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Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras A Vietnam-era movie filming in Fairfield County is looking for local actors and extras for over a dozen openings.  "Summerhouse" tells the story of a freshly graduated Ned Stern (portrayed by "Somewhere in Queens" actor Jacob Ward) as he waits to get drafted into the Vietnam War.  Stern spends his last summer of freedom caring for a belligerent, wealthy alcoholic man (played by actor Malcolm McDowell) at his lakeside mansion, only to find himself falling in love with a girl while questioning his commitment to his country, according to IMBD. Parts of the movie will …
26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash 26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash
26-Year-Old CT Man Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash A Connecticut man has died after his truck veered across a highway and rolled over. The crash occurred in Hartford around 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, on Route 5/15 northbound, south of Exit 89. According to the Connecticut State Police, 26-year-old Andrew Joel Saez of Windsor Locks was driving a 2006 Toyota Tundra when, for unknown reasons, the truck veered across the right lane and entered the left lane of the Exit 89 off-ramp. State Police said the truck veered into the right lane, crossed the right shoulder, and entered the grassy area to the right of the off-ramp.  It then rolled…
Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly
Popular CT Eatery Closes Suddenly A popular Connecticut eatery known for its LBGQ+ events and drag shows has closed suddenly. Tisane Euro-Asian Café, Hartford's iconic tea house and cocktail bar for over 24 years, closed for good on Monday, May 13, with a note on Instagram making the announcement. Owned by Locals 8 Hospitality Group, the group's founder and CEO, Allie Gamble, said Locals 8 is making every effort to relocate Tisane’s staff to positions at other Locals 8 restaurants in the Greater Hartford area.  Gift cards will be honored at all other Locals 8 locations. Any tickets purchased for upcoming events will b…
New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex
New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex New information has been released after two teens were found shot to death in a Connecticut apartment building stairwell when police responded to a report of shots fired. Original report - Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims In Hartford The incident occurred in Hartford around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at 94 Hendicxsen Ave. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert, officers responded after receiving multiple 911 callers reporting shots fired.  The teens, Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, were found in the buildin…
Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims At CT Apartment Complex Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims At CT Apartment Complex
Double-Fatal Shooting: Teens ID'd As Victims At CT Apartment Complex Two teenagers were killed in an overnight shooting in Connecticut. Click here for a new, updated story - New Details Emerge After 2 Teens Shot, Killed At CT Apartment Complex It happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at an apartment complex in Hartford. The two victims in the incident at 94 Hendricxsen Ave. were found in a stairwell and later pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital.  They were identified as Lavante Brown, age 19, of Hartford, and Aydin Davis, age 16, of Bloomfield, according to NBC Connecticut. The incident is under investigation, and police have not yet re…
CT Man Found In Car With Stab Wound Dies CT Man Found In Car With Stab Wound Dies
CT Man Found In Car With Stab Wound Dies A 41-year-old Connecticut man found stabbed in a vehicle has died from his injuries. Hartford County resident Jason Williamson of Windsor was found unresponsive in a vehicle in the area of 40 Plainfield Street in Hartford, suffering from a stab wound, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police. Boisvert said Hartford firefighters applied attempted life-saving measures until the arrival of EMS. Williamson was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead.  Police say the stabbing happened between Keney Park and Plainfield Street. The Hartford P…
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say
Triple Trouble: Family Gets Combative With Troopers After Wrong-Way Stop In CT, Police Say Three relatives were arrested following a wrong-way traffic stop on a Connecticut highway in which the women allegedly became combative with troopers. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, on I-84 in Hartford. Connecticut State Police said a trooper was responding to a crash near Exit 46 when they saw a Jeep going westbound in the eastbound lanes.  The Jeep then drove off the roadway into a grassy area before turning around to face east. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver, 34-year-old Brenda Crespo, of East Hartford, had expired…
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT
