2019-11-14@11:53pm–#Bridgeport CT– Don’t go to sleep yet! Report of an odor of gas indoors at 806 William Street on the second floor. Here come a bunch of firetrucks to wake you up!
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2019-11-14 @ 6:42pm–#Fairfield CT– Police are investigating a crash that involved six vehicles on the small one-way street of Grace Street off Jennings Road. So far, no reported injuries.
Bridgeport Police once again took to Twitter like President Trump to update the press on the pursuit, did not mention the location of the pursuit, or that three that were apprehended were juveniles nor that they were in a stolen car that was one out of four stolen from the northern part of the state earlier. The tweet also did not mention that one person is still at large. The tweet also failed to mention one of the suspects had a gun and was arrested on gun charges.
2019-11-14@2:47pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police pursued a vehicle on East Main Street to Boston and Noble Avenue near Tomlinson’s where they crashed and they fled on foot. Two are in custody. One suspect fled towards Beardsley School prompting a lock down of the school according to radio reports. The third suspect is now in custody on Locust Street.
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2019-11-14@12:30pm–#Southport CT–According to radio reports a male senior citizen crashed into three cars in the back lot of Fred’s Car Wash at 3400 Post Rd, Southport. No word on any injuries.
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#WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Senate Commerce Committee approved legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) – Chairman and Ranking Member of the Commerce Subcommittee with jurisdiction over the health and safety of U.S. Olympic and amateur athletes – that would dramatically reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The legislation will now be considered by the full Senate.
Moran and Blumenthal introduced their sweeping reform bill in July following an eighteen-month investigation into systemic abuse within the U.S. Olympic movement. The joint inquiry included four subcommittee hearings, interviews with Olympic athletes and survivors, and the retrieval of over 70,000 pages of documents. Click here to read the senators’ full investigative report, findings, and recommendations, and here for a one-page summary of the bill.
“Today, the Commerce Committee moved us one step closer to passage of our sweeping reform legislation. We are grateful to our colleagues who provided support and input in the lead-up to today’s vote, helping us create an even stronger version of this legislation,” Moran and Blumenthal said.
“We could not have reached this moment without the community of survivors – athletes who traveled to Washington countless times, shared their stories, and demanded change. We told these survivors that while powerful institutions had failed them in the past, we weren’t going to. We intend to keep that promise, and look forward to moving ahead with this legislation on the Senate Floor.”
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Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today warned Eversource consumers that scammers may have gained access to customer account numbers and have been using this information in attempts to defraud consumers. Complaints to the Office of the Attorney General regarding robocall utility shut-off scams continue to increase and consumers are advised to be vigilant.
The scam involves a “spoofed” call purporting to be from Eversource. In some cases, the scammer may demand to install a new meter and threaten to shut off power if not immediately paid $300. In other cases, the scammer may also demand payment of an alleged overdue balance, and threaten immediate shut off. Threatening service disconnection is a common scam, and fraudsters have previously impersonated other utilities to try to get access to credit card information.
The Office of the Attorney General has begun to receive new reports now that scammers may have access to accurate customer account numbers, making it even harder for consumers to detect the scam. The Office of the Attorney General is working with Eversource to determine how scammers acquired the information.
Attorney General William Tong, state Sen. Christine Cohen, Department of Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner Arunan Arulampalam and state Rep. Sean Scanlon will hold a forum tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Nathanael B. Green Community Center in Guilford on combating the increase in robocalls. This latest Eversource scam will be among the topics discussed. During the forum, Attorney General Tong and state officials will be joined by representatives from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau and the Connecticut Alliance of Retired Americans, and will discuss ways to avoid falling victim to a robocall, how to report a spam call, the various types of robocalls, and measures the Office of the Attorney General and state legislature are taking to address the issue.
“This scam is widespread and fraudsters may be increasing in sophistication. I am alarmed and concerned that scammers may now have access to customer account numbers. This will make it even harder for consumers to detect and avoid this scam. We are working to determine how scammers acquired this information,” said Attorney General William Tong. “Your utility will never ask for instant payment and cannot threaten shutoff without prior written warning. If you receive this call, hang up the phone and do not pay a cent.”
“If you don’t believe that you owe Eversource money, you probably don’t,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “Scammers with even a little bit of your personal or account information can seem incredibly convincing. It’s important to remember that Eversource will never threaten to turn off your power within hours or minutes, and no one should have to give you your account number over the phone. If someone pressures you to pay immediately, don’t fall for it and hang up the phone.”
If you receive a suspicious call regarding your Eversource account, hang up the phone. You can verify the status of your account by contacting Eversource directly at 800-286-2000. You can also contact the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Unit at 860-808-5420. To report a scam using the Attorney General’s online complaint system, click here.
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