• 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.
  • Players hope tonight’s US-Canada rivalry game in Hartford helps spawn pro league

    HARTFORD- Canada and the United States renew their rivalry on the ice Saturday night, with players hoping the first in a series of five games between the national teams will help kindle the public’s interest in both their sport and their fight off the ice for better professional opportunities.
    The rivalry series is the first major international competition since more than 200 members of what has since become the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association announced in May
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  • Taser deployed in Hartford jewelry store robbery

    HARTFORD – A jewelry store was robbed Saturday morning, and police say a taser was used in the theft.
    The Fine Gold jewelry store, located in a strip mall on William Shorty Campbell Street, just off of Flatbush Avenue, was robbed shortly after 11 a.m.  Detectives are still investigating, but police tell FOX61 that a Taser, or similar weapon, was discharged within the store in the course of the robbery.
    There are no confirmed reports of injuries. Police are searching for a suspect or s
  • Man Wanted by U.S. Marshals Service Found in Stolen Car in East Haven: Police

    Man Wanted by U.S. Marshals Service Found in Stolen Car in East Haven: Police
    East Haven police have arrested a man who was allegedly found in a stolen car on Thursday and was wanted by the United States Marshals Office. An officer was patrolling Main Street in a police vehicle equipped with a license plate reader when it alerted him to a possible stolen vehicle. When the officer turned around to catch up with...
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  • Carjacker flees New Haven, only to be arrested in East Haven after crashing into police cruiser, civilian car

    EAST HAVEN  – Police say a man carjacked a vehicle in New Haven, but was unable to elude an officer in neighboring East Haven.
    On Monday night (December 9) the New Haven Police Department broadcast information on a carjacking to surrounding towns.  The stolen vehicle was described as a red Hyundai Elantra.
    East Haven K-9 Officer Kevin McGuire was on patrol and saw a red Elantra with no visible license plate go by him on South End Road,  Officer McGuire turned around and caug
  • Fire, utility crews respond to Glastonbury gas line fire caused by falling power line

    GLASTONBURY – Fire officials say a falling branch knocked down live power lines, and ignited natural gas in an exposed section of pipeline early Saturday morning.
    The hazardous situation started just after 6:30 a.m. on Strickland Street, a residential road that runs south off of Addison Road (Route 94). Firefighters were called out to control the flames from the gas, while Connecticut Natural Gas and Eversource responded to shut off the gas and electricity.
    As of 11 a.m., crews were still
  • FDA investigating whether diabetes drug Metformin contains probable carcinogen 

    (KTLA) – A drug often prescribed to diabetes patients is being investigated for traces of a probable carcinogen after it was recalled abroad, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.
    Health officials are investigating whether Metformin sold in the U.S. contains NDMA, a contaminant that has been linked to cancer, the FDA said in a news release.
    Testing will also look into whether the amount of  NDMA in the drug is above the acceptable daily intake limit of 96 nanograms.
    The drug is
  • Hundreds Without Power After Transformer Fires, Gas Line Fire in Glastonbury

    Hundreds Without Power After Transformer Fires, Gas Line Fire in Glastonbury
    Two houses have been evacuated and there are hundreds of power outages after a tree fell on a power line and caused transformer fires and a gas line fire in Glastonbury on Saturday morning. Glastonbury police and fire department were called to 62 Strickland Street around 6:30 a.m. after getting a report of a tree on wires. When firefighters arrived,...
  • Homes Evacuated After Transformer Fires, Gas Line Fire in Glastonbury

    Homes Evacuated After Transformer Fires, Gas Line Fire in Glastonbury
    Two houses have been evacuated and there are power outages after a tree fell on a power line and caused transformer fires and a gas line fire in Glastonbury on Saturday morning. Glastonbury police and fire department were called to 62 Strickland Street around 6:30 a.m. after getting a report of a tree on wires. When firefighters arrived, officials said...
  • Lifetime’s Christmas movie filmed entirely in Connecticut airs Sunday night

    HARTFORD --  It was a sunny day back in September, and the windows along Pratt Street were already filled with Christmas decorations.
    No, it wasn't a super-early Black Friday deal. Just a bit of movie magic for a Lifetime film shot entirely in Connecticut. FOX61 showed you a bit of that filming back in the fall, and now you can see the finished product.
    "Rediscovering Christmas" premieres on the Lifetime channel at Sunday night. Lifetime's summary of the film is:When Mia (Jessica Lowndes),
  • Church Services, Vigils to Mark 7th Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting

