HAN News, August 8

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.


Below are some of the stories we are following on Monday, August 8:

A jogger was struck down but conscious after being hit by vehicle on  Route 136.

Connecticut state police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Stratford and said a Bridgeport police officer is involved, according to NBC Connecticut.

Norwalk Department of Police Service Detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday at 10:05 am at the Webster Bank located at 402 Connecticut Avenue.

Fairfield Police are investigating after a electric motor scooter collided with a cyclist at the intersection of Commerce Drive and Black Rock Turnpike Sunday morning.

In Darien, more than $2,000 worth of painting materials were reported stolen from a newly constructed Greenleaf Avenue home on July 25.

The Stamford Advocate reports that The sound of gunfire in a drive-by shooting was a sobering moment for a group of people leaving a West Side bar early Sunday morning.

Some tragic news out or Ridgefield. Justin Cowen, the student at East Ridge Middle School who battled bone cancer for two years, died from the disease late Wednesday night, Aug. 3, his family said Friday.

NBC Connecticut reports that a Connecticut teenager who posted online videos of flying drones shooting a gun and a flamethrower in his backyard is going to court to fight his expulsion from Central Connecticut State University.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 9 is primary day and Voters in area towns will head to the polls to choose their candidates in a few upcoming races.

In Milford, two houses on Hill Street dating to the 1800s have survived hurricanes and blizzards, but will soon feel the claw of a backhoe as they are torn down to make way for condominiums.

The Darien Parks and Recreation Department will have limited lifeguard coverage at Pear Tree Point and Weed Beaches for the rest of the season (through Labor Day) due to a lack of available and qualified lifeguards.

The Easton Farm Tour, which returns on Saturday, Aug. 20, offers the opportunity to learn about and sample the many farm products Easton has to offer and find out how they are grown. The event is a celebration of Easton, the first farming community north of Manhattan, according to the event’s organizers.