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SHU student dies after being hit by car

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Bridgeport police said Saturday morning that the SHU student hit by a car has died. The victim is identified as Kaitlyn Doorhy, 20, of Mattituck, New York. She is a junior at Sacred Heart University. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Brandon M. Pouncie, 28, of Bridgeport. The incident remains under investigation. […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian critical after being struck by car

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Update, Saturday, 8:06 a.m.  The young woman struck by a car in Bridgeport on Friday has died, Bridgeport police confirm. Original story, Friday, 12:45 p.m. A young woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car as she was crossing Madison Avenue Friday afternoon. The woman, who was not immediately being identified, was […] [Read More]
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Police: Gaming system just rocks in a box

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A Milford resident, who thought they were exchanging a gaming system, ended up with a box of rocks, police said. Daryl Johnson, 19, of Quinnipiac Avenue in New Haven, was charged with sixth degree larceny. The victim of the theft said they made arrangements with Johnson through Craigslist to exchange their gaming systems with each […] [Read More]
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Cops: Milford hotel worker rented rooms, kept money

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A former Milford hotel employee has been arrested for stealing more than $30,000 from the business, police said. Tonisha Parker, 36, of Newhall Street in New Haven, was charged with first degree larceny and held on $100,000 bond. According to Officer Jeffrey Nielsen, police received a complaint last November from the Spring Hill Suites regarding […] [Read More]
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Cops: Man threatened Bridgeport priest

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A 48-year-old man was arrested  Tuesday afternoon after a confrontation with a priest at St. Augustine’s Church on Washington Avenue. Police spokesman William Kaempffer said officers were called to the church at about 3 p.m. on a report of a disturbance. A priest reported that the suspect was acting erratically. The priest stated he asked […] [Read More]
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Red Cross helping displaced Bridgeport fire tenants

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The Red Cross is helping 10 people who were displaced by a fire Tuesday on Helen Street in Bridgeport. Fire officials say the fire may have started from embers from the nearby Remington Arms complex that caught fire Tuesday morning. The fire at 101 Helen Street broke out around 1:20 PM. The American Red Cross […] [Read More]
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Firefighters battle Bridgeport blaze

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  Bridgeport firefighters are battling a series of fires in the vacant Remington factory complex on the city’s East Side. The fire was reported around 11:15 AM in the former administration building at the sprawling complex. The fire then spread to other buildings in the complex. See a live image from the DOT cams HERE. […] [Read More]
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Milford cops: Man shoplifted $750 in fragrances

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A 24-year-old Bridgeport man has been arrested for allegedly stealing about $750 worth of fragrances from Macy’s. Milford police say Roger Craig III, of Roosevelt Street in Bridgeport, shoplifted the fragrances from the store in the Connecticut Post Mall on Saturday. They say Craig took the fragrances from the stole without paying for them. He […] [Read More]
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Stratford issues coyote warning

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Press release: The Stratford Police Department, and the Animal Control Division, have been receiving reports from residents with sightings of coyotes, according to Captain John Popik. “While there have been no reports of incidents involving aggressive behaviors, coyotes have become a regular part of our landscape and we are providing the following information from the […] [Read More]
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Body found in Derby lake

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The body of a 33-year-old Ansonia man was found in a lake at Witek Park in Derby early Tuesday morning. The body was found near the dam near Sentinel Hill Road, police said. The body was recovered by members of the Shelton Police Department’s dive team. Derby Police Lt. Justin Stanko said the man’s family […] [Read More]
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