    Church Services, Vigils to Mark 7th Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting
    Vigils and church services are planned Saturday in Connecticut to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and remember victims of other gun violence incidents. Twenty first graders and six educators were killed at the Newtown school on Dec. 14, 2012. The Newtown Congregational Church and St. Rose of Lima Church will hold remembrance services in...
  • Church Services, Vigils to Mark 7 Years Since Sandy Hook Shooting

    Church Services, Vigils to Mark 7 Years Since Sandy Hook Shooting
    Vigils and church services are planned Saturday in Connecticut to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and remember victims of other gun violence incidents. Twenty first-graders and six educators were killed at the Newtown school on Dec. 14, 2012. The Newtown Congregational Church and St. Rose of Lima Church will hold remembrance services in Newtown...
  • How Disney is handling huge demand for ‘Rise of the Resistance,’ its most ambitious ride ever

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Credit: Nexstar Media / Ryan Pastorino)
    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Credit: Nexstar Media / Ryan Pastorino)
    Disney has spent the last several months talking about its extremely “ambitious” Star Wars attraction — and now “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” visitors are lining up to find out if the ride lives up to the hype.
    The attraction opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida last week. Featuring four rid
  • Deadline to sign up for AccessHealthCT insurance plans: Midnight Sunday

    HARTFORD–Open Enrollment to sign up for a 2020 health insurance plan through Access Health CT ends at midnight on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Connecticut residents can enroll online, over the phone, or in-person at any of the five Enrollment Fairs or five Enrollment Locations.
    “If you are unable to finish your application by midnight on December 15, you can still get coverage that begins January 1, 2020 but you must call us at 1-855-372-2428 and leave a message with your full name and
  • ‘Anybody need a grandma for Christmas?’: Oklahoma woman’s Craigslist ad goes viral

    TULSA, Okla. (CNN/KJRH) — A post on Craigslist is pulling at heartstrings, titled, “Anybody need a grandma for Christmas?”
    The listing comes from a Tulsa woman in despair, who claimed she has no family and would really like to be a part of one this holiday.
    But, as social media would have it, the post has since been deleted when the woman received hateful messages. However, that hate is fueling a love-filled search to find the woman and make her Christmas one to remember.
    It a
  • One Transported After Serious Crash in Voluntown

    One Transported After Serious Crash in Voluntown
    One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a crash in Voluntown Saturday morning. The one-car accident happened on Route 165 near the Rhode Island border just before 5:30 a.m. Officials say the road is closed at this time and are asking residents to seek alternative routes. No additional information is available at this time.
  • Norwich Man Killed in Voluntown Crash

    Norwich Man Killed in Voluntown Crash
    A man from Norwich has died after a crash in Voluntown on Saturday morning. State police said 24-year-old Gianpiel Maya-Rodriguez, of Norwich, was driving east on Route 165 when he lost control of his vehicle shortly before 5:30 a.m. Maya-Rodriguez sustained serious injuries on scene and was transported to Backus Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to troopers....
  • CVH Whiting Forensic task force plans to address disability group report

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    HARTFORD- A task force formed to address concerns at the state’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital met Friday to plan a meeting with a disability rights group that recently released a report detailing persistent problems at the state’s psychiatric hospitals.
    The Connecticut Valley Hospital Whiting Forensic Task Force plans to meet with public health officials and members of Disability Rights Connecticut next year in wake of the Nov. 26 report t
  • Periods of rain, heavy at times Saturday, clearing Sunday

    Temperatures actually rose overnight with rain gradually becoming more consistent. We're looking at a consistent and heavy through the morning--we may have an inch or two of rainfall when all is said and done.   Watch for scattered street flooding as our snow pack melts and the storm drains try to keep up. Therefore, a Flood Watch has been issued for Saturday. A Flood Watch means that there a chance for some flooding as we are expecting 1"-2.5" of rain. Watch for sudden ponding on the
  • Early bird and last minute shoppers visit Westfarms Mall for their holiday shopping 

    WEST HARTFORD -- Christmas is only 12 days away which means there is not much time left to do your holiday shopping.
    FOX61 visited Westfarms Mall to see where shoppers stand and it was a mixture of both. Some started early while others are saving it for last minute.
    Joseph Geremia and his wife Michelle of Bethany are both last minute shoppers and are still on the hunt of the perfect gifts.
    "Everyone has so much of everything already. I'm trying to look for something unique and special that they
  • Pj day nears $1 million raised for CT Children’s Medical Center

