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  • Police ask for public’s help identifying man following armed robberies in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Police are working to identify a man in connection to several robberies over the weekend. Officers received calls of armed robberies at three different local businesses while responding to the area of Dixwell Avenue between Bassett and Willis Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, October 4. The businesses are located at 284 Dixwell Avenue, 671 Dixwell Avenue and 13 Shelton Avenue. According to authorities, a masked male entered the businesses and robbed them of cash at gunpoint. […]

  • CT State Police identify pedestrian killed after being struck by car in Berlin

    BERLIN —  Connecticut State Police have identified a pedestrian killed after being struck by a car Wednesday morning. State police identified the woman as Marie Ahern, 54, of Middletown. Police responded to reports of a car vs. pedestrian accident on Route 9 Southbound at approximately 10:38 a.m. Wednesday. The accident shut down Route 9 between Exits 23 and 22. The Connecticut State Police accident reconstruction team is actively investigating this accident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Troop H […]

  • Hartford police investigating inappropriate social media posts allegedly made by officers

    HARTFORD — Police announced Thursday an investigation is underway after learning that officers have posted inappropriate content to personal social media accounts. “Of particular concern are derogatory comments regarding the City of Hartford, residents and visitors,” Interim Chief of Police, Jason Thody said in a memorandum to the department. Officials say the alleged posts do not reflect the efforts of the Department and any officer that violates their code of conduct will be met with disciplinary consequences. FOX61 has exclusively […]

  • Police ask for public’s helps identifying New Haven burglary suspect

    NEW HAVEN — Police say they are looking for an individual in connection with several recent burglaries in the Beaver Hills Section of New Haven. According to officials, the most recent incident occurred in the area of Whittlsey Avenue. The suspect in question can be seen below in photos police obtained from surveillance cameras. Further specific details regarding the incidents have not yet been released. The investigating is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven […]

  • Man arrested in East Haven after exposing himself to woman on CT transit bus

    EAST HAVEN — Police responded to reports of a suspicious male following a female to the gas station on Coe Avenue after getting off the bus Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers located the female complainant who stated that she had gotten on a CT Transit bus in New Haven and was sitting in a row alone, until a man got out of the seat in front of her and sat directly next to her. She added that the man, later identified […]

  • Gallery: FOX61 viewers share photos from tours of vintage B-17 aircraft

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Several Connecticut residents have memories of the vintage B-17 that crashed at Bradley Airport Wednesday from before the deadly event. Check out the gallery below to see some original photos from rides and tours on the World War II bomber. If you have any memories you want to share, send them to us in an email to share61@fox61.com or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

  • Man arrested in New Haven after trying to get into gas station with chainsaw

    NEW HAVEN — Police responded to reports of an attempted burglary at the Shell Gas Station on Willow Street early Wednesday morning. According to officials, 32-year-old Colin Gaughran, of Wallingford was identified as the man who tried to open the locked gas station door with a chainsaw at approximately 12:15 a.m. Gaughran fled the scene and was arrested in Wallingford later after officers found evidence at the Shell. Police say Gaughran was charged with 1st degree Criminal Attempt to Commit […]

  • Former state troopers sentenced to prison in Wethersfield assault

    WETHERSFIELD — Former state troopers were on the wrong side of justice Wednesday, as they faced a New Britain judge. State officials say 33-year-old Rupert Laird, of Manchester and 31-year-old Xavier Cruz, of Wethersfield were sentenced in connection with their involvement in a serious assault in Wethersfield in February of 2017. Laird was sentenced to 8 years to serve after being  convicted of 2nd degree Kidnapping, 2nd degree Assault and Cruelty to Persons. Cruz was sentenced to 10 years. He […]

  • Pedestrian seriously injured in New London crash, driver arrested

    NEW LONDON — One person was seriously injured after being hit by a car Tuesday night. The driver of the car was arrested for DUI. Police said the accident occurred at 421 Bayonet St. near the entrance/exit of the New London Mall around 10:15 p.m. The pedestrian was initially pinned underneath the offending vehicle. The pedestrian was hospitalized and listed in critical condition at last update. The operator, Michael Meare, 37, of New London,  was arrested for DUI. An investigation […]

  • Whole Foods recalls Dorset cheese due to possible health risk

    Whole Foods Market stores in select Northeast and North Atlantic locations have issued a recall on Dorset cheese because of a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. This comes after Consider Bardwell Farm issued a recall alert for three of its products, including Dorset. According to officials, Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Short-term symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, […]

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