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  1. Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public of a wave of scams occurring at public rest areas. Several people have contacted the state police in recent weeks regarding strangers approaching them at rest stops and asking for money, state police said. The strangers claim they do not have money for gas or have left their wallets at home, according to state ...

  2. Toy Drive By Fairfield Police To Benefit Newtown Kindness Foundation

    Toy Drive By Fairfield Police To Benefit Newtown Kindness Foundation

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department is aiming to brighten the holidays with a pair of events to benefit Bridgeport Hospital, the Save the Children Foundation and the Newtown Kindness Foundation.The first event, the department’s annual holiday toy drive, has begun and will last until Wednesday, Dec. 21.Drop-off locations include Fairfield Police Headquarters, the ...

  3. Brookfield Police Alert Residents To Wave Of Thefts From Vehicles

    Brookfield Police Alert Residents To Wave Of Thefts From Vehicles

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Brookfield police are alerting the public to a new round of thefts from unlocked vehicles.The thefts have occurred throughout the town over the last few evenings, police said.Police urge residents to take all valuables inside their homes at night and to lock up their vehicles.Anyone with information related to the thefts is asked to contact Brookfield police ...

  4. Come Hear Handel's 'Messiah' In Danbury

    Come Hear Handel's 'Messiah' In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Music Centre's Danbury Concert Chorus will perform Handel's “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave. The event will also feature members of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, along with soloists Amy Goldin, soprano; Kirsten Sollek, mezzosoprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; and Joseph Beutel, bass.Funding for the ...

  5. Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

    Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury police have arrested a 43-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault and other charges, authorities said. The arrest stemmed from a complaint the Danbury Police Department received on June 28 involving the sexual abuse of two female minors on separate occasions, according to police. The suspect, identified as Luis Fernando Pesantez, was an  acquaintance ...

  6. Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is hosting a new exhibit exploring the region’s ancient past.“The Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs” will feature a series of remarkable fossil discoveries, including many from the Connecticut Valley.The show, which opens Saturday, Nov. 19, and runs through July 16, will trace the history of the state’s early ...

  7. Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive with ties to Bridgeport. Cesar David Martinez, 31, also known as Cesar D. Martinez-Nolasko, failed to appear Tuesday for the first day of his manslaughter trial at Bridgeport Superior Court, state police said. A re-arrest warrant has been issued for Martinez on a charge of ...

  8. Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport will celebrate an outdoor Mass on All Souls Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road. The Mass, offered for all the deceased bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women and lay faithful in the diocese, will be open to the public and take place ...

  9. Bridgeport Brothers Plead Guilty To Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    Bridgeport Brothers Plead Guilty To Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Two brothers from Bridgeport pleaded guilty to federal heroin charges in connection with two overdoses earlier this year, one of which was fatal, authorities said. Erick Delgado, 39, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of distribution of heroin in Bridgeport federal court. His brother, Anoris "Alex" Delgado, 28, pleaded guilty to the same charge on ...

  10. Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Newtown Man On I-84

    Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Newtown Man On I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A 38-year-old Danbury man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a Newtown man who was driving to work on I-84 in Danbury in January 2000, prosecutors said.U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven also sentenced Alex Garcia to five years of supervised release after his prison term. Garcia had pleaded guilty June 15 to ...

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