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Attempted Carjacking: Pair Grab, Drag Woman Along I-84 In CT, Police Say Attempted Carjacking: Pair Grab, Drag Woman Along I-84 In CT, Police Say
Attempted Carjacking: Pair Grab, Drag Woman Along I-84 In CT, Police Say Two men have been arrested on charges including robbery after they allegedly threw a woman to the ground in an attempt to steal her car. The Tolland County incident occurred on Thursday, May 23 in Vernon. According to Connecticut State Police, the two men — Emmanuel Nina-Saldana, age 21, and Bryan Saldana, age 20 — were tailgating a woman driving a Porsche SUV as she drove east on I-84 just after 4:30 p.m. The victim, who was not named, pulled over past Exit 67 to let the two men pass. However, they pulled up behind her instead. She got out of her vehicle with her keys and purse, as d…
Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor
Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help support the Connecticut family of a courageous 8-year-old boy who has been waging a tough battle against a brain tumor for years.  Since the age of 2, Teddy Marchione of the town of Fairfield has been fighting a pediatric brain tumor that likely began growing in utero, according to his neurosurgeon. Following his original diagnosis in 2018, he underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove the tumor.  In the years since his first surgery, Marchione has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy and is no…
'Rage Bait'? Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online 'Rage Bait'? Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online
'Rage Bait'? Influencer's Rant Over Whole Foods Apple Prices Leaves Sour Taste Online Her attempt at garnering online sympathy by and large turned up fruitless. A Massachusetts social media influencer was outraged after claiming she spent an eye-popping amount of money on a single apple during a recent trip to Whole Foods Market. In a now-deleted, expletive-filled rant on TikTok, Boston-based Via Li claimed the grocery giant charged her $7 for one organic Sugarbee apple. “Guess how much this is. This is an apple, it's called a Sugarbee (expletive) apple apparently and look at it,” she says in the clip. “The size of my palm. I thought it was like probably two to three dolla…
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…
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…
Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism' Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With WNBC: 'Giant In American Journalism'
Stamford's Chuck Scarborough To Mark 50 Years With Wnbc: 'Giant In American Journalism' To celebrate journalism legend and localresident Chuck Scarborough's 50th year with NBC 4 New York, the network will hold a week of tributes that will look back at memorable moments throughout his career.  To commemorate  the 80-year-old Scarborough's lengthy career, NBC 4 New York will hold a ceremony on Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. during which the Empire State Building will be illuminated in the journalist's honor. Those who want to watch this special event can stream it live on the station's "NBC New York News" channel.  Additionally, at 4 p.m. on Monday, the network …
$32M Listing: Former College Dorms For Sale On Picturesque New England Street $32M Listing: Former College Dorms For Sale On Picturesque New England Street
$32M Listing: Former College Dorms For Sale On Picturesque New England Street A set of brownstones, which used to be college dorms, are being sold on a scenic Massachusetts street. Just three blocks away from the Boston Public Garden, 125-127 Commonwealth Avenue is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” according to its listing – but it’ll cost you a pretty penny. The $32.5 million property is comprised of two contiguous brownstones standing five stories tall with Gilded Age details and a combined 16,500 square feet of space. The property has plenty of Gilded Age details and carvings.  Zillow/Paul Gleason, Fairfield Realty Though the building is currently l…
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters
Snowfall Map: Here's How Accumulation Amounts In These CT Spots Compare To Normal Winters Most locations in the region have seen more snowfall than last winter, but only one location in the Northeast has exceeded the seasonal average, according to new data. "Now reaching the back stretch of the winter season, current snowfall totals across not only our area, but a large portion of the East remains below the seasonal averages," according the US National Weather Service Eastern Region Headquarters. In the first image above, areas in red have seen the most snowfall through Sunday, Feb. 18 while locations in white and sky blue have seen the least. A comparison of snowfall tota…
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind'
Former Patriots Cheerleader Shines On New Season Of Hit Netflix Dating Show 'Love Is Blind' A former New England Patriots cheerleader with Boston roots is setting out discover if love is truly blind. Amber Desiree, who goes by "AD," is among the 30 men and women on Season 6 of the hit Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind," which aptly debuted on Valentine's Day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Desiree (AD) (@amberdesiree) That of a dating experiment, cast members — who this season are all …
Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police
