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Bridgeport Police increasing traffic enforcement for Memorial Day weekend

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BRIDGEPORT – Extra police will be on patrol this holiday weekend to crack down on dangerous drivers throughout the city. The police department will step up enforcement during one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, according to a press release from the city. “Police will be out in full force this weekend,” said […] [Read More]
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Flatto for Joe (Ganim)

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Forget the so-called cloak of respectability. Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is looking to forge an armor of respectability for himself as he attempts to reclaim the job he lost in 2003 after being convicted and imprisoned for corruption. That means surrounding himself with certain people who could help deflect the inevitable deluge of attacks portraying […] [Read More]
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Landscaper accused of accosting teen at train station

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BRIDGEPORT – An Oxford landscaper was arrested after police said he tried to force himself on a 14-year-old boy in the bathroom at the train station. Laman Perry, 36, of Seth Den, Oxford, was charged with risk of injury to children. During the arraignment hearing Friday, Assistant State’s Attorney Tatiana Messina urged Superior Court Judge […] [Read More]
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Monroe cops: vehicle stop leads to drug bust

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MONROE — An officer making a routine motor vehicle stop Thursday night on Route 34 found an active arrest warrant for the driver, Capt. Michael Flick said. After he was taken into custody, the driver, Peter Johansen, 29, of Naugatuck, was found with drug paraphernalia in his pockets, the police spokesman said. A search of […] [Read More]
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Tell us: Who are you remembering this Memorial Day?

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Every Memorial Day, we pause to remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who died while serving the United States. They are our sisters and brothers, our uncles and mothers, our friends and our neighbors. Some gave their lives centuries ago, others fell mere months ago. This Memorial Day, tell us: who will you be […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police respond to a stabbing

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A young man has been stabbed in the neck with a butterfly knife, and a 14 year-old suffered a cut to a hand during a dispute on Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport. Medics are treating both victims, whose injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. They are also tracking a possible suspect, identified by the victims. […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport cocaine trafficker gets 10 year sentence

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man police say was part of the “Sex, Money and Murder” set of the the Bloods gang selling drugs at the Marina Village housing complex will serve 10 years in prison. Damont Gee, 39, also known as “Monty,” was sentenced Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven […] [Read More]
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Woodbury lawyer busted in Oxford estate theft

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NEW HAVEN – Federal authorities have arrested a former Woodbury lawyer in connection with $1.8 million missing from the estate of an Oxford woman. Peter M. Clark will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Sarah Merriam at the federal courthouse here this afternoon. Clark served as the executor for the estate of Miriam Strong, a wealthy […] [Read More]