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  • Norwalk police sergeant arrested after fatal collision investigation

    Norwalk police sergeant arrested after fatal collision investigation

    A Norwalk Police sergeant has been arrested by warrant on criminal and motor vehicle charges following a ten-month investigation by State Police of a two-vehicle collision that resulted in a fatality. Shannon James Sherry, 48, of Fairfield, turned himself in Thursday at Troop H in Hartford and was charged with Misconduct with a Motor Vehicle…

  • Driver’s fatal river plunge appears intentional, Police say

    Driver’s fatal river plunge appears intentional, Police say

    The man found dead inside a car submerged in Norwalk River Thursday afternoon apparently drove off the road and into the river intentionally, Norwalk police said after a preliminary investigation. They identified him as Aren Craft, 24, of Norwalk. Craft was the vehicle’s lone occupant, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police…

  • 30 years a cop, Billingslea says ‘It’s been a great ride’

    30 years a cop, Billingslea says ‘It’s been a great ride’

    At age 25, Monica Billingslea – parttime model and in a “go nowhere” position at a limousine company – needed a job that would get her out of her mother’s house “like yesterday” and allow her to buy a car without her father’s co-signature. She found one, and a family, in law enforcement. Billingslea retired…

  • Norwalk transitions to new Emergency Communications Radio System; public ‘in dark’

    Norwalk transitions to new Emergency Communications Radio System; public ‘in dark’

    The new Norwalk Emergency Communications Radio System went live Friday, according to a news release. “The new system will ensure that our first responders are able to safely and effectively communicate with Norwalk Combined Dispatch and one another during day-to-day emergencies and natural disasters, said Police Chief James Walsh,” according to the release. On the…

  • Downed cable closes Merritt Parkway on Sunday afternoon

    Downed cable closes Merritt Parkway on Sunday afternoon

    Traffic on the Merritt Parkway was brought to a stop at the Main Avenue overpass Sunday afternoon when a communications cable fell onto the roadway. The incident was reported at around 4:35 p.m., with state police and Norwalk and Westport firefighters dispatched to the scene. Traffic backed up for miles in both directions as motorists…

  • Norwalk photos: Grumman Avenue overpass

    Norwalk photos: Grumman Avenue overpass

    Work on the Grumman Avenue overpass has nearly come to completion with the installation of a refurbished decorative railing, to restore the historic bridge appearance as required. Cristiano & Son of New Britain did the painting and NikLyn Corp. of New Haven did the metal restoration, according to Connecticut Department of Transportation Communications Manager Josh…

  • State closes fence opening over Merritt Parkway

    State closes fence opening over Merritt Parkway

    NORWALK, Conn. — State workers hustled to close a fence opening over the Merritt Parkway after NancyOnNorwalk alerted authorities to the dangerous condition Thursday. The temporary patch with plastic fencing and caution tape went up around 1 p.m. The Connecticut Department of Transportation rebuilt the Grumman Avenue overpass last year, removing the existing fencing on…

  • Norwalk Police promotions include two Deputy Chiefs

    Norwalk Police promotions include two Deputy Chiefs

    NORWALK, Conn. — Ten members of the Norwalk Police Department were promoted Wednesday, including two to the rank of deputy chief. Former Lieutenants Melissa Lepore and Joseph Dinho were sworn-in as deputy chiefs during a ceremony held in the concert hall in City Hall. The program also included the appointment of three lieutenants, three sergeants…

  • Norwalk Police Department appoints two additional Deputy Chiefs

    Norwalk Police Department appoints two additional Deputy Chiefs

    In a first for the department, Norwalk Police will have three deputy chiefs. The Police Commission on Monday appointed Lieutenants Joseph Dinho and Melissa Lepore to the position.

  • A Norwalk photo #183

    A Norwalk photo #183

    A NASA Antares rocket seen Tuesday night flying into space east of Norwalk on a resupply mission for the International Space Station.

  • Motorist shot during Monday carjacking

    Motorist shot during Monday carjacking

    NORWALK, Conn. — A motorist was shot Monday afternoon on Main Avenue during a carjacking. Police said the victim reported a male wearing a face mask entered the vehicle and at gunpoint ordered the victim to drive. A short time later a struggle ensued and the gun discharged, with the victim being shot in the…

  • Train collides with pickup truck at Commerce Street

    Train collides with pickup truck at Commerce Street

    A Metro-North Railroad train struck a pickup truck Wednesday morning at the Commerce Street grade crossing, trapping the driver in the crushed vehicle.

  • Canada’s wildfires send Norwalk smoky air

    Canada’s wildfires send Norwalk smoky air

    The national AirNow Fire and Smoke Map showed the air quality in Norwalk and the surrounding area was either unhealthy or unhealthy for sensitive groups due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.

  • Norwalk Police sergeant involved in fatal collision

    Norwalk Police sergeant involved in fatal collision

    Shannon James Sherry was driving his 2023 Model 3 Tesla eastbound on Interstate 84 Wednesday afternoon when “for an unknown reason” his car veered from the left lane of the three-lane highway into the right lane, where it collided with a pickup truck, the report states.

  • Williams retires from NPD

    Williams retires from NPD

    NORWALK, Conn. — A retirement ceremony was held Friday afternoon at Norwalk Police Headquarters for Police Officer Carl Williams, who’s leaving the department after 35 years of service. At least 50 of his fellow officers, including many retirees who served with Williams, turned out for the event held in the rear parking lot of headquarters…

  • Norwalk Republican announces run for Mayor

    Norwalk Republican announces run for Mayor

    Says, ‘Win with Vin’ NORWALK, Conn. — Vinny Scicchitano is running for Mayor to represent Norwalkers who feel disenfranchised, he said. Scicchitano, a lifelong Norwalker and a Republican Town Committee member for several years, filed campaign registration papers Jan. 27, Town Clerk Rick McQuaid said. Scicchitano’s website and social media presence went online late Monday,…