Connecticut Man to Serve 55 Years in Prison in Murder, Kidnapping Case
A former University of Connecticut student has been sentenced to 55 years in prison in a 2020 kidnapping and murder case. He is set to be sentenced Thursday on an additional murder charge.
DCF Was in Contact With CT Kids Killed in NY Crash a Month Before They Died
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) told NBC Connecticut that they recently paid a visit to several Derby children that died in a New York car crash. DCF Commissioner Vanessa Dorantes said the department was asked by New York Child Protective Services to perform a “courtesy visit” to interview the children based on an alleged incident that happened in…
Officials ID 5 Kids From Conn. Killed in New York Crash
Officials in Westchester County have identified the five kids from Derby who were killed in a crash in New York over the weekend. Westchester County Police said 16-year-old Malik Smith was driving a Nissan Rogue on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale, New York, around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday when the vehicle left the road, struck a boulder and a…
5 Minors Killed in New York Crash Are Related, Recently Moved to Derby: Superintendent
The five minors who were killed in a fiery crash in New York early Sunday morning are related and had recently moved to Derby, according to the school superintendent. Westchester County Police said a 16-year-old boy was driving a Nissan Rogue on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale, New York, when the vehicle left the road, struck a tree and…
84-Year-Old Vermont Man Reported Missing Found Safe
The 84-year-old man who was reported missing in Vermont has been found safe, according to state police. Vermont State Police got a report just after 9 p.m. Monday that Richard Cadieux was missing from his home in Derby, according to a news release from the agency. Cadieux said he was running an errand at around 3:30 p.m., and hadn’t...
Police Believe Man Found Dead in Conn. Was Jeffrey Epstein Mentor Steven Hoffenberg
Connecticut authorities were working Thursday to confirm that convicted Ponzi schemer and Jeffrey Epstein mentor Steven Hoffenberg was the person found dead in an apartment in Derby earlier this week. Lt. Justin Stanko, of Derby police, said evidence at the scene — including a car, cell phone and a medical record — all pointed to the person being Hoffenberg. But…
Dog Found Shot in Derby Now in Animal Control's Full Care
A German shepherd that was allegedly shot by its owners earlier this year is now in the city of Derby’s custody. According to the Derby Police Department, Shelton/Derby Animal Control will now be able to move forward with long-term arrangements and continued long-term care for Thunda. Thunda was found shot in Derby at the Derby Picnic Grove on Nutmeg...