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Bodies Recovered From Candlewood Lake

The bodies of two men who jumped from a boat at Candlewood Lake have been recovered. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection only says so far that they were two Danbury men, ages 26 and 38, but their names have not yet been released. The men were reported missing Monday night. The Connecticut […]

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Brookfield Woman Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison

A Brookfield woman was sentenced to six years in prison for a wild crime spree that took place back in 2022. That’s when 25 year old Hannah Casperson led police on a chase that injured seven officers and ended with her crashing a Hummer into several police cars. Before that, she was involved in burglarizing […]

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Danbury Leaders And Residents Playing Chicken

In Danbury, city leaders are concerned about a proposal to allow chickens as pets in residential areas. They claim the birds are health risks…. and warn of potential disease transmission, pest attraction, and environmental concerns. Some city officials even say that the proposal violates state codes regarding organic waste and nuisances. It all stems from […]

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Shopping Plaza Brings Out Of This World Price

Heritage Plaza in New Fairfield has been sold for $6.2 million to Heritage Acquisitions LLC. The selling price is double its appraised value. The 26,403-square-foot shopping center on Route 39 was fully leased with 14 tenants, including a preschool and animal hospital. The firm that brokered the sale cited strong demand for similar unanchored retail […]

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Card Skimmers Found Locally

Connecticut police are investigating a surge in credit card skimming incidents, with recent devices discovered at Big Y supermarkets in Plainville and Naugatuck. These electronic skimmers, which secretly capture card information, have been linked to a nationwide rise in such thefts. Authorities urge vigilance, advising consumers to use contactless payment options and inspect card readers […]

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Danbury Drug Raid

On Tuesday afternoon, Danbury Police detectives, along with the DEA and a Bethel Police K-9 officer, executed search warrants at 27 Foster Street following a months-long investigation into illegal drug sales. The investigation started after citizen complaints about people there selling drugs, liquor, and cigarettes. Detectives arrested 57 year old Walter Whitlock after he was […]

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Newtown Woman Arrested

A Newtown woman is now facing charges in connection with a burglary in Cornwall last September. 39 year old Jessica Thompson is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of antiques, including Native American items and a collection of Mad magazines. Police linked Thompson to the crime through an electric chainsaw left at […]

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Candlewood Lake Search Continues

The search for two missing swimmers in Candlewood Lake paused again on Wednesday evening. The men, aged 26 and 38, disappeared after jumping off a boat Monday night. Authorities halted the search at 4 PM Tuesday, resuming at 7 AM Wednesday, and paused again at 4 yesterday afternoon. The search was scheduled to pick up […]

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Power Outages Rampant

Severe thunderstorms hit Connecticut Wednesday evening, causing power outages for thousands. Eversource reported nearly 1,900 outages, mostly in Westport, Greenwich, and in Danbury, while United Illuminating had around 973 outages in Fairfield and Stratford. The storms brought heavy rain, 60 mph winds, and lightning. A man in Colchester was struck by lightning and has been […]

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Woman’s Death Ruled Drowning

In another story involving Candlewood Lake, the death of a Danbury woman there has been ruled an accidental drowning by the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 20 year old Roselyn Blanco fell into Candlewood Lake back on May 29 and was pronounced dead the following morning. The incident remains under investigation however, by […]

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