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‘Black Jacket’ robber sentenced to nine years

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man, responsible for one of the largest robbery sprees in area history, was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Kashawn Brown, also known as the Black Jacket Robber, robbed more than a dozen convenience stores, Subways and gas stations at gunpoint in Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull in October and November […] [Read More]
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Fairfield man arrested for crash that killed cousin

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TRUMBULL – A Fairfield man was arrested Wednesday and charged with causing the crash that killed his cousin last year. Police said Christopher Belletzkie, 22, had a blood/alcohol level of .191, more than twice the legal limit of .08, when he crashed his car on Route 8 in Trumbull last September killing Adam Ndreu. Belletzkie […] [Read More]
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Police: Westport man played lawyer to win settlement

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TRUMBULL – Police said a Westport man, passing himself off as a lawyer able to practice in this state, represented a Trumbull woman in the settlement of a car crash lawsuit. Stephen R. Krawitz, 62, settled the case for the local woman, keeping more than $30,000 of the settlement for his own “legal fee,” police […] [Read More]
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Stratford pastor fired

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STRATFORD – The Stratford Baptist church has fired its pastor of 16 years following allegations he stole from parishioners. The church’s trustees voted Sunday to fire Rev. Dr. Robert Genevicz after he refused to step down, church sources said. Church officials did not return emails for comment. The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut recently removed […] [Read More]
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Woman crashes over seawall

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MILFORD – A woman driver was hospitalized after driving her car over the seawall on Morningside Drive Sunday morning. The  Fire Department received a 911 call at 11:08 a.m. reporting the crash in the Morningside section of town. Fire crews found a car on its roof at the base of the seawall and the driver […] [Read More]
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Man dies after shooting

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Ryan Hernandez, 21, of Bridgeport. He was shot at least once in the chest and taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The incident happened in the 1300 block of Park Avenue near […] [Read More]
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Man killed in second hit and run crash

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BRIDGEPORT — Police are investigating the second hit-and-run incident in two days. Police a 21-year-old man was killed Saturday night. The incident happened at 10 p.m. in the 600 block of Noble Avenue near Jane Street. Witnesses at the scene reported that the victim was walking with several other people when he was struck in […] [Read More]
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Pastor’s pal claims she’s an innocent pawn

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BRIDGEPORT – Doraine Reed had been in the middle of explaining her relationship with Stratford Baptist Church pastor Rev. Dr. Robert Genevicz when she was interrupted Wednesday afternoon when a jury announced after five minutes of deliberation that they had a verdict in the case where she is accused of threatening to go “Adam Lanza,” […] [Read More]
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Stratford town workers charged with selling drugs

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STRATFORD – Two town employees have been accused of selling cocaine and prescription pills while on the job. Todd Whitlock Jr., 37, and Patrick Ambrose, 38, who work for the town’s public works department, were each charged Wednesday with multiple counts of sale of narcotics and prescription drugs. They were each being held in lieu […] [Read More]
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Lawyer: city dragging its feet on driveway payment

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BRIDGEPORT – The city appears to be dragging its feet across the $400,000 driveway it built for millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho across Sikorsky Airport property in Stratford. The lawyer for the adjoining condominium complex claims the city is stonewalling three months after it agreed to pay $20,000 to the residents of the Breakwater Key […] [Read More]
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