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Frank MacEachern

Urgent News Reporter

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. Police, FBI Smash Sex-For-Money Human-Trafficking Ring Based In Danbury

    Police, FBI Smash Sex-For-Money Human-Trafficking Ring Based In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Westport man and a Danbury man are facing charges in a human-trafficking ring in which young males with mental health issues were delivered to wealthy clients throughout Connecticut for sex, Danbury Police said Thursday.William Trefzger, 71, of 99 Greens Farms Road, Westport, was charged with patronizing a trafficked person. His bond was set at $500,000.Robert King of ...

  2. GHS Students Learned Lockdown Wasn't A Drill As Police Swept Into School

    GHS Students Learned Lockdown Wasn't A Drill As Police Swept Into School

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- When the lockdown alarm went off at Greenwich High School at noontime Wednesday, 12th-grader Scott Rusk and his fellow students thought it was just a drill."I heard the siren for the lockdown drill and it was going off for a while — and the next thing we knew we were being searched by policemen," he said. Rusk spoke late Wednesday afternoon as he waited for ...

  3. Greenwich Police Investigating Threat Written On Bathroom Wall At GHS

    Greenwich Police Investigating Threat Written On Bathroom Wall At GHS

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A threat written on a bathroom stall wall caused a nearly four-hour lockdown of Greenwich High School before students and staff were given the all clear at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday.The threat was discovered in the noon hour and school officials acted quickly, Greenwich Police Lt. Kraig Gray said."It was kind of specific to a time and location and that time was, when ...

  4. Greenwich High Students Dismissed After Threat Causes School Lockdown

    Greenwich High Students Dismissed After Threat Causes School Lockdown

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Students are being dismissed from Greenwich High School just before 4 p.m. Wednesday after a three-hour lockdown due to a threat reported at the school.Police said there were no injuries and the investigation was continuing.The school's regular dismissal time is 2:15 p.m. and motorists had lined up in Hillside Drive for hours waiting for the students to be ...

  5. Update: Lockdown Ends At Greenwich High; Students To Be Dismissed

    Update: Lockdown Ends At Greenwich High; Students To Be Dismissed

    UPDATE: GREENWICH, Conn. — The lockdown is over Wednesday afternoon at Greenwich High School, the police department announced via Twitter. Here is the full text of the Tweet [typos fixed], which was sent at about 4 p.m.:"GHS LockDown is over. No injuries. GPD investigation cont. Dismissal will be followed per BOE transportation plan. Thank You for your cooperation."The ...

  6. Greenwich High School On Lockdown After Threat

    Greenwich High School On Lockdown After Threat

    UPDATE: GREENWICH, Conn. — The lockdown is over Wednesday afternoon at Greenwich High School, the police department announced via Twitter.Here is the full text of the Tweet [typos fixed], which was sent at about 4 p.m.:"GHS LockDown is over. No injuries. GPD investigation cont. Dismissal will be followed per BOE transportation plan. Thank You for your cooperation."The school ...

  7. Late Night Rowdiness At Sky Hookah Lounge In Fairfield Angers Neighbors

    Late Night Rowdiness At Sky Hookah Lounge In Fairfield Angers Neighbors

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — People who live near a controversial Fairfield hookah lounge are angry and say the late-night club has turned their neighborhood upside down.The Sky Hookah Lounge at 685 Kings Highway E. has been open for about eight years, said resident Cheryl Churchill. But its impact on the neighborhood has gotten worse in the last couple of years and generated hundreds of calls to ...

  8. Engineer From Derby Charged In Two October Burglaries In Norwalk

    Engineer From Derby Charged In Two October Burglaries In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A man who has been employed for two decades as an engineer was arrested by Norwalk Police on charges that he tried to break into a pair of Norwalk businesses last October.Nicholas Reppenhagen, 38, of 1019 Roosevelt Drive, Derby, was arrested Saturday and held for arraignment Monday. Someone tried to pry open a pair of back doors to a Mr. Sports store at 235 Main St. and ...

  9. Police: Westport Gap Employee Didn't 'Charge' All Her Customers

    Police: Westport Gap Employee Didn't 'Charge' All Her Customers

    WESTPORT, Conn. – A Westport Gap employee was charged with running a scheme that allowed some customers to get their merchandise for free, police said.Claudia Elliston, 52, of 132 Bennett St., Bridgeport, was charged Tuesday with fifth-degree larceny.Police said they were called to The Gap at 125 Main St. in November to meet with the company's regional loss prevention manager about ...

  10. Two Bridgeport Men Facing Charges In Burglaries At Two Westport Delis

    Two Bridgeport Men Facing Charges In Burglaries At Two Westport Delis

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two Bridgeport men who were already facing an astonishing number of burglary and theft charges in various towns have been slapped with more charges in two deli break-ins in Westport, police said.Roman Nieves and Keron Nixon were charged Wednesday in the pair of burglaries back on Dec. 17.Nieves, 37, of 181 Sherwood Ave., Bridgeport, has 15 other court files that are ...

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