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Mayors say federal funds needed for immigrant kids

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BRIDGEPORT — Mayor Bill Finch, who participated in conference call Friday morning with mayors of several Connecticut cities said that a task force they agreed to create will look for solutions to a problem “that landed on the doorstep of American mayors. The city government can’t provide direct aid to immigrant children here, Finch said, […] [Read More]
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Memorial held for two Bridgeport firefighters

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BRIDGEPORT — Two members of the city fire department who died in the line of duty four years ago were remembered Thursday as heroes. On July 24, 2010, Lt. Steven Velasquez and firefighter Michel Baik were on the third floor of a home on Elmwood Avenue — checking for hot spots and making sure everyone […] [Read More]
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Cable guy charged in Monroe sex assault

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MONROE — A subcontractor sent by Charter Communications to fix a woman’s computer modem allegedly touched her inappropriately during the service call. Inpanh Thammavongsa, 58, of Meriden was arrested after an investigation into incident last Saturday, and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct. Thammavongsa, a Tri-Wire Services technician, began massaging the 18 year-old […] [Read More]
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State DEEP announces programs in Derby

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From a press release: Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces summertime programs at the Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum  located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby.  Register for the programs at (203) 734-2513.   Tea Crafting Workshop Have a cup of tea and make sweet treats at the Children’s Tea Crafting […] [Read More]
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Car strikes pumps at Shelton gas station (w/video)

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SHELTON — A woman had to be cut out of her car after the vehicle rolled over and struck gas pumps at Mont’s Mart on Leavenworth Road on Wednesday night. Susan Linnane, 41, of Derby had been driving her Mazda south on Levenworth Road at 8:45 p.m., when she struck another vehicle, said Lt. Robert Kozlowsky, […] [Read More]
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Victim’s family screams at accused killer in court

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BRIDGEPORT — Jose Manuel Torres, 37, stood in front of a judge on Thursday, exactly a year from the date that he allegedly shot a friend to death in front of the man’s family. He didn’t speak during his brief arraignment in Bridgeport Superior Court on a murder charge, but more than 10 of Pablo […] [Read More]
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Isaiah Gary, 32, is a suspect in the July 17 holdup of a Norwalk bank.

Norwalk police make arrest in bank robbery

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NORWALK — Police acting on a tip Wednesday morning arrested a suspect in the robbery last week of the First County Bank. Isaiah Gary, 32, of Norwalk, was found in a vehicle parked behind the Norwalk-Westport Motel on Westport Avenue at 11:35 a.m., and climbed onto the motel roof in an attempt to elude capture, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut is not-so scary, survey says

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You have the best chance of being struck by lightning while in a dentist’s chair here than in any other state, according to a survey of the “Scariest States” in America by the real estate blog Estately. But despite that terrifying prospect, Connecticut ranks 29th out of the 50 states in scariness, on criteria that […] [Read More]
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Retired Bridgeport firefighter allegedly threatens to kill chief

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BRIDGEPORT –  A former city firefighter was arrested last week after entering Bridgeport Fire Headquarters and allegedly threatening to kill himself and Chief Brian Rooney, according to police. Bruce M. Toth, 59, had resigned in 2007, and wanted his job back, sources said. Rooney was not present and Toth was detained at fire headquarters on Congress Street […] [Read More]
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Suspect’s pick up move: steal her computer

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BRIDGEPORT — A man who has been charged with trying to steal a woman’s tablet computer while they both rode a city bus Sunday said he only wanted her phone number. Arthur Karone Shaw, 20, was one of three male passengers who allegedly made sexually suggestive comments to the 22 year-old victim, police said. The […] [Read More]
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