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Fundraiser Reaches Goal For Funeral Westhill HS Student Found Dead In New Canaan Fundraiser Reaches Goal For Funeral Westhill HS Student Found Dead In New Canaan
Fundraiser Reaches Goal For Funeral Westhill HS Student Found Dead In New Canaan A fundraiser for a Fairfield County high school student who was found dead in a wooded area has reached its goal to pay for funeral expenses. Related: ID Released For Man Found Dead In New Canaan Woods Santos Eujedo Perez, exact age not provided, of Stamford, was found dead Tuesday, July 9, in New Canaan in a wooded area after working at a construction site. Perez, a quiet but friendly Westhill High School student, was reported missing by family on Monday, July 8, according to the New Cannan Police. "Everyone associated with Stamford Public Schools is devastated by the passing of S…
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…
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…
IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others
IDs Released By Family In Fatal CT Crash That Killed 1 Teen, Injured 3 Others Police are investigating after one teen was killed and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. 1 Teen Killed, 4 Seriously Injured In Fiery Overnight Wolcott Crash The incident occurred in New Haven County around 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the town of Wolcott. Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens said that, on Monday, June 3, he was not releasing the victims' names at this point.  But a GoFundMe effort by the family of the victim has identified the 18-year-old driver as Alexander Dillion, of Wolcott, and one of the injured passengers…
Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Pour In For Family Of New Canaan Boy Fighting Rare Diseases Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Pour In For Family Of New Canaan Boy Fighting Rare Diseases
Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Pour In For Family Of New Canaan Boy Fighting Rare Diseases A fundraising effort to help the family of a precocious Connecticut boy fighting a rare neuromuscular disease is already so successful that it has exceeded its original goal by over $30,000.  The effort was created to help the family of Boyd Thornhill, a Fairfield County boy from New Canaan who suffers from myasthenia gravis and mitochondrial disease, which has caused him several medical issues that have forced him to endure countless hospital stays, doctor's appointments, and medicines.  Because of the intensity of care that Boyd's diseases require, his parents, Ca…
Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor
Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help support the Connecticut family of a courageous 8-year-old boy who has been waging a tough battle against a brain tumor for years.  Since the age of 2, Teddy Marchione of the town of Fairfield has been fighting a pediatric brain tumor that likely began growing in utero, according to his neurosurgeon. Following his original diagnosis in 2018, he underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove the tumor.  In the years since his first surgery, Marchione has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy and is no…
'His Kindness Was A Beacon': Support Swells For Late New England Father, Fiancé 'His Kindness Was A Beacon': Support Swells For Late New England Father, Fiancé
'His Kindness Was A Beacon': Support Swells For Late New England Father, Fiancé After a Massachusetts brother, fiancé, and father unexpectedly died, the community is helping support the family he left behind while remembering his lasting legacy. William Harris (known to many as “Bill” or “Billy”), a lifelong Norfolk County resident, died on Saturday, April 6. Bill, who was born in Norwood and lived with his family in Stoughton at the time of his death, had recently come back from a weekend vacation with his fiancée and the pair’s three children when he came down with the flu. The flu quickly turned into pneumonia, which led to a blood clot that required Harris to b…
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 …
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…
‘Beautiful Boy’: University Of Vermont Student, Age 20, Dies While Walking Dogs New Year’s Eve ‘Beautiful Boy’: University Of Vermont Student, Age 20, Dies While Walking Dogs New Year’s Eve
‘Beautiful Boy’: University Of Vermont Student, Age 20, Dies While Walking Dogs New Year’s Eve “A sweet, smiling, confident young man” — that’s how friends and family described a college student from Pembroke, who died while out walking his dogs on New Year’s Eve. Callum Tomas DiCenso had just turned 20 when he suffered a cardiac arrest while walking his dogs, Piper and Kevin, on Sunday, Dec. 31. He was excited to see his friends and classmates at the University of Vermont, where he was a sophomore in the Honors College, his obituary read. DiCenso's brother-in-law said in a Facebook post: "My brother in law Callum suddenly passed away this past Sunday. We all loved him so much and …
'Family Came First': Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday 'Family Came First': Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday
