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Brush Fire reported in Monroe Saturday

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Update 7:40 PM: Firefighters say the fire has been contained but are still on scene overhauling. Newtown and Trumbull fire departments are providing mutual aid while Monroe is still on scene. Original Post MONROE – Firefighters are headed to the scene of a large brush fire Saturday Evening on Freedman Lane by Stanley Road. The […] [Read More]
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City honors Bridgeport boy who saved mom’s life

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BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch proclaimed April 17, 2015 Alexander Cody Day after a city boy whose quick thinking saved the life of his mother. Alexander called 911 after his mother suffered multiple seizures and provided operators from 911 and emergency crews with life-saving information, according to press release sent out by the City. “Alexander […] [Read More]
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Monroe Police: Man fled scene of crash

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  MONROE – A Sandy Hook man was charged after he allegedly fled the scene of a car crash Wednesday. Police say on Wednesday at about 10:30 p.m. they found a severely damaged Jeep that had collided with a tree near the intersection of  Bagburn Road and  Old Zoar Road, which was unoccupied, according to a […] [Read More]
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Men denied probation in church sex case

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BRIDGEPORT – Two men accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a 13-year-old boy at a local church have been denied probation. “The whole thing happened in a church, a place where this young boy was going for religious services,” said Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin in denying accelerated rehabilitation for 35-year-old Tavone Brown, of Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Firefighters put out brush fire in Monroe

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MONROE – Firefighters battled a  brush fire Thursday afternoon that torched two boats, a box truck and a large wooded area. Stevenson, Monroe and Stepney volunteer firefighters were called to Webb Circle at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for a fast moving brush fire, according to a post on the Monroe Volunteers Fire Department Facebook Page.  A resident […] [Read More]
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Brush fire reported in Monroe

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UPDATE 1:57 PM Fire is reportedly knocked down. A tanker truck is bringing water to the scene. Original Post: There is a report of a brush fire on Webb Circle in Monroe. Firefighters say there are two box trucks and a boat trailer nearby. [Read More]
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Leighton Vanderberg (Photo: Bridgeport Police)

Family goes berserk following arraignment

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BRIDGEPORT – Leighton Vanderberg of New Haven was arraigned this morning in Superior Court for the murder of store owner Jose Salgado. Vanderberg, 22, is charged with felony murder for the April 11 crime. During the brief hearing in Superior Court Judge Maureen Dennis ordered Vanderberg, who stood beside his lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Anne […] [Read More]
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Landlord pays lead paint penalty

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Stamford-based Garden Homes Management will pay a $55,000 penalty and remove windows from a Bridgeport building that contain lead, under a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency. EPA stated that Garden Homes failed to comply with lead disclosure requirements when it leased 18 residential units at nine Connecticut properties between 2010 and 2012. “Infants’ and […] [Read More]
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