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  • West Haven man arrested for Clinton double-stabbing

    CLINTON — Police are investigating a double stabbing that happened on River Road in Clinton Sunday night. Police said that on Sunday, just before 8 p.m., they went to 28 River Road for a report of two people stabbed. The stabbing victims were treated and taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were described as serious but not considered life-threatening. Police said Anthony Magaraci, 56, of West Haven had taken off, along with a female companion, in a white […]

  • Paralyzed vet stands during national anthem with exoskeleton suit

    INDIANAPOLIS – When race fans were asked to stand during the singing of the national anthem Sunday, paralyzed veteran Dan Rose was one of them thanks to a wearable robot, according to CBS 4. Rose, an Army veteran, lost his ability to walk in the spring of 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. “The doctor saw the damage to the spinal cord and told me that I wasn’t going to walk again,” said Rose. That was Rose’s story for the next […]

  • Navy SEAL dies in parachuting accident during Fleet Week event in New Jersey

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. —A U.S. Navy SEAL died in a parachuting incident Sunday after his parachute failed to open, causing him to fall into the Hudson River, according to PIX 11. Multiple agencies responded to the incident at a Fleet Week event in Jersey City. The man’s parachute failed to open properly, he fell into the Hudson River and later died at the Jersey City Medical Center. Local police first reported around 1 p.m. that Palisades Interstate Parkway police and New Jersey State police […]

  • Police ID mother of newborn abandoned in Danbury

    DANBURY — The mother has been identified who abandoned her baby whose umbilical cord was still attached in Danbury. Police were looking for her after the discovery of the a newborn baby boy behind a grocery store Sunday night. The baby was wrapped in women’s clothing when he was found. Images of that clothing that were made public helped lead police to the mother early Friday. “The baby boy is still being evaluated at a local hospital,” said Danbury police Thursday night. […]

  • Ed. Secretary DeVos calls out East Hartford schools as ‘a dangerous daycare’

    EAST HARTFORD — Local leaders are speaking out strongly after U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos called East Hartford schools ‘a dangerous daycare’ during congressional testimony this week. DeVos’ statement on East Hartford went like this: I recently met a young man, Michael, whose story spoke to me. He grew up in East Hartford, Connecticut, in a low-income neighborhood. He was an average student throughout elementary and middle school but that changed when he reached the district high school. Michael described a school […]

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    Frustrated TD Bank customers have trouble accessing their accounts

    HARTFORD — Frustrated TD Bank customers are saying they can’t access their accounts Friday morning. They have taken to social media because they say they can’t get through to customer service. A FOX61 viewer said customers aren’t getting their direct deposits, which is alarming because today is payday for lots of people. It is also the end of the month, when many have a mortgage or other loan payment to make. And, of course, it is the start of a […]

  • Employee severely injured after getting hand caught in machine at Schick in Milford

    MILFORD — An employee was seriously injured after her right hand became trapped in a machine at the Schick Manufacturing facility at 10 Leighton Road in Milford. The 911 call came in just before 9:30 a.m. First responders said the employee’s right hand was entangled in manufacturing equipment. Workers were able to turn off machine and begin to take it apart before first-responders arrived. Firefighters worked for almost 20 minutes to free the employee’s hand from the machine. Paramedics applied a tourniquet […]

  • FOX61 Student News to hold awards ceremony

    EAST HARTFORD — The 2017 Student News Awards Ceremony will be held at Goodwin College on Riverside Drive in East Hartford. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 8, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The FOX61 Student News program relaunched in February. FOX61 Student News gives Connecticut middle and high school students the opportunity to create stories by producing original content under the guidance of industry professionals. If you are a teacher or administrator and want to attend, please RSVP by emailing CDeziel@fox61.com Here […]

  • Bridgeport homicide under investigation

    BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Police Department is investigating a deadly late night shooting in Bridgeport. Bridgeport police said the homicide happened at around 9:30 p.m. in the area of Iranistan and Railroad avenues in Bridgeport, near a ballfield at Went Field Park. A man was found shot to death there. Police said a passer-by found the man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim’s name has not been released and there has been no word on arrests at this time. […]

  • Woman pleads guilty for crash that killed Bethany teen but avoids jail

    NEW HAVEN — There will be no prison time for a woman who pled guilty to her role ins a crash that killed a Bethany teen. Barbara Ann Ross, 60, of Cheshire instead received a suspended six-month prison sentence with 18 months probation, and will have to pay a $500 fine The crash killed Bobby Weidig Jr., 18 on Christmas night in 2015 as he was walking on the side of Route 69 to a music festival. Ross, a former doctor, had been free […]