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Jim Shay

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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Cops: DUI driver had high beams on behind cruiser

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Three things you shouldn’t do be doing behind the steering wheel: Driving intoxicated, driving behind a police cruiser with the vehicle’s high beams on and stopping in the middle of the road. That’s what Monroe police say a 49-year-old Bridgeport man did Thursday night on Route 25. According to Lt. Brian McCauley, officers on patrol […] [Read More]
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Volunteers sought to watch osprey nests

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The Connecticut Audubon Society is looking for volunteers to monitor osprey nests. The time needed is about an hour a month. “The goal of Osprey Nation is to create a long-term record of data that will give the conservation community a better understanding of the health of Connecticut’s Osprey population,” the society said on its […] [Read More]
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Broken taillight leads to cocaine arrest

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A defective brake light led to a man’s arrest on drug charges. At around 9 PM Tuesday, Milford police observed a vehicle traveling on the Boston Post Road with a broken tail light. When they stopped the car, police said they found that the driver – Carlyle Fluery, 28, of New Haven – was in […] [Read More]
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Cops: Elderly man sprayed officials with garden hose

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In most cases, it’s usually the firefighter who sprays the water hose. But in this case, it was two fire officials who got wet after being sprayed upon by an angry homeowner, Shelton police say. On Tuesday, the Fire Marshal and the Assistant Fire Chief responded to a residence on Beardsley Road in Shelton for […] [Read More]
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Abby

Funeral services set for Trumbull cheerleader

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Here is the death notice for Abigail Elizabeth Anderson, the 15-year-old Trumbull teen who died suddenly on Friday: Abigail Elizabeth Anderson, of Trumbull, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 13, 2014 Born in Bridgeport on December 1, 1998, she was the beloved daughter of Charles and Gillian Anderson. Abby attended Frenchtown Elementary School, Hillcrest Middle […] [Read More]
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Cops: 2 men stole goods from Goodwill

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A Goodwill Industries driver and an alleged accomplice were arrested Tuesday in the theft of $630 in products from the company, according to Milford police. Adolfo Dejesus, 25, of Standish Avenue in North Haven, was charged with fifth degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth degree larceny. Dejesus was employed as a route driver for […] [Read More]
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Connecticut State Police K9 Officer Mark Packer stands with his dog Regis, during a Ceremony Honoring Connecticut's 9/11 First Responders and Volunteers at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport in 2011.

What are the names of the newest narc dogs?

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Eight canine narcotic detection teams make will graduate Thursday morning at the Connecticut State Police Canine Unit in Meriden. All of the narcotic detection dogs are Labradors. The canine teams were in training for five weeks. So what do you name a “narc dog? Spot? Rover? Sniffer? Here are the names of the graduating dogs: […] [Read More]
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State: 5 Milford stores sold booze to minors

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The Department of Consumer Protection and the Milford Police Department checked 30 package and grocery stores to make sure the businesses were not selling alcohol to peope under the legal age of 21. Last Saturday’s joint undercover operation with officers from the Milford Police Department and youth volunteers from the Governor’s Prevention Partnership found that […] [Read More]
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Muro's Original New York Bakery had its windows shattered Tuesday morning after a series of manhole explosions in downtown Norwalk. WTNH photo.

Two injured after manholes explode in Norwalk

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Two people were injured in Norwalk Tuesday morning following a manhole explosion. Shortly after 8:30 AM, there were reports of multiple explosions and fire in the area of Main Street and Hoyt streets. When police arrived they found smoke and fire coming from three manholes on Main Street. Sgt. Terrance Blake said the cause of […] [Read More]
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