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  • CCSU: 2 players suspended from football team

    NEW BRITAIN —  Central Connecticut State University said two players from the football have been suspended for one game for violation of team policy. On Monday, CCSU said Blue Devil’s Head Football Coach Pete Rossomando suspended football players Jacob Dolegala ( starting quarterback) and David Cinti (starting offensive lineman) for one game. “They will be unavailable for any team activities this week, including the football game against the University of New Hampshire in the first round of the FCS Playoffs, scheduled for […]

  • Near physical confrontation erupts in New Haven school board meeting

    NEW HAVEN —  The New Haven Board of Education voted Dr. Carol Birks as the next Superintendent of Schools, but it’s what followed the vote that sent community members out the door. On Monday night, the New Haven Board of Education voted 4-3 to hire Birks as the new superintendent. Following the vote, a war of words between board of education members Dr. Edward Joyner & Darnell Goldson took place, due to a disagreement in the election process. The two members weren’t the only […]

  • Rocky Hill PD: Man wanted in string of burglaries caught attempting to break into home

    ROCKY HILL — Police said they arrested a man who was wanted for a string of burglaries in two different towns. Rocky Hill police said they found Benjamin Villanueva, of Hartford, along CT Transit bus route 55 Monday. Police said they arrested Villanueva who was a suspect wanted in two attempted burglaries in two towns. “Villanueva was followed from Hartford by the Rocky Hill Detective Division after information was developed identifying him as a possible suspect in a string of burglaries in […]

  • Irving’s 47 lead Celtics past Mavericks to maintain streak

    DALLAS  — Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Boston Celtics rallied once again from a double-digit deficit to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102 on Monday night and extend their winning streak to 16 games. The Mavericks led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter, but as they have several times during their winning streak, the Celtics stormed back. The winning streak ties the fourth-longest in Celtics history. Boston tied the […]

  • Middletown Police Department mourns loss of K9 who was diagnosed with cancer

    MIDDLETOWN —  The Middletown Police Department said  goodbye to one of their own Monday. Middletown police took to Facebook to announce the passing of K9 Killian who was eight-years-old and was diagnosed with Lymphoma. “K9 Killian had been diagnosed with cancer several months ago and despite the best efforts of doctors and staff at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middletown, CT, it was determined that making this difficult decision was the most humane for K9 Killian,” said Middletown police. Numerous police officers from Middletown as well as […]

  • Hartford PAL Capital City Fall Classic Championship at the XL Center

    HARTFORD —  Local basketball teams took to the hardwood Monday night at the XL Center for the Capital City Fall Classic Championship. In Monday’s Final Four, Prince Tech defeated Hartford Public, 65-61. Prince Tech’s Delshawn Jackson Jr., finished the game with 36 points and was named regular season MVP and tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Prince Tech finished the season with a record of 10-0; Hartford Public Finished 7-3. The tournament was presented by the Hartford Police Athletic League and Hartford […]

  • CT budget deficit rises to more than $200 million

    HARTFORD —  The Office of Policy Management said on Monday that the state budget deficit has risen to more than $200 million. In a letter sent from Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes to State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, states they are projecting a deficit from operations of $202.8 million. The letters said that amount is slightly more than one percent of net General Fund appropriations. The letter went on to say, “If confirmed by your office, this will trigger […]

  • Torrington PD: Dozens of animals seized from home; 3 dogs dead

    TORRINGTON — Police said they seized over 25 animals from a Torrington home Friday. Torrington animal control officers said 21 cats, 3 live dogs and 3 deceased dogs were seized from 163 Beechwood Avenue following a complaint about the care and well-being of several cats and dogs. “The concerned party stated there are numerous cats in cages in the house as well as several cats loose in the residence with three dogs. The residence was also reported to be very cluttered with items […]

  • Blumenthal’s office investigating ‘Twitter bot’ claims

    HARTFORD — A Tweet accusing Senator Richard Blumenthal of sexual assault is being called a “Twitter bot” by his office. On Friday, FOX61 came across a screenshot of a Tweet from a protected account. That Tweet appears to be a woman’s account claiming the senator sexually assaulted her while she was an intern for him. There are at least two versions of the screenshot floating around the internet. Blumenthal’s office said these allegations are “completely and unequivocally false.” This alleged claim is […]

  • Newington PD: Man no longer person of interest following reports of offering a girl a ride home

    NEWINGTON — Police said a man who was wanted after a 12-year-old girl was approached and offered a ride a home Thursday afternoon, is no longer wanted. “We are no longer looking for this vehicle and driver. The driver has been interviewed and there is no threat to the public,” Newington police said Friday night. On Friday afternoon, Newington police said the girl told police that she was walking on Halleran Drive in front of Patterson Elementary School around 1:20 p.m., […]