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  1. All I-95 Lanes Reopen After Man On Bridge Safely Removed

    All I-95 Lanes Reopen After Man On Bridge Safely Removed

     Interstate 95 has reopened in both directions in Westchester after a man on a bridge overpass was pulled to safety.The incident began around noon on Friday, March 15, when the man was spotted on the overpass at North Avenue in New Rochelle, said New Rochelle Police.State police closed the highway in both directions for at least two hours before the man was pulled to safety by ...

  2. State Representative Ezequiel Santiago From Bridgeport Dies Suddenly At 45

    State Representative Ezequiel Santiago From Bridgeport Dies Suddenly At 45

    Family, friends and other lawmakers are stunned by the sudden death of State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago at the age of 45."We are stunned and saddened at the loss of our friend and colleague," said Speaker of the House Rep. Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Rep. Matt Ritter. "Ezequiel Santiago was a giant of our caucus and the entire Legislature. His commitment to the people of ...

  3. Police Stop On I-95 Thwarts Potential Kidnapping By Estranged Boyfriend

    Police Stop On I-95 Thwarts Potential Kidnapping By Estranged Boyfriend

    State and local police managed to thwart a kidnapping attempt that began after the suspect's vehicle was spotted on I-95 in Bridgeport.The incident began early Friday, March 15, when a woman was dropping a child off at school, said Bridgeport Police Spokeswoman Rowena White.The female was allegedly forced into a vehicle by an estranged boyfriend and taken from the scene, ...

  4. All I-95 Lanes Reopen After Person On Bridge Safely Removed

    All I-95 Lanes Reopen After Person On Bridge Safely Removed

     Interstate 95 has reopened in both directions in Westchester after a man on a bridge overpass was pulled to safety.The incident began around noon on Friday, March 15, when the man was spotted on the overpass at North Avenue in New Rochelle, said New Rochelle Police.State police closed the highway in both directions for at least two hours before the man was pulled to safety by ...

  5. Suspect On Loose After Person Shot In Bridgeport

    Suspect On Loose After Person Shot In Bridgeport

    Police are on the hunt for the person who shot another, causing non-life-threatening injuries in Bridgeport.The shooting took place around 6:19 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the area of Terrace Circle, said Bridgeport Police spokesman Terron Jones.Police report the person was shot in the wrist and was transported by private vehicle to the hospital, he said.The incident is under ...

  6. Norwalk Fire Destroys Two Apartment Units, Displaces Residents

    Norwalk Fire Destroys Two Apartment Units, Displaces Residents

    Norwalk firefighters responded to a quick-moving blaze that displaced several residents.The fire started around 3:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at 24 Suncrest Road, said Norwalk Fire Department Deputy Chief Todd Smith.According to Smith, firefighters arriving on the scene reported heavy fire in the rear of the building with an extension inside the building.The initial engine company ...

  7. Bassick High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Bassick High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Students have been dismissed from Bassick High School due to a bomb threat earlier in the day, said Bridgeport Police.The threat was received around 11:38 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the school at 1181 Fairfield Ave., said Terron Jones, spokesman for the police department. "Students were dismissed, the building was cleared, and police are investigating," he said. No further ...

  8. Sacred Heart Denies Wrongdoing In Student's Choking Death During Pancake Eating Contest

    Sacred Heart Denies Wrongdoing In Student's Choking Death During Pancake Eating Contest

    Sacred Heart University is denying any wrongdoing in a student's choking death during a pancake eating contest in 2017.In court documents filed Tuesday in Superior Court in Bridgeport, the college's attorney's blamed Caitlin Nelson’s own actions in her death in response to a lawsuit brought by Nelson’s mother.Nelson, 20, who was studying social work and was a member of Kappa ...

  9. Forum In Danbury Focuses On Emerging Drug Trends Among Youth

    Forum In Danbury Focuses On Emerging Drug Trends Among Youth

    Parents, teachers and school officials concerned about the alarming drug trends taking the lives of thousands of youths and teens across the country are invited to attend a forum in Danbury that will focus on the topic.Hosted by Stand Together Make A Difference, the event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Danbury Police Department's Community Room, at 375 Main ...

  10. Suspect Apprehended After ID Theft Victim Loses Nearly 2K In New Canaan, Police Say

    Suspect Apprehended After ID Theft Victim Loses Nearly 2K In New Canaan, Police Say

    An area man was nabbed for identity theft after using a New Canaan resident's credit card information to purchase nearly $2,000 in goods, police said.Kurt Ford, 36, of West Haven, was arrested by New Canaan Police around noon on Tuesday, March 12, after attempting to pick up the items he had used from the front porch of another person's home, said New Canaan Police Lt. Jason ...

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