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Holy Trinity Church In Hartford Offers A Thanksgiving Meal For Everyone | Hartford Courant Holy Trinity Church In Hartford Offers A Thanksgiving Meal For Everyone
When Edward Burney walked into the basement of Holy Trinity Church in Hartford on Thursday, a volunteer took his coat. Someone else led Burney to a table where a menu waited for him, offering five kinds of turkey, four types of chicken and three iterations of pork. And a few minutes after Burney...
Hartford Courant | November 23, 2017
Hartford police step up patrol following concert threats | Fox 61 Hartford police step up patrol following concert threats
HARTFORD — Hartford Police said they are stepping up patrols following a threat on social media. Police said they were made aware of the specific threat naming the “Dead and Company” concert Wednesday night at the XL Center. The Facebook post targeted at the concert read, “Yes I’m bringing my pistol to Hartford. Yes I intend on shooting too.” Detectives and analysts from the comman
Fox 61 | November 22, 2017
Interfaith Clergy Offer Shared Message: Live In Gratitude, Seek Unity | Hartford Courant Interfaith Clergy Offer Shared Message: Live In Gratitude, Seek Unity
More than 200 people who came together Wednesday night in St. Joseph Church heard Thanksgiving messages told through stories of the Buddha, Jesus Christ and Allah. The city clergy’s traditional interfaith service featured speakers representing Catholicism, several Protestant denominations, Judaism,...
Hartford Courant | November 22, 2017
Judge Will Not Free Gardner Heist Suspect Robert Gentile | Hartford Courant Judge Will Not Free Gardner Heist Suspect Robert Gentile
A federal judge on Wednesday refused to release Gardner museum heist person of interest Robert Gentile to home confinement and dismissed his claim that federal authorities are tormenting him by shuttling him between penal institutions. The 82-year old Hartford mobster, who is being held while awaiting...
Hartford Courant | November 22, 2017
Lawsuit By Gas Station Owner Against Woman Who Hit Lottery Twice Settled | Hartford Courant Lawsuit By Gas Station Owner Against Woman Who Hit Lottery Twice Settled
A Torrington gas station owner has settled a lawsuit against the widow of his former manager who he claims stole as much as $750,000 in lottery tickets from him over a two-year period. Documents filed Tuesday in Litchfield Superior Court indicate that attorney Patrick Wall, who is representing...
Hartford Courant | November 22, 2017
Enfield PD: Assistant football coach attacked by 3 CREC football players | Fox 61 Enfield PD: Assistant football coach attacked by 3 CREC football players
ENFIELD — Police said an assistant football coach was attacked on Nov. 16 shortly before 7 p.m. after a potluck dinner at CREC Public Safety Academy at 1617 King St. “There was no altercations, no arguments, no incident that preceded the assault,” said Chief Carl Sferrazza of the Enfield Police Department. Sferrazza said the coach was attacked by three young football players. He added the at
Fox 61 | November 22, 2017
7 Years Later, Lawsuit By Ex-Death Row Inmate Continues | Hartford Courant 7 Years Later, Lawsuit By Ex-Death Row Inmate Continues
A federal lawsuit filed by former death row inmate Daniel Webb has been pending for nearly seven years and will be the subject of a hearing in February. Webb filed a lawsuit in 2011 claiming cruel and unusual punishment after a Department of Correction supervisor tore photos of women off his wall...
Hartford Courant | November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving weekend travel likely busiest in years | Fox 61 Thanksgiving weekend travel likely busiest in years
HARTFORD—This year’s Thanksgiving day travel period is expected to be the busiest in more than a decade, according to AAA. For many Connecticut drivers, the plan Wednesday was to get an early start to try and beat some of the worst of the highway congestions. “We’re trying to avoid the later-in-the day, people getting off work, that kind of traffic,” Ken Corroon, from Greenwich, said on
Fox 61 | November 22, 2017
Winterfest Hartford officially launches Friday | Fox 61 Winterfest Hartford officially launches Friday
HARTFORD — Winterfest Hartford is back!   Winterfest Hartford will feature an outdoor skating rink at Bushnell park in the heart of downtown Hartford. Free skating and free skate rentals are provided to visitors beginning Friday, November 24th and will continue all the way to Sunday, January 7th. Last year, 39,000 people from throughout the state and beyond enjoyed the free skating in B
Fox 61 | November 21, 2017
Hartford Police increase presence at concert following threat | Fox 61 Hartford Police increase presence at concert following threat
HARTFORD — Hartford Police says they are stepping up patrols following a threat on social media. Police say they were made aware of the specific threat naming the “Dead and Company” concert tomorrow night at the XL Center. Detectives and analysts from the command center began investigating the threat last week thanks to the thousands of tips and shares. Police say that the invest
Fox 61 | November 21, 2017
Brianna Brochu Lawyer Doesn't Expect Hate-Crime Charge In UHart Roommate Case | Hartford Courant Brianna Brochu Lawyer Doesn't Expect Hate-Crime Charge In UHart Roommate Case
Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of harassing her roommate by smearing bodily fluid on the roommate’s backpack and tampering with other items made a brief appearance in court Tuesday, and her lawyer said he does not expect hate-crime charges to be filed in the case....
