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Pedestrian Hit By Car In Orange, Road Closed For Hours: PD

ORANGE, CT — A pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle on Route 34 Monday afternoon, according to Orange Police. "Due to a serious motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian, the westbound lanes of Derby Avenue (RT34) are closed at the intersection of Sodom Lane. Traffic is being rerouted down Bal


Milford Public Schools Hiring For Several Jobs

MILFORD, CT — The school year is more than half over and there are still several available jobs the local school district is looking to fill. It's important to note, that these positions are either vacant and or mandated by the state or federal government.


Police Investigation Closes Naugatuck Avenue in Milford

A police investigation has closed part of a road in Milford early Monday morning. The investigation has Naugatuck Avenue blocked off near East Broadway. Officers said the road is closed between Monroe Street and Broadway.


Tanker truck crashes in Derby, spilling large amount of fuel oil

A tanker truck overturned on Route 34 Monday, spilling a large amount of fuel oil, local police said. Route 8 on-ramps, initially closed, have reopened and two-way traffic was flowing on the south side of the Route 34 bridge, police said in a Facebook post update at 11:15 a.m. Motorists, however, ar


Volunteers converge on Walnut Beach to plant beach grass

More than 75 people showed up at Walnut Beach Sunday morning to help plant beach grass along the boardwalk to combat erosion. After a few minutes of instruction from Milford Open Space Manager Steve Johnson, the volunteers grabbed sections of beach grass, dug holes in the sand and planted staggered


Man struck, driver arrested in Milford

MILFORD, CT (WFSB) - A vehicle struck a pedestrian in Milford early Monday morning. According to police, it happened at East Broadway and Naugatuck Avenue around 2 a.m. Police said the pedestrian suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.


Route 34 reopens in Derby after truck accident

DERBY — Derby Police say Route 34 eastbound at Main Street / Route 8 on-ramp has reopened as crews continue to cleanup after a tanker truck rollover. Officials said there was a significant fuel spill and the DEEP said there was oil spilled in the river so booms have been launched.


Silver Sands on guard after second fire

MILFORD — Silver Sands State Park was open Monday morning, but with extra security in place after fires there Tuesday and Sunday, the second of which was classified as arson.


Police: Milford man runs over three people after fight

MILFORD — A city resident has been accused of striking three people with his car following a fight early Monday morning outside a Naugatuck Avenue restaurant. Police said Vincent Lopez, 53, fled the scene, but was arrested about 40 minutes later.


Connecticut bans on plastic bags, straws, containers passed by committee

HARTFORD — As more towns wave goodbye to single-use plastic, Connecticut is moving toward a statewide ban on products including bags, straws and take-out containers. The legislature’s Environment Committee approved legislation Monday that would ban Connecticut stores from giving customers single-use


Milford Student Named to President's Honor List

OLD WESTBURY, NY -- Kim Yeung of Milford was named to the New York Institute of Technology Fall 2018 Presidential Honor List. Yeung, who is studying Life Sciences, was among 1,046 students named. To qualify, candidates must be full-time students enrolled in a degree program with a GPA of 3.7 or high


FD: Crews responding to multiple trailer fires at Silver Sands in Milford

MILFORD, CT (WFSB) – Crews are responding to burning construction trailers at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, said the Milford Fire Department. Fire dispatch confirmed that crews are investigating the fires.


New Haven mayor’s top aide hands in resignation

NEW HAVEN — Mayor Toni Harp’s chief administrative officer Sean Matteson has handed in his resignation, the New Haven Independent reports. Matteson has worked in an acting capacity since last year. In October, the Board of Alders wouldn’t confirm the mayor’s reappointment of Matteson.


Crews on scene of Hamden gas leak, heavy traffic expected

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) - A gas leak is causing traffic issues in Hamden on Monday afternoon. According to officials, motorists are asked to avoid the intersection of Dixwell Avenue and Whitney Avenue due to the leak.


Connecticut lawmakers seeking to stop rash of juvenile car thefts

Prompted by a sharp increase in automobile thefts by juveniles, lawmakers are seeking ways to solve the problem including transferring more juveniles to adult court or providing them with additional services.


Patrols added as police hunt for suspect in Silver Sands arson

MILFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police said they added more patrols at Silver Sands State Park after a suspicious weekend fire. It was the second fire investigated at the park in Milford in less than a week.


Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Hit-And-Run Accident in Milford

MILFORD, CT — A police investigation has Naugatuck Avenue closed between Monroe Street and Broadway closed Monday morning. NBC Connecticut reports that a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that initially left the scene around 2 a.m.


Police blotter: Sexual assault, strangulation charges in New Haven

The following are recent arrests released by the New Haven Police Department on March 25, 2019. A 19-year-old New Haven man was charged with forgery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


Shots reportedly fired outside Milford Hookah Lounge

MILFORD — Police are investigating a report that shots were fired at the Hookah Lounge early Sunday morning. A large fight broke out outside the lounge before police arrived, the department said on Twitter. Police arrived at 3:30 a.m. after receiving a call that shots had been fired, according to th


Jeremy Richman, father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim, found dead at Connecticut town hall

The father of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was found dead in a Connecticut government building Monday morning. Newtown police, fire and emergency medical responders were called to Edmond Town Hall in Newtown at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday following