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1 hr ago | Fairfield Citizen-News
Police are investigating the Saturday theft of a $600 leaflblower that was later found at East Coast Pawn Shop in Bridgeport. The equipment's owner called police to report the theft from a shed at his Jarvis Court property, and told officers he believed a relative may have stolen and pawned it.
5 hrs ago | WTNH
A Bridgeport police officer who shot himself in the leg while examining a gun in a crowded restaurant has applied for a special probation program. The Connecticut Post reports that Juan Santiago applied for accelerated rehabilitation Monday.
Environmental analyst Kristin DeRosia-Banick holds a tray of oysters dredged from the Bridgeport natural bed in Bridgeport Harbor at the Connecticut Bureau of Aquaculture in Milford, Conn. on Monday, September 15, 2014.
Fifty people are out of work after a five-alarm fire in Bridgeport last week destroyed the factory that housed two businesses and spewed dyes and perfumes into the nearby Yellow Mill River. Only ashes remain.
Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad. Lawyers in the case say the four passengers reached agreements with Metro-North on Friday and are the first plaintiffs in the lawsuit to settle.
A welcome sign hangs at the entrance to the animal care and control shelter in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, March 17, 2014. Photo: Jason Rearick Director Laurie Hollywood greets one of four Staffordshire Terrier dogs on Monday, March 17, 2014, that were dropped off at the animal care and control shelter in Stamford, Conn.
The waters off Long Island Sound from Stratford to Fairfield remained closed to fishing and shellfishing Monday following last week's massive warehouse fire in Bridgeport . Dennis Shane, spokesman for Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said it is not known how much of the pollutants stored in the perfume-recycling factory made their way into the waters.
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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch blamed hoarding for a fire that critically injured a couple and their 2-year-old daughter. Finch said material was fuel for the apartment fire on Sunday.
Bridgeport Gardens apartments resident Fatima Reyes reacts while discussing the early morning fire that left three residents in critical condition in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The West End Museum in Boston is featuring a " Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration" the weekend of Sept. 12-14 in honor of The Beatles first Boston concert at the Boston Garden.
Vehicles move past the wreckage of a warehouse on Seaview Avenue Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 following the Thursday night fire that destroyed the building.
An elderly Westport woman who pawned her wedding ring on Christmas Eve has set in motion a legal action that may force dozens of pawnbrokers across the state to shut their doors. "Life as Connecticut pawnbrokers have known it is over," said Bridgeport lawyer Jonathan Klein after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled this week that the state's pawnbrokers must reduce the interest rate they charge for so-called buy-back loans -- the bread and butter of many pawnbrokers -- because they are in violation of the state's usury law.
Eloise Gacetta, Andrea Melgar, Jenna Wright and Lindsay Sabia, all 11 years old, enjoying fun at Septemberfest at Our Lady of the Assumption parish. Photo: Mike Lauterborn Will Speller, 4, of Westport, and Tanner Wurzel, 4, of Southport, took a spin on the Frog Hopper ride at Septemberfest on Friday night.
Two people were injured in a shooting outside an after-hours club on East Main Street early Saturday morning, police said. Christian Roque, 33, was shot multiple times in the torso, police said.
Right around 7 a.m., Jimmy, the ancient sportswriter, was settling into his chair in the newsroom of the Bridgeport Post on the third floor of 410 State Street for the start of another day. Jimmy , 65 maybe, had beautiful hair, lush and silver, combed straight back, glistening and rigid with pomade, the perfect frame for his florid countenance and the spidery red veins of his W.C. Fieldsian nose.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:22 am
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