Latest Norwalk News

Police: Plumber pawned tools stolen from boss

Jan. 21, 2020 11:13 AM EST

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A plumber working at a Connecticut mall has been charged with stealing nearly $15,000 worth of his boss' tools and pawning them, police say. Mark Bene, 38, of Wallingford, was arrested last week and charged with second-degree larceny, Norwalk police told The Hour for a story...

Pastors call for feds to investigate killing by trooper

Jan. 17, 2020 3:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — African American pastors called on federal prosecutors Friday to investigate the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old carjacking suspect by a Connecticut state trooper following a high-speed chase. The New Haven-area pastors said they were not confident the state could impartially...

Police: Attempted phone theft led to carjacking, shooting

Jan. 16, 2020 2:45 PM EST

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — What ended with Connecticut State Police fatally shooting a man in West Haven started with an attempted iPhone theft and a carjacking in Norwalk, police said Thursday. The suspect, whose name has not been made public, was shot Wednesday night following a pursuit that reached 90...

Man gets prison for machete attack during road rage incident

Jan. 16, 2020 10:41 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to five years in jail and ordered to take anger management courses for injuring another man with a machete during a road rage confrontation. Steven Valerin, 50, of Norwalk, was also sentenced this week to five years of probation after pleading...

Competency evaluation ordered for teen charged in attack

Jan. 8, 2020 4:16 PM EST

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A teenager accused of stabbing a woman in a random attack in the parking lot of a Connecticut beauty spa has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation. The attorney for Ellis Tibere, 18, of Guilford, sought the evaluation and recommended Tibere be placed on a suicide watch...

Workshops planned to help nonprofits boost Census awareness

Jan. 1, 2020 11:56 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nonprofit organizations in Connecticut have organized a series of workshops in January to help other nonprofit agencies understand the importance of the 2020 Census. The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Connecticut Data Collaborative...

City reaches $625K settlement in halfway house lawsuit

Dec. 24, 2019 2:36 PM EST

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A federal prison halfway house will not be built in Connecticut after a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit reached a $625,000 settlement in an ongoing lawsuit with the city of Norwalk. The city will pay $275,000 of the settlement while the city's insurance company will pay the rest....

Ex-school worker's racial discrimination suit goes to trial

Dec. 23, 2019 9:33 AM EST

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a former state representative and human relations director for a Connecticut city’s public schools heads to court in the new year. Bruce Morris' complaint filed in July 2017 will be heard beginning in mid-January at Superior Court in...

Quinnipiac reaches transfer agreement with community college

Dec. 15, 2019 9:50 AM EST

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University has reached a transfer agreement that will allow students at Norwalk Community College to more easily transfer to the private university. Under the recently announced deal, students at the community college who receive an associates degree and have a grade point...

Mother, child attacked by rabid raccoon

Dec. 11, 2019 2:09 PM EST

WESTON, Conn. (AP) — A mother and her young child who were attacked by a rabid raccoon at a school bus stop in Connecticut last week are undergoing rabies treatment, an animal control official says. The child was getting out of a vehicle last Thursday when the raccoon “came out of nowhere”...