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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County jjenkins@dailyvoice.com

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

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  1. Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield native Samantha Watts was surprised by comedy legend Will Ferrell with a $100,000 scholarship on the Today Show Tuesday. Watts, who is studying Speech Language Pathology at Ithaca College, was one of nearly 2,000 people who applied for the contest. Watts told the Today Show she needed the money for graduate school after her families finances took a hit ...

  2. Police: Realtor Tried To Auction $405K In Items Taken From Wilton Home

    Police: Realtor Tried To Auction $405K In Items Taken From Wilton Home

    WILTON, Conn.  – A Ridgefield realtor is facing attempted larceny charges after she tried to sell items she stole from a Wilton house she was overseeing, police said. Barbara Morris, 66, stole items worth more than $400,000 from the home then attempted to sell it through an auction house in Stamford back in February. Morris turned herself in to authorities on June 15, police ...

  3. Weston Ranks Among Top 5 Safest Towns In Connecticut

    Weston Ranks Among Top 5 Safest Towns In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Several Fairfield County towns were ranked among the safest in Connecticut, including Easton, which took home the top spot, according to community analysis website Niche. Niche pulled crime data from the FBI in several categories including: Assault rateRobbery rateMurder rateBurglary rateVehicle theft Larceny rateCrime and safety survey responsesNiche also ...

  4. Three Norwalk Stores Cited For Selling Liquor To Minors

    Three Norwalk Stores Cited For Selling Liquor To Minors

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk authorities cited three local shops for selling liquor to minors during a detail on Thursday, June 15. The following stores all sold alcohol to minors:Broad River Wine and Spirit, Harbor Avenue Liquor Store, South Main Street Grocery and DeliA State of Connecticut Liquor Control Division Law Enforcement Referral was submitted for the non-compliant establishments.

  5. Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Westport

    Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – UPDATE: A line of heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms expected to roll through Fairfield County on Monday afternoon, has triggered a severe thunderstorm watch as well as a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service. The thunderstorm watch will be in effect through 8 p.m. while the flash flood watch will be in effect until 4 a.m. ...

  6. Unmanned Fishing Kayak In Long Island Sound Triggers Coast Guard Search

    Unmanned Fishing Kayak In Long Island Sound Triggers Coast Guard Search

    update: The Coast Guard is now searching for a kayaker who was reported missing in New York. Click here for an update from Daily Voice. original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn.  – U.S. Coast Guard crews are searching Long Island Sound near Bridgeport on Monday after an unmanned kayak was found about four miles off the coast, according to NBC Connecticut. The 14--foot kayak was located in the ...

  7. Norwalk Police Respond To Fake Report Of Hostage Situation

    Norwalk Police Respond To Fake Report Of Hostage Situation

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk police were sent out on reports of a shooting and hostage situation on Thursday that turned out to be little more than a prank call, according to The Hour. The call was placed from an Ohio phone number at about 10 p.m. Police and medical responders arrived on East Rocks Road on reports that a woman shot her father in the head. Residents of the home were ...

  8. Norwalk Police Charge Man With Breaking Into Neighbor's Bedroom

    Norwalk Police Charge Man With Breaking Into Neighbor's Bedroom

    NORWALK, Conn.  – A Norwalk man was charged with breaking into his neighbor's bedroom on Friday, according to The Hour. Michael McDonald, 33, allegedly came into his neighbor's bedroom just before 3 a.m. on Friday morning. He reportedly fled at the sound of his neighbors' screams, The Hour reported. Witness statements led authorities to McDondal's home where he was allegedly in bed, ...

  9. Thunderstorms Will Threaten Westport Most Of The Weekend

    Thunderstorms Will Threaten Westport Most Of The Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Clouds, rain and the threat of thunderstorms will move back into Fairfield County for most of the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Friday will remain cloudy with rain likely. Expect highs around 68 degrees with a 70 percent chance of rain. Thunderstorms are also possible in the afternoon. Showers and thunder will linger on Saturday morning. ...

  10. Amazon Brokers Deal To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

    Amazon Brokers Deal To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

    Online retail giant Amazon will expand its grocery game in a big way after acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, according to multiple reports. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who had reportedly been under pressure to broker a sale, will remain in his role, CNBC reported. The $13.7 billion cash deal equates to $42 per share and is expected to close in the second half of 2017. It will be ...

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