HAN Connecticut News, August 19

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 the stories we are following on Friday, August 19:

In Stratford, Two families were displaced after a fire at a Larkin Court duplex on Thursday afternoon.

The Stamford Advocate reports As the frequency of shootings on the city’s South End continues to escalate, an effort to increase police presence in the neighborhood proved effective this week when cops made a quick arrest after hearing gunfire.

The State Mosquito Management Program announced today that mosquitoes trapped in nine Connecticut towns have tested positive for West Nile virus.  So far this season, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has identified WNV infected mosquitoes in Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Hartford, Newington, Stamford, Stratford, West Harford, and West Haven.

Ridgefield police arrested a Norwalk man for criminal possession of a gun, illegal possession of under four ounces of marijuana and other charges.

Despite some delays in the approval process, Darien’s new Shake Shack is still expected to open by the end of the year. David Genovese, whose company Baywater Properties owns the 1340 Post Road site, said construction would begin this month and the project is aimed to finish in December.

Ridgefield Police are warning residents not to be fooled by panhandlers.

Another step toward improving traffic flow on the I-95 corridor in the New Haven area happens Friday night, according to Hearst CT Media.

With temperatures high and water levels low, state officials have temporarily banned fishing several areas on one of the most popular trout streams in the region.