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Feds: man told residents he was Adam Lanza

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A Venezuela man made numerous phone calls to Newtown residents claiming to be Adam Lanza just days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 children and adults, federal authorities said. Wilfredo Cardenas Hoffman, 30, of El Hatillo, Venezuela, was arrested Saturday in Miami on a federal criminal complaint charging him with […] [Read More]
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Monroe man pleads guilty to fraud charges

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HARTFORD – The Monroe owner of a property management company has pleaded guilty in federal court to fraud and tax charges stemming from a scheme to defraud a Bridgeport-based residential property owner. Anthony Testo, 66, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez to defrauding the victim of $275,000. He also failed to report […] [Read More]
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Man on trial accused of killing 14-year-old

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court jury began hearing testimony this morning in the trial of Laheen “Heeme” Jones, accused of fatally shooting 14-year-old Justin Thompson two years ago. The crime sparked anti-violence rallies across the city and resulted in the now two-year-old youth curfew. Police officers testified finding Thompson lying on the Sidewalk on Seaview […] [Read More]
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Student gets probation for hospital bomb threats

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BRIDGEPORT — A nursing student, who threatened to blow up St. Vincent’s Medical Center because she didn’t get an invitation to a classmate’s wedding, was given a suspended sentence Friday. Theresa Burden, 38, sent a series of threatening letters — some containing a dangerous-looking substance — to the hospital, police said. She pleaded guilty to […] [Read More]
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Woman awarded $460,000 for assault

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BRIDGEPORT – A city woman, who was slashed across the face with a box cutter during an argument with another woman, was awarded more than $460,000 Friday. Following a trial before him, Superior Court Judge Richard Gilardi ordered 23-year-old India Fitzpatrick to pay 21-year-old Loretta Cooper $468,326 for economic damages and for the intentional infliction […] [Read More]
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Meehan to judge judges

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BRIDGEPORT – Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday appointed local lawyer Richard Meehan Jr. to head the state’s Judicial Review Council. The council reviews complaints against state judges and based on the complaint can recommend a judge be suspended or removed. Meehan replaces Wayne Keeney who was recently appointed a family magistrate. [Read More]
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Man sentenced to 8 years for domestic violence

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man convicted of choking his former girlfriend last July was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison. Ronaldo Morales, 27, had been found guilty by a jury of third-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint and threatening. Assistant State’s Attorney Ann Lawlor had urged Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky Jr. to impose the […] [Read More]
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Controversial bar manager arrested

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BRIDGEPORT – A convicted sex offender, who caused uproar in the Black Rock neighborhood when he was hired as general manager of a Fairfield Avenue bar, has been arrested. Mario Marro, 47, general manager of Naughty Water Whiskey Bar and Grille, at 2931 Fairfield Ave., was charged with violating his probation. In 2001, Marro was […] [Read More]
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Monroe man arrested for stopping speeder

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MONROE – A local resident fed up with cars speeding through his neighborhood was arrested after police said he tried to take matters into his own hands. David Kuban, 30, stopped one of the speeding cars and angrily motioned towards a holstered gun he was wearing, police said. He was charged with breach of peace […] [Read More]
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Suspect crashes roadblock, leads police on chase

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man suspected of selling drugs, crashed through a police roadblock and led officers on a chase before being arrested late Monday night. Bernard Pettway, 38, of Colorado Avenue, was charged with third-degree assault, engaging police in a pursuit, interfering with police, second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He was later released […] [Read More]
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