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  • AAA: Dashboard devices produce more distracted drivers

    WASHINGTON — It’s not just texting and driving that’s dangerous for drivers. A new study by AAA shows the infotainment technology that automakers are adding onto the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time. The study, released Thursday, is the latest by University of Utah professor David Strayer, who has been examining the impact of infotainment systems on safety for AAA’s Foundation for Traffic […]

  • Norwich bar to stop showing NFL games

    NORWICH – The Harp and Dragon has announced they will no longer air NFL games, out of “love for our country and servicemen and women.” The decision follows the recent protests by multiple NFL teams, where players have been taking a knee, or standing and linking arms, during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice and take a stand against President Donald Trump’s controversial comments about the NFL. The Harp and Dragon posted the announcement on their Facebook page, saying the decision […]

  • Blumenthal calls for stronger safety measures regarding portable generators

    HARTFORD – Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling on portable generator manufactures to implement stronger safety measures in the wake of Hurricane Irma. At least nine carbon monoxide-related deaths have been reported due to Irma. From 2004 to 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 659 deaths due to portable generators. The Commission found that many of them occurred during power outages from hurricanes and other natural disasters. Senator Blumenthal is now calling on the Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association to require manufacturers to create […]

  • 97-year-old WWII veteran kneels in support of protesting NFL players

    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – A 97-year-old World War II veteran from Missouri is kneeling in support of protesting NFL players, saying the athletes “have every right to protest,” according to Fox News. The picture of John Middlemas on one knee has gone viral, after his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, posted it on Twitter on Sunday. Gilmore quoted his grandfather saying, “Those kids have every right to protest.” My grandpa is a 97 year-old WWII vet & Missouri farmer who wanted to join w/ […]

  • After a weekend of violence in Hartford, arrest made in attempted robbery, shooting

    HARTFORD – Police in Hartford have made an arrest in an attempted robbery that ended in a shooting. Police say three men were shot around 6:30 Sunday night at 43-45 Standish Road, after one of them took out a handgun and tried to rob the others. During a struggle for the weapon, two of the men were shot in their arms, and the other was shot in the fingers. The suspect was then forced from the home, through a window, […]

  • Goat caught on camera wandering around Massachusetts hotel

    AUBURN, Mass. – An unusual sight in Massachusetts over the weekend, when a goat decided to take a tour of the town of Auburn! Police say the runaway farm animal started wandering around the town Friday morning. Over the course of the weekend, it stopped by a storage facility, several neighborhoods, and even visited a school. For more stories about pets and animals, click here. The goat was eventually found at a hotel early Monday morning, strutting down the hallway. Police […]

  • Partial building collapse in Waterbury after fire at furniture store

    WATERBURY — Firefighters are battling a fire at a furniture store in Waterbury right now. Officials say it started around 6:19 Monday morning at 1311 South Main Street, a one-story commercial building that houses Discount Furniture, a discount furniture and mattress store. Firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the building, and began fighting the fire from inside. But about an hour later, the fire worsened and it became a defensive operation. Part of the building has collapsed, but no other […]

  • Amber Alerts for two young siblings from New York cancelled

    JERICHO, New York – Amber Alerts issued for two young siblings from Jericho, New York, have been cancelled. Police have not updated the whereabouts of 2-month-old Promise Lee, or his 2-year-old sister, Love Lee. The Amber Alert was issued at 6:38 Monday morning. Police had been looking for 31-year-old Sun Shin. Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement agencies for missing people of all ages. Amber Alerts are issued for children who are believed to be in danger.  

  • Star Wars fans excited for new toys and collectibles on ‘Force Friday’

    WEST HARTFORD – Star Wars fans in Connecticut and nationwide lined up outside Toys “R” Us stores at midnight Friday to get their hands on products inspired by the upcoming film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” It’s known as “Force Friday,” where shoppers can get a first look at the new toys, collectibles, and other merchandise. In West Hartford, excited fans were also treated to special giveaways. One Star Wars fan told Fox 61 he and his friends are looking […]

  • Police: Plainfield firefighter busted for sexually assaulting junior member of the fire department

    PLAINFIELD — A Plainfield firefighter is facing charges in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a junior member of the Plainfield Fire Department. Police say Plainfield Fire Captain Kevin Wells, 27, was arrested Thursday morning after turning himself in to police. On August 8, the victim told police the alleged assault happened inside the Plainfield fire station. On August 10, police executed a search and seizure warrant at the Plainfield Fire Department on Norwich Road. During that time, nearby fire […]

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