HAN Connecticut News, August 12

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily Connecticut news show, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski. You can watch it on-demand later or see video below.


Police say a Shelton woman was driving drunk and on her phone when she was involved in a fatal car crash that took place on River Road in May.

Milford police have charged a woman with cruelty to animals for allegedly leaving five animals behind when she abandoned a house on Mayflower Place. Police said two of the dogs found in the house had to be euthanized because they were in poor health.

A 21-year-old Trumbull man is facing multiple charges stemming from an alleged drunk driving crash last year that killed one of his friends and injured several others.

Shelton Police have made their 2nd arrest in the investigation of a home invasion reported on Jan. 8.

In recent weeks Darien Police have received reports of burglaries occurring at homes under various stages of construction, including a recent theft of $27,000 worth of kitchen appliances from one new home and another case of stolen painting equipment at another.  

Stephen Chan of Wilton was reviewing images from a camera set up in his Belden Hill Road backyard expecting to see birds at the bird feeder when a visitor of a very different nature showed up. It was a bobcat.

Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes will be talking lumber at Ridgefield Supply Company today Friday, Aug. 12.

The New Canaan Park and Recreation Commission is considering an increase in the rental rate of Waveny House for events, which would mark the first hike since 2007.

Bridgeport-based Connecticut Free Shakespeare and Festival! Stratford are moving heaven and earth this year to bring a professional production of Shakespeare’s most boisterous comedy to the public for free.

Darien Police recently had an assignment that was a bit out of the ordinary for the department — rescuing a tiny fawn that had fallen through a driveway drain.