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  • Searching for person missing from sandbar in Milford has been suspended due to nightfall

    MILFORD —  Officials said the search for a person missing from sandbar in Milford has been suspended due to nightfall. Officials said “in the early morning we will conduct a shore search and then have a meeting to discuss our next course of action.” Two men in their mid 20s were swept away, one was wearing a life jacket and was rescued by a private vessel and evaluated by paramedics. The second man was wearing a backpack and had slipped […]

  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret closed this weekend

    POMFRET — One of  Connecticut’s state park beaches is closed for swimming this weekend Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret was closed to swimming on Friday, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. DEEP tests samples weekly that are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab for the presence of certain indicator bacteria.

  • Police on the lookout for trio who stole guns from Gales Ferry

    LEDYARD — Police are investigating a home invasion and robbery that took place in Gales Ferry on Thursday night. Police said the incident happened at around 10:45 p.m. at a home on Smith Pond Way in Gales Ferry. Police said  two black men entered the house armed with at least one gun, and forced the victim to the floor, holding him at gunpoint. One man went into a bedroom and took 15 handguns, electronic devices, and the victim’s phone. The […]

  • Plane that lost contact with Waterbury-Oxford Airport found at Plainville airport

    OXFORD — A control tower lost contact with a plane head to the Waterbury–Oxford Airport, but the plane was found at another airport. The plane was performing “touch and go” operations Friday morning and ended up at Robertson Field Airport in Plainville at around 8:30 a.m. Dispatchers confirmed  to FOX61 that they have lost contact with a plane about a half mile out on approach into Waterbury-Oxford Airport runway 36 at around 8:15 a.m. Connecticut State Police said the plane was a […]

  • FOX 61 looking for a 3-peat as charity softball champs against other local TV stations

    WETHERSFIELD – The FOX61 team is looking to come out on top again for the third year in a row in the annual charity softball tournament against other local TV stations The team won last year 13-3 against WTNH in the championship game, taking their second championship. Fans turned out to cheer on the FOX 61 softball team as we took on WTNH and WVIT in the charity softball tournament. Proceeds from the event go to the winning team’s favorite charity. The […]

  • Pet of the Week – Dolly

    HARTFORD — Dolly is a 13- 15-year-old  female Jack Russell Terrier mix. Dolly showed up wandering, and was impounded and never claimed. Someone had to have cared for her in her lifetime for her to live to this age! But, it is a mystery how this loving sweet dog could somehow be separated from her owner and end up in a local pound. She has bad teeth, arthritic hips, and cataracts. She is too aged to undergo any corrective surgical procedures, so the docs […]

  • State police cruiser hit in I-84 construction zone in East Hartford

    EAST HARTFORD — A state police cruiser was hit in East Hartford Wednesday night just at around 9:30. A state police cruiser was working on a construction detail on Interstate 84, just before exit 58 in Hartford. Trooper Trent Kalkus, 44, of Middletown, said he saw a 2011 Honda Accord cut into the marked construction zone.  Kalkus pulled in front of the Accord to try to  get the driver’s attention and protect construction workers ahead. Police said the driver tried to […]

  • Prospect man killed in late night crash on Route 8 in Waterbury

    WATERBURY — A Prospect man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Route 8 south in Waterbury late Wednesday night. Police said Christopher Jeannin, 27, was driving a Yamaha motorcycle and was thrown from his bike when he struck a Honda Civic near exit 34 just before 11:30 p.m. Jeannin was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The other driver, a 23-year-old New Jersey woman, was taken to Waterbury Hospital to be evaluated. There is […]

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    Restaurant workers arrested after allegedly throwing newborn in trash

    Authorities responded to an emergency call from the restaurant reporting that a newborn was in cardiac arrest, according to FOX News. Officers said they answered a call at La Parrilla for a newborn in cardiac arrest. Police said the mother gave birth to the baby in the bathroom, according to Fox Carolina. The newborn was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hospital officials said they could not determine the cause of the child’s death but said dirt […]

  • ‘Send a Kid to Camp Community Day’ is being held today

    FARMINGTON — Camp Courant is working to raise awareness for their six-week summer program for Hartford’s kids by holding “Send a Kid to Camp Community Day”. The totally free summer camp celebrated its 123rd year offering a fun and safe space for Hartford area kids. This year campers are enjoying the nearly new pool and a brand new playground which was christened as the kids arrived on site. This year the camp, which is largely funded by both private and corporate donations, expects […]