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  • New Britain woman arrested for embezzling $180K from elderly patient suffering from Alzheimer’s

    NEW BRITAIN — A New Britain woman is under arrest charged with stealing approximately $180,000 from an elderly patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Members of the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division Financial Crimes Unit arrested Sherese Mattis earlier this month for allegedly embezzling funds from an 81-year-old retired urologist. Mattis worked for the victim in Hartford from 2016 to 2019. According to police, Mattis increased her pay almost three times through a scheme, which involved creating an online payroll system […]

  • Asbestos found during Quinnipiac dorm renovations; Some students assigned new housing

    HAMDEN — Some Quinnipiac University students will receive new housing assignments this coming fall because of asbestos concerns. The school has announced that during renovations certain building materials containing asbestos will be disturbed. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, Vice President and Dean of Students, Monique Drucker sent out a letter to students on Wednesday notifying them that the following residence halls, Larson, Perlroth and Troup Residence Halls will not be available for the 2019-2020 academic year.   Read the […]

  • Roads opened after a car crashed down an embankment on Rt. 315 in Simsbury

    SIMSBURY — Police crews responded to reports of an accident. According to officials, a car was down an embankment at 144 Tariffville Road in Simsbury. Eversource was notified due to wires down. There were no life threatening injuries reported, but we have not yet confirmed confirmed the extent of the injuries that did result from the accident. Roads are now completely open on Route 315, but the car is still on scene off the road at the top off the […]

  • Caught on Camera: Naugatuck police looking to identify suspect in illegal dumping of trash

    NAUGATUCK– Police have released photos hoping to identify a person caught on camera illegally dumping trash early on Tuesday June 4 at Peter J Foley little league stadium. The suspect was reportedly driving what looked to be a newer model Chevy Silverado. Police would like to remind the public that dumpsters on private property are not for public use and anyone caught illegally dumping will be investigated as a criminal complaint. Anyone with any information is to contact Naugatuck Police […]

  • Injuries including a child after transit bus is struck by a truck in North Haven

    North Haven police and fire are at the scene of an accident including a Connecticut Transit bus and an 18 wheeler truck.  The accident happened Monday afternoon at the intersection of Montowese Avenue and Universal Drive. Police say 17 people were on the bus at the time of the accident.  Six people including one child were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Names of the injured have not been released and the cause of the accident is unknown. […]

  • Police: Waterbury man arrested, failing to register as sex offender

    A Waterbury man is under arrest, charged with four counts of failure to register as a sex offender, police said. Police reported that on Thursday, 53-year-old Alan Zanavich of South Main Street was arrested by Hamden Police on an active warrant issued by the Waterbury Police. Zanavich is being held on $50,000 bond.  He is set to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 11th.

  • Maintenance worker arrested for recording student in Westport school

    WESTPORT — A maintenance worker at Staples High School has been arrested for videotaping a female student without her knowing. Westford Police said a School Resource Officer observed maintenance employee, Paul Telep, recording a female high school student with his work cell phone in the school cafeteria.  The resource officer reported the incident which happened on April 2nd. School officials seized Telep’s work phone and Police say they discovered he had deleted seven videos.  The videos featured the same female […]

  • Gas leak in Berlin delays traffic

    BERLIN — CNG confirms they have crews responding to a gas main break at Glendale Avenue off of Farmington Avenue. The Berlin Police Department is responding as well to assist with traffic control as the work may cause streets to close and traffic to be re-routed. CNG tells FOX61 that they will be on scene for a while.  The cause of the break has not been determined. Stay with FOX61 for updates.

  • Walmart to launch online pet pharmacy

    Walmart is launching an online pet pharmacy and adding veterinary clinics to 100 stores. The vet clinics will offer services such as exams, vaccinations, and treatments for minor illnesses at discounts of up to 60% off, according to Walmart. “Millennial dog owners … spend up to $1,285 a year on their furry friends, with the majority of spend going towards vet care and vaccinations, food and supplies,” a Walmart executive said. “We’re about to bring that cost down.” According to […]

  • Humpback whale familiar to Massachusetts washes up dead

    SANDWICH — Onlookers watched as wildlife officials surrounded a dead humpback whale with caution tape on a Sandwich beach on Tuesday morning. The massive, 45-foot mammal, listed as an endangered species, was first spotted on Stellwagen Bank on Saturday afternoon, but its carcass only washed ashore days later. Identified by researchers as “Vector,” a mature female humpback first catalogued in 1984, the whale had been seen regularly, at least once a year for the past 15 years. Vector has birthed […]

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