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Christine Hall

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Poll: Which has worse construction delays? I-95 or the Merritt?

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You’re expecting an easy post-rush-hour trip, and then it happens: traffic just stops. A sea of red taillights in front of you. You wait and wait. You turn the car off. Ten or 15 minutes later – it will have felt like an hour – things finally start moving again. As you creep toward the […] [Read More]
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Stamford issues rules for dog shelter volunteers

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The city has agreed to a strict set of rules for volunteers to be allowed to work at the city’s Animal Control Shelter, the mayor announced late Friday. The volunteers will no longer be allowed to enter the kennel areas, handle animals without approval, or “interfere” with administrative operations, including answering the phones. They’ll also […] [Read More]
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How well do you know Stamford?

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How well do you know Stamford? Our photographer took this photo somewhere in the city. What’s your guess? If you have little kids, you may have spent some time looking at it. Leave us a comment below or email us at localnews@scni.com.   [Read More]
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Man hit by lightning at Stamford’s Cove Island Park

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A Port Chester man who was fishing at Cove Island Park Saturday evening was struck by lightning during the violent thunderstorm that rolled through the area around that time, Stamford police said. The 30-year-old man’s fishing pole was struck by lightning, his brother told police officers who arrived on the scene first. He said the […] [Read More]
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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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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]
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]

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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