HAN News Update: Tuesday, Nov. 17


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 above).

With Kate Czaplinski off on Tuesday, Rob Adams moves to the anchor's desk and is joined by HAN sports editor Mike Suppe who provided high school state playoff updates. Donald Eng also takes a look back on this day in history.

Here are some of the stories we are following on Monday, Nov. 16:

There was news breaking in Weston just as we were going on air. Weston Forum editor Patty Gay has learned that Selectman Gayle Weinstein is resigning. Weinstein, a Democrat, lost her re-election bid for a third term as first selectman by just 110 votes to Republican Nina Daniel just two weeks ago.

In Ridgefield, a missing man that had emergency responders combing the woods with the aid of a helicopter was found after a roughly two hour search Monday night.

A Fairfield home on South Benson Road was ravaged by fire late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

A 73-year-old Redding man was arrested after police said he exposed himself outside the Westfield Trumbull Mall.

Monroe police arrested two men on drunk driving charges in separate weekend incidents.

Gov. Dan Malloy said yesterday that Connecticut will continue to accept Syrian refugees. But Darien’s first selectman has some questions about the state’s screening process state communications with mayors and first selectmen.

A Connecticut state employee is accusing 100 people in one state department of racking up $4 million in overtime in 2014 and there are accusations surfacing that some of these state employees made this overtime by sleeping on the job.

The Nature Conservancy in Weston will hold its annual controlled deer hunt at Devil’s Den Preserve during the state-designated shotgun and rifle hunting season, which is opens tomorrow and runs through Dec. 8.

In an attempt to change the tone in Trumbull and eliminate social media animosity, political leaders from the town’s Republican and Democratic parties are entertaining the concept of a “weekend retreat” that will encourage face-to-face conversations and team-building exercises between residents with rivaling bureaucratic ideologies.

General Electric's self-imposed deadline on whether to move its headquarters from Connecticut is nearing and some legislators — including Greenwich State Sen. Scott Frantz and Ridgefield State Rep. John Frey — are growing increasingly pessimistic.

Redding Police are still looking for a suspect involved in a Route 7 motorcycle crash last Friday morning.

The leafy heart of gold coast Fairfield County, land of multimillion-dollar homes and custom in-ground swimming pools. Where everyone drives a Mercedes. Wrong. At least not in Ridgefield.