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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. 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 ...

  3. Details Emerge On Norwalk High School Shelter In Place

    Details Emerge On Norwalk High School Shelter In Place

    The report of the sliding sound of a gun being cocked in a men's room at Norwalk High School that led to a shelter-in-place alert and early dismissal for students, turned out to be just that, a noise.The incident took place around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday when Norwalk High School staff reported the incident to the Norwalk Police School Resource Officer, said Lt. Terrence Blake. Staff reported ...

  4. Stamford Road Closed, Homes Evacuated For Suspicious Package

    Stamford Road Closed, Homes Evacuated For Suspicious Package

    Stamford police are evacuating homes near Woodway Road in Springdale due to the discovery of a suspicious package in the area, according to Stamford Police.The department's bomb squad and bomb-sniffing dogs are on scene to check-out the package and the area, police added.The roads closed include Woodway and Highview Avenue and Woodway at Hope Street. Darien police are working to close  ...

  5. 14-Year-Old Burglarized Fairfield County School, Police Say

    14-Year-Old Burglarized Fairfield County School, Police Say

    Shelton police arrested a 14-year-old local teen for causing more than $4,000 in damage to Holy Trinity Catholic School during a break-in earlier this month.The arrest stemmed from a complaint received by the  Shelton Police Department on Feb. 2, regarding a break-in at the school located at 503 Shelton Ave., said Det. Richard Bango. Shelton detectives responded to the school and ...

  6. Man Who Exposed Himself To Stamford Librarian ID'd, Charged

    Man Who Exposed Himself To Stamford Librarian ID'd, Charged

    A man who exposed himself to a Stamford librarian has been arrested after being spotted by an alert off-duty police officer, according to Stamford Police.Javon Bragg, 23, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, was charged with public indecency after being arrested around 7 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Paul Guzda.The incident took place on Thursday, Feb. 15, when Bragg walked into the Weed Memorial ...

  7. Community Mourns Loss Of Norwalk 6-Year-Old Who Died Of The Flu

    Community Mourns Loss Of Norwalk 6-Year-Old Who Died Of The Flu

    As word spread of the death of 6-year-old Emma Splan of Norwalk from flu-related complications on Sunday, the community has responded with sympathy and help for the grieving family.Known as a vibrant young girl who was loved dearly by her parents, Christy Pugh and Dave Splan, Emma was described over and over again as always smiling, laughing and enjoying life. On a GoFundMe page set up ...

  8. Norwalk High School Has Early Dismissal After Shelter In Place Issued

    Norwalk High School Has Early Dismissal After Shelter In Place Issued

    This story has been updated.Norwalk High School had an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after an earlier shelter in place order was issued due to a report of a student with a weapon, according to school officials.In a statement, the school said: "Out of an abundance of caution, there is an early dismissal today at Norwalk High only beginning at 1:30 pm. Buses will be available. ...

  9. Norwalk High School Has Early Dismissal After Shelter In Place Issued

    Norwalk High School Has Early Dismissal After Shelter In Place Issued

    This story has been updated.Norwalk High School had an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday after an earlier shelter in place order was issued due to a report of a student with a weapon, according to school officials.The school posted: "Out of an abundance of caution, there is an early dismissal today at Norwalk High only beginning at 1:30 pm. Buses will be available. No ...

  10. Two Nabbed With Heroin In Wilton Stop

    Two Nabbed With Heroin In Wilton Stop

    Two people were nabbed for heroin possession during a traffic stop on Danbury Road in Wilton, according to Wilton Police.Dimitrios G. Tsimis, 32, of Norwalk and Shaina L. Piermattel, 28, of Danbury, were busted when officers stopped their vehicle on Feb. 14 for a moving violation on Danbury Road, said Lt. Robert S. Kluk.During the stop, officers noticed three wax folds and a cut straw ...

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