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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. ICE: Man Accused Of Bridgeport Murder, Kidnapping Was Deported in 2013

    ICE: Man Accused Of Bridgeport Murder, Kidnapping Was Deported in 2013

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The man accused of killing his girlfriend and abducting their 6-year-old daughter early Friday, leading to a multi-state Amber Alert, had been deported to his native El Salvador in 2013 after an assault conviction, federal authorities said.It is unclear how or when 39-year-old Oscar Hernandez returned to the country. He was deported after being convicted of ...

  2. Sen. Murphy Reassures Fearful Immigrants In Wake Of Trump's Actions

    Sen. Murphy Reassures Fearful Immigrants In Wake Of Trump's Actions

    STAMFORD, Conn. — After Donald Trump was elected president, an undocumented immigrant in Stamford said that her 7-year-old American-born son turned to her and asked whether it meant she would be returned to her Central American homeland."The day that the president was elected he asked: 'Why was he picked? He's a bad man, he's going to send you back,' " the woman said through ...

  3. Norwalk Police Make Arrest In Armed Robberies At Convenience Stores

    Norwalk Police Make Arrest In Armed Robberies At Convenience Stores

    NORWALK, Conn. — Skilled police questioning helped to get two robbery suspects to confess and implicate their confederates in three January armed robberies in the city, Norwalk Police said.Anthony Thompkins, 25, of Sheridan Street is facing first-degree robbery charges and other theft-related charges in connection with the robberies at Shorehaven Mobil gas station, Rainbow News & ...

  4. Bridgeport Police: Ordeal Ended For Kidnapped 6-Year-Old With Crash In Pa.

    Bridgeport Police: Ordeal Ended For Kidnapped 6-Year-Old With Crash In Pa.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A night of horror for a 6-year-old girl who was snatched by her father after he killed her mother early Friday ended in a car crash during a police pursuit in Pennsylvania, Bridgeport Police said.Police said Aylin Sofia Hernandez was found safe but did suffer minor injuries. Her father, Oscar Hernandez, 39, is the suspect in the murder early Friday of Nidia Gonzalez, ...

  5. Wilton Police Investigating Bank Robbery On Route 7

    Wilton Police Investigating Bank Robbery On Route 7

    WILTON, Conn. — A man robbed the Fairfield County Bank branch at 941 Danbury Road/Route 7 on Friday afternoon, Wilton Police said.The man — who didn't show any weapon — entered the bank shortly before 3 p.m. Friday and escaped with some cash, police said. Police are being tightlipped about the investigation and didn't release any further details or even a description of the suspect.No ...

  6. Missing Bridgeport Girl, 6, Found Safe In Pennsylvania; Father Arrested

    Missing Bridgeport Girl, 6, Found Safe In Pennsylvania; Father Arrested

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Pennsylvania State Police said a missing 6-year-old Bridgeport girl has been recovered and her father, who is suspected of abducting her and stabbing her mother to death, is in custody as of late Friday morning.  Aylin Sophia Hernandez, 6, and her father, Oscar Hernandez, had been spotted earlier Friday in the Altoona area, Pennsylvania State Police said. ABC 7 New ...

  7. Police Searching For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Mother Is Found Dead

    Police Searching For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Mother Is Found Dead

    UPDATE: Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been found safe in Pennsylvania and her father is in police custody. Click here for updated story. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police are searching for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, who was abducted by her father after he stabbed her mother to death in their Bridgeport home early Friday in a violent domestic violence attack, police said.   Oscar Hernandez, ...

  8. New Canaan Radio Shack Employees Stole $8K Worth Of Cellphones, Police Say

    New Canaan Radio Shack Employees Stole $8K Worth Of Cellphones, Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Two Radio Shack employees were charged with stealing about $8,500 worth of cellphones, New Canaan Police said.Courtney R. Tucker, 31, of 22 short St., Bridgeport, was arrested Wednesday after she turned herself in to authorities, police said. She was held on $10,000 bond and appeared in Norwalk court on Wednesday. Brandon M. Amexzquita, 22, of 9 East Hill Drive, was ...

  9. Battle Escalates Over Racial Slur Spraypainted On Stamford Home

    Battle Escalates Over Racial Slur Spraypainted On Stamford Home

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Mayor David Martin will meet with local NAACP members as the controversy grows over a racial slur that was spraypainted on the garage of a High Clear Road home.The home at 81 High Clear Drive is owned by Heather Lindsay, who is white, and she shares it with her husband, Lexene Charles, who is black. She has accused the police of not conducting a proper ...

  10. New Canaan Man Challenges Norwalk Cop To Arrest Him In Shoplifting Case

    New Canaan Man Challenges Norwalk Cop To Arrest Him In Shoplifting Case

    NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk Police officer took up a New Canaan man's offer to be arrested and slapped handcuffs on the man in an incident that started with an alleged shoplifting at the Bob's Store late Monday afternoon.Alexander Hartley, 23, of 10 Snowberry Lane was charged with sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and third-degree criminal trespass. Police said they were ...

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