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Joe Jenkins

Managing Editor, Orange County jjenkins@dailyvoice.com

Joe Jenkins is a reporter who has worked for various publications including the Poughkeepsie Journal and the New York Daily News. He Graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2003 and received his master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Joe is also a contributing columnist and analyst for various online sports publications.

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  1. Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    Cos Cob House Painter Has A Stroke Of Luck With $100,000 Lottery Win

    COS COB, Conn. – A painter from Cos Cob stopped at a Deli to grab some food and wound up winning $100,000 on June 29. Christopher Schaffner said he stopped by Cos Cob Stationary next to the deli and picked up some Quick Pick Cash5 tickets.  One of Schaffner's tickets hit the top prize.“Five days ago, I won $300 on Cash5 and this time was much better than $300!” Schaffner said with a ...

  2. Know Her? Suspect Passed Fake Money At Rite Aid In Monroe

    Know Her? Suspect Passed Fake Money At Rite Aid In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. – The Monroe Police Department is looking for help identifying a woman wanted for using counterfeit money.The woman, who has a large butterfly tattoo on her chest, used a fake $50 bill at the Rite Aid on Main Street on May 13. The suspect used another fake $50 bill on June 13 in Waterford, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chaves at ...

  3. Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire

    Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Shed Fire

    MONROE, Conn. – Responders from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department beat down a fire in a shed on Monroe Turnpike on Friday. The fire proved to be relatively small, but the structure, as well as items within the shed, were damaged.Crews from the Stevenson Volunteer Fire Company also responded.  

  4. $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    $3.395M Property In Sherman Comes With 47 Acres Along Candlewood Lake

    SHERMAN, Conn. — What will $3.395 million get you in Sherman? A contemporary mansion, 47 acres of land, and a half-mile of lakefront property. This Wanzer Hill estate is 5,300 square feet and features four bedrooms, three full and one half bathroom. Two guest cottages also provide views of the lake. The home also features a five-bay garage that can hold your boat.Click here to view the ...

  5. Shoplifting Call Ends In Arrest And Stamford Officer Injured

    Shoplifting Call Ends In Arrest And Stamford Officer Injured

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A man referred to as a "repeat shoplifter" is facing charges of assaulting an officer after attempting to lift a box of cereal from a Stamford CVS on Wednesday, according to the Stamford Advocate. A store employee reportedly watched  Bryant Irby, 27, attempt to leave the story without paying for the cereal. The employee allegedly warned Irby and called the ...

  6. Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    Will Ferrell Surprises Ridgefield Native With $100K Scholarship On 'Today'

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield native Samantha Watts was surprised by comedy legend Will Ferrell with a $100,000 scholarship on the Today Show Tuesday. Watts, who is studying Speech Language Pathology at Ithaca College, was one of nearly 2,000 people who applied for the contest. Watts told the Today Show she needed the money for graduate school after her families finances took a hit ...

  7. Two GoFundMe Campaigns Pop Up For Bridgeport Woman Hit By Car

    Two GoFundMe Campaigns Pop Up For Bridgeport Woman Hit By Car

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.  – A Bridgeport woman who was injured along with two children now has two GoFundMe campaigns hoping to help her get back on her feet, according to CTPost. Shanta Jordan was hit by a car outside of Junco Restaurant along with two kids on May 31 in a horrifying crash. All three sustained injuries, CTPost reported. On June 7, David Robertson began a fundraiser for Jordan. ...

  8. Easton Named Safest Town In Connecticut

    Easton Named Safest Town In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Several Fairfield County towns were ranked among the safest in Connecticut, including Easton, which took home the top spot, according to community analysis website Niche. Niche pulled crime data from the FBI in several categories including: Assault rateRobbery rateMurder rateBurglary rateVehicle theft Larceny rateCrime and safety survey responsesNiche also ...

  9. Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Shelton

    Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Flood Watch In Shelton

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – UPDATE: A line of heavy rain and potentially severe thunderstorms expected to roll through Fairfield County on Monday afternoon, has triggered a severe thunderstorm watch as well as a flash flood watch from the National Weather Service. The thunderstorm watch will be in effect through 8 p.m. while the flash flood watch will be in effect until 4 a.m. ...

  10. Norwalk Police Respond To Fake Report Of Hostage Situation

    Norwalk Police Respond To Fake Report Of Hostage Situation

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk police were sent out on reports of a shooting and hostage situation on Thursday that turned out to be little more than a prank call, according to The Hour. The call was placed from an Ohio phone number at about 10 p.m. Police and medical responders arrived on East Rocks Road on reports that a woman shot her father in the head. Residents of the home were ...

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