Fired Up: Fairfield, Conn. Couple's Car Catches Fire One Day After Vehicle Repair
A Fairfield couple picked up their car from a repair shop less than 24 hours before it caught fire on the highway. Julie Carey of Fairfield had been driving. Her husband Tim was in the passenger seat. “We’re running away and literally within 10 to 15 seconds, the car was engulfed in flames,” explained Tim, who said he could feel the…
Minor Shot, Killed After Argument at Teen's Birthday Party in Fairfield, Conn.
A teen has died after a shooting following an argument at a teen’s birthday party in Fairfield on Saturday. Officers were called to a banquet hall next to the Calvin United Church on Kings Highway around 10:20 p.m. after getting several 911 calls reporting shots fired. When police arrived, they said they found an unresponsive teen in the hall. Officers…
Witness Says Helicopter Spun Above NJ Airport Before Crash-Landing
A helicopter crash-landed at an airport in New Jersey early Saturday afternoon, injuring the pilot operating the aircraft, police officials said. Police and FAA officials said the helicopter came down at Essex County Airport shortly after 12 p.m. The aircraft, a 2015 Bell Model 407, landed near runway 28 on the north side of the airport. First responders found the…
Connecticut Man Arrested After Racist Tirade Over Smoothie
James Iannazzo’s attorney said his client was under stress and apologized for what he said.
Connecticut Man Arrested After Racist Tirade Over Smoothie, Cops Say
A Connecticut man in a rage over the inadvertent use of peanuts in a smoothie went on a threatening, racist tirade against a shop’s young employees, leading to his arrest, Fairfield police said. James Iannazzo, 48, of Fairfield, faces charges of intimidation based on bias, breach of peace and criminal trespass. According to police, Iannazzo purchased a smoothie at Robeks…
Conn. Man Arrested for Yelling, Throwing Smoothie at Workers After Son Has Allergic Reaction: PD
Police have arrested a man accused of yelling and throwing things at workers of a smoothie shop in Fairfield, Connecticut.
2 Save the Children Staff Members Missing After Myanmar Attack
After a deadly attack that left dozens dead, including children, two Save the Children staff members are now missing. A spokesperson with the organization said two staff members traveling home for the holidays were caught up in the incident and remain missing. The organization, stationed in Fairfield, Connecticut, said they’ve confirmation that the private vehicle the staffers were traveling...
How a Possum Porch Pirate Led to Laughs and a Special Donation
A video of a furry porch pirate making off with a package of gold hoops not only gave people a good laugh, it also led to a donation that will protect the possums.
Connecticut Dept. of Health Puts Out Warning After Calls About False COVID-19 Exposures
The state Department of Health is putting out a warning after several people who had not been in Fairfield and were not in the COVID-19 contact tracing system received calls to contact the Fairfield Health Department after being exposed to COVID-19. They said the phone number the calls came from has been associated with similar notifications or suspected scams in…
Lamont Seeks Disaster Declaration for Flooding Caused by Ida
Gov. Ned Lamont has submitted a request for a major disaster declaration to the Biden administration, seeking federal funds to help Connecticut recover from damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The Sept. 1 storm dumped as much as 8 inches of rain on parts of the state, resulting heavy flooding and an estimated $7.2 million in damage to…