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Family Of Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At Danbury Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit Family Of Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At Danbury Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit
Family Of Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie At Danbury Stew Leonard's Files Lawsuit The family of a 25-year-old woman who died in Connecticut has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stew Leonard’s and an independent manufacturer for their alleged negligence in not properly labeling a cookie made with peanuts. Órla Baxendale, a dancer from New York City, died in Connecticut as a result of "gross negligence and reckless indifference" after she ate a mislabeled cookie sold by grocery chain Stew Leonard’s, according to a lawsuit reported by ABC News. Earlier Report: ID Released For 25-Year-Old Woman Who Died After Eating Mislabeled Cookie Sold In Danbury The 25-yea…
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids A music video being produced in the region is seeking men, women, and kids to fill roles for extras. The video, about a major country star, will be filmed in New York City on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. A group of friends returns home for a friend's funeral. After the funeral, they have a fun night together around town. Lead roles are needed for men aged 18 to 23 and women ages 40 to 50 to play the mother of boys. Supporting roles are being cast for women aged 18 to 23 and boys ages 10 to 12 (to play the child versions of the lead male roles in a flashback scene). All ethni…
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Three members of a Connecticut family killed in a wrong-way driver crash were on their way home from the hospital when killed. Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford ID Released For Driver In Stratford Crash That Killed 4 Fairfield County resident Steven P. Rowland, age 65, of Easton, was driving his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Olga Vitale, ages 80 and 81, also of Easton, home from Yale New Haven Hospital when all three were killed in the crash in Stratford, according to their obituaries. "While his death was abrupt and he…
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say
Man Cashes Thousands In Checks Stolen From Mailboxes In Wilton, Police Say A 35-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly stealing checks from Fairfield County mailboxes and changing the amount before cashing them. New York City resident Boris Vivies, age 35, of the Bronx, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, for the incident in Wilton in September 2022. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, officers received complaints that checks had been stolen from mailboxes, altered, and then cashed for $4,000. An extensive investigation found that Vivies was responsible for thefts, and an arrest warrant was issued. On Thursday, May 2, Vivies was detained b…
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border 'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border
'High School Types' From Fairfield County Wanted For Television Series Filming Near CT Border Young people looking to advance their acting careers may want to check out a casting call for a television show filming in Westchester.  An upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" is looking for non-union background actors for high school scenes, according to a casting call posted on Backstage.  The series will be filmed in New Rochelle. Scenes were also filmed in Rye at the Highland parking lot in the area of Purchase Street and Purdy Avenue.  Earlier Report - All-Day Filming To Close Highland Parking Lot In Rye The production is seeking out nonunion actors ages 18…
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…
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…
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast
Daycare Commercial Casting Paid Roles Across Northeast Do you want to be in a commercial about daycare? A commercial for highlighting the benefits of a daycare communication technology for parents and teachers is seeking talent for four roles, according to a casting notice.  The commercial is looking for people from Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City, Jersey City and Virginia Beach. The roles include: A female daycare owner between the ages of 30 and 50, a female daycare director between the ages of 25 and 50, a daycare teacher between the ages of 18 and 40, and the parent of a daycare child between the ages of 18 and…
Here's How Northeast Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle Region Here's How Northeast Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle Region
Here's How Northeast Quake Stacks Up Against Prior Tremors To Rattle Region As nerves were still settling following an earthquake that rattled much of the Northeast late Friday morning, April 5, social media was flooded with lifelong residents proclaiming the tremor was the strongest they’d ever felt. “That might’ve been the biggest earthquake I’ve ever felt because the whole house was actually shaking. Pretty crazy,” one user posted on X. Though Friday’s magnitude 4.8 quake was among the largest to hit the Northeast in the last century, it is classified as a "light" quake on the Richter scale, which runs from a 1.0 magnitude (micro) to 9.9 (extreme). Original R…
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast An earthquake was felt in several states along the East Coast, including New York and Connecticut, late Friday morning, April 5. Click here for a new, updated story - 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors The US Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale, and had a depth of 0.62 miles. It reportedly originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. It shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and was even felt as far away as Boston…
