Rumor Of Taylor Swift Sighting Causes Fan Frenzy In New Canaan Rumor Of Taylor Swift Sighting Causes Fan Frenzy In New Canaan
Rumor Of Taylor Swift Sighting Causes Fan Frenzy In New Canaan It was Swiftie Mania day in a Connecticut town after a rumor started that the mega pop queen Taylor Swift was lunching in town with her new boyfriend Travis Kelce. In the heart of Fairfield County, hundreds of teens, moms, and well, guys, turned up in the town. of New Canaan outside the popular Elm Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 20 where Swift was supposed to be inside dining with boyfriend Kelce (the Kansas City Chiefs tight end), Swift's BFF actor Blake Lively, and Lively's hubby actor Ryan Reynolds who live in neighboring Pound Ridge in Northern Westchester County.  Once the rumor made it…
'You Are Dead': CT Man Posts Threatening Message To Lamont, Murphy, Police Say 'You Are Dead': CT Man Posts Threatening Message To Lamont, Murphy, Police Say
'You Are Dead': CT Man Posts Threatening Message To Lamont, Murphy, Police Say A Connecticut man has been charged with harassment after posting a threatening message on Instagram allegedly threatening Gov. Ned Lamont and US Sen. Chris Murphy, D-5th District. Hartford County resident Sean Richard Palla, age 36, of Manchester, was arrested on Wednesday, June 14, by Connecticut State Police for messages posted on Wednesday, May 24. According to an arrest warrant, Palla, who used the username "tOpsecretalien" posted a message that read "Hey @govnedlamont you are DEAD!" Along with @senchrismurphy. The warrant said that although the account was private, investiga…
Norwalk Restaurant Will Permanently Close In Days Norwalk Restaurant Will Permanently Close In Days
Norwalk Restaurant Will Permanently Close In Days A restaurant in Fairfield County has decided to close after seven years in business. If you love slurping up a big bowl of Pho or just crave Vietnamese or Asian cuisine at Hoi An Pho and Grill in Norwalk, you better hurry in. The eatery will serve its last meal on Saturday, June 17. A staple for many in Norwalk, the owners said on Facebook that after working 90 to 100-hour weeks for years, the decision was made after a "remarkable opportunity" landed on their table. Word around town is that a new business plans to open in the space. The family said the ultimate goal was for their father t…
$450K Scheme: CT Man Admits Helping Defraud Victims On Social Media $450K Scheme: CT Man Admits Helping Defraud Victims On Social Media
$450K Scheme: CT Man Admits Helping Defraud Victims On Social Media A Connecticut man faces more than 20 years in prison after admitting to taking part in a scheme to defraud numerous victims by befriending them on social media.  New London County resident Dexter Enwerem, age 36, of Norwich, pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme to defraud women through social media on Tuesday, May 23, according to the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.  According to federal officials, between September 2019 and March 2021, a co-conspirator of Enwerem would contact multiple victims, who were mostly women, through their Facebook and Inst…
How To Get Your Share: Facebook Users Can Now Apply For Part Of $725M Settlement How To Get Your Share: Facebook Users Can Now Apply For Part Of $725M Settlement
How To Get Your Share: Facebook Users Can Now Apply For Part Of $725M Settlement Many Facebook users may soon have some money headed their way. Those who had an active account on Facebook anytime between May 2007 and December 2022 can now apply to receive a share of parent company Meta's $725 million settlement. The lawsuit alleged that Facebook permitted the former United Kingdom-based political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to access about 87 million users' personal information during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook users during that time frame can apply for the funds online now or by mailing their forms by Friday, Aug. 25. The claim form and general …
Norwalk Man Nabbed Recording Video While Driving Classic Car 133 MPH, Police Say Norwalk Man Nabbed Recording Video While Driving Classic Car 133 MPH, Police Say
Norwalk Man Nabbed Recording Video While Driving Classic Car 133 MPH, Police Say A man has been arrested after allegedly filming an 18-second video while driving his classic Chevy Nova at 133 miles per hour in Fairfield County. The incident began on Tuesday, March 28, when the state police became aware of videos posted to Instagram and Facebook showing the driver of an unknown Chevrolet traveling at speeds of approximately 133 mph in a 55 mph zone on Route 7 in Norwalk.  The video was roughly 18 seconds long and showed a vehicle with a Chevrolet emblem on the steering wheel accelerating from 56 mph to 133 mph, based on the vehicle’s visible speedometer, state polic…
