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Daniel Tepfer

Supreme Court rejects law license for Ganim

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BRIDGEPORT — The state Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of former Mayor Joseph Ganim , who is fighting a three-judge panel’s refusal to give him his law license back. In 2012  the panel of three Superior Court judges rejected Ganim’s request to get his law license back, ruling that Ganim, who had been convicted […] [Read More]
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Stamford agrees to settle police brutality suit

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STAMFORD – The city of Stamford has agreed to pay $230,000 to a Norwalk woman who was punched in the face by a police officer outside a night club in 2009. The settlement for Brenda Mazariegos was reached against the city and Police Officer Greg Zach as the case was preparing to go on trial […] [Read More]
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He failed to kill wife, now he wants his money back

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BRIDGEPORT – An Easton landscaper, accused of raping his wife and then trying to hang her from a noose affixed to the ceiling of their garage, wants a cache of money from the safe in his home. In a motion filed in Superior Court Tuesday, Cory Dawid wants a judge to return $345,000 he believes […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport social club gets reprieve

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BRIDGEPORT – Stratford Avenue’s notorious L&A Social Club has gotten a reprieve. The chief state attorney’s office recently filed suit in Superior Court here to close the club under the state’s nuisance law however, a hearing on the lawsuit has been continued to May 14 while both sides try to negotiate a truce. “We have […] [Read More]
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'Marshmallow Man' Brian Riley. Contributed photo.

Marshmallow man calls new charges a lot of fluff

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BRIDGEPORT – Despite his second arrest for defacing city property, the street artist known as the Marshmallow Man says he is staying well, puffed. “I accidentally spilled Easter colored paint on the crosswalk of Main Street and John Street. Light sky blue and bright yellow,” the Marshmallow man, AKA Brian Riley emailed Hearst News Tuesday. […] [Read More]
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Bike stolen from charity rider

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BRIDGEPORT – Last March Kurt Fleming set out from his Virginia Beach home on his bicycle to raise money for sick children in Tennessee. He got all the way to Bridgeport where his bike was stolen. “Two years ago I rode this same bike to Washington State and never had a problem but I spent […] [Read More]
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Woman arrested in drive by phone snatches

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STRATFORD- A New Haven college student had been credited with dozens of drive by cell phone snatches in Connecticut, Maryland and Washington D.C., police said. Anisha Wilson, 22, of Eastern Street, New Haven, was charged Monday with two alleged snatchings in Stratford. She was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and two counts of […] [Read More]
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S’more charges for Marshmallow Man

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BRIDGEPORT – The city’s notorious “Marshmallow Man” was in hot water again – this time police said they caught him in the act of defacing city property. Brian Riley, the 44-year-old former director of the Bridgeport Theater Company, was charged Sunday with third-degree criminal mischief after police said they caught him with a white paint […] [Read More]
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The price of doing business

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BRIDGEPORT – Two store owners who got into a fight over who has the best prices earned a trip to jail Thursday. Haim Assraf, the owner of Street Talk, and Ozkan Balkas, who owns Money Talks, both cell phone stores, were each charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Police said Assraf angrily confronted Balkas […] [Read More]
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Stew Leonard settles multi-million lawsuit

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BRIDGEPORT – Westport dairy store magnate Stew Leonard has agreed to settle a multi-million-dollar lawsuit brought by the wife of a resort owner who died when he was swept of Leonard’s powerboat off the island of Tortola in 2011. The settlement was reached as the suit was about to go to trial in Superior Court […] [Read More]
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