Vehicle Crashes into High School in Conn., Causes Gas Leak
A vehicle crashed into Staples High School in Westport on Wednesday morning and a gas leak was reported. Firefighters were called to the school on North Avenue just before 8 a.m. after getting a report of a car into the building and an active gas leak. After the incident, the building was immediately evacuated. According to police, an adult woman…
Westport Police Ask for Help Solving 1989 Cold Case Murder
Police are looking for your help in a cold case murder investigation that happened decades ago in Westport. Authorities say then-38-year-old Joan Werktin allegedly left her home on the evening of May 24 to go grocery shopping but never returned home. Officers and firefighters were called to a reported blaze in the back of the shopping plaza at 337 Main…
NY Men Caught with 1K Gallons of Stolen Cooking Oil After Lengthy Chase: Police
More than 1,000 gallons of stolen cooking oil was discovered in a rental truck after two New York men led police on a lengthy chase Thursday. The pursuit began after the men were caught trying to steal frying oil from a pizza shop in Old Saybrook, according to Connecticut State Police. Authorities said 26-year-old Prince Gonzalez of Yonkers, New...
Residents Jump From Window; 50 Cats and Dogs Rescued When Fire Breaks Out in Connecticut
Residents jumped from a window to escape a fire at a building in Westport Wednesday night and firefighters and police officers rescued around 50 dogs and cats from an animal boarding facility in the building. Fire officials were dispatched to the mixed occupancy building on Post Road East at 11:43 p.m. and found heavy fire on the second floor. The…
Wreck of Whaling Ship From Massachusetts Discovered Nearly 190 Years Later
Roughly 15 years before Herman Melville introduced the world to Moby Dick, a whaling ship from Massachusetts sank near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Missing Conn. Hiker Found Dead in NY's Adirondack Mountains
A Connecticut hiker was found dead Friday in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, days after he was reported missing, officials said
Firefighter Injured While Responding to Blaze in Westport, Conn.
A firefighter was injured while battling a blaze at a three-story building in Westport Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The fire happened at 3:50 p.m. on Post Road West. Crews responded after receiving calls about a structure fire. Responding crews said they saw heavy smoke when they arrived. Crews evacuated the building and searched both the top floor and attic area…
22-Year-Old Woman Who Vanished on CT Canoe Trip Found Safe: Cops
Police in a Connecticut town are searching for a woman who went canoeing in the afternoon, but has not been seen since.
4 Women Charged in CT Infant Daycare Abuse Investigation
Westport police have charged a teacher at a daycare after investigating allegations of possible abuse or neglect of infants and three staff members who are accused of failing to report them to the state Department of Children and Family Services. Police said they started the investigation on June 15 into allegations that a teacher in one of the infant…