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"One of the Big Ones" on Course for Earth Fly-By

Scientists and amateur astronomers are tracking a 1.7-mile-wide asteroid on course to sail past Earth as it makes a wide U-turn on the way back toward the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter....

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NY Teen Breaks "German Curse" to Win Spelling Bee

After finishing third each of the last two years, Arvind Mahankali, a 13-year-old from Queens, New York, won the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee by finally conquering a word of German origin. He...

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Schools Offer New STD App for Students 7th Grade and Up

A tool that lets sexually active people receive and share their STD testing results digitally is now available to junior high and high school students in the Los Angeles School District. Qpid.me relays...

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Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Shops

Coffee and cigarettes, for some, are an inseparable pair. But if that coffee is from Starbucks, smokers will have to take a walk if they want to light up. Cigarettes and their electronic counterparts...

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11-Year-Old New Haven Boy Missing

Police have issued a Silver Alert for an 11-year-old New Haven boy who has been missing since early Thursday morning. When Davante Jones-Whitfield was last seen, he was wearing a blue and white shirt,...

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Playground Honoring Sandy Hook Victim Opens

A special playground at Prendergast School in Ansonia is now open and each detail was chosen as a tribute to a special 6-year-old girl. The playground is dedicated in honor of Catherine Hubbard, a...

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Bus Taking Students on Field Trip Catches Fire

A school bus is on fire in the area of West and Spring streets in Southington. The fire was reported around 10 a.m. The First Student bus was bringing seniors from RHAM High School in Hebron to a field...

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Bus Catches Fire in Sherman

A coach bus caught fire in the area of Routes 55 and 39 in Sherman on Friday morning and Route 55 is closed in the area. Litchfield County dispatchers said the call came in at 11:16 a.m. Passengers got...

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Woman Arrested After Advertising Prostitution Online: Cops

Avon police arrested a Unionville woman on prostitution charges after she advertised prostitution online, according to Avon police. Elizabeth Clark, 23, of Unionville, met an Avon police detective and...

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Massive Fire at Texas Hotel

Firefighters are battling a massive fire at a hotel in Houston, according to Click2Houston.com. For more information, see Click2Houston’s Web site. Photo Credit: NBC

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Powerhouse Fire Fight Continues, Evacuations Ordered

Evacuations were again ordered Friday in the 2,500-acre brush fire burning in steep, rugged terrain of San Francisquito Canyon, north of Los Angeles. Flare-ups, meanwhile, tested homeowners' nerves as...

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Teens Charged in New Haven BB Gun Incident

New Haven police have arrested two teens accused of shooting a BB gun at a 9-year-old boy and hitting him in the shoulder. Police responded to a Sheffield Avenue home around 5 p.m. on Tuesday for...

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Safe Landing for Plane With Engine Trouble

A plane with engine trouble has landed safely at Brainard Airport in Hartford.  

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Heat to Continue Through Weekend

The temperature tied  the record heat for this date in Connecticut on Friday. The thermometer reached 9t degrees Fahrenheit at Bradley, which matched the record high temperature for May 31, set in...

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Vigil Held for Hit-and-Run Victims

Family and community members gathered Friday night  to pray for the victims of a hit-and-run in Bridgeport. 6-year-old Diamond Battle and her 61-year-old aunt, Bennie Mae Smith, were struck by a car at...

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Teen Struck, Killed by Lightning Days Before Graduation

A suburban Chicago high school senior was struck and killed by lightning during Thursday's storm, officials said. Jennie Dizon, 17, of Downers Grove, was found unconscious and not breathing in O'Brien...

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Police Crackdown on Underage Drinking at Summer Concert

A sold out crowd turned out at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford for the Luke Bryan concert and the fans were greeted by a heavy police presence. Crowds arrived early for the Friday night show, with many...

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Calif. Minimum Wage Could Grow to Highest in U.S.

Minimum-wage workers in California could see their first raises in six years if a bill that passed the state Assembly this week continues to make its way through Sacramento. The state’s minimum hourly...

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Hepatitis A Outbreak May Be Linked to Fruit Mix

A hepatitis A outbreak in California and four other Western states may be linked to a brand of berries sold at Costco stores, officials said Friday. At least six of 30 cases of the liver disease were...

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Meriden Police Officer Testifies in His Defense

A Meriden Police Officer accused of police brutality is taking the stand in his own defense on Friday and said he did not mean to injure Pedro Temich when placing him in a holding cell on May 1, 2010....

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