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  • Mother, toddler pinned underneath car in Meriden

    MERIDEN — A mother and her 3-year-old boy were struck and pinned beneath a car in Meriden while waiting for a school bus Friday afternoon. A distraught witness told FOX 61 a woman was sitting with her child, who was playing with a toy dinosaur at the time, when two cars came flying up the road. One of the vehicles, a Toyota Camry, lost control and hit the mother and the child, trapping them underneath. Residents in the area of […]

  • Five people shot as police break up massive Hamden house party

    HAMDEN — Police are searching for a shooter after five people were shot at a house party Friday night. Hamden Police were called to the Choate Avenue home at around 8:45 p.m. Officers arrived to find about 500 people at the home, Capt. Ronald Smith said in a news briefing. The homeowners were cooperating with police and the party was starting to disperse when several shots were fired, according to police. Five people were shot. Four people were taken to […]

  • One dead after crash with logging truck in Franklin

    FRANKLIN — Route 32 in Franklin is closed until further notice due to a rollover accident involving a logging truck and a van. Connecticut State Police say the accident happened at Rt. 3 and Thompson Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. Officials reported one death in the incident, but they don’t believe it was caused by the collision. Route 32 was closed for several hours while Connecticut State Police Troop K conducted an investigation. This is a developing story. Stay with […]

  • Waterbury fugitive wanted on drug charges arrested in Florida

    WATERBURY — A man wanted in connection to a large-scale drug investigation was arrested in Florida Friday morning. Police said one individual still at large has been living in Florida as a fugitive since May’s “Operation: Raw Deal” led to 41 drug-related arrests in Waterbury. Acting on a tip, deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office tracked the male suspect to an apartment complex in Fort Walton Beach and successfully placed him into custody. Daquan Dangerfield, 24, was successfully taken […]

  • Police investigating threat to Groton school

    GROTON — Police have units on scene at the West Side STEM Magnet Middle School in the City of Groton after a threat was received there late Monday afternoon. Officials  notified police at about 2:30 p.m., at which time police requested they evacuate the building. At that point, it was nearly dismissal time so students and faculty members organized quickly to exit the school. Students boarded the buses and were sent home immediately (shortly before the regular dismissal time). The school […]

  • Silver Sands State Park set to reopen Friday after new buildings destroyed by inferno

    MILFORD — Silver Sands State Park is set to reopen Friday, although certain areas will have restricted public access due to the structure fire earlier this week. The immediate area around three buildings that ignited in a raging inferno Tuesday, March 19 was fenced off and covered in “Danger, Keep Out” signs. The drop-off area adjacent to the devastated structures will also remain blocked off until further notice. The main parking lot will stay open and accessible through the beach […]

  • Toll bills have similarities, but also some key differences

    HARTFORD — With ongoing debate over tolls at its peak, as well as three bills in play that would establish them along Connecticut’s system of highways, separating fact from the fiction can be a daunting task. Connecticut drivers are still a long way from seeing actual tolls being built along their daily commutes. While all three bills indeed passed the Transportation Committee, these are only preliminary steps. At least one of these bills needs to pass with majority support from […]

  • Police: One person injured in slashing attack near New Haven Green

    NEW HAVEN — Police are investigating a violent assault that occurred just outside the New Haven Green Thursday afternoon. New Haven Police Department officers are in the early stages of an investigation into the incident, which happened in the area of 195 Church Street near the intersection with Elm Street. The assault was described by witnesses as a “stabbing or slashing.” Police were not aware of the victim’s condition as of Thursday evening. Anyone with information should contact the New […]

  • Crews battle flames at recently renovated beach structure at Silver Sands

    MILFORD — Several recently constructed buildings on a popular Milford beach went up in flames late Tuesday night. Fire companies responded to Silver Sands State Park after learning that a massive fire broke out in several beachfront structures. The affected buildings were part of a recent $10 million renovation effort that was just weeks away from completion. Restrooms, a bath house and concession stands were being built in an environmentally friendly manner. A FOX 61 crew is on scene — […]

  • Police identify body found in Connecticut River near Longmeadow

    LONGMEADOW —  Police have identified the body that was found Friday afternoon in the Connecticut River. Springfield police said Achim Bailey, 23, of Springfield  was identified as the person found in the river. “There were no signs of physical trauma present to suggest foul play,” Springfield police said in a release. Fire officials were notified of the discovery late Friday afternoon and dispatched crews to the area. Longmeadow crews worked with other local area fire departments and successfully recovered the […]

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