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Bpt man gets 22 years for murder

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HARTFORD-A federal judge sentenced a Bridgeport man to 22 years in federal prison for the  Oct . 10, 2012 robbery/murder of Dawayne Cobb. U.S. DIstrict  Judge Michael Shea imposed the term Tuesday on Johnnie Jefferson who was earning a living robbing drug dealers who he knew would not report the crime to police. This time […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport felon indicted on new gun charge

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BRIDGEPORT-A city man with prior state gun convictions was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lorenzo Carter, 20, is accused of possessing a .22 caliber handgun on April 8. A year earlier he was arrested by police and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, […] [Read More]

FBI head warns of ISIL here

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NEW HAVEN-The FBI director said everyone of his field offices including Connecticut are dealing with attempts by ISIL to recruit “troubled souls” to kill in the English-speaking world. James Comey, a Westport resident who became the seventh director of the FBI some 20 months ago, said ISIL’s (or the Islamic State also referred to as […] [Read More]

Truck rolls off Bridgeport boat ramp

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BRIDGEPORT-Memorial Day 2015 will never be forgotten by Caesar Sanchez. A sunny day of riding the waves near Dolphin’s Cove turned into a total loss when his  2002 Dodge Dakota SXT rolled off the boat ramp out into 15 feet of water off Seaview Avenue and sank just after 4 p.m. Caesar Sanchez of Clinton, […] [Read More]

Woodbury lawyer busted in Oxford estate theft

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NEW HAVEN – Federal authorities have arrested a former Woodbury lawyer in connection with $1.8 million missing from the estate of an Oxford woman. Peter M. Clark will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Sarah Merriam at the federal courthouse here this afternoon. Clark served as the executor for the estate of Miriam Strong, a wealthy […] [Read More]

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Msgr. Kevin Wallin sentenced to 65 months  HARTFORD–An emotional outpouring of love and promises to help saved Msgr. Kevin Wallin from a decade behind bars for discarding his religious responsibilities for the addictive lure of crystal methamphetamine.  “You are indeed a very blessed person,” Senior U. S. District Judge Alfred Covello told the 63-year old […] [Read More]
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Judge sentences man to 28 years for Bridgeport murder

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HARTFORD-Federal prison will be Trumaine Hearst’s home for much of the next three decades after he admitted being the shooter in an Oct. 10, 2012 robbery/murder near Bridgeport’s Trumbull Gardens housing project. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea imposed a 28-year prison sentence Tuesday on Trumaine “Man” Hearst, 21. Hearst pleaded guilty on November 10, […] [Read More]

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Smith retiring

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HARTFORD — After 36-years on the bench, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith is calling it a career. Smith will hang up his black robes on June 30. For now, he is the longest sitting federal magistrate judge in the Second Circuit which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. A former federal prosecutor, Smith was appointed […] [Read More]