HAN News, May 19

Fatal wrong way crash, Purse snatcher nabbed, dog rescued on trail, front pages and more

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski. You can watch it on-demand later or see video below.

John Kovach joins Kate to take a look at front pages of our community newspapers this week. Rob Adams has a Nutmeg Sports Update and Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Thursday, May 19:

Two people were killed early Thursday morning after a wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on Route 8.

In an update on a story we brought you yesterday, Metro-North will operate on a Saturday schedule until further notice as crews work to repair damage caused by a fire Tuesday evening in New York City.

An off duty Shelton Police Officer chased down a suspect accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse and fleeing into a nearby wooded area.

In Stratford, The owners of a Kenyon Street home have a neighbor to thank for noticing a fire on Wednesday afternoon caused by a sanding machine.

Dr. William Petit, who survived a home invasion that claimed the lives of his wife and two daughters, is the Connecticut Republican Party’s nominee for a state legislative seat.

In Easton, Three vehicles were broken into on Blanchard Road and various items were stolen May 18 between 12:30 and 6 a.m., according to the Easton Police Department.

Firefighters rescued a dog after she collapsed on a trail at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden on Wednesday night, according to NBC Connecticut.

Trumbull High School’s senior class will be participating in the mock car crash sponsored by the SADD Club (Student Against Destructive Decisions Club) this Friday.

The second annual stand up paddleboard (SUP) race to Charles Island is scheduled June 19.

For the second time in three years, Trumbull EMS took home the Governor’s Award at a ceremony in Hartford, on Monday, May 16 — a recognition that it is the state’s leading organization in providing emergency services.

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