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Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have been identified by the Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday evening. David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, have serious injuries following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13 but were listed in stable condition on Sunday, July 14, state police explained.   Former fire chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, was identified as the man who was shot dead, as Daily Voice previously reported. &nbs…
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says A former fire chief has been identified as the member of the audience shot dead during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Former Buffalo Township Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, PA, has been identified on social media by his family as the man killed by a bullet aimed at former president Donald Trump by Thomas Matthew Crooks. His community has been mourning its sudden loss on Facebook: REST IN PEACE Corey Comperatore Gone too soon. Father, friend, and patriot. Will never be forgotten. May his memory live on as an example to all of us. God Bless …
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
Fundraiser Aims To Cover Funeral Expenses For CT Man Who Drowned Saving Teen Fundraiser Aims To Cover Funeral Expenses For CT Man Who Drowned Saving Teen
Fundraiser Aims To Cover Funeral Expenses For CT Man Who Drowned Saving Teen Friends of a 27-year-old Connecticut man who drowned while saving the life of his girlfriend's son are raising funds to help the family pay for a funeral. Related: 27-Year-Old Drowns In Litchfield County's Bantam Lake New Haven County resident Kyree Dowd of Meriden died on Saturday, June 8, in Litchfield County at the Point Folly Campground in Bantam. According to his Godmother, Tracey Dickerson, Dowd, who was known to be a strong swimmer, he jumped into the water when his girlfriend's 16-year-old son began yelling for help after being caught in a current. The teen was saved, but D…
Support Floods In For Family Of Trooper Killed In CT Hit-Run Support Floods In For Family Of Trooper Killed In CT Hit-Run
Support Floods In For Family Of Trooper Killed In CT Hit-Run After the tragic death of a Connecticut State Police Trooper, the community has rallied together to support his wife and their two young children. Trooper Aaron Pelletier, age 34, was killed on Thursday, May 30, on I-84 in Hartford County. Aaron was near Exit 31 in Southington, standing at the driver’s side door of a vehicle he had just pulled over when he was struck and killed by a passing driver. Earlier Report: Arrest Made In Trooper's Hit-Run Death In Southington “The grief and sadness caused by Aaron’s sudden death cannot be properly expressed in words,” wrote Troop H, whom…
New Update: Family Of CT Infant Killed By Dogs Says Attack Happened Day Before First Birthday New Update: Family Of CT Infant Killed By Dogs Says Attack Happened Day Before First Birthday
New Update: Family Of CT Infant Killed By Dogs Says Attack Happened Day Before First Birthday The aunt of a Connecticut infant killed by the family dogs would have celebrated his first birthday on Thursday, March 14. Related: 1-Year-Old East Hartford Boy Killed By Family Dogs The incident took place in East Hartford in a home on Fuller Avenue around 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. Crystal Rod, the aunt of the child named Lennox, said on a GoFundMe that the family planned to celebrate his birthday at Check E. Cheese on Thursday. Rod said the attack took place while the infant played on a trampoline with his mother, who was also injured. 'With heavy heart, I am asking for …
Jersey Mike's Subs Opening New Location In Fairfield County Jersey Mike's Subs Opening New Location In Fairfield County
Jersey Mike's Subs Opening New Location In Fairfield County Jersey Mike’s Subs is opening a new shop in Fairfield County this week. The shop, located in Shelton at 795 Bridgeport Ave., will hold its grand opening on Wednesday, March 13.  To help add some excitement to the event, the restaurant is also hosting a fundraiser to support Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Customers who receive a special fundraising coupon distributed through a grassroots effort before the opening can make a minimum $3 contribution to Make-A-Wish Connecticut in exchange for a regular sub through Sunday, March 17. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible. Jersey Mike’s fan…
Support Pours In For Beloved Wife, Mother Killed After Being Struck By SUV In CT Support Pours In For Beloved Wife, Mother Killed After Being Struck By SUV In CT
