• Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, to run for political office

    Sybrina Fulton, an African-American mother who became a social justice activist after the 2012 fatal shooting of her son, Trayvon Martin, is running for political office in Florida. Fulton will formally announce her candidacy Monday for a seat for the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, her campaign manager, Willis Howard, said Sunday. “My time as a public servant began 30 years ago at Miami-Dade County. Since 2012, I have advocated tirelessly to empower our communities and make them safer,” Fulton […]

  • Amazon to make sure school supplies don’t have lead, cadmium

    SEATTLE — Amazon has agreed to make sure school supplies and children’s jewelry sold on its website do not contain excessive levels of lead or cadmium. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said an investigation found dozens of items that tested above legal levels for the dangerous metals. Some pencil pouches had parts containing 80 times the legal limit for lead and about 30 times the limit for cadmium. When officials presented their findings, Amazon notified customers around the country and […]

  • Lawyer, family of victim in Wethersfield shooting speak out

    The family of 18-year-old Anthony Vega Cruz- made a public appearance for the first time since dash cam video of the officer-involved shooting that resulted in Cruz’s death was released last week. The family stood alongside NAACP President Scot  X. Esdaile and nationally-known, Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump. Cruz’s father, Jose Vega, broke down as Attorney Crump shared the family’s reaction to the dash cam footage released by the State Attorney’s Office showing Wethersfield Officer Layau Eulizier shooting into Cruz’s […]

  • Exclusive: Family of teen killed in Wethersfield shooting speaks out

    18-year-old Anthony Vega Cruz lived along Treat Street in Wethersfield, less than half a mile from the scene of Saturday`s officer involved shooting along Silas Deane Highway. His sister, Katherine Colon said, “I was like what news, he was like the news, Chulo got shot, I was like oh my God my whole life fell apart.” Colon  sat down with FOX61 to talk about how her family is dealing with the aftermath. “He was everything to us, he was going […]

  • How police manage public protests

    In the days and weeks following a police-involved shooting, the potential exists for disorder. It becomes a police department’s job to prevent these situations from escalating. And the best way to do that, is transparency and accountability in the immediate hours after a shooting. When that transparency fails, or doesn’t meet the public’s minimum standards, things can go wrong. The shift then turns from prevention to deescalating. And ever since Ferguson, police administrators and educators have had national examples of […]

  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Deportation rally held in Hartford after mother was detained by ICE

    HARTFORD – A protest was held in front of the Hartford Federal Building Tuesday evening in response to a mother who was detained by immigration officials. Wayzaro Walton, 35, of Hartford is originally from England but has lived in the United States for over two decades. FOX 61 was told immigration officials took Walton away because of her misdemeanor charges from 2011. Her friends and family argued she should be released because those charges have been cleared. “They just took […]

  • Former Yale coach, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in alleged college cheating scam

    A former Yale University soccer coach along with actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of wealthy parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment. Federal prosecutors said the scheme had two major pieces. In the first part, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers. Second, […]

  • CT Attorney General Tong joins coalition of states in support of Florida transgender student

    HARTFORD — Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is joining 21 other attorneys general around the country, in support of a student who is suing the St. Johns County School Board in Florida for discrimination. Drew Adams is an 18-year old student attending Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Since 2015, Adams has been using the boy’s restroom because he transitioned from female to male. Adams was strictly told that he can only use the gender-neutral restrooms when […]

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    Information on sex abuse cases released by Archdiocese of Hartford

    HARTFORD — The Archdiocese of Hartford released information Tuesday, regarding clerical sexual abuse of minors in the archdiocese. The archdiocese post the information at  The website was very slow to respond when it was first released. The list of clergy is below. Last week, Jesuits in Northeast posted list of priests accused of abuse and 16 of them had Connecticut connections.  The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford says it has paid $50.6 million to settle priest sexual abuse claims over the […]

  • Mom, boyfriend arrested after missing 6-year-old found in sealed attic of Missouri home

    LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo. — A 6-year-old boy who had been missing since August, 2018, was found alive Tuesday afternoon, hidden – along with his fugitive mother – in the boarded-up attic of a southwest Missouri home. Braedence Jones had been missing for 5 months. The missing boy’s mother, Aubrey Ferguson, has been taken into police custody. Officers executing a search warrant at a home in Laclede County found Braedence in an attic crawl space, Camden County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a […]