Danbury teen arrested for sexual assault

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A Danbury teenager was arrested Monday for sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. Johnny Zaruma, 19, has been investigated by the Danbury Police Department’s Special Victims Unit since February of this year. After receiving reports regarding a pregnant 14-year-old girl, police said. It was suspected that Zaruma was the father, based on the investigation an arrest warrant was […] [Read More]
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No firm answers yet in fatal Brookfield crash

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Brookfield Police Major Jay Purcell said Tuesday afternoon that the investigation into the cause of the collision on Candlewood Lake Road that killed one 19-year-old driver, and injured a second, 16-year-old driver, is continuing as the department awaits final words from the medical examiner’s office. But Purcell stated that no charges are expected to be […] [Read More]
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Mother of Ridgefield toddler speaks out

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RIDGEFIELD — Lindsey Rogers-Seitz spoke with The News-Times Tuesday about the circumstances following the death of her 15-month-old son Benjamin, who died earlier this month after being left in a car by his father. “He was always just so happy,” said Rogers-Seitz. “He said, ‘mommy’ for the first time the Saturday before it happened.” She […] [Read More]
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Lake Waramaug beach reopened

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KENT — The state beach in Kent on Lake Waramuag was reopened Tuesday by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The beach had been closed since last week when a routine bacteria sampling was done by the DEEP. Indicator bacteria are not disease carrying pathogen but are a tool used to evaluate the potential […] [Read More]
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New Milford to recieve federal grant

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The New Milford Police Department received a $20,200 federal grant for a speed enforcement program. The Department of Transportation recently approved the “FY 2014 High Risk Rural Roads – Speed Enforcement Program.” The federal funds allocate $16,400 to enforcement and $3,800 for equipment. New Milford police will be conducting a “stepped up” enforcement campaign, police […] [Read More]
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Fuel spill in Redding

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Nearly 40 gallons of heating oil was spilled at a home in Redding on Monday. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) responded to calls late afternoon from 29 Birch Road. The oil tank had been punctured while demolition crews were working on the home. The tank was reported to hold up 275 gallon, […] [Read More]
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Lake Waramaug open

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After six days of water testing, Lake Waramaug in Kent has been reopened. The lake was first closed due to water quality issue, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). The swimming area at the state park was closed due to high bacteria levels in the water. Dwayne Gardner a spokesman for […] [Read More]
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Tractor trailer accident in Southbury

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The left lane on I-84 westbound is closed due to a overturned tractor trailer. The 9.5 mile stretch between exits 18 to 15 are congested, police are on the scene. No injuries are reported at this time, said police. [Read More]
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