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Ansonia cops arrest man in armed robbery

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Ansonia police have arrested a 21-year-old New Haven man in connection with an armed robbery of a store Sunday night. During the robbery, a store clerk was struck in the face with a handgun and a Taser device was used on him, police said. On Sunday at approximately 9:15 p.m., Ansonia police were called to […] [Read More]
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Lt. Gregory Higgins, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore, stands behind the cutter prior to its commissioning in Key West, Fla.

Cutter, named after lighthouse keeper, commissioned

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A new Coast Guard cutter named after a Bridgeport lighthouse keeper has been commissioned. The newest fast response cutter was welcomed to the fleet earlier this week in Key West, Fla. The cutter is named after Coast Guard heroine Kathleen “Kate” Moore, keeper of the Black Rock Harbor Light on Fayerweather Island in Bridgeport, Conn. […] [Read More]
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Man critical after Bridgeport shooting

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A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest on Logan Street in Bridgeport this AM. The victim, identified as Jamal Wiggins, was shot in front of 423 Logon St..He was taken by private vehicle to Bridgeport Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. According to witnesses, he was with a group of people in front […] [Read More]
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Cops: Help us catch bank robber

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UPDATE; 8:40 PM Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who held up a Webster Bank this morning. The incident happened today shortly after 10 a.m. at the branch at 3546 Main St. The suspect appeared to be accompanied by two other males who also were wearing masks. The suspect brandished a […] [Read More]
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Teen shot in the head in Bridgeport

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Police are investigating a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old youth Friday night. Shortly before midnight, police responded to the area of Connecticut Avenue and Fifth Street on a report of a fight in the street, according to William Kaempffer, police department spokesman. Moments later, police were alerted that there was a gunshot victim at 472 […] [Read More]
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From left -- Benjamin Slowik of Derby HS  -- King -- Monica Gorton of Bunnell HS (Stratford) Queen, Paul Timpanelli, ringmaster, Andrea Albarella of Derby HS - Princess and Shaun Hershiser of Harding HS – Prince.

Barnum Festival Royal Family crowned

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Press release: The four newest members of the 2014 Barnum Festival Royal Family were selected this week at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport. The royal court will play a key role in the 66th Barnum Festival, the annual salute to the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum, world famous entrepreneur and former mayor of Bridgeport. […] [Read More]
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This house on Sioux Drive in Oxford was the scene of a domestic shooting this morning.

Two women shot in Oxford

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Two people have been shot at a home in Oxford and State Police are searching for a man who abducted his wife from that house. A manhunt is underway for the man believed responsible for the shootings – Scott Gellatly, 46. Hours after the shootings, he remains at  large and is believed to have taken […] [Read More]
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Sanchez family: ‘Our hearts are forever broken’

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The family of Maren Sanchez, the 16-year-old Jonahan Law High School student who was fatally stabbed, has released the following statement  Saturday afternoon. It comes tha day after the arraignment of Chris Plaskon, the 16-year-old JLHS charged in the killing: Here is the statement in its entirety. “Our hearts are forever broken by the loss […] [Read More]
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