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Jim Shay

Milford police: Man grabbed boy’s bottom

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A 28-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested by Milford police on charges that he inappropriately touched a juvenile at the Milford YMCA. Kevin Lipscomb, of Taft Street in Bridgeport, was charged with fourth degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. On Friday, police received a complaint from the YMCA administration regarding a […] [Read More]
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Two bitten by rabid kitten in Derby

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A scare for some animal volunteers and vet workers in Derby after they had a brush with a kitten with rabies. WTNH News Channel 8 reports that two people were bitten and others came in close contact with the kitten. Animal control says the kitten was so cute that many just wanted to help it […] [Read More]
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Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton to have booking signing in CT

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear at a book-signing here on Saturday July 19 at R.J. Julia, the independent bookstore in Madison. Clinton, a presumptive candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, will sign copies of her book, “Hard Choices,” at 4 p.m. at the bookstore, a Boston Post Road […] [Read More]
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Hidden camera found in state park bathroom

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Madison police are searching for the person who planted a hidden camera inside a changing room at Hammonnaset State Park, WTNH News Channel 8 reports. The camera was in plain sight in the unisex handicap accessible bathroom at the campground at Hammonasset, the station reported. It was hidden in what looked like a towel hook. […] [Read More]
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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 be  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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