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  1. Judge: Easton Murder Suspect Will Not Provide New Fingerprints ... For Now

    Judge: Easton Murder Suspect Will Not Provide New Fingerprints ... For Now

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – An Easton man accused of shooting his parents to death will not have to provide law enforcement with enhanced fingerprints until prosecutors provide evidence of unidentified fingerprints on items taken from the crime scenes, according to the Connecticut Post.Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin denied the prosecution’s motion before adjourning the Kyle Navin's case ...

  2. The WorkPlace In Bridgeport Wins $400K Grant To Develop Retail Jobs

    The WorkPlace In Bridgeport Wins $400K Grant To Develop Retail Jobs

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Bridgeport-based organization that provides job training and educational opportunities for the good of employees and employers has been awarded a $400,000 grant that is expected to aid 300 people in southwest Connecticut.The WorkPlace at 350 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, is one of 10 workforce development boards, or WBDs, in the country to receive the grant, which ...

  3. Westport School Board Looks To Fill Vacancy

    Westport School Board Looks To Fill Vacancy

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Board of Education is seeking to fill a seat soon to be left open when Trustee Brett Aronow resigns, according to a statement from the school district.The board will appoint a registered Democrat to fill Aronow's position until an election can be held in November of next year, the district said.According to the board, anyone interested in the position ...

  4. Former Wesleyan Footballer Gets House Arrest, Probation For Drug Sale

    Former Wesleyan Footballer Gets House Arrest, Probation For Drug Sale

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 22-year-old former Wesleyan University football player was sentenced Tuesday to six months of house arrest for selling a synthetic hallucinogenic drug that caused one student to overdose, according to authorities.Ryan Welch of Salem, Mass., was widely known on the football team as the source for the drug “2C-B,” according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Deirdre ...

  5. Connecticut Ranks Among Strictest States For Drunken Driving

    Connecticut Ranks Among Strictest States For Drunken Driving

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – New statistics measuring the strictness of each state on drunken driving-related criminal offenses lists Connecticut as the seventh strictest state in the country, according to the consumer finance website WalletHub.Though alcohol-impaired driving still accounted for 31 percent of motor vehicle deaths in 2014, experts say the general trends have such deaths on ...

  6. Mosquitoes In Stratford Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    Mosquitoes In Stratford Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Mosquitoes trapped earlier this month at Beacon Point in Stratford have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Stratford Star website.The Stratford Health Department warned Tuesday that town residents should “double-down on taking precautions” against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants and using insect repellent, according to the ...

  7. Eversource Offers Top Tips To Keep Cool And Save Energy During Heat Wave

    Eversource Offers Top Tips To Keep Cool And Save Energy During Heat Wave

    Oppressive temperatures are expected to strike the region this weekend, causing a greater strain on the electrical system.“Typically the demand for electricity grows by 75 percent during peak summer months,” said Steve Gilkey, vice president of electric field operations for Eversource in Connecticut. “We prepare well in advance of the summer months to ensure the system is able to handle ...

  8. Bridgeport Man Accused Of Taking Joy Ride Through Trumbull Theater Lot

    Bridgeport Man Accused Of Taking Joy Ride Through Trumbull Theater Lot

    TRUMBULL, Conn. – A Bridgeport man accused of doing high-speed doughnuts in the parking lot of a local movie theater with a woman in the front passenger seat mooning onlookers has been arrested, according to the Connecticut Post.Mark Dunbar of Randall Avenue, Bridgeport, was taken into custody Wednesday by officers investigating the July 2 incident, according to the Post, which reported ...

  9. Westport To Open Cooling Centers This Weekend As Heat Indexes Rise

    Westport To Open Cooling Centers This Weekend As Heat Indexes Rise

    WESTPORT, Conn. – With heat indexes expected to reach above 100 degrees this weekend, the town of Westport has opted to open cooling centers to accommodate those without air conditioning.The Westport Center for Senior Activities at 21 Imperial Ave. will open from 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, according to a statement from the town.A second cooling ...

  10. Bridgeport Stalking Incident Stokes Fears of Terrorism

    Bridgeport Stalking Incident Stokes Fears of Terrorism

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Suspecting a link to terrorism when they found a Turkish citizen in a car with two passports, $14,000 cash and multiple large jugs full of an unidentified liquid, Bridgeport police on Sunday called in a bomb sniffing dog, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Connecticut Post.There were no apparent links between any terrorists groups and ...

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