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  • Police: Man tried to drag 12-year old into car in New London

    NEW LONDON – Police are looking for man driving a silver Honda who reportedly attempted to abduct a 12-year-old boy. In a release, police said a 12-year-old said he had just entered Fulton Park near the intersection of Crystal Avenue and State Pier Road around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. He told police that as he walked down the stairs to the park, a black male wearing a ski mask grabbed him by his wrists and tried to drag him towards a […]

  • Norwalk aquarium asks boaters to help prevent turtle deaths

    NORWALK — A Connecticut aquarium is asking boaters to help avoid more turtle deaths. The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is asking boaters on Long Island Sound to slow down after the deaths of two sea turtles in the last month. The aquarium says a juvenile sea turtle, believed to be a loggerhead turtle, was found near Norwalk’s Sheffield Island on Thursday, with ‘three obvious propeller gouges’ in its shell. A loggerhead sea turtle was found in Stratford in July, dead […]

  • Rally planned for Guilford dog on ‘death row’

    GUILFORD — Supporters of a dog that has been under a euthanasia order for a year are planning a rally to call on Guilford officials  to return the pet to its family. The gathering for Simon the mixed breed is set for Sunday at Guilford Town Hall. Organizers are expecting hundreds of people. FOX61’s Matt Caron first told you about the plight of Simon the dog, and the controversy over it, in June. The 8-year-old canine has been locked up […]

  • Massachusetts man finds boa constrictor under hood of car

    STOUGHTON, Mass. – What should have been a normal check under the hood almost gave Joe Reed a heart attack Saturday morning, when he discovered a boa constrictor sitting on his engine. “I actually think it was sleeping, cause it didn’t move when I first opened the hood,” he said. “Pretty much scared me to death.” But Joe did not die of fear, and so he called the local Stoughton, Massachusetts police. “We got a call for a snake under […]

  • Study: Work emails at home can impact your health

    BLACKSBURG, Va. – A new study from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) says the expectation to monitor work email during non-work hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of employees. And not just employees – it appears to be bad for family members’ health as well. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor, co-authored the study entitled “Killing me softly: electronic communications monitoring and employee and significant-other well-being” that argues such expectations result in anxiety, which […]

  • Newly released footage shows Connecticut Medal of Honor recipient’s final moments

    WASHINGTON — Drone footage released by the U.S. Air Force this week shows the final moments of Technical Sergeant John Chapman, an Air Force combat controller from Windsor Locks.  On August 22nd, President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to Chapman’s family for his actions in Afghanistan in 2002. The Medal of Honor is awarded to those who risk their lives and go above and beyond the call of duty. It is the country’s highest military honor. The Windsor […]

  • New Haven Puerto Rico Festival cancels events on Green; indoor concert instead

    NEW HAVEN – Rainy weather has canceled outdoor events for the 3rd Annual Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven – but there will still be a celebration today. Puerto Ricans United, the festival’s organizers, will instead hold a concert at 6 p.m. today at the Bregamos Community Theater, at 491 Blatchley Avenue. The concert will feature Latin Recording Artist Oscar Serrano from Puerto Rico. Food will be available for purchase. The concert is free, and all are invited. Organizers had […]

  • Blending containers recalled due to laceration hazard

    WASHINGTON – The Vitamix company is recalling some products because of a defect that has lead to some hand lacerations. The containers can separate from the blade base, exposing the blades. The company has gotten 11 reports of hand lacerations from the product, according to federal Consumer Safety Product Commission. Over 100,000 of the containers were sold at Costco, Williams-Sonoma nationwide, and online at from April 2017 through July 2018. The recall involves Ascent™ and Venturist™ series 8-ounce and […]

  • Working fire reported at Meriden elementary School

    MERIDEN — Meriden firefighters responded to a fire at the Thomas Hooker Elementary School, located at 70 Overlook Drive about 9 a.m. on Friday. Fire officials told FOX61 that they were notified by an alarm system and by calls from people in the area. The fire was limited to the ceiling of one classroom and was quickly contained, but it did create heavy smoke conditions in at least dozen classrooms. Firefighters were still ventilating the building as of 10:30 a.m. No […]

  • Gun rights group pulls Hatfield endorsement over ‘ghost guns’ stance

    HARTFORD – The debate over so-called ‘ghost guns’ has cost a candidate for state Attorney General the endorsement of the state’s largest gun rights group. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) had previously endorsed Republican Susan Hatfield in the primary race.  Hatfield is the GOP-endorsed candidate who will face former State Representative John Shaban in an August 14th primary. But in a statement on their blog on Thursday, the CCDL said Hatfield showed “wavering support for the 2nd Amendment” and withdrew […]