Katie Harris, FOX 61

Katie Harris

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Connecticut, United States

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Past articles by Katie:

6 injured after massive scaffolding collapse in Houston

Six construction workers were hurt when a large amount of scaffolding collapsed Friday outside a building under construction in Houston, a city firefighter said. Video from the scene showed piles o... → Read More

Do annual physicals do more harm than good?

Every year, one-third of Americans head into their doctor's office to be prodded and poked, weighed and tested. It's a ritual known as the annual physical and is the most common reason Americans vi... → Read More

Man writes open letter to woman reporting ‘creepy guy’ in park

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A man was stopped by police after taking a walk in the park with his camera last month. A neighbor spotted David Updike taking photographs and feared that he was taking pictures... → Read More

Baby names that are more popular on the East Coast than West Coast

The East Coast and West Coast are both part of the U.S., but that’s about where their similarities end. Each side of the country has its own style on just about everything, including baby names. Ge... → Read More

Guy walks into shop, buys photo for $2 — it could be worth $5 million

A California collector appears poised to cash in to the tune of $5 million five years after paying just $2 for what has turned out to be only the second known photo of Western outlaw Billy the Kid.... → Read More

Food service worker forgives teen for mac-and-cheese tirade

STORRS — A food service worker involved in a confrontation with a drunken University of Connecticut student who was demanding jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese is offering forgiveness. "Everyone h... → Read More

Tipping to be eliminated at Danny Meyers’s NYC restaurants

NEW YORK — Here's a tip for eating at one of Danny Meyer's restaurants — don't leave one. The restaurateur says all 13 of his New York City eateries will be eliminating tipping and raising prices i... → Read More

Police identify Hartford couple shot and killed in murder-suicide

HARTFORD -- Police have identified a married couple killed in a murder-suicide Monday afternoon. Police say Ramon Villa, 48, shot and killed his wife Reyna Villa, 38, with a shotgun and then took h... → Read More

Utah vandal follows conscience, pays for vandalism damages 25 years later

OREM, Utah -- A Utah vandal has decided to make things right 25 years later. The City of Orem received a letter on Monday with $500 cash explaining the sender had vandalized bathrooms at a local pa... → Read More

Police in Southington searching for woman who followed children walking down street

SOUTHINGTON -- Police are searching for a woman they say followed 2 children as they walked down the street Sunday evening. On October 11, around 7:15 p.m. police received a report of a suspicious ... → Read More

Volkswagen movie in the works with Leonardo DiCaprio

LONDON -- The Volkswagen diesel scandal is set to get the Hollywood treatment. Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way is planning to make a movie about the scandal, basing it on a yet-to... → Read More

Seattle bride and groom thrilled by Presidential photobomb

SEATTLE, Washington -- A Seattle couple was thrilled after their wedding day photoshoot was photobombed late last week. Why you might ask? Take a close look at the photos shared with KCPQ-TV by pho... → Read More

See the very different debating styles of Clinton and Sanders

WASHINGTON -- All eyes will be on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two leading Democratic candidates, at Tuesday's CNN Democratic presidential debate. This will be their first meeting as opp... → Read More

Child struck by car in East Hartford over the weekend has died

EAST HARTFORD -- On Sunday, October 11, a child was hit by a car on Sawka Drive. Responding officers found the injured child inside a home where he had been carried by family members after the acci... → Read More

Aunt sues 8-year-old nephew over ‘exuberant’ greeting leading to fall

BRIDGEPORT — An aunt is suing her 12-year-old nephew for $127,000 for injuries she says she sustained from his over-exuberant greeting. The Connecticut Post reports that Jennifer Connell, of New Yo... → Read More

Richard Gere poses as homeless man, goes completely unnoticed

NEW YORK -- Popular actor Richard Gere went undercover as a homeless man in New York City, and he wrote about his experience on Facebook. His post has gone viral with more than 1 million likes and ... → Read More

Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain

HARTFORD — Federal prosecutions in Connecticut are highlighting government efforts to eliminate counterfeit parts from the supply chain for U.S. defense contractors. Peter Picone, of Methuen, Massa... → Read More

Blumenthal says VW should face maximum $18 billion fine

HARTFORD — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Volkswagen should face a maximum federal fine of $18 billion after the German automaker admitted it installed software designed to manipulate die... → Read More

Stranger’s touching act of kindness toward man with special needs goes viral

ONTARIO, Canada -- A photo of a man's touching act of kindness toward a passenger with special needs on a crowded bus is going viral. The story behind the photo posted on the Only in Hamilton Faceb... → Read More

2 people shot and killed in Hartford

HARTFORD -- Two people were shot and killed on Broad Street in Hartford Monday afternoon. Police say it happened at 1020 Broad Street. Hartford Police Major Crimes is investigating. According to Th... → Read More