John Mayer Set To Headline Bridgeport's Sound On Sound Festival John Mayer Set To Headline Bridgeport's Sound On Sound Festival
John Mayer Set To Headline Bridgeport's Sound On Sound Festival Bridgeport native John Mayer is coming home to perform during this fall's Sound On Sound music festival. Set for Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1 at Bridgeport's Seaside Park, festival officials said Thursday, Jan. 26 that Mayer will headline the festival.  Mayer is the first performer to be announced for the 2023 lineup that draws thousands of fans. The rest of the lineup will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 14, festival officials said. The news comes on the same day that Mayer announced his first-ever solo tour on social media: "I began my career on stage with only a guitar and…
Caught In Historic Blizzard, NY Mom, Kids Find Overnight Refuge At Target Store (Photos) Caught In Historic Blizzard, NY Mom, Kids Find Overnight Refuge At Target Store (Photos)
Caught In Historic Blizzard, NY Mom, Kids Find Overnight Refuge At Target Store (Photos) Jessica Sypniewski was a mom on a mission: to find some place, any place, where she and her boyfriend, along with their 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, could take refuge from the blinding snow and howling winds of a historic, deadly blizzard that had barreled down in western New York just before Christmas, and lasting days. The 33-year-old Erie County resident, of West Seneca, told Daily Voice the family had set out Friday morning, Dec. 23, to pick up a relative on the other side of town. On the way back, however, they found themselves caught in one of the worst winter storms the r…
Effort To Aid Ukraine Has Powerful Point Person In Redding Effort To Aid Ukraine Has Powerful Point Person In Redding
Effort To Aid Ukraine Has Powerful Point Person In Redding Facebook gets a lot of blame for various societal ills, but the social media network has been forefront and indispensable to Ulyana Bolgachenko and thousands—if not millions—of Ukrainians. On Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, everything changed for Bolgachenko, who came to the United States 22 years ago. She awoke that morning to news of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “That day, we were all on our phones just watching Telegram (a social media platform) and following every explosion,” said the Redding resident. “I decided I had to do something.” That something was sending anything that could help the…
Amazon Plans To Lay Off Around 10,000 Employees, Report Says Amazon Plans To Lay Off Around 10,000 Employees, Report Says
Amazon Plans To Lay Off Around 10,000 Employees, Report Says A week before the holiday shopping season officially kicks off, Amazon is set to begin laying off approximately 10,000 corporate and technology employees, The New York Times reports. Job cuts at the online retail giant were expected to start the week of Monday, Nov. 14, and will primarily affect Amazon’s retail, devices, and human resources divisions, according to the outlet. The largest in its history, the layoffs would impact 1 percent of the company’s global workforce and 3 percent of its corporate employees. It follows several other cost-cutting moves that CEO Andy Jassy has implemente…
Facebook Parent Company Meta Laying Off More Than 11,000 Workers Facebook Parent Company Meta Laying Off More Than 11,000 Workers
Facebook Parent Company Meta Laying Off More Than 11,000 Workers Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has just announced it is laying off more than 11,000 employees, about 13 percent of its workforce. "Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history," CEO Mark Zuckerberg began in a letter to employees Wednesday morning, Nov. 9. "We are also taking a number of additional steps to become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending our hiring freeze through Q1 (the first quarter). "I want to take accountability for these decisions and for how we got here. I know this …
CT Man Who Killed 2 Responding Officers Was Divorced Father Described As 'Rowdy' CT Man Who Killed 2 Responding Officers Was Divorced Father Described As 'Rowdy'
