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  • Car crashes into pole, plunges into pond on East Windsor-Ellington town line

    EAST WINDSOR — A car crashed into a utility pole and landed in a pond on Frog Hollow Road near the East Windsor–Ellington town line Friday morning. Dispatchers confirmed serious injuries in the accident and said LifeStar was called to the scene. The car was recovered from the water and towed from the scene at around 7 a.m. Frog Hollow Road was closed but reopened at around 7:30 a.m. The scene remains active. Stay with Fox 61 for updates on this […]

  • 2 injured after explosion at Clinton trailer park; cause of explosion not due to propane

    CLINTON – A married couple with severe burns had to be pulled from the burning wreckage of a mobile home after an explosion at a trailer park in Clinton. The call came in around 12:30 a.m. this morning at unit #11 at the Evergreen Springs trailer park. Pieces of the mobile home were scattered all over the area. Two people were pulled from the burning wreckage and taken to Bridgeport Hospital by Lifestar. The victims, identified as 64-year-old Leon Hinkley and 61-year-old […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, John Kerry speak out at Yale on climate change

    NEW HAVEN —  Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was part of a panel highlighting climate change at Yale University. The two-day conference started on Monday, and was led by former Secretary of State John Kerry. The conference will feature five sessions over the next two days that will include key business, political and diplomatic leaders focusing on critical topics including the future of energy. The Kerry Initiative, which was launched in 2017, is an interdisciplinary program the tackles global challenges through teaching, research […]

  • Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Hartford building

    HARTFORD – Fire officials said they were battling a two-alarm fire at a vacant building on Gillett Street in Hartford. Firefighters responded to 9 Gillett Street at 4:23 a.m. Friday morning after reports of flames shooting out the top floor of the building. Officials said no injuries have been reported. The MCD was notified and are investigating. Stay with FOX61 as this story develops.

  • Two-headed rattlesnake found by Arkansas electrical worker

    JONESBORO, Ark. – A rare, two-headed rattlesnake surprised a man in Arkansas Wednesday, according to KFSM. Rodney Kelso, an operations director at Woodruff Electric, was working  on a home about three miles north of Forrest City when he stumbled across the venomous reptile, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The snake is about 11 inches long and was found with two other snakes that looked normal. Kelso managed to get the rattlesnake into a box, which was taken to Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge […]

  • Star Wars fans excited for new toys and collectibles on ‘Force Friday’

    WEST HARTFORD – Star Wars fans in Connecticut and nationwide lined up outside Toys “R” Us stores at midnight Friday to get their hands on products inspired by the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” It’s known as “Force Friday,” where shoppers can get a first look at the new toys, collectibles, and other merchandise. In West Hartford, excited fans were also treated to special giveaways. One Star Wars fan told Fox 61 he and his friends are looking […]

  • Mom and her 2 kids found after being lost in Naugatuck State Forest overnight

    OXFORD –State Police said a missing mother and her children have been found Wednesday morning after spending the night in the forest during a storm. Police said they made their way out of the forest and are now safe at home, after flagging down a passerby. State troopers and EMS are checking on them. Police, fire officials and K9s were searching for them in the Naugatuck State Forest overnight after the woman’s husband reported they had gone for a walk with […]

  • Waterbury man arrested after trying to flee domestic violence scene, strikes officer

    WATERBURY – Waterbury Police have arrested a man who struck an officer while fleeing a scene. Police say they were investigating a domestic violence incident in the area of 100 Mark Lane. As officers approached, a black Nissan Altima driven by a Jequan Love, began to leave the area, driving recklessly. As Love drove, the officers ordered him to stop. Love struck one officer in the lower body sending the officer to the ground. Love continued to flee the scene […]

  • Intruder shot by homeowner in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Police in New Haven are investigating after they said an intruder was shot by a homeowner at 199 Pine Street. Police said the suspect, Jorge Ortiz, 26, address unknown, is alive, and they said he was shot in the shoulder. He was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital. Police said a registered handgun was used in the shooting and they said the suspect broke in by “forced entry” just after 3:30 a.m. That is when, the homeowner told police, […]

  • Enfield armed guards debate ignites again as town leaders discuss renewal

    ENFIELD — Town council members and board of education officials sat down at the same table Wednesday night to discuss continuing the town’s controversial program of putting an armed guard in each of the town’s 15 schools. “Some of us are advocating for it, some are on the fence, but the key thing is that we’re talking about how to make it even better if we’re going to keep it,” said Councilman Greg Stokes.  Stokes said he was in favor […]