HAN Connecticut News, August 16

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.


Below are some of the stories we are following on Tuesday, August 16:

A fatal one-car accident in Oxford early Monday morning has claimed the life of a 23-year-old Ridgefield resident,according to state police.

A pregnant woman was sent to Danbury Hospital with injuries she sustained in a head-on collision on Route 7, just north of Simpaug Turnpike, around 1:40 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

Milford police arrested a Hamden man on Sunday, Aug. 14 after police say he broke into the Cody-White funeral home to take a nap.

The recent death of a dog at an unlicensed, home-based boarding facility that led to animal-cruelty and other charges against a Redding woman demonstrates the need for all pet owners to be vigilant about ensuring their animals are being cared for in a licensed facility inspected by the Department of Agriculture.

A woman in Orange,  angry at a speeding motorist threw a bag of her dog’s poop through the vehicle’s open window, police said Monday.

In Ridgefield, a family of four — a man, a woman, and two preschool-aged children — that has been asking for money outside of Copps Hill Plaza over the last week has drawn the concern of the Ridgefield community over the children’s welfare during the summer’s worst heat wave.

In July, a person reported to the Monroe Police that while shopping at the Big Y Supermarket her purse had been taken from her carriage.  The purse was turned into Customer Service missing cash and her credit card. While reporting the missing credit card to the bank the victim was notified that the card had already been used at several businesses on the Monroe Turnpike, including the Big Y, for over $200.

Road work on Route 25 at Cedar Hill Drive in Trumbull will result in potential lane closings beginning August 17. Delays are likely.

The American Red Cross has a need for new volunteers to join flood relief efforts now in Louisiana after flooding has left 15 rivers in record flood stage.