Undercover Sting Leads To Child Exploitation Charges For 4 In CT Four men were charged for allegedly making deals with undercover police to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. The arrests occurred in Hartford County on Friday, April 19, at an undisclosed hotel in Hartford. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the Special Investigations Division conducted an undercover sting operation to target and combat child exploitation.  The operation was located at an undisclosed hotel within the City of Hartford. Undercover law enforcement personnel assumed the identity of a 15-year-old girl’s aunt on the internet and engaged in dia…
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison
Trinity College Grad Who Hired Hitmen To Kill Wife Over Affair Dies In Prison Fred Neulander, the Cherry Hill rabbi who was convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife, has died in New Jersey State Prison, the DOC website says. Neulander, 82, was observed unresponsive by correctional officers inside a prison infirmary unit on Wednesday, April 17, according to NBCPhiladelphia.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Prison officials have not released a cause of death, however, he was listed as "deceased" on the state's Department of Corrections website. Neulander — the founding rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom of Cherry Hill, a Reform Jewish synagogue — had been…
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway
Fatal Crash: 28-Year-Old ID'd After Being Struck By Vehicle On CT Highway Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses after a man was struck on killed while in the HOV of I-84 The incident occurred in Hartford County around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 16, on I-84 westbound in East Hartford. According to Connecticut State Police, New York City resident Randy Casado, age 28, of Brooklyn, was walking in the HOV travel lane when he was struck by a 2007 Toyota Prius traveling west in the same lane. State police said that after the strike, the Prius came to a stop in the swale between the HOV lane and the left lane. Casado was located in the HOV directl…
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT
Fatal Crash: 32-Year-Old ID'd As Victim On I-84 In CT A 32-year-old has been identified as the victim of an overnight crash on a stretch of I-84 in Connecticut. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on the westbound side in Hartford. A 2012 Honda Pilot EXL was driving near the entrance ramp to I-91 when officials say it hit a pedestrian before stopping in the left lane. The pedestrian, identified as Litchfield County resident Raphael Rodriguez, of Torrington, suffered severe life-threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, where he was pronounced dead, according to …
CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody
CT Inspector General Investigating After Woman Dies In Police Custody The Connecticut Office of Inspector General is investigating the death of a 49-year-old woman who was in police custody. Linda Praylow, of Hartford, died in a holding cell on Sunday, April 7, while in the custody of the Hartford Police. She was arrested on Friday, April 5, for two outstanding warrants and held on a $20,000 bond. Police did not say what the warrants were for. On Sunday, during the early morning hours, Praylow was discovered unresponsive in her cell, Inspector General Robert Devlin Jr. said.  Devlin said Hartford Police rendered medical aid, and American Medi…
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged After CT Incident Involving 100 ATVs Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged After CT Incident Involving 100 ATVs
Attempted Street Takeover: 5 Charged After CT Incident Involving 100 ATVs Two men are facing charges after more than 100 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) attempted a street takeover in a Connecticut city. The incident occurred in Hartford around 6 p.m., Saturday, March 30. According to Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police, the department received numerous complaints from throughout the city regarding a group of ATVs driving recklessly and causing hazardous conditions. Boisvert said the group of 100 or more attempted to conduct a street takeover in the city. Some of the ATVs were seized.  Hartford Police Department In response, the department's street c…
US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In CT US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In CT
US Marshals Nab Canadian Double Murder Suspect In CT A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a 2022 double homicide has been nabbed by the US Marshals Service in Connecticut. Kensworth Alton Francis, 29, of Mississauga, Ontario, was arrested in Hartford on Tuesday, March 26. York Regional Police said they are working to extradite Francis to the York Region. According to Constable James Dickson of the York Regional Police, on Saturday, July 23, 2022, around 3:30 a.m., York Regional Police responded to the ATL Lounge in the City of Vaughan for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they located three victims with gunshot …
CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process
