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Bridgeport nursing home closing in midst of alleged financial misdeeds

Financially struggling nursing home Bridgeport Manor has announced it will close later this year. As a result, some 200 employees will be dismissed starting in September, while roughly 100 residents at the 540 Bond St. facility in Bridgeport will need to be placed elsewhere.

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2018-08-20 14:48:16

Arrests made in two stolen motor vehicle cases

The arrests stem from a time when the town was experiencing a rash of stolen cars. In almost all of the cases, the cars were left unlocked, with the keys or key fob inside the vehicles.


Hamden police say it is not yet clear if chase ended before fatal New Haven crash

Latest New Haven County NewsHamden police say it is not yet clear if chase ended before fatal New Haven crashMugshots released of 2 men charged in connection with New Haven overdosesNew Haven Mixologists Come Together For Cocktail WeekPresident Trump's pick for Drug Czar visits New Haven MondayMajor

WTNH.COM - 2018-08-20 18:55:19

1 hospitalized following Bridgeport stabbing

Latest Fairfield County NewsSunday run looks to raise money for service members and their families1 hospitalized following Bridgeport stabbingMinor injuries reported in Westport tractor-trailer crashHacker of celebrity photos asking for leniencyMaine truck driver accused of sexually assaulting daugh

WTNH.COM - 2018-08-19 16:51:24

2 men charged in connection with New Haven overdoses

Police charged 53-year-old John Parker, of New Haven, with possession of a narcotics, and sale of hallucinogens and those with the intent to sell and distribute.

WTNH.COM - 2018-08-20 15:35:30

Police Investigate Stabbing on I-95 in Stratford

On August 18, 2018 at approximately 8:50 PM Troopers from Troop G Bridgeport responded to a gas station on Honeyspot Road in Stratford for a report of a stabbing that occurred in a vehicle on I-95. An argument occurred inside a rental vehicle I-95 northbound with four occupants (one being the victi

HAMLETHUB.COM - 2018-08-20 12:07:00

Convicted felon charged with deli break-in

Abdus-Shahid Muhammad, 54, of Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, was arrested on a warrant Friday and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief.


Developing: Grenade found in Bridgeport backyard

Photo: Contributed Photo / Contributed PhotoImage1of2A grenade found in a Bridgeport, Conn., backyard on Aug. 18, 2018.BRIDGEPORT — Homeowners digging in their backyard on Saturday found a grenade, according to Police Chief Armando Perez.The fire department was first on scene around 7 p.m. and relay


EW man gets 7 years in drug dealing that embroiled grandma

An East Windsor man who once paid his grandmother $10 to deliver $150 worth of drugs to a customer and who talked on a wire-tapped telephone about robbing a dealer he thought was charging too much for heroin was sentenced Thursday to seven years in federal prison.The sentence, imposed on Antwane Wil


Fairfield to hold hazardous waste collection day next Saturday

Town residents will be able to drop off hazardous waste from their homes at Veterans Park, 909 Reef Road in Fairfield, Conn., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2018.


Norwalk police say Bridgeport man stole from work to pay credit cards

NORWALK — A Bridgeport man stole more than $22,000 from his employer to pay off outstanding credit card debt, police said.


Police: Stabbing victim being treated at Bridgeport Hospital

BRIDGEPORT — A stabbing victim has turned up at Bridgeport Hospital, police spokesman Av Harris said Saturday.The victim showed up at the hospital around 9:14 p.m.It was unclear where the stabbing took place or how seriously the victim was injured.

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2018-08-19 01:26:06

SEEN: Bridgeport Caribbean Jerk Fest 2018

The 12th Annual Caribbean Jerk Fest was held at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on August 18, 2018. Festival goers enjoyed traditional Caribbean music, food and vendors. Were you SEEN?


Tractor-trailer collides with car on I-95 in Connecticut

A portion of I-95 shutdown after a tractor-trailer and car collided in Connecticut.WESTPORT, Connecticut (WABC) --A portion of I-95 shut down after a tractor-trailer and car collided in Connecticut.Police said the two vehicles crashed in the southbound lanes between exits 18 and 19 in Westport.The c


Details emerge about Bridgeport drowning death

A 2-year-old that was pulled from a backyard pool on Thursday died at a local hospital police officials said. The child was taken out of the water from a residence on Charron Street in Bridgeport, Conn., around... more


53-year-old man arrested in connection with over 100 synthetic pot overdoses

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday. Some of the victims identified John Parker, of New Hav


Ganim: Bridgeport ready if outbreak hits here

BRIDGEPORT — On the day Fire Chief Richard Thode received a national fire safety award, he, the mayor and Bridgeport’s director of emergency management took the opportunity to warn residents about synthentic marijuana.


Suspected K2 dealer arrested after mass overdose

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A 53-year-old man has been arrested in connectionwith more than 100 synthetic-marijuana overdoses, many of them in the same New Haven park, after authorities say they caught him with 32 bags of the drug, police said Friday.Some of the victims identified John Parker, of New Haven,


Bridgeport homicide victim remembered fondly

Photo: Contributed Photo / Chris Santos / Contributed PhotoLen Allen Smith, 25, of Bridgeport, Conn., was killed on Aug. 13, 2018.


Bridgeport grocer sentenced; didn’t pay taxes on embezzled cash

The co-owner of the International Farmers Market on Main Street in Bridgeport has been sentenced for failing to pay federal income taxes on embezzled income. Samir Fattah, 55, of Oxford, was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to three months of imp