Mass Woman Alters, Cashes Wilton Resident's Checks: Police A Massachusetts woman has been arrested after she was allegedly caught altering and cashing a Connecticut resident’s checks years prior. Isis Serrano, a Boston resident, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for the Fairfield County incident, according to police. The 24-year-old woman is accused of fraudulently altering and cashing checks from a resident of the town of Wilton in 2019. She was 20 at the time of the reported crime. It is unclear for how long Serrano continued the alleged activity. She was extradited from Chicopee Massachusetts Women's Correctional Facility on an arrest warr…
Netflix To Follow Red Sox For Docuseries Airing In 2025 Netflix To Follow Red Sox For Docuseries Airing In 2025
Netflix To Follow Red Sox For Docuseries Airing In 2025 Netflix is shipping up to Boston. The popular streaming service has announced two projects with the Boston Red Sox, one of Major League Baseball's most storied franchises. Netflix will follow the Red Sox throughout the entire season, providing viewers a window into the ups and downs in one of the most rabid sports environments, Netflix said in a news release.  The docuseries is set to debut in 2025. The second project, which is coming to Netflix later this year, is an untitled documentary looking back at the historic 2004 Red Sox season, which culminated with one of the greatest…
Boston Man Recruited Teen Foster Child For Sex Work In Mass, NY, CT: Feds Boston Man Recruited Teen Foster Child For Sex Work In Mass, NY, CT: Feds
Boston Man Recruited Teen Foster Child For Sex Work In Mass, NY, CT: Feds A 31-year-old man from Boston admitted to trafficking a 17-year-old girl for sex at hotels in Hartford, Connecticut, and New York City, officials said. Leon Blount III met the girl, identified as Jane Doe 2, while she was living at a Massachusetts group home for adolescents, according to the US Attorney's Office for Massachusetts.  He pleaded guilty to three counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and is set for sentencing on April 24. Related: Carlos Casillas Gets 18 Years For Sex Trafficking Teen Girl Blount has been in custody sin…
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis 'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis Hallie Kyed put up a valiant fight, but after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, the 2-year-old daughter of the Patriots reporter for the Boston Herald has died, her father announced on Instagram.  Hallie was diagnosed in April 2023 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer that attacks bone marrow, a GoFundMe campaign set up for her said. She died in her sleep Sunday night, Jan. 21, her father, Doug Kyed, announced on social media.  Doug said despite the dire prognosis, Hallie never gave up the fight, her big dreams, or her bright smile.  Relat…
Ex-Flight Attendant On Boston-Bound Plane Filmed Children As They Used Bathroom: Feds Ex-Flight Attendant On Boston-Bound Plane Filmed Children As They Used Bathroom: Feds
Ex-Flight Attendant On Boston-Bound Plane Filmed Children As They Used Bathroom: Feds A former American Airlines flight attendant attempted to film a child as she used the bathroom and had videos of several other children using the plane's lavatory on his phone, authorities said.  Estes Carter Thompson III, 36, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was charged with one count of attempted sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography depicting a prepubescent minor, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  A 14-year-old aboard a Charlotte to Boston flight in September 2023 told her parents that Thompson had escorted her to the first-cl…
TGI Fridays Closing CT Locale, 30 Total Eateries Across Northeast TGI Fridays Closing CT Locale, 30 Total Eateries Across Northeast
TGI Fridays Closing CT Locale, 30 Total Eateries Across Northeast TGI Fridays is closing nearly 30 "underperforming" locations across the northeast and will sell eight restaurants to the chain's former CEO, the chain said in a news release. The 27 closures include restaurants in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. In total, 36 TGI Fridays locations are shutting down nationwide. The company says about 1,000 employees, which represent more than 80% of those impacted, will be offered transfer opportunities. "As we continue along our path of transformation to revitalize the Fridays brand and …
Peek Inside $12.5M New England Mansion With Custom Elevator Up For Sale Peek Inside $12.5M New England Mansion With Custom Elevator Up For Sale
Peek Inside $12.5M New England Mansion With Custom Elevator Up For Sale If you're looking for a place to live in Brookline and have $12.5 million to spare, there's a state-of-the-art house waiting for you. But if you're a little strapped for cash, Zillow believes you can get the six-bedroom, five-bath mansion for just $11.4 million. Think of what you can do with the savings.  The home comes with a state-of-the-art kitchen.  Zillow The home at 138 Woodland Road sits on an acre of manicured land and is loaded with amenities like a state-of-the-art kitchen and more than 7,000 square feet of living space. The Zillow description says the home was d…
Harvard University President Resigns Amid Controversy: Reports Harvard University President Resigns Amid Controversy: Reports
Harvard University President Resigns Amid Controversy: Reports Claudine Gay is set to resign as Harvard University president after facing plagiarism accusations over her academic work and heavy criticism during a congressional hearing on campus antisemitism. Gay is stepping down on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 2, after just six months and two days since being appointed president of the university, according to the Harvard Crimson. Her tenure is the shortest ever for a Harvard president, the newspaper reported.  Related: Harvard President Claudine Gay Gets Support From Faculty Her resignation comes after mounting allegations of plagiarism of her…
