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  • Hartford Police Department disciplines 5 officers for violating arrest standards

    HARTFORD  — The Hartford Police Department is disciplining five of their own for violating department standards during a violent arrest following a stolen car chase last summer. An investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs division found that seven officers in all were at fault. One of them, Sean Spell, retired in August and is facing assault charges as a result of this incident. A 68-page summary of the probe released early Tuesday states that Spell would have faced discipline for kicking a […]

  • Glastonbury man, 1 of 3 accused of running sex ring, due in court

    DANBURY — One of three men who authorities said exploited young men with mental health issues for human trafficking purposes is due in court Wednesday. Police said Bruce Bemer, 63, of Glastonbury, ran a human trafficking ring out of Danbury that reached other cities, as well. Police said the ring exploited young men with mental health issues by delivering them to “wealthy clients” throughout the state for the purpose of having sex for money. Police said the case has been […]

  • Pedestrian who was struck and killed on I-95 in Greenwich had no ID

    GREENWICH: Connecticut State Police said a pedestrian was killed on Interstate 95 south by exit 5 in Greenwich Tuesday morning. Connecticut State Police said the man was not carrying any identification. Police are still investigating and any information should call 203-696-2500. They said the left lane of the highway was closed but has since reopened.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season

    CONCORD, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from the NASCAR Cup Series following the 2017 season, he shared with Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt has raced for 18 seasons and driven in more than 600 races with members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team. The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. He will be joined by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, for whom Earnhardt has driven since 2008. Earnhardt, who will […]

  • Victim identified in fatal crash in Hartford Tuesday morning

    HARTFORD — There was a fatal crash in Hartford Tuesday morning. The Wilbur Cross Parkway, or Route 5/15, at the Charter Oak Bridge was closed at Exit 86, near the Hartford-Wethersfield line early Tuesday but has since reopened. Police said a 2017 Buick LaCrosse was heading north in the right lane when it drove into the right shoulder, hit a guardrail and rode it for a short distance before hitting the left guardrail, going airborne then hitting a tree, landing on its roof in […]

  • Police investigate weekend hit-and-run on Park St. in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating a hit-and-run collision that happened on Park Street in Hartford Saturday night. They said the crash happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Park and Cedar streets. The unidentified victim was rushed to a nearby hospital but is expected to survive his injuries. Police say he suffered serious head trauma and broken bones. “All of a sudden I see a guy lying on the ground look like he got hit,” said Ratana Ross, who was […]

  • ‘Dancing in the Dark’ fundraiser features FOX61’s Amanda Raus

    HARTFORD — On Saturday, April 29, CRIS Radio is holding their annual “Dancing in the Dark” fundraiser. Local personalities try their hand, or feet, at ballroom dancing! FOX61’s Dan Amarante has participated in year’s past. Meteorologist Joe Furey is going to be one of the judges. This year, Amanda Raus is participating! Monday morning her dance partner and instructor Tom Varian from Arthur Murray Westfarms stopped by FOX61’s Good Day Connecticut to talk about the fundraiser and competition. Click here […]

  • Police make arrest for Ledyard High School ‘hit list’ threats on Instagram

    LEDYARD — Police said they solved a “hit list” case involving a Ledyard High School student who posted it on Instagram. Ledyard police said they solved what they called the Ledyard High School “Instagram Threat” case Late Saturday evening. They said a juvenile was identified and charged with second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening. Thye said a court date has been issued for Juvenile Court in Waterford, but they didn’t release any other details. Ledyard police and school officials had […]

  • Missing New Hartford man found, Silver Alert canceled

    NEW HARTFORD — A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing New Hartford man after police said he was found. Connecticut State Police said Armand Gorneault, 85, was missing since Sunday but the alert was canceled late Monday morning. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed to be in danger.  

  • Resident and dogs rescued from Westport fire

    WESTPORT —  Westport police rescued a resident of a house that caught fire, as well as their dogs, Monday. Just after 6 a.m. on Monday first-responders went to at 189 Cross Highway in Westport after they got a call that came from a trapped occupant, according to the Westport Fire Department. The Westport Fire Department said that 11 firefighters and four officers on duty, along with Westport Police and EMS responded. Fire officials said the resident was rescued from a first-floor window as […]