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Chef to be tried for murder in fatal road rage

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court judge Friday found the state has probable cause to try a local chef for murder in a fatal road rage incident on the Route 8/25 Connector last December. Following a three-day hearing in which Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. put on much of his evidence in the […] [Read More]
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‘Vodka’ mom arrested

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MONROE – A Wethersfield mom was arrested Friday after police said she supplied vodka to four 14-year-old girls. When police confronted Kimberly Dawn Shaw they said she admitted buying the vodka. “I bought the alcohol for (the girls) because I was stupid,” police said Shaw told them. Shaw, 35, of Two Stone Drive, Wethersfield, was […] [Read More]
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Guilty plea entered in Milford restaurant robbery

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MILFORD — A Shelton man has pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, and faces a nine-year prison sentence, the Milford Patch reports. Jose Octavio Balserio, 42, of Hill Street in Shelton, admitted robbing the now-closed Indigo by the Water Restaurant on Schooner Lane almost exactly a year ago. Balserio and Angel Ortiz broke into the restaurant […] [Read More]
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Widow gets four years for torching Monroe home

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BRIDGEPORT — A Florida widow and mother of two young children was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for torching her former million-dollar home in Monroe for the insurance money. “Three months ago I had a beautiful family and now I am here,” 39-year-old Amanda Azevedo told Superior Court Judge John Blawie. “Please let […] [Read More]
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Richard Paoletto speaks at his final City Council meeting in February.

Paoletto lands on feet in private sector

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After retiring from a municipal job and resigning his City Council seat in February amidst an internal sexual harassment probe, prominent Democrat Richard Paoletto quickly secured a private sector job with a well-known, politically-connected construction firm. And Mayor Bill Finch’s office will not say if it had a role in helping him get the job. […] [Read More]
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Monroe man sentenced to prison for child porn

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BRIDGEPORT – Anthony Bocchino admitted to downloading more than 70 hours of child pornography at his Monroe home but a Middletown psychologist Friday claimed that is not a sign that Bocchino is a sexual deviant. “There is no indication of deviant sexual interest,” State’s Attorney John Smriga read aloud from Dr. David D’Amora’s evaluation to […] [Read More]
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This is the machete that was seized by Derby police during an altercation between two men Thursday afternoon.

Cops: Fighting men had machete, handgun

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Derby police stopped a dispute between two men Thursday afternoon that could have resulted in serious injuries. Quick action by Derby police resulted in no injuries and two men behind bars. Here is Lt. Justin Stanko’s account of the incident. At approximately 3:15 PM Thursday,  the Derby Police Department responded to the area of the […] [Read More]
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Suspect Armado Rodriguez. Contributed photo.

Stabbing victims released from hospital

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MILFORD — A home health aide and her elderly male patient have been released from the hospital after treatment for stab wounds. The suspect, Amado Rodriguez, 48, broke into the elderly man’s Washington Street home shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, entered the woman’s room and stabbed her in the neck while she was sleeping, […] [Read More]
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