'Family Came First': Mom Killed In CT Crash Was Going Home For Daughter's Birthday For Paula Garcia, there was nothing more important than her family.  The Hampshire County, Massachusetts, mother of three lived for her children, her husband Joe Bock said in an interview with the Daily Voice.  Paula was killed Tuesday, Jan. 9, while returning to her Easthampton home after the car she was in was hit by a tractor-trailer in Hartford, Connecticut, state police said.  It was her daughter Alba's 13th birthday, Bock said. Paula's birthday was a day later.  Paula Garcia poses for a photo with her children — Alba, age 13, Matteo, 9, and Lia…
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…
2 Men Charged In Fight That Left Man Dead At Gillette Stadium During Pats Game: DA 2 Men Charged In Fight That Left Man Dead At Gillette Stadium During Pats Game: DA
2 Men Charged In Fight That Left Man Dead At Gillette Stadium During Pats Game: DA Two Rhode Island men have been charged with assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in September that ended with the death of a 53-year-old, authorities said.   John Vieira, age 59, and Justin Mitchell, 39, of Warwick, were charged on Wednesday, Dec. 20, after months of investigation following the Sept. 17 brawl during a Patriots versus Dolphins game, the Norfolk County District Attorney said. It's unclear what sparked the brawl.  Related: Video Of Brawl At Gillette Stadium Shows Moments Before Man Collapses Dale M…
Traveling Barber Burned In RV Explosion In CT: 'This Will Be Long Recovery' Traveling Barber Burned In RV Explosion In CT: 'This Will Be Long Recovery'
Traveling Barber Burned In RV Explosion In CT: 'This Will Be Long Recovery' A Connecticut barber and tattoo artist known for traveling to his customers faces a long recovery after being severely burned in an explosion inside the recreational vehicle that he worked out of.  New London County resident Joshua Serrano of Norwich, also known as "Mostro," was injured in an explosion on Saturday, Dec. 16 while refilling his propane tank in the Tolland County town of Columbia.  Serrano, the owner of The Barber Express, is known for meeting his clients where they are to make haircuts more accessible to them. To do this, he worked out of his RV, which had…
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, …
Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step' Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step'
Beloved Nurse Remembered After Being Found Dead In CT Basement: 'Always Went Extra Step' A beloved mother, grandmother, and wife who dedicated her life to doing everything she could for her patients as a visiting nurse is being remembered following her murder in a Connecticut residence.  Joyce Grayson, age 63, died on Saturday, Oct. 28 after going missing while she was performing her duties as a visiting nurse at a residence in the Windham County municipality of Willimantic. Grayson was reported missing by her family around 2 p.m. on Saturday, prompting Willimantic Police to search the area of Chapman Street. After finding her vehicle, officers tracked her to a nearby resi…
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…
Husband, Father From Norwalk Dies In ATV Crash: 'His Life Was Full Of Potential' Husband, Father From Norwalk Dies In ATV Crash: 'His Life Was Full Of Potential'
Husband, Father From Norwalk Dies In ATV Crash: 'His Life Was Full Of Potential' A Connecticut family is mourning the loss of a beloved husband and expectant father who was killed in an ATV crash. Fairfield County resident Andrii Yavorskyi, age 30, of Norwalk, died in the wreck that happened Friday, Oct. 27, in New York, according to New York State Police. An investigation determined that he was operating a Polaris Sportsman ATV in Boonville in Oneida County when he lost control on a sharp curve. He then drove off the roadway and was ejected when the vehicle overturned. Yavorskyi was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. According to investigators, he was not …
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…
SHU Student Accused Of Being 10 Times Legal Limit, Speeding In Fairfield Crash SHU Student Accused Of Being 10 Times Legal Limit, Speeding In Fairfield Crash
SHU Student Accused Of Being 10 Times Legal Limit, Speeding In Fairfield Crash A 19-year-old Sacred Heart University student has been charged with allegedly being drunk at 10 times the legal limit and driving at 85 mph when he crashed into an Uber carrying four SHU students in Fairfield County. Tyler Delk of South Orange, New Jersey, was arrested for assault with a motor vehicle and other charges on Tuesday, Oct. 24 by Fairfield Police for the Friday, Sept. 29 crash on Jefferson Street.  Lt. Edward Nook of the Fairfield Police said following an extensive investigation, it was determined by police crash investigators that Delk was operating a 2018 Audi S5 convertible …
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…
Latest Update: Comatose Lifeguard Suffers Brain Injury In Crash With Uber In Fairfield Latest Update: Comatose Lifeguard Suffers Brain Injury In Crash With Uber In Fairfield
Latest Update: Comatose Lifeguard Suffers Brain Injury In Crash With Uber In Fairfield A 19-year-old remains in a medically-induced coma following a crash involving several of his Sacred Heart University peers last month in Connecticut. Related story - New Update: Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash Tyler Delk, of South Orange, New Jersey, was behind the wheel of an Audi that ended up on its roof in a collision with an Uber carrying four female passengers on Friday, Sept. 29, according to Town of Fairfield Police Lt. Edward Nook Jr. and a GoFundMe for Delk. The scene of the crash that left six students in critical condition.…
