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  • Hartford Fire Department to rename Blue Hills Avenue firehouse after fallen brother

    HARTFORD — It’s been more than two years since the death of former Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, and in memory, the department will name a firehouse in honor of his name Today at 1 p.m., The Hartford Fire Department Engine 16 will hold a ceremony to not only honor Bell, but also changed their station name to  the “Kevin L. Bell Fire Station.” On October 7, 2014, Bell died when he ran out of air while battling a house fire on Blue […]

  • The Stan Simpson Show: A review of President Trump’s first 100 days

    HARTFORD —  The first 100 Days is the early benchmark at which all presidents get measured. Former Hartford City Councilman Ken Kennedy and Senator Joseph Markley, join Stan Simpson to talk about President Donald Trump’s first few months as president. President Trump’s start could be described as “tumultuous.” His pledges to build a wall along the Mexican border and abolish Obamacare, are not getting the traction he hoped for. “What’s coming out of Washington right now it looks like they […]

  • The Stan Simpson Show: President Donald Trump vs. truth

    HARTFORD —  Former Hartford City Councilman Ken Kennedy and Senator Joseph Markley, join Stan Simpson to talk about President Donald Trump‘s initial plans he made during his campaign. During his presidential campaign, President Trump spoke highly on building a wall on the Mexican border. Countless times the President made it clear that this is something he feels confident will get done. Markely said he thinks the president’s plan for a wall can still happen. “He wants to secure the border,” said […]

  • The Stan Simpson Show: Can the latest missile attacks lead to war?

    HARTFORD —  Former Hartford City Councilman Ken Kennedy and Senator Joseph Markley, join Stan Simpson to talk about the latest missile attacks and and the possibility of a war taking place. On April 7, on President Donald Trump‘s orders, US warships launched 50 to 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based. The U.S. military said 58 of the 59 missiles struck their intended targets in the strike on a […]

  • Late game heroics give the New Britain Hurricanes a 5-4 win over the Maloney Spartans

    NEW BRITAIN —  The New Britain Golden Hurricanes (7-2) hosted the Maloney Spartans (5-3) Friday at Bee Hive Stadium. New Britain jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on a in the park home run, starting what turned out to be a wild game. The Spartans would tie the game in the fourth at 1. In the bottom of the fourth, the Hurricanes would regain the lead, 3-1 on three consecutive hit batters. Maloney would […]

  • Attention Comcast/Xfinity Customers: FOX61 is moving from #1006 to #1061

    You can still expect the same great news, sports, and entertainment from FOX61, but if you are a Comcast/Xfinity customer, you have a new easy-to-remember channel. Channel change will occur in these towns on these dates: Thursday, April 20: Bloomfield, Canaan, East Hartford, Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Simsbury, West Hartford, Windsor. Tuesday and Wednesday April 25/26: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bolton, Branford, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Haven, Ellington, Farmington, Guilford, Hebron, Madison, Marlborough, New Britain, North Branford, North Haven, […]

  • Pets of the Week – Ana and Elsa

    HARTFORD — Ana and Elsa are Smooth Collie mixes. These 7-year-old-ish spayed girls are presumed to be sisters. Though unsure of their relationship, they are clearly connected genetically, and could be either sisters or mother/daughter. They were found roaming in a rural town about a year and a half ago and were rescued from animal control there after they went unclaimed. They were adopted out to a wonderful home, but the two of them were just too much dog for these wonderful folks. While […]

  • ‘I miss my friend’ – Hernandez’s inmate friend Kyle Kennedy says he’s owed a note & $47k watch

    BOSTON — A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez released a statement one week after his death and is alleging some of the items Hernandez left behind belong to him. “I miss my friend, Aaron Hernandez,” said the statement from Kyle Kennedy. “I’d like to send my condolences to his fiancee, his mother and his daughter. I would ask the media to respect the media to respect the privacy of my family. This is a private matter that doesn’t concern them.” Lawyers for […]

  • Employers hold job fair in East Hartford targeted at veterans

    EAST HARTFORD – Employers focused their efforts on hiring veterans Tuesday in East Hartford. The 13th Annual Heroes 4 Hire job and career fair was held at the Pratt and Whitney Stadium Ballroom at Rentschler Field. Every year, many veterans are able to transition back into the civilian life with the help of employers offering them jobs that range from entry-level to experienced. The fair is one of the biggest in New England with more than 80 companies participating this year. […]

  • Students, faculty rally against CSCU consolidation plan

    NEW BRITAIN – Angry faculty and students at the Connecticut State Colleges and University system rallied outside in the pouring rain to speak against President Mark Ojakian’s consolidation plan. After Monday’s emergency meeting, faculty voted four-to-one saying they had no confidence in the Board of Regents and its president. Many people are calling his plan “mysterious” since they feel as if they have been left in the dark as to how this will affect everyone at the four state universities, […]