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Special election today in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Voters in two legislative districts will go to the polls today in a special election to fill two vacant seats. Bridgeport’s 129th House district and the 23rd state Senate district that represents part of Bridgeport and Stratford are up for grabs. The recent appointments of Rep. Auden Grogins to a state Superior Court […] [Read More]
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WFSB reporter ‘shielded’ from witness stand

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge blocked a local television reporter from having to testify in the trial of a local nurse accused of kidnapping and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student. Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky Jr. ruled the state’s shield law, which protects journalists from having to reveal their sources, prevents WFSB reporter Kim […] [Read More]
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Prosecution rests case in dismemberment trial

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BRIDGEPORT – State prosecutors ended their case Monday in the trial of a local nurse, accused of kidnapping and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student, with an extreme test of the juror’s stomachs. Chief State Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill took the witness stand just after the luncheon break and described the grisly remains […] [Read More]
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Accused sex offender arrested on new charge

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STRATFORD – A Bridgeport man, released on a legal  technicality  two years ago after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a severely handicapped woman, has been charged with falsely reporting a robbery so police would give him a ride home. Richard Fourtin, 55, of Success Avenue, was charged Monday with second-degree falsely reporting […] [Read More]
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Meeting on Shakespeare Theatre canceled

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STRATFORD — A special meeting of the Town Council that was supposed to take Monday night has been canceled, town officials say. A story about the upcoming meeting appeared in today’s paper. The council was supposed to discuss various options for the long-vacant American Shakespeare Festival Theatre on Elm Street. The council, meeting as the […] [Read More]
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Report: fire in Redding

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REDDING – Firefighters have responded to the scene of a fire at 100 Redding Road, according to scanner reports. No word yet on the extent of the blaze.   [Read More]
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Shelton cottage on fire

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Photos courtesy of Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1   SHELTON – The same Indian Well Road cottage which caught fire last week, resulting in the death of a dog, again burst into flames Sunday evening, Assistant Shelton Fire Chief Daryl Osiecki said no one at the 143 Indian Well Road cottage Sunday evening when the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport snow totals blow away seasonal average

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  If you think it’s snowed a lot this winter, you are right. According to the National Weather Service, Bridgeport’s snow total is way above average, although that’s probably not much of a surprise. The NWS says Bridgeport has received 40.8 inches of snow to date, far above the city’s seasonal average of 27.6 inches.   […] [Read More]
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