Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
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Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
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A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
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Wednesday is Halloween, but some cities and towns have made the decision to postpone the spooky festivities while others have decided to continue with activities.
In Colchester, East Haven, West Haven and New Haven, the mayors there have postponed trick-or-treating until Nov. 7. The mayors said they postponed the holiday celebration because of closed roads and the number of people without power.
"The extra week should allow all town and utility crews to get the communities back to normal, so all families can enjoy Halloween in a safe and secure manner," said Frank Gentilesco Jr., East Haven assistant director of administration and management.
Danbury and Fairfield officials have also postponed the holiday; however, it is unclear if other Fairfield County towns have canceled trick-or-treating.
Brideport said residents should take their children trick-or-treating before it goes dark and if they do, "to take extreme caution."
Harwinton and Burlington postponed trick-or-treating until Saturday. Trumbull has postponed trick-or-treating until Sunday.
"The town crews, emergency responders and CL&P crews have done a great job ensuring the safety of our citizens during and since the storm impacted both towns," said Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss.
Officials in Milford rescheduled the holiday celebrations until next Wednesday.
"It is currently not safe for residents to be walking in neighborhoods with potential life-threatening conditions," stated Mayor Ben Blake. "Halloween is a fun event but also needs to be safe."
Groton Town police are asking parents to "refrain from children" participating in door-to-door trick-or-treating.
Trick-or-treating will continue as planned in Baltic, but town officials said the town's Safe Halloween has been postponed the program until Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.
However in Ledyard, trick-or-treating has been canceled until Nov. 5.
"This is being done for obvious safety reasons," town officials said on Ledyard's website.
Trunk or Treat at the Woodbridge Fire Department on Center Road will continue as planned, but in addition to the spooky events, hot dinners will be served. Hot dogs, hamburgers and more will be served to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
"Halloween Safe Night" at the Terryville Fair Grounds sponsored by the Lions Club is postponed until Saturday.
However, several towns are not stopping children in their towns from trick-or-treating as normal on Wednesday night. The following towns will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday evening:
All city and town officials are advising trick-or-treaters to be careful on roads without power and to exercise caution in areas where there are downed branches, debris or power lines.
"The town does not control Halloween," Enfield wrote on its Facebook page. "Use your discretion if your area was hard hit, but otherwise it is business as usual."
In Old Saybrook, town officials is giving residents signs for homes that may not have power, but still want to hand out candy. Signs must be placed on lawns of people who welcome trick-or-treating.
Houses with power do not need signs and just turn on their porch lights to welcome trick-or-treaters.
Avon residents are being asked to "use good judgment when making plans" for Halloween night.
Granby officials said trick-or-treating is "not a town-sponsored event" and is asking to trick-or-treaters to "take extra caution" because there are still power outages and debris in the road.
In New London, city officials are asking residents to exercise caution similar to town leaders in Granby. But, they are asking parents to guide their children around debris and keep them in well lit areas.
In Mansfield, residents are being "discouraged from entering neighborhoods with no electricity." However, parents can take their children out, but they should emphasis on safety.
There are reports that Willimantic and Waterbury will allow children to trick or treat on Wednesday evening.
Mystic Aquarium announced Wednesday morning that it will open its doors for families with children to trick or treat at the facilities. Check out that story by clicking here.
Officials with the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford announced Wednesday that it, too would extend its hours to accommodate families that have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
The Science Center will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to accommodate the thousands of families affected by the dozens of school cancellations as a result of the massive storm.
Kids who head to the Connecticut Science Center will get $5 off admission, too.
The special Spooktacular Halloween activities will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., and the activities planned include trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and pumpkin decorating.
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Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:00:12 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park this Sunday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.Full Story >
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