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Mayoral contenders meet Sept. 10

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Six days before they face-off in the Sept. 16 Democratic primary, candidates for mayor in Bridgeport will participate in a forum hosted by city business leaders. The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council have announced a Sept. 10 forum, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Housatonic Community College’s Beacon Hall. […] [Read More]
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Standoff in Ansonia Thursday night

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ANSONIA – A standoff that lasted hours Thursday turned up empty when the man police wanted to speak with was nowhere to be found. Police were called to May street around 12:30 p.m. for reports of a physical altercation and shots fired, said Lt. Andrew Cota of the Ansonia Police Department. Two woman had got […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Dems starting raucous mayoral convention

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It’s Tuesday night, and the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee is getting ready to begin the highly anticipated convention that will see either incumbent Mayor Bill Finch or ex-Mayor Joseph Ganim win the endorsement. Two banquet rooms in Chairman Mario Testa’s Italian restaurant in the city’s North End are packed with Democratic insiders. The contest is […] [Read More]
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Construction worker injured in Bridgeport after fall

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  BRIDGEPORT – A construction worker was injured Wednesday afternoon after he feel several feet through a work site in the downtown area. Firefighters were called to a building being rehabilitated near Main Street and Elm street just before 3 p.m. Inside a workman had fallen several feet through a skylight on the roof onto […] [Read More]
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Former candidate loses lawsuit against cops

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge Wednesday refused to throw out criminal charges against perennial political candidate Lisa Whitnum, who claimed Darien police were illegally preventing her from seeing her former husband who is in a nursing home there. In a 14-page decision, Superior Court Judge Richard Arnold ruled he has no authority as a civil trial […] [Read More]
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Ansonia man dead after house fire

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ANSONIA – A city man is dead after a fire tore through part of a home Tuesday evening. Police and firefighters were called to 96 Colony Drive just after 5:20 p.m. where they found the backside of the home fully engulfed in flames, said Lt. Andrew Cota of the Ansonia Police Department. Within minutes firefighters […] [Read More]
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Florida fugitive arrested in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – A Florida man being sought for allegedly running an underage prostitution ring in that state was arrested here. David Hercott Leslie, 31, the subject of a year-long nationwide manhunt, was arrested after police responded to a dispute at a grocery store on Park Avenue. Police said Leslie punched another man in the store […] [Read More]
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Man shot several times in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — A man was shot several times early this morning in a courtyard at the Trumbull Gardens housing complex. Officers patrolling the neighborhood in the wake of a shooting last month with nine victims — including one who died — heard the shots and found the man lying on the grass, sources said. The […] [Read More]
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