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  • Biden to campaign in Connecticut for Lamont

    HARTFORD — Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in the state to campaign for Democratic candidate for Governor Ned Lamont. The rally will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Learning Corridor in the Hartford Trinity College Academy. Candidate for Congress from the Fifth district,  Democrat Jahana Hayes will also attend the rally. The program will begin at 3:30, doors will open at 3. Biden has been campaigning for Democratic candidates around the country and is a  potential […]

  • Funnel cloud sighted near Cape Cod Canal

    BOURNE Mass. — A funnel cloud was sighted near the Cape Cod Canal Tuesday afternoon. The video shows the cloud in the area of one of the bridges over the canal in Southeastern Massachusetts. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning around 3:30 p.m. for Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Massachusetts until 4:30 pm. Students at nearby Bridgewater State University were warned to take shelter. A tornado warning has been issued for the Bridgewater area until 4:30 p.m., per @NWSBoston. […]

  • New Haven fire department employee placed on paid leave following ‘incident’

    NEW HAVEN — A New Haven fire department employee has been placed on paid leave following and ‘incident’ according to the fire chief. Chief John Alston received a civilian complaint on Friday regarding one of the firefighters at the department. The complaint stemmed back to an incident that happened at the West Haven Uniform Supply Store. The firefighter was placed on administrative leave with pay.

  • Shot fired through window in Bridgeport school

    BRIDGEPORT —  Dunbar Elementary School was on lock down Monday morning due to a shooting in the area. Officials said the gunshot was fired through a window in the Dunbar Elementary School prior to 8 a.m., before school opened and kids were in class According to Bridgeport’s spokesperson Av Harris, 18-year-old Geijon Willams shot at his mother’s boyfriend near Dunbar school. Harris said no one in the school was injured. Firearm and narcotics was recovered. At this time, no other details […]

  • Million dollar Powerball ticket sold in Prospect

    HARTFORD — The Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Prospect. One ticket was sold for Saturday’s drawing that matched 5 numbers and is now worth a cool million (before taxes.) The ticket was sold at Prospect Smoke Shop, 50 Waterbury Rd, Prospect. No grand prize winner was drawn Saturday and the jackpot is currently $620 million. The numbers drawn in the Powerball Saturday were 16 54 57 62 69 23. Players have to match five numbers for the million dollar prize. There […]

  • Truck, trailer full of hay, engulfed in fire in West Stafford: Rt. 190 closed

    WEST STAFFORD — A fire that consumed a truck and trailer full of hay forced Rt. 190 to be closed Monday. The fire started shortly before noon in a truck and horse trailer both carrying hay. The incident happened at the intersection of Rt. 190 and Hampden Rd. A FOX61 viewer, Jennifer Meikle, sent in the video. Crews from five towns were called to the fire. The road was expected to be closed for some time. There were no reports […]

  • Police investigating threat made against New Haven school

    NEW HAVEN — Police are investigating a threat against Wilbur Cross High School made on social media early Monday. Officials said the credibility of the threat is being investigated. They said classes would remain in session and is on a regularly scheduled half-day. Officials said, “New Haven schools have effective security measures in place and rely on a close working relationship with the New Haven Police Department. This with the deployment of School Resource Officers in the district’s many buildings, […]

  • Former FOX61 reporter, now in LA, admits to being Red Sox fan

    LOS ANGELES — What does a Connecticut native who now lives in Los Angeles do when asked who she’s rooting for in the World Series on live TV? She picks the Red Sox. Former FOX61 reporter Laurie Perez, who works for KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles now, was doing a live shot at a sporting good store selling Los Angeles Dodgers t-shirts after the team won Saturday. She reluctantly Laurie grew up in Connecticut and worked at FOX61 for more than […]

  • East Hartford man killed in boating accident on Candlewood Lake

    BROOKFIELD — One man died after a boating accident on Candlewood Lake Sunday afternoon. Chris Collibee, Director of Communications, for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said that 29-year-old Joseph Miranda, of Manchester, was able to swim ashore. A second man, 48-year-old Gary Hayes, from East Hartford, was found in the water. He was rushed to Danbury Hospital, and was later pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation.

  • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in CT; No grand prize winner drawn, jackpot advances

    HARTFORD — One Powerball ticket sold in Connecticut is now worth $1 million after Saturday’s drawing. No grand prize winner was drawn Saturday and the jackpot is currently $620 million. The numbers drawn in the Powerball Saturday were 16 54 57 62 69 23. Players have to match five numbers for the million dollar prize. There was no winner in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night, and that jackpot will be at least $1.6 billion on Tuesday night. The […]