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Jim Shay

Thousands always come to Compo Beach for the town's annual Independence Day fireworks show.

Westport postpones fireworks to Monday

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The Westport Police Athletic League and the Westport Parks and Recreation after reviewing the projected weather forecast for Thursday has rescheduled the Fireworks Celebration to Monday at Compo Beach. “Due to the projected weather forecast, we felt that it was necessary that we reschedule the fireworks display,” the groups said in a release. “We hope […] [Read More]
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Stephen Goins

Felon busted on gun charges with mom in car

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A Bridgeport man faces gun charges after a motor vehicle stop Thursday evening. Just after 7 p.m., Officer Paul Scillia attempted to pull over a vehicle on Fairfield Avenue for a motor vehicle violation, said police spokesman William Kaempffer. Before the motorist stopped, Scillia observed him making furtive movements in his car. Scillia and Officers […] [Read More]
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Cops: Woman shoplifted $780 in Gap merchandise

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A Queens. N.Y. woman is accused of shoplifting nearly $780 in merchandise at the Gap store in the Connecticut Post mall. Milford police say Mireya Munoz, 37, also provided false information to officers about her identity. Munoz was charged with fifth-degree larceny, possession of a shoplifting device, criminal impersonation and interfering with police. She will […] [Read More]
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Firefighters battle a fire at Latex Foam International in Shelton. Echo Hose Fire Co. photo via Facebook.

Fire hits Shelton’s Latex foam factory

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The Latex International company was dealt another setback Thursday morning when a fire ripped through its River Road factory. The fire comes at a difficult time for the company that has filed for bankruptcy protection. Thirteen years ago, a fire destroyed its sprawling factory in downtown Ansonia. The fire broke out at the Latex International […] [Read More]
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Six Flags to close Cyclone roller coaster

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Six Flags, just over the Connecticut border in Agawam, Mass. says it will beĀ  retiring the Cyclone roller coaster next month. The large wooden rollercoaster, opened in 1983, is one of New England’s steepest rides. According to park spokesperson Jennifer McGrath, the 3,400 foot long ride will only be open now through July 20. In […] [Read More]
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Daniel Waldhaus, 31, was fatally shot Saturday in Northeast Baltimore (Handout/The Baltimore Sun / June 24, 2014)

Shelton man shot dead in Baltimore

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A GoFundme account has now been setup to raise funds for the funeral of a Shelton man killed over the weekend in Baltimore. — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Shelton man over the weekend. The Baltimore Sun reports that Daniel Waldhaus, 31, of Shelton, was found shot dead in the head Saturday […] [Read More]
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Milford cops: Fairfield driver nearly hit 2 pedestrians

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A 36-year-old Fairfield man has been arrested on charges for allegedly operating a vehicle recklessly in a Milford parking lot, police said. Police also said Kel Prevail, of Algonquin Road in Fairfield, nearly struck two pedestrians as they were walking in the lot around 3:30 PM on Saturday. Police had received the complaint that a […] [Read More]
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Black bear mauls, kills pet dog

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A pet dog was mauled and killed by a black bear in Bloomfied early Sunday morning, police said. Neighbors said the dog was killed by a mother bear with three cubs. The Hartford Courant reports that officers were called to Duncaster Road at about 2:30 AM on reports that a dog had been attacked by […] [Read More]
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The second floor of this house on Vani Court was heavily damaged in a fire Monday afternoon. Westport FD photo.

Fire damages Westport house

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Fire damaged a Westport house late Monday afternoon, but fortunately no one was inside the building at the time of the blaze. A neighbor had reported the possibility of children on the second floor of the Vani Court building. When firefighters arrived on the scene shortly before 5:30 PM, they found heavy smoke and fire […] [Read More]
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6 rescued as boat takes on water in Sound

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Six people were rescued after their 24-foot boat began to sink in the waters of Long Island Sound Saturday morning. The distress call came in around 10:10 a,m. The boat with six passengers aboard was taking on heavy water in the Sound, about a mile off Bridgeport Harbor. Another nearby boat came to the rescue […] [Read More]
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