Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster
Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster The return of La Niña and historically warm water across the Atlantic Ocean have some forecasters sounding the alarm about what could be a super-charged 2024 hurricane season. Those two factors will set the groundwork for a potentially blockbuster season, and there are already “serious and growing concerns," AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said. The season runs from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, Nov. 30.  La Niña typically leads to more tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic due to reduced wind shear, or disruptive winds high in the atmosphere. "The …
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave
Norwalk Police Officer Charged With Stalking, Harassment Placed On Leave A patrol officer has been placed on leave and stripped of his police powers after being charged with stalking and harassment in Fairfield County. Norwalk PD Officer Hector Delgado was arrested on Friday, Feb. 23 on a warrant by the Bridgeport Police Department, said Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police. Podgorski said the charges against Delgado are related to a family violence incident. Delgado was placed on administrative leave. His duty firearm was seized, and his police powers were suspended. An Internal Affairs will be initiated, Podgorski said.  If you or someone yo…
US Secret Service Recruitment Scheduled In CT: Here's Where, When US Secret Service Recruitment Scheduled In CT: Here's Where, When
US Secret Service Recruitment Scheduled In CT: Here's Where, When If you've ever dreamed of guarding a president or running down virtual currency crooks then now is your chance to apply to become a US Secret Service agent. The department is holding a hiring event at the University of Hartford for students, and members of the public from Monday, Feb. 26 to Thursday, Feb. 29. Applicants will be able to apply to be a US Secret Service special agent or Uniformed Division officer during the hiring event, said the Secret Service.  The event is open to students throughout Connecticut as well as the public. Applicants will have the ability to take part in a…
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know
Highly Contagious Stomach Bug Spreading Fast In Northeast: Here's What To Know A highly contagious stomach bug is spreading nationwide with the highest positivity rate now in the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines, which is called acute gastroenteritis. The most common symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain, with fever, headache, and body aches also associated with the illness. Norovirus outbreaks frequently occur in schools, childcare centers, colleges, and universities. Foods that are commonly involved in norovirus outbreaks include: Leaf…
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping
Police In CT Investigating Assault Of Girl First Reported As Possible Kidnapping Police in Connecticut are investigating after receiving numerous calls of an alleged kidnapping of a girl that turned out to be an assault. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 on Golden Street in Meriden.  According to Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police, after receiving the calls, officers responded to the area and found an unoccupied vehicle. Officers then went to the address of the car's owner and found a man who said he was involved in the altercation, McKay said. Detectives, who took over the investigation, learned there was video survei…
Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says
Young New Canaan HS Grad Dies: 'He Will Be Sorely Missed,' Superintendent Says A community is mourning the loss of a bright young man who graduated from a high school in Connecticut last year. New, updated report: Young New Canaan HS Grad Remembered As Talented Musician After Untimely Death The death of Toby Woods, a 2023 graduate of New Canaan High School, was announced by New Canaan Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Luizzi on Friday, Feb. 23 in a communication to district families.  In his letter to families, Luizzi called Woods a "bright, kind, talented, and thoughtful young man."  "His passing is a painful loss for our New Canaan Schoo…
Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' Stamford Home, School At Least 10 Times Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' Stamford Home, School At Least 10 Times
Juvenile Nabbed For 'Swatting' Stamford Home, School At Least 10 Times An online gaming feud led to the arrest of a juvenile for swatting a Fairfield County home and school at least 10 times. The juvenile living in Maryland was charged on Thursday, Feb. 22 by the Stamford Police. According to Capt. Eugene Dohmann of the Stamford Police Department, swatting is a term used to describe the act of reporting a false critical incident to cause a massive response by emergency service personnel. The first incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, when officers responded to a home on Southfield Avenue on a report of a bomb threat, Dohmann said. This was determi…
Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash
Much-Beloved CT Football Coach Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash New York State Police have identified the person killed during a single-vehicle crash in the Hudson Valley. Related: 1 Killed In I-84 Newburgh Crash The collision took place in Orange County around 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 near exit 39 on the eastbound side of I-84 in the town of Newburgh. According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Rogue struck the guide rail and flipped into the center median. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Hartford County, Connecticut resident Charles Drury, age 77, of Bri…
Wegmans Slated To Begin Construction On First CT Store In Norwalk Wegmans Slated To Begin Construction On First CT Store In Norwalk
Wegmans Slated To Begin Construction On First CT Store In Norwalk The much anticipated first Wegmans grocery store in the state is slated to begin construction in Fairfield County this spring. Located in Norwalk off Route 1 at 47 Richards Ave., work has already begun on the unique parking structure for shoppers. "We’ve started construction on the parking garage, and we aim to begin construction of the food market foundations this spring," said Wegmans spokeswoman Marcie Rivera. Earlier report: Wegmans To Open First CT Store In Norwalk Rivera said the company anticipates opening in 2025, though an exact date hasn't been identified.  "The sto…
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: CPSC
Thousands Of Biometric Gun Safes Being Recalled Due To Faulty Locks That May Fail: Cpsc Multiple biometric gun safes are being recalled nationwide due to locks that can fail and allow access to unauthorized users, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.  On Thursday, Feb. 22, the agency issued a series of recall alerts regarding four safes that are subject to the recall due to the faulty locks.  Products subject to the recall:  Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes CPSC MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes MouTec brand Biometric Firearm Safes CPSC Machir Biometric Personal Safes Machir Biometric Personal Safe…
2 School Buses Crash In Newtown 2 School Buses Crash In Newtown
2 School Buses Crash In Newtown Two people were injured when two school buses with students on board were involved in a crash in Fairfield County. The crash occurred in Newtown around 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 in the area of Boggs Hills Road and Sugar Street. According to Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police, the two buses, owned by All-Star Transportation were on their way to Reed Intermediate School and had students on board for morning drop-off. One bus was traveling northbound on Boggs Hill Road and came to a stop at its intersection with Sugar Street, Smith said. The second bus was also traveling…
Greenwich Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn Greenwich Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn
Greenwich Man Charged With Possession Of Child Porn A Fairfield County man is behind bars after being charged with possession of child pornography and voyeurism. Deane Hamilton Flood, age 53, of Greenwich, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 21 following an investigation by the Greenwich Police Department's Special Victims Section. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police, the investigation revealed that Flood had child pornography and had also used his cell phone to record voyeuristic videos of numerous people. He was arrested without incident at his place of employment and was charged with three counts of voyeurism/sex pho…