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Fundraiser for retired Lt. Tim Murphy

Hockey fundraiser for Norwalk cop Saturday

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NORWALK-Auctions, dinner and a hockey game will help raise money Saturday for retired Norwalk Police Lt. Tim Murphy who is battling cancer. Murphy was diagnosed with the illness shortly after retiring in February. He served 33 years in the Police Department. He also taught criminal justice at Norwalk Community College. The benefit will begin with […] [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Gambino betting ring leads to guilty plea

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STAMFORD-A New York City bookmaker’s involvement in a mob-controlled gambling operation here now faces a year in prison and a loss of $160,988. Salvatore Ferraioli, 33, of Staten Island, N.Y. pleaded guilty to failing to file a wagering tax return in 2011 during proceedings Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in the Hartford […] [Read More]
U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill

Milford man who used dead mother’s SS gets prison

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MILFORD-A 69-year-old city man will be spending six months in federal prison after admitting that he used Social Security benefits sent to his mother. But William E. Chase’s mother had been dead for the past 26 years. As a result Chase was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to six months in prison […] [Read More]
Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall

2 Bridgeport drug dealers sent to federal prison

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BRIDGEPORT-The state’s chief federal judge imposed federal prison terms on two city men who admitted participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy near the Trumbull Gardens Housing project. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall sentenced Rashad Heard, 25 to five years in prison and Tysheem Wright, 28, to 15 months in prison. The pair were […] [Read More]

Sarah Merriam named U.S. Magistrate Judge

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NEW HAVEN-A former federal public defender has been selected as the new U.S. Magistrate Judge. Sarah A. L. Merriam, 43, will replace retiring U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons next month. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall said Merriam was chosen by the state’s federal judges from among five finalists. There were 76 applicants […] [Read More]

Accident ties up I-95 near Exit 25

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A two-car accident has tied up traffic on I-95 near exit 25. State police as well as emergency vehicles are on the scene. However, state police said there are no injuries. [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Darien men accused in $10 million USDA rip-off

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NEW HAVEN-The program was designed to encourage financings of commercial exports. But three individuals, including a Darien man, are accusing of ripping off the U.S. Department of Agriculture of about $10 million and lining their pockets with some of the money. On Monday, Pablo Calderon, 59, of Darien pleaded not guilty to conspiring to commit […] [Read More]
Ernie Newton. Photo: Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post

Ernie Newton’s court appearance postponed

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HARTFORD-Former State Sen. Ernie Newton won a reprieve of his federal court appearance for violating his supervised release. U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny postponed Newton’s scheduled Tuesday appearance to April 8 at 2 p.m. At that time, Newton will answer the government’s claim that his recent state court conviction on three felony charges constitutes a […] [Read More]
Ernie Newton. Photo: Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post

Ernie Newton gets 6 months

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HARTFORD- Former State Sen. Ernie Newton will be returning to prison for 6 months as a result of baiting state campaign financing laws. Superior Court Judge Julia Dewey said she could not ignore the former legislator’s prior federal conviction. She did allow him to remain free in a promise to appear while he appeals. Newton […] [Read More]

Valley parents invited to Internet Safety Night at Seymour MS

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SEYMOUR-Want to know how to protect your kids from the Internet? The Seymour Public School System is presenting an evening discussion for parents on internet safety. The program which will take place at Seymour Middle School, 211 Mountain Road will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to any parent from Ansonia, […] [Read More]