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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,…
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…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities
New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities This story has been updated:  The identities have been released of three of the four people killed in an overnight crash on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County.  According to Connecticut State Police, the collision occurred around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. State Police said a 2016 Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when it hit a 2010 Chrysler Country Touring van head-on. Both vehicles burst into flames. Killed in the crash were two Easton family members and a driver of the van, including: Steven Rowland, age 65, of East…
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Hudson Valley After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police 24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Hudson Valley After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police
24-Year-Old Man Nabbed In Hudson Valley After Using Counterfeit Bills At Stop & Shop: Police A 24-year-old man was apprehended in New York after allegedly using counterfeit bills at a Connecticut Stop & Shop supermarket, police said. Brooklyn resident James Breland was processed on forgery and larceny charges on Wednesday, April 24 in connection with an incident in September 2022 at a Fairfield County Stop & Shop, Darien Police announced on Tuesday, April 30.  According to police, during the original incident on Sept. 25, 2022, three men allegedly used $80 in counterfeit bills at the Darien Stop & Shop at 25 Old Kings Hwy North. A Darien detective investigatin…
Teenage Bethel Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash Teenage Bethel Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash
Teenage Bethel Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash A teenager was killed and four others hospitalized in an overnight single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Tolland County in the town of Willington. A 2007 Subaru Legacy with five occupants, all from the town of Bethel in Fairfield County, was traveling southbound on River Road when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to Connecticut State Police. One of the passengers, 19-year-old Maria Damata sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead, said police. The driver, a 21-year-old man,…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Pawling ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Pawling
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Pawling The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area Authorities are asking the public for help locating a missing Connecticut woman who has been missing for two weeks. According to Connecticut State Police, Troop L, 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Elizabeth Gyurko of the town of Litchfield, was last seen in Fairfield County in the Danbury area on Sunday, April 7. Police said Gyurko was wearing black jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5 feet, 89 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Connecticut State Police at 860-626-7900 and reference case number 2400148…
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 To Entice Teen Into Sex In Putnam: 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…
Northern Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police Northern Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police
Northern Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police A Northern Westchester man has been accused of driving drunk in Fairfield County after police say he crossed the double-yellow line several times. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, an officer on routine patrol in New Canaan observed the vehicle traveling north on New Norwalk Road. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Manuel Allende, age 65, of South Salem, as the operator. While speaking with Allende, the officer noticed signs of impairment from alcohol consumption. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) were completed and Allende provided two breath…
North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out
North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out Funnyman and beloved area resident David Letterman helped escort the old marquee sign from his famous television show "Late Night" to its new home in Fairfield County. Letterman, a longtime Northern Westchester County resident who lives in North Salem, didn't have far to travel to escort the 20-foot sign that once graced the front of the famed Ed Sullivan Theater for Dave's show on CBS, said the lucky recipient Preston Bealle, of Darien. Bealle, one of the founding members of Daily Voice, received the sign from his niece Helen Halford of New Jersey, who entered a charity contest to win the …
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY 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…
Drunk Driver Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: Police Drunk Driver Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: Police
Drunk Driver Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: Police A 57-year-old Connecticut man faces drunk driving charges after swerving into the oncoming lane on a busy road in Northern Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Dwan Christopher Alexander was arrested on Saturday, March 30 after he was caught driving while intoxicated on Route 118 in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, April 3.  According to the department, just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the area of Route 35 for a reported drunk driver seen swerving in the roadway and entering the opposing lane of traffic several times.  …
Hit-Run Crash: Man Seriously Injured In Danbury Hit-Run Crash: Man Seriously Injured In Danbury
Hit-Run Crash: Man Seriously Injured In Danbury A man was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in Danbury around 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the area of 9A Clapboard Ridge Road. When officers arrived, they found the man in the roadway with serious injuries, said Erin Henry, spokesperson for the Danbury Police Department. The victim has not yet been identified by police. Henry said the vehicle fled from the area before police arrived and has not been identified. The man was transported to the Danbury Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Clapboard Ridg…
Teen Duo Nabbed In Hudson Valley With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Teen Duo Nabbed In Hudson Valley With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police
Teen Duo Nabbed In Hudson Valley With Stash Of Ammo, Gun Parts: Police Two teenagers from Connecticut were caught on I-87 in the Hudson Valley with a stash of ammo and gun parts, according to police. The Fairfield County pair was arrested on Sunday, March 17 in Rockland County, according to the New York State Police. Just after 1:30 p.m. that day, state police in the village of Suffern stopped a 2024 Kia on Interstate 87 for traffic violations. However, when they pulled over the two teens, 18-year-old Alijah Matias Williams and 19-year-old Tocloveson Pierre, authorities reportedly found a stash of ammo and weapons parts inside the car, including: Two P-…
Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For DWI, Driving Wrong Way Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For DWI, Driving Wrong Way
Hudson Valley Woman Nabbed For DWI, Driving Wrong Way A 911 call led Connecticut State Police to apprehend a wrong-way driver from New York in Fairfield County who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, March 22 on I-95 near Exit 3. According to Connecticut State Police, as troopers were dispatched to the location, Troop G desk personnel began observing DOT highway camera images and identified a red vehicle stopped on the shoulder south of the Exit 3 entrance ramp.  On the cameras, desk personnel saw the red vehicle begin traveling in reverse on the ri…
