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The Stan Simpson Show: Gov. Lamont’s proposed state budget | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 23, 2019
HARTFORD — We talked to former Hartford city councilman John Kennelly about Gov. Lamont’s proposed state budget and the latest on an intriguing race for mayor in Hartford. Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.
The Stan Simpson Show: New president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 23, 2019
HARTFORD — David Hopkins is the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s new President & CEO. He discussed “The League’s” agenda.   Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.
“We are not animals. We are not savages.” – Vigil held amid wave of shootings in Hartford | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 22, 2019
HARTFORD – A small group held a vigil outside Hartford’s Vibz nightclub Thursday evening, four days after a man was shot and killed there. Jakari Lewis, 28, died at the hospital Sunday morning. He was one of three people hit by bullets as the crowd was leaving the North End Main Street nightclu...
Connecticut’s first flu-related pediatric death reported by officials | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 22, 2019
HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday afternoon that a child had died earlier in the week from the flu. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child this flu season. “Our hearts go out to the family of this child. For confidentiality reasons, I ...
Arrest made in Hartford fatal stabbing | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 22, 2019
HARTFORD — Hartford Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Thursday night. Police say they were called to 2327 Main Street around 9:30 p.m. on a report that a man was assaulted with a knife. Officers arrived soon after, and quickly took a suspect into custody and re...
Will signed week before heavy metal star Oliver Herbert’s death part of police probe | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
State police investigating the drowning death of heavy metal star Oliver Herbert in Stafford Springs have examined a will signed by Herbert a week before his death at a Hartford car dealership, multiple sources close to the probe said. The will was notarized by a person who was a friend of Herbert.....
Ana Grace Project, New Britain work to make compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
When student athletes, firefighters and Girl Scouts converge Friday on Central Connecticut State University, they’ll somberly honor the anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass murder — and do something more. They and dozens of other volunteers will be accepting donations of winter clothes, food, toys...
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
The town’s emergency personnel will get a new communications system and Avon High School athletes will get a new synthetic turf field in the fall after voters approved both measures at a referendum Wednesday. Slightly more than 15 percent of the town’s voters turned out and approved the two proj...
State files rebuttal fighting Cheshire killer Joshua Komisarjevsky's claim for new trial | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Joshua Komisarjevsky doesn’t deserve a new trial in the 2007 Cheshire murders, the state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday in a legal brief with the Supreme Court arguing to reject his appeal, which is based in part on the failure of the state to turn over a series of police phone calls from ...
Shopping malls, hospitals on Uber's top 10 Hartford area destinations of 2018 | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Where did Hartford riders Uber to this year? The Top 10 list includes three restaurants, two universities, a hospital and one of the city’s insurance giants. 1. Walmart 2. University of Hartford 3. Westfarms 4. Bartaco 5. The Shoppes at Buckland Hills 6. The Russian Lady 7. Hartford Hospital 8....
Top Cromwell school officials on leave following allegations of misconduct | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Cromwell Assistant Superintendent Krista Karch has been placed on paid administrative leave as the probe into an anonymous letter sent to the town’s school board alleging misconduct by Superintendent John T. Maloney Jr., who was also suspended, and Karch continues. The single-page letter carries.....
Victim in East Lyme homicide was ending relationship with the accused killer, family members say | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Corina Zukowski, the 25-year-old Waterford native stabbed to death Monday night at the Starlight Inn in East Lyme, had decided to end her relationship with her boyfriend of two years, Avery Hallbrooks, 28, according to family members and police. She threw Hallbrooks’ possessions out of the motel.....
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez will retire from her seat in Hartford in October, the federal judiciary announced Wednesday. Martinez is one of eight federal magistrates in Connecticut, three of whom are retired but continue to work when called back on an as needed basis. Unlike U.S. distric...
Who is Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, Hartford's first poet laureate? | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Frederick-Douglass Knowles II, an associate professor of English at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, has been named the first poet laureate of Hartford. Knowles is 45 and lives in the Parkville section of Hartford with his wife, Valerie. He grew up in Norwich, and his poetry collection,...
NEH awards five Connecticut projects more than $100,000 | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
The National Endowment for the Humanities this week announced $14.8 million in grants to support 253 projects nationwide, including five in Connecticut. The local fundees are: University of Connecticut: $60,000 to Africana Studies Prof. Martha Cutter, to complete her book, “The Lives and Afterlive...