Hartford Courant | November 21, 2017
Hartford man sentenced to life for 2011 killing of rival | Fox 61 Hartford man sentenced to life for 2011 killing of rival
HARTFORD — A Hartford man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 killing of a suspected rival. The U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut says 26-year-old Karl “Eagle” Roye was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut. Federal prosecutors say Roye and Jimel Frank opened fire on 24-year-old Anthony Parker as he sat in parked car in Hartford. Of
Fox 61 | November 21, 2017
Hartford PAL Capital City Fall Classic Championship at the XL Center | Fox 61 Hartford PAL Capital City Fall Classic Championship at the XL Center
HARTFORD —  Local basketball teams took to the hardwood Monday night at the XL Center for the Capital City Fall Classic Championship. In Monday’s Final Four, Prince Tech defeated Hartford Public, 65-61. Prince Tech’s Delshawn Jackson Jr., finished the game with 36 points and was named regular season MVP and tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Prince Tech finished the sea
Fox 61 | November 21, 2017
Hartford's Winterfest Returns Friday With Help From United Bank | Hartford Courant Hartford's Winterfest Returns Friday With Help From United Bank
With an assist from United Bank, Hartford’s Winterfest will return Friday for another season of free ice skating in Bushnell Park. Officials gathered near the rink Tuesday to celebrate the third straight year that sponsors have covered the full cost of the program since its funding was stripped...
Hartford Courant | November 21, 2017
Police investigating stabbing on Capitol Ave in Hartford. | Fox 61 Police investigating stabbing on Capitol Ave in Hartford.
HARTFORD — Hartford police say they are investigating a stabbing that happened on Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Police say that around 2 a.m., a 39-year-old was found by police with a stab wound in the left on Capitol Avenue near Oak Street (just off the I-84 ramp). Police say the wounds are non-life threatening but they are in Hartford Hospital in serious condition.    
Fox 61 | November 21, 2017
Hundreds pack meeting on anti-abortion clinics in Hartford; mayor calls centers ‘deceptive’ | Fox 61 Hundreds pack meeting on anti-abortion clinics in Hartford; mayor calls centers ‘deceptive’
HARTFORD —  Hartford City Hall was packed with roughly 200 people Monday night for a public hearing about a proposal to crack down on anti-abortion centers. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has put forth a plan for a city ordinance that would require anti-abortion centers to disclose if staff members have medical licenses and ban them from engaging in false or deceptive advertising. “To me,
Fox 61 | November 20, 2017
Public Hearing Monday On Plan To Crack Down On Anti-Abortion Centers | Hartford Courant Public Hearing Monday On Plan To Crack Down On Anti-Abortion Centers
The public will have a chance to weigh in on a plan to halt alleged deceptive practices at Hartford’s anti-abortion centers, a hot-button issue that already has aroused frustration among community groups. A hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at city hall. The city council is considering a proposal...
Hartford Courant | November 20, 2017
New Haven Board of Education votes new superintendent | Fox 61 New Haven Board of Education votes new superintendent
NEW HAVEN —  The New Haven Board of Education voted Dr. Carol Birks as the next superintendent of schools. On Monday night, the New Haven Board of Education voted 4-3 to hire Dr. Carol Birks as the new superintendent. Prior to Monday’s voting, Dr. Carol Birks, the Hartford Public Schools Chief of Staff, was the New Haven Board of Education’s preliminary choice. But, the fact
Fox 61 | November 20, 2017
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Dismisses Critics As He Considers Gubernatorial Run | Hartford Courant Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Dismisses Critics As He Considers Gubernatorial Run
Mayor Luke Bronin on Monday waved away concerns that he’s too inexperienced to run for governor. The 38-year-old Democrat, who has not yet finished his second year in office, said over the weekend that he’s seriously considering pursuing the state’s top job. “I think we’ve made tremendous progress...
Hartford Courant | November 20, 2017
Meriden Man Injured In Cell Settles Lasuit Against Former Cop | Hartford Courant Meriden Man Injured In Cell Settles Lasuit Against Former Cop
A police brutality lawsuit filed by a man who suffered head injuries when he was pushed by former Meriden officer Evan Cossette has been settled for an undisclosed amount. Cossette served a 14-month sentence after a jury found him guilty of using unreasonable force and obstruction of justice after...
