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  • Death toll now 9 people in crash of Sikorsky S-76 carrying Kobe Bryant, and daughter

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters were among nine people killed Sunday morning when a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, sources and officials said. Officials said it may take several days to recover and identify the victims. Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant had been expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game scheduled for Sunday. Gianna was expected to play in the game and […]

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    Wesleyan student being evaluated for possible coronavirus; was traveling in Asia

    MIDDLETOWN – Wesleyan University says that a student has been placed ‘in isolation’ after returning from Asia and presenting with symptoms that could possibly be signs of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, the viral illness recently identified in an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The virus can cause fever, coughing, wheezing and pneumonia. It is a member of the coronavirus family that’s a close cousin to the deadly SARS and MERS viruses that have caused outbreaks in the past. In a statement, […]

  • Yale student Nathan Chen soars to personal best and US short program victory

    GREENSBORO, N.C.  — Coming off illness and spending much of his days as a full-time college student, Nathan Chen shouldn’t have been capable of setting a personal best Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Then again, maybe it’s wise to expect only greatness from the three-time defending champion and winner of the last two world championships. Chen, who hasn’t lost an event since he struggled in the 2018 Olympics short program, soared far above the ice — and the […]

  • Ledyard and Mashantucket Police search for suspect in Rhode Island homicide

    LEDYARD – Ledyard Police say they and Mashantucket Tribal Police are searching for a man who is a suspect in a Westerly, Rhode Island homicide. Earlier in the evening, Ledyard police were asking area residents to remain inside, and for motorists to avoid the area of Shewville Road and Coachman Pike. They closed Shewville Road to traffic as they searched for a suspect, described as a black male with short hair wearing a red striped shirt, may be armed. Ledyard […]

  • Two people shot in Hartford near Colt Park

    HARTFORD – Police say they are investigating a double shooting in the South Green neighborhood, near Colt Park. Police were originally called to the area of 60 Main Street for the report of two persons shot around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. They closed off a wide area, and now report the shooting took place in the area of Wethersfield Avenue and Morris Street. They say two men were shot; both are expected to survive. Wethersfield Avenue is closed from Morris Street […]

  • Car crash on Route 66 in Middletown kills South Windsor woman, injures 4 others

    MIDDLETOWN – One woman is dead and another in critical condition after a head-on crash last night on Washington Street (Route 66). Poliice say it happened just after 11 p.m. in the area of 485 Washington Street, near the railroad overpass east of Palmer Field. Middletown Fire, Hunter’s Ambulance and Middlesex Hospital Paramedics responded to the scene as well. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that a 2017 Nissan Rogue, driven by Leticia M. Lennon, was traveling westbound. A 2010 […]

  • Woman hit and killed by car in Vernon

    VERNON — A Vernon woman was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night. Police say they were called to Talcottville Road at Hockanum Boulevard about 9:15 p.m. The Vernon Fire Department and EMS also responded. They found Maria Oltheten, age 66, had been struck by a Honda Civic. Oltheten, who lives on Hockanum Blvd., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Civic stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. They was not injured in […]

  • Division of Criminal Justice will investigate Trooper-involved shooting, not State Police detectives

    HARTFORD – State Police Detectives will not be the ones investigating how and why a State Police Trooper shot and killed a 19-year old in West Haven this week. In a statement released Saturday, Acting Chief State’s Attorney John J. Russotto announced that Inspectors from the Division of Criminal Justice will assume control of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Soulemane Murbarak in West Haven Wednesday night. The announcement comes less than 24 hours after police released video of […]

  • #CTBucketList: Skiing for everybody at Mount Southington

    SOUTHINGTON – Our FOX61 Winter CT Bucket List brought us to Mount Southington, where there are wonderful opportunities for people of any ability to get out here on the mountain. Jerry Miserandino, with Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers, says their goal is to “help anyone with a disability that may involve balance, movement, fear of skiing, to ski in comfort and get the ‘Wow’ of, ‘If I can do this I can do anything’, to give them the power to […]

  • In Connecticut, ‘Day of Action’ replaces Women’s March

    HARTFORD (AP) – Connecticut organizers didn’t stage a Women’s March like in past years, instead hosting events in the state’s major cities on Saturday. Women’s March Connecticut organizers say the press conferences in front of Bridgeport Superior Court, New Haven Superior Court and the Hartford Capitol Building were designed to highlight key issues such as abortion, gun violence, immigration, gay rights and the environment. They say the events were meant to help get people more engaged and involved in the […]

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