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Bridgeport crack dealer gets 5 years

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BRIDGEPORT-A city man who allowed a crack operation to cook the drug and sell it out of his Hancock Avenue apartment was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill imposed the prison term on Landers Wilson, who also admitted he sold crack for Marvin Wooten. Wilson pleaded guilty […] [Read More]
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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]
) Machinery Repairman Fireman Angelica Colon from Bridgeport, Conn., dials-in the desired dimensions for a number-three air-conditioner plug she’s fabricating aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). Bunker Hill is underway as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and on the ship’s Western Pacific Deployment 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class LaTunya Howard)

Navy Fireman Angelica Colon, of Bridgeport, serves aboard USS Bunker Hill

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Fairfield police probing assault, burglary

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FAIRFIELD — A man broke into a Berkley Road home early Monday morning and allegedly assault the young woman living there, according to police. Lt. Michael Gagner said the break-in occurred around 3 a.m. Gagner said the victim described her assailant as a short, stocky male in his 20s with a Spanish accent. She said […] [Read More]

47th Annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford

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STAMFORD-The state’s Ukrainian population will descend on Stamford for the 47th annual Ukrainian Day Festival. The Sept. 14 celebration will with an 11 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Throughout the day there will Ukrainian artists, singers and dangers as well as Ukrainian cultural vendors selling ceramics, jewelry, records and crafts. The event will feature prepared Ukrainian […] [Read More]

Chain fight in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT – Police found a woman lying in the road Monday after she allegedly was whacked with a chain during a brawl near the intersection of Park Avenue and Olive Street. The fight involved two women. Extra police and ambulances were dispatched to the scene where a crowd had gathered shortly after 3 p.m. No […] [Read More]

Forget the downtown turkey — say hello to the downtown butterfly

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Perhaps you heard about the turkey wandering the streets of downtown Bridgeport? Well, step aside, turkey — there’s a new crazy critter in Bridgeport. Meet the world’s most hyperactive butterfly, captured in this video outside our offices. That’s me providing commentary. [Read More]
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“Shore Up” program offers structure-lifting loans

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From a press release: MILFORD — “Shore Up CT” is a State program designed to help residential or business property-owners who do not qualify for federal disaster aid to elevate buildings, retrofit properties with additional flood protection, or assist with wind-proofing structures. The program provides gap funding and helps refinance loans associated with property mitigation. […] [Read More]

Three people arrested in Monday’s shooting incident

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We received this note from the Bridgeport Police Dept.: BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating whether a gunshot wound suffered by a city man this week was accidentally self inflicted. Three people – including the gunshot victim — face charges in connection with the incident on Pennsylvania Avenue Monday morning at 10:30. The gunshot victim, Michael […] [Read More]