Month: August 2022

Trumbull Police Warn On Scams

The Trumbull Police Department would like to warn the public about a recent increase of scamstargeting senior citizens. Even though the police may be made aware of these types of cases,they can be difficult to investigate because many times the suspects are in another country orquickly leave the scene where very little suspect information is available. Also, due tothe complexity of these cases, the victims most likely will not get their money or valuables back. There are numerous types of scams, and a few are described as follows: The caller claimed to be a family member that has an illness or was arrested. This callerwill put urgency into helping them and tell the victim not to contact anyone, especiallythe police.The…

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Bridgeport News: Attic Fire

2022-08-09@1:51pm--Firefighters were called for smoke in the attic on Cogswell Street. When they arrived they found a fire in the attic. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire with two hose lines. Everyone made it out of the two-family home safely and there were no reported injuries. https://youtu.be/aYHpCr0PgO8

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SUV Safety

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, called for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) action to address child deaths due to frontovers. Recent demonstrations by investigative reporters have shown blind zones in front of some cars to be as big as 16 feet, obstructing children from view and putting them at risk of being run over. “I am extremely troubled that large blind zones in front of SUVs are reportedly causing senseless deaths of children. In such instances, called ‘frontovers,’ tragedy strikes because a child in front of the car is not visible above the car’s hood and no warning occurs,” wrote Blumenthal to NHTSA Administrator Dr. Stephen Cliff. “I am sure you agree that…

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Bridgeport News: Apartment Building Fire

Video Report-2022-08-08@9:12pm--#Bridgeport CT-- #cttraffic-- Firefighters were called for smoke on the third floor at 1430 Fairfield Avenue. When firefighters first arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the 3rd floor. Within minutes they reported a working fire with heavy fire showing from the left side of the building. Firefighters made sure everyone made it out of the building and began battling the fire. Within 45 minutes they had the bulk of the fire knocked down. I saw one firefighter being checked out by EMS for heat fatigue. Bridgeport Firefighters have been working without a contract for TWO YEARS now. Come on Joe, you can do better !! https://youtu.be/TXUyCEC7nB4

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Inflation Reduction Act

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after the Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act, a measure to cut costs for consumers, lower drug prices, and make historic investments in clean energy: “The Inflation Reduction Act is history-making and record-setting. This bill will save money, it will save lives, and it will help save the planet.” “Our bill will cut costs for consumers. It will help families better afford groceries, gas, and utilities while billionaire tax cheats will finally have to pay their fair share. Democrats have fought for years to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices which will result in huge savings for seniors. This bill is the largest investment and most important action to fight climate…

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LEGISLATION SIGNED STRENGTHENING CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING STANDARDS

(WATERBURY, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law Public Act 22-49, which will align Connecticut’s standards on childhood lead poisoning with federal standards and help alleviate the risks associated with it. The governor proposed the legislation earlier this year as part of his package of priorities for the legislative session, explaining that the state needs to proactively do a better job of protecting children from lead poisoning.The governor discussed the importance of the new law today during an event on the topic in Waterbury, a city where 72% of its housing units were built before 1978, making the presence of lead likely now or in the past. Waterbury has embraced the issue of addressing…

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