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  1. Norwalk Police K9 Sniffs Out Packages After Reports of 'Dead Dropping'

    Norwalk Police K9 Sniffs Out Packages After Reports of 'Dead Dropping'

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Reports of drug dealers using FedEx to ship narcotics recently drew Norwalk police investigators to a FedEx store in Stamford, police said.The phenomenon of shipping drugs through a parcel delivery service is known as a "dead drop," according to police. The packages are often shipped to a false address, tracked online and then retrieved once they have been ...

  2. Bridgeport Police: Woman, 50, Pepper-Sprayed Students At Bassick High

    Bridgeport Police: Woman, 50, Pepper-Sprayed Students At Bassick High

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 50-year-old Bridgeport woman in a wheelchair was arrested Tuesday after forcing a lockdown at Bassick High School by spraying pepper spray at students, according to the Connecticut Post.Yvonne Young of Lenox Avenue — who has one leg — had gone to the school to speak to the principal because her daughter had been bullied, according to the Post. She made her way to ...

  3. A 'Valentine's Day Massacre' Comes To Stratford

    A 'Valentine's Day Massacre' Comes To Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Fright Haven will be delivering bloody Valentines during what it’s calling the "Valentine’s Day Massacre."Billed as Connecticut’s “largest and scariest indoor haunted house,” the business will be offering several new attractions and a host of new scares this year, according to a statement.For two nights only – from 7-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday – the ...

  4. Scam Alert: Connecticut's Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of IRS Email Scam

    Scam Alert: Connecticut's Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of IRS Email Scam

    The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) on Tuesday issued a statement warning people about an IRS email scam that has been making the rounds in recent tax seasons.Scammers have been known to call, email or text their victims in order to obtain information they can then use to their own benefit. In some cases, according to the DCP, scammers claim to be from a bank or ...

  5. Unlocked Cars Feeding Crime Spree In Ridgefield, Police Say

    Unlocked Cars Feeding Crime Spree In Ridgefield, Police Say

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – A rash of incidents involving stolen cars or items stolen from cars has driven Ridgefield police to call on vehicle owners to lock their car doors and not leave valuables in plain sight.The incidents, which have all taken place in the past few days, have occurred on numerous Ridgefield streets, police said. Nearly all the incidents have one thing in common: car ...

  6. How Good Is Your Photo?  Let Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Decide

    How Good Is Your Photo? Let Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Decide

    WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce is seeking a “quintessential” community photograph to grace the cover of its 2017-18 Visitors/Membership Guide.To find the perfect photo, the Chamber will be running a photo contest, according to organizers, who said that a similar contest in 2015 received more than 1,000 entries from dozens of local amateur and professional ...

  7. Fairfield Immigration Talk To Focus On Barriers To U.S. Citizenship

    Fairfield Immigration Talk To Focus On Barriers To U.S. Citizenship

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The hot-button topic of immigration will be the focus of an upcoming talk at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.Sponsored by the Fairfield League of Women Voters, the free event's featured speaker – Alicia Kinsman – is director and managing attorney for immigration legal services with the International Institute of Connecticut, a nonprofit agency offering ...

  8. Westport Police Program Cuts Costs, Earns Statewide Recognition

    Westport Police Program Cuts Costs, Earns Statewide Recognition

    WESTPORT, Conn. – A Westport Police Department program credited with improving officer health and morale has been recognized by the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Association.Developed by Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas, the customized Wellness Program in its first year has been credited with reducing the department’s sick time, overtime costs and medical-only claims, ...

  9. Connecticut State Police K-9 Silver Receives Protective Vest From Nonprofit

    Connecticut State Police K-9 Silver Receives Protective Vest From Nonprofit

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-proof vests for police K-9s has come to the assistance of Connecticut State Police K-9 Silver.According to a statement from the law enforcement agency, Vested Interest in K9s Inc. has supplied Silver with a protective vest embroidered with the statement “In Memory of K-9 Ike, Vancouver Police Department.”K-9 ...

  10. Tickets Now Available For Near & Far Aid's Spring Gala In Westport

    Tickets Now Available For Near & Far Aid's Spring Gala In Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Tickets are now available for Near & Far Aid’s 22nd annual Spring Gala.The event, scheduled for March 3 at the flagship Mitchells store in Westport, is designed to raise money for Fairfield County’s povery-fighting organizations, according to organizers.“We’re one step closer to this amazing evening and are optimistic that we will surpass our fundraising ...

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