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    Bradley Cooper has spent a part of the pandemic in a home on Sasco Hill Street in Southport, Conn., in accordance with our spies and native experiences. Throughout his time there earlier this summer time, the actor was noticed at a number of Fairfield County eating places, together with Bartaco in Westport (the place...
    It’s closing time for a Fairway Market in Fairfield County. Signage has been posted at the grocery store on Canal Street and adjacent liquor store saying that the Fairway Market in Stamford will be closing down after months of speculation. Signs have been posted on the market that state "store closing," "everything must go,” ”nothing...
    A pickup truck driver in Fairfield County had to be extricated from his vehicle after slamming into the back of a tractor-trailer on I-95. Crews from the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a stretch of I-95 in Norwalk early on Tuesday, Aug. 11, when a driver rammed into a tractor-trailer, totaling his vehicle, Deputy Chief...
    Power has been restored to thousands in Connecticut, but more than 30,000 are still waiting for crews to make repairs a week after Tropical Storm Isaias struck Fairfield County. As of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 30,634 of Eversource’s 1,281,332 Connecticut customers were still waiting to have their power turned back on. An additional...
    A tractor-trailer caught fire after it was tangled in low-hanging power lines, causing outages to area homes and businesses. Stop & Shop on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport was among those left in the dark at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, when a truck caught fire on Spruce Street near the intersection of Albion...
    A Fairfield County teenager died after an allegedly drunk underage driver crashed on Block Island, police said. Rhode Island State Police said that 16-year-old Southport resident Jackson (Jake) Panus was killed on West Side Road in New Shoreham after his allegedly drunk female driver crashed at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. According to...
    NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut teen was killed in a single-car car crash on Block Island Sunday and the young driver involved is facing DUI charges, state police in Rhode Island said. The agency said Jackson Panus, 16, of Southport, was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed at around 12:30 p.m. and...
    A construction worker in Fairfield County died after falling from a building platform at a home he was working on, police said. First responders from the Newtown Police Department, Sandy Hook Fire Department, and Newtown Ambulance were dispatched to a Lakeview Terrace property at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, where there was a...
    Thousands in Fairfield County remain without power nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the East Coast. As of 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 88,499 of Eversource’s 1,281,332 Connecticut customers were still reporting outages. United Illuminating crews were also working to repair 917 outages that were impacting a total of 2,754 customers in...
    The Norwalk Police Detective Bureau is requesting public assistance in identifying a man who used a stolen credit card. The credit card was stolen during a motor vehicle burglary on Gregory Boulevard which occurred on Sunday, Aug. 2 before being used at Walmart on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk at 1:45 p.m. that day, police said....
    A man wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet following an arrest for stealing a car was among three arrested by police in Fairfield County who were caught breaking into cars and stealing bicycles. Stratford resident Nathaniel Allen, 20, was arrested along with two minors for attempting to break into cars and stealing a pair of...
    A woman turned herself in to the police after using a counterfeit $100 bill at a Fairfield County store and walking out with authentic change. Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to The Country Store on Wilton Road in the afternoon of Sunday, May 24, where there was a report of a customer...
    Fairfield County is well-represented in Niche’s brand-new 2020 Best Places to Live list. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings. Other factors are listed here. Southport, cited for its "great sense of community," is the No. 1-rated municipality in the county. You can read...
    Utility companies have been making progress restoring power to customers in Connecticut who lost after Tropical Isaias barreled through the region. Related story: Tornado In Westport Confirmed During Tropical Storm Isaias A total of 250,994 of 1,281,259 Eversource customers (19.6 percent) in Connecticut were still without power as of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. United Illuminating...
    A group of opportunistic teenagers in Fairfield County were busted after breaking into unlocked cars, police said. The Stratford Police Department launched an investigation this week after receiving multiple reports of cars being broken into in the past few days. On Thursday, Aug. 6, three teens were caught red-handed entering multiple vehicles, prompting a response...
    More than 40 percent of Eversource’s 1,281,259 Connecticut customers remain in the dark days after Tropical Storm Isaias swiftly swept through the East Coast. Two days after the storm tore through the region, bringing down trees and power lines, 533,439 in Connecticut remain without power as of midday Thursday, Aug. 6 as Eversource crews work...