CT Man Who Killed 2 Responding Officers Was Divorced Father Described As 'Rowdy' Neighbors of the man accused of placing an alleged fake 911 call to ambush and kill two Connecticut police officers was known as "rowdy" and "always drinking," according to the Daily Mail.  Nicholas Brutcher, age 35, a divorced father of two in Hartford County, allegedly fired on the officers in Bristol before being killed. He was an avid hunter and is shown holding guns in his Facebook pictures. According to the Daily Mail, neighbors also said Brutcher was "always drinking," and that he'd often be around checking on his brother Nathaniel, who was shot and wounded in the deadly shoot…
New Info Outlines Scheme By Woman Nabbed For $40M Trademark Counterfeiting At Her NY Boutique New Info Outlines Scheme By Woman Nabbed For $40M Trademark Counterfeiting At Her NY Boutique
New Info Outlines Scheme By Woman Nabbed For $40M Trademark Counterfeiting At Her NY Boutique Just after a Long Island woman was busted for allegedly operating a trademark counterfeiting boutique, new details have emerged outlining her scheme. Suffolk County mother of four, Lindsay Castelli, age 31, of Smithtown, surrendered to the Nassau County Asset Forfeiture Unit on Friday, Oct. 7, following an investigation that began in April 2021. According to detectives, in April 2021 an extensive investigation with the assistance of the US Postal inspectors was conducted at Linny’s Boutique located at 1032 Old Country Road in Plainview. During a warrant raid of the business, Nassau County…
Fairfield County Mom Accused Of Killing 3 Kids Had Been Cited For Providing Illegal Day Care Fairfield County Mom Accused Of Killing 3 Kids Had Been Cited For Providing Illegal Day Care
Fairfield County Mom Accused Of Killing 3 Kids Had Been Cited For Providing Illegal Day Care The Connecticut mother who allegedly killed her three children before hanging herself was recently cited twice by the state for providing illegal daycare services. The apparent triple murder-suicide in Fairfield County happened on Wednesday, July 27 in Danbury, on Whaley Street. The children, Junior Panjon, age 12, Joselyn Panjon, age 10, and Jonael Panjon, age 5, were found by police after the department received a request for a welfare check from a distraught and crying person, said Det. Capt. Mark Williams. According to Williams, the three all appear to have died by strangulation …
'Please Call The Police': Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub To Get Help 'Please Call The Police': Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub To Get Help
'Please Call The Police': Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub To Get Help A New York woman being held hostage and sexually assaulted was finally rescued after using a food delivery app to call for help. Westchester County restaurant The Chipper Truck Cafe, located in Yonkers, said it received the desperate plea for help Sunday, June 19, via a customer order on Grubhub. Written in the app’s “additional instructions” box was the message: “please call the police his going to call me when u delivered come with the cones please don’t make it obvious.” In a Facebook post, the restaurant’s owner said staff immediately called 911 and reported the message to police. …
Support Pours In For Family Of NY Fourth-Grader Who Died During Little League Game Support Pours In For Family Of NY Fourth-Grader Who Died During Little League Game
Support Pours In For Family Of NY Fourth-Grader Who Died During Little League Game Support from the community is pouring in for the family of a 10-year-boy who died while playing a Little League baseball game. Lazar LaPenna died on Long Island in Long Beach on Friday, April 29, during a Long Beach/Lido Little League baseball game, school district and league officials said. The diehard Mets fan had hit a single during the first game of the season and run to first base with a grin on his face, when he collapsed from an epileptic seizure, reported the Long Island Herald. His older brother, Jerry, was coaching at first base when Lazar collapsed as the crowd was cheering alon…
Fairfield County Gang Member Involved In Multiple Shootings Sentenced Fairfield County Gang Member Involved In Multiple Shootings Sentenced
Fairfield County Gang Member Involved In Multiple Shootings Sentenced A Fairfield County gang member known as “Spooda” will spend years in prison after being sentenced for multiple gang-related shootings. Bridgeport resident Undrea Kirkland haș been sentenced to 17 years in prison by US District Justice Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven followed by three years of post-release supervision for his role in several shootings, US Attorney Leonard Boyle announced. Kirkland has been a member of the “Greene Homes Boyz,” a gang based in the Charles F. Greene Homes Housing Complex in Bridgeport’s North End, whose members and associates distributed heroin, crack cocaine,…