New England's Own Mark Wahlberg Breaks Apple TV+ Record With New Action Comedy Movie New England's Own Mark Wahlberg Breaks Apple TV+ Record With New Action Comedy Movie
New England's Own Mark Wahlberg Breaks Apple TV+ Record With New Action Comedy Movie “The Family Plan,” starring Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg, has shattered AppleTV+’s record for the most viewed movie ever on the streaming platform. Wahlberg’s action-comedy debuted on AppleTV+ on Friday, Dec. 15, and is now the most-viewed film in the service’s history, according to Deadline. There are already talks about a potential sequel, reports said. The Jennifer Aniston-led “The Morning Show” holds the streaming platform’s record for the most watched series, Deadline said.  “The Family Plan” follows Dan, played by Wahlberg, an assassin-turned-car salesman who lives in the suburbs …
Harvard President Faces Plagiarism Allegations Amid Calls For Resignation Harvard President Faces Plagiarism Allegations Amid Calls For Resignation
Harvard President Faces Plagiarism Allegations Amid Calls For Resignation Harvard University president Claudine Gay faces new allegations while some are calling for her resignation after they took issue with recent comments she made to Congress about anti-Semitism.  A report claims that Gay had plagiarized portions of her doctoral thesis. However, the prestigious university said it had looked into the matter and determined that she had not violated any of the school's research standards. Officials said two of her articles will receive corrections for "inadequate citation." The Harvard Corporation, which supervises the university, announced in a statement on …
Heartbreak After Massachusetts Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Heartbreak After Massachusetts Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
Heartbreak After Massachusetts Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Coworkers and friends of the 44-year-old Massachusetts woman who was killed by a shark while on vacation in the Bahamas say they are heartbroken and shocked by her death.  Lauren Van Wart, of Lowell, located northwest of Boston, was attacked by a shark on Monday, Dec. 4, about a mile from Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort while she was paddleboarding with a relative, the Royal Bahamas Police Force said.  Van Wart worked at Curriculum Associates, an educational material company in Billerica. Rob Waldron, CEO of the company, said she was a beloved member of the company.  …
Pitt Grad ID'd As Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Pitt Grad ID'd As Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
Pitt Grad ID'd As Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Bahamian officials have identified the Boston woman who was killed on Monday, Dec. 4, by a shark while she was paddleboarding off the coast of a five-star resort.  Lauren Erickson Van Wart, age 44, was killed while playing in the ocean with a family member, the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  Related: Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas RBPF Spokesperson Sergeant Desiree Ferguson said in a news conference the couple were about a mile from the five-star Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort when she was attacked. #BREAKING - The victim of yes…
Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas
Boston Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas A 44-year-old Boston woman was killed Monday, Dec. 4, while paddleboarding in the Bahamas after she was attacked by a shark, multiple media outlets reported.  The woman and her husband were about a mile from the five-star Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort when she was attacked, Royal Bahamas Police Force Spokesperson Sergeant Desiree Ferguson said in a news conference.  Related: Woman Killed By Shark In Bahamas ID'd By Police A lifeguard who spotted the couple went out in a boat after the incident began to unfold, according to CBS News. Related: 'It Violently Turned At M…
Magician Who Performed Across New England Admits To Smuggling Child Porn Into US: Feds Magician Who Performed Across New England Admits To Smuggling Child Porn Into US: Feds
Magician Who Performed Across New England Admits To Smuggling Child Porn Into US: Feds A Massachusetts man who performed as a children's magician for two decades across New England admitted to having child sexual abuse material and traveling to another country to rape a child, federal authorities said.  Worcester County resident Scott Jameson, age 46, of Sutton, faces decades in prison after he pleaded guilty in federal court to illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one count of transportation of child pornography, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.  Action Pour Les Enfants, a Cambodian child-protection group, contacted US federal investigators in Febr…
This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks
This Fairfield County Zip Code Among Most Expensive In US: Here's Where It Ranks The Northeast is well-represented in new rankings of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the nation. Two of the top 10 zip codes according to Property Shark Real Estate Reports are in New York, with both on Long Island, in the Hamptons: No. 2 Sagaponack (zip code 11962) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $8,075,000, No. 6 (tie) Water Mill (11976) with a median home sale price in 2023 of $4,500,000. Six of the Top 10 zip codes are in California, including No. 1 Atherton (94027), located near San Francisco, ($8,300,000 median sales price). California has 79 of the 100 p…
