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Virgin Mary statues at Connecticut haunted house spark outrage, confusion

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This is why it’s important not to mix up holidays.

A haunted house attraction in Connecticut reportedly found itself in the center of a controversy thanks to some poorly placed statues meant for a future Christmas decoration.

The Nightmare on Wolcott Street in Waterbury decided to cover two statues of the Virgin Mary with sheets at the request of the mayor’s office, WTKR reported. Apparently, some locals mistook the statues as being part of the attraction and found it to be disrespectful.

HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE RELEASES PICTURES OF TERRIFIED VISITORS

The owners of the haunted house attraction took to Facebook to explain the situation. Their post began, “First we want to apologize to anyone who’s been offended by the pic of the statues. They have nothing and will never have anything to do with Nightmare On Wolcott Street. That’s why they’re placed on the back dock in front of the restoration shop and not at our front entrance of Nightmare on Wolcott Street.”

The owners went to explain that most visitors wouldn’t even see the statues, except for customers that park in their lot. They also confirmed to Fox News that the statues had been sitting in that location for about five years and hadn’t ever been connected with the Halloween attraction until this year.

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“Our blessed mother has never and will never be part of our haunted attraction,” the post continued. “They’re placed where they are at the restoration shop because we’re planning to restore them and use them for an upcoming 2020 Christmas nativity scene. Isn’t passing judgment before knowing the facts one of the biggest issues in today’s society? All it does is cause chaos like this. The statues will be covered while Nightmare on Wolcott Street is open in hopes to bring some peace to this matter!!! Thank you!”

Renee Dearborn spoke with Fox News and confirmed the confusion had been cleared up. Thankfully, the controversy didn’t seem to hurt business. While the weekend before Halloween usually has been busy, Dearborn confirmed that they saw an uptick in business this year.

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Dearborn said she wanted to clarify that she couldn’t attribute it all to the attraction’s recent press. According to her, about half of the visitors hadn’t even heard of the controversy.

She also confirmed to Fox News that once the last ticket is sold for the haunted house attraction, the plastic wrap will be coming off the statues.

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Connecticut police ‘big dogs’ sniff out 420 pounds of marijuana in U-Haul truck

Four Connecticut State Police drug-sniffing dogs are being credited with helping troopers collar two men on drug-trafficking charges.

“Troopers from Troop G stopped a truck on I-95 in Darien,” state police said of Friday’s bust. “When something didn’t smell right, the big dogs were called in.”

Those big dogs, police said, “alerted” on the truck, a U-Haul rental, and a search turned up 420 pounds of marijuana.

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Police K-9  pose with seized marijuana from their big traffic bust Friday on I-95. (Connecticut State Police)

CONNECTICUT WOMAN, 93, FOUND DEAD AT BOTTOM OF STAIRS WAS MURDERED: POLICE

The driver of the U-Haul Vahe Manjikian, 23, and his passenger, 27-year-old Kevin Conrado, both of Los Angeles, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, Fox 61 Hartford reported.

They were each being held on $100,000 bonds pending court appearances, the station reported.

Their truck was stopped on the busy interstate in Darien, heading in the direction of New York City, police said.

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Police released a photo of the dogs, members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, posing with the confiscated bales of marijuana and the U-Haul.

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World War II-era aircraft crashes at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, injuries reported

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Multiple injuries were reported after a World War II-era aircraft crashed Wednesday at Connecticut’s largest airport, officials said.

Bradley International Airport said in a statement on Twitter an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft took place.

“We have an active fire and rescue operation underway. The airport is closed,” officials said. “We will issue further updates as information becomes available.”

Multiple injuries were reported, according to the Hartford Courant.

Smoke and flames were visible from the ground, according to FOX61.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Connecticut woman, 93, found dead at bottom of stairs was murdered, police say

A 93-year-old Connecticut woman found dead at the bottom of basement steps was murdered, police said.

Isabelle Mehner was found unresponsive in her home in Stamford on Wednesday by family members. They thought the fall had been accidental, police said.

“With the assistance of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, it was determined that the injuries the victim sustained are not consistent with a fall down the stairs,” police said Thursday. “This case is being investigated as a homicide.”

The cause of death wasn’t released.

Mehner was found at the bottom of a staircase leading to the basement, Fox 61 Connecticut reported.

She lived alone, according to the station, which reported that the woman’s family decided to check on her when they could not reach her by telephone throughout the afternoon on Wednesday.

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“She’s 93 years old,” he said. “Why would you do something like that? It’s just terrible.”

