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West Hartford Man Was Identified One Of Victims In Quadruple-Fatal Crash West Hartford Man Was Identified One Of Victims In Quadruple-Fatal Crash
West Hartford Man Was Identified One Of Victims In Quadruple-Fatal Crash Police in Connecticut have identified three of the four people killed in a horrific two-vehicle fiery crash. Related: 4 Killed In Head-On Crash On Waterbury Roadway The crash occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m. Friday, July 19, in Waterbury on Thomaston Avenue when a car traveling south slammed into a northbound vehicle, causing both to burst into flames, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. He added that the two involved vehicles have been identified as an Audi A7 and a Lexus GS300.  Bessette said the Lexus driver has been identified as Mark Sousa, age 44, …
Shooting At Waterbury Apartment Complex Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded Shooting At Waterbury Apartment Complex Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded
Shooting At Waterbury Apartment Complex Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded A shooting at a Connecticut apartment complex has left one man dead and another wounded. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 6:20 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, in Waterbury at 47 Armand Drive. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, a report of gunshots sent officers to an apartment complex where they found a 65-year-old man injured inside his unit. A second victim, a 73-year-old Waterbury man, was found dead in the common area of the building, Bessette said. Bessette said a preliminary investigation indicated that the victim was initially shot in the parking lot by…
CT Man, 60, Assaults Boy Multiple Times, Police Say CT Man, 60, Assaults Boy Multiple Times, Police Say
CT Man, 60, Assaults Boy Multiple Times, Police Say The 14-year-old victim of a now-arrested Connecticut man told authorities he was sexually assaulted an estimated 20 times. Scott Predom, a Middlesex County man, was arrested on Tuesday, July 9 on charges of sexual assault and more following a Tolland County investigation, police announced. Predom, a 60-year-old who hails from Middletown, is accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy, who was 13 at the time the assaults occurred. According to his arrest warrant, the situation was brought to the attention of police when, in February 2024, a relative of the victim noticed inappro…
Don't Fall For It: Phone Scammers Impersonating CT Police Officers Don't Fall For It: Phone Scammers Impersonating CT Police Officers
Don't Fall For It: Phone Scammers Impersonating CT Police Officers Don’t fall for it. Police in Connecticut are warning residents to be on the lookout for scammers who are impersonating law enforcement officers. In Fairfield County, the Greenwich Police Department issued a warning Friday, July 12, that residents have received phone calls from a “Detective Steve McMorris” about purported outstanding summons. The caller claims to be from the Greenwich Police Department of the Old Greenwich Police Department. “This call is a scam and DO NOT reply,” the agency said on Facebook. “The Greenwich Police Department does not have anyone by that name, and the Old …
CT Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race CT Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race
CT Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D--4th District) is the latest sitting representative to call upon President Joe Biden to call it quits on his presidential campaign. Himes, whose district covers 17 towns and cities in most of Fairfield County and some of New Haven County, is also the first member of the state's congressional delegation to do so. He announced on X following Biden's much-anticipated press conference on Thursday, July 11, during which he said the president's record of public service is unrivaled.  "His accomplishments are immense," Himes wrote. "His legacy as a great …
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Born and raised in Greenwich, District 36 (Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River) State Sen. Ryan Fazio still calls the town home.  First elected to the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, the investment advisor has also spent years volunteering for Greenwich United Way and Meals on Wheels. In 2021, Fazio first came to the senate after winning a special election upon the sudden resignation of Sen. Alex Kasser (D). In 2022, by a very slight margin, he beat his democratic opponent to retain his senate seat in the general e…
'What Should I Do?' FaceTiming Crack Dealer Stabs Woman During CT Attack, Police Say 'What Should I Do?' FaceTiming Crack Dealer Stabs Woman During CT Attack, Police Say
'What Should I Do?' FaceTiming Crack Dealer Stabs Woman During CT Attack, Police Say A woman is facing charges in connection with a stabbing attack at a Connecticut boat launch that left a woman hospitalized. The Windham County incident happened Friday, May 10, in Thompson on Fabyan Road. Connecticut State Police said the victim was inside a car that was parked at the boat launch with Cassandra Heredia, age 30, to sell "crack" when Heredia began punching her. Heredia then made a FaceTime call to a male friend who had accused the victim of stealing drugs from him. During the call, she allegedly told the man, “I beat the (expletive) out of her. What should I do?” When the …
Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree
Maserati Stolen From Neighborhood, Used In CT Burglary Spree Authorities are urging residents to lock their cars after a Maserati was stolen from a New York neighborhood and used in a commercial burglary spree that took place in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The theft happened in Westchester County during the early morning hours on Thursday, July 4, when a Maserati was stolen from the Greenhaven area of Rye, the City of Rye Police Department announced on Monday, July 8.  A Rye officer saw the theft while it was happening and tried to stop the suspects, leading to a police chase that ended soon after the stolen car crossed the Connect…
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn
Huskies Show Him The Money: Hurley Signs New $50M Deal With UConn Head coach Dan Hurley of the two-time national champion University of Connecticut men's basketball team has hit the jackpot by signing a new $50 million, six-year contract with the program. The school announced the deal on Monday, July 8, saying Hurley was the best college basketball coach in the nation. Under the new contract, Hurley will receive a base salary of $400,000 yearly and additional compensation for speaking, consulting, and media obligations of $6.375 million this year. The university said the contract then escalates each year. He will also receive a retention bonus …
These Hartford County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Hartford County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Hartford County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory
Bob's Stores To Close All Locations After Filing For Bankruptcy; Retailer Liquidating Inventory Bob's Stores, the family apparel and shoe retailer, will close all of its 21 locations throughout the Northeast after the company said it is bankrupt. The stores will remain open through July 14 as the company sells its remaining items at greatly reduced prices. Some things were marked down as much as 70 percent, according to a news release. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last month, is $29.4 million in debt, according to the court filing.  Bob's President Dave Barton apologized to the communities affected by the closures.  We regret that our financ…
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut: Breakdown By County Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut: Breakdown By County
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut: Breakdown By County Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 2,400 customers in Connecticut are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties: Tolland - 623 Hartford - 436 Middlesex - 345 Litchfield - 312 New London - 233 Windham - 202 New Haven - 105 Fairfield - 103 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7;15 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 48,000 customers in Connecticut are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in Hartford and Litchfield counties, with a combined 33,808. Here's a breakdown by counties in the state: Hartford - 21,009 Litchfield - 12,799 Middlesex - 4,886 Windham - 4,099 Tolland - 2,300 Fairfield - 1,290 New Haven - 1,160 New London - 223 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Waterbury 21-Year-Old Pulled From Oxford Reservoir Attended CCSU Waterbury 21-Year-Old Pulled From Oxford Reservoir Attended CCSU
Waterbury 21-Year-Old Pulled From Oxford Reservoir Attended Ccsu A man pulled from Connecticut reservoir was a talented musician who attended Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, according to the university.  Related: ID Released For 21-Year-Old Who Drowned In Oxford Reservoir Kai Thomas Boapeah, age 21, who has ties to Ghana, Africa, and Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the town of Dudley, was recovered in New Haven County on Thursday, June 20, in Seymour Reservoir #2 in New Haven County in Oxford. The state medical examiner has ruled Boapeah’s death as an accidental drowning. He had been residing with friends in Waterb…
94-Year-Old CT Woman Drowns At State Park Beach 94-Year-Old CT Woman Drowns At State Park Beach
94-Year-Old CT Woman Drowns At State Park Beach A 94-year-old Connecticut woman drowned while swimming at a state park beach. The incident occurred in New Haven County at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison on Thursday, June 20. According to Will Healey of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, EnCon Police, along with the Madison police and fire departments, off-duty lifeguards, and EnCon Rangers, responded to a report of a swimmer who submerged and did not resurface at Hammonasset Beach State Park.  A 94-year-old female from Middlesex County in Chester was pulled from the water unresponsive. An off-duty …
First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps
First Day Of Summer 'Freebies' To Cool You Off From Soaring Temps As temperatures soar across Connecticut on the first day of Summer, smart business owners across the state are offering free items to cool off, including bottled water and vanilla milkshakes. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index is expected to reach 101 degrees on Thursday, June 20, in Hartford County, while other areas of the state will bake with temperatures in the upper 90s to nearly 100 degrees. To help cool off and stave off heat stroke, cities and towns have opened cooling centers, including in Fairfield County in Bridgeport.  Meanwhile, savvy business owner…
