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Judge throws out sex lawsuit against Stamford ed board

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BRIDGEPORT — A Superior Court judge Wednesday threw out a lawsuit against the Stamford Board of Education accusing it of turning a blind eye to allegations that a former Stamford public school gym teacher repeatedly sexually assaulted a young boy in his school office in the 1970s. In a 9-page decision, Judge Michael Kamp ruled […] [Read More]
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Former preschool aide arraigned on child porn charges

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BRIDGEPORT –A former Wilton preschool aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to having more than 100 video files of child pornography on his laptop computer. Eric Von Kohorn, 55, of Harbor Road in the Southport section of Fairfield, pleaded not guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to charges of first-degree possession of child pornography and […] [Read More]
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Disgraced priest dies

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BRIDGEPORT – A former pastor in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, suspended following allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenaged boy in the early 1980s, has died. Robert P. Morrissey, 69, former pastor of St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield, died last week in Jupiter, FLA, where he had been living. He was buried Tuesday […] [Read More]
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Former pastor’s friend charged with harassing lawyer

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STRATFORD – A former health care aide, who has been linked in court documents to a Stratford Baptist minister accused of stealing money from elderly parishioners, has been charged with harassing the lawyer representing one of the victims. Doraine Reed, 56, who is currently serving a 60-month prison sentence for harassing another law firm here, […] [Read More]
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Ayala arraignment continued

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BRIDGEPORT – The arraignment of State Rep. Christina Ayala, D-Bridgeport, on multiple counts of voting fraud, was continued to Nov. 6. Ayala, 31, did not appear in Superior Court Tuesday morning instead her lawyer, Guy Soares, was granted a continuance. He declined comment. Ayala, who this past summer lost a primary for re-election to her […] [Read More]
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ACO arrested

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BRIDGEPORT – A city animal control officer was arrested after getting into a crash in his city vehicle. Jesus Ruiz, 47, was charged with interfering with an officer and falsely reporting an incident. He was released on a promise to appear in court. Police said on Friday Ruiz got into an accident while on duty […] [Read More]
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Dennis Salmond was arrested in July 20103.

Former basketball star convicted of murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Harding High School basketball standout turned drug dealer is facing up to 65 years in prison after being convicted Monday of killing a rival drug dealer. Dennis “Sleepy” Salmond, 34, showed no emotion as a 12-member Superior Court jury found him guilty of murder after three hours of deliberation in last […] [Read More]
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Former swim coach gets 8 years for sex assaults

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BRIDGEPORT – The former swim coach at Staples High School in Westport was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting two young Fairfield girls over a three-year period. “I’m sure you hear many people apologize and promise to make amends but I am profoundly sorry for what I did,” Jeffrey Schare […] [Read More]
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Trooper’s sentencing delayed

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BRIDGEPORT – Sentencing for a state trooper, caught on his own dashboard camera stealing a dying motorist’s cash and gold crucifix,has been delayed. Aaron “AJ” Huntsman, a 19-year veteran of the state police, had been facing a year and a half in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence […] [Read More]
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Landlord charged with stealing power

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BRIDGEPORT – The owner of a three-family home on State Street has been charged with stealing more than $16,000 in electricity. Noel Gonzalez, 47, was charged with second-degree larceny. He was released after posting $2,500 bond. Police said since 2007 Gonzalez, owner of a multi-family house at 1068 State St., has been stealing electricity from […] [Read More]
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