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.

Bridgeport Police Academy Graduation

24 members of the 34th police academy training class in Bridgeport graduated at the city's Common Council chambers Friday night. Chief Gaudette told the graduating class "I am asking you to always treat people like a member of your family because all these people are part of the community you serve." They were led by the Police Department's Honor Guard and retired police detective Peter Stevens playing the U.S. Marine Hymn on the bagpipe. Those graduating the academy were: Phillip Norris Jr., Michael R. Carter, Eliud Henry II, David W. Rivera, John Carrano Jr, Jonathan Duharte, Eric R. Schneider, Timothy Leonard, Jamie Jarrett, Daniel Paz, Fabio W. Pereira, Michael Stanitis, Christopher Zaleta, Marie Cetti, Ean Smith, Clinton Jarvis Jr., Thomas…

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Shooting in Fairfield on Fairchild Avenue

Shortly after 5pm police were called to American Customs at 264 Fairchild Avenue.  Two employees were handling a gun when it discharged, the bullet went through a door, through a wall and struck the victim in the chest.  He is being operated on at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport for non-life threatening injuries.

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Bridgeport’s 17th Homicide

Approximately 1:30 on Thursday an officer on patrol, came upon a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road on Vine St. near Coleman St. The operator of the vehicle advised the officer that he found the victim lying in the street. Upon checking on the victim the officer found that the victim had been shot and called for assistance and medics. The victim remained conscious and advised the officers that he had been shot down the street referring to Park Ave. The victim has been known to frequent the area. Medics arrived and transported the victim to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where the victim later expired in the OR at 0630. Police request that anyone with information contact the…

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Stubborn Fire in Fairfield

Fairfield Firefighters were on scene at 779 Stratfield Road right before 7pm Sunday night for a very stubborn chimney fire.  Firefighters said the chimney is very large and has 4 flues.  They suspect heavy creasoe was to blame.  Firefighters first tried to contain the blaze with portable fire extinguishers but had to resort to a hose when the flames persisted.  The fire department departed the scene at 9:50pm.

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Happenings NOW 10-30 thru 11-3-2011

[SlideDeck id='494' width='100%' height='400px'] [caption id="attachment_3712" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Quick! Professional and Insured!"][/caption] 11:15am--#ctfire #Westport-- Fire department on scene at The Gap, 37 Main Street for a carbon monoxide detector sounding and one person with symptoms. 10:52pm--Fairfield--Fairfield Motor Inn on the Post Road is a group of males banging on the front door. A room next to the office called police, the woman working the desk is frightened and asked the room to call the police. Mischief Night Fairfield-- Calls all over town just received at 9:58pm-Glenn Arden Drive, Marlborough Terrace, Pratt Street, Lewis Drive. Kids toilet papering, shaving cream, overturning recycling bins. 9:37pm--Southport--Kids near the Southport Train Station smashing pumpkins and squirting shaving cream all over. When approached by complainant,…

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Happenings NOW 10-29-2011

[SlideDeck id='494' width='100%' height='400px'] Reports of power outage in Lower Easton between South Park Ave & Sport Hill. Tree down or do you need snowplowing? Call George the Treeman 203 256-1021 Seymour fire officials super busy with down trees and power lines.  Old Ansonia Road, Maple Street and Colony Street seem to be the busiest. CL&P has 23 towns 100% without power and 32 towns with 90% or greater. Ridgefield--State Rep Joh Frey @johnfrey tweeting 100%  of Ridgefield without power. We have been emergency officials are extremely busy with down lines, trees and stranded motorists, but I didn't realize the whole town is dark! 1:00am--#Fairfield--Assault at the Seagrape, woman in Superwoman costume assaulted by boyfriend. 12:12am--Ridgefield--Two cars crushed by a…

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Dark Carnival at City Lights

" Lurking into City Lights on October 27th is "The Dark Carnival": featuring a vast array of breathtaking imagery crafted by a talented menagerie of 13 award winning artists."  On display until November 30th. City Lights Gallery 37 Markle Court in Bridgeport 203-334-7748 http://www.citylightsgallery.org Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 11:30AM - 5:00PM Saturday, 11:30PM - 5:00PM or by appt.

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Flurry of Activity For Fairfield Fire Today

2:05pm--#Fairfield--A flurry of activity kept Fairfield Fire Department very busy. At 67 Kings Highway East there was a report of a structure fire, but there was a language barrier from a third person caller that the house was on fire with a baby with the baby’s grandmother inside. A recall was quickly put in with no structure fire. Fire crews were at the training grounds and were dispatched to this call very quickly. In the mean time, firefighters were also on the scene Hulls Farm Road for a medical emergency, a vehicle lockout a Ralley’s Hot Dogs on Post Road and a car accident with airbag deployment at TD Bank North at Post Road near Ruane Street.

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