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  • Southern Connectict State University baseball team off to a hot start

    NEW HAVEN —  The Southern Connecticut Owls baseball team are sporting an impressive 20-9-1 record this season and sit atop the NE-10. Their dominance so far is even more impressive since the Owls finished last year with a record of 16-25-1. The Owls are ranked fourth in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association East Region poll, and No. 2  in the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association poll. Sophomore Nick Lamberti has been on a roll since the Owls’ returned […]

  • A local event donates hundreds of sneakers to the homeless in Hartford

    HARTFORD —  It’s just the latest initiative from Footwear With Care, a relatively new program through the non-profit Community Partners in Action. The Hartford Police Department and the Connecticut Pediatric Medical Association focused on not only getting shoes to the homeless Saturday, but also ensuring the homeless have access to good foot care as well. “Decent footwear and decent foot care are largely overlooked needs of the homeless population and they are among our most vulnerable people,” said Abby Sullivan of Footwear With […]

  • Police investigating death in Torrington home

    TORRINGTON —  Police said they are currently investigating a death that took place at a home in Torrington Saturday morning. Around 4:15 a.m., Torrington police said they responded to a home on Cider Mill Xing after reports of an unresponsive person. Police said detectives were called to the scene along with Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit who are currently investigating. No additional details have been released at this time. Stay with FOX61 as this story develops.

  • One person dead following car crash in Canton; police investigating

    CANTON —  Police have confirmed that one person has died following a car accident Saturday afternoon. Around 1:46 p.m., Canton police said they received multiple calls of a two car accident on Route 44 near Breezy Hill Road. Police said when they arrived to the scene, the road was closed due to two “significantly damaged” cars. According to police, there were only two people involved, one in each car. Police said medical care was given to both passengers upon arrival, but one driver […]

  • Vernon, state police assist in the capture of wanted Baltimore murder suspect

    VERNON —  Police have assisted in the capture of wanted Baltimore murder suspect Andrew Nurse, after police said he was in an apartment in Vernon. On Friday, Vernon police said they were contacted by detectives from Baltimore, Maryland Police Department regarding a murder they were investigating in their city. Police said Baltimore investigators came to Vernon after they learned Nurse was possibly located at an apartment on Park West Drive. Both, Vernon and Connecticut State Police confirmed with Baltimore police […]

  • Courant: $5 million needed for convention center repairs is already in Gov. Malloy’s budget 

    HARTFORD —  The $375 million state-owned venue is only 12-years-old but water has been leaking in spaces all over the building. On Friday, the Hartford Courant reports that fixing it will cost around $5,000,000. The money needed for the repair is already in the Governor Malloy’s budget proposal. The idea is to make the renovations before things get worse and a lot more expensive. The Courant reports that the work would be paid for by taxpayer-backed bonds, if it wins approval. […]

  • Police: Dunbar security driver threatens federal agent with gun in New London

    NEW LONDON —  Police said a federal agent was threatened with a gun by a person wearing a Dunbar uniform Friday morning. Around 7:50 a.m., the New London Police Department said they received a call from a federal agent reporting that he was threatened with a firearm by a person while driving his agency car. The suspect’s car was stopped in the area of Reed Street and Wausau Plaza when New London police arrived. Officers said the agent was in plain clothes and the suspect […]

  • Aaron Hernandez Indicted

    Aaron Hernandez’s body to be transferred to Connecticut funeral home Saturday

    HARTFORD —  The body of former New England Patriots star and Bristol native, Aaron Hernandez, will be transferred to a Connecticut funeral home Saturday. The transfer of Hernandez’s body comes a day after Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Henry Nields performed an autopsy and concluded that the manner of death was suicide. Earlier Thursday, Hernandez’s laywer Jose Baez said the medical examiner was “illegally” keeping his brain. Hernandez was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning, five days after a jury acquitted […]

  • ‘Fresh Check Day’ mental awareness fair to be held Saturday at UConn

    STORRS —  In hopes to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention, UConn will host its annual Fresh Check Day, an event aimed to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available. Fresh Check Day is a mental health promotion and suicide prevention fair that consists of interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and giveaways. Dr. Elizabeth Cracco, director of UConn’s Counseling and Mental Health Services, said the university […]

  • Gov. Malloy announces the possibility of state employee layoffs

    HARTFORD —  Governor Malloy said Thursday, in his initial budget proposal, if state employee unions did not agree to $700 million dollars in concessions, layoffs would follow. Gov. Malloy and state unions are actively talking but in the absence of an agreement right now, Malloy said steps are being taken to make sure any layoffs are done in the timely fashion laid out in existing contracts. “I’m hopeful that those layoffs will ultimately not be required but we got to honor the […]