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Man sentenced to 30 years in 18-year-old double murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, one of five in the state involved in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down life without parole prison terms for juveniles, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for riddling a couple with bullets as they sat in their car on a Bridgeport street 18 years […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport mom arrested after son’s court appearance

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BRIDGEPORT – She’s a mother only an accused wheelman could love. Ten minutes after she was appointed Thursday by a judge as guardian for her teenaged son, who was allegedly the getaway driver in last August’s gang –related fatal shooting on a downtown street, Toyo Diaz walked out of the Main Street courtroom and into […] [Read More]
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Lawyers give back to community

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BRIDGEPORT – Members of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association held a Horn of Plenty food drive and collected 22 bags and 54 boxes of food for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. In addition, Nancy Ganassini, executive director, presented a check in the amount of $760 to Terry Wilcox, executive director of the mission, to purchase much […] [Read More]
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Police: Local man distributed drug from China

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, accused of funneling millions of dollars of dangerous synthetic drugs from China to the southern U.S., had a stash of stolen guns and bags of drugs in a storage unit here. Michael Young, 43, of Sunshine Circle, already held on numerous state and federal drug charges, was arraigned Wednesday on […] [Read More]
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Courtroom clash averted

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BRIDGEPORT – More than a dozen state, local police and judicial marshals kept the cap on a potential powder keg Wednesday morning in the Main Street courthouse as 17-year-old city youth pleaded not guilty to the daytime fatal shooting of an alleged rival gang member on a downtown street. About 50 youths, along with family […] [Read More]
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Rival gangs meet at court hearing today

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BRIDGEPORT – Extra security will be in place at the Main Street courthouse this morning as rival gangs come together for the probable cause of a 17-year-old city youth charged with the daytime shooting of an alleged rival gang member on a downtown street. More than a dozen youths battled outside the courthouse after the […] [Read More]
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Paper, plastic or jail

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STRATFORD – A female shopper got into a fist fight with the cashier at a local supermarket after she was caught taking extra shopping bags, police said. Mia Williams, 35, of Sage Street, Bridgeport, was later bagged by police and charged with third-degree assault. She was released after posting $500 bond. Police said Williams was […] [Read More]
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Daniel Kinney. Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police.

Police: man got a kick out of panhandler

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BRIDGEPORT – Some panhandlers just can’t take no for an answer. Police said when a local man refused to give change to a homeless Daniel Kinney, the 57-year-old Kinney kicked the victim in the groin. As the victim lay on the ground holding his privates he gasped, “This is why you’re not getting any change,” […] [Read More]
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Shelton police nab suspected burglars

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SHELTON – Police have arrested two men in connection with a home break in. Danny Spaulding, 32, of West Haven, and 24 year old Patrick Re, of Stratford,  were charged with third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, third-degree burglary  and conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary. Both were held in lieu of $25,000 bond. Police […] [Read More]
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Lawyers serving homeless

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BRIDGEPORT – Members of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, an association of 630 local attorneys, will purchase and prepare food at Thomas Merton Center located on Madison Avenue ,  on Tuesday. Under the direction of  Kathleen Dunn, Chair of the Community Outreach Community, the GBBA has been preparing a delicious pasta and meatball lunches for […] [Read More]
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