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Daniel Tepfer

Man charged with harassing voters

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BRIDGEPORT – Police said a local man harassed residents outside a polling place Tuesday night, demanding they only vote for Democratic candidates. Keshan Nichols, 36, of Stoneridge Road, was charged with breach of peace and doing activity prohibited at a polling place. He was released after posting $1,000 bond. Police said shortly after 6 p.m., […] [Read More]
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Trisha Jennings

Stratford man arrested in connection with woman’s death

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A Stratford man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman on Sunday. Richard Tripp, 24, of Hollister Street, was charged with interfering with an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting $5,000 bond. Last Saturday, police said they were called to the intersection of Summit and […] [Read More]
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State cops bust major drug operation in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT -State police task forces, along with federal investigators, earlier this week busted an illegal drug processing plant in the city that was sending pounds of Ecstasy, synthetic marijuana and the so-called Bath Salts throughout the country for sale. State police said they seized more than 150 pounds of synthetic marijuana during raids and arrested […] [Read More]
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Nurse denied probation for allegedly masturbating in front of paralyzed woman

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BRIDGEPORT – A Stratford male nurse, accused of forcing a paralyzed young woman to watch him masturbate, was denied a special form of probation Tuesday. Following a two-day hearing, Superior Court Judge Earl Richards denied Michael Albert, accelerated rehabilitation ruling instead that the 44-year-old nurse should face trial for the serious allegations. Accelerated rehabilitation is […] [Read More]
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Court rules Westport doctor can be sued for HIPAA violation

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HARTFORD – The state Supreme Court has ruled, in a case involving a Westport doctor’s office that patients can sue for negligence if a medical office violates HIPAA regulations, which dictate how medical offices must maintain patient confidentiality. This is the first time the state’s highest court has made a ruling regarding this issue.  Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Fisticuffs follow teen’s court hearing

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BRIDGEPORT – Rival factions clashed behind the Main Street courthouse Tuesday morning following the court appearance of a 17-year-old city youth charged with the daytime shooting of an alleged rival gang member on a downtown street. More than 50 family and friends of Fabian “Fab” Francis and his alleged victim, 21-year-old Ryan Hernandez, filled the […] [Read More]
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Monroe man sentenced for fraud

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HARTFORD – A Monroe man was sentenced to five months in a halfway house for defrauding the owner of a Bridgeport apartment complex out of $275,000 in rents. Anthony Testo, 67, owner of ACT Builders, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
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Man pleads guilty to killing college student

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to taking part in the robbery and murder of a college student here two years ago. Johnnie “Jeezy” Jefferson, 24, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to causing a death with a firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. […] [Read More]
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Milford police seek two in home invasion

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MILFORD- Police have two men in custody and are searching for two more in connection with an alleged home invasion. Zachary Labbe, 23 of Salem Walk and Michael Fox, 21 of Pearson Avenue, have been charged with home invasion, first-degree assault and conspiracy charges. They are both being held in lieu of $250,000 bonds. Meanwhile […] [Read More]
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Not guilty in cold case trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Leonard Jackson was found not guilty of the murder of a young woman  who was found strangled and raped in Seaside Park 34 years ago today. After four days of deliberation, the jury disregarded DNA evidence and an alleged confession to the crime and found the 55-year-old Jackson not guilty of the crime. […] [Read More]
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