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Murder charge thrown out against drug kingpin

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge Wednesday threw out the murder charge against a local drug kingpin, accused of ordering the execution of a “disloyal,” employee in an East Side cemetery. Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin ruled that Jacob Carattini will not be tried for a third time after two separate 12-member juries deadlocked on the murder […] [Read More]
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A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday. Sparklers and fountains, which produce sparks when lit, are the only legal fireworks for private use in the State of Connecticut. Other fireworks […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Firen Safety

Two men charged in assault weapon firing

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BRIDGEPORT – Two men were being held in lieu of bond Tuesday after they were arrested in connection with the firing of automatic weapons at a city housing complex. Roshean Hodges, 26, of Bridgeport, and Franco Palumbo, 43, of West Haven, were being held on multiple gun charges including being in possession of an assault […] [Read More]
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Former high sheriff pleads not guilty to forgery, impersonation charges

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BRIDGEPORT – For 20 years as high sheriff Charles Valentino was in charge of security at the Main Street courthouse. But Tuesday morning it was Valentino under the watchful eye of courthouse security as he pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of forgery and criminal impersonation, accused of illegally operating as a state marshal and […] [Read More]
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Man charged in connection with human trafficking ring

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond Monday after Stratford police arrested him in connection with their investigation of a human trafficking ring. Raymond Jackson, 36, of Main Street, was initially charged with one count of promoting prostitution but police sources said more charges will likely be filed as […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal, Finch to hold roundtable Monday on gun violence

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BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, will host a forum Monday on ways to crack down on illegal guns and gun violence. “We must make sure that this country does more than grieve and remember the innocent lives lost from gun violence,” Blumenthal said. The senator, along with Finch, Bridgeport […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport firefighters raise money for hospital

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Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 last week presented a $44,000 check to the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation to support the new S.OA.R. Program (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), staff education, and to purchase specialized equipment for the Burn Center. The latest check, representing proceeds from a March 21 fundraising dinner at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford, brings the total […] [Read More]
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Fairfield swim areas closed Sunday

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Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara says the town’s beaches and swimming areas were closed Sunday due to excessive rainfall under  orders by the town health department. The Lake Mohegan swim area will remain closed Monday as well, MacNamara said.   [Read More]
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