Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From River On CT, Westchester Border Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From River On CT, Westchester Border
Body Of Missing 22-Year-Old Man Pulled From River On CT, Westchester Border Authorities in Westchester are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man whose body was found in a river days after he had been reported missing, police said. New, updated report: West Harrison Man Pulled From River Remembered As 'Loving Son, Brother, Friend' Jan Carlos Yepes-Perafan, age 22, was found dead in the Byram River in Port Chester on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26, Port Chester Police announced.  Before his body was found, Yepes-Perafan had been reported missing by the department on Saturday, Nov. 25 after he had last been seen on Thursday, Nov. 23 around 3:45 a.m. …
This School District In Fairfield County Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings This School District In Fairfield County Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings
This School District In Fairfield County Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings Several school districts in the region rank among the best in the nation in brand-new rankings. TeachSimple analyzed reviews and ratings of each US school district and ranked them from highest to lowest, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.  The scores are based on reviews from parents and students, statistics from the US Department of Education, and user-submitted information from schools.  The two top-ranked districts in New York and Connecticut are both in Nassau County on Long Island: No. 3 Roslyn Union Free SD has a high proficiency in both reading and math. T…
Duo From CT Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer: Police Duo From CT Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer: Police
Duo From CT Nabbed After Trying To Sell Cocaine To Undercover Officer: Police Two Connecticut residents were arrested following a chase that began after one of the suspects tried selling cocaine to an undercover investigator in the Hudson Valley, police said.  New Haven County residents Luis Flores, age 32, and Lymaris Burgos, age 37, both from Ansonia, were arrested in late October in connection with an investigation into drug sales in Putnam County, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, Nov. 22.  The events leading up to the duo's arrests began in October when an investigator discovered that Flores was involved in the sale of cocaine in …
Man, Woman Nabbed After Stealing Vehicle With Service Dog Inside In Stamford: Police Man, Woman Nabbed After Stealing Vehicle With Service Dog Inside In Stamford: Police
Man, Woman Nabbed After Stealing Vehicle With Service Dog Inside In Stamford: Police A man and woman were apprehended after stealing a vehicle with a service dog inside in Fairfield County. Just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 in Stamford, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on the west side of the city.  The vehicle, which was left running, was stolen from Richmond Hill Avenue. Upon taking the report from the owner, officers learned that the stolen vehicle was occupied by a small service dog. Officers were notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle after taking the report. Later in the day, at approximately 6:35 p.m., an officer …
Seen Him Or This Jeep? 22-Year-Old NY Collegiate Athlete Has Been Missing Nearly A Week Seen Him Or This Jeep? 22-Year-Old NY Collegiate Athlete Has Been Missing Nearly A Week
Seen Him Or This Jeep? 22-Year-Old NY Collegiate Athlete Has Been Missing Nearly A Week A 22-year-old college athlete in New York has been missing for nearly a week, and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating him. Matthew Grant, a senior co-captain on the wrestling team at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was last seen on Monday, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m.  He's about 5-foot-8, and 150 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes, and was last observed wearing a green North Face jacket and blue jeans, according to authorities at RIT. He was operating a 2014 dark charcoal gray Jeep Cherokee with Michigan license plate number ESR8141, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Off…
COVID-19: Symptoms Now Number 11; Here's Latest Rundown From CDC COVID-19: Symptoms Now Number 11; Here's Latest Rundown From CDC
Covid-19: Symptoms Now Number 11; Here's Latest Rundown From CDC When COVID-19 cases first were identified in the United States in March 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed just three symptoms for the novel coronavirus: Fever Cough Shortness of breath Now, nearly five years later, the virus remains an everyday part of American life, with about 1,000 deaths from the disease nationwide each week. As COVID has evolved, mainly from the highly contagious Omicron strain and several of its subvariants, the CDC's updated list of symptoms for the virus now numbers 11. They are: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficu…
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Headed To Fairfield County Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Headed To Fairfield County
Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Headed To Fairfield County A person was killed after being struck by an MTA train in Connecticut. The incident happened around 1:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 in New Haven County. The train had departed from Waterbury just after 1 p.m., due into Bridgeport on the Metro-North New Haven line at 1:58 p.m., and was traveling at 42 miles per hour in Ansonia, normal speed for the section of track, MTA Police Department spokesperson Aaron Donovan said. The engineer observed a white man, approximately 65 years old, crouched on the tracks about 200 feet north of the Division Street railroad crossing.  The train's engineer ac…
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine Belonging To CT Man: Police K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine Belonging To CT Man: Police
K9 Helps Sniff Out Kilogram Of Cocaine Belonging To CT Man: Police A 25-year-old Connecticut man faces drug charges after authorities found him in possession of a kilogram of cocaine during a Northern Westchester traffic stop, police announced. The arrest resulted from an incident on Monday, Nov. 13, when a New York State Police trooper pulled over a 2014 Toyota Corolla on Interstate 684 in North Castle just after 3 p.m. for a vehicle and traffic law violation, authorities said. According to state police, the trooper and his K9 partner, Fortini, determined that the driver, 25-year-old New Haven County resident John Carlos Javier of Waterbury, had…
Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast
Post-Thanksgiving Storm Strengthens As It Heads Toward Northeast A coastal storm intensifying in the mid-Atlantic will bring widespread rain with sleet and snow in some interior locations in the Northeast at the tail end of Thanksgiving weekend, affecting travel. The time frame for the system is late Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26 into the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 27, according to the National Weather Service. "On Sunday, rain will mainly be confined to eastern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware before spreading into New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York by Sunday night," according to AccuWeather.com. "By Monday, rain will primarily focus acros…
IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video
IDs Released For Couple Killed In Fiery Crash On Bridge Linking NY, Canada Caught On Video The identities have now been released of a couple killed after crashing near a bridge connecting the United States and Canada on one of the year's busiest travel days. The Thanksgiving Eve incident happened early Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 22 on the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls Police say  Kurt Villani, and his wife, Monica Villani, both age 53, died in the vehicle explosion which led to a federal investigation. The two were residents of Grand Island, New York, located about 10 miles southeast of Niagara Falls. Authorities say the couple had originally been…
Chef José 'Chichi' Barcacel, Stamford Native, Dies At 34: 'He Was Destined For Greatness' Chef José 'Chichi' Barcacel, Stamford Native, Dies At 34: 'He Was Destined For Greatness'
Chef José 'Chichi' Barcacel, Stamford Native, Dies At 34: 'He Was Destined For Greatness' The family of a 34-year-old New Haven chef is shining a light on mental health following his death. José "Chichi" Gabriel Barcacel died on Friday, Nov. 17 after what his family said was many years of battling mental health issues, according to his obituary and a GoFundMe launched for family. "My brother Jose we called him chichi struggled and battled mentally for a large portion of his life his fight lasted so long because of the fierce love he had for his family," Barcacel's brother, Xavier, writes on Facebook. Barcacel was raised in Stamford and attended Norwalk Community College, befor…
Gas Range Recall Expanded Due To Risk Of Injury, Death From Carbon Monoxide Gas Range Recall Expanded Due To Risk Of Injury, Death From Carbon Monoxide
Gas Range Recall Expanded Due To Risk Of Injury, Death From Carbon Monoxide A company has expanded a recall for gas kitchen ranges because its ovens can emit dangerous levels of carbon monoxide while in use, potentially causing serious injury or death, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). ZLINE announced this week that after two earlier recalls within the last year of around 58,000 ovens it received 131 reports that the repair was not completed successfully and that the ranges were still emitting dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. As a result, a new recall of around 30,000 ranges has been issued. Earlier recalls were announced on Thursday,…