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Thousands Raised For Paralyzed Danbury Teen After Suicide Attempt: 'An Awesome Son'
Community members are rallying to support the family of a 14-year-old Danbury boy who was paralyzed after a suicide attempt.
The support is coming in the form of a GoFundMe page, which has raised thousands of dollars so far to benefit the family of Higor Santos, who attempted suicide by jumping off of a bridge in Danbury on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.
The attempt came after much bullying that Santos had been experiencing at school, his family said.
Luckily, Santos survived the jump, but was paralyzed, which "changed everything in the house," his mother, Idaiane Santos, wrote on the fundraise…
Candidate Accused of Domestic Violence, Dropped Out Of Race, May Still Win GOP Nomination
Early voting results indicate that a man who was arrested and then dropped out of the primary election for Congressional Second District could win the nomination.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 12, morning, Republican Thomas Gilmer, who had dropped out of the race on Monday, Aug. 10, was leading Justin Anderson by just a handful of votes:
Gilmer, 29, of Madison, was arrested Monday, Aug. 10, and charged with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation, police said.
The Connecticut GOP confirmed Aug. 11 that Gilmer had been arrested and drop…
Fairfield Dog On Wheels Captures Hearts Across The World
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A paralyzed Fairfield dog has captured nearly 100,000 hearts on Instagram.
Albert -- or @albertonwheels -- could get even more famous, as he's in the runnings for a prestigious Shorty Award, which honors the crem de la crem of social media.
Past winners include Taylor Swift, Tyler Oakley, Casey Neistat, Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, J.K. Rowling, Adele and DJ Khaled.
The 8-year-old Shih Tzu-Poodle mix aims to show that special needs dogs can live life to the fullest.
He is paralyzed from the hips down -- likely in a car accident -- and was rescued …
#MikeyStrong: $165,00 Raised For Norwalk Boy Fighting Stage 4 Cancer
NORWALK, Conn. -- More than $165,000 had been raised as of Tuesday evening on a GoFundMe site launched last week for a Norwalk boy battling cancer.
Earlier this month, Michael Schneider was diagnosed with Metastatic Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system growing in his adrenal gland.
In an effort to aid the family, Heidi Rieger LaFreniere launched the fundraiser.
"People who know him will tell you that he is one of the most fun-loving, goofy, polite, caring, smart, athletic and tough kids that they know," she wrote.
"Mikey will fight. He is the true definition of a…
Fairfield County Lottery Winner Was Gifted $1,000,000 Ticket For Holidays
David Sanchez of Bridgeport's holiday gift from an employee won him millions.
After being gifted a CT Super Draw ticket, Sanchez realized he was the winner.
HIs ticket number – 193232 – proved to be an exact match to the Jan. 1, 2018, $1,000,000 top prize winning ticket.
“We found out the ticket was a winner on Jan. 3, and had kept it on our fridge,” said Sanchez, whose ticket was purchased at Snaxx Plus in Stratford.
“It took us a couple minutes to check it out”
In fact, Sanchez’ wife called their son for an extra set of eyes.
“We woke up our son—to come check the ticket,” Sanchez de…
Photographer Writing Book On Weir Farm — Connecticut’s First National Park
WILTON, Conn. — The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park unit and the only one dedicated to American painting, will be authored by Xiomaro, a visiting artist at the park.
About 150 of Xiomaro’s photographs will be accompanied with captions that, he said, “tell the big story of a small park.”
The 60-acre national historic site, nestled in Wilton and Ridgefield, is where J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), the father of American Impressionist painting, lived and created iconic works now seen at the Met, the Smithsonian and other world-class museums.
Weston's Christopher Plummer, Westport Native Justin Paul Score Oscar Noms
WESTON, Conn. -- Weston resident Christopher Plummer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on Tuesday, while Westport native Justin Paul was nominated for Best Original Song.
Plummer was nominated for his role as J. Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World." The role had previously been played by Kevin Spacey, but when sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey surfaced in the fall, director Ridley Scott re-shot his scenes with Plummer. Plummer, 88, was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role, but lost to Sam Rockwell.
Paul, a 2003 Staples grad, was nom…