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Jim Shay

Trumbull declares state of emergency

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From Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst: I am declaring a State of Emergency for the Town of Trumbull effective at 12:00 PM today, January 26, 2015. Please listen carefully to the following instructions: Trumbull Town Hall will be closed on tomorrow and Wednesday. The Trumbull Transfer Station will be closed tomorrow and Wednesday. Residents wishing […] [Read More]
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Towns winning battle in snow cleanup

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Greater Bridgeport towns and cities are cleaning up after the biggest snowfall of the season, a storm that dumped up to 5 inches of snow. Department of Public Works crews are reporting they are winning the battle of cleaning up local roads. Officials say the clean-up effort will be done quicker if residents follow parking […] [Read More]
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Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim.

Poll: Should convicted felons be allowed to run for office?

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Ex-Bridgeport Mayor and convicted felon Joseph P. Gamin is considering running for his old job at the Park City’s chief executive. And (twice convicted) former state Sen. Ernie Newton has tried (unsuccessfully) to return to office. Now, current Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has said he doesn’t believe  “a convicted felon should ever be allowed to […] [Read More]
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The Stratford facility of General Linen Service at 895 Woodend Road
Stratford from the company's web site.

Fire strikes Stratford linen service

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A fire late Friday night consumed several large bins full of recently cleaned linens at the General Linen Service, according to Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Brian Lampart. Shortly after 10 PM Friday, the Stratford Fire Department responded the business to 895 Woodend Road for a reported activated fire alarm. Lampart said firefighters arrived to […] [Read More]
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Homeowners find ‘unknown woman’ in Shelton house

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Talk about an uninvited “guest.” Shelton police say they arrested a 21-year-old Shelton woman who was found in a Cots Street home after midnight Wednesday. According to Lt. Robert Kozlowski, residents of the house returned home and discovered an “unknown woman” inside their home. “The female fled on foot after a brief discussion and the […] [Read More]
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Police report rash of burglaries in Stratford

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  UPDATE Thursday, Jan. 8 11 AM Police have received a break in the case and hope to release the identity of a suspect within a day or two, Eannotti said. “We are hoping to be able to link the suspect to 7 burglaries and 3 attempted burglaries,” the police spokesman said. ORIGINAL POST, Wed. […] [Read More]
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Police: Man tries to bite Milford officer, 3 cops hurt

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Three Milford police officers received minor injuries Tuesday after they tried to take a Bridgeport man into custody. Police took Albert Dias, 27, of Sylan Avenue in Bridgeport, into custody for an outstanding warrant for credit card theft. According to Officer Jeffrey Nielsen, Dias “became combative with several officers, resisted their efforts and attempted to […] [Read More]
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Ex-boyfriend held on $1M bond after assault, abduction

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A Bridgeport man faces felony charges for abducting and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Monday. According to William Kaempffer, police spokesman, Officer Benita Bailey responded to the 100 block of Beardsley Street Monday just before 8:30 a.m. on a report of a woman calling for help because she was trapped in her room. Officers entered the house […] [Read More]
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Workers from Industrial Rigging assemble a crane in preparation for hoisting a HVAC unit 11 stories in downtown Bridgeport Saturday morning.

Crane work closes Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport

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If you like to see big industrial cranes in action, head to downtown Bridgeport this morning. That’s where crews from Industrial Riggers will be hoisting a heating/air conditioning unit 11 stories on the RBS Financial Center building at 1000 Lafayette Boulevard. On Saturday morning, workers were assembling a crane that will hoist the unit above […] [Read More]
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Bank held up in Stratford

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Police are looking for two men who held up the First Niagara Bank on 225 Hawley Lane in Stratford on Saturday morning. Scanner reports say the two men displayed handguns and fled in an unknown direction. Both men were also wearing masks, gloves and hoodies. We’ll provide more information when it becomes available.   [Read More]
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