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Police: burglar struck while residents were in bed

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A New Haven man police say broke into occupied homes during a week-long burglary spree was arrested Thursday, and police say that he was carrying 14 bags of crack cocaine. Joseph Duarte, 21, of Winchester Avenue in New Haven was charged in connection with the following incidents, Capt. Ronald Smith said: -       On March 25th, […] [Read More]
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Scammer wins $141,000 from city

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BRIDGEPORT – A Fairfield deli owner, convicted two weeks ago of fleecing three elderly siblings out of their savings, won $141,000 against the city in a “slip and fall,” lawsuit. On March 20, Carmella Jamshidian, 54,   was led away by judicial marshals after being found guilty by a jury of one count of first-degree larceny […] [Read More]
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Teens sentenced in gangland slaying

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BRIDGEPORT – It was a clash of words rather than fists this time as four young men were sentenced Friday morning for the gangland slaying of a popular high school student. Unlike the last court appearance when rival gang members battled outside the Main Street courthouse, this time –perhaps mindful of the more than dozen […] [Read More]
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Milford’s rambling cow gets her own book

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Author John-Manuel Andriote and illustrator Katie Runde have published a  children’s book that recounts the adventures of Wilhemina, a cow that walked away from a farm on Prindle Hill Road in Orange in July 2011 and hid out — in Milford’s Calf Pen Meadow, of course, for nearly four months. It took a posse of city […] [Read More]
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16 year-old arrested for school bomb threats

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UPDATED 2 PM Police have arrested a 16 year-old in connection with a series of bomb threats at Central High School in Bridgeport. The student, whose gender was not immediately available, “basically admitted to it and said it was a prank,” said William Kaempffer, the Bridgeport police spokesman. Students at Central High were kept in […] [Read More]
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Gangland sentencing this morning

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BRIDGEPORT – Dozens of judicial marshals, local and state police with dogs were preparing this morning for the sentencing of four young men for the gangland slaying of a popular high school student. Khaliq Brown, 18, Kayne Minor, 19, Roshaun Robinson, 21 and Jaquan Williams, 19, are all facing prison terms of up to 20 […] [Read More]
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Blasting today at Seymour quarry

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Watch out for flying rocks. Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller has posed this announcement on his Facebook page: “Haynes intends to blast at their Seymour (quarry) location (600 Derby Ave) on Friday, April 11, 2014 at about 2:00 pm. “If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact Joyce Illingworth at 203-671-5476.” The quarry […] [Read More]
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One arrested, one at large after carjacking

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A man was taken into police custody and another was reportedly at large after a carjacking Thursday night on Bridgeport’s West Side. The victim, a man, told police that another man had approached him at a gas station on Park Avenue around 7 p.m., pointed a gun at him and taken the white Audi he […] [Read More]
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Ansonia Men’s Softball League Reborn

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ANSONIA-After a decade’s absence the Men’s Softball League is being reborn. Mayor David Cassetti said the league will begin in May and is not limited to Ansonia residents. The team fee is $400. “This league has been inactive for over ten years,” Cassetti said. “I commend our Recreation Director Jeff Coppola for organizing this effort. […] [Read More]
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Shelton bank robbed at gunpoint

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Update, 6:55 p.m.: Shelton police confirm that the Wells Fargo branch on Coram Avenue was robbed a few minutes after 4 p.m. today. Lt. Robert Kozlowsky says a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a gray book bag entered the bank and displayed a handgun. The man left with an undetermined amount […] [Read More]
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