Stamford police crack down on distracted drivers

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Stamford police announced a distracted driving crackdown yesterday that will run for most of September. “Enforcement patrols will be out in force throughout the city of Stamford during these periods, in an effort to stress Connecticut’s zero tolerance for distracted drivers,”  Sgt. Andrew Gallagher said in a press release. The increased enforcement will run Sept. 3 […] [Read More]
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Stamford police post video of break-in at Subway

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Stamford police posted a long and detailed video Wednesday of a break-in at the Subway sandwich shop on East Main Street on August 19 at about 2:30 a.m. The thief, who can be seen entering the shop, opening the cash register and taking stacks of cash, appears in the video to be a younger man […] [Read More]
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Police ID suspect in fatal stabbing of cab driver

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Update 1:50 p.m. STAMFORD — A 29-year-old Georgian Republic man with a series of burglary arrests was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a Stamford cab driver after an intense manhunt and chase through downtown. Police announced the capture of Shota Mekoshvili at a press conference Thursday morning for the brutal stabbing death of […] [Read More]
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Stamford Police crime scene investigation van arrives at Doolittle Road Wednesday morning.

Police identify suspect in fatal stabbing

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Update – 11:50 a.m.: The suspect in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal, 47, has been identified by police as Shota Mekoshvili, 29, a citizen of the Republic of Georgia. Stamford police chased a suspect through the downtown dinner crowd on Bedford Street just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, leaving restaurant patrons at the sidewalk tables […] [Read More]
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Stamford woman challenges mayor to kiss a pitbull

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Loreen Nargi Capano, a volunteer at the Stamford Animal Shelter, wants Mayor David Martin to kiss a pitbull or pay up to save one. In  the video linked here, the shelter volunteer urges Martin to kiss a pitbull on video or donate to Outreach for Pets in Need of other groups that help rescue pit […] [Read More]
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Mount Kisco man suffers non-life-threatening injuries in boating accident

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Update Wednesday Aug. 27: STAMFORD — A 27-year-old Mount Kisco, N.Y., man suffered lacerations to his back and arm after being thrown into Long Island Sound off the coast of Stamford and striking the propeller. Police said the man’s injuries were not life threatening, but the accident comes as a chilling reminder of the dangers […] [Read More]
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Stamford police seek stabbing suspect

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Police are seeking a man who slashed a Spruce Street resident’s face and stabbed him four times late Saturday night during a dispute at a party at the victim’s residence, Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said. The victim was released following treatment at Stamford Hospital, Hohn said. The assault occurred around 11:30 p.m. when the […] [Read More]
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EBOLA Stam Warehouse 8.25.14

Stamford’s AmeriCares sends Ebola aid to Liberia

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The Stamford-based humanitarian aid nonprofit AmeriCares sent a large shipment of medicines and protective gear Monday to health workers fighting Ebola in Liberia. The shipment destined for Monrovia includes 15,000 pairs of gloves and nearly 10,000 protective masks to help prevent transmission of the virus, which is transmitted through body fluids. “While there is no […] [Read More]
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