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Cordaryl Silva gets 50 years

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MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva gets 50 years in state prison for the murder of Javon Zimmerman, a reputed Ansonia drug dealer. Silva, 26, of Ansonia , was convicted by a jury of the 2012 shooting outside J. R.’s Cafe in downtown Derby. [Read More]

Silva gets 50 years for Derby murder

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MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva asked for the maximum 63 year sentence. But Superior Court Judge Denise Markle only gave the 26-year old convicted murder 50 years. Silva was convicted in April following a trial for the 2012 murder of Havon Zimmerman, a reputed Ansonia drug dealer outside R.J.’s Cafe in downtown Derby. Steven Silva, the defendant’s father […] [Read More]

Cordaryl Silva to be sentenced in Derby murder

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MILFORD-Cordaryl Silva convicted in April for the 2012 murder of Javon Zimmerman outside R.J.’s Cafe in downtown Derby faces sentencing today. Silva,23, of Ansonia, faces a maximum 60 years in prison. Evidence in his trial linked the murder to a series of Valley drug disputes which included two other murders. [Read More]

Pettway accused of assaulting fed

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BRIDGEPORT-The man who gunned his car and rammed it into a federal agent’s vehicle to avoid being arrest Monday now faces a federal charge. Bernard Pettway, 38, of Colorado Avenue, was arrested Friday for assault on a federal agent with a dangerous weapon. He also was detained without bond pending a hearing next week before […] [Read More]
Police outside the Lafayette Street home in Milford where the stabbing occured

Milford stabbing case kicked up to higher court

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MILFORD-The stabbing case against Gustave Meyers accused of stabbing his girlfriend’s father was kicked up to the higher court where more serious charges are heard. Superior Court Judge John Ronan set July 8 for Meyers’ next appearance. He is charged with first-degree assault and breach of peace stemming from the stabbing of Michael Meahan during […] [Read More]

Search on for damaged red Buick

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BRIDGEPORT-Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities are searching for a red Buick LeSabre with front end damage after it rammed an undercover ATF vehicle here and fled onto the Turnpike. Pursuing police vehicles lost the Buick near the Bronson Road exit of I-95. The car’s owner is believed to live on Beechwood Avenue. No […] [Read More]

New Police Sgt in Ansonia

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ANSONIA-Alex Barreira, a 10-year veteran in the police department is being promoted to sergeant in the patrol division. “He’s very deserving of this,” said Chief Kevin Hale. “He’ll start as sergeant in July.” Hale said Barreira has worked with federal agents in a task force role in recent years. There are no plans to hire […] [Read More]

Stamford bottle bomb leads to conviction

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HARTFORD-A jilted lover tried to seriously disfigure his girlfriend by placing hydrochloric acid bombs in her car outside her Stamford home three years ago. Now Frank Mendoza,53, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla. faces up to 84 months in prison for interstate stalking when he is sentenced Sept. 3. Mendoza pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday during […] [Read More]

Msgr Meth drug supplier sentenced

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HARTFORD-For four years Chad McCluskey supplied Monsignor Kevin Wallin with supplies of Mexican-made methamphetamine to use and sell in Connecticut. McCluskey admitted shipping close to 10 pounds of the mind-consuming narcotic. That got him a 65-month federal prison term Wednesday from Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello. The sentence might have been higher but […] [Read More]
More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will run more than 530 miles beginning Wednesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics torch run begins Wednesday

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More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will cover 530 miles running with the Special Olympics’ torch beginning Wednesday. The run will conclude Friday evening when they deliver the torch to Jess Dow Field on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University for the Opening Ceremonies which will begin Friday at 7:15 p.m. The run will […] [Read More]