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This Fairfield County Eatery Ranks Among Nation's Greatest Old-School Joints

One Fairfield County restaurant has been recognized by The Daily Meal for having one of the nation’s best old-school pizzerias. The rankings were compiled using criteria like atmosphere, size, and of course, the quality of the pizza. A classic “old-school” pizzeria has a lived-in feel and serves up

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Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.

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Danbury Franklin Street Crash Under Investigation

The crash that closed down Franklin Street in Danbury for hours on Monday is now being investigated by the Danbury Police Department. At around 4:40 pm on Monday, a car met a utility pole on Franklin Street that resulted in two people being sent to the hospital, and the street being closed during th

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Financial Adviser From Fairfield County On Vacation In Anguilla Charged With Manslaughter

A financial adviser from Fairfield County on vacation with his family in Anguilla has been arrested for manslaughter, the Royal Anguilla Police Force announced. Darien resident Gavin Hapgood, 44, a UBS financial adviser, was arrested for alleged manslaughter after the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RA

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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer

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431-Pound Bear Euthanized After Confronting Resident, Ransacking Connecticut Home

A 431-pound bear was euthanized after entering a home in Connecticut, confronting the homeowner and then ransacking the kitchen and dining room. The incident took place early Saturday morning, April 20 when a Simsbury homeowner walked into his kitchen and was met by the huge bear who was looking for

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18-Year-Old Dies After Being Shot By Officer, CT State Police Says

An 18-year-old who was shot and killed in an officer-involved incident after allegedly crashing into a police cruiser and then driving toward an officer has died. Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, of Wethersfield, died on Monday, April 22, according to the Connecticut State Police who are investigating the in

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Teen Charged in Shakespeare Fire Charged in West Haven Fires

A teen charged with arson after fire destroyed Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in January has also been arrested in connection with two fires in West Haven, according to West Haven police.

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Bethel Resident Hits the Lottery -- BIG!

BETHEL, CT — A Bethel resident bought a winning lottery ticket, in Bethel. On April 22, Song Krom of Bethel purchased a winning lottery ticket from Citgo, also in Bethel. Krom played Super Cashword 20 which paid out $50,000.

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Police had body cameras off in Connecticut shooting that injured woman

Two officers involved in a shooting that injured a woman in New Haven last week had not turned on their body cameras before the gunfire, a state official said Tuesday. One of the officers, from Hamden, turned his body camera on after the shooting.

CBS NEWS

Danbury Man Accused Of Weekend DWI in New York

New York State police reported removing 18 impaired drivers from public roadways in the southeast corner of the state over the April 20 weekend. Among the accused was a Danbury man.

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Bethel Historical Society Blood Drive

The Bethel Historical Society is sponsoring a blood drive for. event will be held at the Bethel Historical Society, 40 Main St., Bethel, CT. 06801. Walk ins are welcome, or people may call in advance to schedule an.

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Suspect At Large After Two Shot In Bridgeport

Police are still searching for suspects in the weekend shooting of two men in Bridgeport. The shooting took place around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at Pembroke and Arctic streets, said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police Department.

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Mother Left Children Unattended In Car: Trumbull PD

TRUMBULL, CT — A Bridgeport woman was charged after she left her two young children alone in the car at the Hawley Lane Mall April 16, according to police. A passerby noticed the two young children and flagged down a passing Trumbull officer around 5:40 p.m., said Lt. Brian Weir, police spokesman. T

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A car accident, an encounter with a doctor and a spiral into addiction: Former opioid users laud Connecticut’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

After a minor car crash in 2005, Sarah Howroyd sought medical attention for neck and back pain. Her primary care doctor gave her a prescription for “an astronomical amount” of OxyContin, reassuring her the drug was not addictive.

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Funeral set for New Fairfield murder-suicide victim

NEW FAIRFIELD — Services have been set for the local man who died recently in a murder-suicide. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point, N.Y. for victim Michael Ciorra, according to his obituary. He will be buried at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the G

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Rival Bridgeport politicians accused each other of using drugs. The result was a showdown at a urinalysis lab.

It’s been described as a “political pissing contest” — literally. Two feuding politicians in Bridgeport, Connecticut's largest city, spent much of the past week accusing each other of being on mind-altering substances after getting into an ugly fight in the comments section of a local political blog

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Wilton Police Arrest Norwalk Woman on Larceny Charge

WILTON, CT — Police arrested a Norwalk woman for larceny on an active arrest warrant dating from last July. On Friday, Wilton police took Stephanie Price, 48, of Ferris Avenue, Norwalk, into custody.

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3 teens plead not guilty to torching Connecticut theater

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Three teenagers charged with setting the fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre in Connecticut have pleaded not guilty. The Connecticut Post reports that 17-year-old Logan Caraballo, of Shelton, and 18-year-olds Michael Keller and Christopher Sakowicz,

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Men notice woman eating alone, invite her to join them in touching act of kindness

OXFORD, Ala. — A beautiful gesture at an Alabama restaurant has gone viral. A man named Jamario Howard posted on Facebook that he and two of his friends went to eat at a restaurant in Oxford last week when he noticed a woman sitting alone.

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