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  • Driver killed after tree falls on school bus in Avon

    AVON — Country Club Road in Avon was closed for most of the day Wednesday after a tree fell onto a school bus killing the driver. The intense winds caused the tree to topple, landing on the bus, and causing the crash, said police at the scene. No students were involved in the incident. The driver, Steve Roussel, 52, had been employed by Specialty Transportation of Avon for over a year and was heading to the bus yard after leaving an elementary school. […]

  • 14-year-old injured in stolen car crash following police chase in East Haven

    EAST HAVEN — A teenager was injured after crashing in a stolen car in East Haven Wednesday morning. Police said the driverwas a 14-year-old boy. An officer responded to a report of a stolen car on Thompson Avenue around 3:23 a.m. While on the way to the call, the officer saw a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle with its lights off at a stop light. The officer pulled up beside the car and motioned the driver to roll down his window. […]

  • Watch LIVE: April the Giraffe plays with new toys before birth

    HARPURSVILLE, New York —  April seemed to be a bit more agitated late Tuesday and had some serious back end swell. She also enjoyed their newest enrichment toys!     Animal Adventure Park began livestreaming on YouTube on February 23  as April prepared to give birth, drawing worldwide attention. This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for the father, Oliver. Giraffes are pregnant for 15 months, according to Animal Adventure Park. The calf will weigh around 150 pounds and be approximately […]

  • Sorority closed, fraternity expelled following death of UConn student

    STORRS — After the death of a UConn student at an off-campus party in October 2015, a sorority has been shut down and a fraternity has been permanently ousted. UConn notified the Kappa Sigma fraternity on Tuesday that it has been permanently expelled, with no chance to reorganize on campus. UConn has also imposed sanctions on the chapter, including removing its recognition at the university. This comes just one day after the national organization that oversees a UConn sorority chapter said the local chapter […]

  • Conn. school superintendents express ‘alarm’ to President Trump over deporting students

    HARTFORD — The Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of School Superintendents wrote a letter to President Trump about his concern for Connecticut’s school children in light of stepped up immigration enforcement. The letter reads: Members of boards of education, superintendents of schools and their central office staffs, school building administrators, especially teachers and most especially children in CT’s public schools are alarmed throughout the state by the specter of federal agents and/or state and local officials who assist them coming […]

  • FBI Director James Comey: ‘I hate the New England Patriots’

    FBI Director James Comey hates the New England Patriots, he confirmed Monday to illustrating a point about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. During a lengthy House intelligence committee hearing in Washington, Comey used football as a metaphor to explain Russia’s approach to the two major party nominees in the 2016 U.S. election. “I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play I’d like them to lose,” Comey said. He explained that’s how Russia viewed Hillary […]

  • Grove Street in Manchester closed for ‘shots-fired’ investigation

    MANCHESTER — Police were investigating a shooting on Grove Street in Manchester Tuesday morning. Grove Street was closed at Main Street for the investigation. Manchester Police Captain Chris Davis confirmed it is a shots-fired investigation. He said nobody was hit in the shooting that police believe took place at around 3:30 a.m. Davis said they have no suspect information at this time. Davis said police would release more information on their investigation into the shooting later in the day. Stay with FOX61 as […]

  • Watch LIVE: April the Giraffe happy, healthy – but still not in labor

    HARPURSVILLE, New York — A vet for the world’s most famous pregnant giraffe says “there simply isn’t enough consistent data to say tomorrow she’ll go into labor.” That was included in the Monday evening update on April posted on the Animal Adventure Park’s Facebook page. The vet said labor can be predicted for animals like dogs, cats, horses, cows, and goats — but not giraffes. April was described as “still happy, still healthy, still not in labor.” “So today not […]

  • Judge hears arguments on release of video showing UConn student’s death

    HARTFORD  — A Hartford Superior Court  judge heard arguments Monday about whether to prohibit the public release of a surveillance video that shows a University of Connecticut student getting run over and killed by a campus fire department vehicle. The Hartford Courant and other news organizations have requested the release of the video, which shows the October accident that killed 19-year-old sophomore Jeffny Pally, of West Hartford. Pally’s parents are asking a judge to bar release of the recording, saying it would cause […]

  • Norwalk police looking for woman accused of stealing patient info while working as receptionist

    NORWALK — Norwalk Police are on the lookout for a doctor’s office receptionist wanted on identity theft, credit card fraud and forgery charges. Police said there are four arrest warrants for Rashel Williams, 35, or larceny, identity theft, credit card fraud and forgery. They said Williams recently worked at a local doctor’s office as a receptionist and, during that time, she stole the credit card numbers and check information of patients. Anyone with any information is urged to call police […]