9:02pm–Police are investigating a home invasion possibly known to the suspect at 84 Lewis Street. Police are looking for stocky five foot seven Hispanic male wearing a brown hoodie, bullet proof vest and black ball cap. The suspect was tied up the victim. The suspect had a gun. No word if anything was taken.
3:36am–#Bridgeport CT–In this day and age of instant communications it was once again police on routine patrol reported to firefighters a fire at 1150 Main Street where 47-year-old Javier Berrios was severely burned. He is listed in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital, he was unable to speak to investigators. The fire started in a room at the rear of the second floor of the building. Berrios was trapped between door and security gate, the way he entered and exited the building was blocked by fire. The entire block is owned by the Bridgeport Redevelopment Agency and has been vacant for years.
#Ansonia CT–cttraffic–Route 8 northbound was closed for over 14 hours Thursday. State Police say Chris Roche, 38, of Bayberry Road in Fairfield was found to be at fault for the accident . Connecticut Tank Removal was called to the scene for the hazardous removal of of iso-cyanate derivatives which can cause lung and liver damage if not properly handled. It is used to make foam insulation, in paint and in a protective coating to line truck beds . Police say Roche was traveling in his Ford F-250 pickup, pulling a 24-foot enclosed box trailer when he swerved from the right lane and struck the metal guard rail at the side of the highway. He then crossed over and crossed over to the left lane hitting the cement barrier in the median, spilling the 55-gallon drum barrels. The chemical then froze during clean up and had to milled off the highway. Roche will be billed for
4:36pm–#Bridgeport CT– 2 car accident at Lafayette and State Street tying up traffic.
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is creating the Emergency Communications Taskforce, which will be responsible for reviewing how state government communicates with residents, with special attention to those who are non-English speakers, have disabilities, or have certain functional needs. While the group will look at all communications, the immediate focus will be on communications during emergency situations, which will be followed by a more detailed look at overall communications due at the beginning of next year. “Approximately 21% of Connecticut citizens speak a language other than English at home, and approximately 22% of Connecticut citizens report having a disability,” Governor Malloy wrote in a letter to Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Commissioner Dora B. Schriro, who will head the taskforce. “There is a need to establish a more comprehensive framework to overcome these communication barriers, particularly in emergency situations.” The taskforce
Announces Plan for Additional Round of Funding (HARTFORD, CT) – Joined by board members and executives from provider agencies, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that 146 projects have been selected to receive a total of $20 million in awards as part of the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. “Partnering with these organizations is a smart fiscal investment to ensure that these agencies can continue to provide services while doing so in an efficient, cost-effective way,” said Governor Malloy, who made the announcement at Chrysalis Center, a provider agency slated to received funding to provide job training, employment services and conference space. “This is the largest commitment our state has made to support and invest in these community-based organizations that provide critical services to individuals in every city and town in our state.” Under Section 13 of Public Act 13-239, adopted last June, the purpose of the NGP is to improve the