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  1. Workers Tracking 'Putrid Smell' Make Grisly Discovery At Bridgeport Court

    Workers Tracking 'Putrid Smell' Make Grisly Discovery At Bridgeport Court

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Court officials tracking a “putrid smell” at the Golden Hill Street courthouse made a gruesome discovery Wednesday — two decapitated chickens under a bench, according to the Connecticut Post.The chickens, decorated in gold, green and silver glitter, were found feet up in the large arraignment court, the Post said.And this isn’t the first time: Decapitated chickens ...

  2. Bridgeport Fire And Police Extinguish Truck Blaze In The Nick Of Time

    Bridgeport Fire And Police Extinguish Truck Blaze In The Nick Of Time

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Firefighters put out a blaze on a welder’s truck on East Main Street before it reached any explosive materials Thursday morning, according to a report in the Connecticut Post.Fire and police personnel reached the fully involved fire around mid-morning and it was extinguished by 10:20 a.m., the Post said.Read the full story here.

  3. Longtime Westport PAL Athletic Director Retiring This Spring

    Longtime Westport PAL Athletic Director Retiring This Spring

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) Athletic Director Carmen Roda has announced that he will retire from his position this spring.“It was never about the money, championships or personal praises, but for the kids and their experiences within our programs, “ Roda said.Westport Police Athletic League President Ned Batlin thanked Roda for his vision, dedication and ...

  4. Win A Meal A Day For A Year In B.GOOD Customer of The Year Contest

    Win A Meal A Day For A Year In B.GOOD Customer of The Year Contest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Are you a loyal B.GOOD customer?Have you got what it takes to be their 2018 Customer of the Year?The restaurant chain, which has locations in Fairfield and Greenwich, announced this week it’s searching for that special someone who will receive, among other things, a free meal a day for a year.“Customer of the Year has been a long-standing tradition for B.GOOD ...

  5. Shelton Police: Man, 45, Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old He Met Online

    Shelton Police: Man, 45, Sexually Assaulted 17-Year-Old He Met Online

    SHELTON, Conn. —A 45-year-old Torrington man was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl he met online when she fell asleep in his car, police said.In March 2017, the girl told officers at the Shelton Police Youth Bureau that she met Christopher Galvin in an online chat room in 2013 when she was 13 years old, police said.Galvin told her he was 22 and the two became ...

  6. Struggling Prisoner Bites Police Officers In Bridgeport Lock-Up

    Struggling Prisoner Bites Police Officers In Bridgeport Lock-Up

    BRIDGEPORT — Several police officers suffered bites and strains Wednesday morning when a person in custody started struggling, according to police spokesman Av Harris.The prisoner, who was not named, injured officers who were trying to restrain him as prisoners were being assembled for transport, police said.Several officers and detectives were required to detain and handcuff the ...

  7. Swans Secure Safe Harbor In Bridgeport During Light Rain Shower

    Swans Secure Safe Harbor In Bridgeport During Light Rain Shower

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Six swans rode out the chilly drizzle in a cove off Black Rock Harbor Wednesday morning.While some parts of the county saw snowfall, Bridgeport had a light rain and temperatures in the mid-30s by late morning.

  8. Do You Know Him? Fairfield Police Seek Suspect In Wallet Thefts

    Do You Know Him? Fairfield Police Seek Suspect In Wallet Thefts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police are searching for a man believed to have stolen wallets and cash at supermarkets in Fairfield and Westport.Fairfield police released an image of the suspect and his car taken from Stop & Shop surveillance.On Nov. 19, several Stop & Shop and Whole Foods customers told Fairfield police their wallets or cash had been removed from their handbags while they ...

  9. Wallet Grab May Be Related to Rash Of Grocery Store Thefts In Fairfield

    Wallet Grab May Be Related to Rash Of Grocery Store Thefts In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman whose wallet was stolen at Stop & Shop Monday told officers later that day that the thief had already tried to rack up nearly $6,000 in credit card charges, police said.The woman said she left her wallet in her shopping cart and noticed it was missing when she went to pay for her groceries around 2 p.m., police said.The $20 wallet contained credit and ...

  10. It's Official: Former Bridgeport Mayor Takes Top Post At Discovery Museum

    It's Official: Former Bridgeport Mayor Takes Top Post At Discovery Museum

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Former Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is the new executive director of the Discovery Museum.On Tuesday, the museum announced the former mayor and state senator has officially started in the top post at the 60-year-old Park Avenue museum."I've always been a big fan of the Discovery Museum," said Finch, who grew up nearby. "That plays a major role in my ...

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