CT Man Lies About Knowing Terrorist Organization Associates During Citizenship Process A 33-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to lying about knowing anyone involved with a terrorist organization during his citizenship process, federal officials announced.  New Haven resident Mohamed Najm Kamash, also known as Mohamed Najm Mohamed Ali Kamash, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 25 to making a false statement in a naturalization proceeding, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Tuesday, March 26.  According to federal officials, Kamash immigrated to the IS from Iraq in 2014 and became a lawful permanent resident.  O…
CT Brewery To Close After 44 Years In Business: 'We Have Had Incredible Run' CT Brewery To Close After 44 Years In Business: 'We Have Had Incredible Run'
CT Brewery To Close After 44 Years In Business: 'We Have Had Incredible Run' After an over four-decade run, a Connecticut brewery has announced it will soon be closing its doors and passing on the torch to another restaurateur.  City Steam Brewery, located in Hartford at 942 Main St. within the HH Richardson Building, will close on Sunday, March 31, the business announced on Thursday, March 21.  In a social media post, the brewery attributed the closing to its inability to recover from a burst sprinkler pipe that flooded the building and forced the business to close for four months, costing it half a million dollars.  "We have had an incredible …
State Trooper Injured In Crash With Wrong-Way Driver State Trooper Injured In Crash With Wrong-Way Driver
State Trooper Injured In Crash With Wrong-Way Driver A Connecticut State trooper was injured while attempting to stop a wrong-way driver from injuring others. The collision occurred in Hartford on I-91 westbound near Exit 33 around 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 12. According to Connecticut State Police, the trooper, Charles Luby, was driving a police cruiser West on Jennings Road in Hartford approaching the intersection with the I-91 South Exit 33 on-ramp when he spotted a Honda Pilot driving the wrong way on the I-91 South Exit 33 on-ramp. The Pilot entered the intersection and turned East on Jennings Road traveling the wrong way in t…
Danbury Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl Danbury Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl
Danbury Man Accused Of Trafficking Large Quantities Of Fentanyl A Fairfield County man has been charged by indictment with fentanyl trafficking. Jairo Abreu, age 31, of Danbury, was indicted on Tuesday, March 12, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut, As alleged in court documents and statements made in court, an investigation by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department revealed that Abreu was trafficking fentanyl into Hartford.  Abreu was arrested on state charges on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Following his arrest, a search of his Danbury residence revealed approximately three k…
Jennifer Dulos Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Jennifer Dulos Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Jennifer Dulos Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
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…
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT $479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT
$479K Scheme: Man Admits Helping To Steal From Retired Victim's Bank Account In CT A 44-year-old man has admitted to his role in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a retired woman his accomplice had been working for in Connecticut, federal officials announced. New York resident Mavani Coleman of Brooklyn, age 44, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court on Wednesday, Feb. 14 to one count of bank fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced. According to federal officials, the scheme began in 2018, when Coleman's accomplice, New Haven resident Gregory Ivy, began working odd jobs for a retired woman in Connecticut. In Octobe…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Double-Fatal Crash: 44-Year-Old CT Women ID'd As Victims On I-84 Double-Fatal Crash: 44-Year-Old CT Women ID'd As Victims On I-84
Double-Fatal Crash: 44-Year-Old CT Women ID'd As Victims On I-84 Two women were killed in an overnight wrong-way crash in Connecticut. It happened in Hartford County just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in the town of Manchester. That's when Connecticut State Police say a 2008 Audi Q7 was traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 84 eastbound in the right lane, west of Exit 62. The SUV then collided head-on with a commercial truck in the right lane before pushing into the center lane and colliding with another truck.  Both the driver of the Audi, 44-year-old Brenda Mendrell of Hartford, and the front-right passenger, Jermyra&nb…
Duo In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Extensive Chase: Police Duo In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Extensive Chase: Police
