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  • Several cars catch fire in New Britain, person taken to hospital with burns to face

    NEW BRITAIN — Emergency crews were dispatched to St. Claire Avenue in New Britain around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a car fire. “We got the call of a car fire, then it was updated to multiple cars on fire and then it started extending into the building,” Fire Chief Raul Ortiz told FOX61, Four cars were on fire in front of the Auto Body Shop with a total of seven cars damaged. According to Ortiz, there was no […]

  • CT Humane Society steps up for seniors and their pets

    MANCHESTER – It’s part of their job title but on Wednesday it was the Connecticut Humane Society to the rescue. The group brought their veterinarians and plenty staff and gear to the Manchester Adult, Senior and Family Services Office and created a pop-up pet wellness clinic focused at helping seniors in need. Offered in the offices were full checkups for cats and dogs and all the pet supplies owners might need. Susan Wollschlager, the marketing director for the Connecticut Humane […]

  • Officials responding to school bus vs. food truck accident in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Officials are responding to a school bus vs. food truck accident in New Haven on Fillmore Street and Grand Avenue. FOX61 has learned that a few people have sustained burn injuries. This story is breaking and will be updated. 

  • Former Cromwell High School soccer coach charged with sexual assault

    CROMWELL — Police said a former Cromwell High School assistant soccer coach, Philip Russo, was arrested for sexual assault in the second degree. Cromwell Police Department said Russo, 41, of Bloomfield was arrested following a criminal investigation into a sexual relationship with a student athlete. Police said Russo resigned from his position as an assistant coach from the Cromwell School District in May of 2019. Police said Russo turned himself into the Cromwell Police Department Wednesday. Police said he was released […]

  • Police say missing 12-year-old boy from Hartford has been found safe

    HARTFORD —  Police said 12-year-old Joshua Jiminian who has been reported missing has been found safe. Torres told Hartford Police Department that she had got into an argument with her son who then left the house around 6:45 p.m. Police said he returned home and was safe Wednesday afternoon.

  • FDA faces mounting pressure to release final e-cigarette flavor policy

    In a letter, a lawmaker is urging the US Food and Drug Administration to issue its compliance policy that would clear the market of unauthorized flavored e-cigarettes. The letter follows President Donald Trump’s September 11 announcement that the FDA would be putting out “some very strong recommendations” regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in “a couple of weeks.” When that announcement was made, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that it would take “several weeks” to put out final guidance on the […]

  • Hartford Yard Goats to host 2021 Eastern League All-Star game

    HARTFORD —  The Hartford Yard Goats announced they will host the 2021 Eastern League All-Star Game. Ina  release from the Yard Goats, they said the 2021 Eastern League All-Star Game will be a multi-day event, showcasing the Yard Goats franchise, as well as the Greater Hartford region, and will take place at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in July of 2021. “We are honored that the Eastern League selected the Yard Goats and City of Hartford as hosts for the 2021 Eastern […]

  • Police investigating train vs. UPS truck accident in Plainfield

    PLAINFIELD — Police are investigating a train vs. UPS truck accident on Lillibridge Road Tuesday afternoon. Plainfield Police Department said the UPS driver is okay. The road is closed at this time. No other details have been released.

  • 14-year-old Stafford High School student arrested for allegedly sending threatening message to another student

    STAFFORD —  Police said a 14-year-old male student of Stafford High School was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sending a threatening text message to another student. According to police, the school was placed on a soft lock down as a safety precaution. The student has been charged with threatening in the second degree and is set to appear in court on November 5. Due to the student’s age,  the male student’s identity has not been released. No other details have been […]

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