Support Pours In For Beloved Wife, Mother Killed After Being Struck By SUV In CT A community is coming together to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the family of a beloved Connecticut wife and mother who was killed after being hit by a vehicle. Felicia Yetke (Santos) was died in a Hartford County incident that happened on Thursday, Feb. 1 around 11:45 p.m., when she was struck by a southbound driver in a small-sized SUV while crossing Middle Street in Bristol, according to Bristol Police.  After the collision, the driver of the SUV stayed at the scene as a witness went to check on Yetke. First responders soon arrived and took her to a nearby hospita…
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis 'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis
'We’re Completely Lost': Young Daughter Of Patriots Reporter Dies Year After Cancer Diagnosis Hallie Kyed put up a valiant fight, but after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer, the 2-year-old daughter of the Patriots reporter for the Boston Herald has died, her father announced on Instagram.  Hallie was diagnosed in April 2023 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer that attacks bone marrow, a GoFundMe campaign set up for her said. She died in her sleep Sunday night, Jan. 21, her father, Doug Kyed, announced on social media.  Doug said despite the dire prognosis, Hallie never gave up the fight, her big dreams, or her bright smile.  Relat…
Fire Update: Residents Donating To Help CT Family That Lost 4 Children In Massive Blaze Fire Update: Residents Donating To Help CT Family That Lost 4 Children In Massive Blaze
Fire Update: Residents Donating To Help CT Family That Lost 4 Children In Massive Blaze Residents from across the country are donating to help a Connecticut family that lost four children to a raging house fire as well as all of their belongings. 4 Children Die After Fire Rips Through Connecticut Home The incident occurred in Tolland County around 10:25 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 44 Quality Ave., in the town of Somers. When firefighters arrived to the duplex that was on fire, two children were quickly located and removed from the house. One was pronounced dead on scene, and the other was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital, where, unfortunately, they too, died from their…
'Sounding Alarm For Help': CT Fire Department Raising Funds For Member's Premature Baby 'Sounding Alarm For Help': CT Fire Department Raising Funds For Member's Premature Baby
'Sounding Alarm For Help': CT Fire Department Raising Funds For Member's Premature Baby A fire department in Connecticut is asking the community it serves for help in raising funds for a longtime member whose child was born premature and is now recovering from surgery.  The Seymour Fire Department in New Haven County will be holding a boot drive on Saturday, Dec. 30 between 8 a.m. and noon to help raise money for the family of Mike Russell, a 16-year-member whose second child Mikey Russell was born three months premature with a tumor on his heart, the department announced.  According to the department, Russell and his wife, Jessica, had been expecting their seco…
Support Floods In For Children Of Beloved Attorneys Killed In CT Thanksgiving Crash Support Floods In For Children Of Beloved Attorneys Killed In CT Thanksgiving Crash
Support Floods In For Children Of Beloved Attorneys Killed In CT Thanksgiving Crash Weeks after a tragic Thanksgiving crash in Connecticut that killed two beloved attorneys from Westchester, their community is coming together to ensure that the couple's children will be taken care of.  Scarsdale residents Toby Cohen, age 41, and Brooke Peltz Cohen, age 37, were both killed in a crash in Hartford County on Thursday, Nov. 23 just after 7:15 p.m. near the Bristol/Farmington town line on Stevens Street in Bristol.  Earlier Report - New Update: Scarsdale Parents Of 3 Killed In Thanksgiving Crash Were Beloved Attorneys According to Bristol Police, …
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Ridgefield High School Student Who Died At Age 15 Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Ridgefield High School Student Who Died At Age 15
Support Pours In For Family Of Beloved Ridgefield High School Student Who Died At Age 15 A prayer vigil will be held to honor a 15-year-old high school student who died unexpectedly in Fairfield County. Thomas John Bergeron III, of Ridgefield, died on Monday, Oct. 30. Tommy was the beloved son of Eliana (Romero) and Thomas John Bergeron Jr., and the loving brother of Luna Bergeron, according to his obituary.  Ridgefield Public Schools officials made the announcement to the community on Monday but did not name the student. A GoFundMe started for the family by friends said "The unexpected death of a child is an unimaginable loss that no one can prepare for." The fundraiser, w…
Support Swells For CT Veteran Facing Health Issues: 'Nothing But Kind, Loving' Support Swells For CT Veteran Facing Health Issues: 'Nothing But Kind, Loving'
