Murder charge thrown out against drug kingpin

BRIDGEPORT – A judge Wednesday threw out the murder charge against a local drug kingpin, accused of ordering the execution of a “disloyal,” employee in an East Side cemetery. Superior Court Judge
A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July

Two men charged in assault weapon firing

BRIDGEPORT – Two men were being held in lieu of bond Tuesday after they were arrested in connection with the firing of automatic weapons at a city housing complex. Roshean Hodges, 26, of Bridgeport,

Former high sheriff pleads not guilty to forgery, impersonation charges

BRIDGEPORT – For 20 years as high sheriff Charles Valentino was in charge of security at the Main Street courthouse. But Tuesday morning it was Valentino under the watchful eye of courthouse security

Man charged in connection with human trafficking ring

BRIDGEPORT – A city man was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond Monday after Stratford police arrested him in connection with their investigation of a human trafficking ring. Raymond Jackson, 36, of

Blumenthal, Finch to hold roundtable Monday on gun violence

BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, will host a forum Monday on ways to crack down on illegal guns and gun violence. “We must make sure that this country does

Bridgeport firefighters raise money for hospital

Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 last week presented a $44,000 check to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation to support the new S.OA.R. Program (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), staff

Fairfield swim areas closed Sunday

Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara says the town’s beaches and swimming areas were closed Sunday due to excessive rainfall under  orders by the town health department. The Lake Mohegan swim area