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  1. Handicapped Motorists Parked In Metered Lots Will Now Be Charged In New Canaan

    Handicapped Motorists Parked In Metered Lots Will Now Be Charged In New Canaan

    In the near future, handicapped motorists parking in New Canaan will have to pay to park in metered lots following a vote by the Parking Commission.Officials voted 4-1 (Crum against)  to begin charging handicapped permit-holders who park in designated spaces in the lots at Morse Court and Center School, according to city documents.During the meeting, Chairman Keith Richey ...

  2. Video: Bank In Bridgeport Stop & Shop Robbed By Suspect Who Claimed To Have A Bomb

    Video: Bank In Bridgeport Stop & Shop Robbed By Suspect Who Claimed To Have A Bomb

    A bank in Bridgeport was robbed early Wednesday by a man who claimed to have a bomb inside a box. The incident took place at the People's Bank located inside the Stop & Shop supermarket at 2145 Fairfield Ave., around 10:30 a.m., said Terron Jones, spokesman for the Bridgeport Police.During the robbery, a short black male, between the ages of 45 to 55, walked in a put a box ...

  3. 18-Month-Old Found In Vehicle During Stamford Illegal Gun Bust

    18-Month-Old Found In Vehicle During Stamford Illegal Gun Bust

    Four men who were nabbed for attempting to sell guns in Stamford had an unusual passenger along for the deal -- an 18-month-old boy.Stamford Police said four New Haven men were busted on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Stamford Town Center parking lot around 5:10 p.m. after police learned they had an appointment to sell guns in the area, said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin.Members ...

  4. CT State Police Warn Against Dangers Of Ice, Snow Missiles

    CT State Police Warn Against Dangers Of Ice, Snow Missiles

    Connecticut State Police are reminding motorist to remove all those "ice missiles" from their vehicles before driving to avoid causing crashes and damaging other vehicles.Troopers said many drivers don't clean "all" of the ice and snow that has frozen off their vehicles, causing a great hazard for other drivers. On Tuesday they released several photos of shattered windshields to ...

  5. CT Leads Nation In Alcohol-Impaired-Driver Deaths, Federal Study Says

    CT Leads Nation In Alcohol-Impaired-Driver Deaths, Federal Study Says

    A new federal study shows that Connecticut recorded the highest rate of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in 2017 among all U.S. states.Of 278 fatal crashes in 2017, 43 percent involved at least one driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or more, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said. That's the highest rate of any state except for the District ...

  6. Know Them? Police Look To ID Burglary Suspects

    Know Them? Police Look To ID Burglary Suspects

    Police are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted in connection with a burglary in Milford.The burglary took place around midnight on Thursday, Jan. 10 at a Roses Mill Road business.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milford Police Department, Det. Sgt. J. Cortes at 203-783-4761, or jcortes@ci.milford.ct.usPlease refer to case number ...

  7. Shelton Man Stabs Roommate, Steps Into Traffic

    Shelton Man Stabs Roommate, Steps Into Traffic

    This story has been updated.A man who stabbed his 60-year-old roommate multiple times and then was hit by a vehicle has been arrested for the crime.Carmelo Rivera, 26, of Shelton, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, following an investigation into a stabbing and pedestrian struck incident during the early morning hours, said Shelton Police Det. Richard ...

  8. Police: Suspect Nabbed After Teen Planning On Meeting Prostitute Instead Becomes Robbery Victim

    Police: Suspect Nabbed After Teen Planning On Meeting Prostitute Instead Becomes Robbery Victim

    Police have made an arrest in connection with a teen who was robbed after he made a date to meet with a prostitute.The 19-year-old New Haven teen told Hamden Police police that on Oct. 5, 2018, he was scheduled to meet with a “prostitute” on State Street, but when he arrived he was approached by two men who told him they had a gun and began going through his pockets. They ...

  9. Two Juveniles Nabbed In Stamford Armed Robbery

    Two Juveniles Nabbed In Stamford Armed Robbery

    Stamford police have arrested two juveniles for an October 2018 armed hold-up of a 32-year-old Bridgeport man.The incident took place around 1:25 a.m. Oct. 30 on Ferro Drive, which is located in the eastside Cove neighborhood, said Stamford Police Lt. Thomas Scanlon.An investigation revealed that the victim, a 32-year-old Bridgeport resident,  had communicated with ...

  10. Central Connecticut State Plans To Fire Professors Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Students

    Central Connecticut State Plans To Fire Professors Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Students

    Central Connecticut State University announced that it is planning on firing two theater professors allegedly involved in sexual misconduct.Following a months-long investigation into the misconduct, President Zulma R. Toro announced Tuesday, Jan. 22 that she plans to fire the two longtime professors for allegedly having inappropriate relationships with more than one student, ...

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