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9 min ago | NBC Connecticut
Charles Rowe, 26, of Brooklyn, is accused of trying to pay with a fake $100 bill in Bridgeport, and police said they found eight more in his car. A 26-year-old Brooklyn man is facing forgery charges after trying to use a fake $100 bill at a store in Bridgeport earlier this week.
3 hrs ago | Business Journal
South Florida's real gross domestic product - a key measure of economic output - had slower growth in 2013, although it still outperformed the national rate. The tri-county area's real GDP grew 2.4 percent to $263 billion in 2013, down from 3.1 percent growth in 2012, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis .
5 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
Police are seeking the public's assistance to apprehend a suspect who they said robbed a local business and shot the owner in the foot Monday night. Police said the incident happened at Hair Plus at 161 Boston Ave. at approximately 6:26 p.m. An unidentified black male entered the store at that time, pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the owner, Se Jong Chung, according to police.
7 hrs ago | Fairfield Citizen-News
Police are investigating the Saturday theft of a $600 leaflblower that was later found at East Coast Pawn Shop in Bridgeport. The equipment's owner called police to report the theft from a shed at his Jarvis Court property, and told officers he believed a relative may have stolen and pawned it.
11 hrs ago | WTNH
A Bridgeport police officer who shot himself in the leg while examining a gun in a crowded restaurant has applied for a special probation program. The Connecticut Post reports that Juan Santiago applied for accelerated rehabilitation Monday.
Environmental analyst Kristin DeRosia-Banick holds a tray of oysters dredged from the Bridgeport natural bed in Bridgeport Harbor at the Connecticut Bureau of Aquaculture in Milford, Conn. on Monday, September 15, 2014.
Fifty people are out of work after a five-alarm fire in Bridgeport last week destroyed the factory that housed two businesses and spewed dyes and perfumes into the nearby Yellow Mill River. Only ashes remain.
Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad. Lawyers in the case say the four passengers reached agreements with Metro-North on Friday and are the first plaintiffs in the lawsuit to settle.
A welcome sign hangs at the entrance to the animal care and control shelter in Stamford, Conn., on Monday, March 17, 2014. Photo: Jason Rearick Director Laurie Hollywood greets one of four Staffordshire Terrier dogs on Monday, March 17, 2014, that were dropped off at the animal care and control shelter in Stamford, Conn.
The waters off Long Island Sound from Stratford to Fairfield remained closed to fishing and shellfishing Monday following last week's massive warehouse fire in Bridgeport . Dennis Shane, spokesman for Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said it is not known how much of the pollutants stored in the perfume-recycling factory made their way into the waters.
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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch blamed hoarding for a fire that critically injured a couple and their 2-year-old daughter. Finch said material was fuel for the apartment fire on Sunday.
Bridgeport Gardens apartments resident Fatima Reyes reacts while discussing the early morning fire that left three residents in critical condition in Bridgeport, Conn. on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The West End Museum in Boston is featuring a " Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration" the weekend of Sept. 12-14 in honor of The Beatles first Boston concert at the Boston Garden.
Vehicles move past the wreckage of a warehouse on Seaview Avenue Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 following the Thursday night fire that destroyed the building.
An elderly Westport woman who pawned her wedding ring on Christmas Eve has set in motion a legal action that may force dozens of pawnbrokers across the state to shut their doors. "Life as Connecticut pawnbrokers have known it is over," said Bridgeport lawyer Jonathan Klein after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled this week that the state's pawnbrokers must reduce the interest rate they charge for so-called buy-back loans -- the bread and butter of many pawnbrokers -- because they are in violation of the state's usury law.
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