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States fight claim that CT resident flew 1st

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Who’s Wright or wrong? The 110-year-old fight over who flew first will get a bit heated today. In one corner stands the state of Connecticut that claims German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead successfully flew his plane in 1901 – two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright got their plane off the ground. Last […] [Read More]
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Former Shelton police chief Robert White dies

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Shelton is mourning the loss of former Police Chief Robert White, who died Sunday at the age of 72. White served as police chief from 1992 to 1998. He was a member of the Shelton Police Department for more than three decades. The following is Chief White’s obituary: Bob White was the beloved husband of […] [Read More]
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Man stabbed in Bridgeport

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Police are investigating a stabbing in the plaza at 500 Park Avenue in Bridgeport on Friday night. According to Doing it Local.com, witnesses tell me a man was stabbed and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses also said he is not cooperating with police. Check back for updates. [Read More]
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Barnum Festival to name new ringmaster today

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  The Barnum Festival will announce its 2014 ringmaster later today. The announcement is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University. The new ringmaster will be the festival’s 66th ringmaster. This year’s ringmaster is John F. Stafstrom, Jr., a partner in the Bridgeport office of Pullman […] [Read More]
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What people are saying about Christina Ayala

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On Wednesday, the State Elections Enforcement Commission has referred state Rep. Christina Ayala for criminal prosecution in connection with a phony address she used to apply for public financing during her 2012 campaign for the General Assembly. The commission has recommended five criminal charges, including felonies of fabricating evidence and fraud. It’s the latest in […] [Read More]
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We’re losing 3 minutes of daylight each day

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Here’s some news only a vampire or a lover of darkness could love … we’re losing about three minutes of daylight a day. In fact, since October 1, we have lost 41 minutes of daylight. And remember in late June when summer began? On those days when the sun rose early and set late we […] [Read More]
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Stone giant comes to Seaside Park

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Been to Seaside Park in Bridgeport lately? You’re in for a surprise when you see a stone giant near the shoreline. The towering stone sculpture erected over the weekend is the work of Connecticut Artist Ethan Currier. The figure stands almost 18 feet with the base. Built of solid granite, it  weighs more than 15,000 […] [Read More]
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Scattered delays on Metro-North

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Metro-North is reporting some scattered delays on the New Haven Line. Most of the delays are eastbound. But there are some westbound delays into GCT such as the 7:59 out of SoNo that’s running 13 minutes late. Also the 8:21 a.m. from Old Greenwich is running 10 minutes late. Metro-North’s definition of a late train: […] [Read More]
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Poll: Who do you blame for the federal shutdown?

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Fallen tree crushes truck, closes Bridgeport road

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  A large tree crushed a pickup truck in Bridgeport late Monday afternoon blocking access to Wood and Laurel avenues. Josue Gotay, owner of Welding on Wheels, says his truck was crushed, but he’s glad no one is hurt. The tree fell near Curiale School. Principal of Curiale School confirms no injuries at school. K-5. […] [Read More]
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