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Isaiah Gary, 32, is a suspect in the July 17 holdup of a Norwalk bank.

Norwalk police make arrest in bank robbery

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NORWALK — Police acting on a tip Wednesday morning arrested a suspect in the robbery last week of the First County Bank. Isaiah Gary, 32, of Norwalk, was found in a vehicle parked behind the Norwalk-Westport Motel on Westport Avenue at 11:35 a.m., and climbed onto the motel roof in an attempt to elude capture, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut is not-so scary, survey says

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You have the best chance of being struck by lightning while in a dentist’s chair here than in any other state, according to a survey of the “Scariest States” in America by the real estate blog Estately. But despite that terrifying prospect, Connecticut ranks 29th out of the 50 states in scariness, on criteria that […] [Read More]
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Retired Bridgeport firefighter allegedly threatens to kill chief

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BRIDGEPORT –¬†¬†A former city firefighter was arrested last week after entering Bridgeport Fire Headquarters and allegedly¬†threatening to kill himself and Chief Brian Rooney, according to police. Bruce M. Toth, 59, had resigned in 2007, and wanted his job back, sources said. Rooney was not present and Toth was detained at fire headquarters on Congress Street […] [Read More]
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Democrats prevail in Trumbull board election

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TRUMBULL — Democrat Lainie McHugh on Tuesday beat Republican Bill Haberlin for a seat on the Board of Finance. According to unofficial results from the Democratic camp, McHugh had 1,591 votes to Haberlin’s 1,495. Haberlin had been serving on the board since the winter, when he was appointed to the position by First Selectman Tim […] [Read More]
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Republicans keep 122nd District seat

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With 76 percent of the vote in Shelton and Stratford, Republicans kept the 122nd District seat with the election of Ben McGorty to the post left vacant by veteran state Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford, who died May 31. The unofficial results in Trumbull, which makes up a small portion of the district, were not […] [Read More]
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Police: Active shooter report a hoax

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A 911 call Tuesday morning warning of a shooting in progress turned out to be a hoax, Hamden Police said. Officers responded to a home on Thomas Street after a caller said he had shot his mother and threatened to shoot his father and himself, police said. After forcing entry, police found three youths, ages […] [Read More]
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Mayors plan huddle on immigrant children

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New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Stamford Mayor David Martin will participate in a conference call Friday with the chief executives of other municipalities to talk about whether their cities and towns can step up and provide shelter for about 1,000 undocumented immigrant children from Central America. Last week news broke […] [Read More]
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Ex-Milford Rotary Treasurer pleads guilty

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Richard Weir, longtime treasurer of the Milford Rotary Club, plead guilty Tuesday to taking nearly $260,000 total from that organization, the Milford Club and the Milford Special Olympics. Weir plead guilty to larceny in the first, second and third degrees. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 7. He faces a 12 year prison sentence, to […] [Read More]
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