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Sentencing continued for bad cops

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BRIDGEPORT –Sentencing for two veteran city cops, caught on video stomping a prone man in Beardsley Park, has been continued to Oct. 30. Officers Joseph Lawlor and Elson Morales face up to a year in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to violating the constitutional rights of Orlando Lopez-Soto by using excessive force to […] [Read More]
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Naugatuck Valley Health District looking for a few good people

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SEYMOUR-The Naugatuck Valley is looking for a full-time public health specialist and a part-time health preparedness coordinator who would double as a medical reserve corps coordinator. The public health specialist will work closely with the NVHD Management team to implement projects in planning, health assessment, community health improvement, program evaluation, strategic planning and report and […] [Read More]
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Broken hydrant floods State Street in Bridgeport. Photo by Ned Gerard/CT Post

Busted hydrant floods busy Bridgeport street

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Update as of 5 p.m.:   Police say the cause of an flood that closed State Street earlier today was a tractor trailer delivery truck pulling out of a business that sheared off a fire hydrant on its way out. Water service that was shut down as a result has been restored. United Illuminating Co. […] [Read More]
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Area police plan crackdown on distracted driving

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Police in Bridgeport and Derby would like a word with you: If you text while driving, expect a ticket. Both departments are participating in a statewide anti-texting enforcement program, “U Drive. U Text U Pay” that will launch on Wednesday and run through Sept. 24. “This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport firefighters deliver smoke detectors and pizza to a city family as part of the 10 year-old Operation Safe Sleep.
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Bridgeport firefighters deliver pizza, detectors

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BRIDGEPORT — Several city residents got more than pizza when they placed their orders last week. Four off-duty firefighters used a spare engine truck to make six deliveries from Dominos Pizza, and offered to provide the pizza free if the home had a smoke detector or allowed the firefighters to install one. “The event last […] [Read More]
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Funeral set for Monroe woman in ‘suspicious’ death

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Funeral services are set for the Monroe woman, who was found bleeding from the head in her condominium complex, last Monday. Jennifer R. Sredzinski was rushed to Bridgeport Hospital where she died several days later. Monroe police said her death is being investigated as an “untimely death under suspicious circumstances.” Last Monday, police received a […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police investigate overnight shooting

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BRIDGEPORT — A man is in Bridgeport Hospital after he was shot shortly before 4:30 a.m. in the area of Central Avenue and Williston Street, police said. The victim returned to his home on Beardsley Street with multiple gunshot wounds, and his wife called 911, said police department spokesman William Kaempffer. The man’s injuries are not […] [Read More]
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Milford police say suspect battled five officers

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MILFORD — A man police say was asked to leave Eli’s Tavern on Daniel Street on Saturday struck officers after they attempted to get him a ride home. Mark Rizzacasa, 24, of Cedar Hill Road in Milford was held over the weekend on a $100,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned later today in […] [Read More]
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Fairfield police probing assault, burglary

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FAIRFIELD — A man broke into a Berkley Road home early Monday morning and allegedly assault the young woman living there, according to police. Lt. Michael Gagner said the break-in occurred around 3 a.m. Gagner said the victim described her assailant as a short, stocky male in his 20s with a Spanish accent. She said […] [Read More]

47th Annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford

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STAMFORD-The state’s Ukrainian population will descend on Stamford for the 47th annual Ukrainian Day Festival. The Sept. 14 celebration will with an 11 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Throughout the day there will Ukrainian artists, singers and dangers as well as Ukrainian cultural vendors selling ceramics, jewelry, records and crafts. The event will feature prepared Ukrainian […] [Read More]