Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Suspect Killed In Shootout On Suburban Street In Upstate NY Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Suspect Killed In Shootout On Suburban Street In Upstate NY
Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Suspect Killed In Shootout On Suburban Street In Upstate NY Two police officers were killed overnight in a shooting on a suburban street in upstate New York. The incident happened in Onondaga County in the village of Liverpool located just north of Syracuse, shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14. According to the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, Syracuse Police Officers encountered a suspicious vehicle at Emerson Avenue and Hamilton Street and attempted to stop it. However, the driver refused to stop and fled the area. The officers lost sight of the vehicle but could record the license plate information. Officers checked the vehicle registration …
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 …
ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In New England ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In New England
ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In New England The identity of a Massachusetts man who allegedly deliberately crashed into the front of a psychiatric hospital has been released by officials. Related: Driver Dies After Deliberate Crash Into Devens Health Center The incident occurred in Worcester County around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at 85 Patton Road in Devens. On Thursday, April 12, Lindsay Corcoran of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office identified John M. Ahern Jr., age 62, of West Boylston, as the person who crashed into the front of the building at 85 Patton Road in Devens.  The truck was on fir…
CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody
CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody The Connecticut Office of Inspector General is investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was in police custody. Linda Praylow, of Hartford, died in a holding cell on Sunday, April 7, while in the custody of the Hartford Police. She was arrested on Friday, April 5, for two outstanding warrants and held on a $20,000 bond. Police did not say what the warrants were for. On Sunday, during the early morning hours, Praylow was discovered unresponsive in her cell, Inspector General Robert Devlin Jr. said.  Devlin said Hartford Police rendered medical aid, and American Medi…
Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In New England Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In New England
Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In New England Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a person was killed after allegedly deliberately crashing a truck into the front of a mental healthcare center. Click here for a new, updated story: ID Released For Driver Killed After Deliberate Crash Into Health Center In Mass The incident occurred in Worcester County around 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at 85 Patton Road in Devens. According to Lindsay Corcoran of the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, a truck was found to have crashed into the front of the building at 85 Patton Road in Devens. The truck was on fire, …
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Do you want to be in a commercial about daycare? A commercial for highlighting the benefits of a daycare communication technology for parents and teachers is seeking talent for four roles, according to a casting notice.  The commercial is looking for people from Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Jersey City and Virginia Beach. The roles include: A female daycare owner between the ages of 30 and 50, a female daycare director between the ages of 25 and 50, a daycare teacher between the ages of 18 and 40, and the parent of a daycare child between the ages of 18 and…
Dozens Of Aftershocks Keep CT Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Dozens Of Aftershocks Keep CT Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake
Dozens Of Aftershocks Keep CT Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Call it jealousy over the total solar eclipse? As millions geared up to watch the sun and moon’s rare celestial spectacle, Mother Earth continued to put on a show of her own in the days after a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook much of the Northeast on Friday, April 5. Since then, at least 44 aftershocks have been recorded in Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier Report: New York Feels 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock The tremors, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.6, were felt across New Jersey, New York…
Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse
Launch Of 3 NASA Rockets Could Be Visible During Total Solar Eclipse What a day for outer space. NASA will be launching three sounding rockets during the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, to study how Earth’s upper atmosphere is affected when sunlight momentarily dims over a portion of the planet. And they are expected to be visible for between 10 and 40 seconds along the East Coast. The Atmospheric Perturbations around Eclipse Path (APEP) sounding rockets will launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to study the disturbances in the ionosphere created when the Moon eclipses the Sun.  The sounding rockets will launch at three differe…
Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Woman Killed In Freak Trailer Accident In NY Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Woman Killed In Freak Trailer Accident In NY
Pediatrician Traveling To See Eclipse ID'd As Woman Killed In Freak Trailer Accident In NY Colleagues and loved ones are mourning the loss of a beloved pediatrician and wife who was killed in a freak accident on a New York highway while they were traveling to view the total solar eclipse. Long Island resident Dr. Monika Woroniecki, age 58, of Stony Brook, died Saturday, April 6, after falling from a moving Airstream trailer on Route 12E in the Jefferson County town of Brownville, about 60 miles north of Syracuse, according to State Police. Investigators said Woroniecki and other family members had decided to spend the last 20 minutes of the trip riding in the trailer, which was b…
Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals
Total Eclipse 2024: NASA Wants To Know About Strange Behavior From Animals When parts of the US are under total daytime darkness during a solar eclipse, scientists will be studying if animals act any differently — and they want your help. NASA has funded the "Eclipse Soundscapes Project" to collect the sights and sounds during the total solar eclipse in the afternoon on Monday, Apr. 8. Scientists are asking for the public's help recording how different ecosystems react to the sudden midday change. You can share your observations on social media using the hashtag #EclipseSoundscapes. Don't forget to tag the location where you experience the eclipse. Weird plant a…
Total Solar Eclipse: Here's What To Expect To See By Minute, Zip Code Total Solar Eclipse: Here's What To Expect To See By Minute, Zip Code
Total Solar Eclipse: Here's What To Expect To See By Minute, Zip Code What's being called the most visible eclipse for the United States in 100 years is just a day away, but you won't have to wait until Monday afternoon, April 8. Click here for a new, updated story - Total Solar Eclipse: Here's Brand-New Cloud Cover Forecast, Timing By Zip Code A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. According to NASA, totality will start on Monday around 1:07 p.m. Eastern time in Mexico and leave Maine around 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. While mos…
Here's How Northeast Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle Region Here's How Northeast Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle Region
Here's How Northeast Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle Region As nerves were still settling following an earthquake that rattled much of the Northeast late Friday morning, April 5, social media was flooded with lifelong residents proclaiming the tremor was the strongest they’d ever felt. “That might’ve been the biggest earthquake I’ve ever felt because the whole house was actually shaking. Pretty crazy,” one user posted on X. Though Friday’s magnitude 4.8 quake was among the largest to hit the Northeast in the last century, it is classified as a "light" quake on the Richter scale, which runs from a 1.0 magnitude (micro) to 9.9 (extreme). Original R…
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students An elementary school teacher in Fairfield County has been accused of inappropriately touching a dozen students. On Friday April 5, the Stamford Police Department Family Services Unit executed a search-and-seizure warrant at a residence in Norwalk after being notified by the Department of Children and Families in February, leading to an investigation with student testimonies in which each of the students disclosed details of their encounters. All 12 victims were female students  at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Stamford. The teacher, Andrew Park, was arrested and charged with 12…
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake 23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake
23 Small Aftershocks Reported By USGS In 23 Hours After New Jersey Earthquake The USGS is reporting 23 aftershocks in the 23 hours since the New Jersey earthquake that rattled the Northeast. The initial earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 and was reported in Whitehouse Station at 10:23 a.m. Friday, April 5. Tremors were felt by more than four million people from Maryland to New Hampshire. The first aftershock was reported just under an hour later at 11:20 a.m. 6 km NNE of Whitehouse Station with a magnitude of 2.0. The largest aftershock had a 4.0 magnitude and happened just before 6 p.m. Friday, April 5. Most of the aftershocks were not notable, with magnitudes …
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…
Cracks Discovered At School In Greenwich After 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake: Report Cracks Discovered At School In Greenwich After 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake: Report
Cracks Discovered At School In Greenwich After 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake: Report Cracks were discovered at a school in Fairfield County after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the Northeast, according to a new report. Click here for a new, updated story: School In Greenwich Reopens After Cracks Found Following Earthquake Central Middle School in Greenwich was evacuated and moved to Greenwich High School after the cracks developed following the quake, which happened around 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, according to NBC Connecticut. Engineers will conduct a further inspection over the weekend, the report said. Click here to read the NBC Connecticut …
