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FBI head warns of ISIL here

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NEW HAVEN-The FBI director said everyone of his field offices including Connecticut are dealing with attempts by ISIL to recruit “troubled souls” to kill in the English-speaking world. James Comey, a Westport resident who became the seventh director of the FBI some 20 months ago, said ISIL’s (or the Islamic State also referred to as […] [Read More]

Adult Education classes canceled for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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BRIDGEPORT — Because of an electrical problem at Central High School, classes for tonight (Tuesday night) have been canceled, according to school officials. [Read More]

Truck rolls off Bridgeport boat ramp

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BRIDGEPORT-Memorial Day 2015 will never be forgotten by Caesar Sanchez. A sunny day of riding the waves near Dolphin’s Cove turned into a total loss when his  2002 Dodge Dakota SXT rolled off the boat ramp out into 15 feet of water off Seaview Avenue and sank just after 4 p.m. Caesar Sanchez of Clinton, […] [Read More]

No new taxes in Derby budget

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DERBY-The Board of Apportionment and Taxation held the line on not raising the mill rate despite a last minute addition of $45,000 to the Storms Ambulance Corps. That addition came without stripping money from the $17.25 million Board of Education budget or denying Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo a $47,000 assistant. Instead James Butler, the BOAT […] [Read More]

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Msgr. Kevin Wallin sentenced to 65 months  HARTFORD–An emotional outpouring of love and promises to help saved Msgr. Kevin Wallin from a decade behind bars for discarding his religious responsibilities for the addictive lure of crystal methamphetamine.  “You are indeed a very blessed person,” Senior U. S. District Judge Alfred Covello told the 63-year old […] [Read More]
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Judge sentences man to 28 years for Bridgeport murder

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HARTFORD-Federal prison will be Trumaine Hearst’s home for much of the next three decades after he admitted being the shooter in an Oct. 10, 2012 robbery/murder near Bridgeport’s Trumbull Gardens housing project. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea imposed a 28-year prison sentence Tuesday on Trumaine “Man” Hearst, 21. Hearst pleaded guilty on November 10, […] [Read More]

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Smith retiring

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HARTFORD — After 36-years on the bench, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith is calling it a career. Smith will hang up his black robes on June 30. For now, he is the longest sitting federal magistrate judge in the Second Circuit which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. A former federal prosecutor, Smith was appointed […] [Read More]

Bridgeport cops ID drowning victim

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BRIDGEPORT – Police identified the Pequonnock River drowning victim as Walter Ridot of Bridgeport. Ridot, 34, was pulled from the River at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A witness told Hearst Connecticut Media that Ridot had fallen into the water near the boardwalk area. He was wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, boxers, a tan belt […] [Read More]