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Two men sentenced for running drug operation in Bridgeport

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Two men that police say ran a drug organization from the Trumbull Gardens Housing Complex in Bridgeport were handed down stiff sentences in federal court this week. Ronell Hanks, 25, of Bridgeport was sentenced Thursday to 17-years imprisonment, followed by five-years of supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven […] [Read More]
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Mom collapses at sight of daughter’s grisly remains

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BRIDGEPORT – For the past two and a half weeks Corrinna Martin has patiently sat on a bench outside a Main Street courtroom spared from the grisly particulars of her daughter’s death. But Thursday morning, buoyed by the fact that the trial of Alyssiah Marie Wiley’s alleged killer was coming to an end, Martin decided […] [Read More]
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Stratford High sending students home early

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UPDATE 3:30 PM The district says Stratford Town Engineers have finished their assessment at Stratford High School and have deemed the building safe, according to a page on its website. Classes will resume tomorrow, Friday, February 27, 2015. UPDATE 1:30 PM Supt. Janet Robinson says the town engineer and representatives of Turner Construction are still […] [Read More]
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Cops: Milford man left feces, trashed hotel room

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MILFORD – The trashed scene of local hotel room looked like a night of wild rock-star antics or from a Hollywood movie about drunken nights  but it led to one man’s arrest recently. Michael Torento, 20, of Lenox Avenue was arrested Saturday after cops received a complaint from a hotel that a room he rented was […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Police investigate two attempted abductions

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BRIDGEPORT – Police are investigating two separate but similar incidents that occurred recently in which two teenage girls were approached on the East End by strange men. The first incident occurred on Sunday around 3 p.m. when a 14-year-old girl was walking home and allegedly approached by two younger black males in a black Audi […] [Read More]
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Accused student killer won’t testify

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BRIDGEPORT – With a surprise the defense rested its case Wednesday afternoon in the trial of a nurse charged with kidnapping, murdering and dismembering an Eastern Connecticut State University student. The surprise was that the defendant, Jermaine Richards, did not testify. The jury dismissed for the day, Richards stood before Superior Court Judge John Kavanewsky […] [Read More]
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Pimp accused of stealing ATM card from disabled man

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STRATFORD – Police said a mentally disabled man was tricked out of his debit card and checks by a Bloomfield man he contacted through a website advertising prostitutes. The Bloomfield man, later identified as Hakeem Burgess, was charged Wednesday with stealing nearly $3,000 from the victim’s bank account. Burgess, 26, was charged with third-degree larceny, […] [Read More]
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Pugh denies killing

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MILFORD – Matthew Pugh took the witness stand in his own defense Wednesday and denied killing Alexandra Ducsay, his ex-girlfriend. Pugh, a short thin man with a mustache and shaved head, admitted for the first time he was in Milford on May 19, 2006 — the day of the murder. But he said he was […] [Read More]
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Pugh to testify in murder trial

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MILFORD – Accused murderer Matthew Pugh intends to testify in his own defense against a charge of murdering Alexandra Ducsay in her Boothbay Street home on May 19, 2006. Superior Court Judge Denise Markle advised Pugh, a 43-year-old with a narcotics conviction, of his rights and perils of testifying. Pugh said he discussed his decision […] [Read More]
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Ex-Stratford workers sentenced on drug charges

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BRIDGEPORT – Two former Stratford public works employees were given suspended sentences Wednesday after pleading guilty to selling cocaine and prescription pills while on the job. Todd Whitlock Jr., 37, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of narcotics with intent to sell and Patrick Ambrose, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of […] [Read More]
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