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  • EXCLUSIVE Interview: Sam Kennedy – Trinity College alumni, current CEO, President of the Boston Red Sox

    BOSTON —  Prior to Game 1 of the 2018 World Series, FOX61’s Ben Goldman spoke to Red Sox’s President, CEO and Trinity College alumni Sam Kennedy. This year’s World Series can be the cherry on top to a great season for the Red Sox who finished the regular season with the leagues best record, 108-54.

  • 2018 World Series on FOX61: Red Sox looking to cap off season with a title

    BOSTON —  This year’s World Series will be one for the ages. For the first time in over a century, the Los Angeles Dodgers (Brooklyn Dodgers at the time) and the Boston Red Sox will square off in the World Series. The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in that series in five games for their 4th championship. Boston Red Sox Tuesday’s series can be the cherry on top to a great season for the Red Sox who finished the regular […]

  • Firefighters battling 2-alarm fire in New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN — Firefighters are battling a 2-alarm fire on 38 Broad Street in New Britain. Firefighters said the call came in at 3:30 p.m., on reports of a heavy black smoke and flames emerging from the building. Firefighters are operating on-scene to knock the fire down. At this time, it is unknown if any injuries have been reported. FOX61 has a crew heading to the scene and will provide updates as soon as they become available.

  • Silver Alerts issued for 2 and 3-year old siblings from West Haven

    WEST HAVEN —  Police have issued two silver alerts for a 2 and 3-year-old brother and sister from West Haven. Police are looking for Chale Contreas-Franco, 3, who is described as a white/Hispanic female with blonde hair and brown eyes and three feet tall. Police are also looking for 2-year-old Jefferson Ramos-Franco who is described as a white boy, brown hair and eyes, three feet tall and 30 pounds. Police said both kids were last seen with their mother Caludia […]

  • ‘White powder’ substance reported at a Hartford elementary school

    HARTFORD — A white powder substance was reported at a Hartford elementary school Monday afternoon. Hartford police said the incident took place at the Latino Studies Academy located at 195 Putnam Street. Police said the call came around 2:10 where students found a latex balloon with white powder. Police said two kids came in contact with the white substance, but no one was transported to the hospital. Police said the two kids were taken to the nurse’s office but no […]

  • Report: Bob Barker rushed to hospital due to back pain

    HOLLYWOOD — According to TMZ, former Price is Right host Bob Barker was rushed to the hospital Monday due to back pain. TMZ reports that LA Fire Department arrived to Barker’s home around 1 p.m., and immediately transported him to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. TMZ said Barker was seen sitting up on a stretcher and seemed responsive as he was entering the emergency room. Barker, 94, was a staple on network television for decades — hosting everything from game shows to parades to […]

  • Stefanowski’s unorthodox campaign tactics draw criticism from opponents

    HARTFORD  — The major party candidates for governor are starkly different on policy positions, but they’re also different in how they campaign. There are multiple paths to victory, but with just 15 days to go, who will get there first? FOX61 caught up Ned Lamont and Oz Griebel Monday, while Stefanowski took a pass. Stefanowski’s strategy is prompting questions like, Where’s Bob? The campaign told FOX61 he was locked in policy meetings Monday. But when FOX61 asked campaign Communications Director […]

  • Ambulance tips over following accident in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Police are investigating an accident that happened Friday night. Police say they were called to the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Woodland Street, just a couple of blocks from Saint Francis Hospital, about 9:30 p.m. They found a silver 2-door Acura that had been traveling west on Homestead Avenue at a high rate of speed. According to police, the Acura ran the red light at the intersection of Woodland Street, where it struck the AMR ambulance. The impact pushed […]

  • Silver Alert issued for missing elderly man from Griswold

    GRISWOLD —  Police have issued a Silver Alert for 88-year-old Norman Sylvestre. Police describe Sylvestre as a white male with hazel eyes, 5’3″ and 160 pounds. Police said he was last seen wearing a grey hat, black coat, yellow shirt, tan pants and black shoes. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Sylvestre, you are asked to call state police at (860) 848-6500. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are […]

  • State Police: Body found in Windham river has been identified as missing Willimantic man

    WINDHAM — Connecticut State Police said the body found in the Shetucket River near Plains Road Thursday, has been identified as John Bennett who has been reported missing. On Thursday, state police and Willimantic Fire Department recovered a submerged body in the water in the Shetucket River near Plains Road. State police said they responded to the area after a call came into police from a pair of walkers along the Shetucket River who spotted the body submerged along the shore. […]