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Frank MacEachern

Urgent News Reporter fmaceachern@dailyvoice.com

Originally from Canada, Frank started his journalism in his native country before moving to Fairfield County a decade ago where he continued his career. He is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and of University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  1. Blumenthal Endorses Rail Improvements — But Not At Residents' Expense

    Blumenthal Endorses Rail Improvements — But Not At Residents' Expense

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The Northeast Corridor's rail system should be vastly upgraded — but a new plan would come at the cost of relocating many local homeowners and businesses, said a Connecticut senator and Stamford's mayor.The Federal Railroad Administration unveiled the major proposal recently that calls for big changes from Washington, D.C., to Boston to improve high-speed rail. ...

  2. Two Men Robbed In Stamford On Christmas Day — One At Gunpoint

    Two Men Robbed In Stamford On Christmas Day — One At Gunpoint

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Two men were robbed — one at gunpoint — on Christmas Day, Stamford Police said.Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man who had just gotten cash from the drive-through ATM at First County Bank at 1980 W. Main St. was approached by a man who pointed a gray handgun at him and demanded all of his money, police said. The victim was on foot at the time, police said. ...

  3. Stamford Man Charged With Murdering Wife, Abandoning Child

    Stamford Man Charged With Murdering Wife, Abandoning Child

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man accused of killing his wife last month was returned to the city Thursday and formally charged in her murder.Elmer Gomez Ruano, 32, was charged with murder and risk of injury to a child. He was held on a combined bond of $850,000 and will be arraigned in court Friday.Stamford Police Lt. Tom Barcello said it’s satisfying to have Ruano in Stamford.“It’s ...

  4. Stamford Firefighters Beat Down Blaze At City Home; Man Sent To Hospital

    Stamford Firefighters Beat Down Blaze At City Home; Man Sent To Hospital

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A man was transported to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at his home at 26 Underhill St. in Stamford late Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said.As firefighters continued to fight hot spots in the home behind him, Assistant Chief Mike Robles said the call initially came in as smoke in the basement."When the first crew got ...

  5. Two Men Stabbed In Bloody Melee At Downtown Stamford Diner, Police Say

    Two Men Stabbed In Bloody Melee At Downtown Stamford Diner, Police Say

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Two men were stabbed in a brawl inside a popular downtown late night diner early Wednesday, Stamford Police said.The case began when a 27-year-old Stamford man, who was apparently drunk, walked in and sat down at a table in Curley's Diner at 62 W. Park Place shortly after 1 a.m., police said. He proceeded to get into an argument with three men and a woman at a nearby ...

  6. Murphy Applauds Mental Health Law, Funding To Fight Opioid Crisis

    Murphy Applauds Mental Health Law, Funding To Fight Opioid Crisis

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — As U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited Bridgeport on Monday to celebrate a new mental health law and $1 billion in funding to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic, hovering in the background were state funding cuts, President-Elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.Along with mental health advocates and addiction professionals, Murphy (D-Conn.) visited the ...

  7. Fairfield Police Follow Footprints, Blood To Find Suspect In Sex Assault

    Fairfield Police Follow Footprints, Blood To Find Suspect In Sex Assault

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officers found a suspected rapist hiding behind bushes after they followed his footprints and a trail of his blood in the snow after a Saturday night sexual assault on Reef Road, police said in a statement.Michael Fontaine, 48, was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, first-degree robbery, third-degree assault and second-degree larceny. Fontaine, who ...

  8. Police Arrest Driver In Stamford High Student's Traffic Death

    Police Arrest Driver In Stamford High Student's Traffic Death

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Police have arrested a city man in connection with the death of a Stamford High School student who was struck and killed as she crossed Strawberry Hill Avenue on Nov. 5.Wilson R. Villa-Cabrera, 37, of Fieldstone Road, was arrested Saturday morning at his residence, police said. He was arrested on a warrant charging him with misconduct with a motor vehicle. He ...

  9. Stamford Woman Faces Animal Cruelty Charges In Case Involving Sheepdogs

    Stamford Woman Faces Animal Cruelty Charges In Case Involving Sheepdogs

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford woman is facing four counts of cruelty to animals after two adult English sheepdogs were found tethered to a tree and two puppies were found in poor condition in a cage at her property, police said.Susan Tandet, 55, of 66 Westview Lane, turned herself in Thursday after learning there was an arrest warrant for her.Police were called to the Westview Lane ...

  10. Stamford Police Arrest Two At Gunpoint After High-Speed Escape On Merritt

    Stamford Police Arrest Two At Gunpoint After High-Speed Escape On Merritt

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- An attempted fraudulent purchase of cellphones ended with the arrest of two men at gunpoint after a high-speed pursuit on the Merritt Parkway on Thursday afternoon, Stamford Police said.Stamford Police were called to the Sprint store at 53 High Ridge Road on Thursday afternoon by employees who became suspicious about two men trying to buy cellphones and other ...

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