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Ben Lambert


New Haven, CT, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

Weston chess star is suing, others who accused him of cheating for $100 million

Hans Niemann, a former Weston student, has filed a defamation lawsuit against and others who accused him of cheating. → Read More

I-84 East closed in Danbury after tractor trailer overturns, firefighters say

The highway was closed between Exit 3 and Exit 4 Sunday afternoon after a tractor trailer overturned, spilling a load of wood. → Read More

Stamford police: Two pedestrians killed in early Saturday crash

The two victims, both 25-year-old Stamford residents, were pronounced dead shortly after the crash on Washington Boulevard, police said. → Read More

Man charged in overdose death of Ridgefield resident at Florida bachelor party

Thomas Gleason, 26, of Ridgefield, fatally overdosed in May on fentanyl and other narcotics he received at a bachelor party in Florida, officials said. → Read More

Norwalk road closed due to Sunday morning crash, police say

A portion of Martin Luther King Drive has been closed in Norwalk this Sunday after a crash, according to police. Norwalk Police / Contributed Pho NORWALK — A portion of Martin Luther King Drive closed Sunday morning after a motor vehicle crash, according to police. The road was closed between its intersections between Lowe and Knapp streets around 8:25 a.m., officials announced on Twitter. → Read More

Off-duty firefighter rescues woman from burning car in Brookfield on Route 7, officials say

Nicholas Perri, a firefighter in White Plains, N.Y., was on his way home when he rescued a woman from a burning car on Route 7 in Brookfield, officials said. → Read More

Police: 'Around the clock' manhunt continues for Naugatuck felon wanted for killing daughter

Police say Christopher Francisquini has been on the run since Nov. 18 when he killed his infant daughter, Camilla, in their Naugatuck home. → Read More

Former Stamford attorney pleads guilty to embezzling $700K from clients, feds say

William McCullough, 62, now of Westerly, R.I., faces a maximum of 20 years, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. → Read More

Pedestrian hospitalized after being hit by car, Danbury police say

A man was arrested in connection with the incident, which happened on Saturday night on Kennedy Avenue, police said. → Read More

Police: NY man seriously hurt in wrong-way I-95 crash in Stamford

Police said Edgar Alvarracinvizhco, of Port Chester, was seriously hurt after crashing into a tractor-trailer while driving the wrong way on I-95 in Stamford. → Read More

Temperatures drop nearly 25 degrees for Sunday across Connecticut, forecasters say

The high temperature was 75 degrees on Saturday in the New Haven area, according to the National Weather Service. For Sunday, the high is expected to peak at 49 degrees. → Read More

Bethel landscaper who underreported $1.8M gets 8 months for tax evasion

Bethel resident Timothy Draper, owner of T&M Lawn & Landscape and "numerous" rental properties, was sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion. → Read More

Danbury man accused of sexual assault reentered US illegally, officials say

The Danbury man, previously deported to Ecuador, came to the attention of federal immigration officials after a June sexual assault charge, prosecutors said. → Read More

New England magician charged with child pornography offense, feds say

The Massachusetts man, a children's magician, was charged after allegedly "improperly interacting" with a Cambodian boy at a park, according to federal prosecutors. → Read More

Westport schools locked down as police investigate call

Staples High School and Bedford Middle School were placed on lockdown around 9:30 a.m. Friday, according to Superintendent Thomas Scarice. → Read More

Two Norwalk gas stations robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, police say

No one was injured in either incident, police said. → Read More

Darien liquor store robbed at gunpoint, police say

Darien police said an employee of Discount Wine and Spirits on Post Road was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night. → Read More

Police: Man followed woman home in Darien and robbed money she withdrew from bank

Darien police say the woman was followed to her Maywood Road home where a man robbed her of money she had just withdrawn from a bank in town. → Read More

After heavy rains, sunny skies expected this weekend in CT

After more than 2 inches of rain fell in parts of Connecticut, skies are expected to be clear to start the weekend, the National Weather Service said. → Read More

Heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms expected today in CT, weather service says

More than an inch of rain is possible across much of Connecticut and could lead to flooding in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More