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Court rules Westport doctor can be sued for HIPAA violation

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HARTFORD – The state Supreme Court has ruled, in a case involving a Westport doctor’s office that patients can sue for negligence if a medical office violates HIPAA regulations, which dictate how medical offices must maintain patient confidentiality. This is the first time the state’s highest court has made a ruling regarding this issue.  Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Fisticuffs follow teen’s court hearing

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BRIDGEPORT – Rival factions clashed behind the Main Street courthouse Tuesday morning following the court appearance of a 17-year-old city youth charged with the daytime shooting of an alleged rival gang member on a downtown street. More than 50 family and friends of Fabian “Fab” Francis and his alleged victim, 21-year-old Ryan Hernandez, filled the […] [Read More]
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Monroe man sentenced for fraud

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HARTFORD – A Monroe man was sentenced to five months in a halfway house for defrauding the owner of a Bridgeport apartment complex out of $275,000 in rents. Anthony Testo, 67, owner of ACT Builders, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
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Man pleads guilty to killing college student

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to taking part in the robbery and murder of a college student here two years ago. Johnnie “Jeezy” Jefferson, 24, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to causing a death with a firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. […] [Read More]
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Milford police seek two in home invasion

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MILFORD- Police have two men in custody and are searching for two more in connection with an alleged home invasion. Zachary Labbe, 23 of Salem Walk and Michael Fox, 21 of Pearson Avenue, have been charged with home invasion, first-degree assault and conspiracy charges. They are both being held in lieu of $250,000 bonds. Meanwhile […] [Read More]
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Not guilty in cold case trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Leonard Jackson was found not guilty of the murder of a young woman  who was found strangled and raped in Seaside Park 34 years ago today. After four days of deliberation, the jury disregarded DNA evidence and an alleged confession to the crime and found the 55-year-old Jackson not guilty of the crime. […] [Read More]
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Trumbull cop pleads guilty to sex assault of teen

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BRIDGEPORT – A 20-year veteran of the Trumbull police force is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenaged girl he met through the department’s explorer program. His wife sitting in the back of the courtroom, William Ruscoe, 45, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault before […] [Read More]
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Harding High School boys basketball coach Charles Clemons, Jr., 40, is arraigned on the charge of risk of injury to a minor, in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Harding coach gets probation

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BRIDGEPORT – Harding High School boys’ basketball coach Charles Clemons Jr., accused of leaving his 4-year-old son home alone,  was granted special probation following a hearing this morning. Superior Court Judge Robin Pavia granted Clemons accelerated rehabilitation after a number of supporters spoke on Clemons behalf and he tearfully apologized for his actions. Under accelerated rehabilitation […] [Read More]
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Jury struggles with cold case murder

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  BRIDGEPORT – Jurors in the trial of Leonard Jackson, charged with a 34-year-old murder of a young woman here, appeared to be struggling with a verdict as they completed a third day of deliberations Thursday. Jackson, 55, is charged with murder for the Oct. 30, 1980 death of  30-year-old Estella “Stella” Brantley the mother […] [Read More]
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Deliberations continue in cold case murder

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BRIDGEPORT – Jurors in the trial of Leonard Jackson, charged with a 34-year-old murder of a young woman here,  will begin their third day of deliberation this morning. The 12-member jury has so far deliberated about three hours during the past two days. Jackson, 55, is charged with murder for the Oct. 30, 1980 death […] [Read More]
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