CT Duo Carjacks NYPD Sergeant While Armed With Machine Gun, Feds Say CT Duo Carjacks NYPD Sergeant While Armed With Machine Gun, Feds Say
CT Duo Carjacks Nypd Sergeant While Armed With Machine Gun, Feds Say Two Connecticut men are facing federal charges after allegedly carjacking an off-duty NYPD sergeant at gunpoint. New Haven County residents Jomar Crespo, age 21, and Jose Rivera, age 20, both of Waterbury, were arrested by federal agents on Tuesday, June 18, on suspicion of carjacking and related charges. According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District, Crespo and Rivera donned black clothing and facemasks before approaching the victim’s car from behind in Harlem on Friday evening, June 14. Both men allegedly brandished firearms, including a loaded .40-caliber pistol equipp…
Gordon Ramsay 'Lucky To Be Here' After CT Accident Leaves Him Hospitalized Gordon Ramsay 'Lucky To Be Here' After CT Accident Leaves Him Hospitalized
Gordon Ramsay 'Lucky To Be Here' After CT Accident Leaves Him Hospitalized Gordon Ramsay has a message for bicyclists who may be considering forgoing their helmet: don’t. The world-renowned celebrity chef, restaurateur, and reality TV star took to social media Saturday, June 15, to issue a public service announcement after suffering a “really bad” bicycle accident during a recent ride in Connecticut. “It really shook me and honestly, I’m lucky to be here,” the 57-year-old Ramsay said in a video shared on his official TikTok and Instagram accounts. On Instagram, he included a post-crash photo showing his torn jacket and visibly damaged helmet. The notoriously fie…
Heat Wave: Eversource Preparing For High Electricity Use In CT During Stretch Of High Temps Heat Wave: Eversource Preparing For High Electricity Use In CT During Stretch Of High Temps
Heat Wave: Eversource Preparing For High Electricity Use In CT During Stretch Of High Temps With sweltering temperatures predicted to arrive in Connecticut and stay for several days, Eversource is preparing its electric system for high use to ensure residents can stay cool. The company's efforts come ahead of a heat wave predicted to last from Tuesday, June 18, through Saturday, June 22.  The wave will bring high humidity and temperatures in the 90s across the state.  Related story - Hot Stuff: Here's When To Expect Heat Index To Be Highest During Scorching Stretch Because air conditioners and fans will put a strain on the electric grid during the scorching…
Dog Bitten By Snake Rescued From CT State Park Dog Bitten By Snake Rescued From CT State Park
Dog Bitten By Snake Rescued From CT State Park A dog rescued from a Connecticut state park had been bitten by a copperhead snake. The dog was rescued in New Haven County from Sleeping Giant State Park by Hamden County Animal Control employees and Hamden County Fire Department members on Wednesday, June 12. Animal control officials and the dog's owner initially thought he had twisted his leg while hiking in treacherous terrain. Hamden Animal Control The dog was carried out in the park by firefighters Mike Onofrio and J.P. Christini, Animal Control Officers Barbara Godejohn, Sarah Roberts, the dog owner, and a Good Samaritan, Brian Sc…
Hartford Among 10 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says Hartford Among 10 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says
Hartford Among 10 Hottest Housing Markets In US, New Report Says Blink and you could miss out on homes in these Connecticut locales, among the hottest housing markets in the country, according to a new ranking. Four metro areas in the Constitution State made Realtor.com’s “20 Hottest Housing Markets” list for April 2024. To come up with its ranking, the real estate website looked at two key factors in analyzing house markets: Market demand, measured by unique property views on Realtor.com, and the pace of the market, measured by how long houses are for sale. The following Connecticut metro areas made the ranking: No. 8: Hartford-West Hartford-E…
Adult Male Bear Shot, Killed By Canton Business Owner In Self-Defense Adult Male Bear Shot, Killed By Canton Business Owner In Self-Defense
Canton Business Owner Shoots, Kills Bear In Self-Defense A Connecticut business owner who was cleaning up trash from around a garbage dumpster shot and killed a bear that approached him. The incident occurred in Hartford County early Monday, June 3, in Canton. Paul Copleman, spokesman for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said the bear, an adult male, had gotten into the "unsecured" dumpster. The business owner, who was not named, was cleaning up the mess when the bear returned.  Copleman said wildlife personnel and EnConn police responded to the scene.  He did not release details regarding the shootin…
Hit-Run Crash: Young German Shepherd Killed In North Haven Hit-Run Crash: Young German Shepherd Killed In North Haven
