Ashley Afonso, FOX 61

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FOX 61

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Past articles by Ashley:

Police: Vernon Motel owner killed in argument over $10 pool pass

In court Monday the state argued they have a strong case as the entire incident was caught on surveillance video. → Read More

Buyer beware: Amazon Prime Day deals... or scams?

With more deals come more opportunities for scammers to try and trick consumers. → Read More

Maryland man arrested in Guilford after bringing child onto railroad tracks

Officers determined the man was attempting to hurt himself and the child; he then fled into a nearby swamp. → Read More

Manchester mother in court to face charges in the death of her 3-year-old son

“He was soft hearted, quiet, he was a three year old, no three year old deserves it,” → Read More

UConn classes of 2020 and 2021 get their graduation ceremony, and a chance to get vaccinated

After last year's graduation was canceled due to the pandemic, ceremonies are being held this week at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. → Read More

St. Francis, Hartford Yard Goats team up to help newborns and their families

The new initiative bringing a smile to new parents and hospital staff who have otherwise gone through this experience during a very stressful time. → Read More

First and Finest: Derby police shooting; Windsor noose incident

With Brian Foley, Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety → Read More

A local vaccine clinic to honor a loved one lost to covid-19

After losing her father to covid-19 complications, one woman is making sure that no one else has to lose their loved ones. → Read More

'Student Skip Day' held to help vaccinate CREC, East Hartford students

Students 16 years old or older are eligible for the vaccine. The only one currently approved for teens is the Pfizer vaccine. → Read More

House of Heroes CT is helping a local veteran couple with house repairs

After serving our country it's time to give back to them. One charity is helping give back to this deserving couple in a big way. → Read More

First and Finest: Recruiting women for the force; Active shooters

Local News First and Finest: Recruiting women for the force; Active shooters Our weekly talk with Connecticut State Police WESTBROOK, Conn. — Connecticut State Police have set out with a goal to recruit more women to the force. They’re looking to have 30% of their police force made up by women by 2030. They call it the 30x30 pledge. Right now somewhere between 8-10% of the agency is made up of… → Read More

Mansfield teacher hit with large tax bill for his help in the community

After raising more than $40,000, he is now having to pay $16,000 in income tax. → Read More

First and Finest: Distracted driving crackdown

Local News First and Finest: Distracted driving crackdown State and local police are on the lookout HARTFORD, Conn. — The month of April is distracted driving awareness month and Connecticut State Police along with local towns will be out cracking down on anyone who may be distracted behind the wheel. During our “First and Finest” segment Sunday morning on the FOX61, Trooper Josue Dorelus… → Read More

Air travel up over Easter weekend as travelers feel safer

TSA reports that they’ve screened 1.5 million people at airports across the nation on Friday, the highest single-day number since March 12, 2020. → Read More

CT Bucket List: Flamig Farm in West Simsbury continues traditions of fun

It started as an egg farm and is now a fifth-generation family farm offering so much more. → Read More

First and Finest: State Police investigating string of rest stop robberies

Robberies happened in Branford, Fairfield and Darien → Read More

State GOP lawmakers voice opposition to extension of Lamont's emergency powers

The powers have allowed him to make 91 executive orders over the course of the year during the pandemic. → Read More

Waterbury PD chief to testify at Senate hearings on gun violence

The hearings will consider public health, law enforcement, and community-based approaches aimed at saving lives and making communities safer. → Read More

First and Finest: How troopers caught the Texas kidnapping suspect

Plus, Brian Foley discusses how Connecticut law officials are on alert for hate crimes against Asian Americans. → Read More

Geno Auriemma weighs in on controversy over men's, women's NCAA facilities

"From what I see, and from what I know people have put out there... doesn’t present a very good picture at all,” said Auriemma. → Read More