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Jenna DeAngelis is an evening news reporter at FOX 61. She comes to Hartford after more than two years at the NBC Affiliate in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C.

At WMBF News, Jenna was a video journalist where she would pitch, shoot, write, edit and report her own stories. On top of news, Jenna was a traffic reporter, fill-in anchor and investigative reporter. She dug into an investigation of a Horry County Detective who improperly handled 88 cases, leaving more than 120 victims, without justice. Jenna also worked tirelessly through the 2015 South Carolina Flood, and covered several presidential candidate visits including Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Bernie Sanders.

Jenna’s news journey began at KYW, in Philadelphia, PA, where she worked on the assignment desk, covering national stories, like the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

She is a graduate of the University of Delaware where she studied T.V. Production and Broadcasting/Journalism. As a student, she completed five internships including News 12 Long Island, Fox 29 and KYW in Philadelphia.

Jenna grew up in Long Island, N.Y., where her family still resides. She is ecstatic to have a new home in Connecticut.

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    Good Samaritan recognized by New Britain leaders for saving neighbors from a fire

    NEW BRITAIN —  The City of New Britain recognized a good Samaritan who saved several victims from a fire earlier this month. Juan “Gaby” Busanet was seen in incredible video captured by his friends, helping people escape a massive fire during a snow storm in New Britain on Feb. 9. The video also shows people helping one another escape through windows by using ladders. Busanet said he helped at least three kids get out of the burning building, as well as two adults. […]

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    Waterbury’s Holy Land cross vandalized, police investigating

    WATERBURY — Police are investigating after the iconic Holy Land U.S.A. cross was defaced over the weekend. Waterbury Police said they received their first complaints from the owners on Sunday night. The vandals used spray paint to draw graffiti on the cross according to police. Police said the drawings included multiple pentagrams and other satanic symbols. “I couldn’t believe people actually would vandalize it, I was disheartened,” Jane Uricchio who works in Waterbury said. “It’s ridiculous I mean, it is a […]

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    Minimum liquor pricing bill to get hearing at State Capitol Tuesday

    HARTFORD – Governor Dan Malloy is popping the cork on a proposal to get rid of minimum prices for alcohol in the state. He announced a legislative proposal Monday to repeal the current law which forces package stores to sell alcohol at prices put in place by liquor wholesalers. Malloy argues this will give more power to business owners, encourage free market principles and save the consumer money. “Connecticut is the only state in the country that has a law […]

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    Popular restaurants close in Newington, South Windsor, and Manchester

    SOUTH WINDSOR — Three popular restaurants in Connecticut, all part of national chains, have closed. Both Bonefish Grill locations in Newington and South Windsor at Evergreen Walk are closed. Those were the only Bonefish Grill locations in Connecticut, but there are still restaurants in neighboring Massachusetts and New York. Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Manchester is also closed. An employee at Carrabba’s confirmed that they closed Wednesday night. There is still a Carrabba’s locations in Milford. “Closing the restaurants was a […]

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    Man accused of dragging Newington officer has history of stealing in Hartford, police say

    NEWINGTON — A man who police are on the lookout for after they said he dragged a cop as he took off from him, has a history of stealing in Hartford, according to Hartford police. Newington Police said on Saturday at  2:05 p.m. they responded to a report of a shoplifting in progress at the Best Market located at 175 Lowrey Place.  An employee of Best Market saw a man and woman leaving the store without paying for $190 worth of beer. The man, described as white […]

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    Video shows Newington officer being dragged after shoplifting incident

    NEWINGTON — Police are looking for the suspect who they said dragged a police officer as the driver fled the scene from a shoplifting incident. Newington Police said on Saturday at  2:05 p.m. they responded to a report of a shoplifting in progress at the Best Market located at 175 Lowrey Place.  An employee of Best Market saw a man and woman leaving the store without paying for $190 worth of beer.  The man, described as a white male with facial hair wearing a […]

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    UConn fans had faith in their team to make 100 wins

    STORRS — A major milestone for the UConn Women’s Basketball team winning 100 straight games in a row. The Huskies walked away with a victory against South Carolina 66-55. 100 games in a row is a new record-breaking winning streak in NCAA Basketball. FOX 61 spoke to fans before the game, confident the women had the game in the bag. “I’ve never been more confident about anything in my life,” student Jordan Vogel said. “After that you’re like national championship? […]

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    Watch: Neighbors help victims escape massive fire in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN —  An incredible video caught by an eyewitness and shared with FOX 61 shows a neighbor helping people escape a massive fire in New Britain on Thursday. The video also shows people helping one another escape through windows by using ladders. The man on the ladder in the video, Juan Busanet said he was walking in the street near the fire after he and his friend got in a car accident, when he came across the fire. “I told my […]

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    4 people sent to the hospital following massive fire on West Street in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN —  Four people were taken to a local hospital after firefighters responded to a an apartment building fire that had several people trapped and hanging out of windows looking for help. On Thursday afternoon, New Britain Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 116 West Street. Fire crews on scene said fire was under control about 9:20 p.m. Three of the people injured suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, one was treated in […]

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    Police investigating after loaded gun found outside Bristol elementary school

    BRISTOL — Police are investigating after students found a loaded gun at a Bristol elementary school Wednesday morning. The gun was found outside Southside Elementary School on Tuttle Road, according to police. Police said around 8:45 a.m., students reported to school staff that they saw a handgun in a grassy area, just off the bus path that leads to the front entrance of the school. Police said school staff went to the area and stood by the handgun until police arrived. A loaded 9mm handgun was picked […]