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Danbury shooting prompts security measures at nearby schools

DANBURY, CT (WFSB) -- Danbury police are looking for a person accused in a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon. The shooting happened in the area of Ellsworth and Hospital Ave. Police said one person was taken to the hospital.


Bethel Fire & EMS Mourns Death of Firefighter

BETHEL, CT — Bethel Fire and EMS announced the death of firefighter Ira Pollack on social media Wednesday. "Ira served the Town of Bethel for many years between the Fire Department and Town Highway Department. He will be dearly missed by many," the post read in part.


Four Danbury Dogs Will Be at the 2019 Animal Planet ‘Puppy Bowl’

Forget the Super Bowl. This year, all local eyes will be on four Danbury dogs who will actually be competing in the 15th annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl. DAWS, the Danbury Animal Welfare Society, entered 25 puppies for this year's show and four of those dogs were chosen to compete. There will be be


This Weekend: Concerts, comedy and boats

The Hartford Boat Show runs Jan. 17 to Jan. 20 at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville. Tickets are $14. For more information, visit hartfordboatshow.com. Jerry O’Sullivan will perform on Jan. 17 at 7:45 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Church Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. The concert is free. For more in


Connecticut woman arrested after dog remains found in crates, police say

A Connecticut woman was arrested Tuesday after police discovered crates of dogs' remains inside her home in November. Fairfield police responded to Heidi Lueders’ home on Nov. 14 after a report of animal cruelty, the Greenwich Free Press reported. Police discovered the remains while conducting a sea


Fairfield County Residents Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops

New York State Police troopers busted nearly two dozen local motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired in the area over the past week. On Friday, Jan. 11, State Police troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Gerard V. Ollis, 43, of Poughkeepsie, for DWAI Drugs. He was traveling on Route 9 in Rhin


Connecticut Man Pleads Not Guilty in Homicide of Bethel Woman

The man accused of killing Bethel resident Emily Todd says he didn't do it. Accused of the homicide killing of Emily Todd, 26-year-old Brandon Roberts stood before Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin this past Monday and pleaded not guilty and then asked for a jury trial.


Democrats begin race for Danbury mayor with gusto

DANBURY — The race for Danbury mayor officially began Thursday night with a show of force from Democrats and their presumptive nominee, attorney Chris Setaro. More than 440 party leaders and supporters filled the Amber Room Colonnade for Setaro’s formal campaign launch in what Democrats hope could b


Bethel Police Department ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Event, Feb. 9th

Report by Paula Antolini, January 16, 2019, 12:26PM EDT. The Bethel Police Department would like to announce its newest Coffee with a Cop event for Saturday, February 9th 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, at Bethel Police headquarters, 12 Judd Avenue, Bethel, CT.


Danbury Schools on Lockdown: Report

DANBURY — Several local schools are on lockdown while police search for an armed person after a man was shot near Danbury Hospital on Thursday afternoon, the News Times is reporting.


Bethel to Vote on $450,000 for Middle School Cooling System

BETHEL, CT — Residents will meet at a special town meeting Tuesday to approve $450,000 for a cooling system for the middle school, the News Times is reporting. The system failed early in the school year, and the moisture levels were extreme, officials said.


Bethel Student Named to Castleton University Dean's List

From Castelton University: William Mossop of Bethel was recently named to the Castleton University Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year. To qualify for this academic honor, the student must maintain full-time status and a semester grade point average of 3.5.


DeFronzo off Connecticut Lottery board

HARTFORD — Donald DeFronzo, who was appointed chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s board of directors in 2017, is no longer on the board, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned.


Ridgefielders plan to protest at Women’s March in New York City Saturday

Organizers for the town chapter of the Women’s March plan to protest in New York City once again at this year’s rally on Saturday, Jan. 19. Aimee Berger-Girvalo, who organized buses to the first march in Washington, D.C., in January 2017, said the group will be using public transportation to travel


Suspect On Loose After Shooting In Danbury

The Danbury Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which took place in the area of Ellsworth and Hospital Avenues Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17. Police said there is one victim being treated at the Danbury Hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm.


Body Of Rare Pygmy Sperm Whale That Went Missing From Fairfield County Beach Found

One week after the Town of Stratford issued a request for the person who had taken the carcass of a rare pygmy sperm whale from one of its beaches to return it, the whale has been recovered.


Q4 Fairfield County housing market down in single-family and luxury activity

Average sales prices in Fairfield County’s single-family and luxury housing markets during the fourth quarter of 2018 saw declines while the regional condo market saw a price upswing, according to data released by Douglas Elliman Real Estate.


Chris Hansen from 'To Catch a Predator' arrested in Connecticut

STAMFORD, Connecticut -- Chris Hansen, the host of NBC's "To Catch a Predator," turned himself in to police in Stamford, Connecticut. Hansen was charged with bouncing checks. In the summer of 2017, police said Hansen ordered promotional trinkets from a Stamford company.


Story Hour Open Mic at Molten Java in Bethel

This post was contributed by a community member. On the third Friday each month up to 10 story-tellers will share a 5-minute true story based on the month's theme. This month it’s Jan. 18, 8 -9 pm and the theme is “There’s a first time for everything.”


Danbury police: 1 person shot in arm; suspect sought

A shooting in Danbury landed one person in the hospital Thursday, and authorities are seeking the gunman. Police say one victim was taken to Danbury Hospital with a gunshot wound to their arm. They say the shooting took place in the area of Ellsworth and Hospital avenues.