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Car strikes pumps at Shelton gas station (w/video)

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SHELTON — A woman had to be cut out of her car after the vehicle rolled over and struck gas pumps at Mont’s Mart on Leavenworth Road on Wednesday night. Susan Linnane, 41, of Derby had been driving her Mazda south on Levenworth Road at 8:45 p.m., when she struck another vehicle, said Lt. Robert Kozlowsky, […] [Read More]
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Victim’s family screams at accused killer in court

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BRIDGEPORT — Jose Manuel Torres, 37, stood in front of a judge on Thursday, exactly a year from the date that he allegedly shot a friend to death in front of the man’s family. He didn’t speak during his brief arraignment in Bridgeport Superior Court on a murder charge, but more than 10 of Pablo […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport policeman honored by fellow officers after saving toddler

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Bridgeport – A policeman who helped save the life of an 18-month old toddler was honored by his colleagues Wednesday. Officers from the Bridgeport Police Department stood and offered a round of applause to their fellow man in blue, Officer Michael Novia, in respect. “We often get cast in a bad light but work like […] [Read More]
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Cops: Grandmother left child briefly in car

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Stratford – A grandmother was charged with a misdemeanor summons after briefly leaving her grandchild in the car after she ran into a store, according to police. Police received a complaint Wednesday afternoon that a child had been left unattended in a car in the parking lot at 444 Ferry Boulevard, according to a press release. […] [Read More]
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State parks free this weekend

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HARTFORD – Connecticut’s state parks will be free this weekend. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday announced that all parking and museum fees will be waived Jul7 26 and 27 as part of an ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial. “To encourage everyone to visit a state park in this Centennial year, we are […] [Read More]
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Isaiah Gary, 32, is a suspect in the July 17 holdup of a Norwalk bank.

Norwalk police make arrest in bank robbery

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NORWALK — Police acting on a tip Wednesday morning arrested a suspect in the robbery last week of the First County Bank. Isaiah Gary, 32, of Norwalk, was found in a vehicle parked behind the Norwalk-Westport Motel on Westport Avenue at 11:35 a.m., and climbed onto the motel roof in an attempt to elude capture, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut is not-so scary, survey says

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You have the best chance of being struck by lightning while in a dentist’s chair here than in any other state, according to a survey of the “Scariest States” in America by the real estate blog Estately. But despite that terrifying prospect, Connecticut ranks 29th out of the 50 states in scariness, on criteria that […] [Read More]
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Retired Bridgeport firefighter allegedly threatens to kill chief

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BRIDGEPORT –  A former city firefighter was arrested last week after entering Bridgeport Fire Headquarters and allegedly threatening to kill himself and Chief Brian Rooney, according to police. Bruce M. Toth, 59, had resigned in 2007, and wanted his job back, sources said. Rooney was not present and Toth was detained at fire headquarters on Congress Street […] [Read More]
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Democrats prevail in Trumbull board election

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TRUMBULL — Democrat Lainie McHugh on Tuesday beat Republican Bill Haberlin for a seat on the Board of Finance. According to unofficial results from the Democratic camp, McHugh had 1,591 votes to Haberlin’s 1,495. Haberlin had been serving on the board since the winter, when he was appointed to the position by First Selectman Tim […] [Read More]
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Republicans keep 122nd District seat

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With 76 percent of the vote in Shelton and Stratford, Republicans kept the 122nd District seat with the election of Ben McGorty to the post left vacant by veteran state Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford, who died May 31. The unofficial results in Trumbull, which makes up a small portion of the district, were not […] [Read More]
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