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Grassy areas on O'Sullivan's Island were closed in January.

Report: Tainted soil in Derby park poses no danger

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DERBY — Small amounts of tainted soil have been found close to the surface on O’Sullivan’s Island, a public park in Derby that was closed in January over fears of soil contamination. The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that the low-level chemical contamination is within the first six inches of soil, but that the amounts are below […] [Read More]
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FBI investigating Ansonia ‘chop shop’ link to Iraq

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ANSONIA — City police have called in the FBI to help investigate a New Haven man who was allegedly dismantling automobiles here and sending the parts back to his native Iraq. The Valley Independent Sentinel reports that Hayder Abdulrasool Al-Kulabi, 42, of Rock Street in New Haven, is in the United States from Iraq on a […] [Read More]
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TVs stolen from Planet Fitness in Trumbull

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TRUMBULL — A break-in at the Planet Fitness on Lindeman Drive early Sunday netted the thieves at least 8 flat-screen televisons, cash and an undetermined amount of merchandise, police said. An employee arriving at 6:30 a.m. Sunday to open the facility for the day found that the glass entry door had been shattered, said Lt. […] [Read More]
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Cops: Bridgeport man attacked with a can opener

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man told police that he was attacked with what he thought was a can opener after being confronted by a group of youths Sunday night. The victim was walking in the area of East Main and Livingston streets at 10:40 p.m. when one of the teens made a comment about his […] [Read More]
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Adonis Duharte, was charged with first-degree robbery, carjacking, and other offenses. Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police.

New iPhone 6 taken in Bridgeport carjacking

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BRIDGEPORT — A 30 year old man was ordered out of his car at gunpoint early Sunday morning on Grant Street, police said, and the robber drove off after searching the center console and glove compartment, police said. Among the victim’s possessions taken were his brand new iPhone 6, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. The […] [Read More]
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Scott was charged with second-degree assault and held on $15,000 bond. Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police.

Bridgeport police: Suspect assaulted man with a board

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BRIDGEPORT — A 25-year-old man was struck in the head with a wooden board early Monday in a suspected robbery attempt. The victim told police that he was walking to his apartment from the train station when a man struck him from behind with the board, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. The victim, 25, grabbed […] [Read More]
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Altered lottery tickets sold in Bridgeport, Norwalk

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Scratch-off lottery tickets, altered to appear to be winning tickets worth up to $20,000 have been sold in the area for 10 percent or less of their purported value, officials said. The tickets, sold in Bridgeport and Norwalk, in fact have no value at all, said Commissioner William M. Rubenstein of the state Department of Consumer […] [Read More]
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Milford police: Man spit on woman over parking spot

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MILFORD — A Seymour man was arrested Friday on a warrant for allegedly spitting on a woman and her car during an argument in August. Jason Pullo, 36, of Paramount Drive in Seymour had gotten into an argument with the victim over a space in a West Main Street parking lot on Aug. 16, said […] [Read More]
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The Rev. Christopher Tiano. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Priest, a Derby native, marks 25th ordination anniversary

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The Rev. Christopher Tiano grew up in Derby, in a close-knit Italian family that encouraged him “to be whatever I wanted to be.” But he didn’t always want to be a priest, Tiano said. He attended Fairfield Prep and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he considered becoming a lawyer or a history teacher. But Tiano, […] [Read More]
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Suspect charged in car break-in at Milford mall

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MILFORD — A New Haven was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after he allegedly tried to cash a check he’d stolen from a car parked at the Westfield Connecticut Post mall. Elvis Lopez, 38, of Ridge Street in New Haven, allegedly damaged the window of the woman’s car on Sept. 18, and took her purse […] [Read More]
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