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  • Foxwoods President and CEO dies suddenly

    MASHANTUCKET — The president and CEO of Foxwoods died suddenly on Monday, according to the The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Felix Rappaport had led the organization for more than four years. “On behalf of the entire Tribal Council, Foxwoods management team and staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to Felix’s family,” said MPTN Chairman, Rodney Butler. “With his passing, we have suffered a major loss. Felix’s passion for modernizing and growing Foxwoods, as well as his friendship, mentorship and humor touched everyone […]

  • Pet store under investigation after photos of skinny puppy posted on Facebook

    DICKSON CITY, Pa. — Complaints posted on Facebook about a Pennsylvania pet store are now the focus of a police investigation. Albona Kabashi, took pictures of a golden retriever puppy while she was shopping for a pet at Puppylicious Puppy Boutique in Dickson City. After the visit, Kabashi posted the photos to social media showing what she believes is a malnourished dog along with the details of her visit. Now, police are investigating. “If I say my side of the […]

  • Democratic lawmakers angry with what they saw in South Texas

    The first thing everyone notices when they arrive at the Rio Grande Valley is the heat. While dozens of protestors stood outside a Customs and Border Protection processing detention center in McAllen, Texas, in more than 100-degree weather, the officials inside the facility told reporters during their tour that the temperature inside was about 72 degrees. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, who first visited the South Texas border on June 3, described his second visit as more coordinated for […]

  • Branford police cancel Silver Alert for missing 86-year-old man

    BRANFORD — A silver alert has been cancelled for a missing 86-year-old man. Police said the case of Phillip Danahy, 86, who had been missing since Saturday from Branford has been resolved. They did not give any details.  

  • Watch Sky61 video of the Travelers Championship course

    Click on the blue marker, then click on the still image of the course. Then click on the red arrow and the video will play. Sky 61 video by Freddie Matthis and Dan Putnam

  • Silver alert issued for missing 12-year-old Bloomfield boy

    BLOOMFIELD — A silver alert has been issued for a missing 12-year-old boy. Daquan Clark, 12, was last seen wearing a multi colored shirt and carrying black backpack. He is described by police as black, with brown hair and eyes. He is four feet six inches tall and weighs 90 pounds.  He was missing on Sunday from Bloomfield. If located, please contact the Bloomfield Police Department at 860-245-5501. .

  • Families of lost sailors, Navy sued by owners of ship that struck USS McCain

    HOUSTON — The owners of the ship that struck the USS McCain last year have announced that they are suing the U.S. Navy, the sailors and the families of the sailors who died. According to the law firm representing the families of the sailors who died, the owners of ALNIC, are claiming,”The vessel was worth $16,700,000, and they have filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York asking the judge to exonerate them from liability or limit the value […]

  • Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — Two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn’t been released, shot Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer on Friday in a gated area behind the county courthouse. He may have used one of the deputies’ own guns to shoot them during a struggle after he got out of the van, […]

  • Explosion causes fire, severely damaging Fairfield home

    FAIRFIELD – An explosion lead to a fire that severely damaged a home Saturday. Officials said the explosion caused an extensive fire, damaging the home on Half Mile Road. No one was injured in the incident. Mutual-aid fire companies from Westport and Bridgeport assisted with station coverage. Officials estimated the damage at $350,000.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Assistant Chief Erik Kalapir said they would like to remind all residents that “proper spacing of 10 feet from […]

  • If you love squeegees and horrifying heights, the Space Needle has the job for you

    SEATTLE –Wanted: Windex aficionado with extensive experience in not looking down. Actually, 170 of them. The Space Needle is in the process of hiring 4 ‘courageous employees‘ to clean the 176 tons of glass that were added during its recent redesign. That adds up to more than 20,000 square feet of glass that will have to be cleaned every day. There are 170 total employees at the Space Needle. “This isn’t a job for the faint of heart,” Paul Best, […]