Veteran WCBS Reporter Fran Schneidau has covered breaking news in Connecticut for more than 20 years.
Broadcasting live from the scene or from the Connecticut bureaus, Fran covers everything from the weather to politics to strikes to murders. She has reported on a wide variety of local stories that have received national attention. These include the rape trials of former Darien High School wrestler Alex Kelly in Connecticut, and the trial of former school headmistress Jean Harris — convicted of murdering her former lover, the so-called Scarsdale Diet Doctor.
Originally from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Fran worked as a Wall Street stockbroker before making the switch to broadcasting in the 1970′s.
She is the mother of three grown children and her off-duty avocations include light verse and animals — not necessarily in that order.
New Haven Line commuters often wait for years and years before they get their hands on a parking permit at any of the train stations along the line.
Weather forecasts predict a relatively mild winter. Despite that, the prediction from the Department of Energy is that the price of crude oil will move up, translating into higher home heating costs.
In Darien, five homes have recently been targeted by thieves who first make sure the homes are unoccupied. That’s not so odd, but what they do next is.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he and legislative leaders agree on 90 percent of the details of a bill that’s supposed to help grow jobs in the long- and short-term.
While major crimes like robberies and assaults are down, Metro-North is reporting a jump in the theft of electronics.
In Connecticut, an all-out effort is under way to boost the communication bond between parent and teenager as the 16 or 17-year-old prepares for his or her driver’s license.
A small airplane clipped a house and crashed in Danbury on Sunday evening, killing the pilot, officials said. A 91-year-old woman was luckily unhurt when the plane crashed in her yard just outsider her kitchen.
With a high unemployment rate nationwide, returning veterans face a huge challenge joining the workforce.
State wildlife biologist Howard Kilpatrick says from now through December, there may be 3,000 or more deer-car collisions just in Fairfield County.
The wounded from the current wars return stateside to a hornet’s nest of red tape, says Scot King, a retired Marine corporal.
These are desperate economic times and desperate times call for desperate measures. That is certainly true at the YMCA in Stamford.
On Tuesday, many non-union Connecticut state workers will be paid bonuses – just because of how long they’ve been employed.
Many non-union state workers in Connecticut with a long history on the job are eagerly anticipating their October bonuses from the administration of Gov. Dan Malloy.
A passing motorist called police after spotting a woman lying at the intersection of Hunt Street and Steepletop Place in the upscale Rowayton section of Norwalk early this morning.
In Connecticut, dying can be expensive. Under Connecticut’s new budget laws, estates over $2 million can be taxed as high as twelve percent.
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