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Male nursing assistant charged with raping male patient

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BRIDGEPORT – A former male nursing assistant at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting an incapacitated male patient, has been charged with raping another male patient at the hospital. Gonzalo Flores, who had worked at the hospital since August 2011,  has admitted sexually assaulting even more patients, police said. “St. Vincent’s […] [Read More]
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KFC robbers sought

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BRIDGEPORT – Detectives are seeking the public’s help identifying two suspects who attempted to rob a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise on Boston Ave. Officers Edwin Abreu Jr. and Alexander Wilde responded to the restaurant . at about 9:12 Sunday night. An employee stated that she saw two males in hooded sweatshirts enter over the store […] [Read More]
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Man charged with Monroe break ins

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MONROE – A local man was arrested in connection with two home break ins during the summer. Gary Simna, 56, of Maple Drive, was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny and impairing the morals of a minor. He was released after posting $35,000 bond. On June 19, officers responded to a Spring Hill […] [Read More]
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Police: Stratford teen charged with rape

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STRATFORD – A local teen has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. Police said they arrested 18-year-old John Siler, of Success Avenue, on Monday and charged him with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond. Police said they were called to Stonybrook […] [Read More]
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Police: Sikorsky mechanic had cocaine, pipe

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STRATFORD – A mechanic at Sikorsky Aircraft was arrested after police said she brought cocaine and a pipe to smoke it in to work. Jill Groves, 54, of Silverbeech Drive, Naugatuck, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released after posting $500 bond. Police said Groves was working at […] [Read More]
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Man claims he strangled girlfriend to protect her

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stamford man claims he accidentally strangled his girlfriend while trying to keep her calm in the back seat of a friend’s car last year. Cesar Martinez, 29, of Greyrock Place, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree manslaughter Monday afternoon in Superior Court here. Dressed in a grey suit, no tie, Martinez […] [Read More]
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Man sentenced to 30 years in 18-year-old double murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, one of five in the state involved in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down life without parole prison terms for juveniles, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for riddling a couple with bullets as they sat in their car on a Bridgeport street 18 years […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport mom arrested after son’s court appearance

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BRIDGEPORT – She’s a mother only an accused wheelman could love. Ten minutes after she was appointed Thursday by a judge as guardian for her teenaged son, who was allegedly the getaway driver in last August’s gang –related fatal shooting on a downtown street, Toyo Diaz walked out of the Main Street courtroom and into […] [Read More]
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Lawyers give back to community

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BRIDGEPORT – Members of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association held a Horn of Plenty food drive and collected 22 bags and 54 boxes of food for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. In addition, Nancy Ganassini, executive director, presented a check in the amount of $760 to Terry Wilcox, executive director of the mission, to purchase much […] [Read More]
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Police: Local man distributed drug from China

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, accused of funneling millions of dollars of dangerous synthetic drugs from China to the southern U.S., had a stash of stolen guns and bags of drugs in a storage unit here. Michael Young, 43, of Sunshine Circle, already held on numerous state and federal drug charges, was arraigned Wednesday on […] [Read More]
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