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Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure
New Update: I-95 Stretch Fully Reopens After Fiery Crash Causes Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A stretch of I-95 in Connecticut has now fully reopened three days after a fire involving a tanker with 8,500 gallons of gas days earlier. Northbound lanes on the stretch in Norwalk reopened Saturday evening, May 4. Lanes opened on the southbound side reopened late Sunday morning, May 5, earlier than had been expected. The first image above was taken around 11 a.m. Sunday. The blaze broke out after a crash on Thursday, May 2 near exits 14 and 15 between the truck and a passenger vehicle at around 6 a.m.  The tanker fire was raging for…
Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure
Traffic Nightmare: Damaged Bridge To Be Demolished After I-95 Crash, Causing Days-Long Closure This story has been updated. A closure in both directions on I-95 in Connecticut caused by an early morning crash and fire involving a tanker with thousands of gallons of gas will last for several days as a damaged overpass is removed, authorities have now announced. New Update - Watch Live - Work In Progress: Crews Repair Fire-Damaged I-95 Stretch The incident happened at the outset of the morning commute on Thursday, May 2 in Norwalk near exits 14 and 15. "Extensive damage occurred to the Fairfield Avenue overpass bridge," according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The Connecticut Dep…
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash
IDs Released Of 2 Men, 2 Women Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash The identities have been released of two men and two women all in their 20s who were killed in a horrific wrong-way crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in New Haven County on the southbound side when a Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in West Haven, Connecticut State Police said.  The pickup truck then crashed into a Nissan Altima while in the left lane.  Following impact, the Silverado entered the center lane and collided with a southbound Nissan Sentra.&…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Westchester, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester
Man Nabbed After Threatening Women With Pink Handgun In Westchester A 24-year-old Connecticut man faces charges after menacing a group of women with a fully loaded handgun in Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Diego Victorino of Norwalk, age 24, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 19 in connection with an incident in Port Chester, the village's police department announced.  On the day of the incident, police received a report of a man menacing a group of women who had been leaving an unnamed downtown establishment. A car believed to be connected to this incident was soon seen leaving the area, and officers were able to pull this veh…
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm
How Much Snow Did You Get? Here Are Reports From Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that swept through the Northeast overnight Monday, Jan. 15 into Tuesday, Jan. 16. Totals are from the National Weather Service: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County New Rochelle 1.7 inches 0730 AM 01/16 Public Peekskill 1.3 inches 0630 AM 01/16 Public Armonk 1.3 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Peekskill 2.8 NNE 1.0 inches 0800 AM 01/16 COCORAHS South Salem 0.8 inches 0715 AM 01/16 COCORAHS Nassau County Levittown 3.0 inches…
Woman Defrauds Car Dealership In Hudson Valley: Police Woman Defrauds Car Dealership In Hudson Valley: Police
Woman Defrauds Car Dealership In Hudson Valley: Police A Fairfield County woman faces grand larceny charges after allegedly defrauding a car dealership in the Hudson Valley while trading in her vehicle, police said.  On Tuesday, June 13, Norwalk resident Melanie Ham was arrested for defrauding a dealership, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, June 30. Ham's arrest stemmed from an investigation that began on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, when a Putnam County sheriff's deputy was sent to a dealership within the county to take a complaint regarding a fraudulent transaction.  According to the Sheriff's Office, Ham had traded…
Stew Leonard's Founder Dies At 93, Leaving $600 Million Legacy Stew Leonard's Founder Dies At 93, Leaving $600 Million Legacy
Stew Leonard's Founder Dies At 93, Leaving $600 Million Legacy The creator of "one of the most famous food retailers in the world" died at 93 years old, leaving a world-record-breaking grocery store chain to his family.  Stew Leonard Sr., of Westport, Connecticut, died on Wednesday, April 26 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City after a brief illness, according to Stew Leonard's website.  We are sad to announce that Stew Leonard, Sr., the founder of Stew Leonard’s, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2023,... Posted by Stew Leonard's on Thursday, April 27, 2023 Leonard launched the first Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, Connecticut in December 1969.  …
