Protect your finances while on vacation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — As you plan your travels, you know you’re going to be spending more money than usual, which could put you at risk. We are stretching your dollar with ways to keep your finances protected while on the road. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and packing. Well, you also want to add calling your bank to your pre-vacation to-do list. From restaurants to amusement parks, you can bet you’ll be shelling out the green stuff on vacation this year. Before you hand Read More …

Danbury Firefighters rescue ducklings stuck in a storm drain

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Firefighters in Danbury made a daring rescue this week. Fire crews came to the rescue of some ducklings stuck in a storm drain. (Photo Courtesy: Danbury Fire Department) The ducklings were in a storm drain right near a parking garage on Delay Street. When crews arrived on the scene, the mother duck was frantic, quacking hysterically. (Photo Courtesy: Danbury Fire Department) Firefighters removed the storm drain and got everyone out safely. The reunited mother duck and ducklings then marched off toward the Still River. (Photo Courtesy: Read More …

Heat, humidity will make it feel like 100 degrees

[…] the National Weather Service has posted a heat advisory for southern Fairfield County until 6 p.m. It says the combination of high temperatures and humidity will push the heat index to make it feel like 100 degrees. The highest heat index values will occur this afternoon, peaking at 99 in Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport, 98 in New Haven and 93 in Danbury. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who Read More …

Man charged in Danbury robbery

DANBURY – Police have arrested a second man who they say was involved in a early morning strong arm robbery earlier this month. Police said Samuel Mills, 48, turned himself in to police this week after learning there was a warrant for his arrest on a number of charges including second-degree assault and second-degree robbery. Police said Mills and Harry Thompson, 42, of Waterbury, were responsible for attacking two men on Dr. Aaron B. Samuels Blvd on July 2 during a street robbery and took the victim’s money and and Read More …

Get ready for our next heat wave

To be classified as a heat wave there have to be at least three consecutive days with high temperatures of at least 90 degrees. A heat advisory has been issued for the New York City metro area for Wednesday with heat index values making it feel like the upper 90s. An air quality alert has been issued for the Connecticut shoreline with high ozone levels expected. When pollution levels are elevated, it’s recommended that people consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People Read More …

New Indian restaurant joins Fairfield dining scene

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 Finto Antony, co-owner of the new Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Finto Antony, co-owner of the new Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 35 The new Taj

Connecticut Tango Festival kicks off July 21-22 in Middletown, Milford

MILFORD, MIDDLETOWN >> If you love ballroom dancing – and particularly the tango – you need to send some love out to the Milford Arts Council, whose continued association with Tango Sue#xf1;o Academy brings the 10th year of the Connecticut Tango Festival starting July 21 and culminating July 30. The action takes place not only in Milford but Middletown, Danbury and Norwalk – starting with a tango social “Milonga” with guest Dale Ellison July 21 from 7:30 to 11 p. Read more of  Connecticut Tango Festival kicks off July 21-22 in Middletown, Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media girls track all-stars

Updated 6:14 pm, Monday, July 17, 2017 Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brianna Auray runs the anchor leg in the girls 4 x 400 meter relay at the State Open Outdoor Track championships at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Conn. on Monday, June 5, 2017. Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brianna Auray runs the anchor leg in the girls 4 x 400 meter relay at the State Open Outdoor   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media girls track all-stars

Five Below opening soon in Trumbull’s Hawley Lane plaza

Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 A view inside one of the empty retail spaces at Hawley Lane Mall in Trumbull, Conn., on Thursday Mar. 29, 2017. A nearly 10,000-square-foot space in the Hawley Lane shopping mall vacated by clothing retailer Joyce Leslie last year will soon be occupied by teen and pre-teen chain Five Below. less A view inside one of the empty retail spaces at Hawley Lane Mall in Trumbull,

Here’s what to expect with the weather this week

Hottest days of the week and rising humidity levels will be on Wednesday, Thursday (peaking at 87 degrees) and Friday. Best chances of showers are in northwest Connecticut, around New Milford, and in western Connecticut around Danbury. “Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain,” the NWS says. Showers and thunderstorms have varied across the area with some areas getting torrential downpours and others just some getting sprinkles. Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford has had 24.42 inches of rain, about an inch above normal. Scattered Read More …

Danbury woman charged with child abandonment

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Danbury woman has been charged with child abandonment. 22-year-old Anny Castillo allegedly abandoned her newborn baby behind a grocery store back in May. Related Content: Danbury Police arrest mother following abandoned baby investigation from May Castillo turned herself in to police earlier this week. She has been ordered not to have contact with the infant. Related Content: Officials: Abandoned baby could have been left at hospital The two-month old boy is now in state custody. Officials say he is healthy. Read more of  Danbury woman charged with child abandonment

Motorcyclist dies in Brookfield crash

BROOKFIELD — A motorcyclist was killed Saturday night in a three-vehicle crash on Candlewood Lake Road. The Brookfield Accident Investigation Team (B.A.I.T) is investigating the crash between two cars and a motorcycle that also sent one of the occupants of the car to Danbury Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night near 105 Candlewood Lake Road, which was closed for a few hours overnight. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact Kevin Brooks at 203-775-2575.   Read Read More …

