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  • Bristol Man Charged with Child Exploitation Using Kik

    John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jeffery L. Bacon, 60, of Bristol, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with multiple child exploitation offenses. Bacon appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford and was released on a $100,000 bond and electronic monitoring. As alleged in the ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Tribute to Highlight the Life of Christa McAuliffe

    History At Play Founder, Judith Kalaora, will will portray America’s teacher in space at the Bristol Public Library, on Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:00 PM. to present “CHALLENGER: Soaring With Christa,” a tribute to teacher and astronaut Christa McAuliffe. Ask anyone about Christa McAuliffe and they will tell you exactly where they were when the Challenger shuttle launched; however, few ...READ MORE
  • Seven Lucky Bristol Students Receive Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Grant

    Many people have heard of the “summer slide” – the decline in skills that can occur over the summer months when school isn’t in session.  Well, for seven lucky students in Bristol, the opposite is happening – their skills are actually improving this summer. Specifically their music skills, thanks to grants from the Dan Cistulli Memorial Music Fund at Main Street Community ...READ MORE
  • Walmart Installs Security Gates At Bristol Store

    You might notice something different on your next trip to Wal-Mart. The chain is working to up security. The company recently installed security gates at their Bristol location. Walmart says they’re investing half a billion dollars over the next three years on improving security nationwide. The new gates are a part of it. A Bristol store manager said individuals would walk in, grab some ...READ MORE
  • Free Summer Meals For Kids 18 and Under Across Connecticut

    Only 1 in 5 Connecticut kids & teens who rely on free or reduced-price school meals during the school year get the nutrition they need during summer. Summer Meals provides free, nutritious, meals and snacks to kids and teens, 18 years of age and younger, throughout the summer at various locations across the state.Summer Meals provides free, nutritious, meals and snacks to kids and teens, 18 ...READ MORE
  • Learning During the Summer Months Continues in the All Heart City

    There are many opportunities for Bristol’s youth to continue learning during the summer months in the “All Heart” City.  One of the many programs is the Elementary Summer Enrichment Program. This program has been in existence for many years in Bristol and provides elementary school students who are entering kindergarten through grade six a fun learning experience during the summer. The ...READ MORE
  • What happened to the Bushes at Page Park?

    If you drive by Page Park on King Street you will notice the decades old row of bushes have been chopped off. Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Dr. Joshua Medeiros stated, “The bushes were cut down for several reasons, the first is so you can see the gorgeous view that is page park from the road when you drive by. The bushes were blocking the view.” “Additionally, it serves ...READ MORE
  • Lake Compounce Splash Into Summer Giveaway — Ends July 31

    Win 4 Tickets to Lake Compounce by showing your best summer selfie! Upload your photo and add fun summer stickers and then fill out the entry form.  Must be 18 years or older to enter, or 13 years or older with parent permission. No purchase required. See Official Rules for details. Ends July 31, ...READ MORE
  • Q&A: New CT Taxes That Will Change Your Life

    The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services announced that retailers making sales in Connecticut of tangible personal property to the public are required to collect a $0.10 fee per single-use plastic checkout bag for sales and use and excise tax purposes. The store must indicate the number of single-use plastic checkout bags provided, and the total amount of the fee charged on any transaction ...READ MORE
  • Veterans Strong Community Center in Bristol Receives Grant

    Veterans Strong Community Center in Bristol (“VSCC”) was awarded a $6500 grant from the Bristol Brass General Grant Fund and the James R. Parker Trust at Main Street Community Foundation to support ongoing outreach activities in the communities VSCC serves.  While VSCC is open to all Veterans, it does serve primarily the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, ...READ MORE
  • Local Job Fair Seeks Skilled Tradespeople to Become Teachers

    The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) will hold a job fair for experienced tradespeople interested in pursuing a career in teaching at a Connecticut technical high school. The fair will take place on Wed., July 24, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School, 298 Oregon Rd., Meriden, CT. CTECS operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one ...READ MORE

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Multi-family Bridgeport home evacuated after large fire

Multi-family Bridgeport home evacuated after large fire

BRIDGEPORT — A multi-family home in Bridgeport has been evacuated after heavy flames broke out Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to 1042 Iranistan Avenue following multiple alarms at approximately 4:15 p.m. According to officials, the second floor of the home collapsed, but all residents were able to get out safely. There were no injuries reported. Authorities have not released any further details regarding the fire. FOX61 will provide updates as information becomes available.

FOX61’s Ben Goldman appears on NESN’s Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his battle with brain cancer

FOX61’s Ben Goldman appears on NESN’s Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his battle with brain cancer

BOSTON —  It was a special day at Fenway Park Wednesday. FOX61’s Ben Goldman was invited to be a part of the annual NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon to help raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Goldman sat down to talk about his battle with brain cancer. Today’s event helped raise money for research and for those currently battling the disease. The telethon started 18-years-ago and since then, $53 million has been raised for the Jimmy Fund Clinic […]

Bridgeport PD: Officer charged with sexual assault terminated

Bridgeport PD: Officer charged with sexual assault terminated

BRIDGEPORT — Police Chief, Armando Perez announced Wednesday the termination of one of his officers from the Bridgeport Police Department. 29-year-old Steven Figueroa, of Shelton was charged with first-degree sexual assault last month after a June 29 incident, where he was facing several domestic violence-related charges. According to Shelton Police, Figueroa sexually assaulted the same victim that night. Chief Perez immediately placed Officer Figueroa on administrative leave without pay and today announced his termination. “After consideration of all information available […]

