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Jay Waitkus

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  1. Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public of a wave of scams occurring at public rest areas. Several people have contacted the state police in recent weeks regarding strangers approaching them at rest stops and asking for money, state police said. The strangers claim they do not have money for gas or have left their wallets at home, according to state ...

  2. Bridgeport Man Gets Over 10 Years In Federal Prison For Armed Robbery Spree

    Bridgeport Man Gets Over 10 Years In Federal Prison For Armed Robbery Spree

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 30-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Tuesday to 121 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in an armed robbery spree in 2014.The sentence was handed down to Derrick Gilliam by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport in connection with seven holdups that occurred from April to July 2014. Based on ...

  3. M&T Bank Exec Named Chair Of United Way Of Coastal Fairfield County

    M&T Bank Exec Named Chair Of United Way Of Coastal Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Samuel Tingley, administrative vice president and group manager for commercial banking at M&T Bank, has been appointed chair of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.Providing work place and academic assistance to people who live and work throughout the area, the Coastal Fairfield branch serves 12 communities, including Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, ...

  4. Fairfield Police Play Santa With Toy Drive, 'Stuff A Cruiser' Efforts

    Fairfield Police Play Santa With Toy Drive, 'Stuff A Cruiser' Efforts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department is aiming to brighten the holidays with a pair of events to benefit Bridgeport Hospital, the Save the Children Foundation and the Newtown Kindness Foundation.The first event, the department’s annual holiday toy drive, has begun and will last until Wednesday, Dec. 21.Drop-off locations include Fairfield Police Headquarters, the ...

  5. Trumbull Can Watch Thanksgiving High School Football Games On Frontier

    Trumbull Can Watch Thanksgiving High School Football Games On Frontier

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Vantage Sports Network (VSN-CT), Frontier Communications’ new local sports channel, will broadcast highlights from some of the area's biggest high school football games throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.Coverage kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, with a special “Football Feast” edition of "CT Sports Now," the channel’s daily sports ...

  6. Easton Man Busted On Drug Charges After Trying To Flee Traffic Stop

    Easton Man Busted On Drug Charges After Trying To Flee Traffic Stop

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police have arrested a 24-year-old resident of Easton on drug charges after an incident on Myrtle Avenue, authorities said. The arrest came about during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Nov. 15, around 2:40 a.m., according to police.As the driver, identified as Cavan Devine, was looking for the vehicle’s paperwork, an officer on the scene noticed a glass pipe – the ...

  7. Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is hosting a new exhibit exploring the region’s ancient past.“The Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs” will feature a series of remarkable fossil discoveries, including many from the Connecticut Valley.The show, which opens Saturday, Nov. 19, and runs through July 16, will trace the history of the state’s early ...

  8. Man Stopped With Illegal Gun In Bridgeport Gets 37 Months In Federal Prison

    Man Stopped With Illegal Gun In Bridgeport Gets 37 Months In Federal Prison

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 36-year-old man last residing in Waterbury was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm, prosecutors said.According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 26, 2014, law enforcement received information ...

  9. Bridgeport's Housatonic Community College Eyes March Opening For Tower

    Bridgeport's Housatonic Community College Eyes March Opening For Tower

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The tower addition to Housatonic Community College, now a recognizable structure reaching to the street on Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport, is on track to open at the end of March, according to officials at the college.Crews have been working on the project steadily throughout the summer and fall.The tower will expand the footprint of the college, adding about ...

  10. Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive with ties to Bridgeport. Cesar David Martinez, 31, also known as Cesar D. Martinez-Nolasko, failed to appear Tuesday for the first day of his manslaughter trial at Bridgeport Superior Court, state police said. A re-arrest warrant has been issued for Martinez on a charge of ...

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