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Past articles by Fausto:

Route 8 North now open after car fire

ANSONIA - Route 8 north is now open after it was closed earlier due to a car fire Wednesday evening. Connecticut State Police reported both lanes of Route 8 north were closed by exit 17 at around 4:45 p.m., according to a Twitter Post. State Police reported the road was open again as of 6 p.m. Traffic is still backed up to exit 11 in Trumbull as a result of the incident. → Read More

Route 25 closed in Monroe due to accident

MONROE - Route 25 is closed in both directions Tuesday evening due to a rollover accident. Police, firefighters and ambulance are on scene of a two vehicle accident that was reported around 5:45 p.m., said Monroe Fire Marshal William B. Davin. One vehicle rolled over as a result of the accident. One person was extricated from one of the vehicles and transported to a local hospital, said Davin.… → Read More

Fairfield U. grad kept in touch during Paris attacks

After a long day of classes Friday at the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Klevisa Kovaçi and her friends were ready to make plans for a night out. Kovaçi, a 23-year-old Trumbull resident and Fairfield University alum studying for her master’s degree at the Sciences Po, as the school is known, decided to stay in. Blocks away from where Kovaçi’s friends had gone to hang out near the… → Read More

Cop: Two Bridgeport men arrested in car theft

Officers observed a reported stolen car on Wednesday Nov. 11 near the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Albion Street, according to a press release. Fitting the description of the suspects when it was reported stolen, Sargent-Dunbar and Goss were placed under arrest and booked. Three occupants in the back of the car at the time were checked and cleared of having nothing to do with the taking the… → Read More

Chipotle opens; serves up Bridgeport jobs

Exactly a year ago, Mayor Bill Finch and other elected officials held a news conference downtown announcing Chipotle and Starbucks would join Bass Pro Shops as the first tenants of the long-delayed, waterfront Steel Point redevelopment. The lack of fanfare has been made all the more noticeable given Finch, ahead of the Sept. 16 Democratic primary, took every opportunity to hold a press news… → Read More

Four facing gun charges after motor vehicle stop in Bridgeport

On Monday officers pulled over a 2001 Volkswagen for speeding and improper registration at the intersection of Housatonic Avenue and and North Washington Avenue, according to a press release. Ceesay was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of ammo, and violation of conditions of release. A second… → Read More

Three Bridgeport men arrested with gun incident

Police were called Friday at around 2 a.m. to the corner of Madison Avenue and Morgan Avenue where three Hispanic men were threatening people at an establishment, including one who flashed a firearm, according to a press release. At the scene officers were notified that the suspects fled on foot toward a parked car, believed to owned by the suspect with the gun. The three Hispanic men were put… → Read More

Trumbull police warn of home buglaries

TRUMBULL - Police are warning residents to lock doors and to secure valuables after a recent rash of home burglaries. The incidents of theft occurred withing the last month in the Trumbull Center and Nichols areas during daytime hours when no one is home, according to a press release. → Read More

Two shot, one killed near Greene Homes housing complex

BRIDGEPORT — Two people were wounded, one fatally, in a shooting incident Thursday night at the Charles F. Greene Homes, police have confirmed. Initial police scanner reports indicated that more than five shots were fired behind Building 2 of the Greene Homes. The Hollow section of the city, where the shooting occurred, has seen a recent spate of violent crimes. → Read More

Firefighters battle fire in North Bridgeport

Firefighters who went in the home to search for tenants who called out of the home when the fire shot up. Outside firefighters attacked the home by hose from multiple angles. Fire officials, who were at the scene still working on the smoldering building, were unavailable to comment Tuesday evening. → Read More

Looking over the races

After claiming a stunning win in the Democratic primary, ex-mayor Joe Ganim will go against independent Democrat Mary-Jane Foster and Republican Enrique Torres and a host of B List candidates to decide who succeeds Mayor Bill Finch. Democrat Anita Dugatto, the city’s first female mayor, will try to keep her title as she competes against Republican Richard Dziekan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and… → Read More

State police searching Weston for missing couple

Detectives from the State Police are conducting searches in the area of Norfield Road in regards to the Navin case, Trooper Kelly Grant confirmed. In August, state police searched the The Putnam Ash Residue Landfill in eastern Connecticut to gather any gathering evidence and following leads to determine the whereabouts of the Navins. [...] in August, State Police Western District Major Crime… → Read More

Island’s poor economy sending more Puerto Ricans to Conn.

In Puerto Rico, it took Vargas almost a year to find work as a low-wage earner at a Subway sandwich shop. “In Puerto Rico, you have a poverty rate of 45 percent, an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent,” said Ingrid Alvarez-Dimarzo, state director for the Hispanic Federation. In the 1920s, Puerto Ricans already working in the U.S. came to the “Nutmeg State” after they found relatives and friends… → Read More

Cops: Man in hospital after shooting

BRIDGEPORT - A man was sent to the hospital after a shooting in the hollow Tuesday evening. Police say a man was shot in the stomach at around 7:15 p.m. near the corner of Washington Avenue and Highland Avenue. He was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition, according to police. → Read More

Stratford cops looking for burglary suspects

A resident told police that he left his Stratford Avenue Apartment with his wife and returned early the next morning to the place in disarray, according to a press release. The suspect, described as a white male in his mid 30’s about 180 pounds with a ponytail and wearing a white t-shirt, dark colored pants or jeans, white sneakers, dark baseball hat and gloves at the time, used the ladder to… → Read More

Bridgeport fire lieutenant on leave after arrest

A Bridgeport fire lieutenant is behind bars and without a job after police say he threatened to kill his wife, an administrator at Southington High School — sending the school district into lockdown. A 15-year veteran of the Bridgeport Fire Department who was promoted to lieutenant earlier this year, Daly has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident,… → Read More

Friends say Bridgeport stabbing victim was kind, giving

BRIDGEPORT — The man slain in a violent home invasion Sunday night in the North End was remembered Wednesday as fun-loving business owner. Police identified the victim of the fatal stabbing in a Goldenrod Avenue home as 28-year-old Jayson Rosado. Rosado was a fixture on East Main Street, where he had owned one a barber shop and frequented many others to hang out, joke and play dominoes,… → Read More

Bridgeport man critical after shooting

Police responded to a non-fatal shooting near the corner of North Avenue and Wells Street, according to a press release. At around 4:40 p.m., a 23-year-old man walked into St. Vincent’s Medical Center with two gunshot wounds to his right side and two gunshot wounds to the right arm. → Read More

Stratford Point Lighthouse to open for tours next weekend

The property, which is traditionally closed to the public, is owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and includes the keeper's house, which serves as government housing. "Over 2,300 people attended our first lighthouse tour this summer," said Capt. Ed Cubanski, commander Sector Long Island Sound in a statement announcing the opening. → Read More

Bridgeport cops looking for suspect who lured teen into car in sex assualt

Video released by police shows the teenager bailing from the car in motion and tumbling on a sidewalk as the car drives away. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic female in her 40’s with black hair in a ponytail, freckles on her face, and wearing a black leather jacket at the time. → Read More