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  • Drivers can expect to see higher gas prices, thanks to Harvey and Labor Day weekend

    As Texas continues to deal with the destruction from Hurricane Harvey, drivers across the United States will likely see higher gas prices. According to AAA, the national average price for a gallon of unleaded is $2.52 – the highest it’s been this year. Part of that hike is because of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, when prices do tend to rise. But the main factor is Harvey – the Department of Energy says it’s because a number of Gulf Coast […]

  • Microsoft Paint expected to stick around a little while longer

    REDMOND, WA — It appears Microsoft will not delete its iconic paint application after all. According to a post on Windows’ blog site, the Microsoft Paint app will be available for free in the Windows store. The company said that they received an overwhelming outpouring of support for the app after fans were concerned it would be removed in the Windows 10 Creators update. Recently, Microsoft Paint landed on the company’s list of “deprecated” features for future software releases.  Microsoft […]

  • Recall issued for hot dogs sold at Stew Leonards

    NORWALK — If you recently bought hot dogs from Stew Leonard’s you may want to check your fridge. A voluntary recall has been issued for Sabrett and Stew Leonard’s brand refrigerated hot dogs sold at Stew Leonard’s Stores . Sabrett/Marathon Enterprises said there are concerns the hot dogs may have pieces of bone or cartilage inside them. Products impacted have a sell through date of 6/25/17- 10/6/17. So far, no injuries have been reported in connection with this recall. Customers are being […]

  • Serious crash on Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury, Lifestar on scene

    SIMSBURY— Authorities are responding to a serious motor vehicle crash in the area of 995 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Simsbury Volunteer Fire Department posted to twitter asking drivers heading to the area to look for an alternative route. Lifestar has also landed at the scene. Crews operating at an serious MVA in the area of 995 Hopmeadow St. Seek alt routes and use caution in the area — Simsbury Vol Fire Co (@SimsburyFIRE) July 5, 2017 Picture from this morning […]

  • Crews responding to structure fire in Norwich

    NORWICH— Fire crews responded to a three-alarm structure fire at 13 South 2nd Avenue in Norwich Monday morning. The building is described as a mixed use warehouse and the fire broke out at around 5:25 a.m. Crews found heavy fire in the basement extending up to the upper floors. After a few hours, the fire was deemed under control and the investigation process was started by the Norwich Fire Marshal, Police and State Fire Marshal. A fire occurred at the same location […]

  • State Police: 2 injured after swerving off road to avoid chipmunk

    GRISWOLD— Two people were injured in a crash after State Police said the driver was trying to avoid hitting a chipmunk. The crash happened on Bitgood Road near Voluntown Road in Griswold just after 5 p.m. Friday. Troopers said the driver, 55 year old Debbie Pezzente, swerved off the road and struck a utility pole then went down an embankment into the water. Authorities said the vehicle was damaged and had to be towed from the scene. The driver and the […]

  • 1 injured in Terryville house fire

    TERRYVILLE —  A person was taken to the hospital after an early morning house fire in Terryville. Plymouth police said the fire was reported around 5 a.m. and happened at a home in the area of 86 Main Street. FOX 61 has learned that the person injured is being treated for smoke inhalation at Bristol Hospital. Check back with FOX 61 as this story develops.  

  • Bus crashes into building in Vernon

    VERNON— Authorities are investigating after they said a bus crashed into a building early Friday morning. According to Tolland County 911’s twitter feed, the crash happened in the area of 100 West Street in Vernon. VERNON UPDATE: First arriving unit reports transit bus vs building. Possible heavy damage to building. There are no reported injuries. — Tolland County 911 (@TNDispatch) June 2, 2017 No injuries have been reported. Check back with FOX 61 as this story develops.  

  • Man on motorcycle seriously injured in East Haven crash

    EAST HAVEN— Authorities are investigating after a car and motorcycle crashed Saturday afternoon. East Haven police responded to the area of Foxon Road and Green Street around 4:30 p.m. Police have identified the driver of the motorcycle as 61 year old Michael Ferrara. He was seriously injured and transported to Yale- New Haven Hospital. As of Sunday afternoon Ferrara was listed in critical condition. The crash is under investigation by the South Central Connecticut Traffic Unit. Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the […]

  • Police investigating deadly car crash in Hartford

    HARTFORD— Police are investigating after a deadly car crash happened overnight in Hartford. Authorities said one person died after the car crashed into a pole on Sisson Avenue near the Shepherd Park Elderly Housing Complex. Police said Ernesto Santana died in the crash. He was 27 years old. A security guard for the residence said he saw the crash happen when he began his shift just after midnight. “It couldn’t have been going too fast but I mean it was going […]

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