January 28, 1999 |
Miami-Dade County, Fla., and Bridgeport, Conn., on Wednesday filed damage suits against the handgun industry, joining a mounting legal campaign by the nation's big cities to hold firearms makers responsible for law enforcement and other costs of responding to gun crimes and accidental shootings. The anti-gun suits were the first since New Orleans and Chicago filed last fall. However, gun litigation is a major topic of discussion this week at a Washington meeting of the U.S.
September 7, 2004 |
Interstate 95 in Bridgeport is expected to be back to normal for travelers today, months after a fiery crash involving a loaded tanker truck. State officials are opening lanes in both directions on the reconstructed Howard Avenue overpass, heavily damaged in the March crash. Paul Breen of the state Department of Transportation said commuters were going to find marked improvement in the traffic flow.
January 6, 2003 |
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, who drew national praise for his efforts to revive Connecticut's largest city, will be fighting for his freedom in a corruption trial starting this week. Ganim, a Democrat who had planned to run for governor, faces up to 176 years in prison if convicted of all 24 charges. He has pleaded not guilty.
March 20, 2003 |
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, who was praised for reviving Connecticut's largest city and dreamed of becoming governor, was convicted of racketeering and other charges in the largest corruption case in recent state history. He was convicted on 16 of 21 charges, including racketeering, extortion and bribery. No verdict was returned on four counts of mail fraud and one of extortion. Sentencing was set for July 1 and Ganim was allowed to remain free on bond.
June 10, 1990
Highest yields reported by federally insured banks and thrifts as of June 6 based on the lowest minimum deposit to open an account. National average based on yields offered by 100 largest banks and thrifts in the 10 largest markets. Southern California averages based on yields offered by 10 largest area banks and thrifts. MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT National average: 6.20 S. California average: 5.82 First Signature B&T, Portsmouth, NH: 8.33 Metro. Bank for Svgs, Arlington, VA: 8.