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  • 2 people dead following overnight crash on I-84 in Tolland

    TOLLAND — Two people were killed in the overnight hours of Saturday into Sunday on I-84 in Tolland. State Police say around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, a car driven by Richard Wells was travelling westbound on the highway when it lost control for an unknown reason, and struck the guard rail on the right shoulder. After it struck the guard rail, the car was thrown back into the right lane. A tractor-trailer was driving, and struck the crashed car, pushing it […]

  • McKesson Corporation closing Rocky Hill facility; over 100 layoffs anticipated

    ROCKY HILL – McKesson Corporation, a large distributor of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals based in San Francisco, will be closing it’s facility in Rocky Hill, leaving 105 people without jobs. The state Department of Labor listed the plant closing on their website on Friday. Rocky Hill’s Mayor Joe Kochanek tells FOX61 that the town received a letter from McKesson late last week which said they are moving out of state, and that ‘the move will be soon’. McKesson, which also has […]

  • Crash injures mother and two children, may be fallout from ‘road-rage’ incident

    NORWICH – A mother and two children sustained serious injury in an accident last night, and police say they may be the innocent victims of a road rage incident. Police in Norwich say that shortly after 7 o’clock last night, a black pick-up truck driven by 32 year old Carlos Davila of Colchester swerved into oncoming traffic on Hamilton Avenue, crashing into the woman’s car. Davila then fled from the scene on foot, but was tracked down by Norwich police […]

  • Overnight fire injures 1, displaces 6 in Manchester

    MANCHESTER – One woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after an overnight fire in Manchester. The fire department says a 48 year old woman in the four-unit building on School Street was awakened shortly after 3 a.m. by smoke and fire in her apartment. She managed to bang on the door of her neighbor, but was severely burned before she could get outside. Her neighbor and residents of 2 other apartments, including two children, were able to escape unharmed and […]

  • Police report bear sightings in Rocky Hill

    ROCKY HILL – The Rocky Hill Police Department say they have several reports of bear sightings in the west end of town on Saturday. The bear was sighted on the Maple Street, Candle Lite Drive, and France Street areas. The bear was last seen in the area of Cold Spring Road. Police say Rocky Hill Animal Control was dispatched and did observe the bear. Animal Control is in communication with the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and […]

  • Driver extracted from car amid downed wires and hospitalized

    DANBURY – First-responders had to work around downed power lines to rescue a driver when their car crashed into a utility pole. The call came in at about 11:18 p.m. Thursday night for a crash on Town Hill Avenue near Clark Street. The Danbury Fire Department was already responding to another crash on I-84 so Bethel Fire Department’s Rescue Truck assisted Danbury firefighters. They said the car had struck a pole with a transformer, street light, and multiple utility lines, […]

  • Son charged with murdering missing Hamden woman

    HAMDEN – A search for a missing woman has led to a murder investigation, with the victim’s son as the suspect. Police say they were called to 128 Broadway on Saturday for a reported missing person. Denise Trofa, the sister of 60-year-old Donna Tucker, told officers she has not heard from her sister since Thursday, June 7th. Hamden Police searched Tucker’s residence and located her personal belongings, but she remained missing. The investigation led them to a nearby wooded area, […]

  • Tyson Foods Inc. recalls breaded chicken products due to possible contamination

    WASHINGTON – Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue and clear soft plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, uncooked and breaded chicken tenderloins were produced on May 17, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 12-lb. box containing 3-lb. plastic bags of “UNCOOKED, BREADED, ORIGINAL CHICKEN TENDERLOINS,” with a lot code of 1378NLR02. The […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mother speaks out after Bloomfield man was arrested for disposing of her daughter’s body

    BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Police Department has charged a man with illegally disposing of a body. “We’re very happy with the result that finally they have arrested him,” said Florence Rykhof. Rykhof said she learned of 45-year-old Henry Seebach’s arrest Friday in connection with her daughter’s death. It follows the March 29th discovery of 56-year-old Elizabeth Rykhof’s remains, which were buried at a DEEP wetlands area in her hometown of Bloomfield. Elizabeth was reported missing last September. “He kept saying […]

  • Norwich man arrested for impersonating firefighter

    MONTVILLE – Just before 8 o’clock Friday night, a Connecticut state trooper saw a grey VW Jetta – with emergency lights and a siren going – headed south on Route 12 in Montville. The car passed several other vehicles in a no passing zone and was being operated erratically, according to the trooper. When the trooper stopped the car, the driver said he was the captain of the Cohanzie Fire Department in Waterford on his way to a fire. He […]