Five Hartford police officers, shot on duty, are posthumously honored | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Two years ago, while talking to a friend, retired Hartford Police Sgt. Thomas Elwood learned that a fellow officer who was shot on duty never received a citation for his valor. With a little digging, he discovered the officer wasn’t alone. Nine members of the force who served prior to 1974 — the...
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
In 2018, the state took the unusual step of issuing a consent order requiring a New Haven nursing home to hire an independent nurse consultant and implement minimum staffing ratios after inspections at the facility uncovered numerous lapses in care and safety violations. The order, agreed to in...
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
In the rush of the holiday season, shoppers can easily fall victim to thieves who target their wallets and purses, the gifts they’ve just bought or even their cars, police warn. “With the holiday season upon us, incidents of theft and robbery tend to increase,” said Bristol police Capt. Edward...
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Following an anonymous complaint, the head of Cromwell schools was placed on leave Tuesday night by the town's board of education. The nature of the complaint was not discussed publicly. In an email Wednesday, the chairman of the board confirmed that Superintendent John T. Maloney, Jr. was placed...
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
Metropolitan District commissioners adopted a $189.5 million budget Monday night and set water rates for customers for the 2019 calendar year. MDC water customers — considered nonmember towns — live in portions of Farmington, Glastonbury, East Granby and South Windsor. Monthly bills could increa...
Hartford Courant | February 22, 2019
The Metropolitan District will hold a public hearing Tuesday night before the agency submits four proposals to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Clean Water Project upgrades. The Clean Water Project is a large-scale project intended to stop millions of gallons of pollute...
Pedestrian hit on High St. in Hartford | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — A pedestrian was hit on High Street Thursday afternoon. The crash happened about 4 p.m. Near the intersection of Walnut and High St. Emergency crews were seen treating the victim. This is a developing story, check back for more details.  
With a jab at Trump, Connecticut kicks off 2020 Census count | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Connecticut launched a campaign Tuesday to count the state’s 3.6 million residents in the 2020 Census, kicking off the project with a partisan jab at President Donald Trump. The census, required by the U.S. Constitution, has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. It’s used to distribute money...
Connecticut doubles number of medical marijuana dispensaries with new approvals | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Nine license approvals announced Tuesday doubles the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut while widening the geographical footprint of the fast-growing program. The new facilities, spanning the state from Windham to Torrington and Newington to Stamford, bring the number of approve...
Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling public service announcement from the perspective of a school shooter | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Sandy Hook Promise released a chilling new public service announcement this week that shows the lead-up to a school shooting from the perspective of the shooter. The video, called “Point of View,” is set in a high school as students are focused on a student body president election. Sandy Hook Pr...
State connects 280 homeless families to housing | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Nearly 550 homeless children and their families have been housed over the past three months as part of the state’s push to end youth and family homelessness by the end of 2020, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday. State agencies and nonprofit providers matched 280 families — including 548....
Neighborhood park planned for crucial parcel on Hartford's Albany Avenue | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
Once a bustling police substation and recreation center for teens, a city-owned parcel on a prominent stretch of Albany Avenue is now envisioned as a neighborhood park replete with a new basketball court, walking trail, covered seating and ornate landscaping. The substation was razed seven years...
There are new guidelines for applying for crumbling foundation reimbursements. This is what's changed. | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 21, 2019
After sifting through feedback from hundreds of homeowners with failing foundations, the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company has updated the guidelines for its application process. The new application launch date is Jan. 10. At that time, homeowners with failing foundations can apply....
Hartford man convicted in 2003 cold case murder | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD — A Hartford man was convicted Thursday of murder in a 2003 killing. Rafael “Felo” Ortiz, 40,  was found guilty in the death of Benjamin “Benji” Baez, who was fatally shot on June 11, 2003, while sitting in a car parked on Main Street in Hartford. Ortiz  was arrested in Octo...
Controversy over Thin Blue Line flag avoided at the Capitol | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 21, 2019
HARTFORD – Many recognize the Thin Blue Line flag as a symbol of support for law enforcement, but others feel that it serves as opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement. A Thin Blue Line flag was hung inside of the Capitol, but then it was removed because of those concerns. Pictures from the ...
