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Victim Dragged Out Of Home In Darien Domestic Dispute, Police Say

A man is facing charges after a domestic dispute led to a victim getting dragged out of a home, Darien Police say. Officers responded to a Darien address on the report of a domestic dispute on Friday, Feb. 15 around 3:30 a.m. The caller stated that a party had arrived at her front door and asked for


Winter weather advisory in effect for Darien and area

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Darien and southern Connecticut from 2 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday. Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of one to three inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. Slippery road conditions are possible.


Gov. Lamont wants to get rid of Connecticut’s sales tax free week

Tucked in Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal is the elimination of Connecticut’s sales tax free week, a popular time for families to do their back-to-school shopping. Eliminating the weeklong tax holiday would save the state about $5 million a year, Lamont’s budget office estimated.


Schools closing early, canceling afternoon activities with snow, sleet and freezing rain in forecast

Schools across Connecticut canceled afternoon activities - and some decided to close early - ahead of the snow, sleet and freezing rain expected Wednesday evening. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday as a snow and ice storm approaches the state, the Nat


Fender Bender Leads To Immigration Enforcement Case In Darien: PD

DARIEN, CT — A minor parking lot fender bender in Darien last week led to one of the drivers, a Bridgeport man, being hauled off by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to Darien police.


Wow! House: 444 Feet Of Waterfront In Darien

DARIEN, CT -- With 444 feet of waterfront, this Georgian style brick mansion in Darien has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a "pool & pool house and private cottage," according to the listing on realtor.com.


What You Can Buy: Darien Nantucket turn-key ranch

Photo: Halstead Connecticut — This 81-year-old, one-level Nantucket turn-key home provides easy living with light-filled rooms. The home boasts seven rooms and it has been beautifully renovated with attention to detail. Off the gracious foyer is a dining room or formal living room complete with a wo


Bridge swap city — Stamford to see another project in late spring

STAMFORD — The ambitious Atlantic Street bridge replacement in the city’s South End, which just started detouring traffic this week, isn’t the only multimillion-dollar bridge swap in town.


Driver who lost foot in Stamford crash stands trial for manslaughter

Photo: Contributed Photo / Stamford Police Department / Contributed Photo. STAMFORD—A city man who lost his foot in an speeding accident on Washington Boulevard is set to stand trial Wednesday for the death of his passenger in the same 2017 crash.


Judge holds Stamford chase suspect on $250,000 bond

STAMFORD — A city man who led police on a high speed chase after allegedly trying to steal a $100 pair of slippers from Lord & Taylor on Friday had his court appearance bond held at $250,000 by a Stamford judge Tuesday.


Westport Man Faces Sexual Assault Charge

A Westport man has been charged with sexual assault after being arrested at police headquarters on Tuesday. The alleged offender, Kenneth Cardillo, 67, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault around 11 a.m., said Westport Police Lt. Jillian Cabana.


Driver Crashes Into Norwalk Bar: Report

NORWALK, CT — Police said a Norwalk man is accused of crashing into the front of a SoNo bar while driving on Washington Avenue early Tuesday morning, the Norwalk Hour reported. Police said no one was injured in the crash, and there was no structural damage to the building.


New Stamford restaurant on the way at former ‘Factory’ site

STAMFORD — The downtown site of the former Factory Bar & Grill appears to be preparing to roll out another restaurant. A sign in the front window of 261 Main St. advertises the “coming soon” of Clark + Main. The posting does not give more details about the planned establishment, but the recent paint


Providence man found guilty of heroin trafficking in southeastern Connecticut

A jury in U.S. District Court in Hartford on Wednesday found 30-year-old Eddy Pena of Providence guilty of distributing heroin in southeastern Connecticut. He faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of life. A sentencing date has not been schedul


After school programs canceled in Stamford due to snow

STAMFORD — After school and evening activities for Stamford Public Schools are canceled this evening. The cancellation was announced Wednesday morning in light of snow that is supposed to begin around 2 p.m. and affect afternoon and evening commutes.


Rye Brook Man Accused Of Violating Protective Order: Greenwich PD

GREENWICH, CT — A 24-year-old Rye Brook, NY man was arrested by Greenwich police on a charge of violation of a protective order he allegedly made contact with a person on Rodwell Avenue in Greenwich for whom he is prohibited from contacting, according to Greenwich police.


Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

CHICAGO — Police official: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Greenwich police warn of phone scam

Photo: Mellana, Tom — Greenwich police have a new post up warning people about phone scams — this one from bogus utility companies. The warning, posted on Facebook this morning, reads: “It’s an old scheme. Someone calls and pretends to be from your local utility. You are informed you are behind on y


Connecticut governor pitches statewide soda tax

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) wants his state to become the first to levy an extra tax on sugary drinks and sodas. In a budget proposal rolled out Wednesday, Lamont asked legislators to impose a new 1.5 cents per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The tax would generate about $163 million in


Man Sentenced For Crash That Killed Stamford Father Of Three

The man convicted for his role in a fatal Father’s Day crash in 2016 has been sentenced. David Henshaw, 64, was sentenced to a term of three years in prison for his role in the fatal crash that took the life of a 31-year-old father of three, Felipe Soto, in Bridgeport. The crash tore Soto’s vehicle