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Jim Shay

Bridgeport shooting probed

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Shortly before 2 a.m., Sunday, Bridgeport police responded to a report of a man on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound at the intersection of Beach and Jane Streets. First responders located the victim, who was shot in the leg. Police received basic information about a possible suspect and detectives are investigating. The possible […] [Read More]
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Three rescued in Stratford clam boat fire

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Three people were on a 40-foot clam boat on the Housatonic River when it caught fire shortly after 12:30 PM. Saturday. The boaters were able to escape the fire by jumping onto a nearby clam boat. Moments later, the boat became fully engulfed with flames. Other boaters on the Housatonic rescued the three and took […] [Read More]
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Restored Oxford House reopens as restaurant

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The Oxford House, an Oxford landmark for centuries, has been restored and has reopened as an Irish restaurant. The building dates back to 1795, when it was built by brothers Daniel and Job Candee as a hotel on the then newly constructed Oxford Turnpike, now Route 67. Last year, developer Jay Borkowski and his business partner, […] [Read More]
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Man shot multiple times in Bridgeport

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Updated as of 8:45 p.m. Bridgeport Police say they arrested 24-year-old George Padilla, of Bridgeport on numerous counts including criminal attempt of murder in connection with Thursday’s shooting. Padilla was caught while detectives were interviewing his girlfriend, and he knocked on the door. Police opened the door and apprehended him after a brief struggle. While the […] [Read More]
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Car crashes into Fairfield house

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A car traveling south on Stratfield Road in Fairfield left the roadway and crashed into a house early this morning, according to Doing It Local. Around 1 AM Thursday, the car struck the front porch of the house located at 508 Stratfield Road, at the corner of Jackman Avenue. Doing it Local says the driver […] [Read More]
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Man leads police on chase; nearly hits cruisers

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A 35-year-old Bridgeport man is in custody after leading police on a car chase in Westport, Fairfield and Interstate and nearly crashing into two police cruisers on Wednesday,  police said. Nelson Rivera, of East Main Street, in Bridgeport, is facing multiple charges following the Wednesday’s chase. On Wednesday, Westport Police Officer David Scinto observed a […] [Read More]
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This is the scene of the Milford shooting. Reporter Dan Tepfer says there is a man's body undernearth the blue tarp.

At least 1 dead in Milford shooting

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Two people have been shot near Midway and Hollywood avenues in Milford. At least one of the victims is dead. Reporter Daniel Tepfer on the scene reports “there is a man’s body under a blue tarp on a roof on Midway Ave. Neighbors tell me the man was shot and climbed up the ladder to […] [Read More]
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Cops: Stratford man made threatening calls

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A 22-year-old Stratford man has been arrested by Milford police for allegedly making threatening phone calls to a woman at her place or work. Marven Perez, of Adams Street, was arrested on a charge of threatening and was held on $15,000 bond. Police said on May 9 they received a complaint regarding several unwanted phone […] [Read More]
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Man arrested in Milford stabbing

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A 21-year-old Milford man has been arrested in a stabbing in a Milford house early Tuesday morning. Police and emergency medical services arrived on scene and treated a 50-year old male for two non-life threatening stab wounds, a 20-year old female victim for a hand laceration and a 21 year old male for other minor […] [Read More]
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Car rear ends SUV in Milford

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An SUV was rear-ended by a car on the Post Road Tuesday morning. The force of impact pinned the car beneath the SUV. Amazingly, there were no injuries. The accident happened shortly after 9:30 AM. A preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling westbound on the Boston Post Road and stopped for traffic when […] [Read More]
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