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Danbury woman charged with DUI in New York

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BEDFORD, N.Y.  – State police charged a 19-year-old Danbury woman with drunken driving after they found her parked on the side of Interstate 684 early Saturday. Erin L. Euvraud, was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .21, nearly three times the legal limit, when troopers   spotted her vehicle with the hazard lights flashing about […] [Read More]
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Police reroute traffic from Route 7 across Bridge Street through downtown New Milford, Conn. after a 16 mm. live mortar shell was found on the site of Litchfield County Pickers on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Suspected explosive device closes Route 7

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UPDATE 6:18 p.m. @johnpirro New Milford police said Route 7 has been reopened as of 3:55 pm — John PIrro (@johnpirro) April 23, 2014 NEW MILFORD – Police have evacuated the Big Y Plaza and other locations on Route 7 after what was described as a possible live 60mm mortar round was found at Litchfield County […] [Read More]
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Area lawmakers support Cultural Alliance funding

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Nine area lawmakers are supporting a bill that would provide annual state funding to the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, the Danbury-based organization that promotes art, history and culture in 10 communities in northern Fairfield and southern Litchfield counties. The bill would expand the state’s current arts grants to include a $79,000 appropriation to the […] [Read More]
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Patterson body identified as man missing since 2010

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PATTERSON, N.Y. — State police have tentatively identified the human remains found by residents in a wooded area on Saturday as a 39-year-old Patterson man who had been missing for more than three years. Gabriel Lopez-Duarte had not been seen since he left his home on a bicycle in October 2010.  A relative subsequently reported […] [Read More]
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WestConn program focuses on human trafficking

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DANBURY – The global issue of human trafficking will be the topic of a four-day program at Western Connecticut State University that begins Monday. The program kicks off with a panel discussion in women’s, children’s and family rights and contemporary slavery that is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. in Room 102 at Warner Hall. Panelists include […] [Read More]
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Missing Danbury teens found

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UPDATE - Police cancelled missing child alerts for two 14-year-old girls that were issued on Sunday. The cases of both Jessica Salinas and Joselin Delcid have been resolved, police said Sunday afternoon. DANBURY - Police on Sunday issued missing child alerts for two 14-year-old girls and cancelled an alert for a 15-year-old boy who has been located. […] [Read More]
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Remains found in Patterson, N.Y.

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PATTERSON — State police from the Brewster barracks are investigating the discovery of apparent human remains in a wooded area on Saturday. The remains, which authorities said were “in an advanced state of decomposition,” were discovered about 500 feet east of Maple Avenue about 9:15 a.m. Deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office handled the […] [Read More]
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Putnam deputies receiving Narcan training

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CARMEL, N.Y. – Members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are being trained in the use of a special drug that counteracts the effects of heroin overdoses, a potential lifesaver in emergency situations, Sheriff Donald B. Smith said this week. Each sworn member of the department is receiving training in administering Naloxone, commonly known as […] [Read More]
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Danbury man charged with sex assault

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DANBURY - A 19-year-old Danbury man has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of injury to a minor, police said Tuesday, Kyle Biscia, of 40 Acre Mountain Road, was charged as the result of an investigation by detectives from the Special Victims Unit for a incidents that occurred between December 2013 and March, police said. […] [Read More]
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Police issue scam warnings

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DANBURY -  Police are advising the public about several scams that have been reported recently. Some of the scams have been successful, and police are trying to keep more people from being victimized, according to Lt. John Browne of the Danbury Police Department. In one, an elderly Danbury couple received a phone call and the caller claimed to be […] [Read More]
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