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Scooter driver hurt in crash Wednesday night

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The driver of a scooter is in the hospital Wednesday night after colliding with a Jeep at Barnum and East Main Street, according to police at the scene. The driver of the scooter was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by ambulance with head injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening, according to police. The […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area in bottom five in nation in real value of $100

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The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metropolitan Statistical area is ranked in the bottom five in the nation in the real value of $100, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation. The study looked at how far a $100 dollars went in 380 areas throughout the United States, where data is available. In the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area $100 […] [Read More]
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Monsignor Meth’s supplier sentenced

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HARTFORD – A California woman, accused of supplying methamphetamine or crystal meth to a drug ring run by Roman Catholic Monsignor Kevin Wallin, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 months in prison. Kristen Laschober, 49, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. She was sentenced Wednesday by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello. “Miss […] [Read More]
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Mom charged with providing alcohol, condoms to teens

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EASTON – A Greenwich woman has been charged with hosting a party at her former Easton home in which high school students were encouraged to drink alcohol and have sex. Eliane Mullen, 39, of Cos Cob Avenue, was charged with 10 counts of risk of injury to a minor. She was released on a promise […] [Read More]
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Visconti on ballot for governor

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HARTFORD – Joe Visconti of West Hartford has qualified for spot on the November ballot to run for governor. Secretary of State Denise Merrill on Wednesday said Visconti, a Republican who could draw votes from GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley, met the threshold of 7,500 signatures to gain a spot on the ballot. Merrill’s office […] [Read More]
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as Santiraj Chounlamountry, 31, of Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct on Aug. 20, 2014.

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Bridgeport man charged with arson

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BRIDGEPORT — Witnesses and family members helped identify a man they said set an early morning fire Wednesday on Stratford Avenue. Santiraj Chounlamountry, 31, was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He is being held on a $75,000 bond. The fire department and police were called […] [Read More]
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Ansonia residents can speak out tonight

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ANSONIA- Residents will get their chance tonight to address changes in the City Charter that could see a reduction in Aldermen, Aldermanic wards and Board of Apportionment and Taxation members. The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. In the aldermanic chambers at City Hall. The Charter Revision Commission is recommending that Aldermanic wards […] [Read More]
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Cops: Trumbull woman left children in car

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MILFORD — A woman who allegedly left her young children alone in her car at the Wal Mart parking lot was reported to police twice on Tuesday, by a concerned shopper who followed the woman to another store. Sonya Reilly, 45, of Stonehouse Road in Trumbull, was released on her promise to appear Sept. 16 […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport man pleads guilty to weapons charge

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BRIDGEPORT- A man who was a passenger in a car being chased by Bridgeport police in February has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Giovanni Candelario, 21, who has a prior drug trafficking conviction, exited a car on Ogden Street and fled on foot before being captured on Feb. 1. […] [Read More]
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Former Bridgeport man charged with fraud

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A Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with illegally collecting more than $18,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits while a resident of Bridgeport. Tyiwaine Drake, 29,formerly of 168 Beechwood Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud. Drake was arraigned Tuesday in […] [Read More]
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