HAN News, April 7

Pet rabbit causes Stratford fire, Suspect hides in Housatonic, Wishes in Flight and more

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network. Or watch it on-demand later (see video below).

It’s front page Thursday with John Kovach. We also talk about our Wishes In Flight campaign with Make-A-Wish CT.

Rob Adams brings us the latest local sports news and Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Below are stories we are following on Thursday, April 7:

A rabbit chewing on electrical wires is the apparent cause of a Wednesday morning fire on Barnum Avenue that forced two families out of their homes.

A Shelton woman’s ex boyfriend has been arrested after allegedly breaking into the victim’s home and physically assaulting her and then hiding from police in the Housatonic River.

Stamford Police are in pursuit of a suspect in a bank robbery at a People’s Bank on Shippan Avenue and have tracked the suspected getaway car to an apartment complex on Courtland Avenue.

A Newtown middle school teacher was charged Wednesday after he was found carrying a gun at school, police said.

An investigation into a suspected major seller of heroin in the area resulted Thursday night in the seizure of more than 400 bags of heroin and three arrests.

An elderly Newtown man who had been missing since yesterday morning was found yesterday evening at about 8 p.m. on Eden Hill Road in Easton, just over the border from Newtown.

According to Hearst CT Media, four Fairfield University students face drug charges, and five more were issued infractions following an investigation by the school’s Department of Public Safety.

The Milford Police Department is partnering with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who use their cell phones while driving.

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