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Police: New Haven gang member arrested for home invasion here

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BRIDGEPORT – A member of a New Haven gang was arrested in connection with a home invasion in which police said the assailants stripped their victim naked. Bulaon Hawkins, 20, was charged Tuesday with home invasion, first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault. He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond. Police said […] [Read More]
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Cop who shot himself seeks probation

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BRIDGEPORT – A 29-year veteran of the police force, who shot himself in the leg while examining a gun in a crowded restaurant, has applied for a special probation program. Juan Santiago, 56, charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm – a misdemeanor – applied for accelerated rehabilitation Monday in Superior Court. Accelerated rehabilitation is […] [Read More]
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School bus crashes on I-95

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STRATFORD – Twenty-four children suffered minor injuries when their school bus was rear ended on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon. The ages of the children were not immediately available but fire officials said 12 were taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and 12 went to Bridgeport Hospital. The school bus, operated by First Student, had been […] [Read More]
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Mother rescued from fire dies

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BRIDGEPORT – Police are investigating the early Sunday morning fire that killed a city woman and severely injured her 2-year-old daughter. Marisol Estrada, 43, died Monday afternoon at Bridgeport Hospital. An autopsy was scheduled later in the day to determine her cause of death. In addition to injuries associated with the fire police sources said […] [Read More]
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Accused burglar says he needed money for pregnant girlfriend

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STRATFORD – A Bridgeport man told police he burglarized homes here and in Trumbull because his girlfriend is pregnant and he needs money. Patrick Reda, 41, of Velvet Street, was charged Saturday with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief for a burglary here last month. He is awaiting trial on burglary charges in connection with […] [Read More]
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Archdiocese appeals Derby priest abuse case

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HARTFORD – The Archdiocese of Hartford is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a $1 million verdict for a man who claimed he was abused by a Roman Catholic priest at a Derby school in the early 1980s. Among other claims, the archdiocese contends the law that extended the statute of limitations for such […] [Read More]
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Stratford man nabbed in delivery robberies

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STRATFORD – A local man was arrested Thursday and charged with robbing two food delivery drivers. Daquon Alston, 21, of General Street, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. He was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. On March 25, police said an employee of China House Restaurant, on Stratford Avenue, was called […] [Read More]
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Cannibal won’t get bloody clothing, journals back

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BRIDGEPORT – A Florida man who hacked a local homeless man to death and then ate his brain and eyeballs will not be getting his property back. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin Wednesday denied a motion from 36-year-old Tyree Lincoln Smith to return clothing and a number of journals police had seized from him. State’s […] [Read More]
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Boyfriend of dead 911 dispatcher arraigned

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BRIDGEPORT – The boyfriend of a 911 dispatcher, who died after being found lying in a pool of blood outside her Monroe condo, was arraigned Tuesday for violating an order to stay away from her. Thomas Fischer, still wearing the pajamas he had on when police arrested him at a Milford motel Monday afternoon, showed […] [Read More]
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Cab driver charged with sexually assaulting SHU student

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BRIDGEPORT – A cab driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a Sacred Heart University student. Yves Pierre, 45, a driver for the Yellow Cab Co., was charged with third-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. He was released after posting $50,000 bond. Police said Pierre is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female student he […] [Read More]
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