Louis Russo, 96, has been in a nursing home against his will for 17 months. Volunteers took up his cause and worked to get his New Fairfield, Conn. house ready for his return Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. By Carol Kaliff

96-year-old Lou Russo is in his own home for Thanksgiving

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NEW FAIRFIELD – A 96-year-old World War II veteran who spent 17 months against his will in a nursing home because of a protracted probate court case was discharged Monday and is back in the house he built in 1965, thanks to the passionate effort of some exceptional friends. “I just got here and they […] [Read More]

Two Danbury men hit by car

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Late Saturday night, Danbury police responded to a serious car accident involving two pedestrians at the intersection of Balmforth Avenue  and Osborne Street. Rosalee Blacker, 22, of South Salem, NY was driving westbound on Osborne Street when she struck Aldair Salazar, 19, Christian Jones, 21, both of Danbury with her car, police said. Salazar and […] [Read More]
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Man pulled over for driving without front tire in Brookfield

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A Virginia man was stopped in Brookfield for driving without a front tire and driving while intoxicated. Robert Cooley, 67, was pulled over early Friday morning when police observed him driving his car without a front tire, police said. Officers made him do a field sobriety test which he then failed. Cooley was charged with […] [Read More]
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A rainy morning for Danbury as a storm system moves through the sate, National Weather Service.

A rainy start to the week in Danbury

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Residents pack your umbrellas, it’s going to be a rainy Monday morning in Danbury. A quarter of an inch of rain is possible before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Rain will continue into the early afternoon with highs near 65. Drivers should use caution during their morning commute, roads may be slick and slippery. There will be winds up to 11 […] [Read More]
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DUI arrest of New Milford man

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NEW MILFORD — A  57 year old local man is facing drunk driving charges. Richard Cecchini, of Brentwood Road, New Milford was arrested Friday following an investigation into complaints of erratic driving on Route 7. Cecchini was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and released on $500 bond with a court […] [Read More]
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Shots fired in Danbury, paintball gun

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Monday: 1 p.m. Shots reported fired Sunday from a paintball gun at 79 Lake Avenue were were fired in the parking lot next to O’Brien’s Pub, not in the pub itself. Sunday, 5:19 p.m.: Scanner reports that no victim found at O’Brien’s Pub when police arrived. Patrons in bar said it was a paint ball […] [Read More]
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DUI for New Milford woman after crash

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NEW MILFORD — A 24-year-old local woman was charged with drunk driving following a two car crash on Meredith Lane. Laura Catherine Merritt, of Old Ridge Road, New Milford was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, evading responsibility, and failure to drive right Thursday about 5:26 p.m., according to police log. […] [Read More]
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Cops: New Milford man held for stealing a firearm

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NEW MILFORD — A 25-year-old local man is being held on multiple burglary and larceny  charges stemming from incidents in October and November. Zachary R. Ranslow, of Terrace Place, was arrested Thursday on three court issued warrants. Ranslow was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, second-degree criminal mischief, stealing a firearm, and criminal possession of […] [Read More]
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