HAN News Update, Dec. 23


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).

Kate Czaplinski is joined by Rob Adams for high school sports updates. Donald Eng also takes a look back on this day in history.

Things got a little wild later in the show, thanks to a visit from Rainforest Reptile Shows, but we delved into today's latest headlines first.

Some of the stories we are following on Wednesday, Dec. 23 are:

Stratford Police are investigating an armed robbery at at a church building Tuesday night, where two men with handguns reportedly entered the building shortly before midnight and took items from several people.

The Darien community is mourning the death of Jamie Swiggart, a U.S. Navy lieutenant and member of the Darien High Class of ’02 who was killed in a plane crash in Florida last week. He was 32.

Police have arrested a New Haven County woman in connection with the fatal stabbing of her husband.

In New Canaan, an attorney for the daughter of Harry Connick Jr. is speaking out, now that charges against Georgia Connick will be dismissed.

In Ridgefield, Cough medicine packaging — several boxes of it, tossed out in a Ballard Park trash can — has renewed longstanding concerns about the abuse of legal cough medications as recreational drugs.

Police responded to an active burglar alarm at a Leroy Avenue residence on the morning of Dec. 15. Parking just north of the residence, police were able to access the home through the unlocked front door.

A Trumbull woman is facing drunk driving charges after police said she swerved and nearly struck a police car December 20 at about 9:30 p.m.

Generous Trumbull residents helped raise almost $14,000, in five shorts days, to help the town’s police department send its K9 officers to school in New Milford to be cross-trained in narcotics detection.

The New Canaan Police Department in collaboration with Grace Farms Foundation will offer a free five-week course to inform women and girls on how to protect themselves and reduce their chances of becoming victims of assault or domestic violence.

On Dec. 19, a wish came true for young Wiltonian Ella Wright, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as Dravet syndrome that causes life-threatening seizures.