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.
WETHERSFIELD– A fire Wednesday night sent one man to the hospital. Crews responded to a home at 362 Brimfield St. at 8:39 p.m. When they arrived, a woman was outside calling for her husband who was still in the house. Two firefighters entered the home and found the elderly man in the living room. He was taken to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation. The incident went to two alarms due to the amount of flames coming from the home. […]
STORRS — University of Connecticut authorities are investigating after the words “killed Paris” were written beneath a UConn student’s dorm room name tag. The roommate of UConn Junior Mahmoud Hashem notified authorities Saturday when he discovered somebody had written “killed Paris” under Mahmoud’s nametag on the door of his dorm in the Nathan Hale Inn residence Hall. “I automatically knew it was a hate crime,” said Hashem’s close friend and UConn student Kkhaled Hashad. Mahmoud Hashem, a junior, says he […]
PARIS – The University of Connecticut says 17 of its students studying aboard in Paris this semester are all safe following the deadly attacks on the city. Stephanie Reitz, a spokeswoman for the university, said Saturday that 12 undergraduates and one faculty member who are participating in a study aboard program in Paris at the time of the attacks are “all safe and accounted for.” Also, she said four undergraduates and one graduate student from UConn who have been visiting […]
MIDDLETOWN– Jennifer Sequenzia wanted to come up with an unique way to pay tribute and help raise money for some of the oldest living veterans in Connecticut and across New England. “I didn’t want to do something typical. I want to come up with the best way to do this, so we connected the 40s and 50s,” said Sequenzia, Sequenzia helped bring together 40 local women to dress up as 1940-1950s era pinup models, as a salute to World War […]
GLASTONBURY — Fire crews from more than a half-dozen towns controlled a fire that broke out at a Glastonbury plastics factory by Roaring Brook Wednesday morning. The fire started at 32 Roaring Brook Plaza, which is located behind the East Glastonbury Post Office on Route 83. The building houses Pemco Manufacturing, which makes products for parent company Preferred Display, Inc., of Clifton, N.J. Fire officials say a Pemco employee first spotted the fire from the building’s roof around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fire […]
NEW HAVEN — Yale University officials have responded to complaints regarding a perceived antagonistic atmosphere toward minority students at the prestigious Ivy League institution. Yale University President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway sent university-wide emails Friday addressing students’ concerns about a pattern of discrimination on campus. University officials spent four hours with students who voiced their grievances Thursday at a forum in Woodbridge Hall. Following the meeting, Salovey said in his email that he was “deeply troubled” […]
DANBURY— One year later, and still no closure for the family of a young Bethel mother killed after a deadly hit-and-run accident. Rachel Sack, 23, died after a car hit her while she was walking in Danbury last November. On Saturday night, her loved ones are making sure the public doesn’t forget about this unsolved case. “We still don`t have the answers we want, We’re hoping this gets it back out there,” said Stephanie Ewund, Sack’s close friend. Friends, family […]
WALLINGFORD–On Friday, November 6, around 3:40 a.m., police responded to a home on Clifton Street for a report that something had been stolen out of a car. The victim said she heard her car alarm go off, and when she went outside she noticed it had been burglarized. Five other vehicles were broken into Friday morning, and other victims had things stolen as well. One of the officers saw a black Honda Accord with the license plate 393ENH being driven […]
WEST HARTFORD –Proposed changes to roads in the Bishop’s Corner area of West Hartford may mean a slight increase in traffic, but also a much a safer corridor. The proposed “road diet” to the nearly 2-mile stretch of North Main Street between West Hartford Center and Bishop’s Corner would mean altering the road configuration, and more specifically it would include narrowing North Main Street and creating more space for pedestrians and bicyclists. Close to 100 people attended a discussion Thursday night by […]
MIDDLEBURY — Police have charged a Waterbury man with the murder of an elderly Middlebury man found in the driveway of his own home. Steven Brockett, 44, of Waterbury was charged with murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault of an elderly person when he was arrested around 6 p.m. Wednesday. State Police remained on the scene for more than 36 hours after Isidore Ellin, 79, was discovered lying in a pool of blood in his driveway on 41 Tower Rd. […]