Cupcake Deemed ‘Security Threat,’ Confiscated By TSA

BOSTON -- A Peabody woman says a cupcake she tried to take on a flight with her sparked a potential security threat this week.Rebecca Hains says she was going through security at the airport in Las Vegas when a TSA agent pulled her aside and said the cupcake frosting was “gel-like” enough to constitute a security risk. Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/30062442/detail.html#ixzz1hPEfOYEZ

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Two Fatal Car Crashes Last Night

[caption id="attachment_5595" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Route 7 Connector was closed until 4:30 as police investigated this accident."][/caption] In two stories we reported live as it was happening to guide you around the traffic two men have lost their lives. At 10:25pm we reported that a crash happened in New Canaan at Ponus Ridge Road and Lake Wind Road. Police on the scene  reported that one person was unconscious, it turned out to be the passenger of the car who was pronounced dead a the scene. There was mention of not being able to locate the driver and we weren't certain if he was thrown from the vehicle or fled the scene. It turned out he fled the scene and was picked…

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Bridgeport Firefighters Help Out Santa

[caption id="attachment_5591" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Firefighters Across Bridgeport Gave Santa A Hand"][/caption] Bridgeport firefighters were given an Elf field commission by Santa to assist in delivering toys and meals to children throughout the city.   Firefighters spend the entire year collecting the toys and the last two days wrapping and checking the list and checking it twice for deliveries in the next couple of days.  It was a pleasure to spend time with Captain Richard Donofrio and the crew of Engine 12 on Beechmont Avenue Thursday night and spreading the cheer and delivering the gifts.   This video report captured the magic in the children's eyes!

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Promotions at Bridgeport Police Department

[caption id="attachment_5576" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="6 new detectives and a new Deputy Chief"][/caption] Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. presided over promotion ceremonies for a new deputy chief and six new detectives.  During the ceremonies, Captain James Baraja will be promoted to Deputy Chief. The following police officers were sworn in as detectives: Gregory Iamartino, Thomas Scholl II, Vincent Lariccia, Wilfredo Nieves, Lawrence Lazaro Jr. and Jessi Pizarro.  Photos can be viewed on Facebook or Shutterfly

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Occupy Darien shrinks to 4

As of 1:30 p.m., four people were demonstrating in Tilley Pond Park, including Rague and Redding Constable Leif Smith, who sang to an audience of reporters and the few police officers left. Darien Police have sent many officers home because there is no need for them.  Read full story....

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Dramatic Video from Shooting In Bridgeport

[caption id="attachment_5549" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Bridgeport's 19th Homicide Of The Year"][/caption] 21-year Dayquan Henry, of Carroll Avenue was shot multiple times and died of his injuries on Newfield Ave. in Bridgeport. The shooting occurred shortly after 12:30am, police found his body in a backyard although you can see in the video an officer marking a shell casing on Beardsley Street at the corner of Newfield Ave. Witnesses say they heard several gunshots and then heard a car speed away down Beardsley Street. This is Bridgeport's 19th homicide of the year. If you have information on this shooting Bridgeport Police ask you contact the detective bureau at 203-581-5201; All information will be confidential.

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Boy disciplined after waving gun-shaped pizza slice

SMYRNA, Tenn. - For the rest of the semester, a Rutherford County elementary student has to eat lunch at the "silent table" for allegedly waving around a slice of pizza some say resembled a gun.  Nicholas' mother LeAnn calls her son's punishment "absolutely ridiculous" saying he was just playing around and never said anything derogatory or anything about shooting anyone.  Read full story......

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