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Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor In Fairfield County

A Fairfield County man will spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with his girlfriend’s daughter when she was 12. Adam Besaw, of Shelton, pleaded guilty this week under the Alford doctrine to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor for his role in a


Trumbull garage fire quickly extinguished

TRUMBULL — Firefighters quickly put out an intense garage fire Thursday night, officials said Friday. Firefighters from Trumbull Center, Long Hill and Nichols fire departments were sent to a home on Glenwood Drive for a reported fire in a garage.


Seymour PD investigating suspicious person complaint

SEYMOUR — Police are investigating after two students were apparently approached by an older man who tried to offer them a ride Thursday. Police said Friday night that the department is investigation a suspicious person complaint that happened on Route 34 — Roosevelt Drive — around 9 a.m. Thursday.


Two Teens From Fairfield County Arrested After String Of Vehicle Gone Throughs, Break-Ins

Two Fairfield County teenagers are in police custody after police in Connecticut utilized social media to track them down for allegedly rummaging through more than two dozen vehicles overnight.


Lawmaker wants to steer Connecticut defense contractors toward in-state suppliers

A proposal in the General Assembly would create a "Buy Connecticut" program to incentivize the state's major defense contractors to use in-state suppliers. Senate Bill 108, introduced by state Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Shelton, would provide sales and use tax exemptions and research and development tax cr


Monroe pump manufacturer acquired by Chicago company

A private equity investment firm is creating a new submersible pump company beginning with Stancor in Monroe and BJM Pumps in Old Saybrook. Chicago-based May River Capital acquired Stancor from Knox Capital Holdings; it bought out BJM in 2017. The new entity is called Industrial Flow Solutions.


Father found not guilty in Trumbull birthday party fracas

BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport man was found not guilty Friday of charges that he assaulted his daughter and pointed a gun at her boyfriend while attending his granddaughter’s birthday party in Trumbull.


Stamford landscaper Eastern Land Management opens new campus in Monroe

Stamford commercial landscape and winter snow/ice services firm Eastern Land Management has opened a 6-acre, 20,000-square-foot campus in Monroe. Eastern Land Management said the expansion is part of a multiyear strategic investment to advance the company’s green footprint, integrate emerging techno


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.


Connecticut lawmakers split over Medicare for all

Washington — While Sen. Bernie Sanders has made “Medicare for All” a major theme in his bid for the White House, Connecticut lawmakers are split over the idea. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has endorsed Sanders’ latest “Medicare for All” proposal. But other Connecticut lawmakers are backing less sweeping


Shelton man to serve 9 months for sex with minor

MILFORD — The girl told investigators she was watching a movie with her mother’s boyfriend and her little sister in their Shelton home when the boyfriend asked her sister to go downstairs.


Local Nonprofits Hoping To Benefit When Fairfield County Giving Day Returns

Area nonprofit groups are hoping to hear from regular supporters and new fans when Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) presents its sixth annual online Day of Giving.


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Fire Breaks Out At Trumbull Home

Firefighters were able to contain a garage fire, saving a Trumbull home in the process. The fire broke out around 11 p.m. at the home on Glenwood Drive in Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 21, Long Hill Volunteer Fire officials said on Facebook.


Officials: Westchester mail stolen by couple from Connecticut

WESTCHESTER - A Connecticut couple has admitted to stealing from mailboxes in Westchester. Shamaty Pacheco and Axel Zuniga-Loor took mail from neighborhoods in the Banksville area of North Castle and from Bedford, officials say.


Connecticut Child Dies of Flu

A child has died from the flu in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. The child died earlier this week. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season, according to the department.


Local lawmakers: Statewide car tax could hurt Shelton

A bill eliminating the municipal car tax, replacing it instead with a state motor vehicle tax, would be an economic bust for Shelton, according to local lawmakers. Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney’s idea for a single statewide property tax rate for motor vehicles was among the proposals


Connecticut’s first flu-related pediatric death reported by officials

HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday afternoon that a child had died earlier in the week from the flu. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child this flu season.


CT shoreline towns that will be under water in Category 3 hurricane

Each year, there are new studies projecting the effect rising sea levels could have on shoreline communities. The combination of rising sea level and a powerful Category 3 hurricane could be catastrophic.


Here Are All The Hate Groups Operating In Connecticut

A new interactive map shows there are six hate groups operating in Connecticut. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its new map this week. The updated version allows users to see more details, including which states have the most hate groups per capita and how the number of hate groups has chan