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Trumbull dad arrested after toddler found in busy street

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TRUMBULL- The owner of a Bridgeport market was arrested after police said they found his 3-year-old son wandering a busy street here. Haidar Arar, 45, of Haviland Drive, was charged with risk of injury to a minor. He was released on a promise to appear in court. He owns the Marina Market on reservoir Avenue. […] [Read More]
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Factions clash following murder arraignment

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BRIDGEPORT –Rival factions clashed in the Golden Hill Street courthouse Tuesday following the arraignment of a high school student accused of fatally shooting an older man Monday afternoon. The two sides exchanged angry glances in the courtroom as 18-year-old Nasir Hargett, a senior at Bullard Havens Technical High School, was brought before Superior Court Judge […] [Read More]
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Trooper sentenced to a year for stealing from dying motorist

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BRIDGEPORT – A state trooper, caught on his own dashboard camera stealing a dying motorist’s cash and gold crucifix, was sentenced Friday to one year in prison. “You were the one person to trust with that money but you threw that trust out the window,” Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin told Aaron Huntsman. The 18-year […] [Read More]
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Stratford grandmother pleads no contest to stealing ‘god’s gift’

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford grandmother said she put her trust in god when more than $70,000 suddenly appeared in her bank account on the eve of her house being foreclosed on. But Donna Hutchinson apparently had no trust that a jury would see it her way and instead pleaded no contest Friday to first-degree larceny. […] [Read More]
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Arrest made in fatal hit and run

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BRIDGEPORT –The family of a young man run down on a city street reacted with surprise and anger Friday after his alleged killer was allowed to be released Friday. Dennis Berrios, 36, turned himself in after being told there was a warrant for his arrest, was released after posting $150,000 bond. During a court hearing, […] [Read More]
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Police: student used phony money at cafeteria

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BRIDGEPORT – A local college student was charged with passing counterfeit money at the cafeteria at Housatonic Community College. State police said David Dawson, 19, of Trumbull, initially claimed he got the phony money from his mother, a Danbury lawyer,  but later confessed it had come from his drug dealer. Dawson was charged with first-degree […] [Read More]
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Judge rules against driver in fire truck crash

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BRIDGEPORT – A city man is responsible for his own injuries caused when he crashed into a stopped fire truck two years ago, a judge ruled Thursday. In a 5-page decision, Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe ruled that Kamora King is not entitled to any civil damages against either the fire department or the city. […] [Read More]
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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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