12:11pm–Bridgeport–A sink hole on John Street traps a parked dump truck early this afternoon. There were no injuries and it did not impede traffic since it was close to the curb.
BRIDGEPORT, CT (March 10, 2011) – Bridgeport Firefighters Union Local 834 has ratified the tentative agreement between its membership and the City, which will result in $1.3 million in savings for the current year’s budget. The current year’s savings will result from two years of zero-percent pay increases, overtime cost avoidance, a hiring freeze and, a change in health care cost share payments from the current 12 percent to 25 percent by April 2011, effectively doubling the amount employees contribute to the cost of their health care coverage. The City anticipates that savings from the change in health care cost share payments over the life of the contract would total in excess of $1 million.
3:12AM–Bridgeport–Report of smoke in the 12th floor penthouse at Bridgeport Hospital…dint’ know they had a penthouse! Update–Security reports heavy smoke on the 12th floor near the elevators.
UPDATE–Fire Department issues special call for additional ladder unit to assist with smoke condition at Bridgeport Hospital. 3:31UPDATE–Fire Department finds an overheated electric motor for the elevator and recalls the alarm of fire.
Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport CT on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. A Pit Party will be held preceding both the Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m. shows.* All four shows also feature monster truck freestyle and racing competitions, Quad Wars and FMX.
Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000 or visit a Ticketmaster retail outlet.
Audio Highlights from Police Pursuit on I-95 in Fairfield. Norwalk, Fairfield and State Police chased a white Jeep Cherokee wanted for smash and grab robbery of a Radio Shack on Belden Ave. in Norwalk. The suspects eluded spike strips, tried to exit the highway and crashed. Here is the action from that chase, edited for time.
3:15am–Bridgeport–Armed Robbery on Fairfield Avenue. Police are looking for a a black male in his mid 40′s , about 6’1″ medium build with a black fedora, black mask, black gloves, black shoes black trench coat and possibly a white preacher collar involved in an armed robbery at 3486 Fairfield Avenue and he is armed with a shotgun.