fraudulent claims for herself and others.
    Britt also paid $51,804.77 in restitution back to Medicaid. She relinquished her professional license as a counselor as part as her agreement withe the judge.
    Britt ran a business called An Inner Peace from her
  • Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12: Deebo Samuel, Darius Slayton Emerging As Strong WR Options

    By Matt Citak
    (CBS Local/CBS Boston) Week 12 is here, which means only two weeks remain before the start of the fantasy postseason.
    This week also represents the final one with teams on bye, as the Chiefs, Chargers, Vikings and Cardinals will all get the week off.
    With bye-week replacements soon to be a thing of the past, let’s focus on players that have the potential to come up big for your team in the final stretch of the fantasy season.
    Here are the top waiver wire adds for Week 12.
  • Hamden PD recommendation: Officer in New Haven shooting incident should be fired

    HAMDEN — The Acting Hamden Police Chief has recommended that Officer Devin Eaton be fired for his actions in connection with the police involved shooting in New Haven in April.
    A statement from police said:
    Chief John Cappiello has preferred departmental charges against Officer Devin Eaton and has recommended that the Hamden Board of Police Commissioners terminate his employment. The charges and recommendation stem from Officer Eaton’s actions on April 16, 2019, when he discharged hi

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