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Suffolk DA race
6:28 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Suffolk County DA Spota challenged in Tuesday primary

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (left) and challenger Ray Perini
Credit Candidates websites

In Tuesday’s primary election, Suffolk County voters will be choosing candidates for November's general election. The most watched primary is for District Attorney where Tom Spota is being challenged for the first time since he won office in 2001. 


Norwalk Oyster Festival ride accident
6:19 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Amusement ride victim released from hospital; investigation into malfunction continues

The ride at the Norwalk Oyster Festival that malfunctioned Sunday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

An eight year old boy was released Monday from Norwalk Hospital after being injured on Sunday when a ride malfunctioned at a carnival in Norwalk, Connecticut. The boy was one of 13 people who were sent to the hospital after a rotating swing ride abruptly stopped, causing the riders to crash into one another and into the ride. The other 12 patients were treated and released Sunday. State Police say they have determined the accident was caused by a mechanical failure. The owner of Stewart Amusement Company, Richard Stewart,  said Monday that the drive system of the swing ride locked up for some reason. He says workers will disassemble the equipment to see if they can determine what happened. Stewart says the 30 year old ride had no previous problems and authorities inspected it before the fair began Friday.

WSHU's Mark Herz

Norwalk Oyster Festival ride accident
2:19 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Thirteen sent to hospital after malfunction on Norwalk Oyster Festival amusement ride

Twelve children and one adult were sent to the hospital Sunday after a ride at the Norwalk, Conn. Oyster Festival malfunctioned. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Twelve children and one adult were sent to the hospital Sunday after a ride at the Norwalk, Conn. Oyster Festival malfunctioned. None of the injuries were life-threatening. State and local officials are investigating the cause of the incident.

Primary day
1:32 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Tuesday is primary day in many Conn. & Long Island cities and towns

Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut and Long Island
Credit Craig LeMoult

Tuesday is primary day in cities and towns across Connecticut and Suffolk County.

In Connecticut, 21 cities and towns are holding primaries. Among them, Democrats have mayoral primaries in New Haven, Stamford, East Haven, West Haven, Stratford, Norwich, and Norwalk. There’s a contentious Democratic primary in Bridgeport  for Board of Education. Republicans also have primaries for First Selectman in Bethel, Killingworth, and Woodbury.

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Long Island Sound lobster die-off
6:37 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Even with closure, fishermen and environmental officials not optimistic about future of lobsters

Lobsters from Long Island Sound
Credit Craig LeMoult

The closure of the lobster fishery in Long Island Sound beginning this weekend is intended to protect a small and threatened population of the crustaceans. Lobstermen and state environmental officials don't agree on what killed off the lobsters, but neither seem too optimistic about this new step making much of a difference.

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