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Tara O'Neill


Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Tara:

Norwalk police chief orders internal probe into spitting incident involving Duff

After footage of an incident between police and Sen. Bob Duff was released last week, a political challenger is also urging him to apologize. → Read More

Spring break 2021 ‘eliminated’ at Central Connecticut State University

CCSU president announced there will be no spring break in 2021, and the semester will start one week later. → Read More

Weston schools switch to remote learning after another COVID case

After another student in the Weston school district appeared to have been positive for COVID-19, all classes will be remote Monday. → Read More

CT education officials tracking school attendance, participation

The CSDE recently rolled out two new data collections in an effort to promote transparency and make "data-driven decisions." → Read More

Route 17 in Middletown reopens after crash

A stretch of Route 17 is closed Friday afternoon a crash involving one vehicle. → Read More

Affidavit: Fugitive captured in CT sexually abused kids for years

A 33-year-old man captured this week in Branford was wanted in Florida for sexually abusing two children over several years, according to his arrest warrant affidavit. → Read More

Weed infestation at Berlin pond likely killed fish

Officials believe a severe weed infestation at a pond in Berlin took the oxygen out of the water, killing the pond's fish. → Read More

West Haven police charge Hamden man with murder

An investigation into a slaying earlier this summer led to the arrest of a Hamden man on Wednesday, police said. → Read More

Police: 9-month probe leads to Norwalk drug dealer’s arrest

A Norwalk man faces drug charges after a nine-month investigation into his drug sales in the city and surrounding areas, police said. → Read More

Milford police issue 148 distracted driving violations in August

Milford police issued more than 100 violations on distracted driving last month. → Read More

Milford police: After body found in fire wreckage, officials search for ‘possibility’ of others

Police say the investigation is continuing Wednesday after remains were found in the wreckage of a burned building on Tuesday. → Read More

Greenwich firefighters stop spread of tractor-trailer fire

Town firefighters were able to keep fire damage to a tractor-trailer minimum by using an aggressive attack on the flames. → Read More

North Haven cop revives OD victim with Narcan

A North Haven police officers revived an overdose victim with the nasal spray Narcan, used to treat some drug overdoses. → Read More

Police: Drug cartel scam targets North Haven resident

A drug cartel scam has impacted a North Haven resident who police say was sent graphic images of people killed. → Read More

Judge: ‘Too risky’ to release alleged Bridgeport gang member

A judge denied the release of an alleged Bridgeport gang member who authorities say has been linked to a series of robberies, car thefts and carjackings. → Read More

DEEP: Bears have entered 42 CT homes this year; here's how to keep them away

Reports of bears entering homes in Connecticut have more than doubled since last year,... → Read More

DEEP: Bears have entered 42 CT homes this year. Here’s how to keep them away.

Bears have reportedly entered 42 Connecticut homes through Sept. 10, state officials said. → Read More

Feds: New Haven man admits to illegally having gun

A New Haven man, previously convicted on state charges, now faces federal prison time after he was found in possession of a gun, authorities said. → Read More

Here’s how U.S. News and World Report ranks CT colleges

The U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of colleges and universities. Here's how Connecticut fared. → Read More

Police: Milford home hit by bullets

Police said no one was injured in an early-morning shooting on Saturday, but there was damage to a home and shell casings found nearby. → Read More