Support Swells For CT Veteran Facing Health Issues: 'Nothing But Kind, Loving' A Connecticut veteran who has found himself suddenly facing serious health issues is asking for help from his community in order to keep providing for himself and his family during his struggle.  Lifelong Tolland resident Alfred Mancini began fighting health-related issues on Thursday, Sept. 7. After a little more than a month, things took a turn for the worse when he was admitted to the West Haven VA Medical Center's intensive care unit on Friday, Oct. 13.  After countless tests, doctors eventually found that Mancini was suffering from a third-degree atrioventricular block i…
35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together' 35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together'
35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together' Friends and family members of a Fairfield County man killed in a car crash are remembering their beloved and working to raise money to help cover his funeral costs. Jesus Roman III, age 35, died on Sunday, Oct. 8 when the Jeep he was in crashed into a pond in Easton, killing Roman and Amy L. Rockwell, age 45, of Newtown. A GoFundMe, organized by family member Jamie Smith, said Roman, a resident of Easton, was the "glue that held" the family together. "We are raising money for my mother and father-in-law to help them through one of the hardest times that any human could have to go thro…
Popular CT Pizzeria Opens New Location Months After Fire: 'We Couldn't Be More Grateful' Popular CT Pizzeria Opens New Location Months After Fire: 'We Couldn't Be More Grateful'
Popular CT Pizzeria Opens New Location Months After Fire: 'We Couldn't Be More Grateful' A Connecticut pizzeria that had been a neighborhood mainstay for over three decades has opened a new location months after a fire that severely damaged the original building.  Abate Apizza & Seafood Restaurant, once located in New Haven, opened its new location in North Haven at 61 State St. on Thursday, Sept. 21.  The reopening follows a blaze in the eatery's original location at 129 Wooster St. in New Haven on Thursday, May 11 that left the building and owner Louis Abate's attached apartment heavily damaged.  Months after the fire though, Abate managed to rebuild and continue his pa…
‘Exceptional Kid’: Junior Firefighter Among Severely Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash ‘Exceptional Kid’: Junior Firefighter Among Severely Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash
‘Exceptional Kid’: Junior Firefighter Among Severely Injured In Deadly I-84 Bus Crash Support is pouring in for a high school student and aspiring firefighter who was among those severely injured in a New York charter bus crash that killed two teachers and injured dozens of students. Audrina Crocitto was onboard the Regency charter bus carrying members of the Farmingdale High School marching band from Long Island to a camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania when it careened off I-84 in Orange County, in the town of Wawayanda, and rolled several times down an embankment Thursday, Sept. 21. The crash injured at least 43 students and killed the school's band director, 43-year-old Gina P…
Support Pours In For Family Of CT College Student Killed Entering Wrong Home Near Campus Support Pours In For Family Of CT College Student Killed Entering Wrong Home Near Campus
Support Pours In For Family Of CT College Student Killed Entering Wrong Home Near Campus Support is pouring in for the family of a college student from Connecticut who was shot and killed attempting to enter the wrong house near the campus of the University of South Carolina. Updated story - New Info Released: Shooting Of CT 20-Year-Old Who Tried Entering Wrong Home Deemed Justifiable New Haven County resident Nick Donofrio, age 20, of Madison, was found dead having suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body, on the front porch of a home in Columbia, South Carolina on the 500 block of South Holly Street around 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, the city's police department said. …
Support Pours In For Daughter Of Popular CBS-TV Meteorologist Elise Finch Support Pours In For Daughter Of Popular CBS-TV Meteorologist Elise Finch
Support Pours In For Daughter Of Popular Cbs-tv Meteorologist Elise Finch As viewers mourn the loss of CBS New York's Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Elise Finch, people are beginning to come together to help support the daughter she now leaves behind.  Finch, a Westchester County native, died at the age of 51 over the weekend of Saturday, July 15, WCBS announced.  Earlier Report - Popular TV Meteorologist, Mount Vernon HS Grad Elise Finch, Dies At Age 51 She had been on the station since 2007 and was beloved by viewers over the length of her career, becoming a familiar sight for those who tuned in during the morning hours.&…
Fourth NY Child Dies Following Horrific I-95 Crash, Family Says Fourth NY Child Dies Following Horrific I-95 Crash, Family Says
