MILFORD — Two bodies have been found in a Milford home and police are investigating it as a possible murder-suicide. Read more Milford……
Details remain light on the Southbury incident. Read more Southbury….
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9:26pm–#Bridgeport–Report of a man down and not responsive at the corner of Lafayette and Fairfield Avenue.
5:58pm–#Bridgeport–Stove fire on Ortega Avenue. Woman burnt her hand on grease as well. Fire department and EMTs on the way.
5:49pm–#Fairfield–Avoid ordering pasta at Cinch Restaurant on Mill Plain Road for the next couple of days. A male employee has his hand stuck in the pasta making machine. Fire and EMTs on the way.
10:44am–#Fairfield–Miller Nissan on 930 Kings Hwy East reported to police that several catalytic converts were stolen from vehicles overnight. These converters contain platinum which is valued at over $2,000 an ounce.
Shortly after 11pm Thursday night a report of a motorcycle colliding with a car at the northbound entrance of the Merritt Parkway shutdown the Black Rock Turnpike in both directions until approximately 4:30am as police investigated the accident.
Police tell us initial investigation lead them to believe the white BMW was driven a 53 year old woman driving from home from the Patterson Club on Cross Highway. The motorcyclist, a 25 year old man from Ludlowe, Mass. was traveling south on Black Rock Turnpike and attempted to “drop his bike” about thirty yards ahead to avoid the collision with the car.
During the day this intersection is busy with traffic but at night the traffic decrease significantly and the lights at the intersection switch to blinking yellow on Black Rock Turnpike and blinking red on Congress Street. The accident remains under investigation.
Saint Christopher must have been at work behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral Thursday night. According to the owner of the car that plunged down an embankment about one hundred feet, the car and a tractor trailer attempted to change lanes and collided. She said the car slid under the guard rail and down the embankment behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral on North Avenue. There were four teens in the car who initially refused medical treatment but were transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital for bumps and bruises.
On 09/19/2011 a man entered the Cumberland Farms Gas station located on 2525 East Main Street armed with a handgun. He pointed the firearm at the clerk’s head cocked the weapon and demanded money. The suspect took an undetermined amount of money and cigarettes. The suspect was further described as having blood shot eyes and scruffy hair. Suspect fled on foot. No injuries reported.
Who would be interested in that data, you ask? Law enforcement agencies, for starters, as well as insurance companies. Perhaps the most startling news to come out of the latest OnStar terms and conditions is the fact that the company can continue to collect the information even after you disconnect the service. Read the full story and GM’s new terms here….
On Tuesday 9/20/11 at 10:42 pm, the Fairfield Police received a report of a
burglary/home invasion from the victims of a home on the north end of Park
Avenue. Reported fleeing on foot, were three or four male suspects possibly
Hispanic with accents, they were wearing all black clothing and masks covering
their faces, one suspect had displayed a handgun.
Fairfield with the assistance of Bridgeport Police arrived to find two elderly
victims a husband and wife, frightened and injured from their attackers. They
reported being awakened by the sound of the doorbell ringing followed by glass
breaking. The husband entered the hallway and was confronted by one suspect
who held him brandishing a handgun. Two or three other suspects ran from room
to room going through his belongings. The wife stood by watching the suspects
and unable to assist her husband until they fled the home, at which time she
called “911”. As the suspects fled, the husband described what sounded like a
single gunshot from the outside.
Taken from the residence was a small amount of cash and jewelry. Through
interviews of the victims it is believed they were specifically targeted and this is
not a random act.
Officers and Detectives will continue the investigation working to provide
assistance to the victims and processing the scene to recover evidence.
Mayor Bill Finch is proud to announce that the City of Bridgeport is switching to single stream recycling, and expanding its partnership with Recyclebank, the national company that rewards residents for recycling through strategic partnerships, both local and national. City residents began receiving the new, blue recycling Toters in mid-August and deliveries are nearly complete throughout the City.
Residents were able to begin using the Toters for all their recyclables, including plastics #1-7, drink cartons, cardboard, glass, cans and foil containers, and all newspapers, junk mail and recycled paper.
Residents can sign up for Recyclebank rewards either by phone or online, and be eligible to receive points to use toward discounts and deals from hundreds of businesses, including many local firms that have signed on to the program.
“The more our residents recycle, the more money the City saves in tipping fees at the trash plant,” said Mayor Finch. “Single stream recycling is convenient for our residents — no more sorting, it all goes into the blue bin. And, by expanding our partnership with Recyclebank to include all city residents, it will make it even more attractive for everyone to recycle; the more residents recycle, the more points they will earn toward discounts they can use at local and national businesses.”
About Recyclebank: Recyclebank is the company that rewards residents for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from hundreds of businesses. In addition to savings from national partners like Ziploc and Bed Bath & Beyond, Bridgeport residents can use their rewards at local businesses such as Take Time Café, Big Y Markets, Luigi’s Italian Pastry and Subway, to name a few. While earning everyday savings, Bridgeport residents will have the opportunity to protect the environment, invigorate the local economy and keep their community clean by recycling.
BRIDGEPORT, CT (September 20, 2011) – Sidewalks have been installed, and storm drainage has been upgraded along Gilman Street in the City’s Black Rock neighborhood as part of the City’s Bridgeport@Work capital improvements plan.
Approximately 1,100 feet of new concrete sidewalks and curbs have been installed along Gilman from Courtland to the existing stone dust walking path that runs to St. Mary’s by the Sea. The stone dust walkways have been upgraded as well, in keeping with the natural setting along the water’s edge. The project cost $141,363.
“St. Mary’s by the Sea is one of the most popular attractions in our City. These sidewalk upgrades will make visiting the park a safer and more enjoyable experience.”
“This project will make it easier and safer for residents to walk along that section of Gilman Street where there were previously no sidewalks,” said 130th District Council representatives Susan Brannelly and Martin McCarthy, both of whom were supportive of this project in their district.