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Daniel Tepfer

Monsignor Martin Ryan says mass at Our Lady of Grace Church in Stratford,

Investigation urged of priests accused of abuse

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BRIDGEPORT –Groups supporting victims of sexual abuse by priests Wednesday called on Bishop Frank Caggiano to keep his pledge about being more proactive against priests in the diocese accused of abuse and urged him to hire an outside firm to investigate two priests who have been accused in the past of abuse. “The bishop needs […] [Read More]
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Cops: Pastor stole from parishioner

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STRATFORD – The pastor of a 90-year-old church here was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing more than $173,000 from an elderly parishioner. Robert Genevicz, 67, pastor of the Stratford Baptist Church on Huntington Road, was charged with first-degree larceny. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond. Police said the arrest comes after nearly […] [Read More]
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Cops: Fired CO threatened to shoot up prison

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BRIDGEPORT – Police said a fired corrections officer threatened to “shoot up” the Bridgeport Correctional Center. Christopher Anello, 28, of Norwalk, was charged Tuesday with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a written promise to appear in court. Anello declined comment on his arrest. State Police said Anello, a probationary […] [Read More]
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Not everyone likes peas

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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman faces charges after threatening a neighbor with a knife and pot of boiling peas. The victim and suspect both live in a rooming house at 941 Noble Ave. The victim, 57, told Officers Thomas Kristy and Michael Stanitis that he provided some food to the suspect to prepare for him  […] [Read More]
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Roszkowski gets death penalty

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BRIDGEPORT – Former Trumbull resident Richard Roszkowski was given the death penalty for the 2006 murders of Holly Flannery, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper. [Read More]
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Bond set at $5 mil in Easton hanging case

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BRIDGEPORT – A judge, stating he has serious concerns about the safety of the victim, raised the bond to $5 million for an Easton man, charged with trying to hang his wife from the garage ceiling. Cory Dawid will remain behind bars after Judge Robert Devlin increased the bond from $1 million. Dawid’s lawyer, Edward […] [Read More]
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Lina Pacelli

Derby woman sues Metro-North for $10 million

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BRIDGEPORT – Lina Pacelli will never ride the train again but the Derby woman hopes that one day she will be able to walk without constant pain. On Friday, the 54-year-old Pacelli filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against Metro-North railroad for injuries she suffered when her derailed train was hit by another train here […] [Read More]
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Woman charged with stealing power

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Police in Bridgeport say a local woman stole nearly $30,000 in electricity over five years. Lori Rodriguez, 49, of Beechwood Avenue, was charged with second-degree larceny, identity theft, criminal impersonation and second-degree forgery. Police said Rodriguez sent letters to United Illuminating purporting to be from a local doctor claiming Rodriguez was suffering from a life […] [Read More]
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Death jury reports deadlock – goes on

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BRIDGEPORT – Reporting they are deadlocked after five days of deliberation, a 12-member jury was ordered to resume deliberations Monday on whether a former Trumbull man should get the death penalty for the murder of three people, including a 9-year-old girl. The jury of five men and seven women sent out the jury form Friday […] [Read More]
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Fencing coach gets two years for sex assault

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Fairfield high school fencing coach was sentenced Friday to two years in prison after pleading guilty  to sexually assaulting a female student at Fairfield Ludlowe High School last year. John Tejada, 36, of Mixville Road in Cheshire, who coached fencing at both Fairfield Ludlowe and the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club […] [Read More]
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