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Former explorer claims to be cop to get ticket fixed

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Stratford police explorer was arrested after he claimed he was a police officer and tried to get a traffic ticket fixed, police said. Freddy Gonzalez, 21, of Bruce Avenue, Stratford was charged Thursday with impersonating a police officer and second-degree breach of peace. He was released after posting $1,000 bond. According […] [Read More]
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‘Star’ witness testifies in cold case murder

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BRIDGEPORT –The state put on its star witness Thursday as the second day of the trial of Leonard Jackson, charged with the 32-year-old strangulation murder of a young woman in Seaside Park, began. Detective Heitor Teixeira, the head of the police department’s cold case unit, testified he picked up the case in late 2011 after […] [Read More]
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Black Rock Halloween parade scheduled for Tuesday

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From the public library: 6th Annual Black Rock Halloween Parade & Party Bring the family and join us for what has become a Black Rock tradition. Fun, Food, Scary Stories, Tricks, Treats and Music by Troubadour Phil Rosenthal and much more – Costumes encouraged but not required. Gather at Ellsworth Field on the corner at […] [Read More]
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Warrant: Milford man threatened to ‘take Jonathan Law H.S. hostage’

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Milford police have arrested a 48-year-old Milford man for allegedly making a threat referencing Jonathan Law High School. James Piccirillo, who lives across the street from Jonathan Law High School, was charged with threatening in the second degree, illegal possession of explosives and illegal possession of an assault weapon. He is being held on $250,000 […] [Read More]
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IRS scam spreads to Shelton

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Shelton is the latest community where residents have been confronted by IRS scams. Shelton police said they have received numerous calls recently from citizens who state someone called them claiming to be from the IRS and that they owe money. Residents who receive these calls are advised to not release any personal information and hang […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport celebrates Food Day with cook-off

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BRIDGEPORT — It’s National Food Day, and the city will mark it with the second annual Chef’s Competition with samples from several of Bridgeport’s top restaurants. The event, from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Margaret Morton Government Center on Broad Street, also includes events for children. The Green Chef Challenge will include the […] [Read More]
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Dr. A. Dennis McBride, Milford's health director. CT Post file photo.

Milford’s health director is retiring

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MILFORD — Dr. A. Dennis McBride, the city’s health director for the past 12 years, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 2, 2015. McBride has spearheaded community health initiatives, including a task force to deal with hoarding, and helped create and enforce the city’s various blighted housing ordinances. The former health director of both the […] [Read More]
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John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]

Missing Newtown flight attendant featured on ‘cold case’ cards

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ROCKY HILL- Among the newest deck of cold case playing cards being issued this week to the state’s prison inmates is a card for a Newtown flight attendant missing since 1987. Regina Brown, the mother of three children, dropped of her youngest daughter at a babysitter on March 26, 1987 and has not been seen […] [Read More]
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Small fire at Fairfield Warde High School

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FAIRFIELD – A fire was reported at Fairfield Warde High School Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters who arrived found a small fire in a condensation unit underneath a tunnel at the school. Smoke was showing throughout the corridor but firefighters quickly knocked out the fire with an extinguisher, according to Fairfield Fire Department PIO Chris Tracy. The […] [Read More]
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