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JUST IN: Teacher of Waterbury high school accused of suspicious behavior involving student

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - A school administrator from Kennedy High School alerted Waterbury Police of suspected suspicious behavior between a teacher and a 16-year-old student.


Connecticut school faces lawsuit as parents say expelled student was targeted for being conservative

The parents of an expelled student are suing a Connecticut private school after they accused the school of expelling their child for being a conservative. Theodore and Sonia Mancini, parents of 16-year-old Michael Mancini, said they will file the lawsuit against Cheshire Academy for breach of contra


Police: Man threatened to shoot CT Stop & Shop strikers with AK-47

On the eve of the ninth day of the Stop & Shop workers strike, a man called a Wethersfield Stop & Shop and threatened to “shoot them (strikers) with an AK-47” when he learned they were still on strike, according to police.


See CT's Highest Paid State Employees

HARTFORD, CT — The 2018 fiscal year saw a change for the top earning state employee with University of Connecticut women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma taking the top spot.


Torrington arson suspect told police he was angry at his neighbors

TORRINGTON — The Torrington man accused of arson in the March 29 fire that resulted in a five-alarm blaze at the Woodland Hills apartment complex set fire to the siding on his next-door neighbor’s back porch wall while the four-member family was at home, court documents show.


Torrington arts academy hosting ‘Arts Night Out’

TORRINGTON — The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council is partnering with Arts Culture Torrington for Arts Night Out, Thursday May 16 at 5:30 p.m. AT THE CT Academy for the Arts in Torrington.


State Supreme Court rules Farmington man can get his day in court over blighted property dispute with town

The state Supreme Court has overturned Appellate and Superior Court decisions in a long-running dispute between Farmington home owner Enrico Mangiafico and the town, in which the town claimed his home at 23 Lakeview Drive was blighted.


State Police: Stab Sticks Stop Drunk Driver In Route 80 Pursuit

New Jersey State Police deployed stab sticks Friday night to stop a drunk driver on Route 80, ending a wild half-hour chase from Morris to Warren counties. Washington Township police began pursuing 27-year-old Lucciano Pascucci of Belvidere following a domestic incident around 10:30 p.m., NJSP Sgt.


Rain brings a soggy start to the holiday weekend in Connecticut

Dark, wet and gloomy is how mother nature greeted Easter weekend. The rain began last night covering the state and continuing throughout the day. We took to the roads in the FOX61 Stormtracker, experiencing intermittent rain that made driving conditions hazardous.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Bristol man allegedly assaulted police officer during eviction

BRISTOL - A city man has been accused of assaulting a police officer when he was being evicted earlier this month. Otilio Salgado, 70, allegedly grabbed the officer by the neck, preventing him from breathing or talking for a short time, as he was with another officer and a state marshal at 55 Gaylor


Firefighters sell Easter Flowers in Southington

SOUTHINGTON — Tom O’Hare, a firefighter at Engine Company Number 2, looked at the hydrangeas being offered at the organization’s yearly Easter flower sale. “I look at them and I think about my mom today,” O’Hare said. “She used to love hydrangeas.”


Connecticut GOP tries to harness toll opposition for fundraising

The threat of highway tolls is now a fundraising vehicle for Republicans in Connecticut. In a fundraising letter Tuesday, state GOP Chairman J.R. Romano wrote that tolls would place another burden on the state’s already over-taxed residents and businesses — and if they want to stop it, they should g


Putnam’s population continues to decline, dropping below 100,000

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that during the 12-month period ending last July 1 Putnam was one of 50 counties in New York to have lost population since 2010.


Police: 4 people now detained in Vermont slaying, motive unknown

ENFIELD — Two men taken into custody Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder are among four suspects arrested in connection with the homicide of Benzel Hampton, 23, in Burlington, Vermont, on Tuesday.


Silver Alert Canceled for Missing 2-Year-Old From Meriden, Conn.

A Silver Alert for a missing 2-year-old from Meriden has been canceled. Authorities issued a Silver Alert for 2-year-old Jaxon Flematti Friday. He is believed to be with his biological mother, Aimee Flematti, who was last seen driving a black 2005 Mitsubishi Galant with Connecticut plate AS11177.


Flash Flood Watch for Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut

Flash flood watch remains in effect from 2 AM Saturday through Saturday afternoon. The flash flood watch continues for portions of Southern Connecticut, Northeast New Jersey, and Southeast New York.


Study: Connecticut ranked 4th most innovative economy in country

(WTNH) - You hear a lot about companies packing up and leaving Connecticut but it's not all bad news for our state's economy. A new Bloomberg study ranks Connecticut with the fourth most innovative economy in the country.


Mueller report spurs CT lawmakers to call for more probes

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, even with its redactions, provides Congress with a potential road map to President Donald Trump’s impeachment, but Connecticut lawmakers have joined other congressional Democrats wary of pursuing that path.


Egg hunts across Connecticut being postponed due to rain

The impending rain is already putting a damper on some easter egg hunts this weekend. Farmington mini golf is cancelling Saturday's festivities. West Haven's easter egg scramble is being moved from Saturday morning to Monday.