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.

Mom Arrested for Cheering at Daughter’s Graduation

South Carolina--A Myrtle Beach teen's high school graduation on Saturday was ruined when her excited mom, Shannon Cooper, was arrested for cheering.   Although parents were reportedly warned that they would be asked to leave the auditorium where the ceremony was held if they applauded for individual students receiving their diplomas.....Read Full Story Here......

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Walker Survives Recall Election In Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers. Associated Press has the full story here...... Impact for the White House:

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Warrant Issued In 10th Homicide-Bridgeport

Bridgeport Police Detective Bureau, was able to secure an arrest warrant for 51 yr. old Mario Chavez, Bridgeport resident, charging him with MURDER, with a court set Bond of $ 900,00.00. Mr. Chavez has been identified as the responsible individual for the stabbing of Francisco Barbosa 23 yr.old, that intervene on a street fight that occurred on May 27, 2012, in front of 573 Arctic Street. Anyone with information to the location of Mr. Chavez, is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 203-581-5201 or Lt. Chris LaMaine at 203-581-5206. All information will be kept confidential.

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Happenings NOW 6/5 thru 6/7 2012

6/7/2012 11:47pm--Westport -- I-95 southbound by exit 17 for a rollover accident and a report of ejected passengers.  UPDATE--Early reports indicate at least one death in this accident. 9:54pm--Bridgeport--A man was just brought by a friend  into St. Vincent's Hospital with very serious injuries after being beaten with a baseball bat. Police were also called because the victim had a weapon on him.  Victim is not cooperating where or when the assault took place. 9:16pm--#Fairfield--Strong odor of electrical burning 600 block of Sasco Hill Road. Fire department on scene nothing showing from the road. :10am--Bridgeport--High speed chase starting on North Ave. towards downtown winds up on Housatonic Ave , back to North Ave. with suspect throwing things out the window. …

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Gun Violence Summit in Bridgeport

Mayor Bill Finch and Governor Dannel Malloy’s Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Michael Lawlor, working together with state and federal law enforcement representatives, hosted a public forum at Kolbe Cathedral High School. The forum brought together representatives from nonprofits, health care providers, education, after school providers, clergy, business community, neighborhood representatives, community members and those whose lives have been touched by violence. The meeting in its entirety  can be viewed here: Public Official Comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW1P5XgtfEM  and Public Comments at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uFdkxNRPmc   This is the first of two to strategize solutions to the recent uptick in gun violence in the City. A second forum will be held on June 26 at 6 p.m at Housatonic Community College.

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Easton--Another mother who lost her son on 9/11 once told Eunice Hanson she was "floating on a pillow of kindness and love" as a result of the outpouring of generosity from the first responders and community.  Ms. Hanson used those words to describe the gratitude she felt to the Easton community for completing the 9/11 memorial, which adorns the grounds in front of the library. She thanked members of the memorial and building committees for their "labor of love."  Easton Courier has the bull story here......

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Salvation Army Helps 800 Families

Extra police were called in to assist in traffic at the old bus station in Bridgeport Monday afternoon.  Over 800 families were helped as the Salvation Army distributed food and supplies to the needy with the help of the Feed the Children, Holiday Inn of Bridgeport, McDonald's and Cirtin Cooperman.    Eunice Champlin of the Salvation Army told us that unemployment is certainly a factor in the great need in the Bridgeport, Norwalk and New Haven area. "This is a little bit a bonus for them" she told us.  Those that are in need or would like to donate can contact them at 30 Elm Street , Bridgeport, CT , (203) 334-0995  or http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/ for you area.

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Tax Delinquent Notices Sent Out Erroneously to Fairfield Taxpayers

On Friday, June 1, 2012, the Town of Fairfield’s Tax Collector Department mailed over 7000 tax delinquent notices to Fairfield taxpayers. A glitch in the software conversion system failed to filter out notices stating that taxpayers owe notices of $2 or less. Any taxpayer who received a notice owing $2 or less should ignore that notice. Fiscal Officer Paul Hiller said, “The Town regrets this error and will correct this problem immediately. Any taxpayer who had received this notice will have their account corrected.”  Anyone who has questions about this glitch, may call the Tax Collector’s office at 203-256-3100.

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