HAN News Update, Jan. 20

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).


It's Wednesday, that means Jim Cameron is Talking Transportation, later in the show.

Kate Czaplinski is joined by Rob Adams 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 on Wednesday, Jan. 20:

A young woman who died this past weekend in an ATV accident in North Haven was a 2010 graduate of Platt Technical School, and a former school official described her as a “bright and shining light.”

Two animals were rescued from a house fire in Milford last night. At 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Milford firefighters were on the scene of a working basement fire in a residential dwelling at 22 Camden Street.

Emergency responders pulled four children and an adult from a wrecked vehicle Tuesday evening.

According to the Valley Independent Sentinel, An Ansonia High School student was reported to police and federal law enforcement in October after allegedly pledging support to ISIS during the school’s pledge of allegiance.

Lucrecia Veloz of Stamford has claimed the $1 million winnings from a Powerball ticket that was sold in Old Greenwich on January 13.

In New Canaan, The building tucked in behind Town Hall, near Main Street and Elm Street businesses, is coming to new life as The Hub — a multi-faceted community facility with the advantages of its in-town location.

When World War II veteran Alexander Sawchyn lost insurance on his Great Meadow Road home, the company gave him a list of costly tasks, like replacing the entire roof, to complete before he could get it back.

The Hartford Courant has reported Wednesday morning that Andres Ayala Jr. has resigned as state Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner after what the paper called a “nightmarish year of problems.” Those problems have included problems with a new computer system, a tripling of wait times for DMV customers, erroneous revocation of drivers' vehicle registrations, and the release of false information to the public.

A man arrested for allegedly stealing items from a homeowner’s shed explained that he was “taking scrap metal…it’s what I do.”