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Coming soon: Charge your Danbury Line ticket

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Starting next Monday,  rail riders on Metro-North’s Danbury Branch will be able to use their credit cards to purchase tickets onboard their trains as part of a limited pilot program to test new Ticket Issuing Machines (TIMs). Ticket purchases may be made using any major credit card (or you may use your debit card as […] [Read More]
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Stalled train delays Danbury branch line

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UPDATE: 10:20 AM Metro-North says Danbury branch service is now operating on or close to schedule. UPDATE: 9:39 AM Danbury Branch southbound service is currently experiencing delays of 30-35 minutes. Danbury Branch northbound service is currently experiencing delays of 10-15 minutes. Here’s Metro-North’s explanation of what happened: Train 1819, the 6:08 a.m. departure out of […] [Read More]
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Person struck by vehicle in New Milford

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UPDATE: Police would not confirm reports that the person struck by a truck has died, but motorists can expect Route 109 to remain closed for another two hours while the accident investigation continues. UPDATE: Police confirm a cyclist was taken to New Milford Hospital after an accident involving a truck at about 8:30 a.m. today. […] [Read More]
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Report: Ridgefield toddler’s death a homicide

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The death of a Ridgefield boy who was found dead in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office, WTNH News 8 has learned. It is not immediately clear whether charges will be filed against the boy’s father. State’s Attorney, Stephen Sedensky has said that as of right […] [Read More]
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Jacobet Vasquez, 32, and her children, Michael Guzman, 6, Joanna Guzman, 5, and Elizabeth Guzman, 4, were reported missing from Danbury and were last seen on Friday, Aug. 15, according to State Police.

Silver alert cancelled: Danbury mom, 3 kids found

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UPDATE: The Silver Alert for Jacobet Vasquez and her children, Michael Guzman, Joanna Guzman and Elizabeth Guzman has been cancelled within the last 15 minutes. Danbury police report that they have all been found and all are okay. EARLIER: State Police have issued Silver Alerts for a Danbury mother and her three young children. Jacobet […] [Read More]
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Cops: Danbury woman had drugs, drove stolen car

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A Danbury woman has been arrested by police on larceny and drug charges after being stopped for driving a stolen vehicle in Milford. Janell Fako, 27, of West Street in Danbury, was arrested by Milford police on charges of second-degree larceny, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. A Milford officer saw a vehicle […] [Read More]
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Crews are working Wednesday, May 7, 2014, to repair the railroad crossings on the Danbury branch of the Metro-North line.

Buses to run on Danbury Line next 3 Saturdays

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All aboard the buses! Metro-North plans to substitute buses for trains on the Danbury Branch Line for the next three Saturdays. The buses will carry passengers on three Saturday mornings/early afternoons, instead of trains. The switch is because of planned testing of the problem-plagued grade crossings. The dates are this Saturday, July 12, and on […] [Read More]
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Early morning house fire in Danbury

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Firefighters extinguished a fire at a house at 10 Ellsworth Ave. this morning. The call for a working structure fire came in around 4:30 AM. They remained on the scene for more than two hours to make sure there were no hot spots left. By 6:30 AM, a heavy rain was falling in Danbury. According […] [Read More]
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Lake Kenosia stocked with catfish

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Danbury’s Lake Kenosia is now part of Connecticut’s Cat Fish Country. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it has finished stocking 17,000 “cats” into 20 lakes and ponds. Lake Kenosia has been stocked with 695 yearlings. The “cats” are stocked at the adult size, averaging 12-18 inches in length and weigh just […] [Read More]
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Smoke from the Southbury factory fire is seen on an I-84 highway cam.

Factory fire knocked down in Southbury

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UPDATE: 7:59 AM The state fire marshal has been called in to assist with the fire investigation. Main Street South remains closed to traffic. UPDATE 7:39 AM With the fire out, firefighters are breaking down equipment and preparing to leave the scene. No word yet on what caused the blaze. UPDATE: 7:15 AM Southbury firefighters […] [Read More]
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