Hartford sex offender who attacked teen in Elizabeth Park committed to Whiting for 20 years | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 20, 2019
A Hartford sex offender who attacked a teenage girl and later told police he planned to sexually assault her was ordered committed Monday to the maximum-security Whiting Forensic Hospital. Thomas J. Connors, 25, will be under the control of the state Psychiatric Security Review Board for 20 years,.....
Connecticut-led probe of generic 'cartel' grows to 300 drugs | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 20, 2019
An antitrust lawsuit brought by states over just two drugs in 2016 has now exploded into an investigation of alleged price-fixing involving at least 16 companies and 300 drugs, according to the office of Attorney General George Jepsen, whose office has been leading the probe. "This is most likely...
Hartford Police investigate four shootings, two deaths in 24 hours | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 20, 2019
HARTFORD — Hartford Police are investigating yet another shooting in the capital city, the third one within twelve hours.  Police say around 4:20 a.m., officers were called to the area of 179 Brook Street when shotspotter was activated. They found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds. ...
Homicide investigation underway in Hartford; police investigating a separate shooting | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 19, 2019
HARTFORD —  Hartford police have responded to two separate shootings Tuesday evening. Police have responded to a shooting on Atwood Street and New Britain Avenue. Police said a person who was shot on New Britain Avenue, has died. Police said there is no indication at this time that the incide...
Firefighters battle 2 alarm blaze in Hartford | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 19, 2019
HARTFORD — Firefighters are on the scene of a two alarm fire Tuesday afternoon. Crews were called to 100 Edwards St. shortly before 2 p.m. Crews were still working on putting out hot spots an hour later. Officials said the number of people displaced was unknown but it could be as many as a doz...
Hartford Police investigate overnight homicide | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 19, 2019
HARTFORD — Police say they are investigating their third homicide of the year. According to police, they were called to the area of 198 Woodland Drive on a ‘suspicious death’. around 1:30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 26-year-old man from Middletown dead outside...
Lamb scores 25 to carry Vermont past Hartford 77-75 | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 17, 2019
WEST HARTFORD — Anthony Lamb had 25 points as Vermont narrowly beat Hartford 77-75 on Saturday. Lamb hit 10 of 12 from the free throw line. Ernie Duncan had 16 points for Vermont (21-5, 11-1 America East Conference), which won its sixth consecutive game. Stef Smith added 12 points. J.R. Lynch had ...
Hartford Yard Goats hold National Anthem tryouts | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 17, 2019
HARTFORD — It may be the middle of February but some people have baseball on their mind. The Hartford Yard Goats held tryouts for the National Anthem Saturday. The tryouts were open to singers all ages from 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Yard Goats 2019 home opener wi...
Young boy tackles homelessness in Hartford with ‘bags of love’ | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 17, 2019
HARTFORD – One boy has proved age is just a number. He has gone above and beyond to help the homeless community in Hartford and his initiative has gotten the attention of many people. At just 11 years old, Tiernan Cabot is on a mission to reduce the severity of homelessness in the region. On Chris...
Shooting outside Hartford nightclub leaves one dead, two wounded | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 17, 2019
HARTFORD – At closing time, patrons of the Vibz Uptown nightclub walked out into the parking lot – and then gunfire erupted. Now one person is dead and two are in the hospital. Police say their ShotSpotter system was activated at 1:45 a.m. Sunday by 8 rounds being fired outside the club ...
National Ninja League World Championships happening at the XL Center | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 16, 2019
HARTFORD  —You may have seen American Ninja Warrior on television before. Well, now you can watch it, and compete in it right in Hartford. “People are finally recognizing this is more than just a TV show, but it’s an actual sport,” says Drew Drechsel, who is known as the Real L...
Two suffer knife injuries in assault at Hartford bar | Fox 61
Fox 61 | February 16, 2019
HARTFORD – Police were called to a local restaurant last night for an assault that left two people with knife wounds. About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police were called to Andrea’s Restaurant on Franklin Avenue for a reported serious assault with a knife. Hartford police secured the scene, bu...
Capitol Watch Podcast: Connecticut's pension problem is even more complicated than you think | Hartford Courant
Hartford Courant | February 15, 2019
In the weeks and months before the midterm election, Connecticut voters heard a dark, ominous, vaguely familiar term: "unfunded pension liabilities." Why? What do those three words have to do with anything? Well, it’s complicated. Capitol Bureau Chief Chris Keating explains how Connecticut became....