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  • People in Oxford waiting for power, offering gratitude

    OXFORD – Thousands of people across Connecticut remain without power days after four tornadoes touched down in the state, including many in Oxford. “It was like a freight train. It was incredible,” said Oxford resident Pual Aiksnoras. “It was just like looking at the Wizard of Oz, said Michael Cyr, who also lives in Oxford. “The wind was whipping so much.” Oxford is one of the hardest hit areas after Tuesday’s storms pummeled parts of the state. Despite not having […]

  • Safety remains a concern as Xfinity Theater holds first concert of the season

    HARTFORD —  The first concert of the season drew thousands of teens and young adults to Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre Friday. With it came am abundance of first responders on standby. A Chance the Rapper concert at the venue last July attracted headlines for more than the music. “And last year we came to one concert,” said Rhode Island native Val Rose. “The Chance the Rapper. I think it was the same summer jam etc. I love his. I have his […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Manchester mother turns to Facebook for free breast milk to feed ailing son

    MANCHESTER —  Breast milk is becoming a hot commodity as more families become aware of its health benefits. At the same time, human milk banks continue to pop up across the country. However, it can be expensive to buy human milk from milk banks, so an increasing number of mothers are turning to the internet to get it for free. Jenna Trinks and Stephanie Colon are not your typical “mom friends.” The two women met on Facebook. “She told me […]

  • Timing of notification about students who brought knives to school divides New Britain parents

    NEW BRITAIN —  New controversy surrounding New Britain school officials handling of a potential threat involving students and weapons is dividing parents in the city. The New Britain School District has launched an internal investigation into an incident every parent dreads. In a letter sent to parents,  Principal Alejandro Ortiz said two fourth grade students at the Diloreto Elementary and Middle School were suspended after bringing weapons to school. “You’re sending your son to school,” said New Britain resident Gloria […]

  • FDA cracks down on sale of popular e-cigarette to minors

    VERNON —  The FDA is cracking down on tobacco retailers who sell e-cigarette to minors. The agency is zeroing in on a brand of e-cigarettes called Juul, which are in high demand among many teens. Merchants are prohibited from selling tobacco products to anyone 18 years or younger in Connecticut. Despite the law, e-cigarettes are part of the teen vaping craze that is so popular it has grown 900 percent among minors, according to a 2016 Surgeon General study. “I […]

  • Experts warn withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal brings higher gas prices

    HARTFORD —  You may have noticed some changes at the pump that are leading to less change in your wallet. “I put $30 in my car and the meter like barely moved,” said Tanna Howard of Suffield. “Now the price is like everywhere is up now,” said Hartford resident Renee Beaufort. Gas prices have been on the rise for weeks and they’re expected to hit an average of $3 a gallon by Friday. That’s forcing drivers like Howard to cut […]

  • WATCH: Video shows aftermath of violent car accident in Hartford 

    HARTFORD —  FOX61 News obtained exclusive video of a crash in Hartford Tuesday night in which a man and woman were ejected out of a car during the accident. Firefighters attempted to lift a vehicle off of a man trapped underneath after it crashed near Main and Belden Streets around 9 p.m. When first responders arrived, the man’s head and part of his torso was protruding out from under the car. “The car had him over here and he went […]

  • Sandy Hook survivors, students protest NRA while calling for gun reform

    NEWTOWN — “They were saying no,” said Newtown High School student Jordan Gomes. “Like, no, no, don’t…because they were, they were getting shot, they were dying, and we can hear it.” Gomes vividly remembers being in the school gym when Adam Lanza opened fire on Sandy Hook Elementary School. “It was just silent tears,” Gomes said. “Like everybody’s faces were just wet. Twenty-six people, including many of Gomes’ schoolmates, were killed that day. Five years later, Gomes is among the […]

  • Witness calls for improvements after two pedestrians struck in Windsor Locks

    WINDSOR LOCKS —  Patty Gamache was driving with two of her children on Route 75 in Windsor Locks Wednesay night when they noticed 30-year-old Jessica Gelebert on the ground surrounded by people. “She couldn’t get up,” Gamache said. “It looks like her leg was broken. She was in shock.” Gelebert had just left Friendly’s restaurant on Route 75 and was crossing the road around 10 p.m., when she was struck by 64-year-old Michael Mangeri of Windsor Locks according to Windsor […]

  • Report: Many home-schooled kids in families accused of abuse

    HARTFORD  — Connecticut’s child advocate reported Thursday that many children withdrawn from state public schools to be home-schooled are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them. Child Advocate Sarah Eagan presented her office’s findings to state lawmakers as part of an investigation into last year’s dehydration and malnutrition death of Matthew Tirado. The 17-year-old disabled Hartford boy suffered prolonged abuse and neglect, hadn’t been in school for […]