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Two houses hit by lightning in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes just minutes apart during the height of the overnight storms Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said the first occurred just about 10 p.m. at 240 Rock Ridge Road. Lightning struck a shed and traveled to the house causing minor damage. Six minutes later lightning struck a home at […] [Read More]

Pettway accused of assaulting fed

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BRIDGEPORT-The man who gunned his car and rammed it into a federal agent’s vehicle to avoid being arrest Monday now faces a federal charge. Bernard Pettway, 38, of Colorado Avenue, was arrested Friday for assault on a federal agent with a dangerous weapon. He also was detained without bond pending a hearing next week before […] [Read More]
Charles Lane

WSHU’s Charles Lane receives Fair Media Council award

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We received this note from WHSU in Fairfield: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, www.wshu.org) has announced reporter Charles Lane has earned a 2014 Fair Media Council (FMC, www.fairmediacouncil.org) Folio Award for his report titled, “NY County Outsources Job of Monitoring Sex Offenders.” The Folio awards, which recognize the best in local […] [Read More]
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Search on for damaged red Buick

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BRIDGEPORT-Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities are searching for a red Buick LeSabre with front end damage after it rammed an undercover ATF vehicle here and fled onto the Turnpike. Pursuing police vehicles lost the Buick near the Bronson Road exit of I-95. The car’s owner is believed to live on Beechwood Avenue. No […] [Read More]
Gina Mariano of Stratford

3 local Girl Scouts get highest award

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Three are Girl Scouts received the Gold Award–the highest commendation their organization awards. Gina Mariano, of Stratford, Elizabeth Van Winkle of Fairfield and Emily Tarini of Shelton recewived the awards for spending at least 80 hours researching and assessing needs in their community, putting together a team and addressing a specific need. For Mariano it […] [Read More]

Stamford bottle bomb leads to conviction

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HARTFORD-A jilted lover tried to seriously disfigure his girlfriend by placing hydrochloric acid bombs in her car outside her Stamford home three years ago. Now Frank Mendoza,53, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla. faces up to 84 months in prison for interstate stalking when he is sentenced Sept. 3. Mendoza pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday during […] [Read More]
More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will run more than 530 miles beginning Wednesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics torch run begins Wednesday

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More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will cover 530 miles running with the Special Olympics’ torch beginning Wednesday. The run will conclude Friday evening when they deliver the torch to Jess Dow Field on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University for the Opening Ceremonies which will begin Friday at 7:15 p.m. The run will […] [Read More]

Renowned violinist joins RCA students June 5 in Trumbull

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International violin virtuoso Alexander Markov is set to perform Thursday, June 5, at the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Markov, who was born in Russia and reared in Norwalk,  will be featured in “An Evening with Markov and Students” at 7:30 p.m. The program includes classical music on the first half; rock music […] [Read More]
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Norwalk drowning victim is identified

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NORWALK — The man who drowned on Memorial Day when his canoe overturned off of Calf Pasture Beach has been identified as a Guatemalan citizen. Norwalk police provided the man’s name after they were notified by the Guatemalan Embassy that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has notified the man’s father of his death, Lt.Paul Resnick […] [Read More]
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Southport Ukrainian Club looking for marchers

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FAIRFIELD-The Ukrainian-American Club of Southport is looking for marchers to join them in Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. Ukrainian-Americans from across the state are asked to dress in their native garb or at least wear blue and yellow. Children are invited to participate. This comes at a time when Ukraine is in turmoil, has been invaded […] [Read More]