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Stafstrom’s camp says he’s a winner

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Update 9:40 PM Torres phoned Stafstrom to formally concede the race. Stafstrom knitted together a coalition of Democratic factions, which was evident at his victory party at Matty’s Corner. For example, he received hugs from City Council President Thomas McCarthy, D-133, and also from businesswoman Mary-Jane Foster, a vocal critic of the current administration. Original […] [Read More]
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Women defend accused student killer

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BRIDGEPORT – The women in Jermaine Richards’ life are very protective of him. Even Vernette Wilson, who claimed on the witness stand Tuesday she was unaware Richards had been involved in a relationship with murdered Easter Connecticut State University student Alyssiah Marie Wiley during the four years Richards had been seeing her, stood solidly by […] [Read More]
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Trumbull Police step up mall security

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TRUMBULL – Police say they are stepping up security at the Westfield Shopping Mall in light of threats made by terrorist groups against shopping malls in the United States. While no specific threats have been made against the Trumbull mall, police say they have conferred with management to ramp up both a visible and discrete […] [Read More]
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Monroe man charged in fatal ATV crash

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MONROE – A local man was charged Tuesday in connection with the fatal crash of an ATV last December that killed one man and injured two children. Police said Randall Pippa allowed his friend, John Compton, to drive his ATV with two children aboard even though he knew Compton was intoxicated. Pippa, 36, of Turkey […] [Read More]
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Landscaper faces 15 years for trying to hang wife

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BRIDGEPORT – An Easton landscaper is facing 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to trying to hang his wife from a noose fastened to their garage ceiling. Cory Dawid, 42, pleaded no contest to attempted murder and first-degree strangulation before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin. According to the plea bargain he will be […] [Read More]
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Seven students sent home after Shelton bus crash

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SHELTON — Seven Shelton High students were sent home from school with headaches, bumps and bruises following a school bus crash early Tuesday morning, the Valley Independent Sentinel reports. There were 37 students on the bus when the accident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Route 108 and Wooster Street. At least […] [Read More]
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Monroe man arrested on child porn charges

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MONROE — A local man has been charged with possession of child pornography and engaging a child in an obscene performance. A forensic investigation of computers and hard drives in William Siclari’s home on Harvester Road found several images of suspected child porn, including some images of children under the age of 10, Lt. Brian […] [Read More]
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Cold hampers effort to fight Stratford fire

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UPDATE 8 AM Some units are returning from the fire scene, but two engine companies will remain awhile longer, with firefighters rotating from the Denton Place to a nearby warming station, according to scanner reports. Original post 6:30 AM STRATFORD — Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire, at 57 Denton Place. The […] [Read More]
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