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State Police close Route 8 ramp for “suspicious death’

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UPDATE 9:25 AM The southbound Exit 5 off-ramp on Route 8/25 has reopened. UPDATE 9:20 AM BRIDGEPORT — State Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man who apparently was involved in an altercation with another motorist on the Exit 5 ramp of Route 8/25. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport man shot in buttocks isn’t talking

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BRIDGEPORT — A 19 year-old man was treated at Bridgeport Hospital for non-life threatening injuries after he was shot in the buttocks Wednesday evening. Emmanuel Ranger told police that he was walking with friends on Fairfield Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he’d been struck, department spokesman William Kaempffer said. Detectives are investigating but […] [Read More]
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Milford police dog sniffs out $33,000 worth of pot

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MILFORD — A Bronx, N.Y. man is being held on a $100,000 bond after police used a drug-tracking canine to find what a spokesman said was $33,000 in high-grade marijuana. The arrest of Guiseppe Berardi, 28, on Wednesday afternoon came after a nearly month-long investigation by Milford police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Sgt. […] [Read More]
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Trucks slams into Westport house

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WESTPORT — A 12-passenger van with several people on board struck the garage area of a house on Terhune Drive on Wednesday afternoon, causing visible structural dmaage. No one inside the van or in the house was injured, said Capt. Brian Meadows, the fire department spokesman. “The driver of the van stated that while dropping […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport firefighters set Christmas tree on fire to teach safety

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Bridgeport’s public safety departments offered their annual tips for having safe holiday on Wednesday afternoon, capped by a demonstration of how quickly a live Christmas tree can burn. Without frequent watering, with frayed lighting cords or overloaded electrical outlets, live trees can ignite, and if they do, it can take less than a minute for […] [Read More]
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Trumbull police recover stolen mail, packages

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TRUMBULL — Police have recovered mail and parcels from several locations around town that they believe were stolen from residents’ porches and mailboxes. Shelton police arrested two New Haven men on Tuesday they believe had committed a rash of similar thefts there. Trumbull detectives are investigating whether the incidents in the two communities are related, […] [Read More]
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Overnight house fire reported in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday morning in a home on Clinton Avenue, officials said. There were no reported injuries. For a time the eastbound lane of North Avenue near the fire scene was blocked off because of hoses across the road; it has reopened now. We’ll update this story as more information […] [Read More]
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Michael Agyei, 11, on right, listens as his father, Jonathan, explains his progress since he was injured in a Dec. 4 hit and run crash that killed his mother.

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Family of hit-and-run victim appeals for ‘closure’

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BRIDGEPORT — Michael Agyei, 11, knows what he’d like for Christmas — the same thing his dad and his older brother and sister want — information to police trying to solve his mother’s hit-and-run death. Michael will be wearing an eye patch for another six weeks and suffered some spinal pain in the crash that […] [Read More]
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Cops: Man stabbed a Milford restaurant employee

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MILFORD — A Second Avenue man is being held on a $500,000 bond after he allegedly stabbed an employee of the Redwood Restaurant on Naugatuck Avenue late Monday night. Police said Daniel Woodhouse, 27, got into a fight with the employee and stabbed the victim twice in the back, causing minor injuries. Woodhouse had been […] [Read More]
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Two injured in overnight Monroe house fire

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MONROE –¬†Two people are being treated for non-life-threatening burns and smoke inhalation following a fire overnight on Old Zoar Road. The two occupants escaped to a neighbor’s home when the fire broke out at 1:20 a.m., said Kevin Catalano, spokesman for the Monroe Fire Department. The two were brought to Bridgeport Hospital by Monroe EMS, […] [Read More]
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