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Mayor Finch ends strike against University of Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — After years of avoiding the University of Bridgeport at all costs, Mayor Bill Finch ended his strike on Tuesday by attending the opening of the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. “I’m here to support Ernie Trefz,” Finch said, as he was leaving the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s always stood […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport teen shot, wounded in buttocks

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A Bridgeport man was shot in the buttocks late Monday. Officer Benita Bailey had responded to an unrelated call on Trumbull Avenue when she heard gunshots and observed several vehicles fleeing the area. She went to that location and was flagged down by  an 18-year-old Bridgeport, who stated that he had been shot. The wound […] [Read More]
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Second annual Little Asia Street Festival this Saturday in Bridgeport

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  Bridgeport – The second annual Little Asia Street Festival will be held this Saturday Sept. 13, at the James J. Curiale School Field. The festival will bring together bands, food and activities from the Little Asia District of Bridgeport. Lion dancing, a Vietnamese fashion pageant, English and Filipino karaoke, a Little Asia martial arts […] [Read More]
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Man arrested for violating protective order against dead Monroe woman

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Monroe – A man who was wanted for questioning in the “mysterious” death of a woman found in a pool of blood was arrested Monday after it was found he violated a protective order to stay away from her. Thomas Fischer, 48, was arrested on a warrant charging him with violation of a protective order. Fischer, formerly of Trumbull, was […] [Read More]
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Cab driver charged with sexually assaulting SHU student

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BRIDGEPORT – A cab driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a Sacred Heart University student. Yves Pierre, 45, a driver for the Yellow Cab Co., was charged with third-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. He was released after posting $50,000 bond. Police said Pierre is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old female student he […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Police arrest suspect in 2011 shooting

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Bridgeport – A man was arrested by detectives Monday in connection with a 2011 shooting that killed a 20-year-old man. Tavaris Daniels, 23, was arrested on a warrant charging him with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and illegal discharge of a firearm, according to a press release. Daniels had been […] [Read More]
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Recycling yard fire in Milford still smoldering

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UPDATED 8:45 AM One engine company remains at the scene of a smoky fire at a recycling faciilty on Old Gate Lane, wetting down embers, a fire official said. “There is still some smoldering but no active fire at this point,” Capt. Greg Carman said. “There is light smoke and steam still coming off the […] [Read More]
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Report: 1 shot, 2 hurt on I-95 between Norwalk and Bridgeport

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A wounded man drove himself to St. Vincent’s Medical Center early Saturday morning after claiming he was shot when a car rolled up on his vehicle on I-95. State police said the driver suffered a minor, non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his back. His front seat passenger suffered cuts from shattered, flying window glass. A third passenger […] [Read More]

Bridgeport church plans Ukrainian Festival on Newtown farm

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BRIDGEPORT-The Holy Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bridgeport will conduct its annual festival Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. on Paproski’s Castle Hill Farm Pumpkin Patch, 40 Sugar Lane, Newtown. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a celebration of the Divine Liturgy. There will be ethnic food, Ukrainian songs […] [Read More]

Drug dealer charged with 2011 murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A convicted drug dealer was arrested Friday and charged with the 2-year-old murder of a popular East End man. Tavaris “Tex” Daniels, 23, who is currently serving a 5-year prison term for drug dealing, was charged Friday with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and unlawful discharge […] [Read More]
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