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A Fairfield police officer is under investigation following reports of a “secretive group” of officers that celebrated police shootings. The officer used to work for the Vallejo Police Department, where allegations have surfaced that officers commemorated shootings by bending their badges. READ MORE: Inquiry Eyes Claim That Vallejo Police Bent Badges To Mark...
    The owner of Corbin’s Corner shopping plaza in West Hartford is suing Old Navy for $231,000 in unpaid rent. The owners, Florida-based Regency Centers, sued Old Navy on July 7 in Hartford Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges that Old Navy owes Corbin’s Corner rent for April-June as well as thousands of dollars in tax and...
    A female Metro-North conductor was assaulted by a Fairfield County man after being told to move to a different car, MTA officials said. The conductor instructed Bridgeport resident Elijah Sampson that he was sitting in a car that was closed to the public at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, and he was prompted...
    Nearly half of Eversource’s Connecticut customers remain without power a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the region, toppling trees and power lines. As of 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 618,418 of Eversource’s 1,281,259 Connecticut customers were still in the dark as the company works around the clock to make repairs following the...
    There are widespread reports of damage from Tropical Storm Isaias throughout hard-hit Fairfield County, with dangerous winds causing toppled trees and power lines, leading to numerous road closures and thousands of outages. Rainfall wrapped up in the area by about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, with less rain falling than expected due to the rapid...
    Some Fairfield County communities fared better than others as Tropical Storm Isaias raged through the region, leaving millions of East Coasters without power. Eversource was working to respond to thousands of reported outages as of 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 after the storm toppled trees and sent power lines and poles flying across roadways....
    A woman from Fairfield County swimming on Long Island who died in an apparent drowning after suffering an episode has been identified, police said. The Nassau County Police Department received a report at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 of a man and woman on a boat in need of assistance in Centre Island...
    Thousands of Connecticut residents are without power as Tropical Storm Isaias brings whipping winds and rain to the region, toppling trees limbs and power lines. Eversource was reporting that 2,879 of its 1,281,259 Connecticut customers were without power as of 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4. United Illuminated was reporting seven outages impacting 2,091 of...
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing in Fairfield County. Kayfli Leandro was last seen Monday afternoon, Aug. 3 in Norwalk. She is described as being 5-foot-3, 110 pounds with black hair, and brown eyes. Anyone who has seen her or has information about her whereabouts is asked...
    A 60-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Northern Fairfield County. The crash happened just after 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 on a stretch of Route 35 in Ridgefield, police said. The victim, identified as John Lienhardt, 60, of Cos Cob, was traveling eastbound when his motorcycle went off the roadway, striking a road...
    A suspect who stole a cash drawer with a large sum of money from a restaurant in Fairfield County is at large and police are asking the public for help in identifying and finding him. The man broke into Mr. Crab Seafood and Bar on Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport by throwing a brick through a...
    The Darien Police Department is investigating an incident in which numerous gunshots were fired from a moving motor vehicle, possibly at another vehicle. The incident happened on West Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. No injuries have been reported, police said. A significant portion of West Avenue between Leroy Avenue and Noroton Avenue...
    A 28-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend during an argument in Fairfield County, police said. On Saturday, Aug. 1, the Shelton Police Department was contacted by Griffin Hospital for a male with a stab wound to his abdomen.  Officers responded and spoke with the victim who stated he was fighting with his girlfriend...
    A Fairfield County teenager reeled in a massive, near-record breaking trout during an excursion on an update New York lake. Stamford resident Liam Bard, 16, landed a 42-inch trout during a trip on Skaneateles Lake in the Finger Lakes region, which approached a state record, according to reports. The fish was reportedly the teenager’s first-ever...
    An advisory has been issued in Fairfield County after there were new mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Stamford. The Connecticut State Mosquito Management Program announced that mosquitos trapped in Stamford on Thursday, July 16 tested positive for the virus, prompting them to take action. Following the positive samples, Stamford’s Department...
    A serial burglar in Connecticut was tracked down after breaking into a Fairfield County Dunkin’ Donuts location, stealing cash and a recording surveillance system, and being tied to other break-ins, police said. Investigators from the Monroe Police Department responded to Dunkin Donuts on Roosevelt Drive shortly after 1:45 on Dec. 27 last year, when a....
