**Live Breaking News Feed**


3:43pm—Bridgeport CT–Firefighters on scene at 494 Amsterdam Avenue reporting there was an explosion at the back of this building, no fire, all occupants out for the building safely. Firefighters turning off gas to the building and requesting gas company to the scene.

11:36am–Norwalk CT–Firefighters rush to Flax Hill Park for someone or something under the ice.  Firefighters on scene confirm it is a dog and they are attempting a rescue.  UPDATE–Sad to report the dog did not make it.  Divers pulled from the water.


10:20pm–Bridgeport CT #Black Rock–A faulty cable at Brewster and Canfield Ave. has the Black Rock Section of the city in the dark. UI crews are on the scene making repairs.

9:28pm–Bridgeport CT–A two car accident at Islandbrook Ext. and Chopsey Hill Road with injuries to children in one of the vehicles.

5:28pm–#West Haven–Report of a structure fire at 241 Park Street. Heavy fire on 2nd and 3rd floors

2:56am–Fairfield CT–Car into a tree at Mill Plain Road and Carter Henry at the entrance to the train station.  Air bags deployed (not my mother in law).

1:44am–Bridgeport CT–Bartender at Side Effects on Connecticut Ave. calls police for a man with a gun.  A short time later police radio broadcasts  indicate they have a person stabbed and EMS was called to the scene.  After a short pursuit police detain the fleeing car from the scene on Seaview Ave.  Update–Police have one to booking from Seaview Ave.  Update–The gun was recovered by police.

1:01am–Bridgeport CT–Firefighters on the way to Crescent Street for wires sparking. Not sure who has power out. One truck with sirens to wake the East Side. UI already notified.


11:50pm–Derby CT–Cigarette smoke  triggered an automatic fire alarm on Minerva Street according to the fire department

7:49pm–Bridgeport CT–Pan Del Cielo Bakery at 1521 East Main Street was just robbed at gunpoint by a tall heavy black male in a black hoodie and khaki pants. When the robber pulled out the gun the store keeper ran to the back and locked themselves in the bathroom.

6:39pm–Fairfield CT—Firefighters are on scene of a water flow problem at 1975 Black Rock Turnpike at Shop Rite, but they say the water is coming from the Webster Bank.

Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.

cttraffic–Route 188 –Today’s car fire is in #Oxford CT in the 600 block of Quaker Farms Road just past the split near the farm. In other news there was news in Oxford today…..

3:29pm–New Canaan CT–Report of smoke coming from an apartment at 186 Lakeview Ave. possible structure fire. Firefighters on the way.

ATTENTION MERCHANTS–There was an attempt to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at Staples in Fairfield just now.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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