Fourth NY Child Dies Following Horrific I-95 Crash, Family Says A fourth child from a New York family involved in a horrific crash has died. The family of Christian Rojas Redondo has announced that he succumbed to injuries following a triple-fatal crash that happened on Saturday, July 1. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Bay Shore victims were traveling near Jacksonville, Florida on a stretch of I-95. Earlier Report: Triple-Fatal Crash: 2 Children, Teen From Bay Shore ID'd As Victims Near Florida-Georgia Border At approximately 7:40 a.m., a car and SUV crashed when one slowed or stopped in the center lane of a bridge connecting Florida …
'Larger-Than-Life' Fairfield Man Dies At 52 After Cancer Battle: Support Swells For Family 'Larger-Than-Life' Fairfield Man Dies At 52 After Cancer Battle: Support Swells For Family
'Larger-Than-Life' Fairfield Man Dies At 52 After Cancer Battle: Support Swells For Family A community is coming together to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the family of a beloved Fairfield man who succumbed to cancer after suddenly falling ill.  Fairfield resident Joe Papp died on Tuesday evening, June 20 at the age of 52 after suddenly falling ill and being diagnosed with stage four cancer earlier in the month.  Well-known as a mentor who was passionate about baseball and shared his love for the game as a coach for little league and summer travel teams for years, Papp could often be found teaching his athletes his well-honed pitching techniques.  He …
Woman, Age 36, From Region Killed In Crash While Pulling Into Son's Youth Baseball Game Woman, Age 36, From Region Killed In Crash While Pulling Into Son's Youth Baseball Game
Woman, Age 36, From Region Killed In Crash While Pulling Into Son's Youth Baseball Game A woman died after a crash that happened while she was pulling into a parking lot at her son's youth baseball game in the Hudson Valley. Putnam County resident Kaylyn Anna Touhey, of Carmel, was killed on Tuesday, May 16 at the age of 36 when she was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic while pulling into her son Benjamin's baseball game in the hamlet of Milton in Ulster County just before 5:40 p.m.  According to Marlborough Police, a black Nissan driven by a 42-year-old Dutchess County woman from Hopewell Junction had been traveling north on Route 9W when she collided with a wh…
Family Killed In I-95 Stamford Crash: 'Good People Gone Way Too Soon' Family Killed In I-95 Stamford Crash: 'Good People Gone Way Too Soon'
Family Killed In I-95 Stamford Crash: 'Good People Gone Way Too Soon' Shock and sadness spread after a family of four was killed in a Connecticut crash over the weekend. Joel Francisco Contreras-Paniagua, age 49; Lorena Contreras Francisco Reyes, age 59; Joel E. Contreras Francisco, age 29; and Daniel Contreras Francisco, age 23, died in the 3 a.m. crash Saturday, May 13 on I-95 in Stamford. ACCIDENTE FATAL ENLUTA A FAMILIA HISPANA—ORIGINARIA DE LA ANTIGUA GUATEMALA. Hoy domingo, 14/05/2,023,a las 10:00... Posted by Santiagotv El Canal Colonial on Sunday, May 14, 2023 According to authorities, Joel was behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Terrain that rear-en…
Thousands Raised For 'Sweet, Gentle' Greenwich Hospital Worker Injured On Vacation Thousands Raised For 'Sweet, Gentle' Greenwich Hospital Worker Injured On Vacation
Thousands Raised For 'Sweet, Gentle' Greenwich Hospital Worker Injured On Vacation Hundreds of people have come together to help out two beloved hospital workers from Westchester who became stuck in Costa Rica after their vacation went horribly wrong.  Westchester residents Fenton Soliz and his girlfriend, Gabby Sandaire, were horribly injured on Saturday, March 25 during their vacation in Costa Rica when the brakes on their rental car failed while they were on their way to the airport to fly home.  To avoid a head-on collision, they swerved and their vehicle went off a cliff, resulting in the couple both suffering severe injuries that involved br…
4-Year-Old Killed In Bridgeport Car Crash Was 'Wild Man,' Family Says 4-Year-Old Killed In Bridgeport Car Crash Was 'Wild Man,' Family Says
4-Year-Old Killed In Bridgeport Car Crash Was 'Wild Man,' Family Says A 4-year-old boy who was involved in a crash in Bridgeport that killed his aunt has died from his injuries.  The crash took place Monday, March 6 in Bridgeport, according to Scott Appleby with the Bridgeport Police.  Appleby said two adults and two children were in an SUV that was struck from behind at the intersection of Boston Avenue and Colony Street. Killed during the crash was New Haven resident Chelsey Naesha Torres, age 24, of Seymour, police said. Four-year-old Noah Rodriguez, who was in the vehicle along with his 1-year-old brother, died Friday, March 10, at Yale N…
Support Floods In For Family Of 'Selfless' Mom, 'Playful' 3-Year-Old Son Slain In Connecticut Support Floods In For Family Of 'Selfless' Mom, 'Playful' 3-Year-Old Son Slain In Connecticut
