HAN News Update, Dec. 8


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 Mike Suppe for high school sports updates. Donald Eng also takes a look back on this day in history.

Here are some of the stories we are following Dec. 8:

A 26 year-old man was struck and killed by a Metro North Railroad train near the downtown train station early this morning.

Police are searching for the gunman in a possible drive-by shooting that left a 19-year-old male dead in New Haven.
David Bernstein, a Staples High School wrestling coach, was fired this week after he was arrested on a drug charge.
Both of Redding’s liquor stores failed a Department of Consumer Protection alcohol sale integrity check last Friday, Dec. 4.
A Milford man was charged with cruelty to animals for hitting a police dog that was involved in apprehending him during an incident Dec. 6.

New Canaan native and realtor Ruth LeBlanc Jones, who in 2013 was arrested with two others and charged with larceny, burglary and forgery related to a real estate deal gone bad, had all those charges dismissed last November.

People’s United Bank and the Trumbull Police Department have joined up to inform people on how to avoid common holiday scams.

Norwalk-based commercial bakery Pepperidge Farm says Trader Joe's sells a cookie that too closely resembles its Milano brand and has filed suit against the grocery chain for trademark infringement.

A man with Milford ties and his Milford sons appeared on the Rachael Ray Show Monday morning. Dad, Ian Cook, got a makeover.

In November, Wilton CERT, together with CERT’s New Canaan chapter, finished training this year’s batch of students, a maxed-out class of 25.

In Shelton, Wesley Village’s first resident to admitted into their Lifestyle Transitions wing, Christina Sudol, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Dec. 4.