Duo In Car Stolen From CT Nabbed After Extensive Chase: Police A Western Massachusetts duo caught in a vehicle stolen from Connecticut were both apprehended following an extensive pursuit in New York, police announced. The events leading up to the arrests began on Tuesday, Feb. 6 around 1:40 a.m., when a patrol officer on the Saw Mill River Parkway in the Westchester County village of Dobbs Ferry saw a stolen Nissan Rogue pass him in the area of Ashford Avenue, according to the department's Public Information Officer Kieran O'Leary.  When the officer pulled out behind the Nissan, which had been stolen from the Hartford County town of Enfield, the …
Well-Loved CT Eatery Announces Upcoming Closure: 'We Will Now Turn Page' Well-Loved CT Eatery Announces Upcoming Closure: 'We Will Now Turn Page'
Well-Loved CT Eatery Announces Upcoming Closure: 'We Will Now Turn Page' A beloved Connecticut restaurant has announced that it will soon be closing permanently. J Restaurant | Bar, located in Hartford at 297 Washington St., announced in a social media post on Monday, Jan. 29 that it has started planning its upcoming closure.  According to the owner, the property was sold to LAZ Parking as of Thursday, Jan. 25. However, the owner still holds a one-year lease on the property and has not yet determined an official closing date.  "We have numerous options to consider, and are still in the planning stages of what will make the most sense for the future," …
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…
Double-Fatal CT Crash: Man, 44, Woman, 36, ID'd As Victims Double-Fatal CT Crash: Man, 44, Woman, 36, ID'd As Victims
Double-Fatal CT Crash: Man, 44, Woman, 36, ID'd As Victims A Connecticut man and a woman were killed in a single-car crash that left the vehicle upside down in a parking lot. The collision occurred in Hartford around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 in the area of 1200 Park St. According to Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert, Kevin McCrorey, age 44, and Emily Echevarria, age 34, both of Hartford, were found inside a red Cadillac XT5 by officers in a Park Street parking lot. "Both suffered catastrophic injuries and were pronounced deceased on scene," Boisvert said.  The vehicle had struck a light pole, fence, transformer, concrete pole, and …
ID Released For 14-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash In Stolen Vehicle ID Released For 14-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash In Stolen Vehicle
ID Released For 14-Year-Old Killed In CT Crash In Stolen Vehicle A 14-year-old who was killed in a CT crash in an alleged stolen vehicle has been identified by police. Novelle Nesmith of Hartford died about an hour after being hospitalized following the 1:30 p.m. crash on Sunday, Jan. 14, in Hartford County in Wethersfield. According to the Wethersfield Police, three juveniles were riding in a stolen vehicle when the driver lost control, hit a tree, and then hit a home on Church Street. No one in the house was injured. Two of the juveniles were trapped in the vehicle, including Nesmith, a third ran off, but returned a short time later. Police did …
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say
Wrong-Way DWI Arrest: CT Teen Nabbed With Gun, Narcotics In Car, Police Say A teenager, who had just turned 18, was arrested after police allegedly found him stopped on a highway ramp in Connecticut, his car facing the wrong way. The Hartford County incident happened in the city of Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 31 at around 4:30 a.m. Alex Ortiz, who turned 18 earlier in the month, was allegedly found by police in a 2012 gray Honda Accord stopped on a ramp on Interstate 84 near Exit 50. Connecticut State Police said that Ortiz’s car was facing the wrong way on the ramp and that a firearm was in plain view in the backseat. During a search of the vehicle, Ortiz, a To…
235-Mile Trail In CT, MA Named As New US National Park: 'Lined With Natural Beauty' 235-Mile Trail In CT, MA Named As New US National Park: 'Lined With Natural Beauty'
235-Mile Trail In CT, MA Named As New US National Park: 'Lined With Natural Beauty' An over 200-mile trail stretching from the Connecticut shoreline to the northern border of Massachusetts has been designated as one of the country's newest national parks, officials announced. The New England National Scenic Trail, which stretches 235 miles from the Connecticut shoreline on Long Island Sound to the border between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is one of the country's three newest national parks, the National Park Service announced earlier in December.  The trail received national park status along with the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Wisconsin and the North Coun…
Duo Nabbed After Pulling Out Gun In CT Walmart, Threatening Customers: Police Duo Nabbed After Pulling Out Gun In CT Walmart, Threatening Customers: Police
Duo Nabbed After Pulling Out Gun In CT Walmart, Threatening Customers: Police Two women face a heap of charges after pulling out a loaded firearm while engaging in a verbal dispute with customers at a Connecticut Walmart store, police said. The incident happened in Hartford County on Wednesday, Dec. 27 just before 6 p.m., when a caller told authorities that a person had pulled out a gun during a fight at a Walmart in Manchester at 420 Buckland Hills Dr., according to Manchester Police. Officers soon arrived at the scene and found two suspects as they were leaving the store, identified as Hartford residents Jaida Harris, age 20, and Maya Dawson, age 23.  After a…