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Car collides with fire truck, flees

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Bridgeport police are looking for a car that reportedly sideswiped a city fire truck and kept driving Friday night. The accident was reported in the 400 block of Bishop Avenue. There were no reports of injuries to the firefighters or major damage to the fire truck. Scanner reports described the car as an older white […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Fire

Man hailed as hero after house fire

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A city man was hailed as a hero Friday afternoon for helping to get several people out of a smoky East Side home after a small fire broke out near the boiler. As the four-family home filled with smoke around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Carlos Matos alerted the residents of 551 Park Street, helping to get […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire

Take a hike — in Trumbull — Saturday

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Trumbull’s Nature and Arts Center and the Trumbull Historical Society are sponsoring a hike on the Pequonnock River Valley (East) Trail on Saturday. Hikers should meet at the Park Street conmuter lot near the southbound Daniels Farm Road entrance before 11 a.m. The hike is 2.5 miles, and there will shuttle buses at the end […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Of things that go bump Saturday night…in Trumbull

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The Trumbull Historical Society will celebrate Halloween a little early this Saturday with a Jack O’Lantern making contest and some spooky tales about legendary area ghosts on Saturday, from 5;30 to 8:30 p.m., at Abraham Nichols Park. Admission is $5. mgbrown@ctpost.com; twitter.com/MariAnGailBrown [Read More]

Five arrested after police find firearm, stun gun

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Five men are facing gun charges after police say they found a handgun and a stun gun during a traffic stop earlier this week. An officer pulled the men over Wednesday on Crescent Avenue and notice that the people inside were moving around furitively and making phone calls, police spokesman William Kaempffer said Friday. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops

Home invasion in Bridgeport nets electronics

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A man on Coleman Street near Vine Street in Bridgeport reported to police that two masked, armed men forced their way into his apartment shortly after 1 p.m., pistol-whipped him and took his TV, XBox and Samsung Galaxy III cell phone. The victim told police that he could not identify his attackers and does not […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Democratic machine not working for challenge Democrats?

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BRIDGEPORT — Leading up to the primary election last month registered Democrats received a flier about the candidates endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee (a.k.a. the machine) nearly every day. But those candidates failed to win their primary. In fact, all of the DTC’s endorsed candidates lost their election bids. Since then, both Mayor Bill […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Shelton FD offers Halloween safety tips

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The Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau is encouraging everyone to keep fire safety in mind this Halloween. The National Fire Protection Association reports that decorations are the first thing to ignite in more than 1,000 reported home fires each year. Ted Pisciotta, Assistant Chief – Fire Prevention, suggests that everyone seriously consider the tragic consequences associated […] [Read More]
Categories: General