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Bridgeport man admits guilt in mail fraud schemes

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Dayquan Jackson, 26, of Bridgeport entered a guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bank fraud in connection with a stolen check scheme. Jackson and others stole mail from residences in Fairfield County throughout 2013 and 2014 in order to obtain either blank checks or credit […] [Read More]
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Owner treated for smoke inhalation at Milford condo fire

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UPDATE 1:55 PM The owner the condo at 52 Greenview Lane is being treated for smoke inhalation at Bridgeport Hospital following a fire on Thursday morning. Capt. Greg Carman, the department spokesman said one of the owner’s three cats was rescued from the fire in the laundry area and furnace room, which was brought under […] [Read More]
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Park and fishway being dedicated in Seymour

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SEYMOUR — Federal, state and local officials will gather at the Tingue Dam on Thursday morning for a ceremony marking the completion of a $6.3 million fish bypass channel and new public park. The Paul Pawlak Sr. Park along the Naugatuck River is being dedicated in memory of the long-time state representative and first selectman. […] [Read More]
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Smoky fire extinguished in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — A midday call to a multi-family house at 60 Calhoun Avenue was all smoke and very little fire, officials said. There was smoke on the second floor, “but not much fire,” Deputy Chief James Cook said. Tenants of the brown-shingled building watched from across the street as a firefighter in a ladder truck […] [Read More]
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Boy Scout Troop 3 in Derby plans fundraiser

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Police say man found asleep in wrecked car

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MILFORD — Police here say a man they found asleep inside a car with a broken windshield and deployed airbags tried to drive away when they woke him. Officers responding to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Hauser Street early Friday found the vehicle damaged and with the engine running, said Officer Jeff Nielsen, the […] [Read More]
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Greg Christofakis, charged in a murder for hire plot. Photo courtesy of Milford police.

Cops: Man tried to contact victim from prison

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MILFORD — Police say that Gregory Christofakis, awaiting trial in a murder-for hire plot, violated a protective order by writing to the intended victim from prison. Christofakis, 52, has been in custody under a $1 million bond since his arrest on Oct. 4, 2012 on charges of attempting to commit murder and conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch: Bridgeport is safe for families

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BRIDGEPORT — Top officials of the Bridgeport police department presented statistics to show that the Park City — despite the perception — is safer than Hartford and New Haven. You can read that Connecticut Post story here. Mayor Bill Finch said in a statement Monday morning that he agrees that the reality of life in […] [Read More]
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Police and fire officials visit Bridgeport school

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BRIDGEPORT — An assignment to mark 9/11 in teacher Kimberly Trez’s third-grade class at the Park City Magnet School has grown into a school-wide assembly to be held later this morning. Trez asked her students to write thank you letters to Bridgeport police officers and firefighters, explaining to her students the crucial role that first responders […] [Read More]
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It’s Nina Poeta Day in Seymour

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SEYMOUR — First Selectman Kurt Miller has issued a proclamation declaring today as Nina Poeta Day in town, to  ”recognize Nina’s strength and courage..” Miller has asked residents to wear pink and grey as a symbol of their support of the Seymour High cheerleader’s fight against brain cancer. Family friend Elizabeth Pisano said  ”A beautiful […] [Read More]
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