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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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Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday. There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. […]

Washington mother says fake CPS workers tried to take her son

Washington mother says fake CPS workers tried to take her son

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A Washington state mother says she went through a terrifying experience early Monday morning when a pair claiming to be Child Protective Services agents demanded she hand over her 4-year-old child. But the victim told police the strangers refused to provide proof they worked for the state and now detectives are investigating. “Anxiety and adrenaline just pretty much took over and I just pretty much wanted to get my son somewhere safe,” said mother Jessi McCombs. “I just […]

Community upset after ‘Sergeant Butters’ disappears from police department’s social media

Community upset after ‘Sergeant Butters’ disappears from police department’s social media

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – A small North Carolina town is in an uproar after a four-legged member of the police force vanished from the department’s social media. Sergeant Butters, an orange tabby cat, had been filling in at a police station in Davie County, and managed to amass quite the online following. Now, residents and fans are concerned for his wellbeing and demanding answers after noticing Sgt. Butters’ absence. It began when a stray cat showed up at the Mocksville Police Department. He […]

Indiana lawmaker says noose photo ‘had nothing to do’ with race

Indiana lawmaker says noose photo ‘had nothing to do’ with race

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is facing backlash after posting a photo of a gallows with nooses under a Facebook news article about a black man pleading guilty to three rapes. During an interview with WXIN, Rep. Lucas claimed the post wasn’t about race. He said he’s stunned that the photo has led to allegations that he’s racist. The lawmaker said the photo is from a historical marker at an Arizona state park and shows public executions, a […]

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Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says

Fires are raging at a record rate in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and scientists warn that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. The fires are burning at the highest rate since the country’s space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (known by the abbreviation INPE), began tracking them in 2013, the center said Tuesday. There have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said. […]

Washington mother says fake CPS workers tried to take her son

Washington mother says fake CPS workers tried to take her son

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A Washington state mother says she went through a terrifying experience early Monday morning when a pair claiming to be Child Protective Services agents demanded she hand over her 4-year-old child. But the victim told police the strangers refused to provide proof they worked for the state and now detectives are investigating. “Anxiety and adrenaline just pretty much took over and I just pretty much wanted to get my son somewhere safe,” said mother Jessi McCombs. “I just […]

Community upset after ‘Sergeant Butters’ disappears from police department’s social media

Community upset after ‘Sergeant Butters’ disappears from police department’s social media

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – A small North Carolina town is in an uproar after a four-legged member of the police force vanished from the department’s social media. Sergeant Butters, an orange tabby cat, had been filling in at a police station in Davie County, and managed to amass quite the online following. Now, residents and fans are concerned for his wellbeing and demanding answers after noticing Sgt. Butters’ absence. It began when a stray cat showed up at the Mocksville Police Department. He […]

Indiana lawmaker says noose photo ‘had nothing to do’ with race

Indiana lawmaker says noose photo ‘had nothing to do’ with race

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is facing backlash after posting a photo of a gallows with nooses under a Facebook news article about a black man pleading guilty to three rapes. During an interview with WXIN, Rep. Lucas claimed the post wasn’t about race. He said he’s stunned that the photo has led to allegations that he’s racist. The lawmaker said the photo is from a historical marker at an Arizona state park and shows public executions, a […]

Bird or bunny? This optical illusion is confusing the internet

Bird or bunny? This optical illusion is confusing the internet

It’s a bird! It’s a rabbit! No, it’s definitely a bird. But hey, you be the judge. A video of a black animal getting a nice scratch is spreading quickly around the internet as people take sides in yet another great debate. Daniel Quintana, a scientist at the University of Oslo in Norway, is responsible for all this — he found the video on an image-sharing website on Sunday and tweeted it, saying, “Rabbits love getting stroked on their nose.” […]

Human remains found in Waterbury as police continue search for missing Meriden mother

Human remains found in Waterbury as police continue search for missing Meriden mother

MERIDEN — Police said human remains were found Wednesday in Waterbury. Meriden Police Department said at this time no positive identification has been made of the remains. Police said the identification process can take a few weeks. On Wednesday, police said they’ve extended their search into Waterbury for Perrie Mason, 31, who is a mother of two who was reported missing on Monday. “We are working with Ms. Mason’s family and anticipate further updates in the future,” police said. Tuesday […]

President Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

President Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to “eliminate every penny of federal student loan debt” owed by American veterans who are completely and permanently disabled. Trump said they won’t have to pay federal income tax on the forgiven debt and called on states to waive their taxes on […]

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. First responders arrived at 1042 Iranistan Avenue around 4:30 p.m. and noticed heavy fire from the rear of the building and an occupant hanging from a third-floor window. Firefighters were able to remove the victim from the house with a ground ladder. Officials say a second alarm was called due to the volume of fire and high humidity. There were no injuries reported, […]

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 […]

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