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Pedestrian struck in downtown Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city woman was struck and seriously injured while walking across Hoyt Street at the intersection of Summer Street in downtown Stamford around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Both the pedestrian and female driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck the woman were taken to Stamford Hospital. Capt. Thomas Wuennemann said the 49-year-old woman who […] [Read More]

Shell Shock: Lobsters continue to decline in Long Island Sound

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In Sunday’s edition of The Advocate, Staff Writer Martin Cassidy takes a look at the steep decline in the number of lobster’s caught in Long Island Sound 15 years after a massive die-off nearly killed the once-thriving $100 million a year fishery and what’s being done to try and help the crustaceans claw their way […] [Read More]

Last of Stamford shooting victims released from hospital

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The five shooting victims struck in the hail of gunfire that erupted early Sunday morning as they were leaving the downtown bar scene have all been released from Stamford Hospital. The last, a 28-year-old former Greenwich resident who recently moved to Stamford, was released Monday afternoon after suffering a gunshot to his left arm as […] [Read More]

Judge maintains $1 million bond against downtown shooter

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STAMFORD — The man who allegedly sprayed a crowd of late-night bar patrons in the middle of downtown Stamford with gunfire early Sunday morning wounding five bystanders was ordered held on $1 million bond Monday as prosecutors characterized him as a “very serious threat to the community.” Dayron Wills, 22, of 300 Tresser Boulevard, is […] [Read More]
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Jury convicts Farren on all counts

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In a case that took more than four years to come to trial, jurors took little more than a day to convict former White House attorney J. Michael Farren of trying to kill his wife in their New Canaan mansion. Farren was in the courtroom for the verdict Friday for the first time during the […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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Former New York news anchor rearrested in Darien

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STAMFORD — Former CBS Channel 2 news anchor Rob Morrison was rearrested by Darien police Monday after allegedly violating a protective order and calling his estranged wife more than 100 times over a three-day period last month. Morrison posted a $50,000 bond on the new charges of violating the protective order and second-degree harassment. Past […] [Read More]
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Former Stamford police chief found dead

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STAMFORD — Former Police Chief Louis DeCarlo was found dead at his home Thursday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. DeCarlo was a 30-year veteran of the department before becoming chief in 2001. He led the department until 2004 and was remembered for his kindness and devotion to his family. “I always […] [Read More]
Categories: People, Police

Police ID victim in South End homicide

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STAMFORD — The victim shot once in the head by an unkown gunman Thursday night in the South End has been identified by police as William “Buttons” James. The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at Stamford Hospital following the shooting around 8:30 p.m. on a crowded city street. Police are searching for a suspect in the […] [Read More]
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Hope Street reopened following accident

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STAMFORD — A minivan crashed into a stone wall and a utility pole on Hope Street near the Glenbrook Shopping Center Friday morning, shutting down a section of the busy road from Pine Hill Avenue to Toms Road. The road was reopened to traffic after about an hour at 11:15 a.m. No injuries were reported […] [Read More]
Categories: Traffic, Transportation

Man dies after being struck by car

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STAMFORD — A 65-year-old Stamford man died of injuries he sustained after he was struck by a car Friday morning while walking up Strawberry Hill Avenue near Stamford High School. The man was identified as Carmine Passero, who lived close to the accident scene. The driver of the car, Peter Parashkevov, 50, of 70 Strawberry […] [Read More]