Tearful Manager Says Yankees Will Dedicate Season To Northern Westchester Woman Killed By Tree Tearful Manager Says Yankees Will Dedicate Season To Northern Westchester Woman Killed By Tree
Tearful Manager Says Yankees Will Dedicate Season To Northern Westchester Woman Killed By Tree As the New York Yankees were preparing to play their home opener, the team's manager announced they will be playing the 2024 season with the memory of a beloved friend in mind.  Northern Westchester County resident Catherine Tusiani, age 50, of Armonk, the wife of Yankees Senior Vice President of Partnerships Michael Tusiani was killed when a tree fell on her car during a Nor'easter on Wednesday, April 3. In a news conference on Friday, April 5 before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone tearfully said that the team would be dedicating the season to Tusia…
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions 'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions A magnitude 4.8 earthquake on the Richter scale centered in New Jersey could be felt all over Connecticut, according to officials and residents. See related: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast  According to the US Geological Survey, the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, was centered in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Fairfield County resident Ashley Garrison, of Easton, said her pictures began shaking on her walls, and she ran outside, where the ground was shakin…
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast An earthquake was felt in several states along the East Coast, including New York and Connecticut, late Friday morning, April 5. Click here for a new, updated story - 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors The US Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale, and had a depth of 0.62 miles. It reportedly originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. It shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and was even felt as far away as Boston…
Solar Eclipse: How To Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Solar Eclipse: How To Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade'
Solar Eclipse: How To Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse – dubbed the astronomy event of the decade – pet owners should also be prepared. The total solar eclipse, slotted to occur on Monday, April 8, will follow a path of totality across just 15 states on the eastern side of the United States, including much of western and upstate New York. Between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking out all light for a few minutes for those in the zone of totality – which includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh. Places farther away…
New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall
New Marriage Rules After Rise In Those Tying Knot At Bridgeport City Hall With a large increase in the number of people looking to get married at a Fairfield County city hall, city officials have changed the rules. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday, April 1 a new set of rules for weddings, and those obtaining marriage licenses beginning Monday, April 15. Weddings being performed for love birds who are not Bridgeport residents must fill out a digital marriage license application form on the City’s website and submit copies of photo IDs for both people being married.  The online application is already available for people to begin booking their a…
Largest Egg Producer In US Halts Production After Bird Flu Found In Chickens Largest Egg Producer In US Halts Production After Bird Flu Found In Chickens
Largest Egg Producer In US Halts Production After Bird Flu Found In Chickens Production has been halted at the largest producer of fresh eggs in the United States after bird flu was discovered in chickens. Cal-Maine Foods reported that one of the company’s facilities located in Parmer County, Texas, tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), resulting in depopulation of approximately 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets, or approximately 3.6 percent of its total flock. "Production at the facility has temporarily ceased as the company follows the protocols prescribed by the USDA," Cal-Maine said in a statement, noting that it is working to s…
Solar Eclipse: Viewers Can Suffer Severe Eye Injuries Without Proper Protection, NASA Warns Solar Eclipse: Viewers Can Suffer Severe Eye Injuries Without Proper Protection, NASA Warns
Solar Eclipse: Viewers Can Suffer Severe Eye Injuries Without Proper Protection, NASA Warns With a total solar eclipse now just a week away, officials are warning that eye safety will be crucial for the approximately 44 million Americans who reside in the path of totality and the millions more expected to travel to the path. "Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury," according to NASA. Known as the “Great North American Eclipse,” it will have a narrow path of totality from southwest to northeast across 13 states in the…
Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse
Man Admits Selling Over $34K In Catalytic Converters To CT Warehouse A 30-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to his role in a statewide stolen catalytic converter trafficking ring, federal officials announced. New Haven resident Michael Almodovar, also known as "Eme ElColorado," pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 27 to charges related to his role in a stolen catalytic converter trafficking ring in Connecticut, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  According to federal officials, Almodovar's conviction follows an investigation into the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles across the state. This inve…
