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CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When
CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When A Connecticut restaurant that has been a fave of many has announced it plans to close this week due to financial issues. New Haven County's Eli's Orange, located on Boston Post Road, has served American-style pub food and drinks for the past 10 years. The restaurant says it is "sad to announce we will be leaving this wonderful community." The restaurant, known for its wings, quesadillas, and craft cocktails, will celebrate its last day on Sunday, April 28, with customers from 3 to 6 p.m. with a special "thank you celebration." The restaurant said owners, managers, and employees will be pre…
CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order
CT Man Charged With Sexual Assault, Violating Protective Order A Connecticut man has been charged with alleged sexual assault after violating an order of protection. New Haven County resident Michael Finney, age 50, of Waterbury, was arrested in Litchfield County by Thomaston Police on Tuesday, April 16. According to Det. Jason St. Onge of the Thomaston Police, on Friday, March 29, the department initiated an investigation after receiving a complaint for a restraining order violation and sexual assault that occurred in the victim's Thomaston home. Finney was charged with; Sexual assault Burglary Violation of a restraining or…
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say 'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say
'Just Send Me Something Sexy': CT Man Inappropriately Messaged 13-Year-Old, Police Say A Connecticut man has been arrested after he allegedly sent inappropriate messages to a 13-year-old boy for months over Instagram. The New Haven County man, 27-year-old Michael Bernaud of Astonia, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, according to Connecticut State Police. Bernaud met his victim at a grand re-opening event at a restaurant (which the boy’s parents took him to) in December 2023, police said. The young teen then joined an Instagram group for fans of said restaurant, the name of which was not released by police to protect the victim’s identity.  It was then that the vi…
CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say
CT Man Charged With Murder After Stabbing Wife In Neck, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his wife in the neck with a knife during a domestic dispute. New Haven County resident Allen Bell, age 35, of Waterbury, was arrested in Waterbury on Friday, April 19. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to a home on East Main Street around 5 a.m. on a report of a domestic dispute. Once inside, officer found a 43-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Bessette said. Bessette said officers also located Bell, the victim's husband, at th…
2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving CT Apartment Fire 2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving CT Apartment Fire
2 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Fast-Moving CT Apartment Fire Two people were killed, and another was seriously injured during a fast-moving apartment fire. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at 25 Geneva Ave., in Wallingford. According to Chief John Ventura of the Wallingford Police, the Communications Center received a call reporting smoke from a residence on Geneva Avenue.  When police and fire arrived, they found a man outside suffering from severe burns, Ventura said. The individual was airlifted to a local burn center for treatment and remains in critical condition, the chief …
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake
Man Found Dead Floating In CT Lake Police are investigating after a man's body was found floating in a lake in Connecticut. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:15 a.m., Monday, April 15, at Lake Whitney in Hamden, near Hartford Turnpike and Rogers Road. According to Capt. Anthony Diaz of the Hamden Police officers responded to the scene and found the man, who was dead. Diaz said Hamden Fire Department personnel removed him from the water and took him to the Medical Examiner's Office. A preliminary investigation did not show any signs of trauma. An autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday, April …
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases
CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases As black bear activity increases following winter denning season, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to do their part by not reinforcing behaviors resulting in human-bear conflicts.  At a Tuesday, April 9 event in New Haven County in Southbury, with representatives from the National Audubon Society, speakers highlighted an important reminder to help reduce bear conflicts with people: take down birdfeeders.  DEEP officials said birdfeeders are an easy and tasty source of calories for bears. They regularly bring bears close to …
