HAN News, June 16

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.


Since it's Thursday, Editorial Director John Kovach joins Kate to take a look at front pages of the HAN newspapers this week.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Thursday, June 16:

A Bridgeport man is facing drug dealing charges in connection with a fatal overdose in Monroe last month.

A Stamford man has admitted to a murder-for-hire scheme, orchestrated so he could purchase a local restaurant for a cheaper price.

A cleaning company van caught fire at Wilton High School Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

In the closing moments of a nearly 15-hour filibuster, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced early this morning that Senate Democrats received a commitment from Republicans to schedule votes to close the terror gap and expand background checks for firearm purchases.

A Stratford woman has been arrested in connection to a series of burglaries that took place in the Daniels Farm area of Trumbull last year.

Easton Animal Control Officer Kelly Fitch has issued an urgent advisory to residents in license their dogs. The urgency is prompted by the presence of rabies in a raccoon in Easton, which bit a resident’s dog.

A Danbury man faces 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2000 murder of Newtown resident Mark Rebong, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s office.

Darien will be home to Connecticut’s newest Shake Shack now that the burger chain has received the necessary approvals for its 1340 Post Road location. David Genovese of Baywater Properties confirmed that construction would start within the next month once the building permit was obtained, and that the process would take approximately four months.

The state Department of Transportation will hear from Milford and Stratford residents Thursday at a hearing to get input on the planned changes to Exit 33 on Interstate 95.

This year marks 100 years since architect Cass Gilbert made a gift of the fountain at the intersection of Main Street and West Lane in Ridgefield.

New Canaan High School celebrated its Class of 2016 as the graduation ceremony was held Wednesday at Dunning Field.