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  • What to do if you get counterfeit bills

    U.S. Currency has security features in the bills it prints. Find out about those security features here.  Some quick ways to spot counterfeit bills: On newer bills of larger denominations the currency amount changes colors depending on the angle you view it from. You can feel the raised printing on the bills. Larger denominations have an embedded holographic strip Banks have marker pens that react to counterfeit bills. Real currency is thin. Fake bills are thicker. For more info, go […]

  • Max Downtown reopens after extensive renovations

    HARTFORD —  A Hartford institution, Max Downtown, reopens this week after a top to bottom renovation. Max Downtown, located in CityPlace, opened at that location in 1996. The restaurant was totally redone this summer. The restaurant will feature a new menu and bar with a whiskey wall. This happens hot on the heels of the city making waves on the pages of Food and Wine Magazine. The article called out a number of favorites, both old and new, for bringing […]

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    Torrington police cancel Silver Alert for 79-year-old man

    TORRINGTON — Police have cancelled a Silver Alert for a missing 79-year-old man who has medical issues after he was found. Police said Eugene Demers left his residence around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in a red, older-style Chevy pickup with a matching red cab with Vermont plates. Police did not have the model or year of the truck. Officials said Demers recently suffered a stroke and has mild dementia and family members don’t have any idea where he could have went. Torrington […]

  • Gas leak in Manchester closes Oakland Street

    MANCHESTER — A gas leak has closed a major road in the city of Manchester on Wednesday morning. Police said Oakland Street, between Tudor Lane and Sheldon Road,  is closed. For more information on traffic, click here. 

  • One shot in Berlin apartment complex; Suspect is still at large

    BERLIN — Police are investigating a shooting in an apartment complex Tuesday evening. Berlin Police said they responded to an active shooter situation at the Fieldstone Crossing apartments in Berlin. One person was shot outside an apartment in the complex, and was taken to Hartford Hospital with injuries. The suspect is still at large but Berlin Police don’t believe this was a random shooting.  Police believe it happened outside an apartment, but in the complex.  One witness told FOX61 that he […]

  • UConn fears a devastating future for students if budget is cut

    STORRS – The future of many students at UConn are now uncertain especially those who have financial aid packages with the university. This comes after the enormous budget cuts proposed by lawmakers that can have a negative impact on the school. In a press conference, UConn’s president, Susan Herbst called this a “historic moment for the state.” The university is ranked as one of the top schools in the country but if these cuts go through, she said that ranking […]

  • New Britain vs South Windsor will be the FOX61 Game of the Week

    It wasn’t really close. South Windsor vs. New Britain was overwhelmingly chosen as the FOX61 Game of the Week.  With the high school football season underway, we’re asking you –the fans –to tell us who you’d like to see featured every Friday night on our airwaves. Each week will feature three premiere matchups, with the winner being our High School Football Patrol Game of the Week. This week’s nominees include four perfect teams, a Class LL and Class L showdown, […]

  • Police investigating incident in Meriden

    MERIDEN — Police are involved in an active scene in the area of North First Street, Meriden. Police on the scene said there was a “minor altercation” that resulted in a stabbing.  Police said it’s under investigation. Check back for further details as they develop.  

  • Riders rescued from Big E roller coaster

    WEST SPRINGFIELD —  Riders say they had to be rescued from a roller coaster at the Big E Monday. These pictures were sent into us by Stephanie Mansfield, she says she was  on the ride when it stopped suddenly. According to authorities, around noon, a ride on The Big E’s midway, the Bullet Train, a sophisticated computer-driven coaster-type ride, was automatically stopped by its sensors. Five passengers were safely removed with a lift.. There were no injuries according to officials, […]

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    Hartford police investigate stabbing on Farmington Ave.

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a stabbing in Hartford that left the victim in critical condition. Police were called to 544 Farmington Ave. around 1:30 p.m. for a man who had been stabbed in the neck and abdomen by an assailant who witnesses said ran off. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital and was listed in critical condition after surgery. Check back for further details as they develop.