— Roy Mehner, victim’s son.

Roy Mehner told WABC-TV on Friday that his mother’s death was very upsetting. “She’s 93 years old,” he said. “Why would you do something like that? It’s just terrible.”

The station reported that items were taken and the door to the house was unlocked.

A neighbor told The Stamford Advocate she saw young boys and girls in Mehner’s driveway early Wednesday afternoon. She said they may have been fighting, and that whatever was going on broke up when Mehner came outside.

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Connecticut woman’s EEE-linked death marks state’s first since 2013

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A 77-year-old Connecticut resident died last week, marking the first fatality linked to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the state since 2013. The woman, who was identified by the Rev. Brian Maxwell as Patricia Shaw, had been hospitalized since late August due to the virus.

“I was with her family yesterday and they were telling me that she was so kind towards animals and if she was walking down the road and saw something that was wounded, she’d pick it up,” Maxwell, of Saint Matthias in East Lyme, told WFSB.com. “They rescued a bird, she wouldn’t kill a bug. And so it’s almost ironic that she received this bite from a mosquito and had this very rare disease occur.”

EEE KILLS MASSACHUSETTS MAN; 2ND DEATH IN STATE THIS YEAR

On Friday, Connecticut’s Department of Health confirmed the death of an East Lyme resident and announced a second EEE case in an adult resident of Old Lyme who remains hospitalized. Officials did not give an update on the condition of the patient but said the individual became ill during the second week of September.

“The identification of two Connecticut residents with EEE, one of whom had passed away, emphasizes the seriousness of this infection,” DPH Commissioner Renee Coleman Mitchell, said in the news release. “Using insect repellent, covering bare skin and avoiding being outdoors from dusk to dawn are effective ways to help keep you from being bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes continue to be active until the first heavy frost.”

MICHIGAN MAN WENT FROM ‘PERFECTLY HEALTHY’ TO BRAIN DEAD IN 9 DAYS AFTER CONTRACTING MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS

In the neighboring state of Massachusetts, officials have tallied 10 human cases of EEE and two fatalities, while Rhode Island has reported three cases, and one death.

Symptoms of the virus typically appear about four to 10 days after a bite, with severe cases progressing to encephalitis. Patients may experience high fever, stiff neck, severe headache and lack of energy. Approximately one-third of patients who contract EEE will die, and there is no specific treatment for the virus. Health officials said the only way to protect against the virus to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

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“Although EEE-infected mosquitoes continue to be detected in the southeastern corner of Connecticut, the numbers are declining and we are not experiencing the excessively high levels of activity seen in Massachusetts,” Connecticut health officials said.

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Connecticut woman involved in murder of 13-year-old to be released early for good behavior

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A Connecticut woman who was one of eight people sent to prison for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in 1997 is getting released for good behavior next month.

Maggie Mae Bennett, 40, has served 17 years of her 19-year sentence for conspiracy and is scheduled to be released on Oct. 10.

WOMAN DENIED EARLY RELEASE IN KIDNAPPING, DEATH OF TEEN

Maryann Measles was preparing to accuse two of the men involved in her murder of statutory rape when she was kidnapped, beaten raped and drowned 22 years ago.

Measles’ sister called Bennett’s release “sickening.”

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Bennett was previously denied early release.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Connecticut woman, 79, accused of drifting onto shoulder, killing man with her Volkswagen Beetle

A 79-year-old Connecticut woman was charged Monday in the death of a trucker who was struck by her Volkswagen Beetle when it drifted onto the shoulder of a roadway, police and local media reported.

Ramona Rubin, of Derby, was charged with one count of misconduct with a motor vehicle and one count of failure to drive in a proper lane, Town of Orange police said in a news release. She was released on $25,000 bond.

“The arrest stems from a lengthy investigation by the department’s accident reconstruction team into a motor vehicle collision on March 25, 2019, on Derby Avenue in which Ms. Rubin’s vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder of the roadway and fatally struck Steven Sylvester,” the news release said.

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Mugshot for Ramona Rubin, 79, who was charged Monday. (Town of Orange Police Department )

CONNECTICUT WOMAN ARRESTED TWICE IN SAME DAY FOR ALLEGED DRUNK DRIVING

A call from Fox News to a number listed for Rubin was not answered.

Assistant Police Chief Max Martins said he did not know if Rubin had an attorney.

GIRLFRIEND OF MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND TURNS HERSELF INTO POLICE

Steven Sylvester, 45, of Harwinton, Conn., was standing behind a tractor-trailer he was driving when he was killed, Fox 61 Connecticut reported.

