by STAFF | Oct 17, 2014 2:20 pm | Comments (0)
A Derby teen arrested in Shelton last month after allegedly assaulting a man and stole his car was charged Friday (Oct. 17) with a host of new crimes connected to prior incidents.
Shelton police served arrest warrants on Todd Skeens, 19, at Superior Court in Derby, where he was due for a court appearance in connection with his arrest last month.
by STAFF | Oct 16, 2014 5:44 pm | Comments (0)
The chief of the Derby Storm Ambulance and Rescue Corps said his volunteers were trained last week on how to handle patients with Ebola-like symptoms and are working with Griffin Hospital to coordinate a response should a person with symptoms of the disease appear locally.
“I think, all in all, we’re in pretty good shape to handle something should it happen,” Storms Chief David Lenart said earlier this week.
Ebola was the story of the day in Connecticut Thursday, after a Yale doctoral student was admitted to the hospital Wednesday night after showing “Ebola-like symptoms.”
by STAFF | Oct 15, 2014 2:49 pm | Comments (0)
An underage girl is OK after threatening to jump off a train bridge above the Housatonic River.
Emergency personnel were sent to the boat ramp off Caroline Street in Derby after city police requested assistance with a “despondent” person on the train tracks Wednesday morning.
by Press Release | Oct 14, 2014 1:58 pm | Comments (0)
Seymour teacher Brandt Schneider sent along the following request:
Seymour High School is producing Annie on Nov. 21 and 22, 2014.
We are looking for a dog to play the role of Sandy.
This dog needs to be well trained, able to work with kids, able to handle the sound and lights, and have a owner/trainer willing and able to attend rehearsals and the shows.
by STAFF | Oct 14, 2014 11:50 am | Comments (0)
Shelton police have charged the third man they say perpetrated a stickup at a Bridgeport Avenue hotel in June.
The man, Derrick Gilliam, 28, was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.
In July police arrested two other Bridgeport residents, Anthony Santiago and Lancelot Supersad, on identical charges in connection with the heist.
by Ethan Fry | Oct 13, 2014 8:12 pm | Comments (1)
People of Shelton — the police do not want to cordon off your neighborhood, evacuate homes, and send snipers through backyards every time they respond to a 911 call.
But they will when they have to, police brass said this week in the wake of a three-hour standoff Oct. 2 on Longview Road.
The standoff was resolved peacefully when a 41-year-old man who lives on the road surrendered to police after negotiating with Sgt. Peter Zaksewicz and Officer John Napoleone for nearly three hours.
by Press Release | Oct 13, 2014 5:25 am | Comments (0)
Dr. Sherwood Lewis recalls his most wonderful times as a youth were spent camping with Boy Scout Troop 3 Derby at Camp Irving on the Housatonic River and at Camp Workcoeman, in New Hartford, where he eventually served on summer camp staff.
by STAFF | Oct 13, 2014 5:09 am | Comments (1)
Derby police issued a warning Sunday for “distraction burglaries” targeting the elderly.
There have been four such crimes in the hilltop area of east Derby, according to information from Derby Police Lt. Justin Stanko, and similar crimes have been reported in the region.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 10, 2014 9:06 pm | Comments (0)
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was at Griffin Hospital in Derby Friday to build support for a proposed federal law that would compel medical personnel to give breast density information to women after they receive a mammogram.
Women with dense breast tissue face a higher risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
They are also more likely to have an inaccurate mammogram.
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 9, 2014 10:38 pm | Comments (0)
October is busy.
There are things to do with your family this weekend.
Here is a list of events we know about.
Keep in mind there are events we don’t know about, but event organizers have the ability to add events to our events calendar.
Also keep the weather in mind. Event organizers usually don’t contact us with cancellation information.