Math Coach Chokes Student Unconscious At School In Fairfield County, Police Say Math Coach Chokes Student Unconscious At School In Fairfield County, Police Say
Math Coach Chokes Student Unconscious At School In Fairfield County, Police Say A math coach at a Connecticut school has been charged with strangulation after allegedly using a chokehold on an elementary student in Fairfield County until the child became unconscious. The incident took place in Norwalk on Friday, Feb. 24 at Brookside Elementary School. Following an investigation, Stefanie Sanabria, age 50, of Danbury, was arrested on a warrant on Friday, March 3 at her home, said Deputy Chief Terrence Blake, of the Norwalk Police. According to Blake, On Feb. 24, the department was contacted by Norwalk Public Schools regarding an incident in which a staff member ha…
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region
How Much Snow Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Throughout Region The most potent winter storm of the season has resulted in scores of school closures and slippery travel conditions. Here's a look at some snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service and other sources on Tuesday morning, Feb. 28. If you don't see your town listed, post the total in a comment. New York Manhattan Central Park, 1.8  inches Nassau County Manhasset Hills, 3.5 inches Herricks, 3.5 inches Suffolk County Commack, 5 inches Centereach, 4.5 inches Mattituck, 4.5 inches Mount Sina, 4.5 inches Bridgehampton, 4.4 inches Rockland County Stony Point, 6.1 inc…
Self-Proclaimed 'Valley Girl,' Entertainment Division Director In Westchester Dies At Age 59 Self-Proclaimed 'Valley Girl,' Entertainment Division Director In Westchester Dies At Age 59
Self-Proclaimed 'Valley Girl,' Entertainment Division Director In Westchester Dies At Age 59 A nationally-recognized insurance specialist for celebrities and professional athletes died after a battle with cancer.  Fairfield County resident Katie Knowles Surgot, of Ridgefield, died on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the age of 59, according to her obituary.  A lover of going to the beach, concerts, and movies who called herself a "Valley Girl," Surgot was born in Encino, California, the state where she also graduated from high school, married, and earned her degree at California State University, Northridge, her obituary said.  Eventually, Surgot moved to New…
Pizzeria Announces Closure Of Bronxville Location Pizzeria Announces Closure Of Bronxville Location
Pizzeria Announces Closure Of Bronxville Location A popular pizzeria will soon close its last location in Westchester County.  The Coals Pizza location in Bronxville, at 131 Parkway Road, will be closing in the next few weeks, Coals announced on Facebook.  Coals, which also has locations in Fairfield County city of Norwalk and in Portland, Maine, also closed a Westchester location in Port Chester in Dec. 2020.  Earlier report - Popular Westchester Pizzeria Announces Closure Of One Of Its Locations "Come and say goodbye, we love our loyal customers more than we can express here," Coals said in the Facebook post.&n…
Man, Woman Injured After Being Hit By Car In Crash Involving 22-Year-Old From Westchester Man, Woman Injured After Being Hit By Car In Crash Involving 22-Year-Old From Westchester
Man, Woman Injured After Being Hit By Car In Crash Involving 22-Year-Old From Westchester Two people were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a busy Fairfield County intersection in a crash involving a Hudson Valley man. The incident took place in Stamford around 11:20 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the intersection of Bedford Street and Broad Street. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth, of the Stamford Police, responding officers found two pedestrians, a man, and a woman lying on the ground injured. The woman, a 49-year-old Norwalk resident suffered a serious head injury and was transported to Stamford Hospital, where she is currently listed in critical, but st…
ID Released For Man Found Burning At Park In Fairfield County ID Released For Man Found Burning At Park In Fairfield County
ID Released For Man Found Burning At Park In Fairfield County A man who was found burning in a park in Fairfield County has been identified by the medical examiner's office. The incident took place in New Canaan around 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 in the area of Lapham Road near Waveny Park. On Thursday, Aug. 25, the medical examiner's office positively identified the man as Howard Alan Fletcher, age 71, of Norwalk, said Lt. Jason Ferraro, of the New Canaan Police. A cause of death has not been determined, Ferraro said. Earlier report: Man Found Burning In New Canaan Park Has Not Been Identified, Police Say This remains a developing stor…
