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Infant Drowns At Bridgeport Home Infant Drowns At Bridgeport Home
Infant Drowns At Bridgeport Home An infant drowned at a Fairfield County over the weekend. The incident occurred in Bridgeport around 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, on Orland Street. According to Tiadora Josef, a spokesperson for Bridgeport, officers responded to the home after receiving a 911 call of a possible drowning of an infant. Police found the child, who was transported to Bridgeport Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, Josef said. Police did not provide any other details surrounding the incident. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends during this tragic time," Josef said. "This is an active…
Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgeport Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgeport
Explosion At Apartment Building Causes Evacuation In Bridgep Police, along with the FBI, are investigating an explosion in the hallway of an apartment complex in Fairfield County that sent residents scrambling for safety. Related: Person Of Interest Arrested In Bridgeport Apartment Explosion The explosion occurred in Bridgeport at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, outside a third-floor apartment unit at 1512 North Ave. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, first responders discovered what appeared to be damage from an explosion that went off in the hallway outside one of the apartments on the third floor. No injur…
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway
Double-Fatal Crash: Victims ID'd After Car Slams Into Disabled Vehicle On CT Highway Two people were killed after the disabled vehicle they were standing outside of along a busy Connecticut highway was hit by another car, police said. The events leading up to the crash began in Hartford County on Thursday, June 6 around 1:15 a.m., when a 2004 Honda Accord EX became disabled in the right lane of Route 5/15 South in East Hartford south of the on-ramp from Interstate 84 West. At this time, the three occupants who had been inside the Honda were gathered on the right shoulder.  However, for an unknown reason, one of the occupants and a pedestrian moved to the right lane, a…
Report Of Grenade At Fairfield County School Sparks Response From Bomb Squad Report Of Grenade At Fairfield County School Sparks Response From Bomb Squad
Report Of Grenade At Fairfield County School Sparks Response From Bomb Squad Classes at a Connecticut school were interrupted after someone discovered what appeared to be a grenade on campus. Emergency crews in Fairfield County were called shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, June 3, after the device was found outside the Middlebrook School in Wilton, near the school’s batting cages. Wilton Police said administrators placed the campus into a “secure” mode, and several classrooms located adjacent to the area were moved to a different part of the building. Members of the Stamford Bomb Squad responded and determined that the device was hollow and non-functional. Administrator…
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight CT Crash One teenager was killed, another was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries, and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released By Family In Fatal Wolcott Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others It happened in New Haven County, in the town of Wolcott, around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The Wolcott Police Department said it received a report that a vehicle had gone off the road and struck a tree in the area of 734 Spindle Hill Rd.  While en route to the scene, dispatch notified respondin…
CT Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed CT Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed
CT Man Killed During Fight On City Street After Being Stabbed A Connecticut man was killed from an apparent "puncture" wound during a fight. The incident occurred in Hartford around 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, in the 99 New Britain Ave area. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, William Jemison, age 38, of Hartford, was found by officers responding to a report of a fight. Citizens were attempting live-saving measures on Jemison, who was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Boisvert said. The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation. Th…
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk
Metro-North Train Becomes Tangled In Wires, Causing Delays, Small Fire In Norwalk A Metro-North train got tangled in overhead power wires in Fairfield County, causing a small brush fire and stopping the train, causing delays. The incident occurred in Norwalk around 4:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, on an eastbound train near Moore Place, carrying passengers who had become entangled in the overhead wires that supply operational power to the train. According to Deputy Chief Jonathan Maggio of the Norwalk Fire Department, the circuit breaker for the track detected the fault and de-energized it automatically.  Maggio said a small brush fire was extinguished adjacent …
Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure
Traffic Nightmare: Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Norwalk Crash Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
Fire Breaks Out At Popular CT State Park Fire Breaks Out At Popular CT State Park
Fire Breaks Out At Popular CT State Park A brush fire left areas of a well-hiked Connecticut state park blackened and charred.  The blaze happened in Tolland County on Saturday, April 27, when a brush fire began at Bolton Notch State Park in the town of Bolton.  According to the Town of Vernon Fire Department, which helped fight the fire, the blaze began in the area known as the "Painted Rock," a well-traveled section of the park.  Firefighters used a drone and utility task vehicles during the fight against the blaze, which was eventually put out successfully.  "A lot of hard work was done by some fantastic m…
