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  1. Kitchen Destroyed In Darien House Fire

    Kitchen Destroyed In Darien House Fire

    This story has been updated.A house fire in Darien on Thursday caused heavy damage to the kitchen area of the home.The fire, which began around 3:20 p.m. at 9 Beach Drive, was contained to the kitchen by the quick work of all three of the city's fire department's, said Noroton Assistant Fire Chief Brendan Keane.According to Keane, the majority of the damage remained in the kitchen, with ...

  2. Man Rescued After Nearly Drowning In Fairfield County

    Man Rescued After Nearly Drowning In Fairfield County

    A 35-year-old local man is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning in a restricted swimming area at Indian Well State Park in Shelton.The Milford resident was swimming in the area of the waterfalls when he began having trouble shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to DEEP officials.EnCon, along with Shelton emergency services responded to the park for the report of a drowning, said ...

  3. Man Wounded In Random Fairfield County Shooting

    Man Wounded In Random Fairfield County Shooting

    One person was shot in the leg during a random shooting in Fairfield County.Police received multiple calls regarding shots fired in the area of 569 Arctic St. in Bridgeport around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Av Harris, spokesman for the Bridgeport PD.When police arrived on scene they found that one man had been transported privately to Bridgeport Hospital with a non-life ...

  4. Stamford Police Launch Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign

    Stamford Police Launch Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign

    Stamford police are back on the hunt for drivers who are distracted by their cell phones and other devices during its renewed "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." statewide campaign.During the campaign, which runs from Wednesday through Aug. 15, officers will be cracking down on motorists who text, talk or distract themselves with a hand-held mobile phone while driving. “Texting and ...

  5. Woman Tries To Swallow Drugs, Fights Officers During Hotel Arrest, Greenwich PD Says

    Woman Tries To Swallow Drugs, Fights Officers During Hotel Arrest, Greenwich PD Says

    Police nabbed a couple at a local hotel for drugs after receiving a complaint of a fight taking place.Alexander Edell, 36, of Cos Cob, and Melaine Arias, 22, of Brooklyn, were charged with numerous drug charges after officers arrived at the Hyatt Hotel on E. Putnam Avenue around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and found narcotics and drug paraphernalia in plain view in the hotel room, said Greenwich ...

  6. Two Longtime Members Of Greenwich Police Force Announce Retirements

    Two Longtime Members Of Greenwich Police Force Announce Retirements

    Two longtime members of the Greenwich Police department have retired after a combined 50 years on the force.Lt. John Rodriguez, a graduate of Westchester Business Institute, was hired as a Greenwich Police officer in 1992. He served as a dispatcher, field training officer, and traffic accident investigator. Rodriguez was promoted sergeant in 2009, and to lieutenant in 2017.Over the ...

  7. Suspects On Loose After Seven Cars Stolen From Fairfield County Dealership

    Suspects On Loose After Seven Cars Stolen From Fairfield County Dealership

    Seven cars were stolen during a break-in at a Fairfield County Chevrolet dealership on Sunday.The missing cars were stolen around 1 a.m. Sunday at the Devan Chevrolet Dealership on Danbury Road in Wilton, according to Wilton Police Capt. Thomas Conlan.The thieves, a group of suspects, were caught on video surveillance smashing a window and entering the service department at the ...

  8. ID Released For Pedestrian Killed While Retrieving Cell Phone On I-95

    ID Released For Pedestrian Killed While Retrieving Cell Phone On I-95

    A man who was struck and killed on I-95 while he retrieved his cell phone from the median has been identified.Hoa Ngo, 34, of Sacramento, Calif., was killed around 2:30 a.m. Monday on I-95 northbound just north of Exit 41 in Orange, said Sgt. Eric J Haglund with the Connecticut State Police.An initial investigation into the incident revealed that prior to the accident, Ngo was traveling ...

  9. CT Man Charged With DUI With Child In Car

    CT Man Charged With DUI With Child In Car

    A 35-year-old Connecticut man was busted in Rhode Island for allegedly driving drunk with a 4-year--old in the car.Matthew Chouinard, of Pomfret, was arrested at approximately 8:20 p.m. Sunday, on I-95 North in Richmond after troopers spotted a vehicle being operated erratically, with no headlights or taillights on well after sunset. A four-year-old child was in the car at the time, ...

  10. Travel Delays Continue Following Danbury Dump Truck Crash

    Travel Delays Continue Following Danbury Dump Truck Crash

    Motorists can expect continued significant travel delays through the evening commute in Northern Fairfield County after a dump truck struck a pole, bringing down power lines earlier Monday.The crash took place around 10:10 a.m. Monday at 3 Plumtrees Road in Danbury when the truck, exiting a business with its bed extended struck the power lines over the roadway, said Danbury PD Det. ...

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