United Illuminating customers in Fairfield, Bridgeport and Easton should plan for a planned power outage Saturday in the predawn hours that will take mere minutes, the company said. The power company will be conducting system testing in Fairfield at an electrical substation, the Easton Police Department indicated in a social media post.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, center, tours the reactivated police post at P.T. Barnum Apartments with Sgt. Frank Cuccaro, left, and Officer Michael Salemme in Bridgeport, Conn.
Officials from The Leary Firefighters Foundation unveiled the truck at the Bridgeport Fire Department headquarters Thursday alongside Mayor Joe Ganim and Fire Chief Richard Thode. Officials from The Leary Firefighters Foundation unveiled the truck at the Bridgeport Fire Department headquarters Thursday alongside Mayor Joe Ganim and Fire Chief Richard Thode.
Four members of a Bridgeport family have been arrested in a July dispute that led to the fatal shooting of their neighbor, police said. Waldo "Abel" Gonzalez, 43, was charged with murder, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a pistol without a permit and risk of injury to a minor in the death of Ronald Simmons Gonzalez, police said.
As a pair of Mexican gray wolves snacked outside an exhibit window, animal advocates gathered at Beardsley Zoo Wednesday to stand against proposed regulations and legislation they say would imperil protections for endangered species. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined the group, saying what man does in the wild - and in Washington, D.C. - can have disastrous effects on animals.
A federal grand jury indicted a 61-year-old former lawyer from Newtown on Wednesday on charges of defrauding clients, family members and friends of over $1.9 million, prosecutors said. Thomas M. Murtha, who previously had a law office in Bridgeport, was indicted on four counts of federal wire fraud, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.
A city man died at a local hospital as a result of injuries he suffered after he was struck by a car while he was crossing the road, police said. The Bridgeport police crash team was called to investigate a car versus pedestrian collision in the 300 block of Old Town Road around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
While Connecticut has made progress in advancing renewable energy and protecting the environment, it is disappointing that the state continues on a path to support major investment in fossil fuels. Fossil fuels harm the environment by polluting our air and water and harm consumers who will continue to foot the bill for unneeded fossil fuel infrastructure.
A Bridgeport man will spend 30 months behind bars for distributing the heroin involved in the fatal overdose of a Stratford woman late last year, prosecutors said Wednesday. Ramon "Blade" Killings, 39, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release in connection with the woman's death, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim addresses a rally on McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday in response to the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville, Va. Following President Trump's blaming "both sides" for the violence, Ganim said his view of the Republican commander-in-chief has "changed dramatically."
A Bridgeport man was chraged with murder after police say he shot his neighbor last month, according to the Connecticut Post. The murder of 44-year-old Ronald Simmons took place on July 2 in an apartment building near the intersection of Norman Street and Freemont Street, the Connecticut Post reported.
Data from the National Safety Council shows that the number of deadly accidents this year is down compared to last, but in Connecticut, the opposite is true. The National Safety Council took a look at the rate of deadly accidents so far this year from January to June, and compared that to the same period of time last year.
First responders on the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer accident on northbound I-95 in Bridgeport on Tuesday, April 15, 2017. The accident that happened after 5 a.m., closed the right lane between Exits 28 and 29. less First responders on the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer accident on northbound I-95 in Bridgeport on Tuesday, April 15, 2017.
Dozens of Connecticut youth are in Washington, D.C. today marching in support of a immigration program they fear President Donald Trump could end next month. "I feel real anxious about the time that we're in," said Lucas Codognolla, organizer Connecticut Students for a Dream, said in a phone interview Tuesday morning.
Juan J. Negron, father of Jayson Negron, officially filed that he plans to sue Bridgeport over his son's death. Juan J. Negron, father of Jayson Negron, officially filed that he plans to sue Bridgeport over his son's death.
Stonehenge Growth Capital on Aug. 15, 2017, announced a new investment in PosiGen that will enable the solar company to expand operations in Connecticut. Stonehenge Growth Capital on Aug. 15, 2017, announced a new investment in PosiGen that will enable the solar company to expand operations in Connecticut.
The city has continued to pay a police officer suspended following his arrest in 2016 for allegedly assaulting a man at a Fairfield motel and then driving drunk. Officer Omar Jimenez, 34, was recently granted a diversionary program by a Superior Court judge that will result in the charges against him being dismissed on Feb. 1, 2018 if he commits no new crimes.