9; 31pm– #Bridgeport– Partial roof collapse at 583 Brooks Street
Fairfield — A transformer has exploded at the corner of Black Rock Road and Jennings Road blacking out a large area of town. We are running on battery power st this time.
8:30pm–#Monroe CT– A fire has left an Elm St. home uninhabitable and killed two cats Tuesday evening. The residents were not home when a passing driver spotted heavy smoke coming from 551 Elm St. around 7:10 pm. Once volunteer firefighters arrived on scene shortly thereafter, heavy flames were pouring out of the living room windows of the cape cod-style home. Six engines, two ladder trucks and a rescue truck staffed by approximately 40 volunteer firefighters from the Monroe, Stepney, and Stevenson fire departments extinguished the fire under the direction of Stepney Deputy Fire Chief Scott Rose Sr. It took crews about 45 minutes to fully extinguish the fire. While two cats perished in the blaze, firefighters were able to safely remove a small dog. There were no injuries to firefighters. The Monroe Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze. Per Fire Marshal Bill Davin, the house sustained very heavy damage and cannot be occupied. The Shelton, Trumbull, and Oxford volunteer fire departments
(WATERBURY, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5)., Mayor Neil O’Leary, state Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker, state lawmakers, representatives from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), and members of the state building trades, today announced several of the state’s investments in major highway, bridge and rail projects as part of ConnDOT’s 2014-2018 Transportation Capital Infrastructure Program. The Governor made the announcement at the site of one of the Capital Program’s major projects, the widening of the I-84 corridor in Waterbury, which is set to begin construction this year. “We have invested millions in our roads, bridges and railways over the last three years and have an ambitious five-year plan in place to continue upgrading and strengthening our transportation infrastructure well into the future,” said Governor Malloy. “These projects will facilitate
(Bridgeport, CT – April 14, 2014) – Five people face charges after a street fight Saturday on Taft Avenue. Police Officer Juan Esquilin was sent to 146 Taft Ave. at 9:30 p.m. for a street fight. He was told by a witness that two cars pulled up and about 10 people got out and started to fight with her boyfriend and other people on Taft Avenue. He also spoke with Marcos Dasilva, 24, who stated that he was struck by a car driven by Sean McNamara, 20. Witnesses stated that Dasilva was knocked to the ground during the fight, got up and threw a can of beer at McNamara’s vehicle as it drove away, smashing its rear window. McNamara then backed up and struck Dasilva. That incident was still under investigation when police responded to a report of someone shooting a house at 375 Silver Lane. It was later determined that McNamara lives there.
(Bridgeport, CT – April 14, 2014) — Detectives have secured an arrest warrant charging a city man with approaching and groping two high school students on separate occasions in the East Side. Detectives Martin Heanue and Jorge Cintron secured the warrant on Thursday charging Harry Rodriguez, 40, of Hallet Street. He currently is jailed on unrelated charges. The warrant charges him with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, unlawful restraint and two counts each of risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace. He will be served with the warrant in Superior Court. The warrant stems from an investigation started after a report of six incidents in March where a male approached females, improperly touched them and then ran off. Rodriguez has been charged in connection with two of those incidents, and the investigation remains ongoing. Based on descriptions by the victims, the same person is believed to be responsible for
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released a cybersecurity plan for Connecticut’s utilities to help strengthen defense against possible future threats, such as a cyberattack. Connecticut is the first state to present a cybersecurity strategy in partnership with the utilities, and will share it with other states working on similar plans. Governor Malloy initiated the report as part of his 2013 Comprehensive Energy Strategy, which called on the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to work with state agencies and conduct a review of Connecticut’s electricity, natural gas, and major water companies to assess the adequacy of their capabilities to deter interruption of service and recommend actions strengthening deterrence. “Fulfilling the promise of a more reliable energy future requires us to look beyond the foreseeable weather threats we know well in Connecticut to defend against possible future threats, such as a cyberattack on our public utilities,” said Governor Malloy,
(HARTFORD, CT) – On Tuesday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will hold a news conference in Waterbury to announce state funding for several major projects throughout the state to renovate and upgrade Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure, including highways, bridges and rail. He will be joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Mayor Neil O’Leary, state Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker, state lawmakers, representatives from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), and labor groups. WHO: Governor Malloy, Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy, Congresswoman Esty, Mayor O’Leary, Commissioner Redeker, state lawmakers, representatives from CBIA, labor groups WHAT: Governor Malloy holds news conference to announce several major projects to upgrade Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2014; 11:00 a.m. WHERE: ConnDOT commuter lot off of I-84 (Exit 23) on Hamilton Avenue in Waterbury
(Bridgeport, CT – April 14, 2014) – Three youths reported being robbed by two people, including one with a handgun. Officer Daniel Orlich responded to Moffit Street Sunday for a possible shooting but could find no evidence of an incident. A short time later, he was sent to a house several streets away and spoke to the victims. They stated that they were walking just before 9 p.m. when two males approached and robbed them at gunpoint. When one of the victims attempted to flee, he heard a loud gunshot. No one was injured.