HAN News Update, Dec. 10


Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network. Or watch it on-demand later (see video above).

Check out highlights from the Winter FCIAC tour and take a look back in history with Donald Eng. We also talk about what's on the front pages of our HAN Network community newspapers this week.

Here are some of the stories we are following on Thursday, Dec. 10:

A Monroe man and former substitute teacher is facing child pornography and voyeurism charges after postal investigators alerted police to a possible child exploitation case. Police said the case includes voyeuristic images of men and young males wearing shorts, including video recorded at a Masuk High football team car wash.

The New Canaan Police Department will launch an initiative which will give minors caught in possession of alcohol a chance to be educated instead of punished.

Disturbing new details have been released in the sexual assault case against a teacher’s aide in Stratford.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is banning alcohol on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad trains and stations during this weekend's costumed pub crawl in New York known as SantaCon.

A Monroe man is facing DUI charges after police allegedly found him asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at the intersection of Route 111 and Elm Street.

Milford Police arrested a Bloomfield man who was driving in Milford Dec. 9 at 11 p.m. and found to have a stun gun in his car.

A 22-year-old University of Connecticut student is facing criminal charges after he allegedly phoned in a bogus threat in an attempt to get out of attending class.

Renovations to Stratford High School will cost about $125.9 million after some changes were made to the last projection.

New Canaan’s Michael Nowacki has obtained and submitted to the town clerk 50 signatures of New Canaan registered voters which gives “notice of our intent to petition for a referendum” on the Town Council action which approved $18,600,000 for additions and renovations to portions of Saxe Middle School and the issuance of bonds to cover the cost.

Some familiar faces will star on the popular Food Network show Chopped Dec. 15: The owners of Rainbow Gardens Restaurant and Bar in downtown Milford competed in Chopped, the family edition, and viewers will get a chance to see who won the competition when they tune in next week.

For Trumbull resident Ed Mischik, who was born on Nov. 28, 1915, his 100th birthday last month is one that he — and every Trumbull resident — will always remember.