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Former Bridgeport man charged with fraud

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A Virginia man was arrested on Monday and charged with illegally collecting more than $18,000 in Unemployment Compensation benefits while a resident of Bridgeport. Tyiwaine Drake, 29,formerly of 168 Beechwood Avenue in Bridgeport, was charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and Unemployment Compensation Fraud. Drake was arraigned Tuesday in […] [Read More]
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Cops: Man threatened Bridgeport priest

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A 48-year-old man was arrested  Tuesday afternoon after a confrontation with a priest at St. Augustine’s Church on Washington Avenue. Police spokesman William Kaempffer said officers were called to the church at about 3 p.m. on a report of a disturbance. A priest reported that the suspect was acting erratically. The priest stated he asked […] [Read More]
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Red Cross helping displaced Bridgeport fire tenants

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The Red Cross is helping 10 people who were displaced by a fire Tuesday on Helen Street in Bridgeport. Fire officials say the fire may have started from embers from the nearby Remington Arms complex that caught fire Tuesday morning. The fire at 101 Helen Street broke out around 1:20 PM. The American Red Cross […] [Read More]
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Shaun Bennett, center, recently received the city's Employee of the Month Award. Withy him are DPW Director Christoper Saley, left, and Mayor Benjamin Blake.

Shaun Bennett awarded as Milford’s Employee of the Month

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We received this note from City Hall in Milford: As the recipient of the award for the Mayor’s Employee of the Month Program, please join us in extending a warm congratulations to Shaun in receiving this recognition. After a review of all of the nominations the Selection Committee unanimously selected him as the winner for […] [Read More]

Three car pile-up snarls traffic on I-95 Tuesday morning

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Westport – A three vehicle pile-up on I-95 near Westport Tuesday morning had commuters backed up for over an hour. The incident occurred Tuesday at 8:38 a.m. when Westport firefighters responded to the scene of an three car accident between exits 18 and 17 on the southbound I-95, according to a press release. At the […] [Read More]
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Trumbull bank teller charged with theft

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MONROE – A Trumbull bank teller was arrested after police said he stole more than $20,000 from a local woman’s account. Robert Walker, 25, a teller at the People’s United Bank in the Trumbull Stop and Shop store, was charged Monday with conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, first-degree identity theft, conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery […] [Read More]
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Firefighters battle Bridgeport blaze

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  Bridgeport firefighters are battling a series of fires in the vacant Remington factory complex on the city’s East Side. The fire was reported around 11:15 AM in the former administration building at the sprawling complex. The fire then spread to other buildings in the complex. See a live image from the DOT cams HERE. […] [Read More]
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Armed robbers hold up Bridgeport store

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BRIDGEPORT — Three armed men held up the Vega Baja Groceries store at 384 Brook Street on Monday night, escapting with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported. The men entered the store from the area of Ogden and Orchard streets, and left in the same direction, police spokesman William Kaempffer said. […] [Read More]
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