Popular CT Bar Changes Name To Support Ukraine Popular CT Bar Changes Name To Support Ukraine
Popular CT Bar Changes Name To Support Ukraine A Connecticut bar has changed its name to show support for Ukraine. The owners of The Russian Lady in Hartford announced in April that they have changed the bar's name to The Ukrainian Lady. The bar, located at 191 Ann Uccello St., announced a celebration of the name change for the night of Thursday, April 21. The owners previously expressed support of Ukraine in a Facebook post on Wednesday, March 9. "The Russian Lady, despite the name, embodies the vigilant pursuit of freedom, individual liberty and democracy," the post reads. "Founded in such ideals, The Russian Lady stands firmly…
Police Investigate Threats Made Against CT School District, Superintendent Police Investigate Threats Made Against CT School District, Superintendent
Police Investigate Threats Made Against CT School District, Superintendent Law enforcement agencies have been called in to investigate threats and hostile emails targeting a Connecticut school district after it placed a nurse on administrative leave for making comments about LGBTQ+ students, according to officials. In March, a nurse in the Hartford Public School District was placed on administrative leave after comments she posted about students on her personal Facebook account were made public. In response, some who were put off by the nurse’s ousting - believing it to potentially be political in nature - including many from outside of the community and state - …
CT Attorney General Issues Alert For Dating App Scams CT Attorney General Issues Alert For Dating App Scams
CT Attorney General Issues Alert For Dating App Scams Connecticut Attorney General William Tong has issued an alert about common scams residents have experienced on dating apps. Scammers often attempt to earn an individual's trust by beginning an online relationship with them in order to steal the victim's money, Tong said in an announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 22. In addition to dating apps, scammers also contact victims on social media apps, such as Instagram and Facebook. “These heartless scammers prey upon people’s loneliness, isolation and their desire to be loved,” Tong said. “Be hypervigilant when a stranger contacts you online and a…
Connecticut Bistro Set To Close In Coming Days, Owners Announce Connecticut Bistro Set To Close In Coming Days, Owners Announce
Connecticut Bistro Set To Close In Coming Days, Owners Announce The owners of a Connecticut bistro announced that the eatery will soon permanently close.  Kala Bistro, located in New Haven County, will be closed as of Saturday, Feb. 26, as the owners decided not to renew the lease, according to a Facebook post from the business on Thursday, Feb. 17. The restaurant is located at 1995 Whitney Ave. in North Haven. "It has been an honor being part of the community for these past 5 years," the post reads. "We appreciate everyone's love and support, especially during the past 2 years of Covid." Kala gift cards will be honored at their other restau…
Owners Of CT Pizzeria Announce Closure Due To Pandemic-Related Struggles Owners Of CT Pizzeria Announce Closure Due To Pandemic-Related Struggles
Owners Of CT Pizzeria Announce Closure Due To Pandemic-Related Struggles The owners of a Connecticut pizzeria announced that the restaurant will soon permanently close its doors. Harry's Pizza in Hartford County is set to close on Sunday, Feb. 13, according to an announcement on the business' Facebook page that was posted on Wednesday, Feb. 9. It is with the heaviest of hearts that we are reaching out to you today. As you may know, Eric and Crystal took over... Posted by Harry's Pizza Glastonbury on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 The owners who took over the Glastonbury eatery said the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the decision to close.  "This p…
'We Are So Filled With Hope': Couple Opens Third Café In Connecticut 'We Are So Filled With Hope': Couple Opens Third Café In Connecticut
