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  • Before and after: Popular Puerto Rican landmark destroyed in earthquake

    GUAYANILLA, PUERTO RICO — The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook southern Puerto Rico destroyed a beloved natural landmark on the coast. Move slider below to see before and after Punta Ventana, translated to Window Point, is a natural window through a rock formation off of Guayanilla. After the earthquake, the window was gone. According to the USGS, the earthquake was centered about 9 miles south of Guayanilla at a depth of about 3.7 miles below ground. No major injuries were […]

  • First on FOX61: Bullet ends up in child’s bedroom after 31 shots fired outside Hartford home

    HARTFORD – Less than three hours into the new year, Hartford police were called to investigate a shooting in the city’s North End in which 31 shots were fired. FOX61 has obtained the ShotSpotter audio recording of the barrage of bullets at 2:45 a.m. on January 1. It happened outside 63 and 65 Euclid Street West. Hartford Police told FOX61 that one man was shot and taken to St. Francis Hospital by a private vehicle. That victim is 24 years […]

  • Our most-read Connecticut stories of 2019

    From tragedies, to a girl with a golden voice, the following are the most-visited Connecticut stories on FOX61.com for the year of 2019. Connecticut media icon Denise D’Ascenzo passes away WFSB anchor Denise D’Ascenzo passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 7, 2019. The loss was felt across Connecticut. She was the longest-serving news anchor in the state. Two die in fiery crash on I-84 in East Hartford A crash between three tractor-trailers and a school bus shut down busy […]

  • Storm brings rain, hail, lightning, thunder and outages to Connecticut

    NORFOLK — Monday’s dreary weather turned slightly severe in the afternoon and evening. Rain switched to hail and thunderstorms by sunset. In West Hartand and Norfolk, quarter-sized hail fell. Flooding was recorded by Norwalk police on Water Street. At 5:00 p.m. the Eversource outage map had more than 1,900 customers without power. Lightning was seen in Hartford at 4:56 p.m. If you have any flooding, hail, or weather video/pics, send them to share61@fox61.com or using #share61 on social media. Water […]

  • Video: The difference between snow, sleet & freezing rain

    Meteorologist Rachel Piscitelli explains how snow, sleet and freezing rain are formed and what it means for you on the ground.

  • Electric scooter may have sparked fire that injured 3 people in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Two adults and a child are in the hospital after a fire on Warner Street. The fire broke out in the two-unit building just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire officials said that two electric scooters may have been the cause of the fire. “There were some scooters on the outside that were on fire so it could’ve potentially went up the side of the house,” said Assistant Fire Chief Rodney Barco. “We believe possibly that’s how it […]

  • Did you see it!? Fireball lights up northeast skies

    HARTFORD — There was a light show over the northeast Friday night. What was likely a meteor lit up the dark skies at 5:25 p.m. Did you see it? Email us pictures and videos to share61@fox61.com This video is from Revere, Massachusetts: One Youtube user commented that he saw it while sitting in traffic in Providence, Rhode Island. The meteor was caught during a live news broadcast in New York.

  • National Park Service celebrates retirement of K9 officer ‘Boomer’ after 56 dog years of service

    NPS says ‘Boomer’s’ work was in narcotics detection and he assisted in operations across the country. Author: Douglas Jones, TEGNA WASHINGTON — National Parks Service K9 officer ‘Boomer’ of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Murray County, Oklahoma is retiring after an eventful career helping enforce laws in some of the nation’s most popular national parks. The NPS says ‘Boomer’ has fulfilled 56 dog years of service after the good boy was first recruited to work for the parks service in 2011. […]

  • Enough fentanyl to kill 2 million people seized in Boston drug bust

    BOSTON — Police seized a massive haul of drugs, guns and cash last week in a “large scale drug investigation” across the city. Officers from multiple drug control units, Brockton Police, Massachusetts State Police, DEA and FBI agents focused on the illegal distribution of fentanyl over the course of several months, Boston Police said in a news release. Officers seized “over 5,100 grams of fentanyl, four firearms including a .380 Bersa handgun, a .38 caliber Smith &Wesson revolver, a .22 […]

  • Thousands without power in CT as winds start whipping

    This is a developing story and numbers will change. Latest forecast information here HARTFORD — More than 47,000 Eversource customers lost power early Friday morning, thanks to high winds in Connecticut. The outages were scattered around the service area, but quickly grew as the night wore on. At 2:30 a.m. Friday Bristol had 2,660 Eversource customers without power, the highest number in the state. Thompson was at 2,588, about 55 percent of customers in that town, according to Eversource’s website. […]

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