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Drug dealer sentenced to 50 years for murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Harding High School basketball standout turned drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years in prison for killing a rival drug dealer. Dennis Salmond, 34,  was sentenced by Superior Court Judge John Blawie after earlier being found guilty of murder for fatally shooting Kiaunte Ware, 32, in 2013. During the emotionally-charged […] [Read More]
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Cops: Man stabbed a Milford restaurant employee

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MILFORD — A Second Avenue man is being held on a $500,000 bond after he allegedly stabbed an employee of the Redwood Restaurant on Naugatuck Avenue late Monday night. Police said Daniel Woodhouse, 27, got into a fight with the employee and stabbed the victim twice in the back, causing minor injuries. Woodhouse had been […] [Read More]
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Two injured in overnight Monroe house fire

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MONROE – Two people are being treated for non-life-threatening burns and smoke inhalation following a fire overnight on Old Zoar Road. The two occupants escaped to a neighbor’s home when the fire broke out at 1:20 a.m., said Kevin Catalano, spokesman for the Monroe Fire Department. The two were brought to Bridgeport Hospital by Monroe EMS, […] [Read More]
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Court rules Stratford must hire cop back

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HARTFORD – The town of Stratford must rehire a police officer who was fired in 2010 for lying about a medical condition that led to him crashing his police car. The state Supreme Court Monday, in a three to two decision,  overturned an Appellate Court ruling and upheld a decision by a trial court judge […] [Read More]
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Trumbull police: burglar broke in while residents slept

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TRUMBULL — Police say a Bridgeport man captured after a brief foot chase Saturday morning had burglarized several homes overnight while residents slept. The 55 year-old Bridgeport man was observed breaking into an Oakridge Road home early Saturday morning, police said, and was arrested after a foot chase. A police officer working an extra-duty assignment […] [Read More]
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Jury orders Boy Scouts to pay $7 mil for alleged sex abuse

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WATERBURY – A Superior Court jury awarded $7 million to a man who claimed he was sexually abused when he was a boy by the troop leader of a New Fairfield Boy Scout troop in the 1970s. In addition to the $7 million jury award for compensatory damages, the jury found that the Boy Scouts […] [Read More]
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Sandy Hook families sue gunmaker

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Click here for our most updated version of this story. BRIDGEPORT– The law firm representing ten families – nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived – said today they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of […] [Read More]
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Greg Gaillard, who resigned last week as Derby High principal, addresses the school's 2013 commencement. CT Post/File photo

Meeting tonight on Derby school administrators

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DERBY — The Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the status of three school administrators. The board is expected to take some action on the resignations of the Derby High School principal, the Derby Middle School principal, and the Derby Middle School dean of students, the Valley Independent Sentinel reports. Derby High […] [Read More]
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