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Our Fairfield Region coverage includes stories about all the towns in the Greater Fairfield area, ranging from Sherman, New Fairfield and Brookfield to Shelton, Stratford, Bridgeport, Stamford and Greenwich.

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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has successfully petitioned his way onto a statewide primary ballot in August.

Ganim, a convicted felon, is running for governor and needed 15,458 signatures from registered Democrats in the state of Connecticut to get on the ballot.

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An 18-year-old died when the stolen vehicle he was riding in crashed during a police chase Thursday in Bridgeport. The city’s police department said the car was being driven by a 15-year-old. 

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

The World Cup begins Thursday. But the United States men’s national soccer team didn’t even qualify, so fans will have to wait another four years to see their team play for international glory.

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Residents in some western Connecticut towns are still without power after last week’s historic severe weather.

Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

A day after severe weather pounded in Connecticut, residents in the Danbury area -- the part of the state hit hardest by the storm -- assessed the damage.

In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor, Martha Moxley, in Greenwich.

Students at Ridgefield High School hold posters and signs as they participate in the National School Walkout on April 20, 2018. Students at Ridgefield organized the walkouts nationwide.
Natalie Cioffari / WSHU

At 10:00 am Friday morning, hundreds of students walked out of Ridgefield High School to send a message to lawmakers that they want new gun legislation enacted. Theirs was one of 2,500 schools across the country taking part in the day of action.

Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

The Walk Bridge is a century-old “swing bridge” in Norwalk that carries hundreds of trains each day along Connecticut’s southern coast.

Members of Americares, including Dr. Anne Peterson (left), unload a plane containing medical supplies in San Juan this past October.
Alejandro Granadillo / Americares

Representatives from a Stamford-based nonprofit are heading to Puerto Rico this week to provide health services to Hurricane Maria survivors.

Students from Ridgefield High School, Lane Murdock (right), Paul Kim (center), and Max Cumming (left), visited Hartford on February 23 to discuss '#nationalwalkout' in response to gun violence.
Frankie Graziano / Connecticut Public Radio

Students from Ridgefield High School are taking aim at gun violence. Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation invited them up to Hartford Friday to talk about their plan for a walkout for students nationwide.

Bridgeport To Pilot Police Body Cameras

Feb 21, 2018

Connecticut’s largest city has begun a pilot program to test body cameras for its police officers.

Tikeyah Whittle / WNPR

If you’re a tea drinker, then you probably know the name Cindi Bigelow. She’s the third generation president and CEO of Fairfield-based Bigelow Tea.

David DesRoches / WNPR

Several people are raising questions about video evidence being used against a former Greenwich elected official who’s accused of sexually assaulting a town employee at a nursing home.

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

A New Fairfield man has been deported, leaving behind his wife and two kids.

Vanessa de la Torre / WNPR

The family of 15-year old Jayson Negron, who was shot by a Bridgeport police officer last May, say they still want action, after an investigation recommended no charges in the case.

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