“A man believed to be a disgruntled employee of Whole Foods Market, who started trashing merchandise in the store Wednesday, was chased on foot by police onto Interstate 95 during heavy rush-hour traffic before being subdued by police using a stun gun.” Read full story….
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6:31pm–#Fairfield–Sacred Heart University–Security trying to apprehend a black male and a black female as they were showing nude pictures to students and trying sell things and get credit card info from the students. The male is fleeing on Park Ave. on foot, police on the way.
5:40pm–#Bridgeport–Fire department on scene of Third Street and Connecticut Ave. with an outdoor odor of gas verified.
12:19pm–#Bridgeport #ctfire–Fire department on the way to 158 Frank Street for carbon monoxide poisoning. . Everyone is out of the house several residents already at the hospital being treated for CO poisoning.
A student released pepper spray inside a classroom at Derby High School at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters said. Read full story….
Results of the Nation’s Report Card released Tuesday show fewer than half of 4th- and 8th-grade students are proficient in math and reading–far short of the federal No Child Left Behind goal of 100 percent proficiency in three years. Read full story….
The State Police Major Crime Squad will investigate the Nov. 13 death of a local man after police used their electronic control device in an attempt to get him into custody. Read full story…..
An out of state driver possibly unfamiliar with the area and the need to use extra caution at the traffic circle on Route in Fairfield shortly after 9pm Sunday night. The vehicle missed all the islands, went airborne and hit a tree about ten feet off the ground before coming to a rest on its side. The fire department had to remove and extricate the driver through the windshield. The driver was alert and appeared to have non-life threatening injuries. Fairfield Police have begun their investigation to the cause of the accident.
Easton motorcyclist Jim Nassetta is lucky to be alive after being hit by a falling tree on Moorehouse Road in Easton. Police tell me apparently a homeowner was cutting down a tree on his property when the guide rope broke landing the tree in the road an not on his property. Not only did the motorcyclist avoid serious injury from hitting the tree or flying over the handlebars but he also avoided being electrocuted by the downed power line that was inches from his head!
Thieves have nabbed a 3-foot-long copper sword atop Lincoln’s Tomb in what is believed to be the first theft at the site in more than a century. Read Full Story….
A fast moving fire and a breezy night caused two three story apartments to go up in flames shortly after 5pm Friday night. The fire appeared to have started in a first floor bedroom at the 350/252 Hanover Street building and burning embers started the 354/356 building. A narrow alley way approximately eight feet separates the two buildings. All tennants quickly and safely evacuated the buildings. Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Martin estimates there can be eight to twelve families burned out of their homes between the two buildings. The Red Cross is helping find shelter for them. One firefighter stepped on a nail and was taken to the hospital; there were no other injuries. The Fire Marshall was called to the scene and the investigation is underway.
Mayor Finch was on hand to cut the ribbon opening a new upscale, relaxed atmosphere restaurant at 269 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. The name Bare originates to bringing the building to bare it’s history, Tapas is a Mediterranean style appetizers and Vino, of course meaning wine or for Bare a wine lounge. This is a sneak peak along with the ribbon cutting. We will be giving you a in depth look at the restaurant and its menu in the next day or two.