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Arrest made in ATM thefts

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BRIDGEPORT – Police have made an arrest in the theft of two ATM machines from a local grocery store. Carlos Cedeno, 26, of Bunnell Street, was charged Friday with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and criminal mischief. He was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond. On January 23, police found two dented and open ATM […] [Read More]
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Prosecutor: good samaritan molested children

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, who was kind enough to take a neighbor’s family in after their electricity was turned off and ended up molesting the family’s two young children, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. “He took advantage of us and he hurt my beautiful young daughter,” the children’s’ mother sobbed before […] [Read More]
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Baseball on trial

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America’s pastime is on trial in a Bridgeport federal courthouse as professional baseball is being accused of allowing violence by players against other players. Lawyers for Jonathan Nathans, a former catcher for the Bridgeport Bluefish, is suing the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League claiming his injuries in a “charging the mound” incident in […] [Read More]
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Court says same sex couple can sue

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HARTFORD – In a resounding victory for same sex couples, the state Supreme Court Tuesday ruled a Norwalk woman can seek monetary damages for medical malpractice done to her female partner. Margaret Mueller and Charlotte Stacey were the first same sex couple to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2006  seeking damages for loss of […] [Read More]
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Trooper cops to theft from dying motorist

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BRIDGEPORT – A state trooper, caught on his own dashboard camera stealing a dying motorist’s cash and gold crucifix, is facing up to a year and a half in prison. Aaron “AJ” Huntsman, a 19-year veteran of the state police, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon under the Alford Doctrine to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence […] [Read More]
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Stratford garage owner charged with animal cruelty

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STRATFORD – The owner of a local body shop was charged with animal cruelty after police said they found two dogs tethered in the sun without food and water. Police said one of the dogs appeared to be dehydrated and in poor condition. Trevor Maximin, 50, owner of Maxi’s Auto body on Honeyspot Road, was […] [Read More]
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Cops monitor gang leader’s funeral

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BRIDGEPORT – Dozens of police officers, including the department’s SWAT team, stood at the ready outside Messiah Baptist Church Monday morning as former city gang leader Abraham Davidson was eulogized. Police estimated at more than 200 people attended the funeral at the church which is next door to the Police Department. Davidson, 23, the former […] [Read More]
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Police: woman took son’s ashes to casino

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BRIDGEPORT – Police said a local woman stole her son’s ashes from a funeral home and then took the urn with her to the Mohegan Sun casino. Raisa Gonzalez, 21, of Ogden Street Extension was charged with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny. Police said Gonzalez’s 8-month-old son died in Puerto Rico and […] [Read More]
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Social club closed, owners fined

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BRIDGEPORT – Ending  once and for all a social club that has plagued East End residents, a Superior Court judge Monday not only shuttered the club permanently but fined each of the club’s two owners $2,000. “This is a victory for the residents of the East End,” proclaimed Councilwoman Eneida Martinez-Walker after the ruling by […] [Read More]
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Ansonia man charged with unemployment fraud

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An Ansonia man has been charged with using a dead man’s social security number in an attempt to illegally collect unemployment compensation benefits. Jose Mendoza, 34, of 13 Rutland St., Ansonia, was charged with one count each of attempted larceny in the Second Degree by defrauding a public community, attempted unemployment compensation fraud, and identity […] [Read More]
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