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  • West Hartford PD: Missing teen returned home

    WEST HARTFORD – West Hartford police say a 15-year-old girl who was in need of immediate medical treatment has returned home. Police were called to house on Tunxis Road Friday night just before midnight, and were told that Lanah had last been seen at the house at about 6 p.m. Police say that on Monday, January 21st, Lanah returned home, and the silver alert was canceled.

  • Governor Lamont partially activates state’s Emergency Operations Center

    HARTFORD – Governor Ned Lamont announced this morning that he will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, to monitor storm conditions across the state. FOX61’s weather team is forecasting a wide range of precipitation across Connecticut, starting after 8 p.m. Severe icing is likely across significant portions of the state. “We continue to monitor the most up-to-date forecasts on this weekend’s impending storm,” Governor Lamont said in a news release. “After being […]

  • WATCH: Trump makes ‘major announcement’ on border, longest shutdown

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to propose extending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and individuals with Temporary Protected Status in exchange for border wall funding in his remarks Saturday afternoon, a senior administration official and a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. The proposed deal, however, will likely be dead on arrival due to a lack of support from Democrats. The President’s latest offer, which he is set to deliver from the White […]

  • Shakespeare Theatre: legislators request $5M to rebuild; town creating advisory committee

    STRATFORD –  On Sunday, fire destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Festival Theatre; on Friday state and local leaders announced plans to move forward. Stratford‘s mayor, Laura Hoydick, announced that the town would create a committee of citizens to “advise on the direction the town should take with the property the theater was located on.” The mayor says the property will continue to be used for entertainment and recreation, in accordance with the terms of the deed when the town received the […]

  • Historic Shakespeare Festival Theatre burns to the ground in Stratford

    STRATFORD – Fire destroyed one of Connecticut’s historic and cultural landmarks early Sunday morning. The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, where actors from Katharine Hepburn to Christopher Walken trod the boards, burned to the ground. The historic theater on the shore of the Housatonic River opened in 1955 with a performance of Julius Caesar. In its heyday in the 1960’s and 70’s, performers including Fred Gwynne, James Earl Jones, Kim Hunter, Hal Holbrooke, Ed Asner and Barbara Barrie performed on its […]

  • Stratford police release ID of fatal shooting victim

    STRATFORD – Police are looking for two suspects involved in a fatal shooting overnight. Stratford Police said, Eduardo Concepcion, 30, of Bridgeport dies as a result of the shooting. Police were called to Regency Terrace near Peace Street just after 2:15 Saturday morning. Officers found Concepcion who had been wounded by gunfire. He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he later died. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and another male were sitting in a parked car on […]

  • The Real Story: Lamont’s first sit-down interview as Governor

    This week, a wide-ranging discussion with Connecticut’s new governor, Ned Lamont. We have him for his first interview since taking office! He’s received many accolades, even from legislative Republicans, because of his “collaboration rather than confrontation” approach to solving the state’s problems (chief of which is the budget). Gov. Lamont has been engaged in deep discussions on what it will take to wipe out the huge deficit, currently estimated at $1.7B, for the fiscal year starting July 1. He will […]

  • Hartford police investigating homicide of city resident

    HARTFORD —  Police are investigating a homicide that happened Tuesday night. Police rushed to 241 Laurel Street following a shooting that took place around 10 p.m. Police say multiple shots were fired, triggering the city’s ShotSpotter system and provoking several 9-1-1 calls from residents. Police found a man, later identified as 30-year-old Carl Spence of Hartford, dead from two gunshot wounds. This was the first homicide in Hartford in 2019. Police believe this was not a random shooting, and that […]

  • Police: homeowner fires shot, ends reported home invasion

    PLAINFIELD – Police in Plainfield are searching for two men reportedly scared off by an armed homeowner. Police say that at approximately 2:00 a.m., they rceived a 911 call from a residence on Hope Road, reporting an active home invasion. The caller and homeowner said he was awoken by the sound of his front door being kicked in. He told police he grabbed his firearm to investigate, and was then met by a masked intruder who was also armed with […]

  • Man killed after being struck by car on Route 5 in Enfield

    ENFIELD – Police are investigating after a man died after being  struck by a car on Route 5, Enfield Avenue, near Hathaway Avenue. Police said William Rush was hit about 3:15 p.m. He was taken to Bay State Medical where he died of his injuries. Rush would have turned 85 in nine days. He lived near the accident scene. Police said the accident reconstruction team is investigating.   BREAKING VIDEO: part of route 5 in #Enfield CLOSED after car vs […]