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Truck pulled from under Stratford bridge

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A rented box truck became wedged under a railroad trestle on Frog Pond Lane in Stratford at about 11 a.m. Monday. The site is near busy East Main Street in an industrial area. It is behind the shopping plaza anchored by Wal Mart. The clearance of the bridge is marked at 11 feet and 1 […] [Read More]
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Former Ducks player Jose Offerman, right, and his attorney, Frank Riccio, Jr, arrive at the federal courthouse in Bridgeport last week.

Baseball bat attack trial resumes today

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BRIDGEPORT — Testimony resumes this morning in a $4.8 million civil suit brought against former Red Sox infielder Jose Offerman and the Long Island Ducks by former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans. Nathans claims he was struck in the head by Offerman’s bat while trying to stop the enraged batter from charging the mound. The catcher […] [Read More]
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Orange police canine killed on duty

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ORANGE — Major, the canine paired with Officer Chris Brown was struck by a truck Saturday and killed instantly, Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo said. Here is the official announcement: It is with deep sadness that the Department announces the line of duty death of Police K-9 Major.  Major was assisting his handler, Officer Chris Brown, […] [Read More]
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Should Bridgeport’s Harding High be Obama High?

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has suggested to a New Haven television station that the city’s Harding High school be renamed for President Barack Obama. U.S. President Warren G. Harding died in office in 1923, serving less than three years in office. His was a scandal plagued administration. The high school will be rebuilt. “I would […] [Read More]
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file photo)

Blumenthal: MH17 downing is “Putin’s Lockerbie”

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HARTFORD –  U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement on Russian involvement with the downing of MH17: “President Putin must be compelled to pay and apologize — pay the victims’ families through a compensation fund, and apologize to them and the world for Russia’s role in this horrific act of terrorism. “Clear and […] [Read More]
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Two non-fatal shootings on Bpt. West End Sat. night

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BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating a pair of non-fatal shootings in Bridgeport on Saturday night that occurred within about 15 minutes of one another. Both were on the West End, about nine blocks distant from each another. Police say that the first one was called in at 10:34 p.m. In that one, a male victim […] [Read More]
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$5,000 reward for Seymour bank robbery suspect

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There’s a $5,000 reward out for a man suspected of committing a brazen afternoon robbery of the Webster Bank, 15 New Haven Road in Seymour, on April 9. FBI agents say that Daniel W. Hamlett Sr., 52, is wanted in connection with the crime. According to the FBI, the suspect began his one-man crime spree […] [Read More]
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Fire in Bridgeport Saturday

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Firefighters battled a fire that destroyed much of a four story building on the city’s east end Saturday afternoon. Flames could be seen shooting out of the buildings fourth floor, which residents described as single room housing. The fire reached a second alarm and nearby Stratford and Fairfield fire departments were called in to assist, […] [Read More]
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