HAN Connecticut News, June 24

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily Connecticut news show, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and features the latest news from across HAN Network's local newspapers and website, along with other area media.

You can watch it on-demand in the video player below. Kate is off this week with Rob Adams filling in at the anchor's desk. Donald Eng has our history and sports reports.

And since it's Friday, Rob takes a look at the top stories on our HAN Network websites this week.


Here are some of the stories we're following around southwestern Connecticut on Friday, June 24, 2016:

Shortly before 7 this morning, the Route 8/25 connector in Bridgeport was reopened to full capacity after being in a traffic shift since June 11 for the first stage of bridge replacement. Southbound traffic was reduced to two lanes and shifted onto the northbound side of the highway, and northbound traffic was reduced to three lanes.

In a follow up to a story we brought you yesterday, pressure from Trumbull residents has proven strong enough to cave in a curb that was installed earlier this week.

A Milford man was arrested for allegedly stealing money from his grandmother.

An elderly Bridgeport woman was arrested after she refused to get off a bus at the Westfield Trumbull Mall on Thursday.

A 40-year-old Stamford man reported $780 in cash stolen from his pickup truck, which was parked near a construction site on Raider’s Lane in Darien.

A controversial variance application that sought setback relief in order to reassemble and preserve the18th-Century Jackson-Nealy House on an undersized Honey Hill Road parcel in Wilton was withdrawn ahead of the close of its public hearing this week.

Two Ridgefield selectmen with extensive real estate experience, Steve Zemo and Bob Hebert, were charged by fellow board members with acting as the town’s negotiating team with potential uses of both the Philip Johnson Building and the nearby auditorium or Schlumberger Theater, which the town has taken over.

Most of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation will be holding a press conference later this morning calling for increased gun control.

The Turkish Cultural Center Connecticut is moving to 9 Research Drive in Milford after a unanimous vote by the city’s Planning and Zoning Board Tuesday.

Tickets to the 36th New Canaan Family Fourth have gone on sale for residents and out-of-towners.

Theo Aris of Redding, a student at Washington College in Maryland — seen in the middle of this picture — was looking at a 500-mile journey home from school this summer. While most students would be calling their parents, begging not to take the Greyhound Bus home — he had a different plan.