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Federal building in Hartford being evacuated

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We are hearing that Federal Building in Hartford is in the process of being evacuated after a box truck was found parked outside it with some wires protruding from it. This is being done as a precaution, especially after the weekend event in Times Square. The State Police Crime Squad is on the scene. We’ll […] [Read More]
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Pledge of honor

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The Representative Town Meeting Monday night started off its meeting as it normally does – with the pledge of allegiance, led by a guest of honor. This time the guest was Shannon Bowley, a former RTM member and daughter of Selectman Ralph Bowley, who died recently. “Ralph Bowley was loved by almost everyone he knew,” […] [Read More]
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UB’s comments on suspect

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Michael Spitzer, the University of Bridgeport’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, released a statement Tuesday morning about Faisal Shahzad’s time at the school. Shahzad has been arrested as a suspect in an unsuccessful car bomb attempt in Times Square Saturday. Spitzer confirmed that Shahzad earned a bachelor of science in computer applications and information systems […] [Read More]
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Obama: Suspects ties to terrorist probed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the suspect in last weekend’s failed Times Square car bombing for possible ties to terrorist groups, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Speaking hours after a suspect was pulled off a plane about to depart for the Middle East, Obama said “justice will be done” in the incident. The […] [Read More]
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Suspect a University of Bridgeport grad

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BRIDGEPORT — Faisal Shahzad, the man charged in the attempted bombing in Times Square, is a 2001 graduate of the University of Bridgeport and had lived at multiple addresss in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Shahzad, who will appear in federal court in Manhattan Tuesday, graduated from UB in May 2001 with a bachelors of […] [Read More]
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Status of house search in attempted bombing probe

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A law enforcement source says agents for now plan only to search the Sheridan Street home in Bridgeport where suspect Faisal Shahzad is believed to have lived. The search is expected to last another three or four hours. [Read More]
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Cellphone led to suspect

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POLITICO  (Washington) – The number from a disposable cellphone led FBI agents to the suspect arrested Monday night for allegedly driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening, according to a senior official. “They were able to basically get one phone number and by running it through a number of databases, figure out […] [Read More]
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Cops still searching Bridgeport home in bombing probe

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BRIDGEPORT — Police and FBI are searching a Sheridan Street home where a man detained in connection with the failed car bomb in Times Square might have lived. FBI and other police are searching the three-story home at 202-204 Sheridan St. All entrances to the street, just one block away from Harding High School, have been […] [Read More]
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Ad for Nissan Pathfinder sold to bomb suspect

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Here are some of the details from an online ad for the 1993 Nissan Pathfinder sold by a 19-year-old Bridgeport woman to attempted car bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad: “Grey 1993 Nissan Pathfinder (automatic) (sold as is) with 141,000 miles CLEAN inside and out!! .Recently fixed the alternator ($310.00)… It also has 2 new front tires.. […] [Read More]
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Police active late at night in searching homes linked to suspect

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Shortly after authorities stopped Faisal Shahzad as he attempted to board a flight to Dubai at JFK Airport after midnight, officers and investigators gathered at State Police Barrracks G in Bridgeport roared off. Many of them were headed out to Shelton, to search and secure one of the homes reportedly owned or used by Shahzad, […] [Read More]
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