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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]

Pistol packing Stamford man meets cops Sunday morning

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A city man in cowboy boots and wearing a straw hat raised the hackles of brunch-goers early Sunday afternoon in downtown Stamford when they noticed he had a pistol tucked in the front of his pants, police said. Police officers were dispatched at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the corner of Bedford and Spring streets for […] [Read More]
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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]
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Stamford High School teacher accused of sexual assault

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A 32-year old Stamford High School teacher is facing second-degree sexual assault charges for having sex with an underage male student in her car numerous times during the last school year, according to Stamford Police. Danielle Watkins, of 11 Fort Point Street, Norwalk was charged Thursday with two counts second-degree sexual assault in connection with […] [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]

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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Police: Victim targeted in South End homicide

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STAMFORD — Police are searching for the gunman who walked up behind a 46-year-old man in the city’s South End Thursday night and callously fired a single shot to the back of his head at close range. “The victim was definitely targeted,” said Lt. Diedrich Hohn, head of the Stamford Police Department’s Detective Bureau. The […] [Read More]
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How much is 25 million gallons of sewage? Mayor Martin explains.

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STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin put the sheer magnitude of 25 million gallons of sewage into perspective Monday, telling city representatives the amount would be enough to fill the Government Center almost twice over. Martin made the analogy while talking to the Board of Representatives Leadership Committee, which met with the mayor Monday night to […] [Read More]
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DEEP says Stamford’s wasn’t the only sewage spill reported around the state

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says Stamford’s water treatment plant wasn’t the only plant around state to report spills of partially treated sewage during Wednesday night and Thursday. DEEP spokesman Dennis Schain says a total of 15 sewage plants reported discharges of sewage during that period. As well as in Stamford, discharges […] [Read More]
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Jesse Lewis playground opens Sunday

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  A 2011 photo of Jesse Lewis, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. STAMFORD — A playground to be built in honor of Jesse Lewis, a first-grader killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will open to the public Sunday. Lewis is credited with saving at least six of his […] [Read More]
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