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No Bidders Show For Newhall Foreclosure

A Newhallville two-family house that was built a decade ago by a local affordable homeownership nonprofit will soon be owned by the federal government — and then put out for sale again — after no bidders showed up to the property’s foreclosure auction. That bidder-less ​“auction” took...
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Second Planet Fitness Employee in 8 Days Charged With Spying on Nude Customers

Two different Planet Fitness employees in two different states have been arrested over the past eight days for allegedly filming unsuspecting—and unclothed—customers using the gym’s tanning beds. In Florence, Alabama, Planet Fitness worker Jacob Keeton is facing charges of aggravated criminal surveillance after a woman getting undressed in a tanning bed room said she spotted a cellphone camera filming her from under the door, WAFF reported. Keeton, who was arrested Sept. 23, told cops he had a foot fetish, according to the outlet. In Naugatuck, Connecticut, Planet Fitness manager Jordan Hill turned himself in to police on Sept. 19 after a man in a tanning booth accused him of hiding in the ceiling and filming him with a cellphone. The alleged incident occurred over the summer, and Hill is now charged with criminal attempt at voyeurism, according to WFSB Eyewitness News.Read it at WAFF
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17-year-old injured in New Haven Read Street shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 17-year-old boy was injured in a shooting on Read Street in New Haven Monday night, according to police. The New Haven Police Department responded to an alert of gunfire on Read Street between Winchester Avenue and Newhall Street around 5:21 p.m. Officers were notified on scene that a 17-year-old […]

Sound on Sound Music Fest in Bridgeport Called ‘S— Show’ by Attendees

Bridgeport, CT was the site of the "Sound on Sound" music festival this past weekend (9/24/22 - 9/25/22) and by most accounts, it didn't go well. The show had multiple headlining acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks and the Lumineers, but attendees say it was hard to hear them due to sound issues. That is not the only complaint to come out of the weekend. Below are fan complaints from a Facebook page called "Sound on Sound - Ants Marching."

A Stop in at Dive Bar & Restaurant, Milford, CT

We planned an afternoon on Gulf Beach after lunch to catch up on life. We never got there. We stopped at Dive Bar & Restaurant, a place offering a great view of Long Island Sound that’s just across the street. Oddly, Connecticut’s expansive coastline offers little waterside dining. This Dive Bar is just over the Milford border in West Haven.
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Stratford police: Man wanted for 'serious' assault of woman

STRATFORD — Local police are searching for a man they say assaulted a woman he knew earlier this month. Khilee J Bennett, 27, is wanted on charges of third-degree assault, breach of peace, and two counts of violating a protective order, Stratford police said. Police said the assault occurred...

New Haven man accused of stealing cars at gunpoint that were listed for sale online

A New Haven man is facing federal charges after he stole cars at gunpoint after test driving the vehicles that were listed for sale online, authorities said. Tihaja "TJ" Ortiz-Tucker,19, of New Haven, is also accused of carjacking Uber drivers at gunpoint during a five-month crime spree involving others earlier this year, authorities said.
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Rampant illness impacts Shelton school bus runs

SHELTON — Illnesses have run through the city-run bus company, preventing several bus runs last week, with impacts expected to continue into this week. Superintendent Ken Saranich and Mayor Mark Lauretti, in a joint statement to parents Friday, said the city-owned Shelton Student Transportation Service experienced a 15 percent staff absence due to illness last week.

State troopers find discarded ATM in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut state troopers located an emptied and discarded ATM in Bridgeport on Monday, according to their Facebook post. “You never know what you might see when patrolling the highways of Connecticut,” the post read. State troopers stated that DOT crew members first spotted the abandoned ATM on Route 8 and promptly […]

Avelo Airlines: 14 Destinations and Growing

New Haven, CT (WTNH) – As Avelo Airlines approaches its one year anniversary of flying out of Tweed-New Haven Airport, they can happily reflect on how the airline has grown and expanded. CT Style Host Natasha Lubczenko was joined in the studio by Avelo Airlines Founder and CEO Andrew Levy, to discuss their accomplishments in the past year, and what the future might look like.

Greer Centers Biz Dispute In Bid For New Trial

Incarcerated sex offender Rabbi Daniel Greer took the witness stand to testify about a strained relationship — not the sexual relationships previously described in court with his former student, but about a business relationship with the family of one of those students. Those were the topics discussed, and conspicuously...

4 Waterbury schools shelter-in-place Tuesday following threats

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Four Waterbury schools are operating under a shelter-in-place order on Tuesday following threats made to the schools. Waterbury police said they are investigating a social media school threat involving Enlightenment School and Jonathan E. Reed Elementary School that was made on Monday evening. A separate threat was also made to Crosby […]

He’s 17 and studying at a college in Connecticut. First he had to escape war, ‘explosions and total uncertainty’ to get here.

Growing up in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oleksandr “Sasha” Stelmakh had long wanted to come to the United States. But he didn’t expect to get here this soon and to be attending Southern Connecticut State University as a 17-year-old computer science major. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine sped up his life’s journey and, six weeks after he and his mother, Yuliia Stelmakh, left their home, they ...