Mother’s Intuition? Trish Sena Made Prophetic Comment Before Daughter Charlotte's NY Rescue Mother’s Intuition? Trish Sena Made Prophetic Comment Before Daughter Charlotte's NY Rescue
Mother’s Intuition? Trish Sena Made Prophetic Comment Before Daughter Charlotte's NY Rescue Call it mother’s intuition. As the dreaded 48-hour mark approached since 9-year-old Charlotte Sena disappeared from a state park in New York, her mother suddenly had a feeling that everything would be alright just before the girl was rescued, according to Albany radio station WGNA.  Speaking with the station’s “Brian and Chrissy in the Morning” show Tuesday, Oct. 3, Charlotte’s aunt, Jene′ Sena, said the girl’s parents Trisha and Dave were gathered with friends and relatives around their campsite when Trisha made a rather prophetic statement. "I don't know...maybe it's mother's intuition,…
Support Swells For Charlotte Sena's Family After NY Girl's Kidnapping: 'Going To Be Long Road' Support Swells For Charlotte Sena's Family After NY Girl's Kidnapping: 'Going To Be Long Road'
Support Swells For Charlotte Sena's Family After NY Girl's Kidnapping: 'Going To Be Long Road' The hallways of the Corinth Central School District were flooded with orange Tuesday morning, Oct. 3, as students and teachers celebrated the safe return of 9-year-old Charlotte Sena following her kidnapping at a state park in New York and subsequent rescue two days later. “Promote unity by wearing your orange!” reads a message on the district’s Facebook page. “Other schools in our region will be wearing orange to support Corinth, too.” The heartwarming display hinted at the immense support the community has shown the girl’s family throughout the terrifying 48-hour manhunt that garnered na…
New Update: Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash New Update: Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash
New Update: Sacred Heart University Student In Medically Inducted Coma After Fairfield Crash One of five Sacred Heart University students involved in a horrific two-car crash in Fairfield County that injured six is in a medically induced coma, according to a GoFundMe. The collision took place in the town of Fairfield around 12:05 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29 on Jefferson Street near Sacred Heart's Martire Building. When police arrived on the scene, they found a 2021 Toyota Corolla and a 2018 Audi on its roof, Fairfield Police Lt. Edward Nook Jr. said. The Toyota was operated by an Uber driver carrying four female passengers who are also SHU students  There were two admitted to Saint Vi…
Support Swells For Son Of Band Director Killed In I-84 Bus Crash: 'Carry On Gina's Legacy' Support Swells For Son Of Band Director Killed In I-84 Bus Crash: 'Carry On Gina's Legacy'
Support Swells For Son Of Band Director Killed In I-84 Bus Crash: 'Carry On Gina's Legacy' As students, colleagues, and loved ones gather to say their final goodbyes to a beloved high school band director killed in a New York bus crash, the community is coming together to ensure that her only child is taken care of financially. Gina Pellettiere, age 43, of Massapequa, died Thursday, Sept. 21, when a charter bus carrying students from Farmingdale High School on Long Island to a band camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania crashed on I-84 in Orange County. The rollover wreck also killed 77-year-old Farmingdale resident Beatrice Ferrari, a retired social studies teacher and longtime camp cha…
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…
'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks': Schools Show Support For Victims Of I-84 Bus Crash 'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks': Schools Show Support For Victims Of I-84 Bus Crash
'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks': Schools Show Support For Victims Of I-84 Bus Crash In the days following a tragic high school band bus crash that killed two pillars of the community, Long Islanders near and far from the school have rallied to show their support in whatever way they can. “I kept hoping someone would wake me up and tell me it was only a bad dream.” Just days after the Thursday, Sept. 21 Farmingdale High School bus crash on I-84 in Orange County that killed two adults and injured dozens of students, Greg Warno is still at a loss for words. Earlier Report: Bus Crash: Farmingdale HS Band Director, Retired Teacher ID'd As Victims In Horrific Rollover Wa…
Man Who Died At Gillette Stadium Had Medical Issue, No Traumatic Injury: DA Man Who Died At Gillette Stadium Had Medical Issue, No Traumatic Injury: DA
Man Who Died At Gillette Stadium Had Medical Issue, No Traumatic Injury: DA An initial autopsy found that Dale Mooney, the man who died after a fight in the stands of a New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 17, suffered from an undisclosed medical issue and was not severely injured from the brawl, the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday, Sept. 20.  The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will perform further testing to determine the cause and manner of Mooney's death, authorities said.  Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, was a 30-year season ticket holder for the New England Patriots and was sitting with his wife in…