HAN News Update, Nov. 24


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Kate Czaplinski is joined by Donald Eng who takes a look back on this day in history.

Here are some of the stories we are following for Tuesday, Nov. 24:

The Greenwich Police Department has an increased presence at Greenwich High school today out of an abundance of caution in response to security concerns expressed by the school.

In an update on a story we brought you yesterday, A woman suspected of stealing $60,000 from an elderly Redding man in 2014 was taken into custody in Oklahoma this weekend. Police believe she may be part of a larger, international fraud scheme.

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have identified the deceased boater from a weekend accident on Lake Waramaug as Ihor Korol, age 50, from Stamford.

A head-on collision on Mansfield Avenue in Darien yesterday left two drivers with serious injuries. Darien police responded to Mansfield Avenue near Middlesex Road at about 7 a.m., closing off traffic for approximately three and a half hours while securing the scene.

Robert McGowan, who was just elected to the Trumbull Town Council, resigned his seat Monday after news surfaced of his arrest on vehicular homicide charges that stemmed from a car crash in New Jersey four years ago.

Authorities say a father carrying three children in his car was intoxicated when he crashed into a police cruiser right after midnight on Sunday.

Firefighters from the Nichols and Trumbull Center Fire Departments helped rescue a trapped female driver after her car went off the Merritt Parkway southbound near exit 52 and tumbled down a 60-foot embankment at 3:17 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

With most of the league’s boys teams off this past week, the HAN-FCIAC Athlete of the Week nominees are all girls for Week 10. Several of the FCIAC girls’ teams made state championship runs in Week 10 of the fall season, as you can read below.

Rainbow Gardens, the popular restaurant on the downtown Green, will be featured later this month on the Food Network show “Chopped.’’

Griffin Hospital reports that a Chihuahua terrier mix, named Baby Cakes, and owner Janice Correia, of Ansonia, were honored recently honored with the Spirit of Planetree Therapy Animal of the Year Award.