Woman charged in Vernon stabbing

Woman charged in Vernon stabbing

VERNON —  Police have arrested and charged Whitney Baldwin, 32, of Vernon in connection with a stabbing that took place Tuesday morning. Vernon Police Department said an argument took place with a victim on Bellevue Avenue around 10 a.m. “The argument escalated and it is alleged that the victim was stabbed in the thigh by Baldwin with a folding knife,” police said. Police said Baldwin then allegedly discarded the knife that was later recovered by police. “The victim suffered a serious […]

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Multi-family Bridgeport home evacuated after large fire

Multi-family Bridgeport home evacuated after large fire

BRIDGEPORT — A multi-family home in Bridgeport has been evacuated after heavy flames broke out Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters responded to 1042 Iranistan Avenue following multiple alarms at approximately 4:15 p.m. According to officials, the second floor of the home collapsed, but all residents were able to get out safely. There were no injuries reported. Authorities have not released any further details regarding the fire. FOX61 will provide updates as information becomes available.

FOX61’s Ben Goldman appears on NESN’s Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his battle with brain cancer

FOX61’s Ben Goldman appears on NESN’s Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his battle with brain cancer

BOSTON —  It was a special day at Fenway Park Wednesday. FOX61’s Ben Goldman was invited to be a part of the annual NESN Jimmy Fund Telethon to help raise money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Goldman sat down to talk about his battle with brain cancer. Today’s event helped raise money for research and for those currently battling the disease. The telethon started 18-years-ago and since then, $53 million has been raised for the Jimmy Fund Clinic […]

Bridgeport PD: Officer charged with sexual assault terminated

Bridgeport PD: Officer charged with sexual assault terminated

BRIDGEPORT — Police Chief, Armando Perez announced Wednesday the termination of one of his officers from the Bridgeport Police Department. 29-year-old Steven Figueroa, of Shelton was charged with first-degree sexual assault last month after a June 29 incident, where he was facing several domestic violence-related charges. According to Shelton Police, Figueroa sexually assaulted the same victim that night. Chief Perez immediately placed Officer Figueroa on administrative leave without pay and today announced his termination. “After consideration of all information available […]

Woman charged in Vernon stabbing

Woman charged in Vernon stabbing

VERNON —  Police have arrested and charged Whitney Baldwin, 32, of Vernon in connection with a stabbing that took place Tuesday morning. Vernon Police Department said an argument took place with a victim on Bellevue Avenue around 10 a.m. “The argument escalated and it is alleged that the victim was stabbed in the thigh by Baldwin with a folding knife,” police said. Police said Baldwin then allegedly discarded the knife that was later recovered by police. “The victim suffered a serious […]

‘He’s just a little boy!’ Mom breaks down as deputies arrest teen for shooting threat

‘He’s just a little boy!’ Mom breaks down as deputies arrest teen for shooting threat

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – When authorities arrived Friday to arrest a 15-year-old in Florida after threats to commit a school shooting showed up on a video game platform, he told them he was joking, they said. “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum,” the boy wrote using a fake name, according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report. Body cam footage shows the boy’s mother become emotional after hearing […]

UConn and Boston College agree to home-and-home football series

UConn and Boston College agree to home-and-home football series

HARTFORD — UConn and Boston College have agreed to renew their regional rivalry on the football field. The programs announced Wednesday they will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be played on Oct. 29, 2022, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The return game will be played on Oct. 28, 2023, at Chestnut Hill. The Eagles and Huskies have played 14 times since 1908 and Boston College has never lost to UConn, going 12-0-2. […]

Accident closes Colt Highway on Route 6 in Farmington; multiple people taken to hospital

Accident closes Colt Highway on Route 6 in Farmington; multiple people taken to hospital

FARMINGTON — Multiple people have been taken to the hospital following an accident on Route 6 (Colt Highway) in Farmington between Fienemann Road and the Route 10 Wednesday afternoon. Farmington Police Department said the area will be closed for several hours. No other details have been released at this time. Intersection at Colt Highway and Fienemann Road in Farmington closed due to accident. No word on injuries or victims involved. Police now allowing some cars to travel through. @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/u87IryvMip […]

Tourists fined for riding e-scooters on Wisconsin highway blame GPS

Tourists fined for riding e-scooters on Wisconsin highway blame GPS

MILWAUKEE — Traffic cameras captured an unusual sight on a Wisconsin highway Monday – three men riding electric scooters. On Monday afternoon, it was not just cars, SUVs, and semis zipping down I-94. Wisconsin Department of Transportation video showed the three men, reportedly tourists from Texas, riding single file on the freeway. Later, they made an attempt to exit the interstate, but before that could happen, deputies with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) stopped to question them. At one […]

Police looking for stolen red Dodge Durango in connection to a shooting in New Haven

Police looking for stolen red Dodge Durango in connection to a shooting in New Haven

NEW HAVEN —  Police are asking the public for help in finding a stolen red Dodge Durango in connection to a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. New Haven Police Department said they responded to the area of Lloyd Street and Exchange Street on reports of a shooting. “Police identified two victims – a 26-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound and a 19-year-old male with a graze wound at the scene of the incident,” […]

Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death

Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death

NEW YORK (AP) — A police supervisor has agreed to give up vacation time to settle a disciplinary case stemming from the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The New York Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Sgt. Kizzy Adonis’ case had been resolved, but wouldn’t reveal the outcome. A police official says Commissioner James O’Neill signed off on a punishment under which Adonis will lose 20 vacation days. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because state law restricts public […]

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