    COVENTRY - You may have noticed a number of your colleagues or your child’s friends wearing pajamas on Friday. That’s because it’s PJ Day in the state of Connecticut. A day created to raise awareness for children fighting cancer.
    "People care. It means that people really want to make a difference," said Tara Wesoloskie.
    A day that formed from humble beginnings has grown into so much more.
    "We had participation from 150 of the 169 towns in the state of Connecticut," said Wesolo
  • Kitten born without eyes seeking forever home for the holidays

    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) — A kitten who’s had a challenging start in her life, including being blind, will hopefully find a family very soon.
    The kitten, a young female named Ilene, was transferred to the Oregon Humane Society after she was found cold, wet and wrapped in a bag in a pile of trash in California.
    A Good Samaritan heard her cries for help and saved her from the elements, according to OHS. Wrapped in a t-shirt, Ilene was dropped off at a small and crowded animal shelter in Mad
  • Donations Pour In for Clinton Police Department Toy Drive

    Donations Pour In for Clinton Police Department Toy Drive
    For years, the Clinton Police Department has held an annual toy drive. While the collection may have started off slow this season, the community has proven its Christmas spirit. Police put out a plea for Christmas presents Tuesday. Since their social media post and a story on NBC Connecticut, the department has good news to report. They’ve filled their trailer...
  • Florida men arrested for climbing 35 ft. Christmas tree, breaking ornaments

    Largo, FL (WFTS) — Two Florida men were arrested after Largo Police say they climbed a 35 ft. Christmas tree in Central Park and damaged ornaments.
    Shay Tracy, 28, and Alex Laky, 27 are accused of climbing up the big 35 ft. tree in Largo’s Central Park, which is property of the city.
    Police say at around 4 a.m., the suspects threw and broke ornaments and caused $250 in damage.
    Two people witnessed the incident, one was a City of Largo employee.
    Both Tracy and Laky admitted to the cri
  • Two men convicted of kidnapping, torturing woman in Indiana basement

    INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) — Two men have been convicted in the brutal kidnapping and torture of a woman in Indiana, the Marion County Prosecutor announced Friday.
    Quantavious Jones and Irving Madden were found guilty of two counts of aggravated battery, kidnapping for ransom, criminal confinement and kidnapping with serious bodily injury.
    Police were alerted to the situation in October 2018 after the victim’s mother told them that Jones might be holding her daughter against her will. Polic
  • Former Yale student acquitted of sexual assault, sues school for $110 million

    NEW HAVEN — A former Yale student acquitted of rape is suing the school for $110 million.
    Saifullah Khan was accused in 2015 of sexual assault by a fellow student. Khan, a native of Afghanistan, was suspended from Yale and charged by campus police.
    Khan was eventually acquitted of that charge in 2018 and was eventually able to be readmitted later that year. He was suspended again in October 2018 and eventually expelled.
    The lawsuit seeks $110 million in damages, including loss of education
  • Giants waive-injured DB Jenkins after his Twitter rant

    NEW YORK CITY — The New York Giants waived-injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins, days after he engaged in a Twitter conversation in which he used offensive language.
    Jenkins had said he injured his ankle in Monday night’s loss at Philadelphia that dropped the Giants to 2-11 with nine straight losses.
    But coach Pat Shurmur made it clear that Jenkins’ actions on social media played a major role in the decision to release him.
    Jenkins defended his use of the word “retard&rdquo
  • Courtney, Hayes add their support to impeachment

    U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and Jahana Hayes have added their names to those supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
    The announcements Friday mean all five members of Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation are now on the record saying they will vote in favor of impeachment.
    Both U.S. Reps. John Larson and Rosa DeLauro announced Tuesday they will vote in favor of the two charges: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
    A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes told The Associated
  • Sally Field arrested at Jane Fonda’s climate protest

    Sally Field was the latest star to join Jane Fonda’s weekly climate protests. She left Friday’s rainy demonstration in front of the Capitol in plastic cable tie handcuffs.
    Publicist Heidi Schaeffer confirmed the actress was arrested. US Capitol Police say 26 adults were arrested.
    In what she said was an unrehearsed speech, Field urged attendees of Fire Drill Fridays, Fonda’s name for the Washington protests, to get out of their comfort zones and embrace drastic change to p
  • Man With ‘Sovereign Citizen’ License Plate Arrested in New Haven

    Man With ‘Sovereign Citizen’ License Plate Arrested in New Haven
    A driver sporting a sovereign citizen license plate on his truck was arrested Thursday after refusing to cooperate with troopers, according to Connecticut State Police. Police said a trooper spotted the vehicle on Whalley Avenue in New Haven and attempted to stop it. The driver didn’t stop, traveling through several intersections before pulling into a Walgreens parking lot. The driver...

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