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say
Driver Who Fled Ridgefield Crash Nabbed With Cash, Drugs, Police Say A Connecticut motorist who allegedly fled the scene of a crash was caught hiding with drugs and cash, police said. The incident occurred in Ridgefield at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the area of 786 Ridgebury Road. According to Capt. Jeff Raines of the Ridgefield Police, officers responded to a motorcycle accident report and found the vehicle lying in the roadway but no rider. During a search of the area, officers found a jacket and a backpack in a nearby yard containing a "large amount" of narcotics and a firearm, Raines said. He added that a short time later, officers lo…
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT
Road Rage: Man Pulls Gun During Alleged Incident In CT A Connecticut man has been arrested after police say he followed a man into a parking lot and pulled out a gun while yelling at him. The New Haven County incident occurred in Waterbury in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 9. Connecticut State Police said it was about 6:30 a.m. when 46-year-old Hartford County resident Gentjan Korcari, of Southington, pulled into the I-84 Exit 23 commuter parking lot, following a person in a pickup truck. According to a witness, who was in the parking lot waiting for the pickup truck driver, Korcari got out of his black Mercedes-Benz E550 aft…
New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash
New Details: 6-Year-Old CT Boy Killed In Go-Kart Crash This story has been updated. A 6-year-old boy was killed in a go-kart crash at a Connecticut park. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in Meriden, in the area of Kroneberger Park. According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police Department, officers responded after 911 callers reported that a child had been driving the go-kart and sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that two boys, ages six and four, were in the go-kart. While driving in Kronenberger Park's parking lot, the go-k…
Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed
Pipe Bomb Located On CT Riverbed A pipe bomb was discovered in a Connecticut riverbed by a person using a metal detector along the shoreline.  The incident took place in New Haven County around 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the area of Red Bridge at the intersection of Oregon Road and River Road in Meriden. According to Lt. Darrine McKay of the Meriden Police, a person using a metal detector/magnet in the river located what was believed to be a pipe bomb.  McKay said the bomb had been wrapped in a T-shirt and was submerged under the water on the riverbed. Meriden Police evacuated the area and…
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Body Found Floating In CT Pond
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Police are investigating after a body was found floating in a Connecticut pond. The discovery was made in New Haven County on Cooke Street at Fulton Park around 8 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the pond and confirmed to be dead.  The identity of the person has not yet been released. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a …
Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing CT Highway Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing CT Highway
Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing CT Highway A man has died after being struck by two vehicles while attempting to cross a busy Connecticut highway. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the area of 1966 North Broad St. in Meriden. The crash was reported to be in the northbound lanes on the Berlin Turnpike and it was reported that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle, said Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police. McKay said a preliminary investigation revealed that a man was walking along the edge of the roadway and then attempted to cross the divided hig…
State Police Investigating Carjacking At I-95 Rest Stop State Police Investigating Carjacking At I-95 Rest Stop
State Police Investigating Carjacking At I-95 Rest Stop Connecticut State Police are investigating an alleged carjacking at an I-95 rest stop. The incident took in New Haven County around 5:40 a.m., Wednesday, March 27 at the northbound rest stop, state police said. A preliminary report indicates that there were no injuries and an investigation is underway. Police did not release the make of the car or how many people were involved. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates. 