Hartford Courant | November 20, 2017
Bail Remains At $1 Million For Father In Infant's Death | Hartford Courant Bail Remains At $1 Million For Father In Infant's Death
NEW BRITAIN — A Superior Court judge Monday left bail at $1 million for a Rocky Hill man who faces multiple charges after, police say, he failing to seek medical treatment for his one-month old child who died Saturday night. Divya Patel, 34, of Stonehill Road is charged with risk of injury to a...
Hartford Courant | November 20, 2017
Hundreds Spar Over Proposed Pregnancy Center Ordinance At Hartford Council Hearing | Hartford Courant Hundreds Spar Over Proposed Pregnancy Center Ordinance At Hartford Council Hearing
Anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights advocates sparred in a fierce, standing-room-only hearing Monday night over a proposed ordinance that would impose new regulations on anti-abortion centers, which critics say disseminate misleading or nonmedical information to pregnant women. The ordinance,...
Hartford Courant | November 20, 2017
Parents hope New Haven BOE decides against hiring Hartford schools official | Fox 61 Parents hope New Haven BOE decides against hiring Hartford schools official
NEW HAVEN —  The New Haven Board of Education is set to select the next Superintendent of Schools Monday night. But, some parents, students and teachers do not like the results of a non-binding straw poll the board took last week. So, they are speaking out at Monday’s BOE meeting. In a straw poll last week, the BOE chose a Hartford Public Schools official, which isn’t sitting we
Fox 61 | November 20, 2017
Stamford Mother Faces Deportation Monday | Hartford Courant Stamford Mother Faces Deportation Monday
When Miriam Martinez-Lemus arrived in the United States in 1992 after traveling hundreds of miles from Guatemala to cross the U.S. border in Arizona, she cleaned houses to earn money to hire an immigration lawyer. Today, Martinez-Lemus, 53, is still fighting to stay in the United States. At 3 p.m....
Hartford Courant | November 19, 2017
The Real Story – Hartford home invasion | Fox 61 The Real Story – Hartford home invasion
A Hartford woman calls police from a “safe room” in her home, after a burglar enters. On arrival, officers find the suspect, Leroy Mims, hiding in an upstairs bathtub. Mims has a record of 130 arrests and 46 convictions. Deputy Chief Brian Foley discusses the challenges of dealing with “career criminals”.
Fox 61 | November 19, 2017
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Says He's Now Eyeing A Run For Governor | Hartford Courant Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Says He's Now Eyeing A Run For Governor
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said he’s now giving serious thought to a gubernatorial run, just days after Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman announced she won’t seek the state’s highest office. “I’m considering it,” Bronin, a Democrat in his first term, said Saturday. “It’s not something I had planned...
Hartford Courant | November 18, 2017
Anthem and Hartford Healthcare reach contract agreement | Fox 61 Anthem and Hartford Healthcare reach contract agreement
HARTFORD – Hartford Healthcare and Anthem insurance have finally reached an agreement. The three-year agreement was announced after 2 a.m. Saturday morning.  It will restore in-network access to Hartford Healthcare`s physicians, facilities, programs and services. Since October 1st, when the two companies failed to reach a new agreement, 60,000 patients began paying “out-of-networkR
Fox 61 | November 18, 2017
Hartford Holiday Display Saved By Private Donations | Hartford Courant Hartford Holiday Display Saved By Private Donations
The idyllic holiday display at city hall, threatened by budget cuts, has been rescued with the help of thousands of dollars in private contributions. An enormous Christmas tree, composed of hundreds of poinsettias stacked more than 12 feet high, is placed each year in the checkered-floored atrium...
Hartford Courant | November 18, 2017
Bristol Pastors Seek Unity After Islam Controversy | Hartford Courant Bristol Pastors Seek Unity After Islam Controversy
After days with Bristol at the heart of a Facebook-fueled controversy over religion in schools, local pastors are promoting an interfaith service they hope will calm tensions and build — or rebuild — bridges. Controversy erupted this week over a Northeast Middle School teacher’s invitation to a...
