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Fundraiser for Derby Senior Center director’s infant

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DERBY-It’s been nearly a month since a tumor was removed successfully from the brain of infant Anthony Michael Muoio at Yale New Haven Hospital. His mother, Sarah Muoio is the director of the Derby Senior Citizens Center. A fund-raiser is scheduled for Oct. 26 at the AM Club, 30 Hawthorne Avenue, where a family style […] [Read More]
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Milford Police looking for bank robber

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MILFORD – The police are asking for the public’s help in catching a man who robbed a bank last week. The incident occurred last Thursday on Oct. 16, around 3:30 p.m. when a man entered Webster Bank located at 314 Merwin Avenue and told employees he was robbing the bank, according to police. The male demanded the […] [Read More]
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Leonard Jackson, 53, is arraigned in Superior Court, in Bridgeport, Conn. Aug. 16th, 2012. Jackson is charged with the murder of Stella Brantley, whose body was found in Seaside Park on Oct. 30, 1980. (Ned Gerard / Connecticut Post)

Testimony begins in 32-year-old murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court judge Tuesday refused to prevent a jury from hearing the alleged confession of Leonard Jackson to the murder of a city woman 32 years ago. “The evidence does not show that the confession was coerced,” Judge Maria Kahn ruled during a break in the trial. The 55-year-old Jackson is charged […] [Read More]
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Fire reported at Foran High in Milford

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UPDATE 4:30 PM The small fire was found in the third floor bathroom and was made up of trash, according to a release by the Milford Fire Department. The Fire department responding to the scene found the building already evacuated. The fire, which was reported at 12:22 p.m., was quickly extinguished with minor damage sustained […] [Read More]
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Coyne not guilty

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NEW HAVEN-A Superior Court jury acquitted Patrick Coyne of sexually abusing his step/child many years ago. The jury reached their decision shortly before 11:30a.m. Coyne, the former chief of staff to Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim , previously served a three month federal prison term for accepting $10,000 in kickbacks stemming in a public corruption probe […] [Read More]
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Security camera footage from City Sound Electronics showing burglary suspect. Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police.

Bridgeport police seek ID of store burglar

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BRIDGEPORT – Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who burglarized City Sound Electronics last week. Police responded to a burglary at store, at 1094 Main Street, at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 16, and were able to get a photo of the suspect from the security camera. Detectives also are investigating whether […] [Read More]
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Fire guts Milford home

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MILFORD — A heavy fire Monday afternoon destroyed a portion of a home at 28 Underhill Road. Flames and smoke were shooting out of the rear of the house and were approaching the garage when firefighters arrived at 2:15 p.m., said Capt. Greg Carman, the Milford Fire Department spokesman. “Multiple hose lines were used to […] [Read More]
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Cops: Robber used dye-covered cash to buy pizza

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NEW HAVEN — This city has amazing pizza, and police here say that an alleged bank robber used dye-covered money from the recent holdup of a Webster Bank to buy himself a slice or two. WTNH reports that Derrell Soulds is in custody under a $200,000 bond after the cheesy caper. Read the full WTNH story […] [Read More]
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