HAN News, May 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.


Below are some of the stories we are following on Wednesday, May 18:

Commuters are facing extremely crowded trains and delays after a fire damaged Metro-North tracks in Harlem Tuesday. Regular service is not estimated to return until Friday at the earliest, according to MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan.

An 84 year-old man died in a one car accident on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton last night.

A State Police traffic stop in Stratford Tuesday afternoon yielded $1 million worth of heroin.

The parents of a Shelton High School senior who was killed in a car crash in February are upset they will not be receiving an honorary diploma at the school’s graduation this year, rather it will be given at an awards dinner.

At 3:30 on Tuesday afternoon, the Fairfield Police Department received a report of a boater in distress just outside the South Benson Marina channel.

Justice for the murder of Trumbull native Kevin Sutherland, who was slain in Washington, D.C., last July, will have to wait — potentially until the end of 2017.

In Milford, Two people were arrested after a fight that started outside a motel room and ended in a drug store parking lot.

Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill and the Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced today a first-of-its-kind plan to develop a streamlined motor-voter system that will automatically register to vote those eligible citizens who go to DMV for license or state-issued identification card services.

The Ridgefield Library and Cr. Daniel Cameron MD of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society will offer a physician’s insights into the complex experience Lyme patients often face on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m.