2 Injured In Westport House Fire 2 Injured In Westport House Fire
2 Injured In Westport House Fire Two residents were injured durng a Fairfield County house fire that started in the basement of the residence. The fire occurred in Westport around 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, April 17 on Hunt Club Lane. According to Assistant Chief Brett Kirby of the Westport Fire Department, the wo occupants had already left the home on their own when firefighters arrived on the scene. Kirby said crews found a two story single family home with heavy smoke coming from three sides of the building on multiple floors with evidence of a possible explosion from inside the house.  Reports from the occu…
Worker Critically Injured In Shelton Worker Critically Injured In Shelton
Worker Critically Injured In Shelton A worker who was critically injured and stuck 40 feet up a tree was rescued by members of a Fairfield County fire department. The incident occurred in Shelton around 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 on Meghan Court. According to the fire department, Shelton firefighters arrived on the scene and found the worker stuck 40 feet up a tree. Members attempted to reach the man using ground ladders but were unsuccessful, the department said. Additional members began constructing rope systems to gain access to the man, while others attempted to reach him with a fire truck.  After a short wh…
2 CT Men Found Dead In Lake After Canoe Overturns 2 CT Men Found Dead In Lake After Canoe Overturns
2 CT Men Found Dead In Lake After Canoe Overturns Two Connecticut men were found dead in a lake after their canoe overturned. The incident occurred in Tolland County in Bolton at Lower Bolton Lake on Wednesday, March 13. According to Paul Copleman, spokesperson for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, multiple fire departments responded with vessels and dive teams to search for the men. Dive teams recovered one man who was transported and pronounced dead at the hospital, Copleman said. Emergency responders recovered a second body during rescue efforts. The man was pronounced dead on the scene, he added. Cop…
Eversource Preparing For Power Outages, Downed Trees As Storm Intensifies In CT Eversource Preparing For Power Outages, Downed Trees As Storm Intensifies In CT
Eversource Preparing For Power Outages, Downed Trees As Storm Intensifies In CT As a strong storm system brings gusty winds and heavy rain to Connecticut, Eversource is preparing crews to respond to any power outages, downed trees, or other damage caused by the weather.  The storm system, which arrived on Wednesday, Feb. 28, is bringing powerful wind gusts of 25 to 25 miles per hour to the state and is set to continue overnight into Thursday, Feb. 29, according to predictions from the National Weather Service.  Related Report - Potent Storm Arrives: These Areas Expected To See 50 MPH Wind Gusts, Scattered Power Outages Because these conditions could ver…
Driver Rushed To Trauma Center After Crashing Into Ravine In Shelton Driver Rushed To Trauma Center After Crashing Into Ravine In Shelton
Driver Rushed To Trauma Center After Crashing Into Ravine In Shelton A driver was seriously injured after losing control of their vehicle on a highway on-ramp and crashing into a ravine in Connecticut, fire officials said. The crash happened in Fairfield County on Sunday, Dec. 31 just before 11:15 p.m., when a car left the Route 8 northbound Exit 13 on-ramp and plunged into a ravine 300 feet away from the roadway, according to the Shelton Fire Department. Arriving first responders found that the driver had become pinned in the vehicle and used several extrication tools and stabilization struts to get them out of the car, which took around 20 minutes in total…
Double-Fatal Fire: Apartment Blaze Claims Second Life In Bridgeport Double-Fatal Fire: Apartment Blaze Claims Second Life In Bridgeport
Double-Fatal Fire: Apartment Blaze Claims Second Life In Bridgeport An apartment fire in Fairfield County that killed one has claimed another life. The fire took place in Bridgeport around 4:20 a.m. on Friday, July 14 at 86 Success Village. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, the Bridgeport and Stratford fire departments, along with police, responded to the complex on a report of a fire. Bridgeport firefighters rescued two victims from the building. Both were transported to Bridgeport Hospital with critical injuries.  Earlier report: Fatal Fire: 1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured In Bridgeport The male victim, identified as 8…
Car Strikes 2 Houses, Lands Upside Down On Top Of Another Vehicle In Bridgeport Car Strikes 2 Houses, Lands Upside Down On Top Of Another Vehicle In Bridgeport
Car Strikes 2 Houses, Lands Upside Down On Top Of Another Vehicle In Bridgeport Four people were seriously injured after a car struck two houses and landed on top of another vehicle in Fairfield County.  The incident place in Bridgeport around 10:20 p.m., Saturday, July 15, in the 900 block of Chopsey Hill Road. According to Scott Appleby, director of emergency management for Bridgeport, the department received numerous calls about a vehicle hitting houses and other vehicles. The On-scene command reported a vehicle left the roadway and struck one home before striking another and landing upside down on a parked vehicle.  Three of the four occupants of the ve…
'This Is One For The Ages': 28 Now Confirmed Dead During 'Blizzard Of Century' In Western NY 'This Is One For The Ages': 28 Now Confirmed Dead During 'Blizzard Of Century' In Western NY
