HAN News, April 18

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, 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.


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

We also learn about the campaign for Meatless Mondays, in an interview with a food policy coordinator from the Humane Society of the U.S.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Monday, April 18:

One person is dead after a hit-and-run crash in Greenwich on Sunday night.

A 46-year-old man has been identified as the person who died Friday after being struck by a train at the Stratford Metro-North train station.

A family of four was displaced from their Fairfield home Sunday evening when fire engulfed the garage and quickly spread to the house.

One man was seriously injured on I-95 in Milford early Saturday morning following a head-on crash involving a motorist who was driving the wrong way.

A West Haven man accused of texting a photo of himself holding what appeared to be a gun to his former girlfriend to threaten her is facing charges from Stratford police after his arrest on Thursday.

After hearing directly from more than a thousand Connecticut commuters about why they’re ‘Fed Up’ with the dire state of Connecticut’s roads and rail lines, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy released the first in a series of reports, called “Fed Up: Traffic on the I-95 Corridor”, to identify  trouble areas for Connecticut commuters and, he said, to propose a set of policies that will improve traffic and congestion throughout the state.

Darien’s Parks & Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing April 20 before voting on the final concept of the Weed Beach expansion project. Proposed amenities for the expansion, including an outdoor seasonal pool and boathouse, were chosen based on feedback from the town residents and stakeholders.

Global Lyme Alliance will hold Bite Back Against Lyme Walk and Run on Sunday April 24, at Cove Island Park, Stamford to support Lyme disease research and education.