'We Are So Filled With Hope': Couple Opens Third Café In Connecticut A husband and wife have expanded their business, opening a third café in Connecticut.  The ribbon-cutting for Berkins on Main, located in Hartford, took place on Friday, Jan. 21. "We are so filled with hope about the possibilities for the future in this new space!" The owners, Doug Barber and Andréa Hawkins, shared in a Facebook post. "We are so grateful for all who showed their support through a visit, call, text, likes, loves or beautiful comments wishing us well!"  The new business is located at the Wadsworth Atheneum, at 600 Main St. in Hartford. Barber and Hawkins also operate anoth…
Kansas Man Who Threatened To Kill 'Anti-Christ' Biden To Appear In Maryland Court Kansas Man Who Threatened To Kill 'Anti-Christ' Biden To Appear In Maryland Court
Kansas Man Who Threatened To Kill 'Anti-Christ' Biden To Appear In Maryland Court A Kansas man who said God told him to travel to Washington DC to "slay the Anti-Christ," is due to appear in court in Maryland after being charged with threatening to assassinate President Biden, according to a criminal complaint. Scott Merryman, 37, of Independence, Kansas told a Secret Service agent he was traveling to DC to "lop the head off the serpent in the heart of the nation," and posted on Facebook that he had a "bullet" for President Biden, court documents show.  Scott Merryman FacebookScott Merryman Facebook He also stated he was "cloaked in the blood of the lamb," and was go…
Mother, Daughter From CT Admit To Roles At Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Mother, Daughter From CT Admit To Roles At Jan. 6 Capitol Attack
Mother, Daughter From CT Admit To Roles At Jan. 6 Capitol Attack A mother and daughter from Connecticut who admitted to their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol building will avoid prison time after pleading guilty virtually before a judge. Windham County residents Carla Krzywicki, age 20, and her mother Jean Lavin, age 57, both of Canterbury, were arrested in September last year on a criminal complaint issued by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Original story - Mother, Daughter From Connecticut Charged For Participating In Capitol Riot On Tuesday, Jan. 11, both pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing i…
'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Snap Selfie In Connecticut 'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Snap Selfie In Connecticut
'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Snap Selfie In Connecticut What would a visit to West Hartford be without a photo in front of the signage in Blue Back? "The Real Housewives of Orange County" stopped for a selfie in front of the sign during a trip to the Berkshires possibly in September, when the show was filming. The picture of Tamra Judge, Taylor Armstrong, and Vicki Gunvalson was posted on Judge's Instagram page in a "photo dump album." A screenshot was posted to a township Facebook group where locals asked, "The Real Housewives of Orange County were in our hood and didn't even bother to call us?!? 🍊." The trio and other cast members were spott…
'Miracle' CT Baby Born Hours Before His Father Dies From Cancer 'Miracle' CT Baby Born Hours Before His Father Dies From Cancer
'Miracle' CT Baby Born Hours Before His Father Dies From Cancer A Connecticut woman's Facebook post telling the story of her young husband's death and the birth of their new son has gone viral across the nation, not leaving a dry eye in its wake. Haley Parke of Tolland wrote her post on Saturday, Dec. 4, two days after her 33-year-old husband JB died from complications from cancer and the birth of her second son on the same day. The story begins when JB was admitted to Hartford Hospital and was told he had just days to live. At the time, Parke was three weeks away from giving birth to the couple's second son. Thinking she had to do something and sayin…
Abandoned Kittens Found In Dumpster Across From CT Police Station Abandoned Kittens Found In Dumpster Across From CT Police Station
Abandoned Kittens Found In Dumpster Across From CT Police Station Police and animal control officers are asking the public for help after a complaint was made of three kittens being dropped into a dumpster across from a  police department. The news about the kittens was first posted to Facebook by a New Haven County poster who said the kittens had been dumped in Naugatuck. Naugatuck Animal control officials said on Facebook the post was made around Friday, Nov. 26. "We have not and did not receive a formal complaint regarding this on that date," the department said. That being said - animal control officers are working to confirm the stor…