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Alleged Fairfield bomb maker gets probation

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BRIDGEPORT – A Fairfield chemist, who shocked his neighbors in the ultra-rich community of Greenfield Hill after more than 100 explosive devices and vats of dangerous chemicals were discovered in his home, was granted a special probation program Thursday. Following a brief hearing Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin granted Joseph Callahan, 70, accelerated rehabilitation. “My […] [Read More]
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Murder, suicide in Milford

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MILFORD – Police and TV news trucks rushed to the neighborhood of Jonathan Law High School for the second time in two months Wednesday – this time for a bizarre murder suicide. Residents of this quiet neighborhood of single-family homes rushed outside just after 1 p.m. at the sounds of gunshots to see a man […] [Read More]
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Accused prom date killer in court Wednesday

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MILFORD – High school junior Christopher Plaskon, accused of fatally stabbing a classmate in a school hallway after she refused to go to the prom with him, will make his second court appearance Wednesday in Superior Court here. The 17-year-old Plaskon is expected to waive a hearing on probable cause – where prosecutors would have […] [Read More]
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Police: woman’s attacker may be linked to other crimes

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BRIDGEPORT –State prosecutors want a drifter, accused of choking and attempting to rape an 89-year-old Stratford woman as she tended her garden, to submit his DNA for testing to see if he is connected with other crimes. Jose Correa, 24, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted murder, attempted aggravated first-degree sexual assault and first-degree strangulation, […] [Read More]
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Cops nab fitness burglar

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MONROE – Police have arrested a New Haven man they say is responsible for a series of smash and grab burglaries from cars parked outside fitness gyms from North Haven to Greenwich. Trevor Murphy, 26, of New Haven, was charged with fifth-degree larceny, credit card theft and criminal mischief for the burglary of a car […] [Read More]
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Cops: Driver crashed into police car

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BRIDGEPORT – A drunk driver plowed into a city police car, police said. Miguel Rivera, 44, who police said had an alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, crashed into a police cruiser at Confronted after the crash, police said Rivera admitted he had “a couple of beers.”Bishop and East avenues Friday night. Rivera […] [Read More]
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State trooper turns down plea bargain in theft case

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BRIDGEPORT – A state trooper, accused of stealing a motorists money and gold cross as the man lay dying on the Merritt Parkway, is heading for trial. After Aaron “AJ” Huntsman turned down a plea bargain for a second time Monday that would mean he would only serve a year in prison, Superior Court Judge […] [Read More]
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Man who killed contractor over fence dispute transferred out of prison

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Cuban freedom fighter, who hacked off the head of a contractor who installed his fence upside down, has been transferred to a nursing home. Jesus Yanes, 72, was found mentally incompetent to stand trial with no chance of being restored to competency. Initially held in prison, he has been transferred to […] [Read More]
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Jury: hospital botched woman’s operation

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DANBURY – In what is believed to be the largest malpractice verdict against the hospital, a Superior Court jury Friday ordered Danbury Hospital to pay $12 million to a Redding great grandmother who’s botched her hernia operation nearly ended her life. The six-member jury deliberated about four hours before finding the hospital negligent for the […] [Read More]
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Jury orders Danbury Hospital to pay $12 mil

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DANBURY – A Superior Court jury Friday ordered Danbury Hospital to pay $12 million to a Redding woman who claimed surgeons botched her hernia operation. The six-member jury deliberated about four hours before finding the hospital negligent for the injuries caused to 65-year-old Vivian Gagliano. It is believed to be the largest malpractice verdict against […] [Read More]
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