Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury
Police Investigate Shooting At Rogers Park In Danbury Police in Fairfield County are investigating a shooting at a city park during a dispute in which no one was injured. The incident occurred in Danbury around 4:45 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Rogers Park on Memorial Drive.  According to Danbury Police, officers responded to the park on a report of shots being fired. An investigation by detectives determined that a dispute took place and shots were fired, but no one was injured.  "This is an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the community," the department said.  Anyone with information is asked to call 203-790-TIPS or…
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When
McDonald's Resurrecting 'Everyone's Favorite Sandwich': Ketchup On What, When Lettuce talk about the latest buzz in the fast-food world. McDonald’s is bringing back its Smoky BLT Quarter Pounder, first launched in 2022, for another limited run beginning Wednesday, July 10. Brazenly dubbed “everyone's favorite sandwich,” the burger features a “100 percent fresh” Quarter Pounder beef patty, two slices of American cheese, three half strips of applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, and a special, smoky BLT sauce all on a toasted sesame seed bun. “The smooth and creamy BLT sauce is seasoned to perfection with paprika, parsley and black pepper,” McDonald’s said in a …
New England Native Sets Yankees Rookie Home Run Record New England Native Sets Yankees Rookie Home Run Record
New England Native Sets Yankees Rookie Home Run Record The Yankees are among the greatest franchises in sports history, but none of the team's Hall of Famers did what Massachusetts native Ben Rice was able to pull off.  The Cohasset native hit three home runs in the Yankees' 14-4 shellacking of the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, July 6 in the Bronx. It was the most times a rookie has ever gone yard in a single game for the Yanks. “It’s definitely a day I’ll never forget,” Rice told MLB.com. “I’m just pumped that it was a big-time win for us, a good bounce-back win, and over my hometown team. So it’s pretty cool.” The Yankees' social med…
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing
CT Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Car At Restaurant, Fleeing A 33-year-old Connecticut woman has been charged with alleged DUI and other crimes, including fighting with police, after she struck another vehicle and fled the scene. New Haven County resident Uniese Rivera, age 33, of Milford, was charged on Sunday, July 7 in Milford. According to Milford Police, an officer spotted a vehicle driving erratically on Bridgeport Avenue and stopped the car. The driver, identified as Rivera, was found to be intoxicated, the department said. Around the same time, dispatch received a call that the same vehicle had struck another vehicle in the Pi…
21-Year-Old  From Danbury Tries To Enter Newtown Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say 21-Year-Old  From Danbury Tries To Enter Newtown Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say
21-Year-Old From Danbury Tries To Enter Newtown Home After Crash In Stolen Vehicle, Police Say A 21-year-old Fairfield County man is behind bars after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop in a stolen vehicle and trying to break into a home to get away. Danbury resident Joao Gabriel Almeida-Bastos was nabbed around 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 7, on Toddy Hill Road in Newtown. According to Lt. Scott Smith of the Newtown Police, during a routine traffic stop, Almeida-Bastos made a U-turn and accelerated northbound as the officer exited his cruiser. Smith said that the vehicle, which had been stolen in Danbury days earlier, had left the southbound shoulder of the roadway an…
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 …
26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect 26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect
26-Year-Old CT Man Stabbed To Death, Police Search For Suspect A 26-year-old Connecticut man died after being stabbed and driven to a nearby hospital while police searched for a suspect. The incident occurred in New Haven around 2:15 p.m., Saturday, July 6. According to Officer Christian Bruckhart of the New Haven Police, officers were called to the emergency room of the St. Raphael’s campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital for the report of a stabbing victim who arrived by private vehicle. The responding officers promptly set up a crime scene at the hospital's main entrance, where the vehicle was abandoned.  They were able to confirm that the assault…
CT Hooters Locale Closes After Nearly 20 Years: 'Difficult Decision' CT Hooters Locale Closes After Nearly 20 Years: 'Difficult Decision'
CT Hooters Locale Closes After Nearly 20 Years: 'Difficult Decision' A Hooters location in Connecticut has announced its sudden closure.  The restaurant, located in the Hartford County town of Manchester at 1483 Pleasant Valley Rd., announced its closure on social media on Monday, July 1.  In its closing announcement, the owners of the Hooters branch said it was a "difficult decision" to shutter the eatery, which has been open for almost 20 years.  "Thank you for the many years of patronage and loyalty," the owners wrote, also encouraging customers to visit nearby locations in Wethersfield or West Springfield, Massachusetts.  …
Beloved CT State Police K-9 Officer Dies At Age 6 Due To Medical Complications Beloved CT State Police K-9 Officer Dies At Age 6 Due To Medical Complications
Beloved CT State Police K-9 Officer Dies At Age 6 Due To Medical Complications The Connecticut State Police are mourning the loss of a beloved K-9 officer. Elmer was assigned to Detective David Collins of the Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit.  K-9 Elmer, who was 6 years old, was laid to rest on Saturday, July 6, due to medical complications. Det. Collins and K-9 Elmer graduated from the Connecticut State Police 212th Accelerant Detection Class in the fall of 2020 and have served for the last three years.  During his career, K-9 Elmer traveled across the state to assist at numerous fire scenes, working alongside our local, state, and federal partners…
Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Make Landfall In US As Hurricane, Then Track North: Timing Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Make Landfall In US As Hurricane, Then Track North: Timing
Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Make Landfall In US As Hurricane, Then Track North: Timing The second named storm of the 2024 hurricane season is projected to trek north through the US this coming week. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beryl, which is now churning in the Gulf of Mexico, is predicted to make landfall in south Texas as a hurricane on Monday morning, July 8. Beryl strengthened to Category 5 hurricane status last week before making its first landfall—over the island of Carriacou in Grenada. "Beryl could stall over Texas, which may result in excessive rainfall and widespread, major flooding in some areas early week," AccuWeather says. Some …
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police
Fairfield County Man Shoplifts At Mall, Leads Cops On Chase While Claiming To Have Gun: Police A 36-year-old man faces a long list of charges after shoplifting from a Connecticut mall, threatening security with what appeared to be a gun, and leading officers on a chase that ended in a residential garage, police announced.  On Wednesday, July 3, just before 5 p.m., security at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford reported to the police that a suspect had threatened them. The suspect then fled into the woods behind the Old Glory Store at 1250 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) in New Haven County. According to Milford Police, officers learned that the suspect had first encountered mall se…
Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County
Police Officer Charged With Domestic Violence In Fairfield County A Fairfield County Police officer was charged with stalking and fear of safety, among other charges, in connection with a domestic violence case. According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police Department, Officer Dani Soto, was arrested on Wednesday, July 3, following a criminal investigation that began in May into domestic violence allegations. Soto, age 47, of Bridgeport, has been on administrative leave during the investigation. With the department since 2017, Soto was charged with: Five counts of stalking -- fear of physical safety Four counts of unlawful restraint 22 cou…