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Bridgeport Teen Charged In Facebook Robbery

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A 17-year-old teenager from Bridgeport is accused of robbing another teen who answered an advertisement on Facebook for sneakers. Police say a teenager from West Hartford and his father traveled to […]


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Penalty Phase Set To Begin In Bridgeport Murder Trial

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut jury is scheduled to begin hearing evidence on whether a man should get the death penalty for killing two adults and a 9-year-old girl in Bridgeport. The penalty phase […]


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Fatal Shooting In Bridgeport

Bridgeport police are investigating an early morning homicide in which a 21-year-old man was fatally shot. It was the 12th homicide in the city this year. At approximately 2 a.m., patrol officers responded to the […]


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Trial To Begin For Man Charged In Bridgeport Killings

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A man charged in the killings of three people during an alleged Bridgeport drug turf dispute in 2005 is going on trial in state court. A Bridgeport Superior Court jury is […]


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Four Bridgeport Officers On Desk Duty After Shooting

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Four Bridgeport police detectives have been placed on desk duty as State Police determine which one fatally shot a suspected gun runner in an undercover operation. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1bUX0I8 […]


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Mother Accused Of Failing To Report Child Abuse

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Bridgeport woman faces a felony charge as authorities say she witnessed abuse to her son and failed to report it. Bridgeport police arrested 22-year-old Jarelis Lugo in New Haven Wednesday […]


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Arrest Made In Bridgeport Homicide

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Police have arrested a 27-year-old Bridgeport man in connection with the fatal shooting of a New York City man early Sunday. Bridgeport police said Luis Rivera was arrested without incident Tuesday […]


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Bridgeport Officers Allege Slur In Ethics Lecture

A group of Hispanic police officers in Bridgeport is demanding an assistant chief resign over accusations he allowed a college professor to repeatedly use an ethnic slur in a lecture to officers about ethics.


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Parents Fight Shooting Range Near Conn. School

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Parents and school officials are opposing a shooting range planned near a Bridgeport elementary school. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/16JDF0u ) that residents and officials who are worried about gang violence […]


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Illegal Weapons, Ammo Seized In Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say an assault-style rifle and military-grade ammunition capable of piercing body armor were among 45 illegal weapons and ammunition seized during a nine-month investigation in Bridgeport. Police Chief Joseph Gaudett […]