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The News-Times

Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Liz:

Newtown High closing early due to water damage from frozen pipe, official says

Newtown High School is closing early Monday due to flooding caused by a frozen pipe, the district's superintendent said. → Read More

Danbury woman pleads guilty in fatal fentanyl overdose of 1-year-old grandson

Cora Brandon pleaded guilty Monday in the death of her 1-year-old grandson, who overdosed after ingesting fentanyl while in her care in 2021. → Read More

Danbury man to be sentenced today in 2019 shooting death of friend

David Ramos, of Danbury, has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and other charges in the 2019 shooting death of his friend, Jason Hoffman. → Read More

Jury finds Bethel man guilty of sexually assaulting child he babysat

A jury found Nathan Shupp, of Bethel, guilty of inappropriately touching a child he babysat, according to the Danbury state's attorney. → Read More

New Milford woman who worked for Bethel landscaper pleads guilty to tax evasion

Melissa Pezzolo, of New Milford, pleaded guilty to failing to file personal income taxes and for her employer, a Bethel landscaping company, officials say. → Read More

Third person charged in Southbury Training School arson

Julia Sousa Ninno, of New Milford, is the third person charged in the December arson fire at the Southbury Training School, state police said. → Read More

Snow is in the forecast this week. Will CT have a white Christmas?

A storm will bring snow to parts of Connecticut this week and frigid temperatures for Christmas weekend, the National Weather Service said. → Read More

Greenwich teacher emailed TikTok of child sex abuse, officials say

Nicholas Skirkanich, a Ridgefield resident and Greenwich High teacher, emailed a TikTok video containing child sex abuse imagery, federal officials said. → Read More

Danbury man, 71, confessed to setting brush fires in New York, sheriff says

Danbury man, 71, was charged with five counts of arson after Putnam County sheriff says he admitted setting brush fires on Old Milltown Road in Southeast, N.Y. → Read More

UConn student who sexually assaulted girl, 14, and is accused of dorm assault still enrolled, records show

Leonardo Villanes-Medina pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting girl, 14, and has been charged with sex assault of a fellow student in UConn dorm, records show. → Read More

Newtown police: Woman wearing disguise fled cops after trying to cash fraudulent check

Police are looking for a woman fled from officers after trying to cash a fraudulent check at Newtown Savings Bank on Church Hill Road on Monday. → Read More

Two-car crash in Brookfield sends one to hospital, fire department says

A two-vehicle crash on Route 133 and Obtuse Road South in Brookfield put a car on its roof and sent one person to the hospital Monday afternoon. → Read More

New Milford police find vehicle involved in fatal hit-and-run

New Milford police have found the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run that killed Danbury resident Galo Rafael Guaman-Sarmiento on Tuesday. → Read More

Bethel house fire displaces two families on Grassy Plain Street

A house fire Sunday on Grassy Plain Street in Bethel displaced two families, including four adults and two children, according to officials. → Read More

Police release photos of getaway cars linked to Woodbury stabbing

Connecticut State Police released photos of three vehicles wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred Saturday on Main Street South in Woodbury. → Read More

I-84 in Newtown closed after wrong-way crash involving car and tractor-trailer, police say

A wrong-way crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car shut down eastbound Interstate-84 in Newtown between exits 9 and 10 Monday morning, state police said. → Read More

NY man, 24, dies after car plunges into Housatonic River in Kent, police say

Dillon M. Miller, of New York, died after the car he was a passenger in plunged into the Housatonic River in Kent on Friday, police said. → Read More

Police: Bethel man killed in New Milford hit-and-run crash on Route 7

New Milford police said John W. Capodanno, 64, of Bethel, was killed Thursday in a hit-and-run crash on Route 7. → Read More

Father of Peter Manfredonia, accused of deadly crime spree, admits sexually assaulting teen

Robert Manfredonia was accused of sexually assaulting a teen in his Newtown home weeks before police say his son killed two people during a 2020 crime spree. → Read More

Danbury bakeries ordered to pay nearly $1 million in back wages to employees

Padaminas bakeries in Danbury and Mount Vernon, N.Y., have been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in back wages and damages to dozens of employees. → Read More