Former Bethel restaurant owner charged with sexual assault will go to trial for a second time

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A former Bethel restaurant owner accused of sexually assaulting two employees three years ago, will be heading to trial for a second time as the first trial resulted in a hung jury. Antonio Fernandes, 52, the former co-owner of the popular eatery, Tonelli’s, will be back in Danbury Superior Court in January for another jury […] [Read More]
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Rachel Sack and her 3-month-old son, Jackson. Contributed photo.

$5,000 reward for information on the death of a Bethel mother

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The family of a young Bethel mother, who was killed in a hit-and-run in November, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information about the driver of the van involved in the deadly accident. Rachel Sack, 23, was killed when a van struck her as she was crossing the road in the area” of […] [Read More]
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Danbury’s Adaiah teaches Rachael Ray about snowball cookies

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Just because Danbury’s Adaiah Stevens was eliminated from the Fox reality show Master Chef Junior last week doesn’t mean that she’s done showing off her culinary skills on TV. The 12-year-old chef was on today’s episode of “Rachael Ray” (along with fellow MCJ castoff Abby Major) teaching the talk show hostess how to make some […] [Read More]
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Man found with heroin in Bethel grocery store parking lot

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A Massachusetts man was found passed out in a Bethel grocery store parking lot with a syringe full of heroin in his hand, police said. Shawn Hill, 38, of Tewksbury, MA. was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia by Bethel police on Thursday. Officers were called to the Big Y on […] [Read More]
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Walter Beck, 72, of Monroe, pumps regular gas at the North Street Gulf station, in Danbury, on Thursday, November 13, 2014. North Street Gulf was the first local station to have the price of self serve/cash regular gasoline go under three dollars a gallon.

Gas prices continue to drop in Danbury

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Driver will continue to get a break at the pump this holiday season as gas prices continue to plummet in Danbury. As of Monday the average price of a gallon of gas in the state is $2.91, according to AAA. That is an 11 cents drop since last week, 29 cents since last month and […] [Read More]
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Hearings continue in Ridgefield toddlers death

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The Ridgefield father who pleaded not guilty last month to criminally negligent homicide in the death of his toddler will appear Tuesday in state Superior Court in Danbury for the start of pretrial hearings. Kyle Seitz’s lead attorney, John Gulash, said he hopes before the hearing to speak with the judge, who has not yet been assigned, and […] [Read More]
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Firefighters respond to house fire on Shortwoods Road

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New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman confirmed that firefighters are responding to a house fire on Shortwoods Road, and that all of the occupants of the home were able to get out so that there are no injuries. Smoke, though, is billowing into the air such that she can see it from her office, and […] [Read More]
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Southbury man accused of kidnapping and strangulation

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A Southbury man was arrested last week for kidnapping and strangling a 32-year-old Watertown woman. Joao Laranjeira, 35, was arrested at his home on Tuesday by State Troopers. An arrest warrant was issued by both Waterbury and Derby Superior Courts for seven criminal charges. Laranjeira was arrested for three counts of unlawful restraint, third degree […] [Read More]
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