Senior Producer overseeing morning news 4-7 a.m. at FOX 61 in Hartford, Conn.

Recent Articles
  • Delays on I-84 after tractor-trailer carrying mushrooms crashes

    SOUTHBURY — I-84 eastbound was closed Thursday morning in Southbury. A tractor-trailer carrying mushrooms rolled over and crashed between exits 14 and 15. Police say there are minor injuries, and one light pole was knocked down. One lane has since reopened, but delays persist. Alternate routes recommended as crews continue to clean up the crash site. FOX 61 will keep you updated as we learn more. #CTtraffic: I84 eb x15 Southbury all lanes blocked following minor injury TT rollover. One […]

  • TEDxWesleyanU to bring international speakers to Middletown

    MIDDLETOWN — Millions of people watch TED Talks online every year, and now people in Connecticut can join in on the excitement. Several Wesleyan students are bringing TED-inspired talks to Middletown in April! Speakers include CNN anchor Maris Santana, State Rep. Matthew Lesser, and Writer Lily Herman. TEDxWesleyanU is a licensed TED event set for April 7, 2018. Tickets for the public go on sale on March 1 at midnight on . TED is a global community, welcoming people from every […]

  • Election Day 2017: What’s on the ballot in each Connecticut town?

     HARTFORD — Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday. Polling places are open all across the state for municipal elections Tuesday. Voters are choosing local leaders and making policy decisions in many different communities. Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. In addition to choosing local leaders, 23 towns have referendum questions on the ballot today. See the questions in full  here. If you have any issues with polling or have questions, you can contact the Secretary of State’s office […]

  • MGM announces plans for new casino in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT —  MGM Resorts, which is building a casino in Springfield, would like nothing more than to convince the Connecticut legislature not to build another casino in nearby East Windsor. Monday morning they rolled out a plan that would include $675 million in private money to build a waterfront resort casino in Bridgeport, which they say is far from a roll of the dice. “We’re looking to make the Connecticut budget whole starting with a $50 million check and then […]

  • ‘Alexa’ automatically calls 911 after Amazon Echo overhears domestic violence attack

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A man accused of beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her was jailed after an Amazon Echo — a voice-activated speaker device — automatically called 911, authorities said. “The unexpected use of this new technology to contact emergency services has possibly helped save a life,” Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III, of the Bernalillo County Sheriff Department, told FOX 61. “This amazing technology definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.” The […]

  • Suspect accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old in Norfolk

    NORFOLK — Police have arrested a Norfolk man after they said he sexually assaulted a young child. State police said the victim was just 5 years old. David Craighill, 26, is due in court Friday morning. Police said last week he sexually assaulted a child in Norfolk and he was arrested Thursday night. He’s expected to be arraigned in Bantam Superior court on charges including first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

  • Trump appointee under fire for not earning Quinnipiac law degree

    HARTFORD – A congresswoman is calling for President Donald Trump to remove the woman he reportedly appointed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) amid controversy over her qualifications, including her education at Quinnipiac University. Trump chose Lynne Patton, who planned his son’s wedding, to lead the HUD office that oversees federal housing in the New York and New Jersey region, the New York Daily News reported. Patton claims on her LinkedIn page to have earned a […]

  • Fire crews respond to hazmat situation at New Haven business

    NEW HAVEN — Fire fighters responded to a chemical incident at a business in New Haven Tuesday. The incident happened around 8:00 a.m. at Sargent Manufacturing company on Sargent Drive. That department tells FOX 61 one person’s arm was burned by sulfuric acid. The worker was handling about a gallon worth of the acid when the spilled occurred. The acid was contained by officials not soon after arriving. No one else was injured in the incident. Officials remained on scene […]

  • Police identify victim killed in I-84 crash in Newtown

    NEWTOWN —  State police have released additional details regarding the fatal crash Tuesday morning. State police said Gerard Mauskapf, 64, of New York, was on I-84 eastbound at the exit 11 ramp, when he pulled over to the right shoulder on a curve. Police said Mauskapf was out of his car when Alan Vitti, 18, of Sandy Hook, was approaching Mauskapf’s location and was struck. Police said Mauskapf was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS. Vitti didn’t suffer any injuries. Police said […]

  • Norwich Police Car

    3 hurt in crash after hitting Norwich police cruiser during chase

    NORWICH — A crash in Norwich sent three people to the hospital following a police pursuit. An officer attempted to pull over a Ford Focus on Main Street at 8 p.m. Sunday night, when the car took off, police said. Police originally attempted the traffic stop due to “several motor vehicle violations.” The vehicle hit a parked car and the police car as it fled the scene. Police chased the car through the neighborhood — including on Washington Street. Officers […]