Missing Westchester Teen Found Safe, Police Say Missing Westchester Teen Found Safe, Police Say
Missing Westchester Teen Found Safe, Police Say A missing Westchester teen who had been gone for more than a week has been found by police. Northern Westchester resident Kristan “John John” Lee, age 15, of Yorktown, went missing on the night of Thursday, Aug 4. After receiving the notice, Yorktown detectives immediately began an intensive investigation by checking social media, notifying neighboring cities and states as well as New York City and state and federal officials, said Chief Robert Noble of the Yorktown Police. Information was developed leading police to believe Lee was in Connecticut. Officers checked a suspected neighborhood…
Police Issue Alert For Missing Teen From Westchester Police Issue Alert For Missing Teen From Westchester
Police Issue Alert For Missing Teen From Westchester Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 15-year-old boy from the region who was reported missing. Northern Westchester resident Kristan “John John” Lee, of Yorktown, was announced missing Sunday, Aug. 7, by Yorktown Police. It’s believed that Lee took an Uber to Port Chester before boarding a train to Norwalk, Connecticut, police said. Police released a photo showing him wearing the same outfit that he was last seen in, according to relatives. Investigators don’t believe the boy is in danger but asked anyone with information to contact Yorktown Police at 914-962-4141. Shar…
Man Charged After Handgun Found During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop, Troopers Say Man Charged After Handgun Found During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop, Troopers Say
Man Charged After Handgun Found During Hudson Valley Traffic Stop, Troopers Say A 24-year-old man with an expired license was found in illegal possession of a handgun during a Hudson Valley traffic stop, police reported.  Fairfield County resident Bryon Bloomfield, of Norwalk, was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm on Friday, July 22, according to New York State Police. At about 11:30 a.m., troopers in Putnam County pulled over a 2014 Volkswagen on State Route 22 in Southeast for a vehicle and traffic law violation, police said.  Investigators found that Bloomfield was driving with a s…
Wegmans To Open First Connecticut Location In Fairfield County Wegmans To Open First Connecticut Location In Fairfield County
Wegmans To Open First Connecticut Location In Fairfield County The super popular grocery store Wegmans Food Market is building its first store in Connecticut -- in Fairfield County. The store, which will be located in Norwalk, is currently in the planning stages with the city's Planning and Zoning Commission. Wegmans Norwalk will be located on nearly 11 acres of land off Connecticut Avenue, adjacent to route I-95. The property is currently occupied by an office complex owned by MBI Inc., which plans to move to new office space within Norwalk before construction of the new Wegmans store begins. During a meeting on Wednesday, July 20, Wegmans and city o…
NY Man Sentenced For Role In $12M Ponzi Scheme Targeting Nearly 50 Victims NY Man Sentenced For Role In $12M Ponzi Scheme Targeting Nearly 50 Victims
NY Man Sentenced For Role In $12M Ponzi Scheme Targeting Nearly 50 Victims A New York man was sentenced for his role in a $12 million Ponzi scheme that targeted nearly 50 victims from throughout the region and the nation between 2015 and 2017. Long Island resident Matthew Eckstein, age 52, of Syosset, was sentenced on Monday, July 11 to three-and-a-half to 10-and-a-half years in prison. Eckstein originally pleaded guilty to the charges on September 26, 2019, but later withdrew his plea. A new indictment was secured in August 2020, but court closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic further delayed the case. “This defendant preyed upon seniors and hard-working men…
Hudson Valley Man Nabbed Trying To Obtain Fake Debit Card, Police Say Hudson Valley Man Nabbed Trying To Obtain Fake Debit Card, Police Say
Hudson Valley Man Nabbed Trying To Obtain Fake Debit Card, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with attempting to fraudulently obtain a debit card in Fairfield County while impersonating the real account holder. The incident took place in Westport on Thursday, June 30 at the TD Bank located at 185 Main St. Officers responded to the bank on a report that a man was attempting to receive a debit card by impersonating the real account holder, said Lt. David Wolf, of the Westport Police. The suspect was still in the bank when officers arrived. He said his name was Edward Tucker and presented a Pennsylvania driver's license with that name, Wolf said. …