These Zip Codes In Northeast Among Top 10 Most Expensive In US, New Report Says These Zip Codes In Northeast Among Top 10 Most Expensive In US, New Report Says
These Zip Codes In Northeast Among Top 10 Most Expensive In US, New Report Says Four zip codes in the Northeast rank in the Top 20 for most expensive in the United States, according to a brand-new report. The findings by RealtyHop were determined by real estate listings so far this year. The majority of the wealthiest Americans live in California and New York. The two New York zip codes making the Top 10 are both in the Hamptons on Long Island: No. 3 Sagaponack (11962) with a median home listing price of $5.9 million. No. 5 Water Mill (11976) where the median price in 2023 is $4,950,000. Area code 10013, the SoHo section in Manhattan, ranks 20th with a med…
Podcaster Alex Cooper Says Boston U Soccer Coach Left Her ‘Traumatized,’ ‘Scarred’ Podcaster Alex Cooper Says Boston U Soccer Coach Left Her ‘Traumatized,’ ‘Scarred’
Podcaster Alex Cooper Says Boston U Soccer Coach Left Her ‘Traumatized,’ ‘Scarred’ Alex Cooper, host and creator of the popular podcast “Call Her Daddy,” revealed she is working through a traumatic experience she had with a coach while playing soccer at Boston University. In a profile interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Cooper of Newtown, Pennsylvania, addresses the incident but would not go into detail or name the coach. Instead, the 29-year-old focused on healing, “which I’m proud of myself for.” “Now that I’ve created this platform, I feel new wisdom in certain aspects of my life, from experience and therapy and people I surround myself with,” Cooper told the magazi…
Maine Mass Shooting Manhunt Ends After Suspect Found Dead: 'Threat To Public Is Over' Maine Mass Shooting Manhunt Ends After Suspect Found Dead: 'Threat To Public Is Over'
Maine Mass Shooting Manhunt Ends After Suspect Found Dead: 'Threat To Public Is Over' An urgent manhunt that began after 18 people were killed and 14 injured in a mass shooting at two locations in Lewiston, Maine, ended overnight with the discovery of the 40-year-old suspect's body.  Robert Card was found dead in Lisbon, Maine, about a mile from where a white Subaru Outback he was believed to be driving was located at a boat launch. Lisbon is located about 7 miles southeast of Lewiston. Card died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a box trailer in an overflow parking lot at the Maine Recycling Corporation, which is where he once worked, according to authoriti…
Hotel Rooms Canceled To Make Room For Migrants Before Army-Navy Game In New England: Report Hotel Rooms Canceled To Make Room For Migrants Before Army-Navy Game In New England: Report
Hotel Rooms Canceled To Make Room For Migrants Before Army-Navy Game In New England: Report At least 70 people, including many veterans, suddenly found themselves without places to stay ahead of the upcoming Army-Navy college football game in Massachusetts after their hotels canceled their rooms to make room for migrants, according to a report by CBS News. The cancellations were made at three hotels owned by Giri Hotel Management, where veterans attending the iconic game's debut at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Saturday, Dec. 9 had been hoping to stay afterward, according to a report by CBS News from Thursday, Oct. 5.  When travel agent Mar…
Flash Flood Threat: Projected Rainfall Totals Increase For Potent Coastal Storm Flash Flood Threat: Projected Rainfall Totals Increase For Potent Coastal Storm
Flash Flood Threat: Projected Rainfall Totals Increase For Potent Coastal Storm A dangerous coastal storm is bringing flooding downpours to much of the Northeast, with the New York City tristate area, Long Island, Hudson Valley and southern New England most at risk. In those areas, heavy rainfall is likely with the potential of scattered to numerous areas of flash flooding during the day Friday, Sept. 29, into Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. A widespread 3 inches of rain is now expected from the slow-moving storm, with locally higher amounts of 4 to 6 inches, an increase over earlier projections. Areas in the darker shades of green i…
Westport Resident Beaten, Carjacked In Garage, Police Say Westport Resident Beaten, Carjacked In Garage, Police Say
Westport Resident Beaten, Carjacked In Garage, Police Say Police are encouraging residents to be aware of their surroundings after a Connecticut man was beaten and carjacked in a garage as the person in Fairfield County returned home from an outing. New update on case: Pair Of 16-Year-Olds Nabbed In Westport Carjacking, Stolen Cars Recovered, Police Say The incident took place in Westport around 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 on Bayberry Lane. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, the victim returned home and pulled into the garage when two suspects entered and assaulted the homeowner while sitting in a blue Aston Martin. The v…
Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England
Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England Watches and advisories now stretch from New York through New England as millions are expected to be affected by damaging winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Lee. Click here for a new, updated story - Hurricane Lee Set To Batter Northeast Coast With Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain: Here's Timing The newest computer models have the track of the massive system veering back a bit farthest east after models a day earlier projected landfall in coastal Maine. Now, its eye is expected to pass over land near the easternmost tip of Maine and Nova Scotia on Monday,  Sept. 18, near Halifax. As …