‘Brews & BBQ’ festival takes place at Ives Concert Park; Spin Doctors headline

Photo: SONY DSC / Contributed Photo Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Spin Doctors will perform at the “Brews & BBQ” festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Saturday, July 22. Spin Doctors will perform at the “Brews & BBQ” festival at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Saturday, July 22. Photo: SONY DSC / Contributed Photo Image   Read more of  ‘Brews & BBQ’ festival takes place at Ives Concert Park; Spin Doctors headline

Mom of abandoned baby ordered to have no contact with child

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a newborn boy whose umbilical cord was still attached when he was found alone behind a Connecticut grocery store has been ordered to have no contact with the infant. Related Content: Danbury Police arrest mother following abandoned baby investigation from May Anny Castillo was arraigned Friday in Danbury on charges of abandonment of a child under the age of six years and other offenses. She remains free on $1,500 bond. Related Content: Officials: Abandoned baby could have been left at hospital Authorities say Read More …

Early morning fight sends Danbury woman to hospital

DANBURY—Three women have been charged in an early morning fight at Elmer’s Diner that sent one woman to the hospital. Police were called to Elmer’s Diner on Padanaram Road around 2:28 a.m. after a fight broke out between Kennly Caceres, 24, and sisters Carla and Michell Morla, both 27. Carla and Michell had been eating at the diner with their boyfriends when they overheard Caceres talking about one of the men, police said. The sisters left the diner but then decided to come back and confront Caceres. The three Danbury Read More …

Is ‘dry drowning’ real?

“The bottom line is, I think this is an academic concern that’s created a lot of undue fear in a lot of parents,” said Dr. William Begg, vice chairman of emergency medicine at Danbury Hospital. Though Begg and other experts said children can experience complications after swimming — such as developing an infection due to inhaling water — most claim there are no known cases of completely normal children with no symptoms dying days or hours after a swim. “This is another parenting common sense topic,” said Dr. Darcy Harris, Read More …

CT Tango Fest celebrates 10th anniversary

Photo: CT Tango Festival / Contributed Photo Image 1of/9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Master Argentine Tango dancers Carolina Leonardelli and Gabriel Salvi will headline the 10th anniversary edition of the Connecticut Tango Festival 2017, with events Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, in Milford, Norwalk, Danbury and Middletown. less Master Argentine Tango dancers Carolina Leonardelli and Gabriel Salvi will headline the 10th anniversary edition of the Connecticut Tango Festival 2017, with events Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July   Read more of  CT Tango Fest celebrates 10th anniversary

Woman Who Abandoned Newborn Behind Danbury Grocery Ordered Not To Make Contact With Infant

A mother who abandoned her son behind a Main Street grocery in May hours after he was born was ordered Friday to have no contact with the two-month-old infant, now in the charge of state child welfare workers. Anny Castillo, 22, of Danbury said little in court during her arraignment on charges… Read more of  Woman Who Abandoned Newborn Behind Danbury Grocery Ordered Not To Make Contact With Infant

Danbury woman charged in case of abandoned newborn

DANBURY — A woman who is accused of abandoning a newborn boy behind a grocery store has been arrested.Police say 22-year-old Anny Castillo, of Danbury, turned herself in to authorities Thursday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.Castillo is charged with abandonment of a child under age 6, risk of injury and cruelty to a person. She was released on $1,500 bond and is to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Thursday.Police were called to the Zaytuna Grocery […] Read more of  Danbury woman charged in case of abandoned newborn

DNA leads to suspect in Newtown car theft

NEWTOWN – A 19-year-old man has been arrested after his DNA was linked to a car stolen in Newtown last year. Samuel Lopez was arrested Wednesday on warrant at Danbury Superior Court and charged with second-degree larceny. Lopez is currently serving a five-year jail term for an unrelated robbery. Police said Lopez and another, yet to be named, accomplice were tied to the theft of the vehicle from a Newtown residence located on Swamp Rd. in January of 2016. The stolen vehicle was a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Shortly after the Read More …

Danbury Police arrest mother following abandoned baby investigation from May

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Danbury Police say the mother of an abandoned baby found in May has turned herself in to authorities after learning of an active warrant for her arrest. On May 21, police received a phone call around 11:38 p.m. from someone that stated they found a baby near the Polla Supermarket on Main Street. Danbury Police patrol officers arrived on the scene and were directed by the caller to the back of the Zaytuna Grocery Store on Main and Patch streets. Related Content: Officials: Abandoned baby could have Read More …

Woman Who Abandoned Newborn Baby Behind Danbury Grocery Store Arrested

The woman who left a newborn baby boy abandoned behind a grocery store in May turned herself into police Thursday afternoon. Anny Castillo, 22, of Danbury, is charged with abandonment of a child under the age of six, risk of injury and cruelty to persons. A person found the the infant on May 21 … Read more of  Woman Who Abandoned Newborn Baby Behind Danbury Grocery Store Arrested