Personal Info Of 73M AT&T Customers Posted To Dark Web In Massive Data Breach, Company Says Personal Info Of 73M AT&T Customers Posted To Dark Web In Massive Data Breach, Company Says
Personal Info Of 73M AT&T Customers Posted To Dark Web In Massive Data Breach, Company Says Personal information of millions of AT&T customers was posted to the dark web in a major data breach announced by the telecom company Saturday, March 30. The data set appears to be from 2019 or earlier, impacting approximately 73 million current AT&T account holders and approximately 65.4 million former account holders, the company said. "With respect to the balance of the data set, which includes personal information such as social security numbers, the source of the data is still being assessed," AT&T said. "Currently, AT&T does not have evidence of unauthorized acce…
2 Penguin Chicks Born At CT Aquarium: Part Of Effort To Protect Critically Endangered Species 2 Penguin Chicks Born At CT Aquarium: Part Of Effort To Protect Critically Endangered Species
2 Penguin Chicks Born At CT Aquarium: Part Of Effort To Protect Critically Endangered Species As part of a careful plan to ensure the future of a critically endangered species, a beloved Connecticut aquarium has announced the birth of two adorable penguin chicks.  New London County's Mystic Aquarium announced the birth of the two African penguin chicks on Monday, March 25, adding that the "fluffy additions" were part of the Species Survival Plan to ensure the species' survival and wellbeing.  The first of the chicks hatched on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and has since grown to a healthy weight of 1.5 kilograms. Meanwhile, the second chick was born on Saturday, March 2 weighing 1.3…
Bacterial Infection With Unusual, Serious Symptoms Prompts CDC Warning Bacterial Infection With Unusual, Serious Symptoms Prompts CDC Warning
Bacterial Infection With Unusual, Serious Symptoms Prompts CDC Warning A bacterial infection is appearing nationally with unusual and serious symptoms according to federal authorities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just issued a Health Alert warning that the rare illness, caused by a strain of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, has a higher fatality rate than normally seen with meningococcal infections. As of Monday, March 25, 143 cases have been reported to CDC for the current calendar year, an increase of 62 cases over the 81 reported as of this date in 2023.  Cases caused by this strain are disproportionately occurring i…
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say
Man Known As 'Kitty' Nabbed With Thousands Of Fentanyl Pills In Bridgeport Home, Police Say A 28-year-old Fairfield County man has been charged with narcotics trafficking offenses after thousands of fentanyl pills and other drugs were allegedly found in his home.  Bridgeport resident Jermel Bates, also known as “Mel Kitty” and “Kitty,” was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday, March 28, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. As alleged in the indictment, court documents, and statements made in court, in the early morning hours of Friday, June 25, 2023, Bates crashed his vehicle into a parked car in Bridgeport and fled the scene on foot.&…
Did You Feel It? Earthquake Rocks CT Towns Did You Feel It? Earthquake Rocks CT Towns
Did You Feel It? Earthquake Rocks CT Towns Residents of several Connecticut towns weren't imagining that little shake and sway, it was a small earthquake. The small 1.08 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale occurred in New London County around 8:20 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Ledyard. Although no one in Ledyard reported it to police or emergency management, residents in the town of Stonington and in the Mystic/Old Mystic area, which border Ledyard felt it. Officials in Stonington said they are aware of the earthquake and several people reported it.   In the Mystic/Old Mystic area residents reported loud booms and sh…
CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process
CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process A 33-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to lying about knowing anyone involved with a terrorist organization during his citizenship process, federal officials announced.  New Haven resident Mohamed Najm Kamash, also known as Mohamed Najm Mohamed Ali Kamash, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 25 to making a false statement in a naturalization proceeding, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Tuesday, March 26.  According to federal officials, Kamash immigrated to the IS from Iraq in 2014 and became a lawful permanent resident.  O…
Stratford Resident Wins $500K On Scratch Lottery Ticket Stratford Resident Wins $500K On Scratch Lottery Ticket
Stratford Resident Wins $500K On Scratch Lottery Ticket A Fairfield County resident is lugging around some cash after claiming their $500,000 prize on a Fortune scratch-off lottery ticket. The unnamed Stratford resident purchased the winning ticket in Shelton at the Wheels gas station at 18 Old Stratford Road on Tuesday, March 19, according to the Connecticut Lottery. The Fortune $50 ticket offers players 40 chances to win per ticket, lottery officials said. Prizes range from $50 to $4 million. The top prize is paid as a $4 million 20-year annuity or a one-time gross cash option of $3 million. Lottery officials say there are still three jackpo…