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Leah Brennan

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Past articles by Leah:

Police: Ridgefield man dead after one-car incident

The person who died is 43-year-old Carl Whitbeck, according to a release from police. → Read More

Remington Arms Co. offers millions to settle lawsuits with Sandy Hook Elementary School families

Court documents filed Tuesday show Remington Arms Co. offering millions to settle... → Read More

Officials: Danbury resident charged in connection to $1.3M Medicaid claim fraud

Officials said the man is accused of receiving payments of over $1.3 million in relation... → Read More

Authorities rescue endangered child, make sexual assault arrest in Danbury

Authorities arrested 35-year-old Wayne Marcell Wednesday morning around 8:30 a.m., the... → Read More

Chief: Officials to investigate police response to Danbury Library incident

Police were called to the library for a person who security asked to leave because the... → Read More

Danbury FD: Train car derailment closes part of International Drive

“Use alternate routes, expect an extended closure,” the department said in a post. → Read More

Police: Capitol shooting could be related to Southington man's weekend gunfire spree

The 74-year-old man remained hospitalized Wednesday as police said they are investigating... → Read More

Danbury police: Woman charged in death of 1-year-old grandchild

DANBURY — A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 1-year-old grandchild, according to police. Cora Brandon, 60, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, five counts of risk of injury to a minor impairing morals as well as possession of a controlled substance, according to a social media post from Danbury Police. → Read More

Police: Danbury resident arrested, facing multiple drug-related charges

Officials arrested 47-year-old Derrick “Country” Wiggins Monday, according to Danbury... → Read More

Police: Ridgefield cyclist hit by car in New Canaan

Modern LED light bar on police cruiser flashing red and blue emergency lights. avid_creative / Getty Images NEW CANAAN — A Ridgefield cyclist was sent to a hospital Wednesday after he was hit by a vehicle, according to police. EMS brought the man, who “suffered abrasions and other unknown injuries,” to Norwalk Hospital, according to Lt. Jason Ferraro of New Canaan Police Department. → Read More

Official: Fire damages two-story building in New Fairfield

“The New Fairfield Fire Marshal office is investigating,” according to fire chief... → Read More

Officials respond to Saturday blaze in New Milford

Several engines responded to the fire, according to a Facebook post → Read More

Police: Sherman crash knocks down power lines

No one was injured in the accident, which occurred Monday afternoon near Route 55 and... → Read More

Two people, dog extricated from vehicle after Saturday night accident in Redding

One person was sent to Danbury Hospital and had minor injuries, while another person who... → Read More

Officials: Firefighters battle early morning kitchen blaze in Hamden

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries in the overnight stovetop fire at an apartment... → Read More

New Milford Public Schools to go remote at the start of the week

Schools are expected to flip to that mode of instruction on Monday and Tuesday, according... → Read More

The historic Bridgewater grange building is in disrepair, but this group could save it

Bridgewater Grange Hall has served a variety of purposes over the years - including functioning as a schoolhouse, and a meeting space - prior to it getting condemned. → Read More

Mass. law firm: Companies that had planned to buy power from Candlewood Solar project back out

Dan Casagrande, a lawyer representing the town and a group of residents in opposition to the project called Rescue Candlewood Mountain, said the change marks "a huge setback for the project." → Read More

Concerns heightened after more zebra mussels spotted at Candlewood Lake

After taking out a dock last week, people found "about 6-12 live Zebra Mussels," a news release from the Candlewood Lake Authority read. → Read More

Brookfield schools launch COVID-19 dashboard

The new mechanism provides information in four categories across the four schools: staff who test positive and are in isolation, students who test positive and are in isolation, staff who are quarantining after being a close contact and students who are quarantining after being a close contact. → Read More