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  1. Video Goes Viral: Amtrak Train Blasts Hudson Valley Commuters With Snow

    Video Goes Viral: Amtrak Train Blasts Hudson Valley Commuters With Snow

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. — A video that's gone viral of an Amtrak train en route from Westchester County and roaring into Rhinebeck Station on Wednesday morning, covering commuters with an avalanche of snow and ice, is hard not to laugh at. But for the woman busy texting who didn't see it coming,  it's probably something she will never forget.The sequence was shown Thursday on NBC's ...

  2. Sandy Hook Man Is The Bee's Knees In Massive Hive Scare

    Sandy Hook Man Is The Bee's Knees In Massive Hive Scare

    PELHAM, N.Y. -- Tony Planakis, aka "Tony Bees," a former NYPD detective who used to scoop up wayward bees for the police department, was busy in Pelham Thursday trying to wrangle 750 pounds of tree and bees into submission.The buzzing trouble started when a tree contractor was trying to remove a tree near the intersection of Irving Place and Cliff Avenue when they spotted the ...

  3. How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Newtown?

    How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Newtown?

    Both Presidents Day and George Washington's birthday always are celebrated on the third Monday of February, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The story of Presidents Day begins in 1800. Following Washington’s death in 1799, his Feb. 22 birthday became a day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the ...

  4. Route 136 Blocked By Fallen Tree In Easton

    Route 136 Blocked By Fallen Tree In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. -- Easton residents brave enough to be out driving, should take note that Route 136 is completely blocked by a fallen tree, according to the Easton Volunteer Fire Department and Easton Police Department.The tree is blocking the roadway just east of Redding Road. State highway officials have been notified and are in route to remove the tree. Drivers are urged to seek ...

  5. State Trooper Helping Motorist Rear-Ended On Route 7 In Brookfield

    State Trooper Helping Motorist Rear-Ended On Route 7 In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- A Connecticut state trooper who was helping a stranded motorist was rear-ended on Route 7 in Brookfield, according to the Connecticut State Police.The unidentified trooper was helping the motorist, whose car had broken down, near exit 12 in Brookfield when her cruiser was struck from behind by another vehicle, state police said.Both the trooper and the operator of ...

  6. Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    A snowy owl rescued by a Peekskill photographer on Saturday in Fairfield County has died from starvation, according to the wildlife center who was nursing the owl back to health."This was a first-year bird. It arrived in Connecticut already compromised from the long migration from the tundra, the Arctic," said Christine Cummings, president of A Place Called Hope.The owl, which ...

  7. Suspect Being Questioned In Homicide Of Stamford Man, 26

    Suspect Being Questioned In Homicide Of Stamford Man, 26

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A suspect is being questioned Thursday in connection with the murder of a Stamford man who was brutally killed at a luxury Manhattan apartment on Saturday, according to multiple sources.James Rackover, who lives in the apartment where Joseph Comunale of Stamford, 26, was killed, is in police custody, but has not been charged, reported the New York Post.The apartment, ...

  8. Much-Needed Rain Expected To Move Across Newtown

    Much-Needed Rain Expected To Move Across Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As drought conditions persist across Fairfield County, some much-needed rain is in the forecast Wednesday to offer a little relief.A 70 percent chance rain is predicted to move into the area before 4 p.m. and could dump up to a quarter-of-an-inch of rain before becoming scattered showers overnight, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures are ...

  9. Woman With Bethel Arrest Warrant Apprehended In New York

    Woman With Bethel Arrest Warrant Apprehended In New York

    PAWLING, N.Y. -- A Pawling woman was apprehended by New York State Police for being a fugitive from Connecticut after troopers stopped to check on her welfare, according to New York State Trooper Melissa McMorris.Troopers were checking out a car parked in a dark parking lot along Route 22 in Pawling with its lights on when they found Rosemarie P. Castillo, 58, behind the wheel, McMorris ...

  10. Danbury Man Busted On Drug, Gun Charges

    Danbury Man Busted On Drug, Gun Charges

    DANBURY, Conn. --  A Danbury man was busted for selling drugs out of his Ken Oaks Drive home after police received complaints from residents, according to Danbury Police.Claudio Matrinez-Abreu, 31, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 after officers with the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (S.I.D.), with the assistance of the Community Conditions ...

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