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Bridgeport felon challenges cops, is found with gun, police say

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Stamford police say a Bridgeport felon with a long criminal history and list of aliases may have been trying to commit suicide by cop Thursday night after being surprised by police in an East Side parking lot while in possession of a semiautomatic pistol. While being confronted by about 14 officers, many with service weapons […] [Read More]
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Candidate files suit to get on ballot

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BRIDGEPORT – A city resident has filed a lawsuit seeking to force his way back on the ballot as the Republican candidate in the special election for the 23rd state senate district. Quentin Dreher is seeking an injunction to allow him to run for the seat vacated when State Sen. Andres Ayala opted to become […] [Read More]
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Judge blasts elderly Milford sex offender

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BRIDGEPORT – Having previously pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a minor, a 72-year-old Milford man hobbled into court Friday morning to await sentencing- unaware of the storm that awaited him. Taking a seat beside his lawyer, Samuel Andreucci cupped his right hand to his ear as he told Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin: […] [Read More]
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Derby HS principal down to 2 candidates

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DERBY- A search committee will be sending two candidates for the recently vacated high school principal position to the Board of Education for selection. “The Board will conduct a special meeting to interview the two finalists during a special meeting on January 27,” Superintendent of Schools Matthew Conway said Thursday night. Conway said the interviews […] [Read More]
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Bud Allen is citizen of year

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DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto presented Raymond “Bud ” Allen with a plaque naming him the city’s citizen of the year. The mayor read a long list if volunteer work that includes 62 years as a Hotchkiss Hose volunteer firefighter, a Fire Police member for more than 30 years and 13 years as cub master of Pack […] [Read More]

Art Gerckens elected Derby BOA head

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DERBY-Art Gerckens is the new president of the Board of Aldermen. Gerckens, a second ward Democrat, succeeds Barbara DeGennaro, a local lawyer, who stepped down for personal reasons. Gerckens has played a major role in the clean-up of pollutants on O’Sulivan Island, the former firefighter training facility. DeGennaro, who celebrated her birthday Thursday, nominated Gerckens […] [Read More]

Ansonia PD probing downtown armed robbery

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ANSONIA-Police are looking for a six-foot male who robbed the Ansonia Smoke and Convenience store, 262 Main Street at gunpoint Wednesday. The gunman entered the store just before 6 p.m. brandishing a black and grey.handgun, Lt. Andrew Cota said. The suspect ordered the worker not to move, walked behind the counter and emptied the cash […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport woman charged with using kids to steal clothes

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TRUMBULL – A Bridgeport woman was arrested earlier this week after police found she used her children to hide and steal numerous items of clothing from Target and other stores. Kishana Laidley, of Williams Street in Bridgeport, was arrested Monday after cops received a complaint from Target store security that she had taken several items […] [Read More]
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