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Christine Hall

Stamford population growth highest in state

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New Census Bureau population estimates show which municipalities in Connecticut experienced the largest increases in population last year. Stamford’s grew by 1,590 between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014. period. That’s three times more than the next biggest gain, which was Stratford, with an increase of 502 residents. Behind that was Darien with 310 […] [Read More]
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Rabid fox found by North Stamford resident (w/video)

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(Video: Contributed by Barbara Saon) North Stamford resident Barbara Saon alerted The Advocate via Facebook Wednesday afternoon that a rabid fox was sitting in her yard, and that she had been waiting for some time for animal control to come get it. In a video she took of it the fox looks seriously ill, probably […] [Read More]
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NYC police pick up duo wanted in Stamford fraud

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A Bronx couple wanted in Stamford on fraud charges await extradition from New York, where police apprehended them at their home on May 13. Stamford police have arrest warrants for Ferne Deans and Phillip Deans that will charge them with credit card fraud and identity theft. Officers from the NYPD 45th Precinct and Co-Op City […] [Read More]
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Stamford school bus catches fire; no injuries

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Update: 9:24 a.m.: There were no children on the bus, just the driver. The bus had been driving south on Washington Boulevard when another driver pulled up and told the bus driver that the front wheels were on fire. The bus driver turned into Old Barn Road and stopped, but was still sitting in the […] [Read More]
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Gunfound

Stamford police warn of found guns

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With the discovery of two handguns in communal areas in recent weeks, Stamford police are asking residents to be careful and instruct children not to touch a weapon if they find one. One of the two handguns was found in the Rippowam River near Cold Spring Road by a passerby, and the other, which was […] [Read More]
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‘Gypsies’ charged with scamming elderly Stamford women

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An East Haven couple who identified themselves to police as Gypsies were charged with scamming Stamford woman in their 80s by doing sham home and car repairs for the two women and charging them $3,800 and $2,220 respectively. Tommy Miller, 44, and his wife, Bobbie White, 44, both of East Haven, were charged with two […] [Read More]
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Brett Irving-Carroll. Contributed: Stamford Police Department

Stamford police arrest Bloods members from NYC

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Stamford Police arrested two alleged members of the New York City Bloods Tuesday who were wanted in that city on gun trafficking charges. Working with the NYPD firearms investigation unit, ATF and the New York Attorney General’s office, Stamford police raided a West Main Street apartment early Tuesday morning, where they took Brett “Agony” Irving-Carroll, […] [Read More]
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The Advocate

Stamford patrol officer alerts firefighters to blaze

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A Stamford police officer on routine patrol alerts firefighters to early-morning fire on Summer Street on Sunday, Stamford Fire Dept. Capt. Michael R. Terenzio said in a press release Monday. On seeing heavy black smoke in the area of Oak and Summer streets, a police officer on patrol radioed in a possible fire, triggering firefighters […] [Read More]
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