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  1. Idaho Sex Offender Found In Darien Woods With 10-inch Machete

    Idaho Sex Offender Found In Darien Woods With 10-inch Machete

    DARIEN, Conn. – An Idaho man convicted of raping a child under the age of 1 was arrested Tuesday after he was found camping near the Darien Nature Center, according to the Stamford Advocate.Brian Cook was found in possession of a 10-inch machete when he was found sleeping about 7:30 a.m. in the woods at Cherry Lawn Park, according to the Stamford Advocate, which reported officers soon ...

  2. Judge: Easton Murder Suspect Will Not Provide New Fingerprints ... For Now

    Judge: Easton Murder Suspect Will Not Provide New Fingerprints ... For Now

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – An Easton man accused of shooting his parents to death will not have to provide law enforcement with enhanced fingerprints until prosecutors provide evidence of unidentified fingerprints on items taken from the crime scenes, according to the Connecticut Post.Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin denied the prosecution’s motion before adjourning the Kyle Navin's case ...

  3. Former Wesleyan Footballer Gets House Arrest, Probation For Drug Sale

    Former Wesleyan Footballer Gets House Arrest, Probation For Drug Sale

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 22-year-old former Wesleyan University football player was sentenced Tuesday to six months of house arrest for selling a synthetic hallucinogenic drug that caused one student to overdose, according to authorities.Ryan Welch of Salem, Mass., was widely known on the football team as the source for the drug “2C-B,” according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Deirdre ...

  4. Former Greenwich Woman Pleads Guilty To Fraud After Stealing $700K

    Former Greenwich Woman Pleads Guilty To Fraud After Stealing $700K

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A Pennsylvania woman who formerly lived in Greenwich pleaded guilty Friday to stealing more than $700,000 from a private real estate management and development company, its employees and their families, according to federal officials.Debra Biagi, 50, of Fogelsville, Pa., waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Friday to one count of ...

  5. Connecticut Ranks Among Strictest States For Drunken Driving

    Connecticut Ranks Among Strictest States For Drunken Driving

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – New statistics measuring the strictness of each state on drunken driving-related criminal offenses lists Connecticut as the seventh strictest state in the country, according to the consumer finance website WalletHub.Though alcohol-impaired driving still accounted for 31 percent of motor vehicle deaths in 2014, experts say the general trends have such deaths on ...

  6. Mosquitoes In Stratford Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    Mosquitoes In Stratford Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Mosquitoes trapped earlier this month at Beacon Point in Stratford have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Stratford Star website.The Stratford Health Department warned Tuesday that town residents should “double-down on taking precautions” against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants and using insect repellent, according to the ...

  7. Eversource Offers Top Tips To Keep Cool And Save Energy During Heat Wave

    Eversource Offers Top Tips To Keep Cool And Save Energy During Heat Wave

    Oppressive temperatures are expected to strike the region this weekend, causing a greater strain on the electrical system.“Typically the demand for electricity grows by 75 percent during peak summer months,” said Steve Gilkey, vice president of electric field operations for Eversource in Connecticut. “We prepare well in advance of the summer months to ensure the system is able to handle ...

  8. Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Capturing, Killing Federally Protected Hawks

    Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Capturing, Killing Federally Protected Hawks

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A Stamford man is facing 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing several protected hawks he viewed as threats to his racing pigeons.Adam Boguski, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to take, capture and kill red-tailed hawks and Cooper’s hawks, and two counts of taking, capturing and killing Cooper’s hawks, according to a joint statement ...

  9. Did You Know Exercise Helps Us Learn?

    Did You Know Exercise Helps Us Learn?

    Scientists have found exercise increases biochemicals in the body and brain that allow for more effective learning, but have not yet figured out the optimal time to exercise after learning has taken place, according to The New York Times.Researchers in the Netherlands and Scotland recently published a study in which they observed 72 healthy men and women, asking each to undergo 40 ...

  10. Buses To Run Instead Of Trains On Metro-North's New Canaan Branch

    Buses To Run Instead Of Trains On Metro-North's New Canaan Branch

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Buses will run in place of trains starting Friday and all weekend on the New Canaan Branch, Metro-North announced.The service change is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 21, the Department of Transportation said.Substitute bus service will be provided between the stations in New Canaan and Stamford for certain trains.The tracks are shut down ...

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