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FBI head warns of ISIL here

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NEW HAVEN-The FBI director said everyone of his field offices including Connecticut are dealing with attempts by ISIL to recruit “troubled souls” to kill in the English-speaking world. James Comey, a Westport resident who became the seventh director of the FBI some 20 months ago, said ISIL’s (or the Islamic State also referred to as […] [Read More]
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Police cruiser crashes into building in East End

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BRIDGEPORT – A police cruiser crashed into a building in the East End Tuesday Afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Stratford Avenue and Carroll Avenue just after 3:45 p.m. when initial reports of the crash came in. The cruiser was allegedly racing down Stratford Avenue without any sirens on and swerved to […] [Read More]
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Fire by Route 25 in Bridgeport

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Updated 3:41 pm:  Firefighters say the fire is on Whitney Street now and is caused by the burning of leaves behind a home, according to scanner reports. Crews monitoring the fire and heading back. Updated 3:40 pm:  The fire seems to be coming from French Street by the highway. Original Post:  BRIDGEPORT – A small […] [Read More]
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Man charged with exposing himself to girl

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man was arrested after police said he exposed himself to a teenaged girl outside a pharmacy here. Reid Jones, 31, of Gurdon Street, was charged Sunday with public indecency, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with police. He was released after posting $5,000 bond. Police said a 16-year-old girl had been […] [Read More]
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Norwalk man charged with mistaken identity rape

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STRATFORD – A Norwalk man has been accused of rape by a local woman who claims she had sex with him after mistaking him for her boyfriend. Francis Springer, 24, of Juhasz Road, Norwalk, was charged Sunday with first-degree sexual assault. He was released after posting $50,000 bond pending arraignment in Superior Court on June […] [Read More]
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Adult Education classes canceled for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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BRIDGEPORT — Because of an electrical problem at Central High School, classes for tonight (Tuesday night) have been canceled, according to school officials. [Read More]

Monroe nanny charged with $14,000 theft

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MONROE — Police say a 21 year-old Shelton woman working as a nanny in a Deerfield Lane home stole $14,000 worth of jewelry from her employer and pawned most od ity at a shop in Bridgeport. Investigators found no signs of forced entry and the complainant told police that the only people with access to […] [Read More]
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Cops: Stratford man caught with pantload of crack

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STAMFORD – Police said they found a man stashing crack down his pants after a traffic stop early Tuesday. Officers pulled over a black BMW on Interstate 95 at roughly 2 a.m. on May 26 after seeing the passenger, 19-year-old Michael Catchings of Stratford, riding without a seatbelt. Police Sgt. Kelly Connelly said that Catchings […] [Read More]
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