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Ridgefield officials no longer looking to press charges after baseball field fire

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) - Remember the video from Ridgefield where someone set the baseball field on fire with gasoline to try and dry it out?. Police said town officials no longer wish to press criminal charges.


Lexus Stolen From Driveway In Ridgefield, Police Say

An unlocked Lexus was stolen overnight out of a driveway in Ridgefield, making it the third in recent weeks to be taken. The Ridgefield Police Department issued an alert reminding area residents to lock up their cars and remove the keys after a 2019 black Lexus was stolen out of a driveway on Old St


Those Responsible For Ridgefield Baseball Field Fire Off the Hook

Remember back in early April someone dumped gasoline on the Ridgefield Baseball Field at Governor's Park and set the field on fire to try and dry it out for the High School baseball team, here's the latest update on that situation.

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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.


New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face Child Sex Allegations

Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.


Celebration on Life Planned for Ridgefield Resident G. Richard (Dick) Mahland

G. Richard (Dick) Mahland, loving husband of Michèle Wireback Mahland, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 19, 2019. Dick was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 20, 1942, son of the late George H. and Sarah Swanson Mahland. He graduated from Mepham High School in Bellmo


Msgr. Larry Bronkiewicz Pastor of Saint Mary Parish in Ridgefield Announces Retirement

Msgr. Larry Bronkiewicz, Pastor of Saint Mary Parish in Ridgefield, has announced that, after 16 years, he will retire from ministry as Pastor of Saint Mary Parish, effective July 31. The news was shared by Bronkiewicz on Holy Thursday, April 18.


Rep. Frey Introduces Bills to Revamp Certain DMV Processes

HARTFORD – Concerns shared by dozens of residents in Ridgefield, and from across the state, led State Rep. John Frey (R-111) to introduce several bills to prioritize operations, reduce backlog and help Connecticut’s residents navigate the Department of Motor Vehicles.


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


Connecticut teen shot by police during traffic stop dies

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Connecticut man shot by local police while allegedly driving toward an officer during a traffic stop died Monday, state police said.


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


New video shows Connecticut police shooting that injured woman

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WABC) -- New video of a police-involved shooting near the Yale campus in Connecticut that has sparked angry protests appears to show an officer shooting at an unarmed black man while he's raising his hands up in the air.


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


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.


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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Proposal Could Keep Trump Off Connecticut Ballot in 2020

Connecticut could end up ending one of the most heated political debates in Washington, or it could end up leaving President Donald Trump off of the 2020 ballot altogether. Connecticut is one of 18 states with a proposal to mandate that anyone running for president has to disclose their federal tax


Digital Update: Tuesday afternoon

Digital Update: Tuesday afternoon.•Teen arson suspects plead not guilty•state plans for police gun range in Griswold•No charges in Ridgefield baseball field fire.


Organika Kitchen Plans Spring Opening in Downtown Ridgefield

Dimitri Pantzos together with Kathy and Gino Riccio will bring Organika Kitchen to downtown Ridgefield this spring. “We can’t wait to open in Ridgefield!” said Pantazos. With two locations in Southport and New Canaan, the organic and vegan 15 seat plant-based eatery will open in late May or early Ju


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.


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.