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Easton mom arraigned

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BRIDGEPORT  – A Greenwich woman, accused by police of hosting a party at her former Easton home in which high school students were encouraged to drink alcohol and have sex, was arraigned Tuesday. Eliane Mullen, 39, pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia to 10 counts of risk of injury to a minor […] [Read More]
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Police: New Haven gang member arrested for home invasion here

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BRIDGEPORT – A member of a New Haven gang was arrested in connection with a home invasion in which police said the assailants stripped their victim naked. Bulaon Hawkins, 20, was charged Tuesday with home invasion, first-degree robbery, attempted first-degree kidnapping and first-degree assault. He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bond. Police said […] [Read More]
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My interview with the downtown turkey

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You’ve no doubt heard many stories about the turkey roaming the streets of downtown Bridgeport. I tried to interview the elusive bird today after seeing him outside the Grand Deli. It didn’t go well. [Read More]
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Security camera footage from Hair Plus holdup on Monday, Sept. 15. Photo courtesy BPD

Business owner shot during Bridgeport robbery

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BRIDGEPORT – A business owner was shot in the foot during a robbery of his store Monday night on Boston Avenue. Officer Albert Palatiello responded to Hair Plus at 161 Boston Ave. at 6:26 p.m. on a report of a robbery and a gunshot victim. Sgt. Vincent Verrillo and Detectives John Tenn also responded. Police learned […] [Read More]
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Harborside Middle School in Milford. Photo courtesy Milford Board of Education.

Milford schools revert to K-5 setup, closing possible

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MILFORD — The Board of Education reached a consensus Monday night on several plans to restructure the school system here. Although no formal votes were taken, the board members agreed to return to a three-tier system, with kindergarten through 5th grade, middle school and high school levels, the Milford Patch reports. The restructuring would take […] [Read More]
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Cop who shot himself seeks probation

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BRIDGEPORT – A 29-year veteran of the police force, who shot himself in the leg while examining a gun in a crowded restaurant, has applied for a special probation program. Juan Santiago, 56, charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm – a misdemeanor – applied for accelerated rehabilitation Monday in Superior Court. Accelerated rehabilitation is […] [Read More]
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School bus crashes on I-95

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STRATFORD – Twenty-four children suffered minor injuries when their school bus was rear ended on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon. The ages of the children were not immediately available but fire officials said 12 were taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and 12 went to Bridgeport Hospital. The school bus, operated by First Student, had been […] [Read More]
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Mother rescued from fire dies

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BRIDGEPORT – Police are investigating the early Sunday morning fire that killed a city woman and severely injured her 2-year-old daughter. Marisol Estrada, 43, died Monday afternoon at Bridgeport Hospital. An autopsy was scheduled later in the day to determine her cause of death. In addition to injuries associated with the fire police sources said […] [Read More]
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