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Alleged high school slayer in court

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MILFORD – Jonathan Law High School junior Christopher Plaskon, accused of fatally stabbing a classmate in a school hallway after she refused to go to the prom with him, will make his third  court appearance Wednesday in Superior Court here. The 17-year-old Plaskon is charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his classmate, Maren Sanchez, to […] [Read More]
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Stratford pastor is defrocked

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BRIDGEPORT – Rev. Dr. Robert Genevicz, religious leader for the Stratford Baptist church for the past 16 years, has had his ordination removed following allegations he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly parishioners. “The commission on the ministry has removed the recognition of Reverend Genevicz’s ordination,” said Rev. Dr. Judy Allbee, executive minister […] [Read More]
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Cop attacked outside club

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BRIDGEPORT – A city police officer was injured while trying to break up a fight outside the Cape Verdean Club Sunday night. Officer Adam Rozum was grabbed in a headlock by a suspect who punched him in the face and threw the officer to the ground, police said. The officer was taken to St. Vincent’s […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport woman charged with embezzlement

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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman is charged with stealing more than $50,000 from a local kitchen remodeling company. April Trowell, 24, was charged Monday with first-degree larceny and first-degree computer crimes. She was being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. Trowell was an employee at Hope Kitchen, a kitchen remodeling company located in Bridgeport, Stamford […] [Read More]
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Felon faces 54 years for selling guns, drugs

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man with an extensive criminal record is facing up to 54 years in prison after being found guilty of selling guns and drugs in the city. A Superior Court jury deliberated for about a day before finding Tyriece Fuller guilty of sale of narcotics, sale of narcotics within 1,500 feet of […] [Read More]
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Former Westport swim coach pleads to sex charges

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BRIDGEPORT – The former swim coach at Staples High School in Westport is facing up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting two young Fairfield girls over a three-year period. Jeffrey Schare pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin to two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of […] [Read More]
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Arrest made in ATM thefts

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BRIDGEPORT – Police have made an arrest in the theft of two ATM machines from a local grocery store. Carlos Cedeno, 26, of Bunnell Street, was charged Friday with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and criminal mischief. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. On January 23, police found two dented and open ATM […] [Read More]
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Prosecutor: good samaritan molested children

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, who was kind enough to take a neighbor’s family in after their electricity was turned off and ended up molesting the family’s two young children, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. “He took advantage of us and he hurt my beautiful young daughter,” the children’s’ mother sobbed before […] [Read More]
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Baseball on trial

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America’s pastime is on trial in a Bridgeport federal courthouse as professional baseball is being accused of allowing violence by players against other players. Lawyers for Jonathan Nathans, a former catcher for the Bridgeport Bluefish, is suing the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League claiming his injuries in a “charging the mound” incident in […] [Read More]
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Court says same sex couple can sue

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HARTFORD – In a resounding victory for same sex couples, the state Supreme Court Tuesday ruled a Norwalk woman can seek monetary damages for medical malpractice done to her female partner. Margaret Mueller and Charlotte Stacey were the first same sex couple to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2006  seeking damages for loss of […] [Read More]
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