Latest Fairfield News

Disaster declaration approved for state's tornado recovery

Aug. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut following severe storms that included four tornadoes. The tornadoes touched down in six towns in Connecticut during the May 15 storms. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked the federal government to help...

1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in Connecticut

Aug. 10, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State public health officials have confirmed the first two human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Connecticut this season. The state Department of Public Health announced Friday that residents of Fairfield and Newington have tested positive for the potentially fatal West...

GOP Connecticut governor candidates look to break out

Jul. 24, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Faced with a large field of competitors and just three weeks to go until the summertime primary, Republican candidates for Connecticut governor attempted on Tuesday to break away from the pack and get noticed by what could be a relatively small number of voters next month. They...

Police officer, citizen help pull woman from burning car

Jul. 19, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A police officer and a good Samaritan have helped rescue a woman from a burning car on Interstate 95 in Connecticut. Authorities say the woman was involved in a two-car crash in Fairfield around noon Wednesday. Bridgeport resident Frederico Davis and Conservation Police Officer John...

Ex-officer sentenced on drug charges alleges discrimination

Jul. 17, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut narcotics detective who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the theft of drugs from his department's evidence room has filed suit against his town. The Connecticut Post reported Stephen Rilling, 40, argued in his lawsuit filed in May that the...

Former officer files discrimination suit against town

Jul. 17, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut narcotics detective who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the theft of drugs from his department's evidence room is suing the town. The Connecticut Post reports 40-year-old Stephen Rilling says in his lawsuit filed in May that the Fairfield...

2 state parks at full capacity

Jul. 7, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — People are enjoying the outdoors on a beautiful day. Two state parks in Connecticut are at full parking capacity. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says as of noon, Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown was closed to new vehicles after reaching full...