He had parked on the shoulder after making a delivery.

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Police said after Rubin hit the man with her Beetle, she struck the rear of the truck and then careened into a third vehicle, the Waterbury Republican-American reported, adding that Rubin was hospitalized.

Orange is about a 15-minute drive southwest of New Haven.

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Girlfriend of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband turns herself into police

The girlfriend of the Connecticut man whose estranged wife vanished months ago turned herself in to police on Thursday, just a day after the man was arrested and charged with an additional count of tampering with or fabricating evidence related to the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos.

Connecticut State Police confirmed to Fox News that the girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, will face additional charges in the missing woman case, but did not specify what they were.

Fotis Dulos has maintained his innocence regarding his estranged wife’s disappearance, despite newly released evidence and police interviews in which Troconis allegedly admitted “she had not been truthful” when they had questioned her previously.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN CONNECTION TO WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

“Michelle is presumed innocent and she should be,” said her attorney, Andrew Bowman, on Thursday. “We’re letting the judgment in this case rest in the jury’s hands.”

Police said Fotis Dulos apparently had been “lying in wait” at his wife’s home, according to the 43-page warrant application for Dulos obtained by Fox News on Wednesday. Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. May 24, the day she vanished.

Dulos, after he was released on $500,000 bond Wednesday, told reporters, “It’s an exhausting fight. I love my children.”

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Fotis Dulos was charged with an additional count of tampering with or fabricating evidence related to the disappearance of his wife, Jennifer Dulos. (New Canaan Police Department via AP)

FOTIS DULOS WAS ‘LYING IN WAIT’ FOR ESTRANGED WIFE, POLICE SAY; HIS LAWYER ASKS, ‘WHERE’S THE MURDER CHARGE?’

Troconis allegedly told police in an Aug. 13 interview that she had not seen Dulos on the morning of May 24, contradicting prior statements, and revealed that she was with Fotis Dulos when he cleaned “spilled coffee” out of a truck he was driving that morning. She admitted the “stained towel he had been using to clean the truck” did not smell like coffee at all, according to the arrest warrant for Dulos.

Troconis allegedly told police she believed he had his truck washed because the body of his wife was “at some point” in there.

“Our hearts go out to Ms. Troconis. We are confident that she will, in the end, tell the truth at trial,” Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, told Fox News in a statement Wednesday. “The state is a terrifying enemy, but a clean conscience is a powerful ally.”

Pattis said his client would plead not guilty to new charges against him when he’s scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 12.

Dulos and Troconis were first arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence-tampering and hindering prosecution. They were released on bail. Both have denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

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Jennifer Dulos’ body has yet to be found over three months after she dropped her kids off at school in New Cannan, never to be heard from again. Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their five children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle and Maria Paronich contributed to this report.

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Fortis Dulos was ‘lying in wait’ for estranged wife, police say; his lawyer asks, ‘Where’s the murder charge?’

The girlfriend of the Connecticut man whose estranged wife vanished months ago allegedly told police in a recent interview that he had his truck washed because the body of his wife was “at some point” in there.

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, was arrested for a second time Wednesday in connection with the disappearance. Police said Fortis Dulos was apparently “lying in wait” at her residence, according to the warrant application. Police claimed the crime and cleanup occurred between 8:05 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. May 24, the day she vanished.

Jennifer Dulos disappeared amid a contentious child custody proceedings with Fotis Dulos.

The new allegations were revealed in a 43-page warrant. Fortis Dulos was arrested at his home and hit with an additional charge of tampering with or fabricating evidence in her disappearance.

But Norm Pattis, an attorney for Fortis Dulos, claims there is “not much” in the allegations that wasn’t already known, The Stamford Advocate reported.

“Where’s the murder charge?” Pattis asked.

Dulos posted $500,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court next Thursday, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.

JENNIFER DULOS’ ESTRANGED HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR SECOND TIME IN CONNECTION TO WIFE’S DISAPPEARANCE

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence-tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on bail. Both have denied any involvement in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

Fortis Dulos was arrested again after Troconis and an employee of his construction company, Pawel Gumienny, allegedly told investigators that Dulos had used a vehicle registered to Gumienny on the morning Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

Gumienny also allegedly said he made strange requests in the days following her disappearance, including asking him to swap out the seats of the vehicle because he was afraid police would find his hair in the car.

Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing.

