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Judge fines civil rights lawyer

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BRIDGEPORT – A Danbury civil rights lawyer was fined by a federal judge for lying in in a lawsuit that claimed Bridgeport city officials have a policy against hiring African-American lawyers. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer threw out Josephine Smalls Miller’s discrimination lawsuit against the city and fined her $1,500. He also referred the case […] [Read More]
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Woman sexually assaulted at dollar store

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STRATFORD – An employee of a dollar store was arrested Wednesday after police said he sexually assaulted a female customer in the store. Police said Pablo Garcia later admitted assaulting the customer but attributed it to smoking PCP for a week. “I did touch the white girl, but I was not in the right state […] [Read More]
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Family of slain Oxford woman gets car back

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MILFORD – The family of an Oxford woman allegedly shot to death last May by her estranged husband will get the car back the husband used in his getaway. Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti granted a joint motion by State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor and Scott Gellatly’s public defender, David Egan, to return the 2013 Ford […] [Read More]
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Maren Sanchez’s alleged killer in court

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MILFORD – Just days before Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death in a Jonathan Law High School corridor last April she had spent spring break with her father, Jose Sanchez, in Florida. “It had been a special time between father and daughter,” said Jose Sanchez’s lawyer, Anthony Bonadies. “They had grown very close.” Wednesday morning […] [Read More]
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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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