    A 14-year-old who went missing in Fairfield County has been found dead in western New Haven County, authorities announced late Thursday morning, July 30. The boy, from Bridgeport, was reported missing just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 28 by his mother. Later that same day, Bridgeport Police detectives received unconfirmed information that a homicide had been...
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    Some Fairfield County parents are demanding refunds from preschools after their children were forced to transition to remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A group representing parents of students served by Landmark Academy in Westport has launched a petition demanding partial refunds to account for distance learning and flexibility on deposits and tuition for...
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A Fairfield man was arrested Thursday on drug and weapon charges outside of a motel. Police were conducting a security check at a motel in the 3300 Block of North Texas Street Thursday when a Fairfield Police Department officer reportedly saw 26-year-old Fairfield resident Adrian Levigne sitting in a car in the...
    Fairfield County is well-represented in Niche’s brand-new 2020 Best Places to Live list. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings. Other factors are listed here. Southport, cited for its "great sense of community," is the No. 1-rated municipality in the county. You can read...
    A Fairfield County man has admitted to an embezzlement scheme of more than $1 million involving a Hartford company, federal authorities have announced. Anthony Teixeira, 50, of Danbury,  was employed by Joseph Merritt & Company, a Hartford-based printing company, for more than 25 years, and most recently oversaw the JMC branch located in Danbury.   The...
    A Connecticut woman has admitted to embezzling more than $400,000 from her employers in Fairfield County through a series of fraud and tax offenses. Melissa Meole, 35, of North Branford, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing false tax returns for multiple schemes that spanned several years. Meole, who was employed at the Bridgeport Health...
    A healthcare organization that provides substance abuse and mental health services in Fairfield County, has agreed to pay more than $350,000 in restitution for overcharging for certain services. U.S. Attorney John Durham said that Recovery Network of Programs Inc. (RNP) has entered into a civil settlement with the government to pay $354,367 to resolve allegations...
    A 55-year-old Fairfield County woman turned herself into police custody after allegedly vandalizing the front door of a popular spa, police said. Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to the Dream Spa on Post Road East on Sunday, April 26, where there was a report of vandalism. It is alleged that someone had...
    An employee at a Fairfield County restaurant admitted to assaulting two fellow employees after growing irate due to a host of backed up orders, police said. Officers from the Westport Police Department received a report from Open Rice on Post Road East on Sunday, July 5, where there was a report of a disturbance involving...
    Three minors in Fairfield County found themselves in hot water after stealing signs and posting the exploits of their efforts on social media, police said. A 12-year-old girl, her 15-year-old sister, and a third 15-year-old teen were arrested on Monday, July 20 after allegedly stealing lawn signs from the property of multiple local residents. Police...
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — California Highway Patrol officers worked quickly to stop a sideshow that was happening right next to Interstate 80 near Fairfield. Officers say, on Wednesday evening, a group was putting on an alleged “sideshow” on Nelson Road – in plain view of from the freeway. With the street being a dead end, officers...
    A convicted felon from Fairfield County is facing prison time after being caught in possession with a loaded rifle that had an obliterated serial number. Norwalk resident Tyrome Sawyer - also known as “Tyrone Sawyer,” and “Crack” - was charged in New Haven federal court with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon....
    Four former managers and employees of a Connecticut insurance firm are facing charges for their roles in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud client healthcare expenses. New Canaan residents Anthony Riccardi, Patricia Riccardi, Vanessa Battle, and Erin Verespy, of Trumbull, are facing charges for defrauding clients by misappropriating over $17 million in client funds intended...
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Two brothers were arrested after a failed stop at a stop sign led detectives on a drug- and weapons-related investigation, the Fairfield Police Department announced on Monday. Andre Grant, 29, of Fairfield, was arrested on July 17 after officers conducting a traffic stop learned he had a suspended license and located a...
    FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) – A traffic stop on a car in Fairfield led to the recovery of a stolen handgun and the arrest of a man on an alleged firearm violation Sunday. A police officer made a traffic stop on a car for having no license plates. The driver also had no identification and gave...