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Casey Donahue

Assistant Managing Editor

Originally from Pennsylvania, Casey graduated from Fairfield University with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. He has covered several towns in Fairfield County since 2010. 

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  1. Update: Monroe's Route 34 Reopens After Crash Involving School Bus

    Update: Monroe's Route 34 Reopens After Crash Involving School Bus

    Update: Route 34 in Monroe reopened to traffic in both directions at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.   The driver of the van was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Waterbury Hospital with “potentially life-threatening injuries” after the crash with a school bus on Route 34 near the Stevenson Dam, police told the Monroe Courier. Route34 was closed for about four hours after the ...

  2. Crash Involving School Bus Closes Route 34 In Monroe At Stevenson Dam

    Crash Involving School Bus Closes Route 34 In Monroe At Stevenson Dam

    MONROE, Conn. -- An accident involving a school bus has closed part of Route 34 in Monroe at the Stevenson Dam near the Oxford town line Wednesday.Monroe Police said the collision involved a school bus with no students on board.The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department said at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday that crews were responding to the major motor vehicle accident. Route 34 is closed ...

  3. 3 To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible For Newtown; Winter Storm Watch In Effect

    3 To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible For Newtown; Winter Storm Watch In Effect

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday evening, as the National Weather Service predicts that 3 to 6 inches of snow could be headed for Fairfield County.Higher amounts of snow in excess of 6 inches are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Winds gusting as high as 35 to 45 mph will cause areas of blowing and ...

  4. Troopers Warn Of Scammers Claiming To Be From Connecticut State Police

    Troopers Warn Of Scammers Claiming To Be From Connecticut State Police

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Scammers are claiming to be from the Connecticut State Police in order to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting victims.A victim recently reported that they were contacted by an unknown person, claiming to be from the state police. The caller said that the victim had written a check to the Connecticut State Police and that the check had bounced. The ...

  5. Greenwich Man Loses $600K After Getting Fake Email From Attorney

    Greenwich Man Loses $600K After Getting Fake Email From Attorney

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A Greenwich man was scammed out of $600,000 by someone he thought was his attorney closing on a real estate deal, according to Greenwich Patch.Police told Greenwich Patch that the man was preparing to close on a real estate deal when he received an email on Friday, Dec. 29, asking him to wire funds to California. Thinking that the email was from his attorney, the ...

  6. Arbitrator Doubts Accusations That Fairfield Teacher Exposed Self: Report

    Arbitrator Doubts Accusations That Fairfield Teacher Exposed Self: Report

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An arbitrator appointed by the Fairfield Board of Education has recommended that a Fairfield Warde High School teacher accused of exposing himself to a student, should not be fired following an investigation into the allegations, according to the Connecticut Post.Jeff Iwanicki, 45, of Milford was arrested last year after a 15-year-old student told police that he had ...

  7. Thief Makes Off With BMW Left Running In Ridgefield Parking Lot

    Thief Makes Off With BMW Left Running In Ridgefield Parking Lot

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Police are warning Ridgefield residents to not leave their cars unlocked or running after a man watched someone drive off in his 2016 BMW this weekend.At around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, officers responded to the parking lot of 46 Danbury Road in Ridgefield on a report of a stolen car. The complainant said he had parked his car and left it running while he ran ...

  8. Man In Van Smashes Car Window, Steals Purse At Wilton YMCA

    Man In Van Smashes Car Window, Steals Purse At Wilton YMCA

    WILTON, Conn. -- A man driving a van smashed a car window and stole a purse at the Wilton YMCA last week, according to police.On Friday, Dec. 29 a dark colored van was seen driving into the parking lot of the YMCA at around 5:30 p.m., police said. A man described as a black male with a goatee, wearing a knit hat and jeans, was seen getting out of the van and looking inside parked cars ...

  9. Police: Wilton Man Upset Over Water Threatened To Put Elderly Mom Outside

    Police: Wilton Man Upset Over Water Threatened To Put Elderly Mom Outside

    WILTON, Conn. -- A Wilton man who was not receiving any water at his home made repeated calls to 911 and at one point threatened to put his 91-year-old mother out in the cold until police arrived, according to police.Police said that they received numerous 911 calls Monday morning regarding no water service to a home. They spoke with the resident, identified as 67-year-old Thomas Hatch, ...

  10. Connecticut Sees Increase In Crashes Over New Year's Weekend

    Connecticut Sees Increase In Crashes Over New Year's Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut highways saw an increase in crashes over the New Year's weekend this year, including fatal crashes in Trumbull and Glastonbury, according to state police.The first fatal crash of the weekend occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 on Route 8 in Trumbull. William Pollock, 55, of Ansonia hit the back of a box truck and was taken to Bridgeport ...

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