Support Floods In For Family Of 'Selfless' Mom, 'Playful' 3-Year-Old Son Slain In Connecticut Community support is flooding in for the grieving family of a 33-year-old Massachusetts mom and her 3-year-old son slain in Connecticut earlier this week.  Worcester residents Lury M. Pizarro, age 33, and her son Emanual Pizarro were found killed in Windham County on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the small town of Brooklyn, with a man whose identity has not yet been released.  Police were trying to reach his next of kin on Thursday, Feb. 16, which delayed the public release of his name, authorities said.  Related: IDs Released For 2 Of 3 Found Dead In Windham County Home Le…
Hundreds Of Thousands Raised For CT Animal Non-Profit Ravaged By Barn Fire Hundreds Of Thousands Raised For CT Animal Non-Profit Ravaged By Barn Fire
Hundreds Of Thousands Raised For CT Animal Non-Profit Ravaged By Barn Fire After losing dozens of animals in a barn fire in New Haven County last week, people are digging into their hearts – and their pockets – to help one local non-profit recover from the tragedy. A fire ravaged Kelly's Kids Inc., located at 18 Spring Road in Prospect, on Friday night, Feb. 4, according to a GoFundMe campaign organized by Ashley Kiefer. "The fire grew too quickly to salvage anything else and the barn was quickly engulfed in flames," Kiefer wrote. "The building was completely destroyed, and sadly most of the animals were lost. It is a heartbreaking realization that…
'Touched Lives Of So Many': Mother Dies In Bethel Murder-Suicide, Thousands Raised For Family 'Touched Lives Of So Many': Mother Dies In Bethel Murder-Suicide, Thousands Raised For Family
'Touched Lives Of So Many': Mother Dies In Bethel Murder-Suicide, Thousands Raised For Family After a murder-suicide that left two people dead in Bethel, thousands of dollars have been raised for the family of the beloved woman who was killed.  Earlier Report - IDs Released For Bethel Murder-Suicide Victims Traci-Marie Jones, age 52, was found dead in Bethel along with her estranged husband, Lester Jones, age 58, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 around 11:50 p.m. after police responded to their home on Reservoir Street when neighbors heard yelling.  The couple was found to have died from gunshot wounds. Traci-Marie Jones was shot in the head and chest and was determined…
Beloved Ridgefield Restaurant Worker Loses Home In Fire: Thousands Raised From Fundraiser Beloved Ridgefield Restaurant Worker Loses Home In Fire: Thousands Raised From Fundraiser
Beloved Ridgefield Restaurant Worker Loses Home In Fire: Thousands Raised From Fundraiser A beloved Ridgefield restaurant employee and mother of three who lost her home in a fire is now receiving a slew of donations from her community to help her rebuild.  On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Orfa Escobedo-Diaz, a well-known employee of Bailey's Backyard, located in Ridgefield at 23 Bailey Ave., lost her home after a fire destroyed it.  Now homeless, Escobedo-Diaz is looking for a new place for her, her husband, and three daughters to rebuild and start over. However, their community made sure that they will not have to do it alone and started a GoFundMe page to raise money for them.  "Orfa i…
Support Pours In For Teen Daughter Of Fairfield County Firefighter After Cancer Diagnosis Support Pours In For Teen Daughter Of Fairfield County Firefighter After Cancer Diagnosis
Support Pours In For Teen Daughter Of Fairfield County Firefighter After Cancer Diagnosis More than $40,000 in donations have been made in just two days to support the family of a Connecticut teenager who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Gabriella Reitmeyer, age 15, was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2019, according to a fundraiser organized for her family. She is a resident of the New Haven County town of Oxford and the daughter of Gina Reitmeyer, an assistant professor of nursing at Sacred Heart University and Douglas Reitmeyer, who is an assistant fire chief with the Stratford Fire Department. Gabriella is also a student at Nonnewaug Regional High School. …
Community Rallies To Support Children After CT Mother Killed By Ex-Boyfriend With Axe Community Rallies To Support Children After CT Mother Killed By Ex-Boyfriend With Axe
Community Rallies To Support Children After CT Mother Killed By Ex-Boyfriend With Axe The community is coming to the rescue of three Connecticut children who were left without parents when their mother was killed with an axe by an ex-boyfriend. New Haven County resident Julie Minogue, age 40, of Milford, was found dead by police around 9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6 after dispatch received a 911 call from her 17-year-old son. Minogue was allegedly killed by Litchfield County resident, Ewen Dewitt, age 42, of Roxbury, who was located in West Haven and taken into custody, said the Milford Police.  When Minogue was killed, she had both a restraining order and an order of pr…