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Westport man charged with drug possession

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STAMFORD — A Westport man was charged with drug possession Wednesday after he mistakenly passed a civil court clerk a small bag of cocaine folded inside some bills he was using to pay for some copies from his divorce file. Matthew Kurtz, 46, of Kings Highway North, was charged with possession of narcotics and released […] [Read More]
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Stamford man tests positive for West Nile

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STAMFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed that a Stamford resident contracted West Nile Virus and has been treated and released from the hospital. The unidentified resident is the second person in the state this season to test positive for the mosquito-borne virus. According to Anne Fountain, the city’s director of public […] [Read More]

Police: Springdale mom whipped 3 children

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STAMFORD — A Springdale mother was charged Monday with abusing her three young children, police said. Silvia Serrano, 30, of Hope Street was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, three counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree strangulation. She was held overnight by […] [Read More]
DMV satellite office in Stamford now offering non-driver IDs to senior citizens

Malloy announces new DMV office in Stamford

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STAMFORD — After closing two offices in Stamford, the state Department of Motor Vehicles is looking to open a third this fall. Following calls from Advocate columnist Angela Carella inquring about the office earlier Friday, the governor’s office issued the following statement: GOV. MALLOY: NEW DMV PHOTO CENTER WILL HELP MEET NEEDS OF GROWING POPULATION […] [Read More]

Overloaded plug torches North Stamford home

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A fire caused by an overloaded electrical plug tore through a large home in North Stamford early Wednesday, gutting nearly the entire structure. Firefighters were called to 25 Bittersweet Lane at 12:18 a.m. after neighbors heard explosions and saw a fireball engulfing the rear of the two and one-half level brick façade home, Stamford Fire […] [Read More]
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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]
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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]