HAN News Update, Jan. 12

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).


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

Below are some of the stories we are following on Tuesday, Jan. 12:

Shelton police have released a photo of a man who broke into a convenience store early Saturday, Jan. 9.

Milford Police have identified the woman who died in a motor vehicle accident Saturday, Jan. 9, as Sandra MacDonald, 60, of Milford.

The Trumbull Police Department, Trumbull EMS, and the town’s director of nursing released a joint statement Monday about the state’s ongoing opiate epidemic that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Stratford man at the Starbucks in Trumbull Center last Wednesday, Jan. 6.

In an interesting update on a story we brought you yesterday A Shelton man charged with running a marijuana grow operation out of his basement after he called 911 to report a home invasion told the Valley Independent Sentinel that police responding to his Quaker Ridge Road home had only one objective — putting him behind bars for possessing medical marijuana.

Darien police arrested a Mount Vernon, N.Y. resident for possession of marijuana with intent to sell on Jan. 10 after an officer saw a Honda pull up in front of Panera Bread on Post Road just before midnight, staying parked for a few minutes before one of the passengers was let into the front of Panera.

Seymour Police used ‘stop sticks’’ to flatten the tires of a fleeing vehicle, and arrested the three juveniles and one adult inside in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins.

Each year, Forbes releases its 30 Under 30 list of “the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors.” This year, two women with ties to Wilton made the list —  Taylor Feehley and Abby Elliott.

In Stratford, Furlough days, reductions in funding to the town’s medical and worker’s compensation internal service fund and spending freezes are among the ways Mayor John Harkins is presenting to solve Stratford’s budget deficit.