Mike Krafcik joined the the FOX CT team in March 2014. Mike grew up nearby in Burlington, and attended Central Connecticut State University for his undergraduate degree. He interned at FOX CT during college.
He attended Syracuse University for his master’s degree in broadcast journalism.
He worked for the past few years as a multimedia journalist at WATE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee. He previously worked at WBOY-TV, the NBC affiliate in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
HARTFORD — Authorities in Avon, Torrington and South Daytona, Florida are investigating a photo of alleged animal abuse that has gone viral. A woman allegedly posted the photo of a dog with its mouth taped shut on Facebook. The photo, posted by Katie Brown, was shared more almost 300,000 times as of 8 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, and the City of South Daytona posted a series of updates on their Facebook page thanking concerned citizens for their efforts but asking […]
NEW BRITAIN – A man was discovered dead on the porch of his 50 Schultz Street home in New Britain after a fire broke out there Saturday night. The fire was out just before 10 p.m. but a ladder truck remained on the scene an hour later. A neighbor called the fire in just after 7:15 p.m. and crews arrived less than 10 minutes later. Michael Tocoinis, 56, of New Britain was found lying on the front porch. Fire officials […]
Small Business Saturday is becoming one of the most important shopping days of the year, highlighting not only what is on the shelves but the unique services only small businesses can offer. American Express has been credited with coming up with the concept, after seeing small businesses suffer because they couldn’t keep up with Black Friday bargains and online shopping.
BRISTOL- A 20-year-old city man appeared in front of a Superior Court judge after being accused of a hit and run Thursday night that left a Bristol couple hospitalized. Jesse Lopez, 20, of Bristol faces misdemeanor charges, including two counts of failure to avoid striking a pedestrian, evading responsibility, interfering with police and operating a vehicle without a license. Just after 6:15 p.m. Thursday, police were called to Pine Street by the intersection of Mitchell Street after a husband and wife, […]
KILLINGWORTH – State police found a man and a woman dead inside their Rt. 148 home after what they’re calling a “disturbance.” Troopers were called to a home on 8 Chester Road just before 8:30 Wednesday morning and said when they arrived, they found the woman and man dead in the same room. Two young children were in the home at the time, and were turned over to family members and The Department of Children and Families. It isn’t known if a weapon was found in […]
MANCHESTER–For many Connecticut families, the Thanksgiving Day Manchester Road Race is a longstanding tradition. But one family of runners from Newington takes the tradition to another level. The Lynch family has been running the race, which is now in its 79th year, for decades. Timothy Lynch was the first in his family to cross the finish line, but that was 34 years ago, in 1981! By the late ’80s his four siblings had joined him on the track. Now more than […]
HARTFORD– The sixth annual Winterfest in Hartford kicked off Sunday night. The annual festival features an ice skating rink, carousel rides, and Santa’s workshop all in Bushnell Park throughout the holiday season. Winterfest Hartford will be open for free skating, daily through January 22nd. The night’s festivities began with music and remarks from the city’s mayor, Pedro Segarra, along with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy– this is the first year the festival started before Thanksgiving day. “It’s kinda scary, because I […]
MERIDEN– It’s a challenging time for the local Muslim community, especially after a Meriden mosque was shot at last weekend — just hours after the Paris terror attacks. Special agents from Connecticut’ s FBI division met with local members of the Muslim community in Meriden Saturday afternoon in an effort to a better job engaging with the Muslim community. “There`s still some distrust issues among the community members, and that`s the goal, and I don`t know what that`s going to […]
EAST HAMPTON–East Hampton residents and community leaders gathered Friday night to send their prayers to Paris and the victims killed in the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks. East Hampton is nicknamed Belltown USA, so, it was only fitting a bell was brought out during Friday evening’s candlelight vigil on the town green to remembered those who died in the terrorist attacks. Town leaders rang the bell six times, each ring symbolizing the six locations in Paris where terrorists attacked and murdered 129 […]
WALLINGFORD— We are just a week from Thanksgiving which means local food banks and pantries are stocking up to help feed families through the holidays. The Connecticut Food Bank collects around 23 million pounds of food each year. “It’s a number we’ve seen rise over the past several years,” said spokesperson Paul Shipman. Earlier in November, the Food Bank’s 60 person staff settled in to its new headquarters and distribution center in Wallingford. With four levels of shelving, practically from […]