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Meredith Guinness

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Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Driver, 21, Charged After Fleeing Police, Causing Fatal Crash In Bridgeport

    Driver, 21, Charged After Fleeing Police, Causing Fatal Crash In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman is dead and two pedestrians were “severely injured” Thursday after a driver fled from a State Trooper on Interstate 95 and sped down Bridgeport streets, causing a fatal crash, police said.At about 1 p.m., a State Police trooper from Troop G was pursuing a black Infiniti when it stopped in a southbound traffic lane on the highway, State Trooper Kelly Grant ...

  2. One Dead, Two Injured As I-95 Suspect Speeds Through Bridgeport

    One Dead, Two Injured As I-95 Suspect Speeds Through Bridgeport

    UPDATE: The suspect in this case has been identified and arrested on multiple charges. Click here for the latest on this story from the Daily Voice.BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman is dead and two pedestrians were “severely injured” Thursday after a driver fled from a State Trooper on Interstate 95, speeding down Bridgeport streets until crashing, police said.At about 1 p.m., an officer from ...

  3. Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    Fairfield Police: Woman Made Up Story Of Sex Assault At Jennings Beach

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An 18-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted on a walkway at Jennings Beach in Fairfield last week has told police she made up the story, police said.After the police found no corroborating evidence of the incident, the Bridgeport woman retracted her story, police said.She initially claimed she had been sexually assaulted at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 1, on a path ...

  4. Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    Fairfield Police: Drunken Driver, 77, Hit Bicyclist, Sped Away On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield motorist who hit a bicyclist and fled the scene Tuesday was arrested and charged with driving drunk, police said.Barry Podber, 77, of Pierce Street, was charged with evading responsibility and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, police said.The bicyclist, who was not identified, sustained several injuries and was transported to Bridgeport ...

  5. Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    Stratford's Saugatuck Kitchens Wants Your Vote In QVC Contest

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford’s own Saugatuck Kitchens is in the running for a national appetizer award on the TV shopping channel QVC.The family-owned company, which will be featured on QVC from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, is encouraging fans and customers to vote for its 36-piece Mini Brioche & Chicken Pot Pie. The company will launch its spring roll collection during ...

  6. Westport Cops: State Police K-9 Links Willimantic Man To Stolen Car

    Westport Cops: State Police K-9 Links Willimantic Man To Stolen Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Willimantic man found running on Post Road East early Saturday morning was arrested when he was linked to a stolen car found nearby, police said.James Daley, 24, of Valley Street, was charged with third-degree and sixth-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools and credit card theft, police said.Around 6 a.m., an officer spotted a dark car sitting in the middle of ...

  7. Fairfield Explorers Gain Experience, Awards At Cadet Academy

    Fairfield Explorers Gain Experience, Awards At Cadet Academy

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fifteen Fairfield Police Explorers attended the 2017 Cadet Police Academy in July, with four coming home with awards for their performance and talent.A total of 350 cadets and 90 police officers and staff from Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts attended the weeklong academy, a comprehensive and challenging experience in law enforcement and modern-day police ...

  8. Westport Assistant Chief Returns From Battling Wildfires In Idaho, Montana

    Westport Assistant Chief Returns From Battling Wildfires In Idaho, Montana

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Fire Department recently welcomed home Assistant Chief Michael Kronick, who spent more than two weeks fighting wildfires in Idaho and Montana.Kronick was deployed with the White Mountain National Forest Fire Crew #1 on July 16. He was one of six members of the Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, which is part of the state Department of Energy and ...

  9. Police: Westport Man Found With Heroin On Post Road East

    Police: Westport Man Found With Heroin On Post Road East

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport man stopped for running a red light on Post Road East on Thursday morning now faces a drug charge, police said.An officer stopped Michael Gonzales, 32, of Main Street, around 8:30 a.m. because he failed to stop for a red light at Post Road East and Parker Harding Plaza, police said.The officer thought Gonzales was “extremely nervous and shaky,” so he asked ...

  10. Police: Westport Man Fell Asleep At The Wheel Before Crash

    Police: Westport Man Fell Asleep At The Wheel Before Crash

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport man faces drunken driving charges after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car into a guardrail on the Sherwood Island Connector early Friday, police said.Enyinnia Ugorji-Ufomaduh, 28, of Greens Farms Road, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane, police said.Officers called to a ...

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