Hit-Run Crash: Young German Shepherd Killed In North Haven Police in Connecticut are asking the public for help locating a Ford pickup truck that allegedly struck and killed a young German Shepherd. The crash occurred in New Haven County around 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, near 1650 Hartford Turnpike in North Haven. According to North Haven Police, it is believed the 2-year-old dog was struck by a white Ford pickup truck or SUV heading north on the Hartford Turnpike, which did not stop.   The suspect vehicle should have front-end damage.  "Help us find who did this," the department said.  Anyone with information or video foot…
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight Wolcott Crash 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight Wolcott Crash
1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight Wolcott Crash One teenager was killed, another was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries, and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story: IDs Released By Family In Fatal Wolcott Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others It happened in New Haven County, in the town of Wolcott, around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The Wolcott Police Department said it received a report that a vehicle had gone off the road and struck a tree in the area of 734 Spindle Hill Rd.  While en route to the scene, dispatch notified respondin…
CT Attorney Possessed Child Porn Depicting Sexual Abuse Of Infants: Here's His Sentence CT Attorney Possessed Child Porn Depicting Sexual Abuse Of Infants: Here's His Sentence
CT Attorney Possessed Child Porn Depicting Sexual Abuse Of Infants: Here's His Sentence A 37-year-old attorney from Connecticut will spend years in prison for accessing and possessing child pornography on the dark web, including images depicting the sexual abuse of infants.  Fairfield County resident Christopher Bates, Jr. of Greenwich was sentenced on Tuesday, May 28 to 24 months in prison for possessing images and videos of the sexual abuse of children, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, Bates, an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York, was arrested after an international law i…
Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington
Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington A 44-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of Trooper Aaron Pelletier, who was killed while making a traffic stop. Related: New Update: Trooper ID’d As Victim In Southington I-84 Crash The incident occurred in Hartford County around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Southington. According to the Connecticut State Police, Alex Oyola-Sanchez, age 44, of Hartford, was charged with manslaughter/motor vehicle, among other charges, moments after the fatal crash when his vehicle sustained a tire failure on I-84 in Farmington. He is being held on a $5 mill…
Bristol Man Admits To 37 Robberies Across State Bristol Man Admits To 37 Robberies Across State
Bristol Man Admits To 37 Robberies Across State A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Family Of Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At CT Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit Family Of Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At CT Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit
Family Of Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At CT Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit The family of a 25-year-old woman who died in Connecticut has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stew Leonard’s and an independent manufacturer for their alleged negligence in not properly labeling a cookie made with peanuts. Órla Baxendale, a dancer from New York City, died in Connecticut as a result of "gross negligence and reckless indifference" after she ate a mislabeled cookie sold by grocery chain Stew Leonard’s, according to a lawsuit reported by ABC News. Earlier Report: ID Released For 25-Year-Old Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie Sold In Danbury The 25-yea…
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut: These Locales Have Been Hit Hardest Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut: These Locales Have Been Hit Hardest
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut A line of severe thunderstorms that rocked the region has left thousands without power in Connecticut. The storms arrived on Thursday morning, May 23, bringing heavy downpours, strong winds, and even hail to the state.  Related Report - Line Of Severe Thunderstorms With Downpours, Gusty Winds, Lightning Now Sweeping Through Region As of around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Eversource reported just over 2,200 outages, while United Illuminating reported 176.  South Norwalk Electric and Water also reported a little over a dozen outages.   Towns with the most outages includ…
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To CT: Here's When Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To CT: Here's When
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To CT: Here's When Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
How Sweet: CT Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: CT Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: CT Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished Connecticut teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In Connecticut, the honor went to Fairfield County teacher Melinda Scott at Stadley Rough Elementary School in Danbury. Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. They were chosen from each state, the Di…