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Fairfield Police Hunting For Suspect In Sex Assault Near Sacred Heart University

Fairfield police are asking the public for help in efforts to find a man accused of sexually assaulting a Sacred Heart University student at an off-campus home.

09/03/2014

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Fairfield Man Accused Of Sexual Contact With Teen Student

A 26-year-old dance teacher has been arrested after being accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old student.

08/06/2014

Police said a suspicious package (pictured) found near the Fairfield station and caused up to two hour delays on Metro-North's New Haven Line turned out to be a school project. (credit: Fairfield Police Department)

Package That Affected Metro-North Trains In Fairfield Was School Project

Fairfield police say the suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North’s New Haven Line turned out to be a school project.

06/20/2014

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Driver Crashes Into Futon Store In Fairfield, N.J.

A driver slammed into a futon store in Fairfield, N.J. late Thursday afternoon, blowing out the store’s windows but causing no injuries.

04/10/2014

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Police: Phony IRS Scammer Targeting Residents In Fairfield, N.J.

Police in Fairfield, N.J., warned the public Saturday to watch out for an IRS telephone scam that has targeted two residents in the past week.

03/01/2014

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Metro-North Commuters To Air Complaints

Metro-North commuters will have a chance to ask questions of the state’s top transportation official about rail service that has faced criticism in the last few months.

02/18/2014

A plane veered off of the runway at the Essex County Airport on Monday. (Credit CBS 2)

Plane Veers Off Of Runway At Essex County Airport

Investigators said that the plane veered off of the runway at the Essex County Airport, hit a snow bank, and flipped over.

02/17/2014

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Fairfield Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teen With Autism At Stratford Funeral Home

Fairfield resident Robert J. Purcell is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy with autism during the victim’s grandmother’s wake back in April, 2012.

02/05/2014

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Police: Metro-North Employee Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman On Train

According to Metro-North police, the suspect assaulted the sleeping woman aboard the 7:35 a.m. train to New Haven. The assault occurred within view of other passengers, according to police.

01/28/2014

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Man Accused In University of New Haven Gun Scare Faces Federal Charge

William Dong, 23, has been charged with unlawful transport into Connecticut of a semi-automatic Bushmaster rifle.

01/07/2014

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Police: Conn. Man Said He Wanted To ‘Take Students Hostage, Traumatize Them’

Joseph Russo was arrested Monday and charged with threatening and threatening an act of terrorism, police said.

11/26/2013

Ann and John Betar (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Couple To Mark Their 81st Wedding Anniversary

Ann and John Betar grew up as neighbors in Bridgeport and eloped back in 1932.

11/21/2013

Joseph Callahan outside court in Bridgeport on Oct. 16, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Man Who Had Arsenal Of Explosives, Guns In Home Pleads Not Guilty

Joseph Callahan, 69, of Fairfield pleaded not guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives and other charges.

11/05/2013

Joseph Callahan outside court in Bridgeport on Oct. 16, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Man Accused Of Making Bombs In Home Apologizes

“This has been a very stressful time and I truly regret that I put everybody at inconvenience,” 69-year-old Joseph Callahan said following a brief court appearance in Bridgeport on Wednesday.

10/16/2013

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Conn. Beefs Up Enforcement Of Texting While Driving Ban

Authorities call it “high-visibility enforcement” intended to call attention to a law that took effect Oct. 1. It allows reporting of distracted driving offenses to insurance companies and increases fines for texting and using hand-held phones while driving.

10/10/2013

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