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On CT Highway Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On CT Highway
Wrong-Way Driver Crashes Into Trooper's Patrol Car On CT Highway Everyone walked away unscathed after a wrong-way highway driver collided with a Connecticut State Police vehicle. The New Haven County incident happened at around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, on northbound Route 8 in Waterbury. State Police said an elderly man driving a Toyota Prius was reported going the wrong way in the left lane of Route 8 North near exit 36. A trooper working at a nearby highway construction project was responding to the call when the Toyota crashed into the front end of their police cruiser, bringing both vehicles to a stop. Neither the trooper nor the Toyota driver…
Man Tries To Traffic 15-Year-Old Girl In Multiple CT Towns, Police Say Man Tries To Traffic 15-Year-Old Girl In Multiple CT Towns, Police Say
Man Tries To Traffic 15-Year-Old Girl In Multiple CT Towns, Police Say A man has been arrested after authorities said he was caught planning to traffic a teen girl for money in Connecticut. The New Haven County incident was investigated by the FBI and Meriden Police Department, leading to the arrest of 35-year-old Gary Taylor on Thursday, March 21. During the investigation, Taylor spoke to who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. As he spoke to the girl, police said Taylor expressed interest in trafficking her in nearby towns for money. Police said he then traveled to Meriden to meet up with the girl, only to be arrested and charged with the following: …
ID Released For  26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving CT Courthouse ID Released For  26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving CT Courthouse
ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving CT Courthouse Police have identified a Connecticut man who was shot and killed following a court proceeding and was leaving the courthouse. Related: 26-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse The 26-year-old was killed in New Haven County around 11:45 a.m. on. Thursday, March 21 outside of the Superior Court House in Waterbury at 400 Grand St.  According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the victim, Jarron Chapman, of Waterbury, died from his injuries at the hospital. Bessette said a preliminary investigation confirmed that Chapman had attended court proceedings earli…
Woman Sentenced For Killing 34-Year-Old CT Educator Woman Sentenced For Killing 34-Year-Old CT Educator
Woman Sentenced For Killing 34-Year-Old CT Educator A Connecticut woman will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony murder of a 34-year-old woman. New Haven County resident Heather Anderson, age 35, of Naugatuck, was sentenced on Thursday, March 21 to 30 years in prison, with a 25-year minimum, according to Fox61. The murder took place in New Haven County around 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Waterbury on Newbury Street. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, officers responded to Newbury Street for a medical assistance complaint. When officers arrived on the scene they found a woman, ide…
26-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed Leaving Courthouse 26-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed Leaving Courthouse
26-Year-Old CT Man Shot, Killed Leaving Courthouse A Connecticut man was shot and killed following a court proceeding and police believe he was shot as he was leaving the courthouse. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For 26-Year-Old Shot, Killed Leaving Waterbury Courthouse The incident occurred in New Haven County around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 21 outside of 400 Grand St., in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the victim, a 26-year-old Waterbury man, died from his injuries at the hospital.  Bessette said a preliminary investigation confirmed that the victim had attended court…
Violent CT Home Invaders Attempt To Steal Expensive Cat Violent CT Home Invaders Attempt To Steal Expensive Cat
Violent CT Home Invaders Attempt To Steal Expensive Cat Two suspects are on the run after allegedly invading a Connecticut home and attempted to steal an expensive cat in what police say was a "targeted attack." The incident occurred in New Haven County on Sunday, March 17 on Thompson Street in East Haven. According to East Haven Police, two armed suspects attempted to enter a home where the residents were home and steal an expensive cat before fleeing in a blue BMW. When officers arrived, the resident said two men attempted to enter their residence through a rear slider door. The resident said attempts were made to prevent the suspects from en…
30-Year-Old CT Woman Found Dead Inside Residence 30-Year-Old CT Woman Found Dead Inside Residence
30-Year-Old CT Woman Found Dead Inside Residence Police in Connecticut are investigating after a 30-year-old woman was found dead inside her apartment. The woman was found in New Haven County around 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14 on Grove Street, in Waterbury. Waterbury Police Lt. Ryan Bessette said the incident is currently being investigated as an untimely death.  Police have not released the name of the woman or other details. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a developing sto…
CT Doctor Accused Of Child Sex Exploitation Dies By Suicide, Officials Say CT Doctor Accused Of Child Sex Exploitation Dies By Suicide, Officials Say
