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  1. Record-High Gun Control Support After Florida Rampage, Quinnipiac Poll Says

    Record-High Gun Control Support After Florida Rampage, Quinnipiac Poll Says

    In the wake of the mass shooting in Florida last week,  a new national poll shows that Americans are ready for tougher gun laws and are fed up with the lack of support from lawmakers.In the new independent Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday, American voters support stricter gun laws 66  to 31 percent, the highest level of support ever measured, the pollsters found.Today's ...

  2. Greenwich Police Bust Area Man For Steroids

    Greenwich Police Bust Area Man For Steroids

    A Stamford man was busted for possession of steroids by Greenwich Police following a traffic stop for not having a front license plate.Mark Pjetri, 36, was stopped on Wednesday around 6 p.m. on West Rich Avenue by officers patrolling the area, said Lt. John Slusarz.During the stop officers searched the vehicle where they found a bag of syringes and a container of an anabolic steroid ...

  3. Greenwich CVS Shoplifter Gets Away With $1,000 In Cosmetics

    Greenwich CVS Shoplifter Gets Away With $1,000 In Cosmetics

    Greenwich police are on the lookout for a woman who stole more than $1,000 in cosmetics from the CVS in Riverside, according to Greenwich Police.The incident took place around 2 p.m. Saturday when officers were called to the CVS for a report of a shoplifter, said Lt. John Slusarz.Store employees told police the woman stole about $1,000 worth of cosmetics before leaving the store, ...

  4. Bridgeport Teen Busted With Half-Pound Of Heroin

    Bridgeport Teen Busted With Half-Pound Of Heroin

    A Bridgeport teen who claimed police brutality following a motor vehicle crash last year was busted by state police with almost a half pound of heroin.Aaron Kearney, 18, of Huntington Road, was arrested Wednesday on various narcotics offenses and the risk of injury to a child during a raid of his home following an investigation by members of the State Police Narcotics Task Force’s ...

  5. Fairfield Ballroom Dance Sport Center Receives Economic Grant

    Fairfield Ballroom Dance Sport Center Receives Economic Grant

    There will be more dancing and swirling going on at the Ballroom Dance Sport Center now that it's received a grant from the Fairfield Department of Community & Economic Development.The grant, the latest micro-enterprise assistance grant will enable the center to purchase equipment and to cover tenant fit-up and marketing costs associated with its new business location in Fairfield, ...

  6. Second Woman Arrested In Wilton Jewelry Store Heist

    Second Woman Arrested In Wilton Jewelry Store Heist

    Another woman has been nabbed in association with a brazen jewelry store robbery in Wilton last year, according to the Wilton Police Department.During the October heist, three women and a man entered the Campus Jewelers at 5 River Road and distracted the two salespersons while the man stole jewelry from behind the counter and put it in a brown paper shopping bag that he was carrying, ...

  7. Chevy Chase 'Had It Coming' Says Man Involved In Road Rage Incident

    Chevy Chase 'Had It Coming' Says Man Involved In Road Rage Incident

    In a new twist to the Chevy Chase road-rage story, the other man involved in the incident is claiming he kicked the actor out of self-defense.Michael Landrio, 22, from Long Island, told the New York Post that he and a group of friends, including his girlfriend, were headed for a weekend of fun snowmobiling when Chase, driving a blue Mercedes flashed his lights at them and then pulled up ...

  8. Woman Admits Stealing $1.1M From Fairfield County BMW Dealer

    Woman Admits Stealing $1.1M From Fairfield County BMW Dealer

    A Hudson Valley woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from an auto dealer where she worked in Fairfield County.Vanessa Vence-Small, 50, of New Windsor in Orange County, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing the money while working as a controller at Continental BMW of Darien, according to John Durham, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. From October 2014 to June 2017, ...

  9. Stamford High School Open Following Threat

    Stamford High School Open Following Threat

    Stamford High School is up and running after officials received an unspecified threat on Thursday.Assistant Police Chief James Matheny said the school was searched with officers and K-9 dogs around 4 a.m. Friday in an abundance of caution."The sweep came up clean, with nothing found," he said.Matheny would not describe exactly what the threat was, or where it appeared, due to ...

  10. Cable Employee Injured In Bridgeport Drive-By Shooting

    Cable Employee Injured In Bridgeport Drive-By Shooting

    Bridgeport Police are asking for help in locating two suspects wanted in the shooting of a cable worker on Wood Avenue.The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday at 378 Wood Ave., when the two men can be seen driving up in a green car, getting out, and walking out of the screen view. A few seconds later, a silver vehicle drives by and the two men then reappear in the camera.One of ...

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