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  • Numerous people evacuated following gas leak in Vernon

    VERNON —  Officials said most of Elm Street and Prospect Street has been closed off following a gas leak Thursday afternoon. Vernon officials said the call came around 1:09 p.m. FOX61 reached out to a local business owner said the leak has caused numerous people to evacuate the area. FOX61 has a crew heading to the scene and will provide updates as soon as they become available.

  • O.J. Simpson has been granted parole; will be released in October

    LOVELOCK, NV — O.J. Simpson, who has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, has been granted parole Thursday afternoon. A Nevada parole board decided that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Simpson responded emotionally, saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Simpson has been serving out a nine-to-33-year sentence for his role […]

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    PD: Dog dies after being left in hot car in Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN —  Police have charged a 79-year-old man with cruelty to animals after police said he left a dog in a hot car. On Tuesday, Middletown Animal Control officers said they responded to a report of a missing Labradoodle named Jennie. “The Labradoodle was three-years-old. Further investigation revealed that Jennie was deceased. Jennie’s owner, David Beveridge intended to bring the dog to a doggie daycare around noon before heading to work, instead went straight to work leaving Jennie in the […]

  • 14-year-old boy who was shot in New Haven Sunday dies

    NEW HAVEN —  Police said Thursday that 14-year-old shooting victim Tyriek Keyes, has died. Police said around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews were called to Bassett Street, near Newhall Street, after a person was reportedly shot. They said Keyes, a New Haven resident, suffering from a gunshot wound and was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police said that it appears the victim was the specific target of the shooter and that this wasn’t a […]

  • 2 juveniles arrested in fatal shooting of 63-year-old man in Hartford

    HARTFORD —  Police arrested two people in connection to the death of a 63-year-old man who police said was shot in the head Sunday afternoon. On Wednesday, Hartford police said they arrested an 18 and 16-year-old and charged them with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. On Sunday, around 2 p.m., Hartford police responded to the intersection of Garden Street and Westland Street after a Shotspotter system activation reported four shots fired. “Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, Jeffrey […]

  • Police ID body found by the Housatonic River

    SHELTON — Police have identified the body of a man who drowned along the Housatonic River Wednesday afternoon. Shelton first responders said the call of a man possibly drowning came around 2 p.m., by the Sunnyside Boat Ramp. Police, Fire, and EMS were called to the scene. Police said they responded within minutes to the scene and immediately went into the water to try and locate the male, but were unsuccessful. “Approximately two and a half hours into the search the […]

  • Police searching for teens responsible for dismembering woman in car crash

    HARTFORD —  Two people are in the hospital, one with a dismembered leg, after a horrific car crash Tuesday afternoon. Hartford police said they responded to the incident around 1 p.m., after a report of two pedestrians who were struck by a stolen car. Police said the Toyota Highlander traveled northbound on Sigourney Street, then eastbound on Ashley  Street when it lost control, struck two pedestrians, then crashed into a gate. One pedestrian lost one, possibly both of her legs due […]

  • Norwalk mother of 4 set for deportation to Guatemala

    NEW HAVEN — One mother’s life changed in the blink of an eye after she received the news last month that she would be deported back to her home country in Guatemala. Her story has caught the attention of politicians, activists and community members who has been standing by her so she can stay. Nury Chavarria, 43, of Norwalk moved to the United States in 1993. She has established a life for herself; her four kids were born here and […]

  • Police investigating after a person was struck by a car in Hamden

    HAMDEN — Police said a person was struck by a car in Hamden Wednesday afternoon. Hamden police said a person was struck by a car in the area of 2390 State Street in front of the River Ridge Condominiums. At this time, the extent of any possible injuries is unknown as police are still on the scene. No additional details have been released at this time. FOX61 will provide additional information as soon as they become available.

  • DMV to temporarily close the Milford, Derby service centers

    WETHERSFIELD —  The Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday the temporary closing of the Milford, Derby service centers beginning next week. In a release sent out Wednesday, DMV said the closing is in part of their developing strategy which aims to strengthen customer service and help alleviate long wait times in those two offices which are open only two days a week. “The DMV lines in Milford City Hall have become just too long, and any closure would ripple into […]