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Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti and Corporation Council John P. Marini

Ansonia officials warn of paving scams

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti and Corporation Counsel John Marini warned residents to be wary of a scam paving company circulating through the city. City officials and police have received reports of homeowners in the Hilltop area being solicited by individuals claiming to represent the Interstate Paving company, according to Marini. Similar incidents occurred in north Milford […] [Read More]

Senate confirms New Haven’s corporation counsel as Fed Judge

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NEW HAVEN-The city’s corporation counsel who spent nearly 11 years working for the American Civil Liberties union and the NAACP has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the state’s newest federal judge. The U.S. Senate confirmed Victor Bolden by a 49-46 vote mostly along party lines Thursday as the state’s 13 U.S. District judge. […] [Read More]

Teenage girl shot in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT-A teenage girl told police she was shot in the leg while walking on Knowlton Street early Monday evening. Aubaney Holmes told Det. Vincent Lariccia she heard a bang before feeling a burning sensation in her right lower leg. She believed the shot was fired from a passing black car. Police Officers Lori Nieves, Anthony […] [Read More]

Man stabbed in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Police are investigating the circumstances under which a 43-year-old city man was stabbed Monday. Lee Jones told police he was stabbed during a robbery by a teenager and he hitchhiked to Bridgeport Hospital. However police later learned that he was driven to the hospital by a friend. Jones became uncooperative when asked additional […] [Read More]
Jamal Dunlap

2 busted on drugs in Bridgeport

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Bridgeport – A crackdown on violence and drug dealing in the city’s East End led to the arrest of two men on Sixth Street Tuesday. Upon seeking police vehicles stop, two men loitering on a porch fled. Police arrested Jamal Dunlap, 24, of New Haven after finding crack cocaine hidden inside a body cavity. A […] [Read More]

False claims against Derby police lead to conviction

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HARTFORD — On Tuesday Edward Minerly pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false police brutality claims against Derby police. Minerly is due in Milford Superior Court on charges that he set his own apartment on fire in Derby. He faces charges of arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief in connection with the March […] [Read More]
Dennis Wilson

Ansonia bank robber busted 5 years later

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ANSONIA — A dropped cigarette and forensic science led to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a 2009 robbery of the Naugatuck Valley Savings Bank. Lt. Andrew Cota said DNA found on the cigarette compared with the suspect’s DNA led to the arrest of Dennis Wilson, 42, of Waterbury on a charge […] [Read More]

Derby to dedicate 9/11 Memorial Sunday

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DERBY-The Fire Department will dedicate its 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony on the Green beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Memorial includes an I-beam from the World Trade Center a top a pedestal and surrounded by a brick walkway. The beam was obtained by former Fire Chief William Nicoletti through a program offered by the […] [Read More]
Dwayne Cobb

Triggerman pleads guilty in 2012 Bridgeport murder

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HARTFORD–The suspected shooter in a 2012 murder of Dwayne Cobb, an Iona College graduate admitted Monday that he was the triggerman in the marijuana robbery that went bad. Trumaine Hearst, 19, now faces 25 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Feb. 3 by U.S. District Judge Michael Shea. Hearst pleaded guilty to felony […] [Read More]
Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar displays a tiger skin before authorities set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. A stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts were burned Sunday in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Wildlife trafficking topic of Quinnipiac School of Law’s symposium Saturday

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From a press release: NORTH HAVEN — The Quinnipiac Law Review’s annual symposium will examine U.S. and international efforts to address illegal wildlife trafficking. With a focus on ivory, symposium participants will examine the legal and policy issues critical to the debate, and Friends of Animals (FoA) will be front and center. Michael Harris, director […] [Read More]