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  • April 15 – April 22

    Friday, April 20 Safest Places to Live in Connecticut Thursday, April 19 Are you a victim of deceptive power company marketing?  

  • Northeast Living: Big Y Education Express

    Northeast Living’s Rachel Lutzker talks with West Hartford Big Y World Class Market store director, Jim Martin, about Big Y’s Education Express program, and how it helps children and their schools.

  • Featured Connecticut Small Business Directory

    From Sunday, April 29th to Saturday, May 5th FOX61 is celebrating National Small Business Week, a nation-wide event to honor entrepreneurs and small businesses each year.  More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S.   Below check out some featured Connecticut small businesses provided by Connecticut’s Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and suggestions from you! Are you looking to start or grow your […]

  • School ‘discourages’ pre-k children using the term ‘best friend’

    GEORGETOWN, Mass. — A local preschool is causing controversy by banning students from using the term ‘best friend’ FOX 25 reports. Christine Hartwell said she is outraged after a teacher at Pentucket Workshop Preschool told her four-year-old daughter she couldn’t call one of her classmates her “best friend.” The preschool defends their stance, saying banning the term promotes inclusion in the classroom, while Hartwell said it can end up having a negative affect on her daughter. Hartwell said she first learned of […]

  • Infant died of neglect after daycare operator drank 10 beers, authorities say

    Fox News reports that an Iowa daycare operator was arrested Wednesday, about six months after allegedly neglecting a 7-month-old infant in her care after the worker drank at least 10 beers, authorities said. The boy was later found unresponsive and was pronounced dead in a hospital, police said. Wendy Young, 49, was charged with neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and can face up to 10 years in prison, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. Police say she drank 10-12 beers before […]

  • Police: Woman eats Cheetos naked in bath after breaking into home

    LOUISIANA – A woman came home earlier this week only to find a naked intruder in her bathtub, eating her Cheetos. Evelyn Washington, 29, was arrested and charged with burglary and property damages, according to the New York Daily News. The homeowner confronted the Washington who told her than an “unknown male” told her to break into the house. Upon arrival police found a tall ice chest under a broken window, according to the New York Daily News. The officer […]

  • Lawsuit: Former NYPD cop repeatedly raped co-worker at Bronx hospital

    BRONX – On Thursday, a Bronx social worker claimed that her ex-cop boss repeatedly raped and violated her in “unspeakable ways”, according to the New York Daily News. The victim stated in a lawsuit that Michael Reingold, 53, turned her office into a “veritable torture chamber” and would leave the office laughing after having his way with her. The woman, identified as “Jane Doe”, told New York Daily News that she never dared resist during the year of abuse. Reingold […]

  • April 2018 Above & Beyond Award: Kimberly Coppola

    Kimberly Coppola 911 Dispatcher East Haven Fire Department East Haven, CT   Nominated by Diann Romans : “Kim has been serving the Town of East Haven for many years as a fire fighter and now 911 dispatcher but that is not her only function.  In her off hours Kim helps the East Haven Food Pantry and local seniors by picking up bread, baked goods and groceries from local supermarkets and distributes them to people in need.  Kim will also deliver […]

  • Pets: The opioid epidemic’s forgotten victims

    PHILADELPHIA – The opioid crisis ravaging many parts of the country is impacting a group usually untouched by the drug wars – pets, Fox News reports.  The ongoing battle to regulate opioids has left veterinarians scrambling to find medicine and pain killers for their small, furry patients. The government has tried to reduce opioid addiction by reining in the amount of drugs that are produced and distributed. That means nationwide there is an unprecedented shortage in the injectable versions of […]

  • Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2 goes viral

    COLLEGE STATION, TX — Historians and journalists on Tuesday tweeted out the hand-written love letter that future President George H.W. Bush sent to his then-fiancée Barbara Pierce on Dec. 12, 1943, Fox News reports. Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, tweeted that Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot at the time during World War II. The letter written in blue ink on Navy stationery and begins: “My darling Bar.” Navy pilot George H.W. Bush writes to his fiancee Barbara Pierce, December 1943: […]