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    Schools cancel evening activities due to Monday Nor’easter

    HARTFORD — A strong Nor’easter arrives this afternoon/evening, bringing heavy rain and some snow for the NW hills Monday night. The biggest concern may lie in the winds, which will gust up to 60 mph, in the heart of the storm this evening. Many schools are cancelling after school activities ahead of the storm. Click here for all closings and cancellations. A high wind warning is in effect for the shoreline, where the harshest winds could cause some power outages. Even where there […]

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    2 people injured after car slams into restaurant in Canton

    CANTON —  Two people were injured Monday after a car slammed into a restaurant in Canton. A car crashed into the Crown & Hammer Restaurant in the Collinsville section of town around 12:30 p.m. The building, which sits at the corner of Bridge and Main Street, was significantly damaged in the accident. The damage occurred in the kitchen area and the power and gas had to be shut off. The passenger was taken to the hospital. The driver was treated and released. Stay with […]

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    Officer injured in West Haven accident

    WEST HAVEN — A West Haven police officer was injured Monday afternoon in a car crash. Police are investigating the crash at the intersection of West Main Street and Platt Avenue. Police say the accident involved a police car and another car, injuring the office. “Avoid this area as traffic will be heavy until cleared,” police said in a statement. Stay with FOX 61 as this story develops.  

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    1 person killed in midday shooting in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is investigating a deadly shooting in the middle of Friday afternoon. Police say it happened near Albany Avenue at Garden Street in Hartford sometime after 1 p.m. It happened near the Community Health Center, but the crime scene was about a block long and includes the Food Mart at 550 Albany Avenue. Police identified the victim as Jason Reddick, 37, of Hartford, CT. He suffered from a single gun shot wound to the chest. Police […]

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    Report: State Trooper under investigation for Facebook comments about Sandy Hook tragedy

    HARTFORD — A Connecticut State Trooper is the subject of an internal investigation for comments he posted on social media, state police said Thursday. Trooper Jeff Rogers is on active duty and based out of Troop E Montville. According to the Hartford Courant, Rogers wrote on Facebook “Sandy Hook…for you news…for me baggage I was there. I watched as those children were taken from the school stacked like cord wood. I watched Dr. Carver walk through the scene like a […]

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    Bomb threats called in to Jewish centers in West Hartford, Woodbridge possibly linked to national threats

    WEST HARTFORD — Bomb threats were called in to multiple Jewish Community Centers across the country Wednesday, including two in Connecticut. The Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford in West Hartford was evacuated due to the threat, police say. Children who attend preschool and daycare there were moved to a safe location nearby as a precaution. The facility also houses a gym. The JCC of Greater New Haven in Woodbridge was also evacuated Wednesday morning. Officials at the center say the threat was called […]

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    Bobcat that attacked 3 women in Colchester tests positive for rabies

    COLCHESTER — Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced Wednesday that a bobcat that attacked three women in Colchester Tuesday tested positive for rabies. DEEP wildlife officials said that various strains of rabies are always present among mammals in the wild.  The virus is carried by species such as raccoons, skunks, bats, and others.  The presence of rabies among wild animals is at typical, low levels at this time. Anyone who observes an animal exhibiting what they believe […]

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    DEEP: 3 women attacked by bobcat in greenhouse in Colchester

    EAST HAMPTON — Three women were taken to the hospital Tuesday after they were attacked by a bobcat in Colchester. According to DEEP, around 11:44 a.m. the bobcat jumped at one of the women in a greenhouse on Waterhole Road. The greenhouse is on the property of The Caring Community, a social service provider. When the bobcat jumped on one woman, the other two were scratched while coming to her assistance, said DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain. The women were taken to the Marlborough […]

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    When should you keep your kids home sick from school?

    HARTFORD — It’s a tough decision that could cause headaches for the rest of your day. How sick do your kids have to be before you make the decision to keep them home from school? You have to weigh the different factors: how sick is he really? Will she miss a really important test/class/project today? Can I get the time off from work or find someone else to watch him? A new poll from the University of Michigan took at look […]

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    Teen charged with murder, tampering with evidence in death of missing Sterling teen

    STERLING — A missing teen has been found dead in his hometown of Sterling, according to Connecticut State Police, and now, another teen is facing murder charges. Kevin Weismore, 19, of Sterling, was taken into custody on Friday and charged with murder and tampering with evidence. Police said they found the remains of Todd “TJ” Allen, 18, in a wooded area near 61 Laiho Road – Weismore’s listed address. Allen had been missing since he left home on a dirtbike on […]