Four, Including Three From Fairfield County, Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash Four, Including Three From Fairfield County, Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash
Four, Including Three From Fairfield County, Killed In Wrong-Way I-95 Crash Four people were killed in a head-on crash on I-95 in Connecticut. Police said the crash happened in the New Haven County town of Guilford at about 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. A 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S was going the wrong way, traveling north on I-95 south between exits 60 and 59, when it collided with a southbound 2012 Chevrolet Colorado LT, according to Connecticut State Police. Both vehicles came to a stop in the left travel lane of the highway, police said. Authorities reported that all of the occupants of the vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan was…
Actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Will Visit Stew Leonard's Actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Will Visit Stew Leonard's
Actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Will Visit Stew Leonard's Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are set to pay a visit to a Stew Leonard's Wine & Spirits in Fairfield County in the coming days to sign bottles of their mezcal product. The duo, who co-starred in the television series "Breaking Bad," will visit the Norwalk store from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, and sign bottles of their "Dos Hombres" mezcal, according to an announcement from Stew Leonard's. Dos Hombres, which Cranston and Paul launched in 2019, will be available for purchase at $59.99 per bottle, the supermarket company said.  Wine specialists at the store will a…
US Army Veteran Leaves Fairfield County To Join Ukraine's Fight Against Russia US Army Veteran Leaves Fairfield County To Join Ukraine's Fight Against Russia
US Army Veteran Leaves Fairfield County To Join Ukraine's Fight Against Russia A US Army veteran has left his family in Connecticut behind to help fight the Russian forces invading Ukraine. Fairfield County resident James Vasquez, age 47, of Norwalk, is on the front lines and is telling a harrowing story via Twitter of the resolve and grit of the Ukrainian soldiers and people. In a post from just 20 hours ago, Vasquez tweeted: "Just went through six straight hours of combat. I have crazy video I’ll post later. 2 men were shot but will be ok. One fatality 😞" In return, Vasquez wrote that the Ukrainian forces had taken out numerous Russians as well as several Russian …
Renderings Released Of Wegmans' First CT Store, To Be Located In Fairfield County Renderings Released Of Wegmans' First CT Store, To Be Located In Fairfield County
Renderings Released Of Wegmans' First CT Store, To Be Located In Fairfield County Supermarket chain Wegmans has released a set of renderings after announcing plans to open its first store in Connecticut. The company announced on Tuesday, March 1, that it plans to open the store in the Fairfield County city of Norwalk. Earlier report - Wegmans Plans To Open First CT Location In Norwalk The newly-released renderings show what the company anticipates for the two-floor, 95,000 square-foot store, which is set to be located on nearly 11 acres of land off Connecticut Avenue next to I-95. Wegmans said a timeline for construction and opening has not been determined, and th…
Wegmans Plans To Open First CT Location In Fairfield County Wegmans Plans To Open First CT Location In Fairfield County
Wegmans Plans To Open First CT Location In Fairfield County Supermarket chain Wegmans has announced plans to open its first Connecticut store. The new store will be located in Fairfield County, on nearly 11 acres of land off Connecticut Avenue next to I-95 in Norwalk, the company announced on Tuesday, March 1. The supermarket will be two levels and about 95,000 square feet, and it will include a multi-level parking garage, representatives said. Wegmans said a timeline for construction and opening has not been determined yet, and the company is in the process of seeking municipal approvals. “Each year we receive hundreds of requests from resid…
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region
Nor'easter: Here's A Brand-New Rundown Of Snowfall Totals From Throughout Region Snowfall totals from the powerful Nor'easter that slammed the region ranged from more than two feet to several inches. Here are totals from the National Weather Service and other reports from at or around sunset on Saturday, Jan. 29. If you don't see your hometown, leave the total by posting a comment below. New York New York City Central Park, 8.3 inches Nassau County Elmont, 17.3 inches Jericho, 12 inches Levittown, 19.2 inches Massapequa, 16 inches Plainedge, 16 inches  Seaford, 12 inches Syosset, 14 inches Wantagh, 14 inches Suffolk County Amit…