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Skyler Magnoli

Tips on how to have a fire safe holiday

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The video shows just how flammable a dry Christmas tree can be as opposed to a tree watered regularly. As residents are decking the halls for the holiday season, The Danbury Fire Department wants fire safety to be on everyone’s mind as fire hazards increase during December. While Christmas trees, candles, fireplaces and holiday lights make […] [Read More]
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A photo of Anthony Hernandez, who is wanted by Plymouth police for hitting a juvenile with his car. Contributed.

Danbury residents keep an eye out for this wanted Waterbury man

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Plymouth police are asking Danbury residents for help locating a man in connection with hitting a juvenile with his car and then leaving the scene. Anthony Hernandez, 29, of Waterbury has an active arrest warrant out for his arrest in connection with  evading a car accident that happened on October 25, police said. The accident […] [Read More]
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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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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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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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Former Bethel restaurant owner back in court for sexual assault charges

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A former Bethel restaurant owner accused of raping two employees three years ago, will be back in court to face those charges. Tony Fernandes, 52, a former co-owner of the popular eatery, Tonelli’s, will be in Danbury Superior Court on Dec. 16 for a jury trial. Fernandes, who is also accused of sexually assaulting two waitress in […] [Read More]
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The Bethel Police Station, which held an open house ahead of next weeks referendum on a new police station, on Wednesday night, December 3, 2014, in Bethel, Conn.

Bethel to vote on $20 million in town projects

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Months after multiple failed municipal budget referendums, Bethel residents will again head to the polls today to vote on three, multimillion dollar town projects. Voters will be asked to approve more than $20 million in projects, all of which have been in the works for years. On the ballot will be the construction of the […] [Read More]
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