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  • Patriots fans prepared for today’s game. Going to Foxboro? #Share61

    With the health of Tom Brady’s right hand the overwhelming question, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots face the defensively rugged Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon for the AFC title. New England is playing in its seventh straight conference title game. Are YOU headed to FOXboro today? Send us your pictures to Share61 @… Or just use the hashtag #Share61 on social media for a chance to have your pictures seen on the FOX61 News.  

  • Connecticut taxpayers can soon file income taxes online 

    HARTFORD — Connecticut’s online Taxpayer Service Center will soon begin accepting individual income tax returns filed electronically. Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan says returns will be accepted beginning Monday. The Internal Revenue Service launches the federal tax filing season on Jan. 29. Sullivan says filing early and electronically, and also using direct deposit, are the best ways to avoid criminals filing fraudulent returns to steal taxpayer refunds. Tax preparers and taxpayers in Connecticut have until April 17 this year to file […]

  • Police ID driver involved in deadly I-91 rollover crash that killed three people

    ENFIELD – Police have identified the driver in the fatal rollover crash that killed three passengers. The accident happened shortly about 7:15 this morning.  The southbound highway remained closed until about 1 p.m. while the crash was investigated and cleared. Christopher Vega, 20, of Plainville, was driving southbound on I-91 near exit 47E, when his car veered off the right side of the road.  The car went onto the grass and then struck a tree, police said. The three passengers […]

  • Not a stretch – Goat Yoga at the Goat Yard in Hartford

    HARTFORD – The Hartford Yard Goats have earned a reputation for entertaining the crowds with baseball, and a whole lot more. During the off-season, they are inviting folks to join in the latest craze — which they just happen to have a natural affinity for: goat yoga. On Saturday the team held their first ever goat yoga session at Dunkin’ Donuts Park (a/k/a ‘the Goat Yard’), in the indoor batting cages. Goats wanders around – and sometimes on – the […]

  • Justice Department says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez

    NEW JERSEY — The Justice Department filed a notice Friday to re-try Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on federal bribery and corruption charges. An 11-week trial last fall resulted in a hung jury. Prosecutors had accused the senator of accepting bribes from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist in Florida, in return for political favors. Menendez and Melgen pleaded not guilty to all charges. In a statement, the Justice Department requested the court set “the earliest possible date” for […]

  • State of Michigan starts series of water testing in Flint Community Schools

    FLINT, MI (WNEM) — Many Flint residents say they still don’t trust water coming out of their taps and they’re even more concerned about the water at their kid’s school. Many Flint schools still use donated bottled water.  That’s why the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality began testing the pipes at those facilities. “You drink bottled water at school too, don’t you?” said Matt Schlinker.  Schlinker’s grandson, Gavin, goes to Flint Community Schools. He still can’t use the drinking fountain […]

  • Perfect place for a distillery? Behind bars

    MOUNT PLEASANT, NC — Redd Rowland was known in the 1950s for owning a monkey that would do a trick and then doff its little hat in hopes of a tip. But Rowland was also quite a bootlegger, and the Cabarrus County sheriff eventually sent a squad to Rowland’s home to seize the “white lightning” and arrest its maker. The cops didn’t find Rowland’s distillery, but arrested him after the pet produced a handful of cash from a hiding place. […]

  • 1 dead following multi-vehicle crash in Longmeadow, MA

    LONGMEADOW, MA – Massachusetts State Police are urging people to avoid I-91 near the Connecticut border as they clean up from a crash involving at least six vehicles including two tractor-trailer trucks. Massachussetts State Police responded to the crash around 7 a.m. in the morning. A noon-time tweet from the Massachusetts State Police said “In short, avoid I-91 in Longmeadow.”  Traffic was detoured onto Route 5 in Enfield. The crash, which left debris scattered over a long stretch of road, […]

  • 2 dead after boating accident near Mumford Cove in Groton

    GROTON – Two men have died following a duck hunting boating accident Saturday morning. The third man involved remains in serious condition. Three duck hunters were rushed to the hospital after their boat overturned near Mumford Cove in Groton around 9:15 a.m. The Coast Guard said a person watching the boat through binoculars saw it overturn. They responded along with Environmental-Conservation (EnCon) Police from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Groton Long Point Fire Department. One man […]

  • North Korean athletes will compete at Winter Olympics

    LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND — Athletes from North Korea will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday. North Korea will send 22 athletes who will compete in three sports, Bach said, following a meeting between delegations from the two Koreas and Olympic officials in Lausanne, Switzerland. Athletes from the North and South will also march together under one flag at the opening ceremony for the Games in Pyeongchang, which begin February 9, […]