2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Carmel, Southeast Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police 2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Carmel, Southeast Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police
2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Carmel, Southeast Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police Two men, including a Fairfield County resident, face charges after they were caught driving while intoxicated in the Hudson Valley as part of a Saint Patrick's Day enforcement detail, police announced. The two arrests were announced on Wednesday, March 20 by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which conducted an increased drunk driving enforcement detail over Saint Patrick's Day weekend. The first arrest was made on Saturday, March 16 around midnight, when a sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle driving on Fair Street in Carmel that could not stay in its lane. The deputy then pulled the car over a…
Update: ID Released For Danbury 40-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Car Update: ID Released For Danbury 40-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Car
Update: ID Released For Danbury 40-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Car This story has been updated. The identity has been released of a man who was struck and killed by a passing car in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in Danbury around 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 in the area of Lake Avenue Extension and Mill Ridge Road. According to Erin Henry, spokeswoman for the Danbury Police, officers found 40-year-old Garrett Rich of Danbury, lying in the westbound lane of Lake Avenue Extension in front of the Ethan Allen Hotel with significant injuries. Rich was transported to Danbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Henry said. Henry said the dr…
Seen Them? Man Steals From Stop & Shop Near Putnam County Border, Police Say Seen Them? Man Steals From Stop & Shop Near Putnam County Border, Police Say
Seen Them? Man Steals From Stop & Shop Near Putnam County Border, Police Say Authorities in Fairfield County are asking for the public's help in finding a man who stole from a Stop & Shop supermarket.  The theft happened on Monday, March 18 just before 7:30 a.m., when a man stole from the Stop & Shop supermarket in New Fairfield at 25 Route 39, according to Connecticut State Police. The suspect was seen driving a white lifted pickup truck caught on surveillance video released by police on social media. Authorities also released images of the suspect inside the store.  Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call Officer Cassave…
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Yorktown Intersection: Police A 45-year-old Fairfield County man faces drunk driving charges after authorities found him driving a disabled car at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, police announced.  Stamford resident Phillip Walsh was arrested for DWI in connection with an incident in Yorktown on Saturday, March 2, Yorktown Police announced on Tuesday, March 12. According to police, at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of Walsh's arrest, officers found a disabled vehicle in the roadway at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Route 118 (Saw Mill River Road). Officers identified Walsh as the driver and determi…
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…
Hudson Valley Man Sexually Assaults Boy Outside His Home: Here's His Sentence Hudson Valley Man Sexually Assaults Boy Outside His Home: Here's His Sentence
Hudson Valley Man Sexually Assaults Boy Outside His Home: Here's His Sentence A 35-year-old man from New York will spend decades in prison for enticing a teenage boy to engage in sexual activity with him at his Connecticut home, officials announced.  Westchester County resident Leland Robinson, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity with him, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday, March 8.  According to federal officials, in February 2019, when Robinson was 31 years old, he posed as a high school student on a social media application a…
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
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 …
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Hudson Valley Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Hudson Valley Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Hudson Valley Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
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…
Newtown Company To Close, 71 Employees To Lose Jobs Newtown Company To Close, 71 Employees To Lose Jobs
Newtown Company To Close, 71 Employees To Lose Jobs A company is closing its Fairfield County plant causing 71 employees to lose their jobs. Cascades Containerboard Packaging in Newtown said in a letter to the First Selectman Jeffery Capeci, its intent to permanently close its manufacturing facility located at 1 Edmond Road, between April 12 and April 26. "We have advised the employees that the layoff will be progressive between the above two dates," the company said. "We have also advised that this action is expected to be permanent." The company said employees will not be offered positions in other plants as the m…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Putnam County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Putnam County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Putnam County, 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 …
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage 'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage A pricey breakfast sandwich purchased at a Connecticut McDonald’s is sparking outrage on social media. The Fairfield County breakfast order, which was shared by Bespoke Investment Group on X, was placed on Saturday, Jan. 27 just off of I-95 in the town of Fairfield, according to the posted picture of the receipt. “What has the world come to??” the user asked, showing that the receipt included two Egg McMuffins, costing a total of $14.58 — or $7.29 each — and a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle for another $7.19. “Outrageous pricing,” Bespoke wrote. $7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuf…
School District In Fairfield County Causes Controversy By Removing 2 Scheduled Holidays School District In Fairfield County Causes Controversy By Removing 2 Scheduled Holidays
School District In Fairfield County Causes Controversy By Removing 2 Scheduled Holidays A Connecticut school board's decision to remove two holidays that have traditionally given students a day off has sparked debate amongst community members, according to a report by ABC 7 New York.  The controversy began in Fairfield County following the Stamford School Board's decision to remove Veterans Day and Columbus Day from their calendar, which means students will not have them off for the next two years, according to an ABC7 report from Friday, Jan. 26.  Board members, who passed the decision in a 5-3 motion, have defended the decision by saying students should remain in s…
Fairfield County Woman Accused Of Cutting Jewish Federation Ribbons Off Trees Fairfield County Woman Accused Of Cutting Jewish Federation Ribbons Off Trees
Fairfield County Woman Accused Of Cutting Jewish Federation Ribbons Off Trees A Fairfield County woman was charged with criminal mischief for allegedly cutting down Jewish Federation blue ribbons at a town center. Sally Fattah, age 50, of Wilton, was charged on Tuesday, Jan. 23 by Wilton Police. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Abdel was caught cutting blue ribbons off the trees at the Wilton Town Center put up by the Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County. The federation was permitted to hang the ribbons by the Wilton Board of Selectmen.  Through an investigation, Fattah was identified and was charged with one count of criminal misc…