HAN News Update, Feb. 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 below).


Mike Suppe talks local sports, including cheerleading championship highlights and Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Below are some of the stories we are following for Monday, Feb. 8:

Snow is falling again and expected to fall throughout the afternoon, leading many schools to close or dismiss early.

Patrols at Stratford schools will be increased on Monday as a precaution after police investigated a notice of a possible threat to three town school buildings.

In Bridgeport An 87-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle during an early morning walk Saturday morning.

At 11:47 p.m. Sunday, Milford Fire Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a structure fire inside a single family residence at 162 4th Avenue.

Former Sikorsky Aircraft president Jeffrey Pino was one of two people killed Friday in a plane crash in Arizona.

According to a resident who emailed the New Canaan Advertiser Saturday morning, Feb. 6, his wife slipped and fell on “black ice” on a walkway at the New Canaan Railroad parking lot Friday evening. The woman apparently broke her leg and was going into surgery this morning.

A multi-jurisdictional task force involving Milford, Stratford, Orange, Shelton and Trumbull police departments announced on Friday, Feb. 5 the arrest of Tanya Abdur-Raheem, 56, of Stratford for her alleged involvement in a scheme to resell stolen jewelry.

Those looking to grab some quick Mexican food for lunch will have to go elsewhere on Monday, Feb.8 as Chipotle  is scheduled to close all of their locations from 11 a.m until 3 p.m for a safety meeting.

Matthew Egan, a freshman at Weston High School, was upset to learn that teachers at Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport receive only $30 toward school supplies for their classrooms, so he decided to set up an event to help fix that.

New Canaan Country School alumnus Matthew Heineman (‘98) has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary for his latest film Cartel Land. The film is an on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the Mexican drug cartels.

Little Black Dog Rescue (LBDR) is holding an adoption event on Sunday, Feb. 14, from noon to 3 at  Earth Animal, 606 Post Road, Westport.