HAN News Update, Oct. 23

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Kate Czaplinski is joined by AJ Szymanowski with weather and high school sports. Donald Eng also takes a look back on this day in history.

All Fairfield Schools were placed in lockdown this morning, prompting hundreds of parents to flock to the schools. Police later cleared said the community was safe, but schools had an early dismissal.

A 41-year-old Milford woman has been identified as the person fatally struck by an Amtrak train Tuesday at the Southport Railroad Station.

Mental distractions caused by using in-car voice-activated technologies can last up to 27 seconds after making a call, selecting music or sending a text, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Police charged a New Haven woman with larceny and assaulting a police officer Oct. 21 at about 8:30 p.m. following a shoplifting incident at Macy’s.

The owner of Darien’s Lanphier Day Spa pled guilty to filing false tax returns Thursday.

Twenty parents and concerned citizens spoke during the New Canaan Town Council’s public hearing Wednesday night and told the Council to vote in favor of the Saxe expansion and renovation project that is being proposed by the Saxe Building Committee and the Board of Education.

The accused burglar who escaped police custody on the way to court Wednesday has been recaptured, according to Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett.

Milford officials said more seniors are signing up at the local food bank and pantry, and the shelves are almost bare.

Pick a pumpkin Friday at the Jesse Lee Pumpkin Patch and support efforts to build an orphanage in Africa.

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