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Fugitive arrested in Georgia

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BRIDGEPORT – The Statewide Narcotics Task Force (SNTF) arrested Michael Malik Jefferson,  27, with the assistance of the Bridgeport State’s Attorney’s Office. In 2012, a Search Warrant was obtained by SNTF for Jefferson’s residence on Howard Avenue in Bridgeport based on an investigation into narcotics and handgun sales by Jefferson. An arrest Warrant was obtained […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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Bethlehem gets ready for it’s 90th annual fair

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From a press release: BETHLEHEM: The 90th Bethlehem Fair will be held on September 5th, 6th and 7th. The gates open on Friday evening at 5pm. Enjoy Cruise Night with a 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s car show, along with music by The “Cast” of Beatlemania at the main stage at 7:00pm, and a pony draw. […] [Read More]

Three people arrested in Monday’s shooting incident

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We received this note from the Bridgeport Police Dept.: BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating whether a gunshot wound suffered by a city man this week was accidentally self inflicted. Three people – including the gunshot victim — face charges in connection with the incident on Pennsylvania Avenue Monday morning at 10:30. The gunshot victim, Michael […] [Read More]

People’s United Bank exec pleads guilty to embezzlement

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We received this note from the Office of the U.S. District Attorney: Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that Maria Rosa Esteves, 40, of Bridgeport, has waived her right to […] [Read More]
Categories: Banking, Bridgeport, Business

‘Black Jacket’ robber sentenced to nine years

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man, responsible for one of the largest robbery sprees in area history, was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Kashawn Brown, also known as the Black Jacket Robber, robbed more than a dozen convenience stores, Subways and gas stations at gunpoint in Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull in October and November […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport K-9 unit helps track down shoeless robbery suspect

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Bridgeport – A police K-9 unit helped track down a robbery suspect by using one of his sneakers after he fled shoeless on foot. The suspect was apprehended after he fled from the Gulf gas station on Fairfield Ave. that he attempted to rob, according to a press release. Reginald Chavis, 19, of Bridgeport, allegedly […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Rowland trial to begin Sept. 3

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NEW HAVEN – With jury selection complete, former Gov. John G. Rowland’s latest corruption trial is scheduled to begin two days after Labor Day. The Sept. 3 trial will focus on a seven-count indictment that Rowland violated federal election law and other statutes when he was secretly hired by two congressional candidates as a campaign […] [Read More]
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Invasive species grants available

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HARTFORD – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is seeking applications from towns and cities for money to help manage and reduce aquatic invasive species on inland waters. “The introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in Connecticut poses a serious threat to the biodiversity of native aquatic ecosystems, and can affect the ecological, […] [Read More]
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