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Stamford fire intentionally set, fire offical says

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Four Stamford families were displaced following an arson fire in their apartment building on Milton Street last night. Fire Marshal Charles Spaulding said their investigation of the fire has determined that the fire was intentionally set and they have asked for police help to determine who was responsible for setting the fire. “Information came to […] [Read More]

VIDEO: Stamford harbor boat fire

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Here is a video of the fire that engulfed two boats in Stamford Harbor Wednesday night:   [Read More]
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Union firefighters drop in on Mayor’s Night In

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STAMFORD — Seven members of The Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association — who are also Stamford residents — took advantage of Mayor David Martin’s “Mayor’s Night In” community forum to voice their concerns over a $2.9 million federal grant awarded to the Turn of River Fire Department. The all-volunteer and chronically understaffed Turn of River Fire Department applied last year for the Staffing […] [Read More]
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Man charged after forcing lockdowns at Roxbury and Westhill

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STAMFORD –  A 25-year-old man was charged with criminal trespassing and breach of peace after illegally entering two city schools shortly after 9:30 a.m. and forcing officials to place both schools into lockdown. Pierre Beauvil, a former Westhill High School student, was spotted by a custodian at Roxbury Elementary shortly after 9:30 a.m. carrying a […] [Read More]

Mayor: Crime drops 3.5 percent in Stamford

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STAMFORD — Crime was down 3.5 percent in the first half of 2013 making it the safest city in New England and the 16th of all cities with more than 100,000 people in the country, according to Mayor David Martin. Martin’s office released the data Monday evening for crime statistics from January 2013 to June […] [Read More]
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Turn of River gets $2.9 million federal grant

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STAMFORD — The Turn of River Fire Department has secured a $2.9 million federal grant, Chief Frank Jacobellis announced Friday afternoon. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant will allow the department to hire 24 career firefighters for two years. The department said it plans to work with the city to assimilate the […] [Read More]
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Judge orders mental health exam in Westhill threatening case

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STAMFORD — A state Superior Court judge doubled the bond and ordered a mental evaluation Monday for a convicted Stamford felon charged with threatening a Westhill High School teacher that he was going to go to the school and “shoot the place up” and “kill the principal.” Smiling broadly and wearing a white paper jumpsuit, […] [Read More]

Patrol sergeant hit by drunk driver in Stamford

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A veteran Stamford police sergeant responding to a robbery call with lights on and siren blaring was struck by a drunk driver while going through a  South End intersection, police said. Capt. Tom Wuennemann said Sgt. George Moran was responding to a robbery call from 771 Atlantic Street called in just after 9:20 p.m. As […] [Read More]
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Stamford snow emergency remains in effect until 6 p.m.

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STAMFORD — A snow emergency ordering all residents to park their cars off of major downtown streets will be lifted as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. The mayor’s office issued the following release Wednesday morning with the list of all restricted streets:           January2014 SnowEmergencyEnd (PDF) January2014 SnowEmergencyEnd (Text) [Read More]
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Bridgeport man arrested after armed kidnapping, Stamford Police chase

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A Bridgeport man was arrested Sunday night near the Greenwich-Stamford border after kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint and attempting to flee to the Bronx, police said. Joshua Vega, 23, of 1172 Iranistan Avenue, is now facing charges for kidnapping with a firearm, third-degree assault, five counts of second-degree threatening, breach of peace and unlawful possession […] [Read More]
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