'This Is One For The Ages': 28 Now Confirmed Dead During 'Blizzard Of Century' In Western NY This story has been updated. At least 28 people are now confirmed dead in Erie and Niagara counties, where around 4 feet of snowfall, coupled with hurricane-force, lake-effect wind gusts of up to 80 miles per hour, have paralyzed the region for the third day. The storm-related death toll in the city of Buffalo is now at 20 people, Buffalo PD spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said on Monday, Dec. 26. "Unfortunately, we do expect that number (of deaths) to grow," said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, who provided details on some of the newly reported fatalities. They include: A 22-year-o…
Powerful Pre-Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Fairfield County Powerful Pre-Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Fairfield County
Powerful Pre-Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Fairfield County A pre-holiday storm system bringing heavy winds and rainfall is causing roads to flood throughout the Connecticut shoreline.  Earlier Report - Rapid Freeze To Follow New Round Of Rain, Gusty Winds As Cold Front Arrives Flooding has been reported by officials throughout the shoreline in municipalities in both Fairfield and New Haven counties.  In the town of Fairfield, fire officials are warning people to avoid the area of Fairfield Beach Road, as the road has become submerged and residents are being assisted by the department's high water rescue unit.  Elsewhere in Fai…
Red Cross Helping Family Of 6 Following Fairfield County House Fire Red Cross Helping Family Of 6 Following Fairfield County House Fire
Red Cross Helping Family Of 6 Following Fairfield County House Fire A family of six was left homeless after an early-morning fire devasted their Fairfield County home. The blaze broke out in Stamford around 2:20 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 49 Brooklawn Ave. First-arriving firefighters from the Glenbrook fire station arrived at the scene in less than three minutes and found a fire extending from the garage at the rear of the house and into the attic area, said Stamford Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt Palmer. Firefighters made an immediate attack on areas of fire involving the garage and second floor of the residence and were able to place the fire under c…
Officers Shot, Killed In Connecticut Were Reportedly Lured By Fake 911 Call Officers Shot, Killed In Connecticut Were Reportedly Lured By Fake 911 Call
Officers Shot, Killed In Connecticut Were Reportedly Lured By Fake 911 Call Two Connecticut police officers who were gunned down and killed when responding to an apparent domestic dispute may have been lured to the home by a fake 911 call. Bristol Police Sgt. Dustin DeMonte, age 35, and Officer Alex Hamzy, age 34, both young fathers, were killed and 26-year-old Alec Iurato was injured, around 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 in a residential neighborhood in Bristol, said the Connecticut State Police. State police said a preliminary investigation has found that Bristol Police received a 911 call reporting a possible domestic violence incident between two siblings at 3…
2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multifamily Residence In Fairfield County 2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multifamily Residence In Fairfield County
2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multifamily Residence In Fairfield County An early-morning fire broke out at a multifamily residence in Fairfield County. Firefighters received reports of the blaze in Stamford on Fairfield Avenue at about 5 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found a large fire that extended from all three floors to an attic of the residence,  the Stamford Fire Department said. The heat from the fire was also damaging two adjacent multifamily homes, the fire department reported. Authorities said a second alarm was ordered by the first arriving companies due to the amount of fire and the kinds of structur…
Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In Fairfield County, Police Say Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In Fairfield County, Police Say
Infant Dies After Being Found Unresponsive In Fairfield County, Police Say An infant who was found unresponsive died despite efforts by first responders in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Norwalk around 2:17 p.m., Sunday, July 10. Norwalk communications received a 911 call regarding an unresponsive infant. Immediately, the dispatcher handling the call began providing resuscitation instructions over the phone, said Sgt. Sofia Gulino, of the Norwalk Police. Norwalk officers rushed to the scene in an attempt to save the baby and were joined in the effort by city fire personnel and EMS, Gulino said. Life-saving attempts continued on the a…
'Please Call The Police': Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub To Get Help 'Please Call The Police': Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub To Get Help
'Please Call The Police': Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub To Get Help A New York woman being held hostage and sexually assaulted was finally rescued after using a food delivery app to call for help. Westchester County restaurant The Chipper Truck Cafe, located in Yonkers, said it received the desperate plea for help Sunday, June 19, via a customer order on Grubhub. Written in the app’s “additional instructions” box was the message: “please call the police his going to call me when u delivered come with the cones please don’t make it obvious.” In a Facebook post, the restaurant’s owner said staff immediately called 911 and reported the message to police. …
Worker Injured After Fall At Fairfield University Worker Injured After Fall At Fairfield University
