Funeral prayers for slain Stamford cabbie are this afternoon

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The Stamford Islamic Center announced funeral prayers for slain taxi driver Mahomed Kamal will be held at 1:15 today at their facility at on Outlook Street, after Friday prayers. A statement from the board members of the center thanked the Stamford Police Department for identifying and arresting a suspect the same day as the murder. […] [Read More]
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Friends, family rally for justice for Stamford cab driver

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STAMFORD — Family members and fellow cab drivers call for justice in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal earlier this week. Shota Mekoshvili, 29, an immigrant from the Republic of Georgia, has been charged in the murder and is to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Friday afternoon. Kamal has been remembered by […] [Read More]

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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Stamford police chase suspect through downtown dinner crowd

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Update Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:50 a.m. – The suspect whom police chased through downtown Stamford Wednesday was wanted in the murder of a taxi driver earlier in the day. Shota Mekoshvili, a 29-year-old native of the Georgian Republic was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a Stamford cab driver after an intense manhunt and […] [Read More]
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Stamford Police crime scene investigation van arrives at Doolittle Road Wednesday morning.

Police identify suspect in Stamford murder

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Update – Thursday, Aug. 28, 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. He was caught by Stamford police after a foot pursuit through the downtown dinner crowd on Bedford Street just after 8 p.m. […] [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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