Hartford Courant | November 18, 2017
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin considers running for State Governor | Fox 61 Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin considers running for State Governor
HARTFORD — In a brief statement sent to FOX61 News, Mayor Luke Bronin confirmed that he is considering to run for Governor. Mayor Bronin said,  “It’s not something I had planned to do right now, but over the past few weeks I’ve heard from a number of people around the state urging me to consider it.  I haven’t made a decision, but I am considering it, and I’m the coming weeks, I
Fox 61 | November 18, 2017
Hartford Man Gets 50 Years For Murder He Tried To Make Look Like Suicide | Hartford Courant Hartford Man Gets 50 Years For Murder He Tried To Make Look Like Suicide
A Hartford man who smoked PCP with one of his drug customers and then fired a bullet into her forehead in March 2015 was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison. In September, a Hartford Superior Court jury took two and a half hours to convict Anthony Pernell, 40, of murder in the killing of Lilliana...
Hartford Courant | November 17, 2017
Serial Killer William Devin Howell Gets 6 Life Terms; Hopes His Serial Killer William Devin Howell Gets 6 Life Terms; Hopes His "Slow, Painful Death In Prison" Comforts Victims' Families
Serial killer William Devin Howell was sentenced to six consecutive life terms Friday after family members of some of the victims spoke to the pain and devastation of losing their loved ones. Howell was sentenced for the murder of six people whose bodies he dumped in his “garden” behind a New Britain...
Hartford Courant | November 17, 2017
Gardner Heist Gangster Robert Gentile Decries Gardner Heist Gangster Robert Gentile Decries "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"
Robert “The Cook” Gentile, the geriatric gangster suspected of concealing information about a notorious, $500 million art heist, complained Friday that federal authorities are subjecting him to “cruel and unusual punishment” by shuttling him between prisons. The 81-year-old mafia soldier, long...
Hartford Courant | November 17, 2017
Harlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept Planned | Hartford Courant Harlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept Planned
Harlan Brasserie, the French-American restaurant at Hartford’s revamped Goodwin Hotel, has announced plans to close after normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 18. Goodwin Hotel partners Randy Salvatore, founder and owner of Stamford-based RMS Companies, and Charles Mallory, chief executive of...
Hartford Courant | November 17, 2017
Girlfriend of Easton Man Accused Of Murdering His Parents To Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges | Hartford Courant Girlfriend of Easton Man Accused Of Murdering His Parents To Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges
After months of closed door negotiations the girlfriend of an Easton man accused of murdering his parents is expected to plead guilty to hindering prosecution Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court. Jennifer Valiante, 33, has been in prison for more than two years, charged with conspiracy to commit...
Hartford Courant | November 17, 2017
Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at The Bushnell in Hartford | Fox 61 Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at The Bushnell in Hartford
HARTFORD – A high profile visitor visited Hartford Thursday night. The former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at The Bushnell for a “moderated conversation” but media was not allowed inside. A motorcade was seen before she stepped foot into the building. Aside from being known as the former First Lady from 2009 to 2017, many people said she is a great role model for people of all ages and ge
Fox 61 | November 17, 2017
KNOX Celebrates Autumn With Harvest Market | Hartford Courant KNOX Celebrates Autumn With Harvest Market
KNOX, Hartford’s municipal gardening program, is ushering in Thanksgiving with a Harvest Market on Saturday at its Laurel Street greenhouse. The autumnal bazaar, hosted in concert with Hartford Food System, Hartford Farmers’ Markets, the West End Farmers’ Markets and the Greater Hartford Arts Council,...
Hartford Courant | November 17, 2017
Blind Hockey in CT; Make way for the Hartford Braillers! | Fox 61 Blind Hockey in CT; Make way for the Hartford Braillers!
NEWINGTON — The Hartford Whalers might have left town two decades ago but now on the ice, a new team: The Hartford Braillers. “Blind hockey has hit Connecticut,” said Keith Haley, one of the organizers and players on the newly formed team. The Braillers were started in the winter of 2016. Haley, who played high school hockey at Farmington High School, hung up his skates after th
Fox 61 | November 16, 2017
Parent Complaints, Social Media Protest Scuttle Planned Islamic Talk In Bristol School | Hartford Courant Parent Complaints, Social Media Protest Scuttle Planned Islamic Talk In Bristol School
School officials in Bristol have canceled plans for a Muslim woman to speak at a middle school on misconceptions about her religion after they were hit with vitriolic social media campaign and potentially threatening calls and emails. The Council on American Islamic Relations called the decision...
Hartford Courant | November 16, 2017
MDC Hosts Public Hearing On Proposed Treated, Untreated Water Rate Increases | Hartford Courant MDC Hosts Public Hearing On Proposed Treated, Untreated Water Rate Increases
Residents of Hartford and several area cities and towns may be paying more for their water in 2018 if the Metropolitan District’s water bureau approves a proposed price hike. MDC water bureau members heard from a few people at a sparsely attended public hearing Wednesday afternoon but did not vote...
Hartford Courant | November 16, 2017