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Shoreline cleanup funds awarded

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HARTFORD – The state is receiving a $752,822 federal grant to remove debris from the state’s shoreline left behind by Storm Sandy. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program is awarding the money.  The funds were made available to states impacted by debris from the October 2012 Storm Sandy. Areas to be cleaned […] [Read More]
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Woman crashes into parked Milford cop car

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MILFORD — An East Haven woman attracted the attention of a city police officer on patrol early Saturday, when she slammed into his parked cruiser downtown. Tiarani Zaparta, 23, of Laurel Street in East Haven, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to drive on the right and driving withouit insurance. The incident happened […] [Read More]
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Truck pulled from under Stratford bridge

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A rented box truck became wedged under a railroad trestle on Frog Pond Lane in Stratford at about 11 a.m. Monday. The site is near busy East Main Street in an industrial area. It is behind the shopping plaza anchored by Wal Mart. The clearance of the bridge is marked at 11 feet and 1 […] [Read More]
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Former Ducks player Jose Offerman, right, and his attorney, Frank Riccio, Jr, arrive at the federal courthouse in Bridgeport last week.

Baseball bat attack trial resumes today

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BRIDGEPORT — Testimony resumes this morning in a $4.8 million civil suit brought against former Red Sox infielder Jose Offerman and the Long Island Ducks by former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans. Nathans claims he was struck in the head by Offerman’s bat while trying to stop the enraged batter from charging the mound. The catcher […] [Read More]
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Orange police canine killed on duty

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ORANGE — Major, the canine paired with Officer Chris Brown was struck by a truck Saturday and killed instantly, Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo said. Here is the official announcement: It is with deep sadness that the Department announces the line of duty death of Police K-9 Major.  Major was assisting his handler, Officer Chris Brown, […] [Read More]
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Should Bridgeport’s Harding High be Obama High?

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has suggested to a New Haven television station that the city’s Harding High school be renamed for President Barack Obama. U.S. President Warren G. Harding died in office in 1923, serving less than three years in office. His was a scandal plagued administration. The high school will be rebuilt. “I would […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal: MH17 downing is “Putin’s Lockerbie”

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HARTFORD –  U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement on Russian involvement with the downing of MH17: “President Putin must be compelled to pay and apologize — pay the victims’ families through a compensation fund, and apologize to them and the world for Russia’s role in this horrific act of terrorism. “Clear and […] [Read More]
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Two non-fatal shootings on Bpt. West End Sat. night

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BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating a pair of non-fatal shootings in Bridgeport on Saturday night that occurred within about 15 minutes of one another. Both were on the West End, about nine blocks distant from each another. Police say that the first one was called in at 10:34 p.m. In that one, a male victim […] [Read More]