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    Actor Bill Paxton, known for ‘Twister,’ ‘Apollo 13,’ dies at 61

    HOLLYWOOD — TMZ is reporting that Bill Paxton died suddenly on Saturday. They were told the actor died due to complications from surgery. He was 61 years old. The actor was well known for several roles including “Twister”, “Titanic”, “Aliens”, and “Apollo 13”. Paxton also won an Emmy for “Hatfields and McCoys”. He was on a CBS show called “Training Day” at the time of his death. The family said to TMZ that “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt […]

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    Spring like today, with evening showers; sunshine, much cooler Sunday

    Yesterday felt more like May! We hit 72 at Bradley, coming within 1 degree of the record high of 73 set back in 1985. However, Bridgeport’s high of 65 smashed last years record high of 60, more reminiscent of Mid May weather than late February. Expect one more mild springlike today with highs reaching in the 60s, even near 70 if a little sunshine peaks through the sky, before a strong cold front delivers a band heavy showers and the […]

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    Woman dies following Friday fire in Wallingford elderly apartment complex

    WALLINGFORD — One person is dead following a fire in an elderly housing complex on East Center Street in Wallingford Friday afternoon. On Friday, officials said one woman, identified as 57-year-old Carol Augustine, was hospitalized, but Saturday the Wallingford Fire Dept. confirmed that she later died at the hospital. The cause of her death is still being investigating. The fire broke out in her second floor unit of the Silver Pond Apartments. The fire was contained to one apartment but there is […]

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    Hartford man killed in overnight crash, police investigating

    HARTFORD — Hartford Police are investigating after a two car crash that left one person dead. Police say around 2:30 a.m., a man driving a black Audi was heading northbound on Main Street at a high rate of speed. He blew an intersection and t-boned another car travelling westbound off of Pavillion Street. The suspect hit the car on the driver’s side causing a fairly severe impact. The suspect’s airbags deployed. The driver of the other car, 52-year-old Juan Ortiz […]

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    Woman dies in Norwalk house fire, hoarding conditions under investigation

    NORWALK — A 67-year-old Norwalk woman has died in a house fire Sunday morning. Officials said every room of her house was filled with junk. Firefighters said that the fire started around 7 a.m. Sunday at 25 Bettswood Road in Norwalk. Officials said  they had great difficulty entering the home due to extreme hoarding conditions. On average the firefighters were waist deep in garbage.  In some rooms the trash went almost all the way up to the ceiling. They had to climb on […]

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    8th Annual Celebrity Half-Time Basketball Game held for awareness against domestic abuse

    NEW BRITAIN — State officials, Connecticut business leaders, and some of our very own from Fox 61 faced off in a basketball game Saturday at Central Connecticut State University to support a non-profit and spread awareness in the cause against domestic violence. The Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence Celebrity Half-Time basketball game took place during halftime of CCSU’s game against Robert Morris University. The game was attended by Fox 61’s Joe Furey, Rich Coppola, and Jimmy Altman. […]

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    Rep. John Larson holds public forum in Berlin on Healthcare

    BERLIN — Representative John Larson hosted a public forum with healthcare professional at the Berlin Senior Center on Saturday. The aim was to talk about healthcare and the Affordable Care Act. “As we stand poised to defend the Affordable Care Act from roll-backs and cuts by the Republican Congress, it is important to hear from my constituents,” said Larson. “House Democrats are hosting healthcare related events across the country this weekend in order to make sure all voices are brought […]

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    Hamden man arrested after striking State Police cruiser on I-95

    GUILFORD — Connecticut State Police are one again reminding people to “slow down and/or move over” when approaching emergency vehicles on the highway after a man struck a cruiser on I-95 in Guilford. Around 9:18 p.m. Saturday, State Troopers from Troop F were assisting with a disabled tour bus that had broken down in the median of I-95 in Guilford. The trooper shut down the left lane of traffic, and moved their cruisers in the left lane with their emergency lights […]

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    Lisbon man arrested after sexually assaulting an 11 year-old

    STAFFORD — State Police have arrested a Lisbon man after they say he sexually assaulted an 11 year-old. On February 10th, a Troop C detective was dispatched to the Joshua Center in Enfield after an 11 year-old disclosed to her therapist that she had been having a sexual relationship with her mother’s boyfriend, Timothy Miceli, 27, of Lisbon. The relationship is said to have started around August of 2016. After the victim told the therapist of the relationship, the victim […]

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    Danielson man arrested for fatal accident in Rhode Island

    FOSTER, R.I. — A Danielson man was arraigned Friday morning by his hospital bed after he was charged in connection with fatal 3-car crash. The accident happened on January 29th on Route 101 (Hartford Pike). Police say James E. Beattie, 39, of Danielson was heading westbound when he allegedly crossed into the eastbound lane and struck another car head-on, causing the car to spin and strike a third car. Beattie and a passenger in his car, a 38 year-old Warwick, Rhode […]