Car Crashes Into Tree On Reservoir Avenue-Bpt.

Just before 10pm police came across a car that crashed into a tree on Reservoir Avenue between City View Avenue and Grandview Avenue Monday night. Although the driver was not trapped he was injured and police called the firefighters to assist getting him out of the car, as you can see was on a steep angle. The driver was transported to a local hospital, the extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

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Happenings NOW thru 7-16-2012

[SlideDeck id='494' width='100%' height='400px'] ‎ **Live Breaking News Feed** 7/16/2012 12:11pm--Fairfield--Firefighters have clear Independence Hall after an earlier report of a white powder found inside a tissue box. It was determined to be lint from the tissues themselves. 12:40am--#Fairfield--Man has lacerations after going through a door at the Gray Goose at 246 Old Post Road. Police on scene, EMTs on the way. UPDATE--Scratchy police transmissions indicate he was thrown through the window. 12:23am--#Seymour--#ctfire--Report of a structure fire on Curry Hill. 7/15/2012 11:35pm--#Bridgeport--Man shot in the leg at Pembroke and Stillman Street. Thanks to Recover My Flash drive in Fairfield for sponsoring the Bridgeport Police radio! With out them we would only be getting half the news out of Bridgeport. 10:00pm--#Bridgeport--Employee…

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State Spends $250,000 On Governor’s Mansion

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has spent more than $250,000 upgrading the security system at the governor's Hartford mansion, state records indicate.  The biggest expenditure is $130,000 to fence in the entire 4.5-acre property for the first time since the state bought it 69 years ago.    Courant.com has the full story here.....

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3 Year Old Mugged In NYC

A three year old was mugged while sitting in his stroller Saturday. The mugger came up to the boy in his stroller and snatched a $400 gold necklace given to him by his grandparents on his baptism. The mother yelled at the mugger to let her son go, but he just laughed at her. He fled on foot along with a partner. They are thought to be 16 or 17 years of age. The New York Post has the full story here.......

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Flying Object over Jennings Beach remains unidentified

Fairfield--A person at the Fairfield Beach Club on Fairfield Beach Road reported to police around 8:15pm Saturday evening that a balloon she believes was caring people landed in the water on Jennings Beach, possibly closer to St. Mary's by the Sea in Bridgeport. Police were quick to be on the scene and only located a yellow kayak but no balloon. They spoke to several people at the club who say it may have been a Chinese Lantern. While police were interviewing witnesses at the club I talked to a number of people enjoying the weather at St. Mary's and all said they had been there for quite a while and saw nothing in the sky. They said the were looking…

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Happenings NOW 7-13 thru 7-14 2012

[SlideDeck id='494' width='100%' height='400px'] ‎ **Live Breaking News Feed** 7/14/2012 1:33am--#Bridgeport--Report of a fight in front of Dolphin's Cove on Seaview Ave. Possibly from a car accident so not on porpoise.... 12:41am--Bridgeport--#BlackRock-- If heading out to the clubs in Black Rock don't run over the guy laying in the road in front of Black Rock Yacht Club. 12:40am--Bridgeport--Police break up kids fighting on Beechmont and Broadway. Busy night! Summer in the city! 12:14am--Bridgeport--2 detained after shots fired on Kossuth and Jane Street. If you are parked on Beach Street you may want to check your car for bullet holes as reported by police. NO gunshot victims reported at this time. 7/13/2012 10:44pm--Bridgeport--Police disburse a large gathering of kids (over 40)…

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Bulb Parade and City Canvas At McLeavy Green

McLeavy Green was aglow with LED luminaries and a march around the green with the Bridgeport United Light Builders .  The Rick Reyes Band played as the artwork of Dustin DeMilio was projected on McLeavy Hall.  City Canvases Bridgeport is a twelve-week, large-scale, video projection program that will highlight week-long, digital shorts by twelve Connecticut artists/filmmakers. Based on the theme of Change, the short videos will be looped and projected on key buildings in Downtown Bridgeport throughout the summer.

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30 Recruits Begin Police Training

BRIDGEPORT, CT (July 11, 2012) – Thirty trainees, 21 of which are slated to become Bridgeport officers, began training this week at the department’s Police Training Academy on Newfield Avenue. The Bridgeport trainees include six City residents. A 2011 $5.6 million federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant will pay the salaries and benefits for the next three years for 20 of the Bridgeport officer trainees. “Public safety is a top priority for my administration, and these additional officers will help make our streets safer for everyone,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I’m confident that we have selected a group of trainees who will put forward a tremendous effort in the academy to learn what Chief Gaudett, their fellow officers and…

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Facebook Monitors Your Chats for Criminal Activity

Facebook and other social platforms are watching users’ chats for criminal activity and notifying police if any suspicious behavior is detected, according to a report.....The screening process begins with scanning software that monitors chats for words or phrases that signal something might be amiss, such as an exchange of personal information or vulgar language.......If the scanning software flags a suspicious chat exchange, it notifies Facebook security employees, who can then determine if police should be notified. Mashable has the full report here.....

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