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New Canaan Car Crash Leads To DUI Arrest: Police

NEW CANAAN, CT — A 60-year-old New Canaan man arrested on a warrant this week charging him with driving under the influence in connection with a January car crash on Springwater Lane in New Canaan, according to police.


More details wanted in Aquarion application

The town’s environmental consultant has found Aquarion’s water diversion application to be full of holes. That’s basically what Brian Blum, senior associate of Langan environmental services, pointed out in a report dated Jan. 31, issued to Michael Conklin, Wilton’s director of environmental affairs.


Creep convicted of breaking into home, sucking on sleeping woman’s toes

A California man convicted of sucking on a sleeping woman’s toes after breaking into her home claimed to be a Zeus-like god sent to Earth to seduce women. Richard Michael Parkhurst, 29, of Norwalk, was convicted of one felony burglary count, one count of peering into an inhabited building, and two c


Wilton 7th Grader Wins Cornell University Birdsleuth Challenge

Do birds prefer music? New Canaan Country School seventh grade science student Jane Walsh undertook a month-long experiment in 2018 to find out. Under the guidance of her then sixth grade science teacher, Margaret Mackey, Jane designed an experiment to objectively determine whether or not birds pref


Aquarion Plan for Wilton Water Diversion 'Deficient:' Report

WILTON, CT — The state is looking carefully at Aquarion's water diversion application, and wants the public to participate. Aquarion has submitted an application with the state to remove one million gallons of water per day from a well in Cannondale at 3 Cannon Road, where there is a large aquifer.


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.


Eusebe leads Wilton to Senior Night win

Zayvion Eusebe and Nick Kronenberg made sure that they and their fellow seniors on the Wilton High boys basketball team ended the regular season with a win on Senior Night. Eusebe scored a career-high 27 points and Kronenberg added 13 as the Warriors beat Fairfield Ludlowe, 75-58, on Thursday evenin


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’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.


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


Connecticut man says cop confused hash brown for cellphone in distracted driving case

NORWALK, Connecticut (WABC) -- A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road. He stopped at McDonald's on his way to work and says he was eating a hash brown


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.


Ridgefield Police Looking for Motorist Who Hit Pole and Fled

RIDGEFIELD, CT — A vehicle struck a utility pole in Ridgefield Thursday night, and the police want to know who was driving it. The Ridgefield Police Department is seeking information on a single motor vehicle accident that occurred Thursday, Feb. 21, at approximately 10:50 p.m. The vehicle struck a


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.


At Wilton Historical Society: Tools of a Shameful Trade

“Georgia of the North.” That’s what Connecticut was referred to during the slave era in the United States. Slavery in Connecticut dates back as far as the mid-1600s. Connecticut blocked the importation of slaves in 1774 and began a gradual emancipation of slaves in 1784 with slavery finally abolishe


Wilton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

WILTON, CT — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Heavy rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.


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.


Stamford Man Found Guilty Of Federal Cocaine Distribution Offenses

A three-day trial ended in a guilty verdict for a Fairfield County drug dealer who was distributed cocaine in Connecticut. Norman “Ski” Peters, of Stamford, was found guilty of one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking felon


Police: Bethel man crashes after running stop sign in Redding

REDDING — A Bethel man was ticketed for running a stop sign, driving without a license and possessing alcohol under the legal limit following a single-vehicle crash Saturday night.


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