HAN News, April 13

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Think your commute is long now? Connecticut residents have been commuting on state and local roads for centuries — and tolls date back longer than you might think. Later in the show, Jim Cameron takes us on a trip through the history of the Connecticut commute on this week's edition of Talking Transportation.

Rob Adams brings us the latest local sports news and Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Wednesday, April 13:

According to the Associated Press, a Miami-Dade County official says a 23-year-old woman was drunk when she drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 last year, killing herself and four others, including two Bridgeport residents.

Lauralton Hall students were sent home early Tuesday after being exposed to pepper spray.

A Norwalk man was arrested for driving under the influence and having a weapon in his car, when New Canaan Police stopped him Tuesday.

Two abandoned Stratford buildings which caught fire early Sunday evening will have to be torn down, according to the town’s fire marshal.

New Haven school officials sent home a letter with students earlier this week after bed bugs were discovered at James Hillhouse High School.

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi said there is enforcement needed at handicap spots at Ridgefield High School’s Tiger Hollow Stadium.

Nearly 100 Shelton residents attended Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting for the decision on the proposal for 18 condos to be built at 405 Long Hill Ave.

Just who will renovate and redevelop Stratford’s American Festival Shakespeare Theatre is still a question as the Town Council voted Monday to end negotiations with Stratford Stage Group.

World of Beer, Inc. (WOB), will open a new tavern in Milford on April 25 in the Connecticut Post Mall at 1201 Boston Post Road.