Worker Injured After Fall At Fairfield University A worker was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a fall at a Fairfield County university. The incident took place in Fairfield at Fairfield University around 7:15 a.m., Tuesday, May 31. The Fairfield emergency communications center received a call for a worker that had fallen through a roof on the Fairfield University campus, said the Fairfield Fire Department. Firefighters arrived on the scene several minutes later to find a private roofing contractor had fallen more than 40 feet through a skylight of the Central Utilities Facility building, the fire department said.&nbs…
Building Collapse Under Investigation In Bridgeport Building Collapse Under Investigation In Bridgeport
Building Collapse Under Investigation In Bridgeport An investigation is underway after the roof of an abandoned Fairfield County church collapsed, destroying the building and shutting down traffic. The incident took place around 5 p.m., Sunday, April 3 in Bridgeport on Barnum Avenue. Bridgeport Fire responded to the scene at 1267 Barnum Ave., home to the old True Pentecostal Church after receiving numerous 911 calls, said Scott Appleby, the city’s director of emergency communications and emergency management. Firefighters searched the building to make sure no one was inside, Appleby said. The collapse impacted a nearby building, but appare…
Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Fairfield County Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Fairfield County
Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Fairfield County A driver had to be extricated from a vehicle after crashing into the garage of a home in Fairfield County, officials said. First responders in Stamford responded at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Monday, July 19, where there was a reported vehicle that had struck a home on Ocean Drive North in the Shippan neighborhood. Upon arrival, firefighters found “a significant amount of damage to the garage area of the home and immediately began efforts to stabilize the structure.” Firefighters were able to use specialized struts to prevent the roof and front wall of the garage from collapsing, a…
Woman In Distress Swimming Rescued From Long Island Sound Woman In Distress Swimming Rescued From Long Island Sound
Woman In Distress Swimming Rescued From Long Island Sound Emergency responders rescued a woman who was in distress while swimming in the Long Island Sound. The incident happened early Sunday morning, July 18 in Suffolk County, off Shoreham Beach in Shoreham. A woman called 911 to report that her friend, Johanna Scheiber, 21, of Sayville, was swimming in the sound and the caller, who was on Shoreham Beach, lost sight of Scheiber at approximately 6:50 a.m. Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau Officer Gregory Stroh, Seventh Precinct police officers, and members of the Aviation Section responded.  Seventh Precinct officers interviewed the c…
Man Accidentally Locks Small Children Inside SUV In Northern Westchester Man Accidentally Locks Small Children Inside SUV In Northern Westchester
Man Accidentally Locks Small Children Inside SUV In Northern Westchester A fast-acting police officer came to the rescue of a father who accidentally locked a pair of children inside an SUV in Northern Westchester. The North Castle Police Department received a report shortly after 1:15 p.m. on Monday, May 28 from a man who said that he had inadvertently locked the doors to his Audi SUV with two children inside on Old Route 22 in Armonk. An officer was dispatched to the area, who was able to locate the driver and vehicle, and confirmed that the two small children appeared to be in good condition at the time. With an assist from Armonk Garage, the officer was ab…
Worker From Fairfield County Dies After Being Trapped In Trench Worker From Fairfield County Dies After Being Trapped In Trench
Worker From Fairfield County Dies After Being Trapped In Trench A Connecticut man from Fairfield County was killed in a construction accident in New York after being trapped 10 feet underground when a trench collapsed on top of him at a Westchester County worksite. The Stamford man was killed around 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, when the trench collapsed at a home on 648 Shore Acres Drive in the Village of Mamaroneck. Police officers, as well as members from the Mamaroneck Fire Department, responded to 648 Shore Acres Drive on a report of a person trapped in a trench at the location, said Mamaroneck PD Chief Sandra DiRuzza. Upon arrival, t…
Worker Trapped In Trench At Construction Site In Westchester Worker Trapped In Trench At Construction Site In Westchester
Worker Trapped In Trench At Construction Site In Westchester Updated story: Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Trench Rescue crews are on the scene of a rescue/recovery effort in Westchester County after a construction worker became trapped beneath 10 feet of dirt when a trench collapsed at a construction site. The incident began around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, on Shore Acres Drive in the Village of Mamaroneck, according to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department. Emergency crews at the scene requested a vacuum truck to remove the worker from the cave-in.  Mamaroneck police escorted the specialized equipment to the scene in a…
Firefighters Battle Pair Of Overnight Two-Alarm Blazes In Bridgeport Firefighters Battle Pair Of Overnight Two-Alarm Blazes In Bridgeport
Firefighters Battle Pair Of Overnight Two-Alarm Blazes In Bridgeport Firefighters battled two, two-alarm fires hours within each overnight. The first fire call came in around 11:31 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at  388 William St., in Bridgeport. Crews arrived to find heavy fire on multiple floors of a three-story residential duplex, said Scott Appleby, director of emergency management. "Initial interior crews were ordered out due to untenable conditions, and a second alarm was struck to bring additional personnel to the scene," Appleby said. Arcing wires presented a major hazard and UI was called to the scene to cut power to the address.  Firefig…