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  1. Boil Water Alert Lifted In City Of Danbury

    Boil Water Alert Lifted In City Of Danbury

    It's official -- the Boil Water Alert has been lifted for Danbury residents.But, before drinking that water, there are a few steps that need to be taken, according to city officials.They are advising residents, businesses, food services, schools, childcare facilities, and healthcare facilities to “flush” their water following the lifting of the boil water notice to clear plumbing of ...

  2. 50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College

    50 Students Sickened At Upstate New York College

    Officials at an upstate college have confirmed that almost 50 students have come down with the norovirus on campus in the latest outbreak in the area.Hamilton College said in a statement Wednesday that an increased number of students were experiencing intestinal sickness and that the college had sent samples to a laboratory for testing, which confirmed norovirus.The news of the illness ...

  3. Canadian Mounties' Tip Leads To Fairfield County Man's Child Porn Arrest

    Canadian Mounties' Tip Leads To Fairfield County Man's Child Porn Arrest

    A 22-year-old Fairfield County man was arrested for "inappropriate internet communication” and child porn with a 13-year-old girl following a tip from the Canadian Mounted Police.Eddie Zapata, of Norwalk, turned himself into police on Thursday, after two warrants were issued for his arrest, said Norwalk Police Lt. Terrence Blake.He was charged with enticing a minor by computer, two ...

  4. New Underage Drinking Bust Nets Another 100-Plus In Area

    New Underage Drinking Bust Nets Another 100-Plus In Area

    The number of underage drinking busts are growing as area police continue to crack down on nightclubs and stores that sell to college students and other underage patrons.The first bust took place at Johnny Utah’s in Norwalk where police found more than 100 underage patrons, most Fairfield University students, followed by a bust on April 20 by Hamden police were another 100 underage ...

  5. Danbury Woman Driving Drunk Slams Into Westchester Home

    Danbury Woman Driving Drunk Slams Into Westchester Home

    The 29-year-old driver who slammed into a Westchester home on Wednesday was driving drunk, according to Irvington Police.Sonia M. Minchala-Juanacio of Danbury was charged with drunk driving, refusal to take a breath test, driving without a license, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to maintain a lane, said Irvington PD Det. Kevin Johnson.The crash took place around 3:20 p.m. ...

  6. Police Nab Man For Attacking Store Employee, Stealing Goods In Greenwich

    Police Nab Man For Attacking Store Employee, Stealing Goods In Greenwich

    Police nabbed a man who they said had ripped off more than $1,500 worth of goods from Sephora in Greenwich and then attacked one of the employees to get away.Dakari Smith, 20, of Brooklyn, was picked up Wednesday on a warrant in Queens Court for the robbery which took place in July 2017 at the beauty services store on Greenwich Avenue, said Lt. John Slusarz. During the robbery, Smith ...

  7. Fairfield County Transgender Woman Shot In Face, Arm

    Fairfield County Transgender Woman Shot In Face, Arm

    A local transgender woman shot in the face and arm is in serious, but stable condition, Bridgeport Police said. The shooting took place around 2 p.m. Wednesday on Park Street, when the woman was targeted by a man she knows, said Av Harris, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police.Officers found the woman, who was unable to speak due to a broken jaw from a bullet, on the 200 block of Park ...

  8. Police: Teen With Loaded Gun Refused To Put Hands Up To Stamford Officers

    Police: Teen With Loaded Gun Refused To Put Hands Up To Stamford Officers

    Stamford police said a local teen put residents and himself in danger when he ran from officers with a loaded handgun and then refused to raise his hands when ordered.The unidentified 16-year-old, who police said is a chronic offender with numerous arrests, lead officers on a chase with a loaded semi-automatic pistol on Tuesday after officers attempted to stop him, said Stamford Police ...

  9. WestConn Reopens Amid Norovirus, Boil Water Notice

    WestConn Reopens Amid Norovirus, Boil Water Notice

    Western Connecticut State University has reopened after officials closed the school Monday in the wake of more than 100 students sickened with a flu-like illness that has since been identified as the norovirus, according to university officials.Students returned to campus on Tuesday to find a water main break in Danbury had caused brown water and low water pressure at the school, but ...

  10. Sandy Hook Man ID'd As Fatal Route 34 Crash Victim

    Sandy Hook Man ID'd As Fatal Route 34 Crash Victim

    Police have identified a 36-year-old Fairfield County man killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 34 in New Haven County on Tuesday morning.Christopher Etes of Sandy Hook was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Buckingham Road, according to the Derby Police.Etes, who was driving a Jeep when he crashed into a box truck, was the driver at fault in the incident, Derby Police said ...

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