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Second shooting on city’s East Side

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BRIDGEPORT – A teenager was in stable condition Monday afternoon after being shot in the back on Stratford Avenue. The male teen, who was not identified, was walking on Stratford Avenue about 4:30 p.m.,  when he was shot, police said. He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of the nonlife-threatening jury, police said. Police […] [Read More]
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Trumbull man accused of driving drunk and texting before crash

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TRUMBULL – A local man was reading a text from his father urging him not to drive drunk when police said he plowed his car into a pickup truck on Main Street. Following the crash police said they spotted a cell phone next to the driver’s seat in Joseph Forren’s Chevrolet Cobalt that was still […] [Read More]
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Radcliffe to receive Liberty Bell Award

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BRIDGEPORT – Superior Court Judge Dale W. Radcliffe will be the 2015 recipient of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award at the association’s Law Day celebration on May 4. The Liberty Bell Award is intended to recognize a man, woman, or organization who has encouraged a greater respect for the rule of law […] [Read More]
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Shooting reported in Bridgeport, 1 victim injured

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UPDATE 1:42 PM The male victim has a gunshot wound in the abdomen and is being brought to Bridgeport Hospital. Original post: BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport police are investigating a shooting on East Main Street. The extent of the victim’s injuries not known but medics are on the way. This is a developing story and we’ll […] [Read More]
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Fugitive in murder case arrested

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Update, 2:26 p.m. For more on this story, click here. Original post Bridgeport – Police have arrested the second suspect in the murder of a local grocery store owner earlier this month. Treizy Lopez, 18, was arrested in West Haven by members of the US Marshall Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force and local police and […] [Read More]
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Foster files paperwork for mayoral bid

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Monday morning businesswoman Mary-Jane Foster will file paperwork with the Bridgeport Town Clerk to launch her second campaign for mayor. As previously reported, Foster opened a campaign post office box last week. Foster, who currently works for the University of Bridgeport, waged a tough but ultimately unsuccessful bid for mayor against former friend, incumbent Bill […] [Read More]
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has provided $2 million to repair the breakwaters off of Pleasure Beach in Bridgeport, Conn. Photo: Contributed Photo

Plan in works to dredge Bridgeport Harbor

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BRIDGEPORT — Federal, state and city officials are working on a plan to dredge Bridgeport Harbor, but the actual work wouldn’t take place until 2017 at the earliest. “We’re working right now on a draft Materials Management Plan, which looks at what is in the dredged material and where it should go,” Tim Dugan spokesman […] [Read More]
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DeLauro: TPP would make it more difficult to inspect shrimp

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd) released the following statement on a new Consumer Reports study finding potentially harmful bacteria and illegal antibiotic residues in frozen shrimp. DeLauro is former Chairwoman, and current member, of the subcommittee that funds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for ensuring […] [Read More]