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    What you should know before hiring a home renovations contractor

    CROMWELL — As the weather warms up, consumers start planning home repair and renovation projects, and a little research can go a long way towards getting the job done properly by a qualified contractor, according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Consumers across the country file complaints about substandard work, unethical business practices and damage to property caused by unethical home improvement contractors. “The majority of Connecticut contractors are ethical and their customers are pleased with the final product,” according to Connecticut […]

  • SHARE61: Celebrate National Puppy Day!

    HARTFORD — Here’s a great reason to adopt a puppy – it is National Puppy Day! The day brings awareness to the need for homes for orphaned puppies and educates people about the horrors of puppy mills across the country. It was founded by Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet and home lifestyle expert and author who also founded National Cat Day. National Puppy Day is actually considered an international holiday now and has trended worldwide on Twitter since 2012. Canine Companions […]

  • It’s a snow day, so send us your pictures from today’s storm!

    HARTFORD — A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the entire state Thursday, with the potential for big snow amounts as the day progresses. Check out the latest forecast here. Click here for school closings and delays. If you want your photos included in our gallery or if you want us to use them on air – email,  submit them using the button below (desktop only), or upload them from our FOX 61 News app. You can also connect with […]

  • Man accused of luring and raping a 12-year-old girl in the Bronx turns himself in

    NEW YORK— Police say the man accused of luring and raping a 12-year-old girl in the Bronx has turned himself in, according to WPIX. The suspect drove the girl to a motel along Westchester Avenue in Pelham Bay and raped her, according to police.T he man was inside a black SUV when he allegedly approached the girl along Elder Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx and lured her into his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. Friday. She was […]

  • Flu Season May Come Early This Year

    Six flu deaths in the state and number is expected to rise

      HARTFORD – The number of flu deaths in Connecticut are on the rise. The latest report from the Connecticut Department of Public Health showed six people have died this season so far. The bad news is the DPH said over 300 people have been hospitalized with the flu. That is from August 2018 to January 5, 2019. However one doctor at St. Francis Hospital said there are actually fewer cases than last year. The Chief of Infectious Diseases, Dr. […]

  • Silver alerts issued for 1- and 3-year-old in West Haven

    WEST HAVEN — The West Haven Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for two children missing from West Haven. West Haven police said 1-year-old Elan Louis, and 3-year-old Eden Louis, have been missing since Tuesday. She is believed to be with her mother, Whitney Carmichael, 31, who is driving a silver Volkswagon Tiguan, with a Connecticut license plate number of AH18287. Eland is described as a black female, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Eden is described as a […]

  • Police on lookout for women accused of stealing clothes from Marshalls in Hamden

    HAMDEN — On Friday at 2:30 p.m., members of the The Hamden Police Department said they went to Marshalls at 2100 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden for a shoplifting report. Hamden police said three females stole clothing, valued at approximately $500 and got into a red Honda Accord after they left store and entered. The carwas last seen headed south on Route 15 towards New Haven. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (203) 230-4030.

  • Gov. Dannel P. Malloy writes open letter to Connecticut residents on eve of his last day in office

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday afternoon issued the following open letter to the state’s residents on the eve of his final day as Governor of Connecticut: January 8, 2019 Dear Connecticut residents, This week, I’ll leave office after eight years serving as your Governor. It’s been the best, hardest, most rewarding job I will ever have, and I am deeply thankful to you for allowing me to serve. I’d like to leave you with a few brief, […]

  • Milford cop arrested for fatal Hamden pedestrian crash

    Hamden — A Milford cop was charged with negligent homicide after Hamden police said she killed a North Haven woman over the summer. Hamden police said that on July 20 they went to Dixwell Avenue, in the vicinity of Old Dixwell Avenue, for reports of a “pedestrian struck.” Police said Kristin Wilczynski, 50, of North Haven was attempting to cross the street when she was hit by a car driven by Courtney Bothwell, 28, also of North Haven. Bothwell was heading […]

  • Hit-and-run suspect leads cops on wild chase in LA

    A pursuit suspect wanted for hit-and-run is evading Los Angeles Police Department officials on the Westside midday Thursday after multiple failed PIT maneuvers, according to KTLA. The driver struck a pedestrian in the 7800 block of West Manchester Avenue about 11:15 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Los Angeles Fire Department officials. The pedestrian’s injuries were unknown. The driver of the maroon Honda sedan was leading four to five police cruisers on a slow-speed pursuit, driving about 25 mph […]

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