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Judge consolidates Lanza lawsuits

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BRIDGEPORT – A Superior Court judge Tuesday granted a motion consolidating the 15 lawsuits by parents of children and teachers who died in the Dec. 14, 2012 Newtown  massacre that killed 20 first-grade students and six teachers, seeking to collect on Nancy Lanza’s home owner insurance. Judge Barbara Bellis without comment granted the motion to […] [Read More]
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Funeral services set for slain construction worker

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Funeral services have been scheduled for Jose Araujo, the construction worker who was fatally shot Thursday morning. Calling hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 31 at the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home at 559 Washington Ave in Bridgeport. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at St. Augustine Cathedral, 359 […] [Read More]
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Plaskon case continued to July

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MILFORD – The case against Christopher Plaskon, charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his classmate, Maren Sanchez, to death at Jonathan Law High School last April 25, was continued three months for Plaskon to be examined by state psychiatrists. On Monday Plaskon’s lawyer filed notice they intend to use the insanity defense. “It is his […] [Read More]
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Cops say up to $10,000 missing from school PTO funds

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MONROE — Police here say they have obtained search warrants and identified a “responsible person” in their investigation into an apparent embezzlement from the Stepney School PTO. Police have seized personal computers and bank statements related to the PTO’s accouint from the suspect’s home, Capt. Michael Flick said. Additional warrants have been served on a […] [Read More]
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Accused killer claims he is insane

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MILFORD – Christopher Plaskon, charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his classmate, Maren Sanchez, to death at Jonathan Law High School last April 25, will claim he was insane at the time. “It is his intention to defend against the charges filed against him, and rely on the affirmative defense that at the time of […] [Read More]
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Scene of shooting at 1631 Park Avenue in Bridgeport. Photo by Frank Juliano/CT post

Cops say man shot in price dispute over pot

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BRIDGEPORT — A man was shot in the leg after a dispute over the price of marijuana, police say. “An initial investigation indicates that an individual went to 1631 Park Avenue and spoke to people in front of the house there about buying some marijuana,” said William Kaempffer, the police department spokesman. “He left and […] [Read More]
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Murder suspect arraigned

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BRIDGEPORT – It was an emotional scene in Superior Court as Gregory Weathers was arraigned Monday for the fatal shooting of a construction worker. Families for both Weathers and the victim, Jose Araujo, were both crying as Weathers was brought into the courtroom. Judge Robin Pavia ordered Weathers held in lieu of $1 million bond […] [Read More]
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Coyotes chase, injure dog in Ansonia

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ANSONIA — Police are warning residents to keep an eye on their pets after a Park Place resident reported that her dog was injured by two coyotes last week. Lt. Andrew Cota, the police department spokesman, advised residents to ensure that their pets’ vaccinations are up to date. “Due to the fact that many people […] [Read More]
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