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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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Bridgeport limo driver charged with impregnating Stamford girl, 14

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STAMFORD — A 57-year-old Bridgeport limousine driver was charged Friday morning with impregnating a 14-year-old Stamford girl after carrying on a two-year relationship with her. Stamford police charged Andre Joseph of Bridgeport’s East Side with first-degree sexual assault and felony risk of injury to a minor after carrying out an early-morning sting operation to lure […] [Read More]

Norwalk teen shot in head on Stamford’s West Side

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STAMFORD — A 19-year-old Norwalk man is in critical condition at Stamford Hospital after he was shot in the head at a West Side apartment complex late Friday night. The victim was struck in the back of the head and sustained a fractured skull, but is expected to survive, according to a statement from Stamford […] [Read More]
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Waterside has new city representative

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STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives voted Monday night to approve the appointment of Virgil de la Cruz to represent Waterside’s District 2 neighborhood. De la Cruz sits on the Waterside Coalition’s Board of Directors and the Democratic City Committee. He replaced former District 2 city Rep. Ben Velishka, who resigned in June to spend […] [Read More]
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Sexual assault case continued against Stamford High School teacher

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STAMFORD — The Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing he and a friend with marijuana is in a Danbury psychiatric hospital and was unable to make her scheduled appearance at state Superior Court in Stamford to make a plea […] [Read More]
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Glenbrook man charged with impregnating stepdaughter, 12

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STAMFORD — A 39-year-old Glenbrook man is facing a sexual assault charge after allegedly impregnating his 12-year-old stepdaughter. Leonel Bartolo Rodriguez was arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford on Monday after he was extradited from New York where a family relative reported the assault to police, according to a statement from Stamford police. Rodriguez […] [Read More]
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Poll: Mayor Martin’s priority list

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Mayor David Martin outlined his priorities in Sunday’s Advocate for the upcoming fiscal year focusing on making city government more transparent, fiscally responsible and operationally efficient. What do you think of the mayor’s direction? [Read More]
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Stamford police stretched thin for Alive@Five

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STAMFORD — More than 9,000 people crowded Columbus Park and the surounding downtown area for Thursday night’s Alive@Five concert featuring a trio of 1990s bands that stretched the city’s police force to its limit and has officials reevaluating how to handle the crowds. Stamford police Capt. Tom Wuennemann said additional officers had to be called […] [Read More]
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Madonna Badger remarries

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ABOVE: Madonna Badger and husband William Duke (Facebook photo) STAMFORD — Madonna Badger, who lost her three young children and parents in a 2011 Christmas morning fire at her home on Shippan Avenue, remarried in New York City Wednesday. “We did it!” Badger wrote on her Facebook page July 23. “Bill and I eloped today!” […] [Read More]
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New Haven mechanic charged with scamming elderly Stamford man

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After a six-month search, Stamford police on Tuesday went to the funeral of a New Haven grifter’s mother and arrested him for stealing over $135,000 from an elderly city man to fix his beat-up 23-year-old station wagon. Jimmy Megel, 42, of 240 Fox on Road, New Haven was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny and was […] [Read More]