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Accomplices of 2015 Paris terror attacks convicted in Brussels trial

100% Left coverage: 3 sources
A total of 20 men were convicted Wednesday over the 2015 Paris attacks by Islamic State extremists on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and the national stadium. Most attention has focused on the lone surviving member of the attack team, Salah Abdeslam. Others were found guilty of preparing the attacks, which killed 130 people. Some are presumed dead in Syria and were tried in absentia. Some acknowledged helping the assailants but said they were unaware of the overall attack plot.See the Story
Newtown, Connecticut · Newtown

2 Dead After Separate Motorcycle Crashes in Newtown

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
Two motorcycle crashes in Newtown this weekend are under investigation. Police said the first motorcycle crash happened on June 24 at about 11 p.m. Officials said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said a witness is cooperating with police and no charges are anticipated.See the Story
Bridgeport, Connecticut · Bridgeport

Connecticut authorities identify the man recovered from Candlewood Lake on Tuesday

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
The 20-year-old was recovered around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the same area of the lake where he went missing while swimming near Chicken Rock on June 24. The incident is being investigated as an accidental drowning. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the man recovered on Tuesday as Denis Junio Rodrigues Pio of Bridgeport.See the Story
Jeep · Newtown

State police seek blue Jeep involved in I-84 hit-and-run in Newtown

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
State police are looking for the driver of a blue Jeep involved in a Tuesday afternoon hit-and-run on Interstate 84 westbound. The crash happened around 2 p.m. June 28, when authorities say the Jeep attempted to pass a 2021 Tesla Model Y and struck the Tesla's driver side door. Police said no one in the Tesla was injured and the Jeep evaded the scene.See the Story
Brookfield, Connecticut · Brookfield

Former Brookfield first selectman says he’s ‘current’ on his mortgage after new foreclosure filings

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Steve Dunn served as Brookfield's first selectman from 2015 to 2021. He lost his reelection bid to Tara Carr, who is in her first term as first selectwoman. A complaint naming Dunn and his wife as co-defendants claimed they owe of $520,330.35.See the Story
Newtown, Connecticut · Newtown

Newtown PD: Clerks at three local businesses caught violating tobacco sale laws

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
With funding from the Newtown Prevention Council, the Newtown Police Department worked with the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to conduct inspections at 21 tobacco retailers in town. Police said clerks at three businesses were fined $300 for not following state laws, which prohibit retailers from selling tobacco, vape and other related products to people under the age of 21.See the Story
Danbury, Connecticut · Danbury

Danbury father identified as driver in fatal Redding crash

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Redding police have identified 30-year-old Danbury resident Elrick Mora as the motorist killed in the June 27 crash. Police said the car had been heading south on Route 53 when it struck a tree off the southbound shoulder of the road and that Mora was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.See the Story
Housing · Bethel

Advocates see Bethel as ‘model’ for supporting multi-family housing by using train station as ‘asset’

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
DesegregateCT hosted a transit-oriented community walk starting at the Bethel Metro-North station with discussion of the zoning changes Bethel has enacted around the station. The event in Bethel was one of several Desegregate walks held as part of an ongoing effort to encourage more housing development around transportation hubs in the state.See the Story

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