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Tyron Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges in Ansonia on April 14, 2014

Suspect drops gun during a police search

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ANSONIA — A man pulled over Monday night on Wakelee Avenue because officers believed he was smoking marijuana dropped a stolen gun while he was being searched, police said. The .380 caliber Taurus handgun had been reported stolen in Westport, said Lt. Andrew Cota, the Ansonia police spokesman. An officer smelled marijuana inside the car […] [Read More]
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Jacob Freeman, 18, of Ansonia, was arrested April 14, 2014 for allegedly buying a stolen gun and hten using it to rob the seller.

Police: Man bought a gun, use it to rob seller

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ANSONIA — A man who police say bought a stolen 9 mm handgun from a teenaged boy and then used to to rob the youth of the money he paid for the gun, was arrested Monday on his front porch. The gun was stolen last Wednesday from a house on Locke Street and investigators using […] [Read More]
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Woman’s 911 call leads to her DUI arrest

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Milford police say they received a 911 call from a woman in her car early Tuesday morning, and when officers made contact with her they found she had been driving while intoxicated. Anne Marie Nehez, 50, of Botsford Avenue, called 911 shortly after midnight and then hung up, Officer Jeff Nielsen said. When police called […] [Read More]
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Zoning Commission backs ferry move

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It doesn’t have sails, but the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry had the wind at its back Monday night. The city’s Zoning Commission in a nearly unanimous decision voted to allow the ferry to relocate from downtown across the harbor to Seaview Avenue. It was only a few years ago that the same commission shot down the […] [Read More]
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Man reported dead at Fairfield hazmat scene

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UPDATED  8:30 p.m. Two firefighters and two police officers who on Monday went to check on condition of the Clinton Street resident, who had not been seen or heard from since Friday, have been hospitalized as a precaution after hazardous chemicals were found on the premises, including cyanide. However, early indications are that none of them […] [Read More]
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Barnum Museum announces special Tuesday hours

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Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher says she can’t get enough of the museum’s new “humbug” (a kind word for a hoax or joke) that was debuted on All Fools Day, April 1. Apparently, the public feels the same. Since many area children are on spring vacation from school, the museum has announced that it […] [Read More]
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Police: Man took $100 from friend at bus stop

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MILFORD — A Stratford man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly took $100 from an acquaintance as they waited at a bus stop. Francis Greene, 26, took the cash from the woman and struck her as they waited for a bus on Bridgeport Avenue, police said. Greene then fled the scene on a bicycle […] [Read More]
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Annual “Tree Cities” designated for Arbor Day

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The announcement on Monday morning of the official “Tree City” designation for several area towns might have engendered a ‘been there, done that” feeling in Stamford and Fairfield. Each community has received the designation for 26 straight years. Two communities, Norwalk and Monroe, are celebrating 10 years as Tree Cities. Danbury also received the honor […] [Read More]
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Area towns get state funds for tree planting

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Two Bridgeport-based projects and one in Stratford were among the recipients of the Urban Forestry grants awarded Monday by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Here are the local grants, from a DEEP press release: Town: Bridgeport Grant Applicant: City of Bridgeport Grant Title: Bridgeport Watershed Based Tree Planting Program Amount Awarded:  $12,000 […] [Read More]
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Civil War re-enactors camp out in Seymour

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The lower Naugatuck Valley was not known as a hotbed of activity during the Civil War, but the  14th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Co. F will be camped out in Seymour on Saturday,April 26. The Union troops will be accompanied by support personnel, including nurses, cooks and drill instructors, during the program from 10 a.m. […] [Read More]
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