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  • State Police K9 helps find missing 7-year-old

    CHESTER — State Police said one of their K9’s helped find a missing 7-year-old Sunday afternoon. Police say on Sunday, Troop F responded to a Chester home for a report of a 7-year-old that wandered off. Trooper Beauton and K9 Nero tracked through the swamp area, along a body of water to another home and found the child safely! During the afternoon of Dec.10th Troop F personnel responded to a Chester residence for a report of a 7 y/o that […]

  • Road back open after fatal 3-car crash in Chaplin

    CHAPLIN — Connecticut State Police said a three-car crash led to a fatality Tuesday morning. At around 6:30 a.m., State Police said they responded to the area of 359 Hampton Road in Chaplin for a three car crash. The crash left some people trapped and one person with a life-threatening injury. That person was taken to Windham Hospital. State Police issued an update at around 11 a.m. saying that the injured person had died. Hampton Road has since been reopened. An […]

  • Newington man charged with killing wife found dead in jail cell

    SUFFIELD — Officials say Michael Torbicki, charged with killing his wife in September, was found dead in his jail cell in Suffield early Monday morning. Torbicki was being held on a $2 million bond awaiting trial in the murder of his wife, Patricia Torbicki.  Police said on September 21,  they believe Torbicki fatally shot his wife Patricia Torbicki inside their residence. Newington police said around 9 a.m. that day, they responded to a citizen report of a woman lying inside the […]

  • Arrests made after man thrown off Derby-Shelton bridge

    SHELTON — Shelton Police say they’ve arrested three people after a Thanksgiving morning incident where a man was thrown off a bridge.  Police they found a man submerged in water early Thanksgiving morning. Shelton Police Department and Shelton Fire Department responded to the Derby-Shelton Bridge on a report of a male in the water around 1 a.m. Officials said when they arrived, they found a 30-year-old male victim from Monroe drowning. Officials said they swam out to the victim and quickly […]

  • Mario Batali steps away from business, TV show amid sexual misconduct allegations

    NEW HAVEN — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping away from his restaurant business and ABC television show amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He has two restaurants in Connecticut. Batali said in a statement to CNNMoney that he is “deeply sorry” for any pain or humiliation he has caused. “I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt,” Batali said. “That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any […]

  • Toddler signals ‘help’ in sign language during photo with Santa

    OWING MILLS, Md. – Every holiday season when Santa comes to town, children and their parents line-up to meet the jolly big man – but one Maryland toddler wasn’t having it according to FOX31 in Denver. Kerry Spencer taught her son the sign for “help” in sign language. And during his photo with Santa – he made the sign. “We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for “help.” You’re welcome,” Spencer wrote. We taught our baby sign […]

  • House destroyed after 2-alarm fire in Seymour

    SEYMOUR — Fire crews responded to a 2-alarm fire at a home on Bungay Road. The fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, they found three residents already had evacuated the building with a heavy fire on the main level of the building. Crews had issues establishing a water source since this part of the town did not have a fire hydrant. Mutual aid was called in from surrounding towns including Beacon Falls, Oxford, Ansonia, Bethany to […]

  • New London Police arrest man connected to fatal stabbing, charged with murder

    NEW LONDON — New London Police say they’ve arrested Patrick McInerney, 43, of New London, in connection with a fatal stabbing.  This marks the second homicide incident in recent days.  Police say on Sunday, around 8:35 p.m., New London Police recieved a call reporting that a man was stabbed in the chest at 39 Tilley Street. When crews arrived, police found an adult man with a stab wound to his upper chest, laying on the steps of the 2nd floor […]

  • SHARE61: First winter storm of the season picture gallery

    The first significant snow storm of the season is here! Snow may be annoying to some but it sure makes some pretty pictures! If you snap a picture and want to share it, you can email us at, tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #SHARE61, or send them through the FOX61 app or you can submit them below! Check out some pictures already in! Just started in Griswold — Greg Hoddy (@mowingtheruff) December 9, 2017 First ❄️ […]

  • Tractor-trailer rolls over on I-84 with live chicken cargo

    SOUTHBURY — State Police say I-84 eastbound has a righthand lane closed near exit 13-14 after a tractor-trailer rolled over. The cargo the truck was carrying was live chickens. Police say that there is a fuel leak, and the fire department is on scene. #CTtraffic: I84 eb x13 Southbury only left shoulder open for minor injury TT rollover w/fuel leak. TT carrying over 5000 live chickens. Crews removing TT, chickens/crates & fuel. DEEP, DOT, FD, animal control & Dept of […]