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  • Annual event being held in Rocky Hill helps connect vets with services

    ROCKY HILL –Employees from the Labor Department’s Office for Veterans ’ Workforce Development will offer employment services to the state’s veterans during Stand Down 2017 being held Friday morning. Organized by the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, the event is being held on the DVA campus, at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill. More than 30 agencies and social service organizations will take part in Stand Down 2017, which will offer access to services that include medical and dental screenings, […]

  • How do hurricanes get their names?

    Hurricanes have unfortunately been in the news a lot lately with some Caribbean islands and states like Texas and Florida suffering severe damaged, but why do we name hurricanes and how do they get those names? In short, we name hurricanes for simplicity’s sake, according to our FOX61 sister station, WPIX. It’s much easier for scientists and ship crews to refer to storms by a first name rather than their latitude and longitude. “Especially in the age of social media […]

  • Accused prostitute from New York arrested at Wilton spa

    WILTON — The Wilton Police Department, along with the Norwalk Police Department, said that they arrested a woman for prostitution at a spa located in their town. Police said that they got complaints about sex acts being conducted for pay at the “In Spa” at 7 Danbury Road, specifically on the second floor of the building at that address. Police said that search warrants were executed on Wednesday at the business address and a connected vehicle.  He Lang, 43, of […]

  • Designer creates ‘dad bag,’ a fanny pack that looks like a potbelly

    LONDON — A designer in London created a ‘dad bag’ that looks like a potbelly. The designer said he’s desperate to have a “dad bod,” but he’s concerned about the health risks. The fanny pack isn’t on sale yet, but the internet is sold! The artist who created it said he’s looking for someone to help him launch it into production. CLICK HERE to learn more.

  • SHARE61: Today is Connecticut Day at the Big E!

    It’s all about Connecticut at the Eastern States Exposition Wednesday! The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts has designated the day as Connecticut Day. Send us your pictures from Big E  – you may see them on the FOX61 News at 4! Submit them below! You can also share yours by emailing us at, tag us on Facebook, Twitteror Instagram, send them through the FOX61 app.

  • ‘Wrong on so many levels’: Woman’s post about Hobby Lobby cotton decor goes viral

    KILLEEN, Texas — A woman stated concerns on Facebook about a raw cotton display at a Hobby Lobby — and the post has gone viral. Daniell Rider made the post Thursday on Hobby Lobby’s Facebook page. It shows a photo of vases containing cotton stalks, and she states: The post has since been shared almost 20,000 times. One Facebook user said: “What do you suggest I use to clean my ears? Or take off nail polish? You are testing the […]

  • Report: Killer NY bus driver was DUI bus driver in 2015 New Haven chain-reaction crash

    NEW YORK — The charter bus driver who crashed in Queens on Monday — killing three people, including himself — should never have been allowed back behind the wheel after drunkenly causing a chain-reaction collision in 2015, a woman hurt in that incident told The New York Post. “I’m just shocked he was even allowed to drive a charter bus after that,” said Alexandra Wynne, 24, of East Haven. “That’s crazy. This tragedy could have all been prevented if this […]

  • New Britain triple-shooting suspect captured after months-long manhunt

    NEW BRITAIN — After a months-long manhunt, New Britain fugitive Jermaine Scott has been captured. Police said that on Monday morning at approximately 6:30 a.m., Jermaine Tywane Scott, 37, of 134 Newington Avenue in New Britain was arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force at an address on Dove Lane in Middletown. The Marshals were assisted by the Middletown Police Department. Scott was taken back to New Britain where he was charged by warrant with three […]

  • 3 die as buses collide at New York City intersection

    FLUSHING, Queens — Officials say a collision between a city bus and a tour bus at a Queens intersection have left three people dead and seven others severely injured. Police said a person on a sidewalk, the tour bus, and a passenger, all died from in the collision. The Fire Department of New York says 16 other people have also received medical treatment following the collision at about 6:15 a.m. Monday at an intersection in the Flushing neighborhood. One of the […]

  • Fugitive murder suspect taken back to Connecticut from Missouri

    NORTH STONINGTON — Connecticut State Police said they have arrested the man wanted for the murder of a man in North Stonington in April. James Armstrong, 30, of New London, was charged Friday with murder in the April 12 shooting of Ralph Sebastian Sidberry, 31, at the victim’s home on Lantern Hill Road in North Stonington, according to police. State police said that Armstrong was  extradited back to Connecticut from Missouri, where police learned he may have been at the Army National Guard’s […]