CT Doctor Accused Of Child Sex Exploitation Dies By Suicide, Officials Say A Connecticut rheumatology chief arrested following a child exploitation investigation has died by suicide, according to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office. John Magaldi, age 61, address unknown, the chief of Hartford HealthCare rheumatology at the Bone & Joint Institute, died from a gunshot wound to the head, the medical examiner's office confirmed on Friday, March 15.  Magaldi was charged in New Haven County by Meriden Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday, March 11 for allegedly seeking sexual activity with children, the Meriden Police said. The de…
CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K
CT Builder Charged With Ripping Off Customers For More Than $200K A Connecticut builder has been charged with allegedly taking large deposits from three victims for home construction and never building them. New Haven County resident Leonard Addario, age 46, of Milford, was charged on Monday, March 11 after turning himself in to Milford Police on a warrant. According to the Milford Police, a victim contacted the department in December 2023 and told detectives they had paid a deposit of $68,000 to Addario in May 2022.  In October 2023, the victim terminated the contract after the construction was still not completed. When the deposit was not returned…
23-Year-Old CT Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash 23-Year-Old CT Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash
23-Year-Old CT Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash A young Connecticut mother was killed and her two 3-year-old daughters were injured in a single-vehicle crash. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 12 in the area of 168 Jersey St., in Waterbury. Waterbury police responded to the area after receiving reports of a vehicle that crashed into a tree, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. Bessette said officers found Jermiyiah Pegues, age 23, of Waterbury, and her two 3-year-old girls in the vehicle. Pegues was transported to Waterbury Hospital where she died a short time later, Bessette said. T…
CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes
CT Street Takeover Participant Charged For Threatening Police, Other Crimes A Connecticut teen was charged with rioting, threatening police, and other crimes for his part in a street takeover event. New Haven County resident Adalberto Oceguera, age 18, of West Haven turned himself in to Connecticut State Police on Thursday, March 7 for taking part in several street takeover events including one in Meriden on Saturday, May 6, 2023. According to State Police, during an extensive and ongoing investigation into numerous street takeover events, Oceguera was identified as a co-conspirator in the damage of a Meriden Police cruiser which occurred on May 6. During the even…
CT Eatery Announces Closure After 38 Years: 'Thank You For All Love, Support' CT Eatery Announces Closure After 38 Years: 'Thank You For All Love, Support'
CT Eatery Announces Closure After 38 Years: 'Thank You For All Love, Support' After nearly four decades in business, a Connecticut restaurant has announced its permanent closure.  USS Chowder Pot III, located in the New Haven County town of Branford at 560 East Main St., announced its closure in a social media post on Sunday, March 3.  In the post, the owner did not give a specific reason for the decision but thanked former patrons for visiting the seafood restaurant over the 38 years it had been open. "I want to say thank you for all the love and support you have shown myself and Chowder Pot lll throughout the years," the owner said in the post, signing i…
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash
CT Man, 34, Killed In Rollover Crash A Connecticut man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 91. The incident took place in New Haven County around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3 in Meriden. According to Connecticut State Police, the man, identified as Charles Davenport, age 31, of New Haven, was driving a 2023 Kia Niro southbound when he veered onto the left shoulder, plowed into the grassy median, and rolled over before hitting a tree stump. Davenport was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.  An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information or a dashboard camera is asked to contact T…
CT Man Admits Robbing 2 Businesses, Pistol-Whipping Clerks: Feds CT Man Admits Robbing 2 Businesses, Pistol-Whipping Clerks: Feds
CT Man Admits Robbing 2 Businesses, Pistol-Whipping Clerks: Feds A man faces decades in prison after admitting to robbing two Connecticut businesses and pistol-whipping clerks at both, federal officials announced.  New Haven County resident Kenneth Strothers of Meriden, age 27, pleaded guilty on Monday, Feb. 26 to federal robbery charges, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  According to federal officials, Strothers was the focus of an FBI investigation into several armed robberies that happened in Connecticut in early 2021. This investigation determined that Strothers had committed at least t…
Famous Duck Donuts To Open First Shop In CT Famous Duck Donuts To Open First Shop In CT
Famous Duck Donuts To Open First Shop In CT If you love donuts then a new national donut chain opening its first shop in Connecticut will make your heart go pitter-patter when you walk through the doors, according to local foodies and Yelpers. Duck Donuts -- famous on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where they got their start -- has announced they will open in New Haven County in Orange. With 145 shops nationwide and in several other countries, the concept and all the hype behind their success is each donut is made to order and you get to pick the toppings. Connecticut's first will be located at 350 Boston Post Road, said Cassidy …
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …