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State picks nine new marijuana dispensaries
HARTFORD — The state Department of Consumer Protection on Tuesday announced the approval of nine new dispensary locations in a virtual doubling of the medical marijuana program, including Stamford, Westport, Meriden and New Haven, to serve the nearly 30,450 patients.
Six From Fairfield County Charged With DWI In NY State Police Stops
New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired over the weekend in the Hudson Valley. On Saturday, Dec. 8, State Police troopers from Cortlandt arrested Santiago M. Raymundo, 26, of New Rochelle, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 9 in Cro
FCI Danbury Correctional Officer Admits To Sexually Abusing Inmate
A Correctional Officer in Fairfield County has admitted to sexually abusing an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. Carlos Sanchez, of Middlebury, pleaded guilty this week to sexually abusing an inmate at FCI Danbury earlier this year, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.
Bridgeport man arrested in Shelton after violent assault
SHELTON (WFSB) - A Bridgeport man was arrested after police say he was involved in a violent assault Monday. Owen Mason, 31, of Jewett Street in Bridgeport was arrested by Shelton Police and charged with home invasion, criminal possession of a firearm, second-degree strangulation and risk of injury
36 Fairfield County nursing homes to see cuts in Medicare reimbursements
Seventy-five percent of Connecticut’s 224 nursing homes – three dozen of them in Fairfield County – will have their Medicare reimbursements reduced in 2019 as a result of high readmission rates.
Boy Band 98 Degrees Kicked out of Connecticut Parking Lot
Norwalk DOES NOT "Cherish You." 98 Degrees is in our local area for a show at the Ridgefield Playhouse tonight. They were apparently staying at Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk. According to the News Times their buses would not fit in the parking lot so they had them in the Stop N' Shop parking lot nea
2 CT cities among the 'neediest' in the country
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Two Connecticut cities made a list of the "neediest" in the country. The personal finance website WalletHub.com on Wednesday released its list of 2018's neediest cities.
Bethel woman slain in Bridgeport remembered as caring, passionate
Friends and colleagues described the 25-year-old Bethel woman who was murdered in Bridgeport as giving and a “beautiful soul.” Emily Todd, a 2011 Bethel High School graduate, worked on the memory care unit at Saint John Paul II Center, an elderly living facility in Danbury.
Traffic Stop Leads To Alleged 'Runner' Of Untaxed Cigarettes From Fairfield County To New York
A traffic stop for a seatbelt violation led to the arrest of an alleged "runner" for a supplier for bodegas and variety stores from Fairfield County to New York who was possessing illegal cigarettes and gambling records, police said.
Dog walker loses Old Greenwich family’s golden Lab
GREENWICH — Jill Townsend and her family arranged for a dog walker to watch Reese, their golden Labrador retriever, while they left town for Thanksgiving break. But when they returned, they received bad news: Reese was missing.
2-vehicle accident closes SB Merritt Parkway
The southbound lane has reopened on the Merritt between Exits 44 and 42. The right southbound lane remains closed. Southbound traffic is congested more than eight miles to Exit 50 in Trumbull.
Employer Attacks Man Who Refused To Work On Unsafe Scaffold, Wilton Police Say
An employer is facing multiple charges after police say he assaulted and threatened a worker who refused to work in unsafe conditions. Wilton Police received a complaint of an assault that occurred Wednesday, Dec. 5. The victim alleged that he was working for his employer at a residence in Wilton. T
CT Prison Guard Pleads Guilty To Inmate Sex Abuse
DANBURY, CT — A Danbury FCI prison guard pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an inmate in July and August 2018. Carlos Sanchez, 33, of Middlebury made the plea in federal court Monday. He engaged in sexual activity with a female inmate.
Tip leads Hartford investigators to 15,000 bags of fentanyl
A tip from a confidential informant led city and federal investigators to a Hartford apartment last week where they found about 15,000 bags of fentanyl. Jonathan Rivera of Hartford was taken into custody and faces federal fentanyl charges, records show.
Police pursue leads in woman’s murder
BRIDGEPORT - Police on Tuesday continued what they described as an “intensive investigation,” into last weekend’s fatal shooting here of a Bethel woman. Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said detectives are continuing to examine a number of leads in the death of 25-year-old Emily Todd, a therapist at a
Police seek woman who stole tips jar from Milford bakery
MILFORD - Police and a Milford bakery are asking the public’s help to ID a woman who stole the tips jar from the business. Scratch Bakery on Broad Street said the theft happened around 2 p.m. Sunday.
Woman found shot to death near Bridgeport boat ramp
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman found dead of a gunshot wound near a boat launch ramp. The woman was found Sunday in Bridgeport.
State Police Use Helicopters in Danbury to Catch Aggressive Drivers
Did you notice the Connecticut State Police Helicopter over Danbury recently? This Holiday Season State Police have vowed to do whatever it takes to keep you and your family safe on the roads.
Judge jails ‘Maple Syrup Man’
BRIDGEPORT — The ‘Maple Syrup Man’ didn’t make it to the Howard Stern Show. Robert Somley, the Monroe landscaper who earned notoriety for enticing a married woman to have sex with him with maple syrup and blueberry jam and then allegedly secretly video recorded her, was rearrested Monday for alleged
Man Grabs Woman By Hair, Neck, Pulls Her From Car: Milford PD
MILFORD, CT — A New Haven man is accused of grabbing a woman by the hair and forcibly removing her from a car, Milford Police said. On Dec. 9, police responded to a Woodmont Road motel on a report of a possible domestic violence incident, police said. Investigation led to the arrest of Troy Holtzer,