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Jennifer Dulos, 50, vanished after she dropped her children off at school in New Canaan, Conn. on May 24. (New Canaan Police Department)

New police photos from surveillance footage captured in and around New Cannan showed a red 2001 Toyota Tacoma, which was registered to Gumienny but which Fotis Dulos had allegedly used, parked near a dirt turnout on Lapham Road, near where Jennifer Dulos’ car later turned up abandoned.

FOX NEWS LEGAL ANALYST: INVESTIGATORS NEED TO FIND JENNIFER DULOS’ BODY TO MAKE THEIR CASE

When police combed through the mother-of-five’s home, they found bloodstains on the garage floor and evidence of cleanup attempts.

Police said they believed Fotis Dulos drove her body “and a number of other items associated with the cleanup which occurred in the garage of the residence,” to Lapham Road and switched vehicles.

A man resembling Fortis Dulos was also caught on surveillance footage in a third vehicle, a 2014 Ford Raptor pick-up truck, registered to his company, dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” according to court documents. A woman matching Troconis’ description was also seen sitting in the vehicle, the documents said.

Troconis later allegedly told police that she and Fortis Dulos were the two people in the video, but that she didn’t know what he was doing when he was disposing of the bags.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges.

LAWYERS FOR MISSING CONNECTICUT MOM’S HUSBAND CALLS REPORT OF HER BLOOD-STAINED SHIRT ‘SPECULATION’

Police reports revealed that a man resembling Fortis Dulos was caught on camera placing an item in a storm drain. When police searched the drain, they found license plates that were linked to him.

Troconis allegedly told investigators in an interview June 6 that she and Fortis Dulos wrote the notes to “help them remember” where they were and what they were doing on these dates, including false alibis.

“It is difficult to see why the state waited for months to serve this warrant,” Pattis, the attorney for Fortis Dulos, said in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday. “It was unnecessary. Apparently, Michelle has changed her tune and a handyman is telling tales to deflect attention from himself. We wish the state police spent more time looking for Jennifer and less trying to build a case against Fotis. We will plead not guilty to these charges next week in Norwalk.”

Troconis again allegedly told police in an Aug. 13 interview that “she had not been truthful” in previous interviews.

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She allegedly admitted that she did not see Fortis Dulos on the morning Jennifer disappeared and didn’t see him until the afternoon.

Troconis allegedly said she saw him cleaning “spilled coffee” out of the Tacoma after Jennifer went missing. She allegedly said Dulos “handed her a stained towel he had been using to clean the truck and told her to place it into a plastic garbage bag.”

She said she did not remember the color of the stain but admitted that it did not smell like coffee, the police report said.

Fox News’ Tamara Gitt contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Dulos’ estranged husband arrested for second time in connection to wife’s disappearance

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Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who vanished more than three months ago, was arrested for a second time on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance.

Connecticut State Police confirmed that Dulos was arrested at his home and added that details on the charges would be released later Wednesday. Fox61 and other outlets reported that Dulos would face an additional charge of tampering with evidence.

Dulos’ attorney, Norm Pattis, confirmed to Fox News that his client was in custody and being held at the state barracks in Bridgeport. Pattis said he was unsure whether Dulos was being charged with witness tampering or evidence tampering but expected to know more after visiting the suspect.

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Jennifer Farber Dulos, 50, has not been seen since she dropped her children off at school on the morning of May 24. Her 2017 black Chevy Suburban was found near Waveny Park in New Canaan shortly after she was reported missing, with no sign of her.

Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, were arrested in early June and pleaded not guilty to evidence tampering and hindering prosecution. They had been released on $500,000 bail and both have denied any involvement in Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.

Dulos’ defense team had received dozens of CDs from prosecutors in late July that allegedly contained footage of a man resembling Dulos dumping bags of trash “which appeared to be stained with a substance consistent with the appearance of blood,” along Albany Avenue in Hartford beginning on the day his estranged wife disappeared, according to court documents.

Investigators spent weeks sifting through garbage and trash and reportedly uncovered bloody items of clothing, including a T-shirt and bra that Jennifer Dulos was wearing on the day she disappeared, as well as bloodied cleaning supplies such as sponges, according to The Hartford Courant.

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Fotis and Jennifer Dulos were in the midst of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their children — three boys and two girls ranging in ages from 8 to 13.

In the wake of her disappearance, a judge granted Jennifer’s mother, Gloria Farber, custody of the couple’s children. Fotis Dulos, who was under GPS monitoring, was prohibited from having contact with the kids.

Fox News’ Laura Ingle contributed to this report. 

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