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash 25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash
25-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Fatal Overnight CT Crash A victim has been identified after a fatal three-vehicle overnight crash on a Connecticut roadway. It happened in Hartford County at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, March 20 on I-91 in Rocky Hill. A 2024 Volvo 999 was traveling southbound, north of Exit 22S, in the center lane of three, and a 2018 Acura TLX Tech was traveling directly behind in the center lane, Connecticut State Police said. For an unknown reason, the Acura collided with the rear of the Volvo, and a third vehicle, a 2018 Acura TLX Tech A-Spec, collided with the other Acura. The Acura TLX Tec…
Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside
Whole Foods To Open New, Small-Format Stores: Look Inside Whole Foods says it will be launching new small-format stores aimed at providing customers with a quick, convenient shopping experience. The company says the stores, targeting urban areas, will provide "easier access to the fresh, high-quality offerings." The new stores will be called Whole Foods Market Daily Shop. The first location to open will be in the Upper East Side in Manhattan with additional locations in New York City to follow.  The first store, located at 1175 Third Ave., is expected to open later this year.  Following the New York City launch, Whole Foods Market pla…
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing pro-Israel yard signs in Fairfield County in front of a police officer. New York City resident William Banks, of Brooklyn, was charged with larceny on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Westport. Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, an investigation was launched after receiving complaints from residents of the theft of Israel Flag yard signs in the Colony Road neighborhood. While the investigating officer was speaking with a homeowner, the officer saw Banks driving a white vehicle, stealing another yard sign…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These CT Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation Connecticut pizza has a strong reputation both within the state and around the entire Northeast. And it's well-represented in new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, released by Yelp. Yelp says the rankings were determined by several factors, "including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite Squad." Three CT eateries made the list: No. 57 -  Modern Apizza, New Haven: Yelpers had high praise for the restaurant's thin-crust pizzas "cooked in an oil-fueled brick oven and served on a rec…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In CT Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In CT
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Opening Of First Raising Cane's Fast-Food Restaurant In CT An early opening of a much-anticipated restaurant in Connecticut led to a miles-long line amid freezing temperatures and snow. Popular Fast-Food Chain Will Be Making CT Debut In 2024: Here's When, Where The first day of business in Hartford County for Raising Cane’s restaurant, locatedin the town of Enfield, was a fun affair with lines of excited customers waiting to be one of the first to sample one of the country's fast-food hotspots and the deal is, that they only sell chicken fingers and sides. A shot of the line of traffic waiting to visit the new Raising Cane's restaurant …
These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When
These Places Will Be Best To View 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years': Here's When It won't be long now. In just over two months, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Mark your calendar now for Monday, April 8 with four-minute totality duration beginning at 3:13 p.m. Eastern time. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. According to space.com, it will be "the longest and most visible for the US in 100 years," w…
Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police
Man Falls Asleep During DUI Stop In Darien: Police A man was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly driving drunk – and fell asleep during the stop, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Thursday, Jan. 18 in the town of Darien, according to the Darien Police Department. At approximately 5:30 a.m., 32-year-old New York City resident Rafael Guerrero, of the Bronx, was reportedly seen driving drunk, crossing over the double yellow lines on Post Road, near Norton Avenue. When he was pulled over, police observed that Guerrero seemed confused and spoke slowly. In the time it took for the officer to walk back to Guer…
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…
DNA Technology Identifies New 9/11 Victim DNA Technology Identifies New 9/11 Victim
DNA Technology Identifies New 9/11 Victim The latest 9/11 victim has been confirmed using new technology, officials announced. On Thursday, Jan. 18, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced alongside the city’s Chief Medical Examiner that the Long Island man has been identified as Oyster Bay resident John Ballantine Niven. Niven is the 1,650th person to be identified through advanced DNA analysis of remains recovered from the attack. In his obituary, Nivens, who was 44 at the time he died, was described as a dedicated father who enjoyed weekend trips with his family. “Our solemn promise to find answers for families using the la…
Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In CT Dies At Age 50 Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In CT Dies At Age 50
