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John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
Patrick Coyne in 2003

No verdict in Coyne sex abuse trial

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NEW HAVEN — A Superior Court jury ended their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the sexual abuse trial of Patrick Coyne, who served as chief of staff to former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim. Judge Elipedio Vitale instructed the jury to resume their deliberations Tuesday at 10 a.m. The jury heard Coyne’s […] [Read More]
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Mike Fitzpatrick to get top Defense Lawyer award

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BRIDGEPORT-Over the past 27 years Michael Fitzpatrick built a career as one of the area’s top criminal defense lawyers and an expert in death penalty cases. Tonight the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will honor Fitzpatrick, 54, of Fairfield, with their Champions of Liberty award during a ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant in New […] [Read More]

Walk Like MADD in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-The signature walk of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will take place Oct. 25 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. The 5K walk raises funds that support MADD’s state initiatives including ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers; sobriety checkpoints and other technological efforts to combat drunk driving. MADD CT served 650 victims/survivors in 2013 […] [Read More]

WSHU celebrates 30 years with new website

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From a press release: Fairfield — For the WSHU Public Radio Group, its 30th anniversary is cause to celebrate with a dedicated website commemorating this important milestone. At the site, fans of the not-for-profit, member-supported station can learn just how far WSHU has come since its start in 1984. In addition to a short narrative, […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Career Criminal Gets 15 years in prison

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HARTFORD-His criminal record includes burglaries, robbery, assaults, escapes even an attempted riot in prison. But it was police chase and a gun that landed Jose Roque in federal prison for 15 years. U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant imposed the sentence on the 47-year-old Bridgeport resident Wednesday. That stemmed from his May 16 jury conviction […] [Read More]

Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford Sunday

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STAMFORD-The 47th annual State Ukrainian Day Festival will take place today (September 14) beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Basil College Seminary, 195 Glenbrook Road in Stamford. The event will begin with a celebration of Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. Throughout the day there will be Ukrainian entertainment, merchandise and foods like pyrohy (dumplings), holubci […] [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]
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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]