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Man charged with stealing Christmas toys collected by Bridgeport church

BRIDGEPORT — A man police say stole hundreds of Christmas toys collected by a Connecticut church for underprivileged children, then tried to sell them out of his minivan to passers-by on the street, has been held on $25,000 bail.


Milford police arrest 2 Stratford suspects linked to 25+ car burglaries

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Stratford man and woman are accused of breaking into more than 25 cars in Milford, according to Milford police. Officers say two suspects rummaged through over 25 cars overnight Wednesday into Thursday. 18-year-old Jeana McNeill and 19-year-old Edwin Cordero face a list of


Bridgeport art show to spread awareness on gun violence

Photo: Contributed Photo — BRIDGEPORT — The Connecticut Arts Against Violence Art Show hosts its opening reception on Saturday. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 955 Connecticut Avenue in the city. The show is created and curated by Henry “Philmy” Reyes, meant to spread awareness of gun viole


Bridgeport councilman still trying to open liquor store

BRIDGEPORT — City Councilman Michael DeFilippo is forging ahead to try and re-open his North End liquor store three years after a judge tossed DeFilippo’s zoning variance and shut the business down.


Man Pleads Guilty To Raping, Robbing Woman In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, CT — A New Haven man faces 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he raped and robbed a woman near the Fairfield train station in 2016, according to the Connecticut Post. Michael Fontaine, who was 48 at the time of his arrest in December of 2016, was charged with first-d


2019 CIAC Girls Basketball Tournament Outlook: Who will left standing in two weeks?

Photo: David G. Whitham / For Hearst Connecticut Media. Staff writer Scott Ericson takes a look at this month’s CIAC girls basketball tournaments. Overview: Girls basketball fans have been waiting for this tournament all season and with good reason.


Bridgeport News: Street Robbery

1:00am–#Bridgeport CT– A man was robbed of cash and his cellphone outside of the 1600 block of Barnum Avenue. There was no word if a weapon was involved.


Avoid I-95 Northbound In Bridgeport

12:27pm–#Bridgeport CT– Avoid I-95 northbound near exit 26. A three-truck accident including a box truck that lost it’s load has strewn items across the highway. Take an alternative route!


Companies in Bridgeport FBI probe not ‘transparent’ on city website

BRIDGEPORT — Over the last four years the city made nearly $13.6 million worth of deals with three contractors that are now part of an FBI criminal probe. That multimillion dollar figure would surprise anyone who visited Bridgeport’s Open Budget website for information on what these or other compani


City of Bridgeport asks judge to dismiss firefighter medical marijuana suit

BRIDGEPORT — City officials on Thursday urged a judge to throw out the lawsuit of a local man who claims he is being prevented from becoming a firefighter because he has a medical marijuana card.


Faulty HVAC unit causes smoke condition at Bridgeport laundromat

BRIDGEPORT — A faulty heating unit on the roof of a laundromat caused the inside of the business to fill with smoke Friday night. Around 8:20 p.m., Bridgeport firefighters responded to the laundromat at 316 Wood Ave. and reported a smoke condition in the building.


Connecticut man says cop confused hash brown for cellphone in distracted driving case

NORWALK, Connecticut (WPVI) -- A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road. He stopped at McDonald's on his way to work and says he was eating a hash brown


Milford Resident Named To Top State Position

From the Office of Gov. Ned Lamont: Governor Ned Lamont has announced that he has chosen Seila Mosquera-Bruno of Milford to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH). An advocate for affordable housing in the state and nationally, Mosquera-Bruno has dedicated her career to


Two Teens From Fairfield County Arrested After String Of Vehicle Gone Throughs, Break-Ins

Two Fairfield County teenagers are in police custody after police in Connecticut utilized social media to track them down for allegedly rummaging through more than two dozen vehicles overnight.


Social worker for state mental health agency dies by suicide in building on Connecticut Valley Hospital campus

A state social worker with 19 years of experience took her own life last week inside a building on the grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. The employee had worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services since August of 2000. Among her recent responsibilities were


Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor In Fairfield County

A Fairfield County man will spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with his girlfriend’s daughter when she was 12. Adam Besaw, of Shelton, pleaded guilty this week under the Alford doctrine to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor for his role in a


Father found not guilty in Trumbull birthday party fracas

BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport man was found not guilty Friday of charges that he assaulted his daughter and pointed a gun at her boyfriend while attending his granddaughter’s birthday party in Trumbull.


Man Nabbed For Gas Station Attempted Armed Robbery In Bridgeport

A Bridgeport man was nabbed for allegedly attempting to rob a CITGO gas station at gunpoint. Zachary Hobbs, 61, was arrest by warrant for an attempted armed robbery at the CITGO Gas Station located at 605 Success Avenue, in Stratford, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti.


Police: Bridgeport man left children alone with loaded gun, drugs

BRIDGEPORT - Police said a local man left his two young children home alone with a loaded handgun and a package of crack cocaine. Shayne Jones, 27, of Central Avenue, was charged with risk of injury to children, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, failure to properly store a firearm, illega


Ghost Hunters to Spend Night in ‘Haunted’ Connecticut Restaurant

A team of paranormal investigators will be spending Saturday night at a "haunted" Connecticut restaurant. People at the Twisted Vine Restuarant in Derby have been reporting eerie sights — like the shadow of a child and moving furniture.