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  • 2 seriously injured in crash on I-91 south in Rocky Hill

    ROCKY HILL — A tractor trailer and car crashed Friday evening, seriously injuring at least two people. The crash happened on I-91 south in near Exit 24. The highway was closed according to State Police. Police said two people had life threatening injuries. Check back for further details as they develop.

  • Coast Guard vet receives medal to honor his service

    WINDSOR LOCKS — A big surprise for a Connecticut veteran Friday, just two days before his 84th birthday. Frederick Cooney served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War and today, his friends and family wanted to make sure he was honored. A special ceremony was held to present Cooney with a Connecticut Veteran’s Wartime Service Medal. He served in the Coast Guard for more than 30 years and worked at Pratt and Whitney. In addition to that medal, Cooney’s assisted […]

  • Friends set up fundraising page for UofH student injured in fall at state park

    WEST HARTFORD — A fundraising page has been set up for a University of Hartford student who was seriously injured in a fall at a state park last week. Adam Messing, 22, of River Edge, New Jersey, was injured in a fall while hiking in Enders State Forest in Granby at about 3 p.m. Thursday near the park’s popular waterfall. Friends set up a Gofundme page to help out with medical costs. After falling,  Messing, who had been unconscious for an extended period of […]

  • 103-year-old Army Vet honored in Bloomfield

    BLOOMFIELD — A big birthday and honor for one US Army veteran. On Friday, Ms. Anna Sullivan, who lives in Bloomfield, celebrated her 103rd birthday. She was also presented the State of Connecticut Wartime Service Medal. Representative John Larson was on hand to honor Sullivan today. Sullivan says she was shocked by today’s event all for her.  During World War II, Sullivan served for the US Army Medical Corps in the China-Burma-India theater.  

  • Watertown man beat chihuahua: Police

    WATERTOWN — Police arrested a man who they say beat a chihuahua to death. Carmelo Feliciano, 24,of Watertown, was charged with felony cruelty to animals. Police said they started investigating in March when a veterinarian reported concerns of the well-being of a dog owned by Feliciano dating back to February. Police said that over the course of several months the small Chihuahua was treated for chest bruising and difficulty breathing, eyes injuries and hemorrhages. Authorities said the dog was taken to an emergency […]

  • Wilson Faude, former executive director of the Old State House, dies

    The man who lead the effort to save the Old State House from demolition in the 1970s has died. Wilson “Bill” Faude died Monday. He was 71. Faude was equal parts showman and historian. He created programs that brought people to the the Old State House and spearheaded its renovation in the 1980s. Faude was executive director from 1978 to 1982 and 1985 to 2001. He gained national fame when he instituted a “window tax” levied against the office buildings that face the historic building. His […]

  • Jonathan Hernandez issues statement in his brother’s death

    LEDYARD — Jonathan Hernandez, brother of Aaron Hernandez, issued a statement Wednesday about his brother’s death. The statement, distributed through PR Newswire, was short. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who has supported my mother and me during such difficult times.  My younger brother Aaron was far from perfect, but I will always love him. Many stories about my brother’s life have been shared with the public – except the story Aaron was brave enough to […]

  • Accident closes West St. in Vernon

    VERNON — West Street in Vernon is now open following an accident Wednesday afternoon. Vernon police said a car hit a pole and brought down power lines shortly after. Police closed West Street between West Main and Union Street and crews from Eversource were requested to restore power to the area. There were no reported injuries.

  • Uber joins up with McDonald’s for delivery in Connecticut

    You will soon be able to get McDonald’s delivered. Uber is already working with McDonald’s in several cities across the country. FOX61 has learned that Uber is telling drivers that McDonald’s will soon be a participating restaurant in Connecticut. Uber-eats lets you order food through its app, and one of the company’s drivers, who are already out on the road, will bring it to you. Uber has not specified a start date.

  • United flight aborts takeoff at Newark airport due to fire

    NEWARK — Newark airport was closed for a time after an engine fire on a United Airlines flight caused it to abort the jet’s take off. WPIX reports Flight 1579 was headed to San Francisco and halted take-off around 9:22 p.m Tuesday night. The airport reopened around 10:45 p.m. Smoke was seen coming from the right engine. and passengers evacuated using emergency chutes. Buses took the approximately 124 passengers to the terminal. There were three minor injuries. Port Authority statement released the following statement:  Newark […]