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Author: Daniel Tepfer

Headbutting soccer player scores probation

BRIDGEPORT – A University of Bridgeport women’s soccer player, who police said went on a head butting frenzy after she was passed over for a good sportsmanship award, is on her way back home to
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Bus stop creeper faces 4 years

BRIDGEPORT – The city’s “Bus Stop Creeper,” accused of molesting children at bus stops on the city’s East Side, is facing up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sex assault charges. Harry
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Police chief must pay nearly $65,000 for crash

BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court judge Thursday ordered Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. to pay nearly $65,000 to a local couple injured when Gaudett’s city owned SUV crashed into their car at a city
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Mistrial declared in vendetta murder trial

BRIDGEPORT –A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the trial of Travis “Scuz” Satawhite, accused of fatally shooting another man in 2006 following a 7-year vendetta, after the jury said it couldn’t
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Man faces 15 years in TV-style car crash

BRIDGEPORT – It played out like a bad cop TV show. A local man comes out of a grocery store to see someone making off with his 2006 Dodge Magnum car and immediately leaps on the roof in an effort to
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Sandy Hook school security guard threatened

MONROE – A local man was arrested after police said he threatened a security guard at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Thomas Coppola, 48, of Sentry Hill Road, was charged with threatening and breach of
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UB soccer player charged with assault

BRIDGEPORT – A member of the University of Bridgeport women’s soccer team attacked fellow members of her team in a drunken rage after she was passed over for an award, police said. Danielle Puddefoot,
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Jury awards woman $4.25 million in medical malpractice case

BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court jury awarded $4.25 million to a local woman who claimed she was permanently disabled as a result of the malpractice of a local anesthesiologist. The six-member jury
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Travis "Scuz" Satawhite is on trial for the 2006 homicide of Jermaine Reese, on Read Street, in Bridgeport, Conn. Contributed photo.

Murder jury ends 7th day of deliberations without a verdict

BRIDGEPORT – Jurors in the trial of Travis “Scuz” Satawhite, accused of fatally shooting another man in 2006 following a 7-year vendetta, ended a seventh day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching
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Alleged killer faces store owner’s family in court

BRIDGEPORT –The Salgado family had vowed they would be at every court hearing for their patriarch’s alleged killer and there they were Tuesday morning, sitting in the back of the courtroom as Leighton
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