Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

Happenings NOW 6-21 thru 6-23-2011

10:02am--Fairfield--Thieves prefer easy targets so it goes without saying to make sure you lock your doors before going to work or to the store.  Police just nabbed a man in the Merritt Street area (near Park Ave.) testing doorknobs and checking windows.  An alert neighbor spotted the man, called police with an description and remained on the line as police set up a perimeter.  By 10:08am  police had the man in custody catching him red handed.   9:22pm--Bridgeport--4 year old boy assaulted by mother's boyfriend at Harral Ave, Greene Homes Building One. Apparent head injury, police are investigating. With graduation and wedding season in full swing, how do you know how to select a good SD card for your camera?…

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Happenings NOW 6-19 thru 6-20 2011

Fire leaves 3 homeless in Fairfield. Story and Photos by Rich Pittera---Fairfield Fire Department responded to 131 Tunxis Hill Road shortly before 6p.m. Sunday evening. Heavy fire was showing from the rear of the building. Firefighters affected a quick knockdown and then entered the building and performed a primary search. The building was found unoccupied with the exception of two family pets; two cats. Both cats were located and were evacuated safely. The fire was then quickly extinguished and the damage was relatively minor compared to what it could have been. The fire appeared to have originated from second floor in the rear of the building, and extended from an outside porch to the inside of the residence. The bulk…

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Happenings NOW 6-15 thru 6-18

Connecticut Investigating Bad Gasoline Sold in Fairfield. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is investigating bad gasoline being sold from Fairfield to Guilford. One local site in particular is the Mobil Station at 2093 Post Road in Fairfield (photo)  as well as Mobil at 1354 Boston Post Road in Milford, Mobil at 200 Sargent Drive in New Haven, the Mobil at the Milford rest area, Mobil at 500 Boston Post Road in Guilford, Stop & Shop at 1360 E. Town Road in Milford. Consumers also are urged to notify the Department of Consumer Protection fuel standards unit of any problems by calling 800-842-2649 or e-mail them at food.standards@ct.gov. 11:45am--#Stratford--Police continue manhunt on Honeyspot Road. Not sure why the man is…

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Happenings NOW 6-15

  SILVER ALERT--Fairfield--Police are looking for an 83 year old male Joseph Maloney who the family describes as completely competent. Maloney does not have any other medical problems and does not take any medications.  Maloney was suppose to attend a meeting at the St. Vincent’s Foundationat 1200 pm and never arrived.  Maloney is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, 150 – 165 pounds, white hair, wearing glasses and possibly a green “Cal Poly Mustangs” cap. He drives a gray 2008 Mazda 3 bearing CT registration 772-MZN.  locating him as soon as possible.    UPDATE--FOUND!! The missing man from Fairfield was just located in Allegany, NY with the use of their police department’s license plate reader.  He is in good health…

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Happenings NOW 6-13 thru 6-14 2011

12:53am--Bridgeport--Police are investigating a stabbing at 465 Wilmont Avenue on the second floor.  Victim says it was her ex-boyfriend.  She was stabbed in the chest and losing a lot of blood, she is being rushed to the hospital in serious condition.   The ex-boyfriend has fled the scene.   Police are looking for a black male 5’6” 155 pounds wearing a white tee shirt dark sweat pants, glasses, clean shaven. Police believe he is on Bruce Avenue and are investigating.  2:01am--UPDATE--Bridgeport Police has suspect in custody.     Fairfield--Referendum to restore $800,000 to Board of Ed budget fails. 8640 Yes votes required to overturn Results: YES-4311 NO-3553   Police from Stratford and Bridgeport are searching for a suspect in a possible carjacking…

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Will ABC Cancel ‘General Hospital’ for Katie Couric?

Just a few weeks after ABC announced that it is canceling “All My Children” and “One Life To Live“, TMZ is reporting that it has made a 20 million dollar deal for Katie Couric. The network is allegedly poised to cancel “General Hospital” to make room for Couric’s program. ABC issued a statement saying that it had “”No comment at this time,” which is not exactly a denial. Read More....

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Happenings NOW 6-8 thru 6-12

Firefighters from all around the Bridgeport area paused to reflect and remember those that passed away this year. This year's service was held at Assumption Church in Westport. 1:59pm--#Stratford--Fire Department on scene at Klondike Street for a kitchen fire. Fire department reports light smoke coming from the home. UPDATE--Bridgeport and Milford Fire Department providing mutual aid to cover stations while Stratford FD battles a blaze on Klondike Street. UPDATE-- Kitchen fire spreads and leaves 7 in the family homeless, Red Cross is assisting them. The mother of the family sent to the hospital with smoke inhalation, expected to be released soon. A quick knockdown confined the fire to the kitchen and hallway.   Heat and smoke damage throughout the home.…

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Happenings NOW 6-5 thru 6-7

5:10pm--#Bridgeport--An 11 year old was just shot in the arm at1217 Iranistan Ave. Uncertain what type of gun or who shot him. On 06/06/11 Jermaine Johnson DOB (02/24/86) was arrested at 12 Carthage St in Fairfield after a loaded Glock 45 Caliber handgun was found inside his former apartment. Johnson had threatened to kill his wife, with the same handgun during an argument inside the Carthage St apartment during the early morning hours of 05/31/11. Johnson was charged with Threatening 2nd Degree 53a-62, Criminal Possession of a Firearm 53a-217c, Reckless Endangerment 1st 53a-63, Negligent Storage of a Firearm 53a-217a, Disorderly Conduct 53a-182, and Tampering with a Witness 53a-151. He was held on a $500,000 bond and a court date of…

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