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Vincent Pizzolato was putting his gun away in a safe Sunday, March 8, 2015, when it fired a round that passed through a wall, striking his 11 year-old son in their Partridge Lane home in Monroe, Conn. The state's attorney will decide whether or not to charge Pizzolato. Brian Pounds/Connecticut Post

Monroe dad seeks probation for shooting son

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BRIDGEPORT – A Monroe dad, accused of accidentally shooting his 11-year-old son in the face while he was securing his wife’s gun, is seeking probation. Vincent Pizzolato, 44, was arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm for the March 8th incident. But instead […] [Read More]
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Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder Monica Coenraads with her daughter Chelsea.

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Trumbull woman to receive honorary degree

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A Trumbull woman whose advocacy on behalf of her daughter, who has a rare genetic disorder, has led to treatment breakthroughs and a possible cure, will receive an honorary medical degree. Monica Coenraads will be honored at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s 42nd commencement on May 31. Her  involvement with Rett Syndrome began the […] [Read More]
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Two treated after Stratford fire

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Two people were treated at Bridgeport Hospital Monday after a fire in the basement of their Stratford house. According to Deputy Chief Brian Lampart firefighters responded to 229 Plymouth St. for a report of an excessive amount of smoke coming from within the house. Firefighters arrived approximately 12:30 PM to find an active fire in […] [Read More]
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Second shooting on city’s East Side

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BRIDGEPORT – A teenager was in stable condition Monday afternoon after being shot in the back on Stratford Avenue. The male teen, who was not identified, was walking on Stratford Avenue about 4:30 p.m.,  when he was shot, police said. He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of the nonlife-threatening jury, police said. Police […] [Read More]
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Trumbull man accused of driving drunk and texting before crash

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TRUMBULL – A local man was reading a text from his father urging him not to drive drunk when police said he plowed his car into a pickup truck on Main Street. Following the crash police said they spotted a cell phone next to the driver’s seat in Joseph Forren’s Chevrolet Cobalt that was still […] [Read More]
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Radcliffe to receive Liberty Bell Award

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BRIDGEPORT – Superior Court Judge Dale W. Radcliffe will be the 2015 recipient of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award at the association’s Law Day celebration on May 4. The Liberty Bell Award is intended to recognize a man, woman, or organization who has encouraged a greater respect for the rule of law […] [Read More]
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Shooting reported in Bridgeport, 1 victim injured

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UPDATE 1:42 PM The male victim has a gunshot wound in the abdomen and is being brought to Bridgeport Hospital. Original post: BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport police are investigating a shooting on East Main Street. The extent of the victim’s injuries not known but medics are on the way. This is a developing story and we’ll […] [Read More]
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Fugitive in murder case arrested

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Update, 2:26 p.m. For more on this story, click here. Original post Bridgeport – Police have arrested the second suspect in the murder of a local grocery store owner earlier this month. Treizy Lopez, 18, was arrested in West Haven by members of the US Marshall Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force and local police and […] [Read More]
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