Popular Actor Who Attended Prep School In CT Dies At Age 50 A popular actor who was born and grew up in the region has died. Alec Musser was 50 years old.  Click here for a new, updated story: Cause Of Death Released For Popular Actor, 50, Who Grew Up In Region He died Friday night, Jan. 12 at his home in Del Mar, California, north of San Diego.  A cause of death has not been released. His death was announced Saturday, Jan. 13 on Instagram by his fiancée Paige Press. Musser appeared on the ABC-TV soap opera "All My Children," playing the role of Del Henry after joining the cast in the summer of 2005, following a first-place f…
Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest
Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest The new year is starting with a bang weather-wise as back-to-back coast-to-coast storms are due to move through the Northeast in the span of a few days. Click here for a new, updated story - Projected Snowfall Totals Increase As Nor'easter Nears: These Spots Could See 18 Inches The time frame for the first system, a massive Nor'easter, is from late in the day Saturday, Jan. 6 into Sunday, Jan. 7, according to the National Weather Service. It has the potential to drop a foot or more of snow in areas farthest inland and a widespread 3 to 6 inches in most areas farther off the coast. The…
Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway
Fatal Christmas Morning Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In 2-Vehicle Collision On CT Roadway A New York woman was killed in a Christmas morning crash in Connecticut. It happened around 9:05 a.m. in Middlesex County on the I-91 northbound Exit 20 onramp in Middletown. A 2007 Toyota Corolla veered into the center lane and hit a 2019 Chrysler 300, according to state police. Both vehicles rolled into the grassy median. A 2019 Chrysler 300 was traveling near on-ramp in the center lane of three and a 2007 Toyota Corolla was traveling in the right lane to the right of the Chrysler.  For an unknown reason, the Corolla veered into the center lane and collided with the Chrysler,&…
Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York
Donald Trump's Sister Dies At 86 In New York The elder sister of former President Donald J. Trump has died while in hospice care in New York, a source with direct knowledge told Daily Voice early Monday morning, Nov. 13. Maryanne Trump Barry, a Queens native and retired federal judge, died over the weekend from cancer while in hospice care in New York City, the source said. She was 86. Barry became an Assistant US Attorney in 1974 and was appointed to the US District Court for the District of New Jersey by the late President Ronald Reagan in 1983. She was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia…
54-Year-Old Woman Breaks Into Westport Home, Police Say 54-Year-Old Woman Breaks Into Westport Home, Police Say
54-Year-Old Woman Breaks Into Westport Home, Police Say A 54-year-old woman was charged with burglary after she allegedly broke into a Fairfield County home and was found "rummaging" in the kitchen. The incident took place in Westport on Saturday, Nov. 3 around 5:10 a.m. Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police, said officers responded to the home on a report of a burglary in progress. While en route, a description of the suspect was broadcast and a responding officer located a woman identified as Vivian Hernandez, of New York City, in the roadway outside of the home. The resident reported that they were sleeping and awoke to hear rummaging …
Greenwich Saks Fifth Avenue Attempted Burglar Nabbed After Ramming Police Car Greenwich Saks Fifth Avenue Attempted Burglar Nabbed After Ramming Police Car
Greenwich Saks Fifth Avenue Attempted Burglar Nabbed After Ramming Police Car A 35-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly ramming a Fairfield County police car as he fled from cops who stopped him attempting to pull open the doors of a luxury store. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 5 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 behind the Saks Fifth Avenue store at 205 Greenwich Ave. According to Greenwich Police Deputy Chief Mark Zuccerella, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that had backed up to the rear doors of the store.  It was reported that a man was attempting to pull open the rear doors of the establishment in an attempt to gain entry, Zuccerel…
Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police
Trio Nabbed After Breaking Into Cars At Darien Country Club, Providing Fake IDs: Police Two men and a woman all face burglary charges after stealing from unlocked vehicles at a country club in Fairfield County, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Friday, Oct. 13 just before 1:30 p.m., when authorities responded to the Darien Country Club at 300 Mansfield Ave. for a reported car burglary. According to Darien Police Sergeant Dan Skoumbros, the person who reported the incident said that two men and one woman had looked through several vehicles in the parking lot before leaving in a car, which they then provided officers with a description of. An officer the…
Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm
Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm Record-breaking rainfall from a slow-moving coastal storm system resulted in dangerous flooding and travel nightmares in and around New York City on Friday, Sept. 29. But it proved to be an opportunity for a rogue sea lion named Sally, who was able to briefly escape from her enclosure at the 6.5-acre Central Park Zoo in midtown Manhattan, where around 6 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours. "A female sea lion at Central Park Zoo was able to swim out of her pool due to flooding of the plaza caused by severe rains in New York City today," Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo …