Jeevan Vittal, FOX 61

Jeevan Vittal

FOX 61

Hartford, CT, United States

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Past articles by Jeevan:

President Trump’s administration pushing to regulate server’s tips

MIDDLETOWN -- A push by the Trump Administration is making restaurant owners watch developments in Washington. The Department of Labor is proposing a policy shift which would allow employers to take tips from serving staff and pool it. → Read More

FOX61 travels to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria aftermath

SAN JUAN -- FOX61’s Jeevan Vittal and photojournalist Tom Maroney traveled to Puerto Rico to meet with neighbors and follow a group of Connecticut volunteers who traveled to the Island to distribute tons of food, water and supplies to those in need. → Read More

ASML to add more than 500 jobs in Wilton

WILTON - Netherlands-based ASML, a company that manufactures the machines that make computer chips, is expanding its engineering and manufacturing footprint in Wilton. → Read More

Students, parents, faculty protest Hartford’s decision to shutter two schools

HARTFORD - A group of students parents and teachers from Batchelder Elementary School stood on the side of the road Wednesday afternoon protesting a decision to close it at the end of the school year. "Well I'm not surprised," said Antony Daley, a parent. → Read More

Massachusetts trucker sentenced to 6 months for I-95 crash that killed 3 people

NEW LONDON - The man behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer was sentenced to six months behind bars with 100 hours of community service for a October 2014 crash that killed three people. → Read More

New Fairfield man fighting off deportation order again

HARTFORD -- Joel Colindres finds himself in the fight of his life once again. The New Fairfield husband and father of two checked in with immigrations and customs enforcement this morning while dozens of people chanted and held signs outside the court calling for the deportation order to be lifted. → Read More

Five years later, CT state police release Sandy Hook shooting ‘after-action report’

MIDDLETOWN — On Friday afternoon Connecticut State Police released a report on the agency’s response to the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 children and educators dead. → Read More

Waterbury sex offender arrested for allegedly contacting middle school aged girls

PLYMOUTH - A convicted sex offender is back in trouble with the law after allegedly violating his probation with family member's smart phone. Court documents show 30-year-old Michael LaMountain contacted middle school aged girls using a family member's smart phone to send lewd messages through social media. → Read More

Puerto Rican Community to CT: please don’t forget about us

HARTFORD — As families continue arriving from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, advocates are calling for more help meeting the needs of thousands of displaced people who have found shelter in Connecticut's biggest cities. → Read More

CT General Assembly defies Malloy; passes Medicare Savings Program revisions

HARTFORD -- The office of Connecticut's governor says the state's projected revenue from personal income tax collections has risen by more than $900 million. → Read More

Manchester restaurant murder suspects arraigned

MANCHESTER – Friends and family continue to mourn the loss of Norris Jackson III, who was shot during an altercation at the Bonchon Restaurant in Manchester. “He was a good person, he was about his kids,” described Taniesha Pierce, a friend of Jackson. “He loved his kids. → Read More

CT homeowners scramble to prepay property taxes by year’s end

HARTFORD –- Thousands of residents in Connecticut have been flooding local tax assessor offices to figure out how the GOP tax overhaul will hit home. The likeliest problem for many will be the $10,000 local and state tax deductions cap. → Read More

Property tax raise concerns in Connecticut

HARTFORD – Thousands of residents in Connecticut have been flooding local tax assessor offices to figure out how the GOP tax overhaul will hit home. The likeliest problem for many will be the $10,000 local and state tax deductions cap. → Read More

FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Army father surprises son with holiday homecoming in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN -- 10-year- old Giovanie Lebron got his father home for the holidays. Sergeant Juan Lebron is based out of Denton, TX as a trainer for the U.S. Army. He hadn't seen his son in a year but got a few days of leave and was able to surprise his son at school for the holidays. → Read More

CSCU Board of Regents approves consolidation plan

HARTFORD -- In a 12-0 vote with one abstention, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents adopted a plan to consolidate the system's 12 community colleges into one unified, centralized, system. "Today's proposal is the beginning. → Read More

Cigarette ashes spark fire that displaces more than 150 people

NORWALK - The city fire marshal and state authorities believe an improperly discarded cigarette caused a fire that ended up destroying part of a condominium complex. The flames ignited Monday afternoon at the Stonewood Condominiums on the balcony of a third floor apartment. → Read More

Republican candidates for Governor make the case to voters

WINDSOR -- Republican Gubernatorial hopefuls presented their vision to voters Wednesday night at the first debate for Republican candidates for Governor in 2018. The event was hosted by FOX 61, the Hartford Courant, and the Connecticut Republican Party. → Read More

Legislators want permanent fix for Medicare aid program

HARTFORD — Connecticut legislative leaders say they want to find a way to permanently fix a popular program they cut in the new state budget that helps cover the cost of Medicare-related expenses for tens of thousands of senior citizens and people with disabilities. → Read More

Wethersfield crash re-ignites debate over juvenile justice reform

WETHERSFIELD — Police chiefs, prosecutors, and state judicial officials are having another dialogue over the juvenile justice system after another high-profile incident involving a stolen SUV, allegedly taken by teens. → Read More

New Britain serial killer sentenced to life in prison

NEW BRITAIN — An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in New Britain in 2003 was sentenced to life in prison. A state judge in New Britain is expected to hand down a 360-year prison sentence Friday for William Devin Howell, who pleaded guilty to six murder charges in September. → Read More